Gulp Missile (Ability)

Gulp Missile うのミサイル
Gulp Missile
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Generation VIII
When the Pokémon uses Surf or Dive, it will come back with prey. When it takes damage, it will spit out the prey to attack.
Generation IX
When the Pokémon uses Surf or Dive, it will come back with prey. When it takes damage, it will spit out the prey to attack.

Gulp Missile (Japanese: うのミサイル Gulp Missile) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Cramorant.


In battle

If a Cramorant with Gulp Missile uses Surf or Dive, it catches prey and changes its form depending on its remaining HP.

If its HP is over half, it catches an Arrokuda and changes into its Gulping Form. If its HP is under half, it instead catches a Pikachu and changes into its Gorging Form. If hit by an attack in either form, Cramorant spits out its catch at the attacker, dealing damage equal to ¼ of the attacker's maximum HP and inflicting a secondary effect depending on its catch: Arrokuda lowers the attacker's Defense by one stage, while Pikachu paralyzes them. Cramorant returns to its base form after spitting out its catch.

If the attacker has Magic Guard, it will take no damage, but still trigger the cutscene and take the Defense drop or paralysis.

If Cramorant Dynamaxes while it has a catch in its mouth, it reverts to its base form (without spitting its catch). Even if a Dynamaxed Cramorant uses Surf or Dive (only possible as a wild Pokémon in a Max Raid Battle), it will not change into its Gulping or Gorging Form.

Gastro Acid, Worry Seed, and Simple Beam fail if the target has Gulp Missile. Role Play, Skill Swap, Entrainment, and Doodle fail if either Pokémon has Gulp Missile. Gulp Missile cannot be copied by Trace. Gulp Missile cannot be suppressed by Neutralizing Gas.

Outside of battle

Gulp Missile has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Gulp Missile

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Flying Water Gulp Missile None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation IX 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.
  • For Generation VIII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IX or later.

In other games

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Gulp Missile is Cramorant's Ability. When the user has prey in its mouth, it will counterattack upon taking damage from an enemy. Alternatively, the user can shoot the prey at his enemy as a boosted basic attack. The prey bounces to one nearby enemy.

In the anime

Gorging Form Cramorant Gulping Form Cramorant
When the Pokémon takes damage, it will spit out its prey to attack.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Cramorant When Gorging Form Cramorant is hurt, it spits out the Pikachu in its mouth.
A wild Cramorant Secrets of the Jungle Debut
  Cramorant Gulping Form Cramorant spits out the Arrokuda in its mouth at the opponent.
Team Rocket's Cramorant Just a Scone's Throw From Here! None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 一口飛彈 Yātháu Fēidáan
Mandarin 一口飛彈 Yīkǒu Fēidàn *
一口导弹 Yīkǒu Dǎodàn *
  French Dégobage
  German Würggeschoss
  Italian Inghiottimissile
  Korean 그대로꿀꺽미사일 Geudaero Kulkkeok Missile
  Brazilian Portuguese Mísseis Gulosos
  Russian Прожорливая Ракета Prozhorlivaya Raketa
  Spanish Tragamisil

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