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Multiscale (Ability)

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Multiscale マルチスケイル
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Generation V
Reduces damage when HP is full.
Generation VI
Reduces damage the Pokémon takes when its HP is full.
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Multiscale (Japanese: マルチスケイル Multiscale) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Two Pokémon can have this Ability, both of which are Flying types. This Ability is exclusively obtained as a Hidden Ability.


In battle

Multiscale lowers damage taken from damage-dealing moves by half when at maximum HP. It does not reduce the amount of HP deducted by moves that deal a set amount of damage, such as Night Shade.

Outside of battle

Multiscale has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Multiscale

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying Inner Focus None Multiscale
Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying Pressure None Multiscale
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
France Flag.png French Multiécaille
Germany Flag.png German Multischuppe
Italy Flag.png Italian Multisquame
South Korea Flag.png Korean 멀티스케일 Multiscale
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Multiescama
Spain Flag.png Spanish Compensación

Variations of the Ability Multiscale
MultiscaleShadow Shield
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