Propeller Tail (Ability)

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Propeller Tail スクリューおびれ
Screw Tailfin
Flavor text
Generation VIII
Ignores the effects of opposing Pokémon's Abilities and moves that draw in moves.

Propeller Tail (Japanese: スクリューおびれ Screw Tailfin) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Arrokuda and Barraskewda.

Effect

In battle

Propeller Tail makes its user's moves ignore the target-redirecting effects of moves (e.g. Rage Powder, Follow Me) and Abilities (e.g. Storm Drain, Lightning Rod).

Outside of battle

Propeller Tail has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Propeller Tail

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Arrokuda Arrokuda Water Water Swift Swim None Propeller Tail
Barraskewda Barraskewda Water Water Swift Swim None Propeller Tail
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII 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 or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

  • In PASS11, Casey's Kilo was revealed to have Propeller Tail as its Ability.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 螺旋尾鰭 Lòhsyùhn Méihkèih
Mandarin 螺旋尾鰭 / 螺旋尾鳍 Luóxuán Wěiqí
France Flag.png French Propulseur
Germany Flag.png German Schraubflosse
Italy Flag.png Italian Elicopinna
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스크루지느러미 Screw Jineureomi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hélice Caudal



Variations of the Ability Propeller Tail
Propeller TailStalwart


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