Weak Armor (Ability)

Weak Armor くだけるよろい
Broken Armor
Flavor text
Generation V
Physical attacks lower Defense and raise Speed.
Generation VI
Physical attacks lower its Defense stat and raise its Speed stat.
Generation VII
Physical attacks to the Pokémon lower its Defense stat but sharply raise its Speed stat.
Generation VIII
Physical attacks to the Pokémon lower its Defense stat but sharply raise its Speed stat.

Weak Armor (Japanese: くだけるよろい Broken Armor) is an Ability introduced in Generation V.

Effect

In battle

Generations V and VI

When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a physical move, its Defense is decreased by one stage and its Speed is increased by one stage.

If a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a physical multi-strike move (such as Fury Swipes), each hit activates this Ability.

Generation VII onwards

Weak Armor now raises Speed by two stages.

Outside of battle

Weak Armor has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Weak Armor

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Onix Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Weak Armor
  Omanyte Rock Water Swift Swim Shell Armor Weak Armor
  Omastar Rock Water Swift Swim Shell Armor Weak Armor
  Kabuto Rock Water Swift Swim Battle Armor Weak Armor
  Kabutops Rock Water Swift Swim Battle Armor Weak Armor
  Slugma Fire Fire Magma Armor Flame Body Weak Armor
  Magcargo Fire Rock Magma Armor Flame Body Weak Armor
  Corsola
Galarian Form
Ghost Ghost Weak Armor None Cursed Body
  Skarmory Steel Flying Keen Eye Sturdy Weak Armor
  Roggenrola Rock Rock Sturdy Weak Armor Sand Force
  Boldore Rock Rock Sturdy Weak Armor Sand Force
  Dwebble Bug Rock Sturdy Shell Armor Weak Armor
  Crustle Bug Rock Sturdy Shell Armor Weak Armor
  Garbodor Poison Poison Stench Weak Armor Aftermath
  Vanillite Ice Ice Ice Body Snow Cloak Weak Armor
  Vanillish Ice Ice Ice Body Snow Cloak Weak Armor
  Vanilluxe Ice Ice Ice Body Snow Warning Weak Armor
  Vullaby Dark Flying Big Pecks Overcoat Weak Armor
  Mandibuzz Dark Flying Big Pecks Overcoat Weak Armor
  Sinistea Ghost Ghost Weak Armor None Cursed Body
  Polteageist Ghost Ghost Weak Armor None Cursed Body
  Cursola Ghost Ghost Weak Armor None Perish Body
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 When the Pokémon is hit by a physical move, its Defense goes down, but its Travel Speed rises.*
When it's hit by a physical move, the Pokémon's Defense goes down, and its Travel Speed goes up!*
SMD When it's hit by a physical move, the Pokémon's Defense goes down and its Travel Speed goes up!


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 碎裂鎧甲 Seuiliht Hóigaap
Mandarin 碎裂鎧甲 / 碎裂铠甲 Suìliè Kǎijiǎ
  French Armurouillée
  German Bruchrüstung
  Italian Sottilguscio
  Korean 깨어진갑옷 Kkaeeojin Gab'ot
  Portuguese Armadura Fraca
  Spanish Armadura Frágil*
Arm. Frágil*



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