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| Shield Dust
| Generation VII
| This Pokémon's dust blocks the additional effects of attacks taken.
Shield Dust (Japanese: りんぷん Scales) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. All Pokémon that have this Ability are Bug types.
|| This move effect may be in need of research. |
Reason: Can it block the effects of King's Rock/Razor Fang/Stench?
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When the Pokémon is damaged by an attack, any additional effects are negated (similar to the attacker having Sheer Force, but without increasing damage). For example, Body Slam would only deal damage and not have its usual 30% chance of causing Paralysis. It does not stop moves that do not cause damage, like Thunder Wave. Shield Dust also prevents poisoning from Poison Touch unless the user of Poison Touch used Sunsteel Strike.
Outside of battle
Shield Dust has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Shield Dust
- Shield Dust essentially prevents the Pokémon from being frozen in battle by any Pokémon (except those with Mold Breaker or one of its variants), as the Freeze status ailment is always caused as a secondary effect of an opponent's move, and the status cannot be passed to another Pokémon via Baton Pass or Synchronize.
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