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Mantine #226: Mantine
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 (7.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
Skarmory
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
111.3 lbs. 50.5 kg
Skarmory
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
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
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F227.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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

Contents

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 and sharper than a sword. 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. However, water can cause Skarmory's hard body to rust easily, so it stays in its nest on rainy days. In ancient regions, warriors would use the sharp feathers that fell off Skarmory as swords. It is a popular Pokémon that is used for heraldic designs. In Galar, it has violent territorial clashes with Corviknight.

In the anime

Skarmory in the anime

Major appearances

In Hot Matches!, Miki used a Skarmory to battle Brock's Vulpix, which it defeated with Steel Wing. It then battled Ash's Cyndaquil, but the battle was interrupted by Team Rocket. After Team Rocket was sent blasting off, Skarmory and Cyndaquil resumed their battle the next day, during which Skarmory was defeated by Cyndaquil's Flamethrower.

In The Legend of Thunder!, Attila's Skarmory was his main battling Pokémon.

In All Torkoal, No Play!, a Skarmory bullied a wild Torkoal in the Valley of Steel.

In Grass Hysteria!, a Skarmory kidnapped May and dumped her in the Forbidden Forest.

In Who's Flying Now?, Winona would let people ride on her giant Skarmory 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 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.

In Pikachu's Summer Festival, a Skarmory kidnapped an Azumarill and later battled May's Combusken.

In Casting a Paul on Barry!, Barry used a Skarmory in his Lily of the Valley Conference match against Paul]. It was able to use Spikes but was still easily defeated by Magmortar.

In Battles in the Sky!, a Sky Trainer used a Skarmory to battle Moria and her Talonflame, but it was eventually defeated by a super-effective Fire Blast.

In the Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures short Flying in the Air, Hoopa summoned a Skarmory and other Flying-type Pokémon to create wind for Ash and Pikachu, but their combined Gust was too much for them and sent them blasting off.

In The Legend of the Ninja Hero!, the ninja army used six Skarmory in the attack on Ninja Village. In the next episode, they managed to pop Team Rocket's balloon, sending them blasting off.

In JN020, Team Rocket pulled a Skarmory from the Rocket Prize Master. It was used to battle Ash and Goh after the trio's attempts to catch Pikachu, Raboot, and Yamper failed. However, it was soon defeated.

Minor appearances

In Delibird's Dilemma, a Skarmory sent Meowth and Wobbuffet blasting off after being hit by a snowball thrown by Ash's Totodile.

In Camp Pikachu, a Skarmory stole Meowth and Wobbuffet's food.

A Skarmory appeared in Around the Whirlpool.

A Skarmory appeared in A Six Pack Attack!.

In That's Just Swellow, a Skarmory competed in the Crossgate PokéRinger.

A Skarmory appeared in PK13.

A Coordinator's Skarmory appeared in Deceit and Assist.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, multiple Skarmory were part of the feuding armies that were eventually placated by Sir Aaron in the past. Three of them attacked him and his Pidgeot just before.

In Spontaneous Combusken!, a Coordinator's Skarmory competed in the Chrysanthemum Contest.

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

A Skarmory appeared in The Ole' Berate and Switch!, under the ownership of a Team Rocket Grunt.

A Skarmory appeared in Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!.

In Steeling Peace of Mind! and Saving the World From Ruins!, multiple Skarmory were affected by Team Galactic's meddling on Iron Island.

In Pursuing a Lofty Goal!, Taylor's Skarmory competed in the Squallville PokéRinger.

In Pillars of Friendship!, J's henchmen used multiple Skarmory to attack the Battle Pyramid. They were eventually defeated by Pikachu's Thunderbolt.

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

A Skarmory appeared in a flashback in BWS02.

In A Relay in the Sky!, a Trainer's Skarmory competed in the Pokémon Sky Relay.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Skarmory competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but was defeated by Pikachu.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP152 Skarmory Ash's Pokédex Skarmory, the Armor Bird Pokémon. Because Skarmory nests in briars and is constantly scratched by thorns, its wings become razor-sharp.
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 one hundred miles per hour.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Gold helped Falkner catch a Skarmory in Sunkern Treasure by using his newly 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.

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

Winona was seen with a Skarmory in Bravo, Vibrava, which she used to battle Team Aqua.

Carr used a Skarmory to escape from Team Rocket's airship in Black Hole Escape.

In Interesting Interactions Involving Illumise, Skarmory was the first rental Pokémon used by Emerald in his Battle Factory team.

The Battle Factory rented a Skarmory, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Skirting Around Surskit I.

The Battle Factory rented another Skarmory, which was also stolen by Guile Hideout in Lemme at 'Em, Lapras!.

The Battle Tower rented a Skarmory, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in The Final Battle VII.

A Skarmory appeared in The Wild Full-Power Pose of Fire, under the ownership of Kahili.

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 Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Shu owns a Skarmory, as seen in GDZ62.

In the Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission manga

Much like the games, Skarmory is Elita's Partner Pokémon in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission.

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."

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Skarmory appears as a Spirit.

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 Johto
#198
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 Hoenn
#115
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#203
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 Unova
B2W2: #203
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 Kalos
Mountain #112
Hoenn
#120
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 Alola
SM: #208
Alola
USUM: #270
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
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.
Ultra Sun The wing feathers it sheds can be processed and made into knives whose sharpness is recognized by the finest chefs.
Ultra Moon Its body is draped in steel armor. It looks heavy, but it can fly at speeds of up to 185 miles an hour!
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #153
Sword The pointed feathers of these Pokémon are shareper than swords. Skarmory and Corviknight fight viciously over territory.
Shield People fashion swords from Skarmory's shed feathers, so this Pokémon is a popular element in heraldic designs.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold
Trade, Event
Silver
Route 45
Crystal
Route 45MorningDay
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, Poké Pelago*
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Routes 10 and 17, Mount Hokulani, Vast Poni Canyon
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

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%)
Sun Moon Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)

Stats

Base stats

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

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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
044 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
088 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
1212 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
1616 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
2020 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
2424 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
2828 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 09090% 25
3232 Autotomize Steel Status 0000 —% 15
3636 Drill Peck Flying Physical 08080 100100% 20
4040 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
4444 Spikes Ground Status 0000 —% 20
4848 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
5252 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM30Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM61Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM61 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM95Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR23Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR23 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR60Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR66Bag TR Flying Sprite.png TR66 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR70Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR99Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Farfetch'dPidoveTranquillUnfezantWoobatSwoobat
NoibatNoivern
Air Cutter Flying Special 60 95% 25
Farfetch'dFarfetch'd Curse* Ghost Status —% 10
FletchinderTalonflame Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
Farfetch'dFarfetch'dPidove Night Slash* Dark Physical 70 100% 15
HoothootNoctowlWingullPelipperPidoveTranquill
UnfezantFletchlingFletchinderTalonflameHawluchaNoibat
Noivern
Roost Flying Status —% 10
NoctowlTogekissPidoveTranquillUnfezantSigilyph
BraviaryHawlucha
Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
SigilyphRuffletBraviaryNoibatNoivern Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Skarmory in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh IoA Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
  • 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
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
MDP E 227.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 R-045
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 R-189
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 R-231/N-162
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 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#143
Shuffle227.png

Steely Resolve
Increases damage when things are looking desperate.
Skill Swapper: Nosedive
Pokémon GO
GO227.png Base Stamina: 163 Base Attack: 148 Base Defense: 226
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Steel Wing, Air Slash
Charged Attacks: Brave Bird, Sky Attack, Flash Cannon

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
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Generation V
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Generation VII
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Trivia

Origin

Skarmory has much in common with the Andean condor and cranes, birds that 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. In addition, its design resembles a wyvern.

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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