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A Skarmory kidnapped an {{p|Azumarill}} in ''[[Pikachu's Summer Festival]]''. It later battled [[May's Combusken]].
 
A Skarmory kidnapped an {{p|Azumarill}} in ''[[Pikachu's Summer Festival]]''. It later battled [[May's Combusken]].
   
In ''[[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!]]'', a Skarmory kidnapped {{p|Pikachu}} and {{p|Pichu}}. Team Go-Getters battled it and eventually managed to save the two {{t|electric}} rodents.
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In ''[[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!]]'', a Skarmory kidnapped {{p|Pikachu}} and {{p|Pichu}}. Team Go-Getters battled it and eventually managed to save the two {{t|electric}} rodents. After the battle, the Skarmory claims to have no memory of the event, although why it is has not been known.
   
 
[[May's Squirtle]] defeated a Skarmory during the [[Mullberry City]] {{pkmn|Contest}} in ''[[AG174|Going for Choke]]''.
 
[[May's Squirtle]] defeated a Skarmory during the [[Mullberry City]] {{pkmn|Contest}} in ''[[AG174|Going for Choke]]''.

Revision as of 23:50, 22 May 2008

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Skarmory
エアームド Airmd
#227
150
Artwork from GSC
Type
Steel Flying
Category
Armor Bird Pokémon
Abilities
Keen Eye or Sturdy
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#198
Hoenn
#115
Regional Browser numbers
Height
5′07″
Imperial
1.7 m
Metric
Weight
111.3 lbs.
Imperial
50.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
25 (3.3%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F227.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Flying group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 168 Battle Exp.: 1681*

Skarmory (Japanese: エアームド Airmd) is a dual-typed Steel/Flying Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Skarmory are tall birds with long necks and long legs. They have red feathers under sheathes that cover their wings. Their skin is hard because they live and are raised in very harsh conditions. Their nests are usually found in thorn bushes where no other Pokémon can get their young. Its because of the continual scratching of their skin that leaves it so hard eventually. Skarmory, like most Steel Pokémon, are silver-gray except for their red feathers and its yellow eyes. Their feet both have two toes on them and their tail has a hooked end. Their head is streamlined and their body is actually light despite their appearance, allowing them to travel up to 190mph.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Despite being covered in extremely durable armor, they are also surprisingly swift in flight.

Behavior

Skarmory are highly territorial and will attack anyone who threatens them. They also choose to build their nests out of sharp brambles.

Habitat

Skarmory like to live in tough terrain, often near volcanic areas and large mountains. They always build their nests in thorns and brambles. This ensures their offspring's safety as no other Pokémon can get near and their offspring's skin will be scratched until it is hard like its parents.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:HotMatches.jpg
Skarmory Using Swift

Skarmory made its anime debut in Hot Matches. It belonged to a trainer named Miki, who was looking to battle any Template:Type2 Pokémon. She used it to battle Brock's Vulpix and Ash's Cyndaquil.

Attila owned a Skarmory in The Legend of Thunder!.

Meowth and Jessie's Wobbuffet got themselves snatched up by a Skarmory in Camp Pikachu.

Gary Oak owns a Skarmory, as seen in his profile in The Ties That Bind.

Skarmory was one of the Template:Type2 Pokémon that were picking on a wild Torkoal in All Torkoal, No Play.

A Skarmory kidnapped May and dumped her in a Forbidden Forest in Grass Hysteria.

Winona's Skarmory was in Who's Flying Now?. She was letting people take rides on it during the Feather Festival.

A Skarmory kidnapped an Azumarill in Pikachu's Summer Festival. It later battled May's Combusken.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!, a Skarmory kidnapped Pikachu and Pichu. Team Go-Getters battled it and eventually managed to save the two electric rodents. After the battle, the Skarmory claims to have no memory of the event, although why it is has not been known.

May's Squirtle defeated a Skarmory during the Mullberry City Contest in Going for Choke.

In the manga

Pokémon Special

Gold helped Falkner capture a Skarmory. Falkner then passed the Gym Leader test using it, becoming the new Gym Leader of Violet City.

Winona is later seen with a Skarmory, which she uses to battle Team Aqua with.

Carr uses a Skarmory to escape from Team Rocket's airship in the Fire Red/Leaf Green story arc.

In the TCG

Main article: Skarmory (TCG)

In the TFG

One Skarmory figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • In the Pokémon Stadium 2 stage, a Skarmory can be seen flying on the Flying Terrain. Other guest Pokémon found in the Flying Terrain include a Drifloon and a Hoppip drifting in the distance.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Skarmory resides at the top of Mt. Steel where it does not like being disturbed. Skarmory holds a Diglett captive and attacks the player. After being defeated, it flies away and doesn't return. However, the player can have a Skarmory join their team after beating the game in the following dungeons: Western Cave 40F-49F; Wish Cave 18F-19F.
  • Pokémon Ranger: Skarmory is Elita's partner Pokémon. The player also sees it at the Grassland Challenge.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold Its sturdy wings look heavy, but they are actually hollow and light, allowing it to fly freely in the sky.
Silver After nesting in bramble bushes, the wings of its chicks grow hard from scratches by thorns.
Crystal The feathers that it sheds are very sharp. It is said that people once used the feathers as swords.
Stadium 2 Its sturdy wings look heavy, but they are actually hollow and light, allowing it to fly freely in the sky.
Generation III
Ruby Skarmory is entirely encased in hard, protective armor. This Pokémon flies at close to 190 mph. It slashes foes with its wings that possess swordlike cutting edges.
Sapphire Skarmory's steel wings become tattered and bashed in from repeated battles. Once a year, the battered wings grow back completely, restoring the cutting edges to their pristine state.
Emerald A Pokémon that has a body and wings of steel. People in the past used feathers fallen from Skarmory to make swords and knives.
FireRed After nesting in bramble bushes, the wings of its chicks grow hard from scratches by thorns.
LeafGreen Its sturdy wings look heavy, but its bones are hollow and light, allowing it to fly freely in the sky.
Generation IV
Diamond Despite being clad entirely in iron-hard armor, it flies at speed of over 180 mph.
Pearl Despite being clad entirely in iron-hard armor, it flies at speed of over 180 mph.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Route 45 (Silver only)
Crystal
Rare Route 45
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Rare Route 113
Emerald
Rare Route 113
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Sevault Canyon (FireRed only)
Colosseum
One Realgam Tower (Shadow)
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Route 227, Stark Mountain
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Volcano (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 5
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Western Cave (40F-49F)
Wish Cave (18F-19F)
Pokémon Ranger Kisara Plains
Pokémon Ranger Batonnage Nurue Field

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 140
130 - 211 256 - 416
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 465   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None

Note: If Gravity is used or if Skarmory is given an Iron Ball, the effectiveness of Ground becomes 2×.

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

Level Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Start Leer
Peck
Leer
Peck
Leer
Peck
7 Sand Attack
10 Sand Attack
11 Swift
13 Sand Attack Swift
14 Agility
16 Agility
19 Swift
20 Fury Attack
24 Air Cutter
25 Agility
26 Fury Attack
27 Spikes
29 Air Cutter
32 Steel Wing
33 Metal Sound
37 Fury Attack
38 Steel Wing
40 Air Slash
42 Spikes
45 Metal Sound
46 Slash
49 Steel Wing
50 Night Slash

By TM/HM

# Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM03 Curse
TM05 Roar Roar
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM10 Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM12 Taunt Taunt
TM13 Snore
TM17 Protect Protect Protect
TM20 Endure
TM21 Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM27 Return Return Return
TM31 Mud Slap
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM34 Swagger
TM35 Sleep Talk
TM37 Sandstorm Sandstorm Sandstorm
TM39 Swift Rock Tomb
TM40 Aerial Ace Aerial Ace
TM41 Torment Torment
TM42 Facade Facade
TM43 Detect Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest
TM45 Attract Attract Attract
TM46 Thief Thief Thief
TM47 Steel Wing Steel Wing Steel Wing
TM51 Roost
TM58 Endure
TM66 Payback
TM70 Flash
TM75 Swords Dance
TM76 Stealth Rock
TM78 Captivate
TM79 Dark Pulse
TM80 Rock Slide
TM81 X-Scissor
TM82 Sleep Talk
TM83 Natural Gift
TM87 Swagger
TM88 Pluck
TM90 Substitute
TM91 Flash Cannon
HM01 Cut Cut Cut
HM02 Fly Fly Fly
HM05 Defog
HM06 Rock Smash Rock Smash

By breeding

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl:

By tutoring

Special moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:EvoChart Box


Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 227.png Spr 2s 227.png Spr 2c 227.png Spr b 2g 227.png
Spr 2g 227 s.png Spr 2s 227 s.png Spr 2c 227 s.png Spr b 2g 227 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 227.png Spr 3e 227.png Spr 3r 227.png Spr b 3r 227.png
Spr 3r 227 s.png Spr 3e 227 s.png Spr 3r 227 s.png Spr b 3r 227 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 227.png Spr 4d 227.png Spr 4h 227.png Spr b 4d 227.png
Spr 4d 227 s.png Spr 4d 227 s.png Spr 4h 227 s.png Spr b 4d 227 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 227.png Spr 5b 227.png Spr b 5b 227.png
Spr 5b 227 s.png Spr 5b 227 s.png Spr b 5b 227 s.png
Skarmory For other sprites and images, please see Skarmory images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Skarmory.
  • In both its Gold and Silver Version sprites, Skarmory has two tails. This was fixed from Crystal Version onwards.

Origin

Skarmory has much in common with the Andean Condor. It also shares characteristics of cranes, birds which are held in high esteem in Japan; such characteristics include a long neck and long legs, and a daggerlike beak. It is also similar to the Stymphalian Birds in the Greek story The Twelve Labors of Hercules. Skarmory is also believed to be based off of an armored knight.

Name origin

Skarmory is a combination of sky and armory. Its Japanese name is likely based on air or a pun on armored.

In other languages

  • German: Panzaeron - From panzer, meaning "tank", and the Latin root aero-, referring to air.
  • French: Airmure
  • Korean: 무장조 Mujangjo

External links

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