Summary: Lowers opponents' Attack by one stage upon entering battle. Their Attack may be restored if the Pokémon does not continue to be intimidating.
This Pokémon is daunting or ferocious in appearance and makes a frightening entrance, making opponents hesitate to attack it. When this Pokémon is sent onto the field, all opposing Pokémon, becoming intimidated, have their attack reduced by one level. Later in the battle, if this Pokémon fails to live up to its scary appearance, its opponents may have their confidence restored and lose this drop in attack. Even with this attack reduction, a Pokémon's attack may never be reduced by more than six levels. Pokémon sent into battle while a Pokémon with intimidate is already on the field do not suffer this ability's effects.