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Dry Skin (Ability)

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Dry Skin かんそうはだ
Dry Skin
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Generation IV
Reduces HP if it is hot. Water restores HP.
Generation V
Reduces HP if it is hot. Water restores HP.
Generation VI
Reduces HP if it's hot. Water restores HP.

Dry Skin (Japanese: かんそうはだ Dry Skin) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Seven Pokémon can have this Ability.

Effect

In battle

Dry Skin modifies HP depending on climate. During sunshine, the Pokémon with this Ability will lose 1/8 of their maximum HP at the end of each turn. During rain the Pokémon with Dry Skin will regain 1/8 of their maximum HP at the end of each turn.

In addition, Fire-type attacks do 25% more damage to these Pokémon, while Water-type attacks will have no effect and heal ¼ of their maximum HP instead. As a side-effect of this property an Absorb Bulb will not activate if held by a Pokémon with Dry Skin.

Outside of battle

Dry Skin has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Dry Skin

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Paras Paras Bug Grass Effect Spore Dry Skin Damp
Parasect Parasect Bug Grass Effect Spore Dry Skin Damp
Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic Oblivious Forewarn Dry Skin
Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting Anticipation Dry Skin Poison Touch
Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting Anticipation Dry Skin Poison Touch
Helioptile Helioptile Electric Normal Dry Skin Sand Veil Solar Power
Heliolisk Heliolisk Electric Normal Dry Skin Sand Veil Solar Power
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 other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 乾燥皮膚 Gānzào Pífū
France Flag.png French Peau Sèche
Germany Flag.png German Trockenheit
Italy Flag.png Italian Pellearsa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 건조피부 Geonjo Pibu
Poland Flag.png Polish Sucha Skóra
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Pele Sêca
Spain Flag.png Spanish Piel Seca


Abilities affected by weather conditions
Sand VeilSwift SwimChlorophyllForecastDry SkinRain DishSnow CloakHydrationSolar PowerLeaf GuardIce BodyFlower GiftSand ForceSand Rush
Abilities that alter damage taken
Dry SkinFlash FireSap SipperLightningrodMotor DriveStorm DrainVolt AbsorbWater Absorb


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