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Sap Sipper (Ability)

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Sap Sipper そうしょく
Herbivorous
Flavor text
Generation V
Boosts Attack when hit by a Grass-type move.
Generation VI
Boosts the Attack stat when hit by a Grass-type move.

Sap Sipper (Japanese: そうしょく Herbivorous) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Sixteen Pokémon can have this Ability.

Effect

In battle

When a Pokémon with Sap Sipper is hit with a Grass-type attack, its Attack is increased by one level, and the move itself has no effect. The only Grass-type move that will not activate Sap Sipper is Aromatherapy. The Pokémon's Attack will only increase one level if hit by Bullet Seed.

Outside of battle

Sap Sipper has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Sap Sipper

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Marill Marill Water Fairy Thick Fat Huge Power Sap Sipper
Azumarill Azumarill Water Fairy Thick Fat Huge Power Sap Sipper
Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic Inner Focus Early Bird Sap Sipper
Stantler Stantler Normal Normal Intimidate Frisk Sap Sipper
Miltank Miltank Normal Normal Thick Fat Scrappy Sap Sipper
Azurill Azurill Normal Fairy Thick Fat Huge Power Sap Sipper
Blitzle Blitzle Electric Electric Lightning Rod Motor Drive Sap Sipper
Zebstrika Zebstrika Electric Electric Lightning Rod Motor Drive Sap Sipper
Deerling Deerling Normal Grass Chlorophyll Sap Sipper Serene Grace
Sawsbuck Sawsbuck Normal Grass Chlorophyll Sap Sipper Serene Grace
Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal Reckless Sap Sipper Soundproof
Skiddo Skiddo Grass Grass Sap Sipper None Grass Pelt
Gogoat Gogoat Grass Grass Sap Sipper None Grass Pelt
Goomy Goomy Dragon Dragon Sap Sipper Hydration Gooey
Sliggoo Sliggoo Dragon Dragon Sap Sipper Hydration Gooey
Goodra Goodra Dragon Dragon Sap Sipper Hydration Gooey
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 Alder Bouffalant Sap Sipper.png None.png None.png
Bouffalant
The user takes no damage from Grass-type attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
626 Bouffalant When Bouffalant gets hit by a Grass-type move, it takes no damage, and simply repels the attack from its body, leaving its afro sparking with light green energy. Bouffalant then shakes the sparks away, increasing its Attack.
Alder's Bouffalant Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure! Debut

In the manga

In the Be a Master!! Pokémon BW manga

None.png Dol Bouffalant Sap Sipper.png None.png None.png
Bouffalant
If a Grass-type move hits the user, the user does not take any damage.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
626 Bouffalant When Bouffalant gets hit by a Grass-type move, it takes no damage, and glows which makes it stronger.
Dol's Bouffalant Challenge! Battle Subway!! Debut

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 草食 ‎Cǎoshí
Finland Flag.png Finnish Mahlastaja
France Flag.png French Herbivore
Germany Flag.png German Vegetarier
Italy Flag.png Italian Mangiaerba
South Korea Flag.png Korean 초식 Chosik
Poland Flag.png Polish Wchłanianie Soków
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Bebedor de Seiva
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Suga-Seiva
Spain Flag.png Spanish Herbívoro


Variations of the Ability Justified
JustifiedLightning RodMotor DriveSap SipperStorm Drain
Abilities that alter damage taken
Dry SkinFlash FireSap SipperLightning RodMotor DriveStorm DrainVolt AbsorbWater Absorb


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