The Pokemon Company shared a ton of new details about Pokemon Sword and Shield‘s next DLC, The Crown Tundra, during today’s livestream, but some of the most interesting tidbits emerged after the stream ended. On the official Pokemon website, The Pokemon Company detailed a new item being introduced in the DLC called the Ability Patch, and it sounds incredibly helpful.
The Ability Patch is similar to the existing Ability Capsule in that it lets you change one of your Pokemon’s Abilities, but this particular item works a little differently. Whereas the Ability Capsule only let you change between a Pokemon’s two standard Abilities, the Ability Patch will change it to its Hidden Ability (if its species has one).
New item discovered!
Ability Patches are hard to come by but worth the effort. If you use one on a Pokémon, its Ability will change to its species’ Hidden Ability, if it has one! https://t.co/FuK8d0Btax pic.twitter.com/Fu2AQcur3p
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) September 29, 2020