Shed Skin (Ability)

Shed Skin だっぴ
Molting
Flavor text
Generation III
Heals the body by shedding.
Generation IV
The Pokémon may heal its own status problems.
Generation V
The Pokémon may heal its own status problems.
Generation VI
The Pokémon may heal its own status conditions.
Generation VII
The Pokémon may heal its own status conditions by shedding its skin.
Generation VIII
The Pokémon may heal its own status conditions by shedding its skin.

Shed Skin (Japanese: だっぴ Molting) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

At the end of each turn, Shed Skin has a 1/3 chance of curing the Pokémon of a non-volatile status condition. If it cures a status condition, it does so before burn or poison damage is dealt on that turn.

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, Shed Skin had a 30% chance of curing the Pokémon.

Outside of battle

Shed Skin has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Shed Skin

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Metapod
Bug Bug Shed Skin None None
  Kakuna
Bug Poison Shed Skin None None
  Ekans
Poison Poison Intimidate Shed Skin Unnerve
  Arbok
Poison Poison Intimidate Shed Skin Unnerve
  Dratini
Dragon Dragon Shed Skin None Marvel Scale
  Dragonair
Dragon Dragon Shed Skin None Marvel Scale
  Pupitar
Rock Ground Shed Skin None None
  Silcoon
Bug Bug Shed Skin None None
  Cascoon
Bug Bug Shed Skin None None
  Seviper
Poison Poison Shed Skin None Infiltrator
  Kricketot
Bug Bug Shed Skin None Run Away
  Burmy
Bug Bug Shed Skin None Overcoat
  Scraggy
Dark Fighting Shed Skin Moxie Intimidate
  Scrafty
Dark Fighting Shed Skin Moxie Intimidate
  Karrablast
Bug Bug Swarm Shed Skin No Guard
  Spewpa
Bug Bug Shed Skin None Friend Guard
  Silicobra
Ground Ground Sand Spit Shed Skin Sand Veil
  Sandaconda
Ground Ground Sand Spit Shed Skin Sand Veil
  Cyclizar
Dragon Normal Shed Skin None ???
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
MDRB Recovers easily from status problems.
MDTDS Helps the Pokémon recover more easily from status problems.
BSL じぶんが こうどう したあとに わるいじょうたいが なおることがある
Conq. The Pokémon may heal its own status ailments.
MDGtI Sometimes heals the Pokémon's negative status conditions.*
Sometimes it cures every single bad status condition the Pokémon has!*
SMD Sometimes it cures every single bad status condition the Pokémon has!
MDRTDX This Ability sometimes cures every bad status condition the Pokémon has.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


  • Yellow's Metapod, Kitty, was revealed to have Shed Skin as his Ability.
  • Bugsy's Kakuna are revealed to have Shed Skin as their Ability.
  • Lance's Dragonair and Pupitar are revealed to have Shed Skin as their Ability.
  • Paka's Burmy was revealed to have Shed Skin as its Ability.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蛻皮 Teuipèih *
脫皮 Tyutpèih *
Mandarin 蛻皮 / 蜕皮 Tuìpí *
脫皮 Tuōpí *
  French Mue
  German Expidermis
  Italian Muta
  Korean 탈피 Talpi
Portuguese   Brazil Pele Vertente
  Portugal Troca de Pele
  Spanish Mudar
  Vietnamese Lột da



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