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Talk:Wonder Skin (Ability)

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"Miracle Skin causes the chance of a status move working to be halved." Does this refer to the user's moves, moves used against the user, or moves in general? The current phrasing is quite ambiguous. --AndyPKMN 16:24, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Indeed. Also status moves meant moves from status category, or those, inflicting status ailment? --ЫъГЬ 13:36, 5 January 2011 (UTC)
It refers to status moves used against the user, and status moves refers to moves in the status category. Pikiwyn talk 18:22, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

What about self-inflicted status moves, like Swords Dance, Reflect, etc? DisgruntledGoat 13:25, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

They're not status moves. Blazios 14:02, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
What are you classifying as "status moves" then, because Swords Dance, Reflect are most definitely Status moves, it says so right in the games themselves. - unsigned comment from DisgruntledGoat (talkcontribs)
Sorry, meant status ailments. Blazios 21:59, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
In other words, it only affects status moves that afflict status ailments? Meaning that it does not affect moves that raise or lower in-battle stat modifiers? The latter needs to be tested -- time for a quick Sigilyph hunt down in Desert Resort, I guess. --Stratelier 17:44, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
Okay, found a wild Wonder Skin Sigilyph, and out of 16 Flash attempts, 8 of them missed outright (implied: 50% accuracy). However, Sigilyph's ability message was never displayed, so (unless that is normal for this ability) I'm at a loss to explain the result. I'll need to back this up with Growl and Spore later. --Stratelier 19:38, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
Second attempt, same parameters. Spore hit 2 of 3 times, Growl 3 of 6. The "Pokemon's Ability" prompt was never displayed. Looks like it affects all status moves. --Stratelier 15:32, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Other Languages

"Superguarda" is spanish for Wonder Guard (Shedinja's ability). I just caught a Sigilyph, the ability appears as "Piel Milagro" (Divdax 09:16, 12 May 2011 (UTC))

Yawn?

New question: Does Wonder Skin work on Yawn, which otherwise never misses an opponent? --Stratelier 15:51, 27 March 2012 (UTC)