Sap Sipper (Ability)

Sap Sipper そうしょく
Herbivorous
Flavor text
Generation V
Boosts Attack when hit by a Grass-type move.
Generation VI
Boosts the Attack stat when hit by a Grass-type move.
Generation VII
Boosts the Attack stat if hit by a Grass-type move, instead of taking damage.
Generation VIII
Boosts the Attack stat if hit by a Grass-type move instead of taking damage.

Sap Sipper (Japanese: そうしょく Herbivorous) is an Ability introduced in Generation V.

Effect

In battle

Generation V

When a Pokémon with Sap Sipper is hit by a Grass-type move, its Attack is increased by one stage, and the move will have no effect on that Pokémon.

Multi-strike moves, such as Bullet Seed, will only increase the Pokémon's Attack once. Aromatherapy will not activate Sap Sipper.

Sap Sipper will not activate if the Pokémon is protected from the Grass-type move.

Generation VI onward

Aromatherapy now activates Sap Sipper of allies.

Outside of battle

Sap Sipper has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Sap Sipper

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Marill Water Fairy Thick Fat Huge Power Sap Sipper
  Azumarill Water Fairy Thick Fat Huge Power Sap Sipper
  Girafarig Normal Psychic Inner Focus Early Bird Sap Sipper
  Stantler Normal Normal Intimidate Frisk Sap Sipper
  Miltank Normal Normal Thick Fat Scrappy Sap Sipper
  Azurill Normal Fairy Thick Fat Huge Power Sap Sipper
  Blitzle Electric Electric Lightning Rod Motor Drive Sap Sipper
  Zebstrika Electric Electric Lightning Rod Motor Drive Sap Sipper
  Deerling Normal Grass Chlorophyll Sap Sipper Serene Grace
  Sawsbuck Normal Grass Chlorophyll Sap Sipper Serene Grace
  Bouffalant Normal Normal Reckless Sap Sipper Soundproof
  Skiddo Grass Grass Sap Sipper None Grass Pelt
  Gogoat Grass Grass Sap Sipper None Grass Pelt
  Goomy Dragon Dragon Sap Sipper Hydration Gooey
  Sliggoo Dragon Dragon Sap Sipper Hydration Gooey
  Sliggoo
Hisuian Form
Steel Dragon Sap Sipper Overcoat Gooey
  Goodra Dragon Dragon Sap Sipper Hydration Gooey
  Goodra
Hisuian Form
Steel Dragon Sap Sipper Overcoat Gooey
  Drampa Normal Dragon Berserk Sap Sipper Cloud Nine
  Wyrdeer Normal Psychic Intimidate Frisk Sap Sipper
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII 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.

In other games

Description

Games Description
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD Grass-type moves don't work on the Pokémon, and they cause the Pokémon's Attack to go up!


In the anime

       
Bouffalant
The Pokémon takes no damage from Grass-type attacks, instead boosting its attack power.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Bouffalant When Bouffalant gets hit by a Grass-type move, it takes no damage, and simply repels the attack from its body, leaving its afro sparking with light green energy. Bouffalant then shakes the sparkles away, increasing its attack power.
Alder's Bouffalant Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure! Debut


In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

       
Bouffalant
If a Grass-type move hits the Pokémon, the Pokémon does not take any damage.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Bouffalant When Bouffalant gets hit by a Grass-type move, it takes no damage, and glows which makes it stronger.
Dol's Bouffalant Challenge the Battle Subway! Debut


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 食草 ‎Sihkchóu *
草食 ‎Chóusihk *
Mandarin 食草 ‎Shícǎo *
草食 ‎Cǎoshí *
  Finnish Mahlastaja
  French Herbivore
  German Vegetarier
  Italian Mangiaerba
  Korean 초식 Chosik
  Polish Wchłanianie Soków
Portuguese   Brazil Suga-Seiva
Engolidor de Seiva (TCG)
  Portugal Suga-Seiva
  Russian Вегетарианец Vegetarianets
  Spanish Herbívoro



Stat raising Abilities
JustifiedLightning RodMotor DriveSap SipperStorm Drain
Abilities that alter damage taken
Dry SkinFlash FireSap SipperLightning RodMotor DriveStorm DrainVolt AbsorbWater Absorb


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