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Damp (Japanese: しめりけ Moisture) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Eighteen Pokémon can have this Ability, all of which except two (from the same evolution line) are Water-type.
Damp prevents self-destruction and the use of moves such as Selfdestruct and Explosion. If Selfdestruct or Explosion are selected in battle, the attack will fail and the user will not faint. Also, the Ability Aftermath is prevented from doing damage. Damp affects non-adjacent Pokémon in Triple Battles.
If a self-destruction is prevented by Damp, the following message is displayed: "<name>'s Damp prevents <affected Pokémon> from using <move>!"
Outside of battle
Damp has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Damp
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
| The user nullifies and cancels out moves like Explosion.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| If the opponent tries to use Selfdestruct or Explosion near Poliwrath, smoke will rise from the opponent, but no explosion happens. The opponent also gets knocked out.
| Red's Poli
|| Attacking the Entire Island
|| If the opponent tries to use Selfdestruct of Explosion near Deoxys, the opponent with start to glow brightly, and so will Deoxys's core. The opponent then stops glowing and it cannot explode.
| Entity Two
|| Red, The Battler
|| Used via Skill Swap
In other languages