Immunity (Ability)

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Immunity めんえき
Flavor text
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.


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). If the Pokémon is holding a Pecha Berry or a Lum Berry, it will be eaten before Immunity cures the Pokémon of poison.

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 VI 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.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga


  • 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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