Water Compaction (Ability)

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Water Compaction みずがため
Water Fortifying
Flavor text
Generation VII
Boosts the Pokémon's Defense stat sharply when hit by a Water-type move.

Water Compaction (Japanese: みずがため Water Fortifying) is an Ability introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature Ability of Sandygast and Palossand.

Effect

In battle

When a Pokémon with Water Compaction is hit by a Water-type move, its Defense rises by two stages. It will activate for every hit of Water Shuriken.

Outside of battle

It is unknown if Water Compaction has any effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Water Compaction

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Sandygast Sandygast Ghost Ground Water Compaction None Sand Veil
Palossand Palossand Ghost Ground Water Compaction None Sand Veil
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII 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.

In the anime

None.png Palossand Water Compaction.png None.png None.png
Palossand
If the Pokémon gets hit by a Water-type move, it regenerates and becomes fortified by the water.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
770 Palossand If Palossand gets hit by a Water-type move, the part of its body that broke off regenerates and becomes fortified by the water.
A wild Palossand A Shivering Shovel Search! Debut

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 遇水凝固 Yuh Séui Yìhnggu
Mandarin 遇水凝固 Yù Shuǐ Nínggù
France Flag.png French Sable Humide
Germany Flag.png German Verklumpen
Italy Flag.png Italian Idrorinforzo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 꾸덕꾸덕굳기 Kkudeok-kkudeok Gutgi
Russia Flag.png Russian Сжимание Воды Szhanimaniye Vody
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hidrorrefuerzo


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