Beads of Ruin (Ability)

Beads of Ruin わざわいのたま
Beads of Ruin
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Generation IX
The power of the Pokémon's ruinous beads lowers the Sp. Def stats of all Pokémon except itself.

Beads of Ruin (Japanese: わざわいのたま Beads of Ruin) is an Ability introduced in Generation IX. It is the signature Ability of Chi-Yu.


In battle

Beads of Ruin decreases the Special Defense stat of all Pokémon on the field other than Pokémon with this Ability by 25%. The effect does not stack if more than one Pokémon with Beads of Ruin is on the field.

If Wonder Room is in effect, the Defense stat is decreased instead.

Pokémon with Beads of Ruin

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
1004   Chi-Yu
Dark Fire Beads of Ruin None None
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 災禍之玉 Jōiwoh jī Yuhk
Mandarin 災禍之玉 / 灾祸之玉 Zāihuò zhī Yù
  French Perles du Fléau
  German Unheilsjuwelen
  Italian Monile Nefasto
  Korean 재앙의구슬 Jae-ang ui Guseul
  Spanish Abalorio Debacle

Variations of the Ability Vessel of Ruin
Vessel of RuinSword of RuinTablets of RuinBeads of Ruin

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