Damp (Ability)

Moisture redirects here. For information about Berries, see Berry → Generation IV.

Damp しめりけ
Moisture
Flavor text
Generation III
Prevents self-destruction.
Generation IV
Prevents combatants from self destructing.DPPt
Prevents combatants from self-destructing.HGSS
Generation V
Prevents the use of self-destructing moves.
Generation VI
Prevents the use of self-destructing moves.
Generation VII
Prevents the use of explosive moves such as Self-Destruct by dampening its surroundings.
Generation VIII
Prevents the use of explosive moves, such as Self-Destruct, by dampening its surroundings.

Damp (Japanese: しめりけ Moisture) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

Damp prevents all Pokémon from using Self-Destruct, Explosion, Mind Blown, and Misty Explosion; if a Pokémon attempts to use one of these moves, it will fail and the user will not faint or take damage. Additionally, Damp prevents the Ability Aftermath from doing damage when the Pokémon with Aftermath faints.

Damp affects non-adjacent Pokémon in Triple Battles.

Despite the attacks involving explosions, Damp does not prevent the activation of Powder or Shell Trap.

Outside of battle

Damp has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Damp

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Paras Bug Grass Effect Spore Dry Skin Damp
  Parasect Bug Grass Effect Spore Dry Skin Damp
  Psyduck Water Water Damp Cloud Nine Swift Swim
  Golduck Water Water Damp Cloud Nine Swift Swim
  Poliwag Water Water Water Absorb Damp Swift Swim
  Poliwhirl Water Water Water Absorb Damp Swift Swim
  Poliwrath Water Fighting Water Absorb Damp Swift Swim
  Horsea Water Water Swift Swim Sniper Damp
  Seadra Water Water Poison Point Sniper Damp
  Politoed Water Water Water Absorb Damp Drizzle
  Wooper Water Ground Damp Water Absorb Unaware
  Quagsire Water Ground Damp Water Absorb Unaware
  Kingdra Water Dragon Swift Swim Sniper Damp
  Mudkip Water Water Torrent None Damp
  Marshtomp Water Ground Torrent None Damp
  Swampert Water Ground Torrent None Damp
  Frillish Water Ghost Water Absorb Cursed Body Damp
  Jellicent Water Ghost Water Absorb Cursed Body Damp
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

The floor becomes defused, preventing all explosions, including moves such as Explosion and traps such as the Explosion Trap. The Blast Seed and Blast Wand will also become ineffective in the presence of a Pokémon with Damp.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Prevents any explosions on the dungeon floor.
MDTDS Prevents explosions on the dungeon floor.
BSL しめりけのポケモンが いるフロアでは ばくはつが おこらなくなる
MDGtI Blasts from things like the move Explosion,  Blast Trap, or  Big Blast Trap will not go off.*
No moves like Explosion or traps like  Blast Trap and  Big Blast Trap will work while the Pokémon is on the floor!*
SMD No moves like Explosion or traps like  Blast Trap and  Big Blast Trap will work while the Pokémon is on the floor!
MDRTDX No moves, traps, or items that cause explosions will work on the floor this Pokémon is on.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 濕氣 Sāphei
Mandarin 濕氣 / 湿气 Shīqì
  French Moiteur
  German Feuchtigkeit
  Italian Umidità
  Korean 습기 Seupgi
Portuguese   Brazil Ensopado
  Portugal Humidade
  Spanish Humedad
  Vietnamese Ẩm ướt



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