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Dry Skin かんそうはだ
Dry Skin
Flavor text
Generation IV
Reduces HP if it is hot. Water restores HP.
Generation V
Reduces HP if it is hot. Water restores HP.
Generation VI
Reduces HP if it's hot. Water restores HP.
Generation VII
Restores HP in rain or when hit by Water-type moves. Reduces HP in sunshine, and increases the damage received from Fire-type moves.SM
Restores HP in rain or when hit by Water-type moves. Reduces HP in harsh sunlight, and increases the damage received from Fire-type moves.USUM
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

Dry Skin (Japanese: かんそうはだ Dry Skin) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV.

Contents

Effect

In battle

During harsh sunlight, a Pokémon with Dry Skin will lose ⅛ of its maximum HP at the end of each turn. During rain, a Pokémon with Dry Skin will regain ⅛ of its maximum HP at the end of each turn.

Fire-type attacks do 25% more damage to a Pokémon with Dry Skin.

When a Pokémon with Dry Skin is hit by a Water-type move, its HP is restored by one quarter of its maximum HP, and the move will have no effect on that Pokémon (if a Pokémon with this Ability already has full HP, the Water-type move will do nothing). This effect will not activate if the Pokémon is protected from the Water-type move. Multi-strike moves, such as Water Shuriken, will only activate this effect once.

If a Pokémon with Dry Skin is holding an Absorb Bulb or Luminous Moss, Dry Skin absorbs the Water-type move so the item's effect is not triggered.

Outside of battle

Dry Skin has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Dry Skin

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Paras Paras Bug Grass Effect Spore Dry Skin Damp
Parasect Parasect Bug Grass Effect Spore Dry Skin Damp
Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic Oblivious Forewarn Dry Skin
Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting Anticipation Dry Skin Poison Touch
Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting Anticipation Dry Skin Poison Touch
Helioptile Helioptile Electric Normal Dry Skin Sand Veil Solar Power
Heliolisk Heliolisk Electric Normal Dry Skin Sand Veil Solar Power
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII 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.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Sunny weather, Pokémon with Dry Skin will lose HP, while their natural HP recovery rate is boosted in Rain. Natural HP recovery rate is unaffected in Sunny weather. Pokémon will also gain HP when hit by a Water-type move, but will get extra damage from Fire-type moves.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Pokémon with Dry Skin lose 3 HP every 9-10 turns in Sunny weather. In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Dry Skin causes the Pokémon to lose 1 HP every 10 turns in Sunny weather, and Fire-type moves do 1.2x damage to the Pokémon. When hit by a Water-type move, the Pokémon gains 20 HP. Additionally, in rain, the natural HP recovery rate doubles from 0.5% (of the maximum HP) per turn to 1% per turn.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Weakens Pokémon in sun and to Fire-type moves; rain and Water-type moves heal HP.
BSL ひざしがつよいや ほのおタイプわざによわく あめや みずタイプわざで かいふく
MDGtI Water-type moves and Rain restore its HP. Fire-type moves and Sunny weather damage it.*
If it is hit with a Water-type move or the weather condition is Rain, the Pokémon's HP is restored! But if the weather condition is Sunny, it will gradually take damage. Fire-type moves do more damage!*
SMD If it is hit with a Water-type move, the Pokémon's HP is restored! Rain or heavy rain helps the Pokémon restore HP naturally. But the Pokémon doesn't do well when it's sunny or in harsh sunlight.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 乾燥皮膚 Gōnchou Pèihfū
Mandarin 乾燥皮膚 / 干燥皮肤Gānzào Pífū
France Flag.png French Peau Sèche
Germany Flag.png German Trockenheit
Italy Flag.png Italian Pellearsa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 건조피부 Geonjo Pibu
Poland Flag.png Polish Sucha Skóra
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Pele Seca
Spain Flag.png Spanish Piel Seca
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Da Khô


Abilities affected by weather conditions
Sand VeilSwift SwimChlorophyllForecastDry SkinRain DishSnow CloakHydrationSolar PowerLeaf GuardIce BodyFlower GiftSand ForceSand RushSlush Rush
Abilities that alter damage taken
Dry SkinFlash FireSap SipperLightningrodMotor DriveStorm DrainVolt AbsorbWater Absorb


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