Battle Armor (Ability)

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Battle Armor カブトアーマー
Kabuto Armor
Flavor text
Generation III
Blocks critical hits.
Generation IV
The Pokémon is protected against critical hits.
Generation V
The Pokémon is protected against critical hits.
Generation VI
Protects the Pokémon from critical hits.
Generation VII
Hard armor protects the Pokémon from critical hits.
Generation VIII
Hard armor protects the Pokémon from critical hits.
Generation IX
Hard armor protects the Pokémon from critical hits.

Battle Armor (Japanese: カブトアーマー Kabuto Armor) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

Battle Armor prevents the opponent from landing a critical hit, even if they would usually always land one such as with Frost Breath, Storm Throw, Wicked Blow, Surging Strikes, or with Merciless (if the target is poisoned).

Outside of battle

Battle Armor has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Battle Armor

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0104 Cubone Cubone
Ground Ground Rock Head Lightning Rod Battle Armor
0105 Marowak Marowak
Ground Ground Rock Head Lightning Rod Battle Armor
0140 Kabuto Kabuto
Rock Water Swift Swim Battle Armor Weak Armor
0141 Kabutops Kabutops
Rock Water Swift Swim Battle Armor Weak Armor
0347 Anorith Anorith
Rock Bug Battle Armor None Swift Swim
0348 Armaldo Armaldo
Rock Bug Battle Armor None Swift Swim
0451 Skorupi Skorupi
Poison Bug Battle Armor Sniper Keen Eye
0452 Drapion Drapion
Poison Dark Battle Armor Sniper Keen Eye
0772 Type: Null Type: Null
Normal Normal Battle Armor None None
0863 Perrserker Perrserker
Steel Steel Battle Armor Tough Claws Steely Spirit
0870 Falinks Falinks
Fighting Fighting Battle Armor None Defiant
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
MDRB Blocks critical hits.
MDTDS Blocks critical hits on the Pokémon.
BSL こうげきを きゅうしょに うけない
Conq. The Pokémon is protected against critical hits.
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD Moves don't hit the Pokémon critically! Never ever!
MDRTDX Moves are never critical hits against this Pokémon.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 戰鬥盔甲 Jindau Kwāigaap *
甲蟲盔甲 Gaapchùhng Kwāigaap *
Mandarin 戰鬥盔甲 / 战斗盔甲 Zhàndòu Kuījiǎ *
甲蟲盔甲 Jiǎchóng Kuījiǎ *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Gevecht pantser
France Flag.png French Armurbaston
Germany Flag.png German Kampfpanzer
Italy Flag.png Italian Lottascudo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 전투 무장 Jeontu Mujang
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Armadura de Batalha
Russia Flag.png Russian Боевая Броня Boyevaya Bronya
Spain Flag.png Spanish Armadura BatallaVI+
Armad. Bat.IIIV
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Giáp Chiến Đấu


Variations of the Ability Battle Armor
Battle ArmorShell Armor


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