Cursed Body (Ability)

Cursed Body のろわれボディ
Cursed Body
Flavor text
Generation V
May disable a move used on the Pokémon.
Generation VI
May disable a move used on the Pokémon.
Generation VII
May disable a move used on the Pokémon.
Generation VIII
May disable a move used on the Pokémon.

Cursed Body (Japanese: のろわれボディ Cursed Body) is an Ability introduced in Generation V.

Effect

In battle

When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a damaging move, there is a 30% chance that the Cursed Body will disable that move of the attacking Pokémon for 4 turns (including the turn Cursed Body activates). Cursed Body can activate even if the attacker is behind a substitute or if the Pokémon with Cursed Body is knocked out, but will not activate if the attack hits the substitute of the Pokémon with Cursed Body.

If Cursed Body disables a multi-strike move before it has finished all of its hits, it will not prevent the other hits from being executed. Cursed Body can disable a move that calls another move if the called move dealt damage.

If a Pokémon uses a damaging Z-Move on a Pokémon with Cursed Body, that damaging Z-Move can be disabled (with no effect on the base move), despite Z-Moves only being able to be used once per battle. However, if Cursed Body would disable a status Z-Move (such as Z-Nature Power), the base status move will be disabled.

Outside of battle

Cursed Body has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Cursed Body

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Gengar Ghost Poison Cursed Body None None
  Marowak
Alolan Form
Fire Ghost Cursed Body Lightning Rod Rock Head
  Corsola
Galarian Form
Ghost Ghost Weak Armor None Cursed Body
  Shuppet Ghost Ghost Insomnia Frisk Cursed Body
  Banette Ghost Ghost Insomnia Frisk Cursed Body
  Froslass Ice Ghost Snow Cloak None Cursed Body
  Frillish Water Ghost Water Absorb Cursed Body Damp
  Jellicent Water Ghost Water Absorb Cursed Body Damp
  Sinistea Ghost Ghost Weak Armor None Cursed Body
  Polteageist Ghost Ghost Weak Armor None Cursed Body
  Dreepy Dragon Ghost Clear Body Infiltrator Cursed Body
  Drakloak Dragon Ghost Clear Body Infiltrator Cursed Body
  Dragapult Dragon Ghost Clear Body Infiltrator Cursed Body
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
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD When the Pokémon takes damage from an enemy's move, it sometimes seals the move!
MDRTDX When the Pokémon takes damage from an enemy's move, it sometimes seals the move.


In the anime

       
Frillish Jellicent Gengar
The Pokémon disables one of its opponent's moves or the opponent's movement.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Frillish When Frillish is hit by an opponent's attack that causes physical contact, Frillish's body becomes surrounded in a dark indigo aura which then covers the opponent's body. The opponent can then no longer use the move that inflicted the damage onto Frillish.
Trip's Frillish A Rival Battle for Club Champ! Debut
  Jellicent After Jellicent gets hit by an attack, Jellicent's body shakes and is surrounded by a pinkish aura. The opponent's body shakes and is surrounded by a pinkish aura in the same manner, and the attack that caused the activation is disabled.
Marlon's Jellicent The Road to Humilau! None
  Gengar After Gengar hits the opponent with an attack, the opponent becomes surrounded by a circle of dark aura, preventing it from moving.
Acerola's Greedy Rapooh The Battlefield of Truth and Love! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Trivia

  • Alolan Marowak, and the Frillish and Sinistea evolutionary lines are the Pokémon with Cursed Body that cannot learn Disable.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 詛咒之軀 Jojau-jī Kēui *
詛咒身體 Jojau Sāntái *
Mandarin 詛咒之軀 / 诅咒之躯 Zǔzhòu-zhī Qū *
咒术之躯 Zhòu Shù Zhī Qū *
詛咒身體 Zǔzhòu Shēntǐ *
  Czech Prokleté tělo
  Dutch Vervloekt lichaam
  Finnish Kirottu keho
  French Corps Maudit
  German Tastfluch
  Hindi श्रापित शरीर Shraapit Shareer
  Indonesian Tubuh Terkutuk
  Italian Corpofunesto
  Korean 저주받은바디 Jeojubad-eun Body
  Polish Szkodliwe Ciało
  Portuguese Corpo Amaldiçoado
  Russian Проклятое Тело Proklyatoye Telo
Spanish   Latin America Cuerpo Maldito
  Spain Cuerpo Maldito*
Cue. Maldito*
  Vietnamese Cơ Thể Bị Nguyền Rủa



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