Purifying Salt (Ability)

Purifying Salt きよめのしお
Purifying Salt
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Generation IX
The Pokémon's pure salt protects it from status conditions and halves the damage taken from Ghost-type moves.

Purifying Salt (Japanese: きよめのしお Purifying Salt) is an Ability introduced in Generation IX. It is the signature Ability of Nacli's evolutionary line.


In battle

Purifying Salt grants the Pokémon immunity from all status conditions and halves the Attack and Special Attack of an attacking Pokémon during damage calculation if targeted by a Ghost-type attack. Rest fails if used by a Pokémon with Purifying Salt.

If the Pokémon has a status condition and gains this Ability, the status condition will not be cured and remains in effect.

Outside of battle

Purifying Salt has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Purifying Salt

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0932   Nacli
Rock Rock Purifying Salt Sturdy Clear Body
0933   Naclstack
Rock Rock Purifying Salt Sturdy Clear Body
0934   Garganacl
Rock Rock Purifying Salt Sturdy Clear 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.


  • The Ability's effect of reducing the damage done by Ghost-type attacks may reference the Japanese belief that salt can be used as a purifier and cleanser, and to ward off evil spirits.
    • Additionally, the Ability's effect of giving immunity to status conditions may reference how salt was used in remedies to heal and protect against diseases, particularly by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 潔淨之鹽 Gitjihng jī Yìhm
Mandarin 潔淨之鹽 / 洁净之盐 Jiéjìng zhī Yán
  French Sel Purificateur
  German Läutersalz
  Italian Sale Purificante
  Korean 정화의소금 Jeonghwa ui Sogeum
  Spanish Sal Purificadora

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