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Autotomize (Japanese: ボディパージ Body Purge) is a non-damaging Steel-type 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.
Autotomize's weight reduction is not transferred if the Pokémon uses Baton Pass.
|| The user sheds part of its body to make itself lighter and sharply raise its Speed stat.
- 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.
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