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This article is about the Ability. For a list of Team Rocket disguises, see List of Team Rocket's disguises.
Disguise ばけのかわ
Flavor text
Generation VII
Once per battle, the shroud that covers the Pokémon can protect it from an attack.
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

Disguise (Japanese: ばけのかわ Disguise) is an Ability introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature Ability of Mimikyu.


In battle

Once per battle, when Mimikyu with the Ability Disguise is hit by a damaging attack or hits itself in confusion, it will take no damage. When this effect activates, it also causes its appearance to change: battle text will say "Its disguise served it as a decoy!", and the head portion of the disguise falls limp, followed by the text, "<Pokémon>'s disguise was busted!". Disguise will not be used up by entry hazards or weather damage. If Mimikyu's Disguise is busted, but it faints and is then revived, Disguise will be able to take a hit once more.

Disguise only blocks damage, and does not prevent other additional effects of damaging moves, such as getting paralyzed by Nuzzle. Disguise does not affect status moves.

Sound-based moves and moves used by Pokémon with Infiltrator cannot bypass Disguise for those reasons alone. If a Pokémon with Disguise has a substitute, the substitute will take damage before the Disguise.

Weakness Policy will not activate if the Disguise takes the damage.

Role Play, Gastro Acid, Worry Seed, Simple Beam, and Entrainment fail if the target has the Ability Disguise. Role Play and Entrainment fail if the user has the Ability Disguise. Skill Swap fails if either Pokémon has Disguise. Disguise cannot be copied by Trace, Power of Alchemy, or Receiver. Disguise cannot be replaced by Mummy or suppressed by Core Enforcer. If a Pokémon other than Mimikyu obtains Disguise with Imposter or Transform, the Pokémon will not be able to block a hit with its disguise.

Pokémon with Mold Breaker, Teravolt or Turboblaze and those using Moongeist Beam or Sunsteel Strike ignore Disguise, hitting through the disguise without busting it.

Outside of battle

Disguise has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Disguise

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Mimikyu Mimikyu Ghost Fairy Disguise None None
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 languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 畫皮 Wahpèih
Mandarin 畫皮 / 画皮 Huàpí
France Flag.png French Fantômasque
Germany Flag.png German Kostümspuk
Italy Flag.png Italian Fantasmanto
South Korea Flag.png Korean Tal
Poland Flag.png Polish Przebranie
Russia Flag.png Russian Маскировка Maskirovka
Spain Flag.png Spanish Disfraz

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