Bulletproof (Ability)

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Bulletproof ぼうだん
Flavor text
Generation VI
Protects the Pokémon from some ball and bomb moves.
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Bulletproof (Japanese: ぼうだん Bulletproof) is an Ability introduced in Generation VI. Prior to Generation VII, it was the signature Ability of Chespin's evolutionary line.


In battle

Pokémon with Bulletproof are not affected by ball and bomb moves, as well as some cannon-based attacks.

Affected moves

The Ability affects the following moves:

Move Type Cat.
Acid Spray*  Poison  Special {{{3}}}
Aura Sphere*  Fighting  Special {{{3}}}
Barrage*  Normal  Physical {{{3}}}
Bullet Seed  Grass  Physical {{{3}}}
Egg Bomb  Normal  Physical {{{3}}}
Electro Ball  Electric  Special {{{3}}}
Energy Ball  Grass  Special {{{3}}}
Focus Blast*  Fighting  Special {{{3}}}
Gyro Ball  Steel  Physical {{{3}}}
Ice Ball  Ice  Physical {{{3}}}
Magnet Bomb  Steel  Physical {{{3}}}
Mist Ball  Psychic  Special {{{3}}}
Mud Bomb  Ground  Special {{{3}}}
Octazooka*  Water  Special {{{3}}}
Rock Wrecker*  Rock  Physical {{{3}}}
Searing Shot*  Fire  Special {{{3}}}
Seed Bomb  Grass  Physical {{{3}}}
Shadow Ball  Ghost  Special {{{3}}}
Sludge Bomb  Poison  Special {{{3}}}
Weather Ball  Normal  Special {{{3}}}
Zap Cannon  Electric  Special {{{3}}}

Outside of battle

Bulletproof has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Bulletproof

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Chespin Chespin Grass Grass Overgrow None Bulletproof
Quilladin Quilladin Grass Grass Overgrow None Bulletproof
Chesnaught Chesnaught Grass Fighting Overgrow None Bulletproof
Jangmo-o Jangmo-o Dragon Dragon Bulletproof Soundproof Unknown
Hakamo-o Hakamo-o Dragon Fighting Bulletproof Soundproof Unknown
Kommo-o Kommo-o Dragon Fighting Bulletproof Soundproof Unknown
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI 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.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 防彈 Fòhngdáan
Mandarin 防彈 / 防弹 Fángdàn
France Flag.png French Pare-Balles
Germany Flag.png German Kugelsicher
Italy Flag.png Italian Antiproiettile
South Korea Flag.png Korean 방탄 Bangtan
Russia Flag.png Russian Бронежилет Bronezhilet
Spain Flag.png Spanish Antibalas

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