When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a move that makes contact, the attacking Pokémon loses 1/16 of its own maximum HP.
If a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a multi-strike move that makes contact (such as Fury Swipes), each hit will activate this Ability.
Generation IV onward
When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a move that makes contact, the attacking Pokémon now loses 1/8 of its own maximum HP.
If Rough Skin causes both the Pokémon with this Ability and the attacking Pokémon to faint, then the attacking Pokémon will faint first.
Outside of battle
Rough Skin has no effect outside of battle.
In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon and the sequel, if an enemy directly in front of the Pokémon attacks it, the attacker is damaged by half of the damage done.
Pokémon with Rough Skin
In the anime
| The user scrapes its skin against the opponent. The skin is rough enough to cause abrasion.
|| First Used In
|| Sharpedo scrapes its skin against the opponent, causing it to get hurt. Sharpedo can choose whether to make its skin rough or not.
| A wild Sharpedo
|| Sharpedo Attack!
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other languages
| Variations of the Ability Rough Skin
| Rough Skin • Iron Barbs