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    Default Do hidden abilities exist in the Pokemon Anime?

    Are some Talonflames more qual than others? By that i mean gale wings lol.

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    They haven't specifically come out and stated this, but I don't see why it couldn't be so. It's likely that when it fits into the anime's storyline we'll hear a character (likely one of Ash's allies) comment that the pokemon Ash is fighting/catching/viewing is either a little different from the others or just has the different ability (playing it off like it's actually normal for multiple abilities, including hidden).
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    They could if the writers think it could be integral to the plot of the episode.
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    They're barely consistent with regular abilities as it is (though I prefer it that way as it doesn't make the ability activating repetitive), throwing hidden abilities into the mix would just further complicate things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivan_x3000 View Post
    Are some Talonflames more qual than others? By that i mean gale wings lol.
    I think they exist but a good ability in the games may not be so good in the anime. For example Protean is generally considered a better ability in game for Greninja but in the anime as pokemon don't tend to learn the same level of diversity to use it torrent's probably more effective.

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    The real question is, do hidden abilities not exist on darmanitans?

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    It wouldn't be hidden if we knew about it. ;^)
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    One would assume they are. Although, abilities are rarely showcased, so they may not feel the need to show them off.

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    I hope. That way, Ash's Greninja (if Froakie breaks the Water Curse) has a chance of having Protean. Man, that would be really cool.

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    It's quite possible, abilities haven't been seen much in the anime but I reckon hidden abilities would exist.

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    What DaDonYordel said. They exist but no one knows about it.

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    I wish they would give skitty Scrappy as an HA, if anything to explain why May's could beat up a dusclops with normal-type moves in that one Hoenn contest episode.
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    They could quite easily exist, but most of the time the writers can't be bothered to bring abilities into play. Many of Ash's pokemon haven't had any ability shown at all.

    Hidden abilities have the same chance of appearing in the anime as regular abilities - too bad that chance is "hardly any"
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