Perish Body (Ability)

Perish Body ほろびのボディ
Perish Body
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Generation VIII
When hit by a move that makes direct contact, the Pokémon and the attacker will faint after three turns unless they switch out of battle.
Generation IX
When hit by a move that makes direct contact, the Pokémon and the attacker will faint after three turns unless they switch out of battle.

Perish Body (Japanese: ほろびのボディ Perish Body) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Cursola. It is the Ability equivalent of Perish Song.

Effect

In battle

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When the Pokémon with Perish Body is hit with a contact move, both the attacker and the Pokémon with Perish Body will faint in three turns. If the attacker already has a perish count or is wearing Protective Pads or has Long Reach, the Ability does not affect anyone.

Outside of battle

Perish Body has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Perish Body

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0864   Cursola
Ghost Ghost Weak Armor None Perish Body
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 滅亡之軀 Mihtmòhng-jī Kēui
Mandarin 滅亡之軀 / 灭亡之躯 Mièwáng-zhī Qū
  French Corps Condamné
  German Unheilskörper
  Italian Ultimotocco
  Korean 멸망의바디 Myeolmang-ui Body
  Brazilian Portuguese Corpo Perecido
  Spanish Cuerpo Mortal


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