Skarmory (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
#228: Houndour Houndour
Skarmory
Armor Bird Pokémon
エアームド
Airmd
#227
Skarmory



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Keen Eye or Sturdy Cacophony
Cacophony
Weak Armor
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
25 (3.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
Skarmory
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Weight
111.3 lbs. 50.5 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#227
Kanto
#203
Johto
#120
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#203
Unova
Mountain
#112
Kalos
#208
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-045
Fiore
R-189
Almia
R-231/N-162
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
168
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
163
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Skarmory
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
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Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
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Atk
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Def
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Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F227.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Skarmory (Japanese: エアームド Airmd) is a dual-type Steel/Flying Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Skarmory is a silver-gray, avian Pokémon with a long, metallic blue neck, legs, and tail. It has yellow eyes, a pointed beak with several pointed teeth, and a triangular crest on its head. There are red feathers under the sheaths that cover its sharp wings, and each feather can be moved independently. Its wings are actually hollow, allowing it to travel up to 180 mph (300 km/h). Its feet have three toes on them, two in front and one in back, and its tail has hooked ends.

Its steel wings become tattered and bashed in from repeated battles, but once a year the battered wings grow back completely. This process restores the cutting edges. Its feathers are sharp enough to be used as blades. Its skin and feathers are solid because it lives and is raised in very harsh conditions. Its nests are usually found in thorn bushes, where continual scratching of its skin will eventually harden it into an iron-like state.

In the anime

Skarmory in the anime

Major appearances

Skarmory made its anime debut in Hot Matches! It belonged to a Trainer named Miki, who was looking to battle any Fire-type Pokémon. She used it to battle Brock's Vulpix and Ash's Cyndaquil.

Meowth and Wobbuffet had their food stolen by a Skarmory in Camp Pikachu.

Skarmory was one of the Steel-type Pokémon that were picking on a wild Torkoal in All Torkoal, No Play.

A Skarmory kidnapped May and dumped her in a Forbidden Forest in Grass Hysteria!.

Winona's Skarmory was in Who's Flying Now?. She was letting people take rides on it during the Feather Festival.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!, a Skarmory kidnapped Pikachu and Pichu. Team Go-Getters battled it and eventually managed to save the two Electric rodents. After the battle, the Skarmory claimed to have no memory of the event, although the reason for this is unknown. Charmander guessed that "maybe Skarmory bumped its head."

A Skarmory kidnapped an Azumarill in Pikachu's Summer Festival. It later battled May's Combusken.

Barry owns a Skarmory, which he used in his battle against Paul in Casting a Paul on Barry! at the Lily of the Valley Conference. It was able to use Spikes, but was easily defeated by Paul's Magmortar.

A Skarmory appeared in a flashback in SS028.

A Skarmory appeared in Battles in the Sky!, under ownership of a Sky Trainer.

Six Skarmory appeared in The Legend of the Ninja Hero! under the ownership of the Ninja Army. They reappeared in the next episode.

Minor appearances

A Skarmory appeared in Around the Whirlpool as part of Brock's example.

Attila owned a Skarmory in The Legend of Thunder!.

Multiple Skarmory appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as part of the feuding armies. Three of them attacked Sir Aaron and his Pidgeot.

A Coordinator's Skarmory appeared briefly in Spontaneous Combusken! taking part in the Chrysanthemum Contest.

May's Squirtle defeated a Skarmory in the Battle Stage of the Mulberry Contest in Going for Choke!.

Several Skarmory appeared in Steeling Peace of Mind! and Saving the World From Ruins!.

Taylor's Skarmory appeared in Pursuing a Lofty Goal! as one of the participants of the Squallville PokéRinger.

Several Skarmory appeared in Pillars of Friendship!, under the command of J's henchmen.

A Skarmory appeared in the opening scenes of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

A Skarmory appeared in the Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures short Flying in the Air.

A Trainer's Skarmory appeared in A Relay in the Sky!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP152 Skarmory Ash's Pokédex Skarmory, the Armor Bird Pokémon. Because Skarmory nests in briers and is constantly scratched by thorns, its wings become razor sharp.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP184 Skarmory Dawn's Pokédex Skarmory, the Armor Bird Pokémon. Skarmory's body is covered with a steel-like armor, and can fly at speeds of over 100 mph.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Gold helped Falkner capture a Skarmory in Sunkern Treasure by using his new caught Sunkern to leap near it to let Exbo attack it with its Ember. Falkner then passed the Gym Leader test using it, becoming the new Gym Leader of Violet City.

Falkner's father, Walker, owns a Skarmory in Scrappy Skarmory, he rode it to visit Chuck in Cianwood City. He was attacked by Suicune on the way so he teamed up with Chuck in an attempt to capture it, but failed.

Another Skarmory appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

Winona is later seen with a Skarmory, which she used to battle Team Aqua.

Carr used a Skarmory to escape from Team Rocket's airship in the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter.

Skarmory was the first rental Pokémon used by Emerald in his Battle Factory team.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Shu owned a Skarmory in A Grand, Mid-air Battle with a Rival!.

In the W Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger - the Comic manga

A Skarmory appeared under the ownership of Elita.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS138 Feathers from its wings are thin and hard. They can also be used as blades or knives.*

In the TCG

Main article: Skarmory (TCG)

In the TFG

One Skarmory figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In the Pokémon Stadium 2, a Skarmory can be seen flying on the Flying Terrain. Other guest Pokémon found in the Flying Terrain include a Drifloon and a Hoppip drifting in the distance.

Trophy information

"An Armor Bird Pokémon with a steel-hard body and wings. It flies at speeds up to 186 miles per hour and slices enemies with sharp steel wings that grow dull over time. It grows new wings once a year, which regain their original sharpness. It's said that people used to use fallen wings for swords and knives. It can fly so quickly and freely because it has light, hollow bones."

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Skarmory resides at the top of Mt. Steel where it does not like being disturbed. Skarmory holds a Diglett captive and attacks the player. After being defeated, it flies away and doesn't return. However, the player can have a Skarmory join their team after beating the game in the following dungeons: Western Cave 40F-49F; Wish Cave 18F-19F.
  • Pokémon Ranger: Skarmory is Elita's partner Pokémon. The player also sees it at the Grassland Challenge.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Its sturdy wings look heavy, but they are actually hollow and light, allowing it to fly freely in the sky.
Silver After nesting in bramble bushes, the wings of its chicks grow hard from scratches by thorns.
Crystal The feathers that it sheds are very sharp. It is said that people once used the feathers as swords.
Stadium 2 Its sturdy wings look heavy, but they are actually hollow and light, allowing it to fly freely in the sky.
Generation III
Ruby Skarmory is entirely encased in hard, protective armor. This Pokémon flies at close to 190 mph. It slashes foes with its wings that possess swordlike cutting edges.
Sapphire Skarmory's steel wings become tattered and bashed in from repeated battles. Once a year, the battered wings grow back completely, restoring the cutting edges to their pristine state.
Emerald A Pokémon that has a body and wings of steel. People in the past used feathers fallen from Skarmory to make swords and knives.
FireRed After nesting in bramble bushes, the wings of its chicks grow hard from scratches by thorns.
LeafGreen Its sturdy wings look heavy, but its bones are hollow and light, allowing it to fly freely in the sky.
Generation IV
Diamond Despite being clad entirely in iron-hard armor, it flies at speed of over 180 mph.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its sturdy wings look heavy, but they are actually hollow and light, allowing it to fly freely in the sky.
SoulSilver After nesting in bramble bushes, the wings of its chicks grow hard from scratches by thorns.
Generation V
Black Despite being clad entirely in iron-hard armor, it flies at speed of over 180 mph.
White
Black 2 Its heavy-looking iron body is actually thin and light, so it can fly at speeds over 180 mph.
White 2
Generation VI
X After nesting in bramble bushes, the wings of its chicks grow hard from scratches by thorns.
Y Despite being clad entirely in iron-hard armor, it flies at speed of over 180 mph.
Omega Ruby Skarmory is entirely encased in hard, protective armor. This Pokémon flies at close to 190 mph. It slashes foes with its wings that possess swordlike cutting edges.
Alpha Sapphire Skarmory's steel wings become tattered and bashed in from repeated battles. Once a year, the battered wings grow back completely, restoring the cutting edges to their pristine state.
Generation VII
Sun Its feathers, which fall off as it grows, are thin and sharp. In times long past, warriors used them as swords.
Moon Its metal body is sturdy, but it does rust rather easily. So on rainy days, this Pokémon prefers to stay put in its nest.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold
Trade, Event
Silver
Route 45
Crystal
Route 45
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Route 113
Emerald
Route 113
FireRed
Sevault Canyon
LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Realgam Tower (Shadow)
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 227, Stark Mountain
Platinum
Route 227, Stark Mountain
HeartGold
Trade
SoulSilver
Route 45
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Reversal Mountain
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
Victory Road, Friend Safari (Steel)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 113
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Routes 10 and 17, Mount Hokulani, Vast Poni Canyon

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Volcano (Ruby Field)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 5, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Western Cave (40F-49F), Wish Cave (18F-19F)
Ranger
Kisara Plains
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Ranger: SoA
Chroma Highlands
Ranger: GS
Sky, Thunder Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Factory: Sunny Seashore, Tower: All*
Rumble U
Entranceway: Battle Royale - Cage Match
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Th
Shuffle
Jungle Verde: Stage 144
Graucus Hall: Stage 496
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Tricky Factory (All Areas, Entrance Boss), Legend Terrain: Sky Crest Range (Special)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Fury Cutter Skarmory English United States 5 August 30 to September 26, 2002

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Colosseum Sharp Beak Sharp Beak (100%)
FireRed LeafGreen Sharp Beak Sharp Beak (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 140
130 - 211 256 - 416
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 465   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
1/2
Stamina
2/4 ★★☆☆
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
066 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
099 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
1212 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 09595% 25
1717 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
2020 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
2323 Swift Normal Special 06060 —% 20
2828 Spikes Ground Status 0000 —% 20
3131 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3434 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 09090% 25
3939 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4242 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
4545 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
5050 Autotomize Steel Status 0000 —% 15
5353 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skarmory
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skarmory
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM05Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM19Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM37Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM51Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM58Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM75Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM76Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM76 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM81Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM91Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skarmory
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skarmory
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Assurance Dark Physical 60 100% 10
Brave Bird Flying Physical 120 100% 15
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Drill Peck Flying Physical 80 100% 20
Endure Normal Status —% 10
Guard Swap Psychic Status —% 10
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Skarmory in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Skarmory in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skarmory
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skarmory
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Skarmory can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Skarmory cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skarmory
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skarmory
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Quick Attack Skarmory (Stormfront 51)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS227.png PinRSani227.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani227.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP227.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.8%
Friend Area: Ravaged Field
Phrases
51%-100% HP These wings are quite light, actually.
26%-50% HP I don't like this. What remains of my health is half.
1%-25% HP This is terrible... I haven't any power left...
Level up Ah, leveled up! My wings feel lighter than ever!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP227.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
Flying
Field move: None
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: N/A Max. exp.: N/A
Browser entry
Skarmory is capable of freely flying high and low through the skies.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist: Steel PA.png
Steel
Field move: Demist - field move.png
(Demist ×-)
Browser entry
It whips up gusts with its large wings. It also uses its ironclad body to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist:
(present)
Flying Assist.png
Flying
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 3 field move.png
(Tackle ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Flying Assist.png
Flying
Field move:
(past)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry
It attacks with gusts of luminous wind.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Steel
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT227.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Steel
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 80 Raise Max Level.png 0

#143
Shuffle227.png

Steely Resolve
Attacks do more damage when things are looking desperate.


Evolution

227Skarmory.png
Unevolved
Skarmory
 Steel  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 227.png Spr b 2g 227.png Spr 2s 227.png Spr b 2g 227.png Spr 2c 227.png Spr b 2c 227.png
Spr 2g 227 s.png Spr b 2g 227 s.png Spr 2s 227 s.png Spr b 2g 227 s.png Spr 2c 227 s.png Spr b 2c 227 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 227.png Spr b 3r 227.png Spr 3e 227.png Spr b 3r 227.png Spr 3r 227.png Spr b 3r 227.png
Spr 3r 227 s.png Spr b 3r 227 s.png Spr 3e 227 s.png Spr b 3r 227 s.png Spr 3r 227 s.png Spr b 3r 227 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 227.png Spr b 4d 227.png Spr 4d 227.png Spr b 4p 227.png Spr 4h 227.png Spr b 4p 227.png
Spr 4d 227 s.png Spr b 4d 227 s.png Spr 4d 227 s.png Spr b 4p 227 s.png Spr 4h 227 s.png Spr b 4p 227 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 227.png Spr b 5b 227.png Spr 5b 227.png Spr b 5b 227.png
Spr 5b 227 s.png Spr b 5b 227 s.png Spr 5b 227 s.png Spr b 5b 227 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 227.png Spr b 6x 227.png Spr 6x 227.png Spr b 6x 227.png
Spr 6x 227 s.png Spr b 6x 227 s.png Spr 6x 227 s.png Spr b 6x 227 s.png
Front Back Front Back
227MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Skarmory images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Skarmory has much in common with the Andean Condor and cranes, birds which are held in high esteem in Japan. It is also similar to many mythological, metallic birds such as the Stymphalian birds, the Gagana, and the Alicanto.

Its concept could also be a pun on 鶴 tsuru (crane), referencing a paper crane, and 剣 tsurugi (sword). Its wings also resemble a Japanese paper hand fan.

Name origin

Skarmory is a combination of sky and armory or armor. It may also include scar, given how its sharp body could easily wound its prey and even leave them with scars; scar may also refer to Skarmory's own skin, being cut repeatedly in brambles when it is young and building up the harder, callused or scar-like tissue which makes up its steely hide as an adult.

Airmd may be based on air or a pun on armed or armored.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese エアームド Airmd From air, armed, and armored
France Flag.png French Airmure From air and armure
Spain Flag.png Spanish Skarmory Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Panzaeron From Panzer and aero
Italy Flag.png Italian Skarmory Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 무장조 Mujangjo Combination of 무장 mujang and 조(鳥) jo
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 盔甲鳥 / 盔甲鸟 Kuījiǎniǎo Literally "Armored bird"


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