Immunity (Ability)

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Immunity めんえき
Immunity
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Generation III
Prevents poisoning.
Generation IV
Prevents the Pokémon from getting poisoned.
Generation V
Prevents the Pokémon from getting poisoned.
Generation VI
Prevents the Pokémon from getting poisoned.
Generation VII
The immune system of the Pokémon prevents it from getting poisoned.

Immunity (Japanese: めんえき Immunity) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

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Reason: Interaction with Poison Touch Sunsteel Strike.

In battle

Immunity prevents the Pokémon from being afflicted by poison.

A Pokémon with this Ability will be cured of poison if it is poisoned while in battle (such as if it gains the Ability outside of battle or by an effect like Skill Swap, or is poisoned by a Pokémon with an Ability like Mold Breaker).

Generation III

If a poisoned Pokémon with Immunity is sent into battle as one of the lead Pokémon or to replace a fainted Pokémon, or gains Immunity due to Trace, it will not be cured of poison until after a Pokémon takes its turn (uses a move, switches out, etc.). It will be cured of poison if it is switched in to replace a switched out Pokémon.

If a poisoned Pokémon has Immunity as its original Ability but not its current Ability, it will remain poisoned when switched out.

If the Pokémon with this Ability is poisoned and is holding a Pecha, Lum, or Drash Berry, Immunity will cure the Pokémon of poison before the Berry has a chance to be consumed.

Generation IV

When a poisoned Pokémon with Immunity enters battle, it will be cured of poison.

If a poisoned Pokémon has Immunity as its original Ability but not its current Ability, if it is one of the active Pokémon at the end of the battle or switched out, it will be cured of poison (with no message).

Generation V onward

If a poisoned Pokémon has Immunity as its original Ability but not its current Ability, it will remain poisoned when switched out.

If the Pokémon with this Ability is poisoned and is holding a Pecha or Lum Berry, the Berry will be eaten and cure the Pokémon of poison before Immunity has a chance to activate.

Outside of battle

Pokémon with this Ability can't take damage from poison outside of battle.

If a poisoned Pokémon gains Immunity by evolution or the Ability Capsule, it will not be cured of poison until sent into battle. Pokémon with Immunity will not be poisoned by the Gentleman's Kirlia in the Battle Pike nor the Battle Arcade's game board.

Pokémon with Immunity

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal Immunity Thick Fat Gluttony
Gligar Gligar Ground Flying Hyper Cutter Sand Veil Immunity
Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal Immunity None Toxic Boost
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga


Trivia

  • Zangoose's inspiration, the mongoose, is likely the reason it has this Ability, as mongooses may be resistant or immune to snake venom.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 免疫 Míhnyihk
Mandarin 免疫 Miǎn​yì​
France Flag.png French Vaccin
Germany Flag.png German Immunität
Italy Flag.png Italian Immunità
South Korea Flag.png Korean 면역 Myeon'yeok
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Imunidade
Spain Flag.png Spanish Inmunidad
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Bağışıklık
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Miễn dịch


Variations of the Ability Limber
LimberObliviousInsomniaImmunityOwn TempoInner FocusMagma ArmorWater VeilVital Spirit


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