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Immunity (Ability)

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Immunity めんえき
Flavor text
Generation III
Prevents poisoning.
Generation IV
Prevents the Pokémon from getting poisoned.
Generation V
Prevents the Pokémon from getting poisoned.
Generation VI
Prevents the Pokémon from getting poisoned.

Immunity (Japanese: めんえき Immunity) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Three Pokémon can have this Ability.


In battle

Immunity prevents poisoning.

Outside of battle

Pokémon with this Ability can't take damage from poison outside of battle.

Pokémon with Immunity

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal Immunity Thick Fat Gluttony
Gligar Gligar Ground Flying Hyper Cutter Sand Veil Immunity
Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal Immunity None Toxic Boost
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 manga

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga


  • If a poisoned Munchlax evolves and gains Immunity, it will remain poisoned as a Snorlax despite its Ability.
  • Zangoose's inspiration, the mongoose, is likely the reason it has this Ability, as mongooses may be resistant or immune to snake venom.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 免疫 Miǎn​yì​
France Flag.png French Vaccin
Germany Flag.png German Immunität
Italy Flag.png Italian Immunità
South Korea Flag.png Korean 면역 Myeon'yeok
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Imunidade
Spain Flag.png Spanish Inmunidad

Variations of the Ability Limber
LimberObliviousInsomniaImmunityOwn TempoInner FocusMagma ArmorWater VeilVital Spirit

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