Overcoat (Ability)

Overcoat ぼうじん
Dust Proof
Flavor text
Generation V
Protects the Pokémon from damage from weather.
Generation VI
Protects the Pokémon from things like sand, hail and powder.
Generation VII
Protects the Pokémon from things like sand, hail, and powder.
Generation VIII
Protects the Pokémon from things like sand, hail, and powder.

Overcoat (Japanese: ぼうじん Dust Proof) is an Ability introduced in Generation V.

Effect

In battle

Generation V

A Pokémon with Overcoat does not take damage from the weather conditions sandstorm and hailstorm.

Generation VI onward

Overcoat now also protects from powder and spore moves, as well as Effect Spore.

Outside of battle

Overcoat has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Overcoat

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Shellder Water Water Shell Armor Skill Link Overcoat
  Cloyster Water Ice Shell Armor Skill Link Overcoat
  Pineco Bug Bug Sturdy None Overcoat
  Forretress Bug Steel Sturdy None Overcoat
  Shelgon Dragon Dragon Rock Head None Overcoat
  Burmy
Plant Cloak
Bug Bug Shed Skin None Overcoat
  Burmy
Sandy Cloak
Bug Bug Shed Skin None Overcoat
  Burmy
Trash Cloak
Bug Bug Shed Skin None Overcoat
  Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Grass Anticipation None Overcoat
  Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug Ground Anticipation None Overcoat
  Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug Steel Anticipation None Overcoat
  Sewaddle Bug Grass Swarm Chlorophyll Overcoat
  Swadloon Bug Grass Leaf Guard Chlorophyll Overcoat
  Leavanny Bug Grass Swarm Chlorophyll Overcoat
  Solosis Psychic Psychic Overcoat Magic Guard Regenerator
  Duosion Psychic Psychic Overcoat Magic Guard Regenerator
  Reuniclus Psychic Psychic Overcoat Magic Guard Regenerator
  Escavalier Bug Steel Swarm Shell Armor Overcoat
  Shelmet Bug Bug Hydration Shell Armor Overcoat
  Vullaby Dark Flying Big Pecks Overcoat Weak Armor
  Mandibuzz Dark Flying Big Pecks Overcoat Weak Armor
  Jangmo-o Dragon Dragon Bulletproof Soundproof Overcoat
  Hakamo-o Dragon Fighting Bulletproof Soundproof Overcoat
  Kommo-o Dragon Fighting Bulletproof Soundproof Overcoat
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII 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 or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other games

Description

Games Description
MDGtI Protects the Pokémon from weather that would damage it.*
The Hail and Sandstorm weather conditions won't damage the Pokémon!*
SMD Hail or a sandstorm won't damage the Pokémon! It also prevents the effects of the Effect Spore Ability and moves such as Poison Powder and Powder  .


Trivia

  • Four of the Pokémon able to have this Ability are already immune to one of the damage-dealing weather conditions by virtue of their type (five if Wormadam's Sandy and Trash Cloaks are counted as separate Pokémon).
  • Four of the Pokémon able to have this Ability are already immune to powder moves by virtue of their type.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 防塵 Fòhngchàhn
Mandarin 防塵 / 防尘 Fángchén
  French Envelocape
  German Partikelschutz*
Wetterfest*
  Italian Copricapo
  Korean 방진 Bangjin
  Portuguese Sobrecasaco
  Spanish Funda



  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.