Earth Eater (Ability)

Earth Eater どしょく
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Generation IX
If hit by a Ground-type move, the Pokémon has its HP restored instead of taking damage.

Earth Eater (Japanese: どしょく Geophagy) is an Ability introduced in Generation IX. It is the signature Ability of Orthworm.


In battle

When a Pokémon with Earth Eater is hit by a Ground-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 Ground-type move will do nothing).

Earth Eater will not activate if the Pokémon is protected from the Ground-type move.

Outside of battle

Earth Eater has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Earth Eater

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0968   Orthworm
Steel Steel Earth Eater None Sand Veil
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 食土 Sihktóu
Mandarin 食土 Shítǔ
  French Absorbe-Terre
  German Bodenschmaus
  Italian Mangiaterra
  Korean 흙먹기 Heungmeoggi
  Spanish Geofagia

Abilities that alter damage taken
Dry SkinFlash FireSap SipperLightning RodMotor DriveStorm DrainVolt AbsorbWater AbsorbEarth Eater

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