Battle Armor (Ability)

Battle Armor カブトアーマー
Kabuto Armor
Flavor text
Generation III
Blocks critical hits.
Generation IV
The Pokémon is protected against critical hits.
Generation V
The Pokémon is protected against critical hits.
Generation VI
Protects the Pokémon from critical hits.
Generation VII
Hard armor protects the Pokémon from critical hits.
Generation VIII
Hard armor protects the Pokémon from critical hits.

Battle Armor (Japanese: カブトアーマー Kabuto Armor) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

Battle Armor prevents the opponent from landing a critical hit, even if they would usually always land one such as with Frost Breath, Storm Throw, Wicked Blow, Surging Strikes, or with Merciless (if the target is poisoned).

Outside of battle

Battle Armor has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Battle Armor

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Cubone Ground Ground Rock Head Lightning Rod Battle Armor
  Marowak Ground Ground Rock Head Lightning Rod Battle Armor
  Kabuto Rock Water Swift Swim Battle Armor Weak Armor
  Kabutops Rock Water Swift Swim Battle Armor Weak Armor
  Anorith Rock Bug Battle Armor None Swift Swim
  Armaldo Rock Bug Battle Armor None Swift Swim
  Skorupi Poison Bug Battle Armor Sniper Keen Eye
  Drapion Poison Dark Battle Armor Sniper Keen Eye
  Type: Null Normal Normal Battle Armor None None
  Perrserker Steel Steel Battle Armor Tough Claws Steely Spirit
  Falinks Fighting Fighting Battle Armor None Defiant
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
MDRB Blocks critical hits.
MDTDS Blocks critical hits on the Pokémon.
BSL こうげきを きゅうしょに うけない
Conq. The Pokémon is protected against critical hits.
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD Moves don't hit the Pokémon critically! Never ever!
MDRTDX Moves are never critical hits against this Pokémon.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

  • Blake's Kabutops, Kabutott, is revealed to have Battle Armor as his Ability.
  • Brock's Kabutops is revealed to have Battle Armor as its Ability.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 戰鬥盔甲 Jindau Kwāigaap *
甲蟲盔甲 Gaapchùhng Kwāigaap *
Mandarin 戰鬥盔甲 / 战斗盔甲 Zhàndòu Kuījiǎ *
甲蟲盔甲 Jiǎchóng Kuījiǎ *
  Dutch Gevecht pantser
  French Armurbaston
  German Kampfpanzer
  Italian Lottascudo
  Korean 전투 무장 Jeontu Mujang
  Portuguese Armadura de Batalha
  Russian Боевая Броня Boyevaya Bronya
  Spanish Armadura Batalla*
Armad. Bat.*
  Vietnamese Giáp Chiến Đấu



Variations of the Ability Battle Armor
Battle ArmorShell Armor
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