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|Increases the number of times multi-strike moves hit.
Skill Link (Japanese: スキルリンク Skill Link) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Shellder and Cloyster.
Skill Link enables multi-strike moves that hit 2-5 times per use to always strike five times.
Generation V onward
Even if the Ability is lost in the middle of move (such as via Mummy), the user will still hit the maximum number of times on the turn in progress.
Skill Link now affects the moves Triple Kick and Triple Axel, that can hit up to three times. When used by Pokémon with this Ability, there will be one accuracy check for all strikes instead of individual checks for each strike.
The table below lists the moves affected by Skill Link, as well as the Pokémon that can have Skill Link and learn those moves.
Although the following moves are affected by the Ability, they currently cannot be learned by any Pokémon with Skill Link. They may, however, be called via Metronome, Mirror Move, Copycat, or Mimic, or be used by a Pokémon that gained Skill Link by an Ability like Trace or Receiver or a move such as Skill Swap or Role Play.
Outside of battle
Skill Link has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Skill Link
In other games
||Enables the Pokémon to always attempt the top number of hits with multistrike moves.
||れんぞくで こうげきする わざを さいごまで だせるようになる
||When the Pokémon uses a multistrike move such as Pin Missile or Fury Attack, the move always strikes the maximum times!
||When the Pokémon uses a multistrike move, such as Pin Missile or Fury Attack, the move always strikes the maximum number of times.
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