Gulp Missile (Ability)
If its HP is over half, it catches an Arrokuda and changes into its Gulping Form. If its HP is under half, it instead catches a Pikachu and changes into its Gorging Form. If hit by an attack in either form, Cramorant spits out its catch at the attacker, dealing damage equal to ¼ of the attacker's maximum HP and inflicting a secondary effect depending on its catch: Arrokuda lowers the attacker's Defense by one stage, while Pikachu paralyzes them.
If the attacker has Magic Guard, it will take no damage, but still trigger the cutscene and take the Defense drop or paralysis.
If Cramorant Dynamaxes while it has a catch in its mouth, it reverts to its base form (without spitting its catch). Even if a Dynamaxed Cramorant uses Surf or Dive (only possible as a wild Pokémon in a Max Raid Battle), it will not change into its Gulping or Gorging Form.
Outside of battle
Gulp Missile has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Gulp Missile
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|Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
In the manga
|Gulping Form Cramorant||Gorging Form Cramorant|
|When the Pokémon takes damage, it will spit out its prey to attack.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Cramorant||When Gulping Form Cramorant is attacked, it spits out the Arrokuda in its mouth at the opponent.|
|Cramorant||When Gorging Form Cramorant is attacked, it spits out the Pikachu in its mouth at the opponent.|
In other languages
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