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Aurora Veil
オーロラベール Aurora Veil
Aurora Veil VII.png
Type  Ice
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user and all allies
Introduced  Generation VII
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Aurora Veil (Japanese: オーロラベール Aurora Veil) is a non-damaging Ice-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is TM70 in Generation VII.



Aurora Veil reduces the damage done to the user by physical and special moves for five turns by half; in battles with allies, Aurora Veil protects the user and all allies, but only reduces damage by a third rather than half. It does not reduce damage done by self-inflicted confusion damage, critical hits, or moves that deal direct damage. Aurora Veil can only be used during hail, but the effect remains even after the hail ends; Cloud Nine and Air Lock will cause Aurora Veil to fail even if it is hailing.

While it can be active at the same time as Reflect and Light Screen, the damage reduction effects do not stack. Aurora Veil is removed from a Pokémon's side of the field if it is hit by Brick Break, Defog or Psychic Fangs. Pokémon with the Ability Infiltrator ignore the effects of Aurora Veil when attacking.

If a Light Clay is held when Aurora Veil is used, it will extend the duration of Aurora Veil from 5 to 8 turns.

If powered up by an Icium Z into Z-Aurora Veil, the user's Speed stat rises by one stage.


Games Description
SMUSUM This move reduces damage from physical and special moves for five turns. This can be used only in a hailstorm.



# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
144 Articuno Articuno
IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
225 Delibird Delibird
IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
378 Regice Regice
IceIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
471 Glaceon Glaceon
IceIC Big.png Field Field
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Cerah Ninetales Aurora Veil.png Snowy Aurora Veil.png None.png
Alolan Ninetales Alolan Vulpix
This user creates a rainbow colored veil to protect themselves from danger.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
038A Ninetales Alolan Ninetales cries out and its body becomes surrounded in a veil of rainbow-colored aura.
Cerah's Ninetales Getting a Jump on the Competition! Debut
037A Vulpix While it is hailing, Alolan Vulpix cries out and its body becomes surrounded in a veil of rainbow-colored aura. While this move is in effect, the user and any allies will take reduced damage from enemy attacks.
Lillie's Snowy Getting a Jump on the Competition! None

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極光幕 Gihkgwōngmohk
Mandarin 極光幕 / 极光幕 Jíguāngmù
France Flag.png French Voile Aurore
Germany Flag.png German Auroraschleier
Italy Flag.png Italian Velaurora
South Korea Flag.png Korean 오로라베일 Aurora Veil
Poland Flag.png Polish Woal Zorzy
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Véu de Aurora
Russia Flag.png Russian Вуаль Авроры Vual' Avrory
Spain Flag.png Spanish Velo Aurora
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Màn Cực Quang

Variations of the move Light Screen
Status Light ScreenReflectAurora Veil

Generation VII TMs

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