Magma Armor (Ability)

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Magma Armor マグマのよろい
Magma Armor
Flavor text
Generation III
Prevents freezing.
Generation IV
Prevents the Pokémon from becoming frozen.
Generation V
Prevents the Pokémon from becoming frozen.
Generation VI
Prevents the Pokémon from becoming frozen.
Generation VII
The Pokémon is covered with hot magma, which prevents the Pokémon from becoming frozen.

Magma Armor (Japanese: マグマのよろい Magma Armor) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. All Pokémon that have this Ability are Fire types.


In battle

Magma Armor prevents the Pokémon from being frozen.

A Pokémon with this Ability will be thawed out if it is frozen while in battle (such as if it gains the Ability outside of battle or by an effect like Skill Swap, or is frozen by a Pokémon with an Ability like Mold Breaker). If the Pokémon is holding an Aspear Berry or a Lum Berry, it will be eaten before Magma Armor thaws out the Pokémon.

Outside of battle

If a frozen Pokémon gains Magma Armor by evolution or the Ability Capsule, it will not be thawed out until sent into battle. Pokémon with Magma Armor will not be frozen by the Gentleman's Dusclops in the Battle Pike nor the Battle Arcade's game board.

From Pokémon Emerald onward, if a Pokémon with Magma Armor is in the party (even if fainted), the number of cycles it takes for all Pokémon Eggs in the party to hatch are halved. This effect does not stack with itself or Flame Body; however, it can be stacked with Hatching Power Pass Power or O-Power.

Pokémon with Magma Armor

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Slugma Slugma Fire Fire Magma Armor Flame Body Weak Armor
Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock Magma Armor Flame Body Weak Armor
Camerupt Camerupt Fire Ground Magma Armor Solid Rock Anger Point
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 other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 熔岩鎧甲 Yùhngngàahm Hóigaap *
岩漿防護 Ngàahmjēung Fòhngwuh *
Mandarin 熔岩鎧甲 / 熔岩铠甲 Róngyán Kǎijiǎ *
岩漿防護 Yánjiāng Fánghù *
France Flag.png French Armumagma
Germany Flag.png German Magmapanzer
Italy Flag.png Italian Magmascudo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마그마의 무장 Magma-yi Mujang
Spain Flag.png Spanish Escudo Magma
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Mağma Zırhı
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Giáp magma

Variations of the Ability Limber
LimberObliviousInsomniaImmunityOwn TempoInner FocusMagma ArmorWater VeilVital Spirit

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