Cursed Body (Ability)

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Cursed Body のろわれボディ
Cursed Body
Flavor text
Generation V
May disable a move used on the Pokémon.
Generation VI
May disable a move used on the Pokémon.
Generation VII
May disable a move used on the Pokémon.
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

Cursed Body (Japanese: のろわれボディ Cursed Body) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. All Pokémon that have this Ability are Ghost types.


In battle

When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a damaging move, there is a 30% chance that the Cursed Body will disable that move of the attacking Pokémon for 4 turns (including the turn Cursed Body activates). Cursed Body can activate even if the attacker is behind a substitute or if the Pokémon with Cursed Body is knocked out, but will not activate if the attack hits the substitute of the Pokémon with Cursed Body.

If Cursed Body disables a multi-strike move before it has finished all of its hits, it will not prevent the other hits from being executed. Cursed Body can disable a move that calls another move if the called move dealt damage.

If a Pokémon uses a damaging Z-Move on a Pokémon with Cursed Body, that damaging Z-Move can be disabled (with no effect on the base move), despite Z-Moves only being able to be used once per battle. However, if Cursed Body would disable a status Z-Move (such as Z-Nature Power), the base status move will be disabled.

Outside of battle

Cursed Body has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Cursed Body

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison Cursed Body None None
Marowak Marowak
Alola Form
Fire Ghost Cursed Body Lightning Rod Rock Head
Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost Insomnia Frisk Cursed Body
Banette Banette Ghost Ghost Insomnia Frisk Cursed Body
Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost Snow Cloak None Cursed Body
Frillish Frillish Water Ghost Water Absorb Cursed Body Damp
Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost Water Absorb Cursed Body Damp
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 or later.

In other games


Games Description
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD When the Pokémon takes damage from an enemy's move, it sometimes seals the move!

In the anime

Trip Frillish Cursed Body.png Marlon Jellicent Cursed Body.png Greedy Rapooh Cursed Body.png None.png
Frillish Jellicent Gengar
The Pokémon disables one of its opponent's moves.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
592 Frillish When Frillish is hit by an opponent's attack that causes physical contact, Frillish's body becomes surrounded in a dark indigo aura which then covers the opponent's body. The opponent can then no longer use the move that inflicted the damage onto Frillish.
Trip's Frillish A Rival Battle for Club Champ! Debut
593 Jellicent After Jellicent gets hit by an attack, Jellicent's body shakes and is surrounded by a pinkish aura. The opponent's body shakes and is surrounded by a pinkish aura in the same manner, and the attack that caused the activation is disabled.
Marlon's Jellicent The Road to Humilau! None
094 Gengar After Gengar hits the opponent with an attack, the opponent becomes surrounded by a circle of dark aura, preventing it from moving.
Acerola's Greedy Rapooh The Battlefield of Truth and Love! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

  • X's Garma was revealed to have Cursed Body as his Ability in the PokéSPedia data-book.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 詛咒之軀 Jojau-jī Kēui *
詛咒身體 Jojau Sāntái *
Mandarin 詛咒之軀 / 诅咒之躯 Zǔzhòu-zhī Qū *
詛咒身體 Zǔzhòu Shēntǐ *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Vervloekt lichaam
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kirottu keho
France Flag.png French Corps Maudit
Germany Flag.png German Tastfluch
India Flag.png Hindi श्रापित शरीर Shraapit Shareer
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Tubuh Terkutuk
Italy Flag.png Italian Corpofunesto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 저주받은바디 Jeojubad-eun Body
Poland Flag.png Polish Szkodliwe Ciało
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Corpo Amaldiçoado
Russia Flag.png Russian Проклятое Тело Proklyatoye Telo
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Cuerpo Maldito
Spain Flag.png Spain Cuerpo Maldito*
Cue. Maldito*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Cơ Thể Bị Nguyền Rủa

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