Autotomize (move)

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ボディパージ Body Purge
Autotomize VI.png
Type  Steel
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Autotomize (Japanese: ボディパージ Body Purge) is a non-damaging Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation V.


Autotomize raises the user's Speed stat by two stages and decreases the user's weight to half of its original value. This lowers the base power of Heat Crash and Heavy Slam (when used by the user of Autotomize), and Low Kick and Grass Knot (when targeting the user of Autotomize), since these moves are calculated by the user's weight. At the same time, it will increase the damage taken from Heat Crash and Heavy Slam.


Generation V

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
205 205 Forretress Bug Steel 32
208 208 Steelix Steel Ground 30
227 227 Skarmory Steel Flying 39
304 304 Aron Steel Rock 43
305 305 Lairon Steel Rock 51
306 306 Aggron Steel Rock 57
599 599 Klink Steel 31
600 600 Klang Steel 31
601 601 Klinklang Steel 31
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding


|- | style="background: #FFF" | 074 | style="background: #FFF" | 074 | style="background: #FFF" | Geodude | colspan="1" style="background:#B8A038; text-align:center" | Rock || style="background:#E0C068" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Ground | style="background: #FFF" | Steelix

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 524 | style="background: #FFF" | 524 | style="background: #FFF" | Roggenrola | colspan="2" style="background:#B8A038; text-align:center" | Rock | style="background: #FFF" | Steelix

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 582 | style="background: #FFF" | 582 | style="background: #FFF" | Vanillite | colspan="2" style="background:#98D8D8; text-align:center" | Ice | style="background: #FFF" | Steelix

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}


  • Autotomize refers to autotomy, the ability of certain animals to deliberately shed parts of their own body, usually to escape from a predator. It is common amongst reptiles and salamanders, as well as various invertebrates.
  • Autotomize is the only Steel-type move whose name consists of a single word.

In other languages

  • French: Allègement
  • German: Autotomie
  • Italian: Sganciapesi
  • Spanish: Aligerar

Variations of the move Acid Armor
Status Acid ArmorAmnesiaAutotomizeBarrierIron DefenseNasty PlotRock PolishSwords Dance
Formerly a variation
Status Minimize

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