I've heard that some old abilities changed their effect in Pokemon Sun&Moon, some of them being nerfed and other buffed.

For example:

  • Gale Wings now only gives Flying attacks priority when the Pokemon it's at full health.
  • Prankster moves now don't affect enemy Dark-type Pokemon.

Is there a list of these changes? Or at least more examples.

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A full list of updated abilities can be found here. In addition to the two you have listed, there are three others. These abilities are:

Parental Bond

  • Updated:

    Every move used by the Pokémon will hit twice. The damage inflicted by the second hit is reduced to 25%.

  • Difference:

    Second hit only does 25% of the first hit's damage rather than 50%.

Weak Armor

  • Updated:

    Physical attacks to the Pokémon lower its Defense stat but sharply raise its Speed stat.

  • Difference:

    The Speed stat now increases by two stages rather than one

Pixilate, Aerilate, and Refrigerate

  • The power boost has been decreased from 30% to 20%

  • Thank you! But I think you confused the "description" column, that's actually the current effect :)
    – pinckerman
    Commented Nov 21, 2016 at 16:44
  • @pinckerman, oh you're right, let me update this
    – Vemonus
    Commented Nov 21, 2016 at 16:44

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