Bulletproof (Ability)

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Bulletproof ぼうだん
Flavor text
Generation VI
Protects the Pokémon from some ball and bomb moves.
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Bulletproof (Japanese: ぼうだん Bulletproof) is an Ability introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature Ability of Chespin's evolutionary line. This Ability is exclusively obtained as a Hidden Ability.


In battle

Pokémon with Bulletproof are immune to ball-based and bomb-based moves.

Affected moves

The Ability affects the following moves:

Move Type Cat.
Acid Spray  Poison  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Aura Sphere  Fighting  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Barrage  Normal  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Bullet Seed  Grass  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Egg Bomb  Normal  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Electro Ball  Electric  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Energy Ball  Grass  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Focus Blast  Fighting  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Gyro Ball  Steel  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Ice Ball  Ice  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Magnet Bomb  Steel  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Mud Bomb  Ground  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Octazooka  Water  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Rollout  Rock  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Seed Bomb  Grass  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Shadow Ball  Ghost  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sludge Bomb  Poison  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Weather Ball  Normal  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}

Outside of battle

It is unknown if Bulletproof has an effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Bulletproof

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Chespin Chespin Grass Grass Overgrow None Bulletproof
Quilladin Quilladin Grass Grass Overgrow None Bulletproof
Chesnaught Chesnaught Grass Fighting Overgrow None Bulletproof
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII 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 or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Pare-balles
Germany Flag.png German Kugelsicher
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil À prova de balas
Portugal Flag.png Portugal À prova de balas
Spain Flag.png Spanish Antibalas

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