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Cursed Body (Ability)

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Cursed Body のろわれボディ
Cursed Body
Flavor text
Generation V
May disable a move used on the Pokémon.
Generation VI
May disable a move used on the Pokémon.

Cursed Body (Japanese: のろわれボディ Cursed Body) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Five Pokémon can have this Ability, all of which are Ghost types.


In battle

Cursed Body has a 30% chance of disabling the opponent's used offensive move when attacked for 3 turns (including the turn Cursed Body activates). This works even if the attacker is behind a substitute and when the user is knocked out, but will not activate if the Pokémon with Cursed Body is behind a substitute. If Cursed Body disables a multi-strike move before it has finished all of its hits, it will not prevent the other hits from being executed.

Outside of battle

Cursed Body has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Cursed Body

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost Insomnia Frisk Cursed Body
Banette Banette Ghost Ghost Insomnia Frisk Cursed Body
Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost Snow Cloak None Cursed Body
Frillish Frillish Water Ghost Water Absorb Cursed Body Damp
Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost Water Absorb Cursed Body Damp
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the anime

None.png Trip Frillish Cursed Body.png Marlon Jellicent Cursed Body.png None.png
Frillish Jellicent
The user disables one of its opponent's moves
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
592 Frillish When Frillish is hit by an opponent's attack that causes physical contact, Frillish's body becomes surrounded in a dark indigo aura which then covers the opponent's body. The opponent can then no longer use the move that inflicted the damage onto Frillish.
Trip's Frillish A Rival Battle for Club Champ! Debut
593 Jellicent After Jellicent gets hit by an attack, Jellicent's body shakes and is surrounded by a pinkish aura. The opponent's body shakes and is surrounded by a pinkish aura in the same manner, and the attack that caused the activation is disabled.
Marlon's Jellicent The Road to Humilau! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 詛咒身體 Zǔzhòu Shēntǐ
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kirottu keho
France Flag.png French Corps Maudit
Germany Flag.png German Tastfluch
India Flag.png Hindi श्रापित शरीर Shraapit Shareer
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Tubuh Terkutuk
Italy Flag.png Italian Corpofunesto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 저주받은바디 Jeojubad-eun Body
Poland Flag.png Polish Szkodliwe Ciało
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Corpo Amaldiçoado
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Cuerpo Maldito
Spain Flag.png Spain Cuerpo Maldito*
Cue. Maldito*

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