Sap Sipper (Ability)

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Sap Sipper そうしょく
Herbivorous
Flavor text
Generation V
Boosts Attack when hit by a Grass-type move.
Generation VI
Boosts the Attack stat when hit by a Grass-type move.
Generation VII
Boosts the Attack stat if hit by a Grass-type move, instead of taking damage.
Generation VIII
Boosts the Attack stat if hit by a Grass-type move instead of taking damage.
Generation IX
The Pokémon takes no damage when hit by Grass-type moves. Instead, its Attack stat is boosted.

Sap Sipper (Japanese: そうしょく Herbivorous) is an Ability introduced in Generation V.

Effect

In battle

Generation V

When a Pokémon with Sap Sipper is hit by a Grass-type move, its Attack is increased by one stage, and the move will have no effect on that Pokémon.

Multi-strike moves, such as Bullet Seed, will only increase the Pokémon's Attack once. Aromatherapy will not activate Sap Sipper.

Sap Sipper will not activate if the Pokémon is protected from the Grass-type move.

Generation VI onward

Aromatherapy now activates Sap Sipper of allies.

Outside of battle

Sap Sipper has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Sap Sipper

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0183 Marill Marill
Water Fairy Thick Fat Huge Power Sap Sipper
0184 Azumarill Azumarill
Water Fairy Thick Fat Huge Power Sap Sipper
0203 Girafarig Girafarig
Normal Psychic Inner Focus Early Bird Sap Sipper
0234 Stantler Stantler
Normal Normal Intimidate FriskGen IV+ Sap Sipper
0241 Miltank Miltank
Normal Normal Thick Fat ScrappyGen IV+ Sap Sipper
0298 Azurill Azurill
Normal Fairy Thick Fat Huge Power Sap Sipper
0522 Blitzle Blitzle
Electric Electric Lightning Rod Motor Drive Sap Sipper
0523 Zebstrika Zebstrika
Electric Electric Lightning Rod Motor Drive Sap Sipper
0585 Deerling Deerling
Normal Grass Chlorophyll Sap Sipper Serene Grace
0586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
Normal Grass Chlorophyll Sap Sipper Serene Grace
0626 Bouffalant Bouffalant
Normal Normal Reckless Sap Sipper Soundproof
0672 Skiddo Skiddo
Grass Grass Sap Sipper None Grass Pelt
0673 Gogoat Gogoat
Grass Grass Sap Sipper None Grass Pelt
0704 Goomy Goomy
Dragon Dragon Sap Sipper Hydration Gooey
0705 Sliggoo Sliggoo
Dragon Dragon Sap Sipper Hydration Gooey
0705 Sliggoo Sliggoo
Hisuian Form
Steel Dragon Sap Sipper Shell ArmorGen IX+ Gooey
0706 Goodra Goodra
Dragon Dragon Sap Sipper Hydration Gooey
0706 Goodra Goodra
Hisuian Form
Steel Dragon Sap Sipper Shell ArmorGen IX+ Gooey
0780 Drampa Drampa
Normal Dragon Berserk Sap Sipper Cloud Nine
0899 Wyrdeer Wyrdeer
Normal Psychic Intimidate Frisk Sap Sipper
0981 Farigiraf Farigiraf
Normal Psychic Cud Chew Armor Tail Sap Sipper
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other games

Description

Games Description
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD Grass-type moves don't work on the Pokémon, and they cause the Pokémon's Attack to go up!


In the anime

Alder Bouffalant Sap Sipper.png
Bouffalant


The Pokémon takes no damage from Grass-type attacks, instead boosting its attack power.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Bouffalant When Bouffalant gets hit by a Grass-type move, it takes no damage, and simply repels the attack from its body, leaving its afro sparking with light green energy. Bouffalant then shakes the sparkles away, increasing its attack power.
Alder's Bouffalant Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure! Debut


In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

Dol Bouffalant Sap Sipper.png
Bouffalant


The Pokémon takes no damage when hit by Grass-type moves. Instead, its attack power is boosted.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Bouffalant When Bouffalant gets hit by a Grass-type move, it takes no damage, and glows which makes it stronger.
Dol's Bouffalant Challenge the Battle Subway! Debut


Trivia

  • Fittingly, most Pokémon with this Ability are herbivore-inspired species.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 食草 ‎Sihkchóu *
草食 ‎Chóusihk *
Mandarin 食草 ‎Shícǎo *
草食 ‎Cǎoshí *
Finland Flag.png Finnish Mahlastaja
France Flag.png French Herbivore
Germany Flag.png German Vegetarier
Italy Flag.png Italian Mangiaerba
South Korea Flag.png Korean 초식 Chosik
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Planteeter
Poland Flag.png Polish Wchłanianie Soków
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Suga-Seiva
Engolidor de Seiva (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Suga-Seiva
Russia Flag.png Russian Вегетарианец Vegetarianets
Spain Flag.png Spanish Herbívoro


Stat raising Abilities
JustifiedLightning RodMotor DriveSap SipperStorm DrainWell-Baked BodyWind Rider
Abilities that alter damage taken
Dry SkinFlash FireSap SipperLightning RodMotor DriveStorm DrainVolt AbsorbWater AbsorbEarth EaterWell-Baked Body


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