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Change Shape (Su)

Source Bestiary 6 pg. 291, Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 298, Bestiary 2 pg. 295, Bestiary 3 pg. 293, Bestiary 4 pg. 291, Bestiary 5 pg. 291
The creature has the ability to assume the appearance of a specific creature or type of creature (usually a humanoid), but retains most of its own physical qualities. A creature cannot change shape to a form more than one size category smaller or larger than its original form unless noted otherwise. This ability functions as a polymorph spell, the type of which is listed in the creature’s description, but the creature does not adjust its ability scores (although it gains any other abilities of the creature it mimics). Some creatures, such as lycanthropes, can transform into unique forms with special modifiers and abilities. These creatures do adjust their ability scores, as noted in their description.

Format: change shape (wolf; beast form I)
Location: SQ, and in Special Abilities for creatures with a unique listing.