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| Shields Down
| Limit Shield
| Generation VII
| When its HP becomes half or less, the Pokémon's shell breaks and it becomes aggressive.
Shields Down (Japanese: リミットシールド Limit Shield) is an Ability introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature Ability of Minior.
At the start of battle or at the end of a turn, if Minior's HP is above half, it will change into its Meteor Form. At the end of the turn, if its HP is below half, it will change back to its Core Form.
While in Meteor Form, Minior cannot be afflicted by status conditions or become drowsy due to Yawn. Rest will fail when used by Minior in Meteor Form. If Core Form Minior is switched in while grounded (due to Iron Ball, Gravity, or being Baton Passed Ingrain), it will be poisoned by Toxic Spikes before Shields Down switches it to Meteor Form.
Role Play, Gastro Acid, Worry Seed, Simple Beam, and Entrainment fail if the target has the Ability Shields Down. Skill Swap fails if either Pokémon has Shields Down. Shields Down cannot be copied by Trace, Power of Alchemy, or Receiver. Shields Down cannot be replaced by Mummy or suppressed by Core Enforcer. If a Pokémon other than Minior obtains Shields Down with Imposter or Transform, the Pokémon will not change forms and will not be immune to status conditions (even if it transformed into Meteor Form Minior).
Mold Breaker, Turboblaze, and Teravolt have no effect on Shields Down. If a Pokémon with Poison Touch uses Sunsteel Strike on a Minior in Meteor Form, it will not be poisoned.
If Minior gets a status condition while in Core Form and later changes into Meteor Form, the status condition remains in effect.
Outside of battle
Minior is always in Core Form outside of battle.
Pokémon with Shields Down
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