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Shed Skin (Ability)

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Shed Skin だっぴ
Molting
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Generation III
Heals the body by shedding.
Generation IV
The Pokémon may heal its own status problems.
Generation V
The Pokémon may heal its own status problems.
Generation VI
The Pokémon may heal its own status conditions.

Shed Skin (Japanese: だっぴ Molting) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Sixteen Pokémon can have this Ability.

Effect

In battle

At the end of each turn, Shed Skin has a 30% chance of curing the Pokémon of a non-volatile status condition. If the Pokémon is burned or poisoned, Shed Skin will cure the user before any burn or poison damage is dealt.

Outside of battle

Shed Skin has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Shed Skin

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Metapod Metapod Bug Bug Shed Skin None None
Kakuna Kakuna Bug Poison Shed Skin None None
Ekans Ekans Poison Poison Intimidate Shed Skin Unnerve
Arbok Arbok Poison Poison Intimidate Shed Skin Unnerve
Dratini Dratini Dragon Dragon Shed Skin None Marvel Scale
Dragonair Dragonair Dragon Dragon Shed Skin None Marvel Scale
Pupitar Pupitar Rock Ground Shed Skin None None
Silcoon Silcoon Bug Bug Shed Skin None None
Cascoon Cascoon Bug Bug Shed Skin None None
Seviper Seviper Poison Poison Shed Skin None Infiltrator
Kricketot Kricketot Bug Bug Shed Skin None Run Away
Burmy Burmy
Plant Cloak
Bug Bug Shed Skin None Overcoat
Burmy Burmy
Sandy Cloak
Bug Bug Shed Skin None Overcoat
Burmy Burmy
Trash Cloak
Bug Bug Shed Skin None Overcoat
Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting Shed Skin Moxie Intimidate
Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting Shed Skin Moxie Intimidate
Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug Swarm Shed Skin No Guard
Spewpa Spewpa Bug Bug Shed Skin None Friend Guard
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 Adventures manga


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 脫皮 Tuōpí
France Flag.png French Mue
Germany Flag.png German Expidermis
Italy Flag.png Italian Muta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 탈피 Talpi
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Troca de Pele
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mudar


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