Armor Tail (Ability)

Armor Tail テイルアーマー
Tail Armor
Flavor text
Generation IX
The mysterious tail covering the Pokémon's head makes opponents unable to use priority moves against the Pokémon or its allies.

Armor Tail (Japanese: テイルアーマー Tail Armor) is an Ability introduced in Generation IX. It is the signature Ability of Farigiraf.


In battle

  This Ability effect may be in need of research.
Reason: What happens with moves called by Mirror Move, Metronome, Encore? (using priority moves at 0 priority, and interaction with non-priority moves used at +1 priority due to these moves being boosted by Prankster)
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If an opponent uses a priority move (including moves boosted by Prankster or Gale Wings) that targets the Pokémon with Armor Tail or its allies, Armor Tail prevents the Pokémon from executing that move (PP is still consumed). When this occurs, the text "<Pokémon> cannot use <move>!" is displayed.

Moves that target all Pokémon (except Perish Song) and moves that target all foes cannot be blocked by Armor Tail, even if they become priority moves. Armor Tail has no effect on allies' priority moves.

Mold Breaker, Turboblaze, and Teravolt will ignore this Ability.

Priority moves called using Instruct retain their original priority, and are blocked by Armor Tail. Non-priority moves called using Instruct with boosted priority (for example, if the Instruct-user has Prankster) similarly retain their original priority and are not blocked.

Pokémon with Armor Tail

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0981   Farigiraf
Normal Psychic Cud Chew Armor Tail Sap Sipper
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 尾甲 Méih Gaap
Mandarin 尾甲 Wěi Jiǎ
  French Armure Caudale
  German Schweifrüstung
  Italian Codarmatura
  Korean 테일아머 Teil Ameo
  Brazilian Portuguese Cauda de Armadura
  Spanish Cola Armadura

Variations of the Ability Dazzling
DazzlingQueenly MajestyArmor Tail

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