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Autotomize (move)

ボディパージ Body Purge
Type  Steel
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Autotomize (Japanese: ボディパージ Body Purge) is a non-damaging Steel-type move introduced in Generation V.


Autotomize raises the user's Speed stat by two stages and decreases the user's weight by 220 lbs. This lowers the base power of Heat Crash and Heavy Slam (when used by the user of Autotomize), and Low Kick and Grass Knot (when targeting the user of Autotomize), since these moves are calculated by the weight of the user or target. At the same time, it will increase the damage taken by the user from Heat Crash and Heavy Slam.

Autotomize's weight reduction is not transferred if the Pokémon uses Baton Pass.


Games Description
The user sheds part of its body to make itself lighter and sharply raise its Speed stat.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel 32 32
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground 30 19 19
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying 39 39
304 Aron Aron Steel Rock 43 39 39
305 Lairon Lairon Steel Rock 51 45 45
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock 57 48 48
599 Klink Klink Steel Steel 31 31
600 Klang Klang Steel Steel 31 31
601 Klinklang Klinklang Steel Steel 31 31
679 Honedge Honedge Steel Ghost   18
680 Doublade Doublade Steel Ghost   18
681 Aegislash Aegislash Steel Ghost   --
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground Steelix SteelixHonedgeDoubladeAegislash
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola Rock Rock Steelix SteelixHonedgeDoubladeAegislash
582 Vanillite Vanillite Ice Ice Steelix SteelixHonedgeDoubladeAegislash
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other generations

Autotomize V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • Autotomize refers to autotomy, the ability of certain animals to deliberately shed parts of their own body, usually to escape from a predator. It is common amongst reptiles and salamanders, as well as various invertebrates.
  • Autotomize is the only Steel-type move whose English name consists of a single word.

In other languages

Language Title
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Autotomie
France Flag.png French Allègement
Germany Flag.png German Autotomie
Italy Flag.png Italian Sganciapesi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 바디퍼지 Body Purge
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Autotomizar
Spain Flag.png Spanish Aligerar

Variations of the move Acid Armor
Status Acid ArmorAmnesiaAutotomizeBarrierIron DefenseNasty PlotRock PolishSwords Dance
Formerly a variation
Status Minimize

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