Disguise (Ability)

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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
Disguise
Flavor text
Generation VII
Once per battle, the shroud that covers the Pokémon can protect it from an attack.

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

Effect

In battle

If a Mimikyu in its Disguised Form is hit by a damaging attack or hits itself in confusion, Disguise causes it to take no damage. When this effect activates, the message, "Its disguise served it as a decoy!" is displayed, Mimikyu changes to its Busted Form, and finally the message, "<Name>'s disguise was busted!" is displayed. If Mimikyu's type was changed, it is restored to Ghost/Fairy when it changes to its Busted Form.

Mimikyu remains in Busted Form if it is switched out, but reverts to Disguised Form outside of battle. If a Mimikyu faints and is revived, it will be revived in its Disguised Form and Disguise will be able to activate again.

Disguise will not protect against entry hazards or weather damage. Disguise activates at the first strike of a multi-strike move such as Water Shuriken and will not block damage from remaining strikes. Disguise only blocks the damage from moves; additional effects of damaging moves like paralysis from Nuzzle are not prevented. If Mimikyu has a substitute, the substitute will take damage before Disguise.

Weakness Policy will not activate if Disguise negates the damage, because it is treated as a neutral hit. A held Air Balloon will be popped even if the Disguise negates the damage.

Gastro Acid, Worry Seed, and Simple Beam fail if the target has the Ability Disguise. Role Play, Skill Swap, and Entrainment fail 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 that has its Ability suppressed passes that effect to a Pokémon with this Ability via Baton Pass, that effect fades. If a Pokémon other than Mimikyu obtains Disguise with Imposter or Transform, the Ability will never activate.

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.

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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