Acid Armor (move)

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Acid Armor
とける Liquefy
Acid Armor VIII.png
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Type  Poison
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled until the turn ends.

Acid Armor (Japanese: とける Liquefy) is a non-damaging Poison-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generations I to V

Acid Armor increases the user's Defense by two stages.

Generation VI onward

Acid Armor's PP was changed from 40 to 20.

If powered up by a Poisonium Z into Z-Acid Armor, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Status
PP  20
Agile Strong
Power  —  —  —
Accuracy  —%  —%  —%
Action speed modifier
Self  -3  -4  +5
Target  ?  ?  ?
Additional effect
Turns  5  4  7
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Raises the user's defensive stats

Invisibility

In Generation I only, Acid Armor causes the user's sprite to disappear. After this, the user is able to remain battling as a seemingly invisible Pokémon, although this has no effect in gameplay. However, the user does not disappear if Acid Armor fails because the user's Defense has already been raised to six stages, or if the battle animations are inactive.

The invisible Pokémon becomes visible again if it uses Minimize (turning into a small Minimize sprite), Substitute (being replaced by a Substitute), or Transform (being transformed into the target), or after it faints, switches out, or the battle ends. It also remains visible in the summary.

If a Pokémon with an active Substitute uses Acid Armor, the Substitute becomes invisible. However, the Pokémon will appear visible once it uses any move (because the visible Pokémon appears from behind the Substitute to use the move), and the Substitute becomes visible at this point as well. The Pokémon also appears visible if the Substitute breaks.

If a Pokémon uses Transform on an invisible target, the invisibility is ignored and the user will become a visible copy of the target.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 Melts the user's body for protection. A move that sharply raises Defense.
GSC Sharply raises the user's Defense.
RSEColo.XD Liquifies the user's body to sharply raise Defense.
FRLG The user alters its cells to liquefy itself and sharply raise Defense.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
The user alters its cellular structure to liquefy itself, sharply raising its Defense stat.
LA The user alters its cellular structure to liquefy itself, raising its defensive stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 32SwShBDSP
34LA
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 34
088 Grimer Grimer
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 55 40 34 39 39BW
40B2W2
40XY
43ORAS
43SMUSUM
42PE
43BDSP
088 Grimer Grimer
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 43SMUSUM
42PE
089 Muk Muk
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 60 45 34 44 42BW
43B2W2
43XY
46ORAS
46SMUSUM
48PE
46BDSP
089 Muk Muk
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 46SMUSUM
48PE
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
WaterIC Big.png Field Field 42RGB
47Y
47 47 64 64BW
29B2W2
29 29SMUSUM
24PE
45SwShBDSP
489 Phione Phione
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy 31 31 31 31 31BDSP
19LA
490 Manaphy Manaphy
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy 31 31 31 31 31BDSP
19LA
582 Vanillite Vanillite
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 31 31 31 32
583 Vanillish Vanillish
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 31 31 31 32
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 31 31 31 32
593 Jellicent Jellicent
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 29 29 17 52
616 Shelmet Shelmet
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 32 32 32 24
617 Accelgor Accelgor
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 1
704 Goomy Goomy
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 11LA
705 Sliggoo Sliggoo
Hisuian Form
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 11LA
706 Goodra Goodra
Hisuian Form
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 11LA
808 Meltan Meltan
SteelIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 36PE 32
809 Melmetal Melmetal
SteelIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 36PE 32
868 Milcery Milcery
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous 30
869 Alcremie Alcremie
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous 30
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
218 Slugma Slugma
FireIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
316 Gulpin Gulpin
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
422 Shellos Shellos
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous
577 Solosis Solosis
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
592 Frillish Frillish
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
607 Litwick Litwick
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
690 Skrelp Skrelp
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon SwSh
704 Goomy Goomy
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
316 Gulpin Gulpin
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Dream Park
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Acid Armor is a move with 27PP. The user raises its Defense by two stages. This move is affected by Snatch and Taunt.

In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 16.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts the user's Defense by two levels.
MDTDS Boosts the user's Defense by 2 levels.
BSL じぶんの ぼうぎょを 2だんかいあげる
MDGtI It sharply boosts your Defense. (The stat change returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileGTI.pngWonder Tile.)
SMD It sharply boosts your Defense. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileSMD.pngWonder Tile.


In the anime

Cynthia Gastrodon Acid Armor.png Galea Vaporeon Acid Armor.png Phione Acid Armor.png None.png
West Sea Gastrodon Vaporeon Phione
The user alters its cellular structure to liquefy itself, enhancing its resistance to physical attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Vaporeon Vaporeon Vaporeon jumps into the water, glows blue, then disappears. It can then swim through the water as if it were invisible. Seconds later, it jumps out of the water and attacks the opponent.
Rainer's Vaporeon The Battling Eevee Brothers Debut
Galea's Vaporeon On Olden Pond None
A wild Vaporeon Eevee & Friends None
Phione Phione Phione goes into the water and then disappears; or, Phione transforms its body into water.
A wild Phione Hold the Phione! None
Gastrodon Gastrodon West Sea Gastrodon's body becomes surrounded in purple energy and becomes flatter, enhancing Gastrodon's resistance to physical attacks.
Cynthia's Gastrodon JN117 None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 溶化 Yùhngfa
Mandarin 溶化 Rónghuà
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Kyselinové brnění
Denmark Flag.png Danish Syrepanser
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Zuurschild
Finland Flag.png Finnish Happokilpi
France Flag.png French Acidarmure
Germany Flag.png German Säurepanzer
Greece Flag.png Greek Οξυπανοπλία Oxupanoplía
Italy Flag.png Italian Scudo Acido
South Korea Flag.png Korean 녹기 Nokgi
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Syreskjold
Poland Flag.png Polish Kwasozbroja*
Kwasowy Pancerz*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Armadura Ácida (anime, manga)
Armadura de Ácido (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Armadura Ácida (Original Series; DP Series)
Armadura (Advanced Series)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Kiselinski oklop
Spain Flag.png Spanish Armad. Ácida
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Syrasköld
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Asit Zırhı
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tan Chảy




Variations of the move Acid Armor
StatusIC.png Acid ArmorAmnesiaAutotomizeBarrierIron DefenseNasty PlotRock PolishSwords Dance
Formerly a variation
StatusIC.png Minimize


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