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Skarmory
エアームド Airmd
#227
227Skarmory
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Steel Flying
Species
Armor Bird Pokémon
Abilities
Keen Eye or Sturdy Weak Armor
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#203
Hoenn
#115
Unova
#203
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-045
Almia
R-189
Oblivia
R-231 N-162
Height
5'07"
Imperial
1.7 m
Metric
Weight
111.3 lbs.
Imperial
50.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
25 (3.3%)
Body style
Body09
Footprint
 F227 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Flying group 26 cycles
(6630 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 168 Battle Exp.: 1681*

Skarmory (Japanese: エアームド Airmd) is a dual-type Steel/Flying Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Skarmory are tall birds with long necks and long legs. They have red feathers under sheaths that cover their very sharp wings. Their skin and feathers are hard because they live and are raised in very harsh conditions. Their nests are usually found in thorn bushes, where continual scratching of their skin will eventually harden it into an iron-like state. Skarmory, like most Steel-type Pokémon, are silver-gray except for their red feathers, yellow eyes, and metallic-blue neck, talons, and tail. Their feet both have three toes on them, two in front and one in back, and their tail has hooked ends. Skarmory also possesses a pointed, triangular crest on its head, and, although Skarmory are otherwise birdlike, several teeth in its lower jaw. Their wings are actually hollow, despite their appearance, allowing them to travel up to 190 mph (300 km/h). These wings can also be moved in separate instances, as demonstrated in Black and White sprite.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Despite being covered in extremely durable armor, they are also surprisingly swift in flight, and its feathers are sharp enough to be used as swords and knives.

Behavior

Skarmory are highly territorial and will attack anyone who threatens them. They also choose to build their nests out of sharp brambles. Skarmory's steel wings become tattered and bashed in from repeated battles, but once a year the battered wings grow back completely, restoring the cutting edges to a pristine state.

Habitat

Roughterrain

Rough-terrain Pokémon

Skarmory like to live in tough terrain, particularly in Johto's mountainous areas. They always build their nests in thorns and brambles. This ensures their offspring's safety, as no other Pokémon can get near and their offspring's skin will be scratched until it is hard like its parents'.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
After nesting in bramble bushes, the wings of its chicks grow hard from scratches by thorns.
Generation II
Johto
Its sturdy wings look heavy, but they are actually hollow and light, allowing it to fly freely in the sky.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
None Trade
Generation II
Johto
Rare Route 45

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 140
130 - 211 256 - 416
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 465   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
1/2
Stamina
2/4 ★★☆☆
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
066 Sand-Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
099 Swift Normal Special 06060 —% 20
1212 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
1717 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
2020 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
2323 Air Cutter Flying Special 05555 09595% 25
2828 Spikes Ground Status 0000 —% 20
3131 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
3434 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 09090% 25
3939 Autotomize Steel Status 0000 —% 15
4242 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 20
4545 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
5050 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Skarmory obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skarmory
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skarmory
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM05 Roar Normal Status 100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM12 Taunt Dark Status 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 50 80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM41 Torment Dark Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM46 Thief Dark Physical 40 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 60 100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM66 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM70 Flash Normal Status 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 30
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 80 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 80 100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM01 Cut Normal Physical 50 95% 30
Bag HM Flying Sprite HM02 Fly Flying Physical 90 95% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skarmory
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skarmory
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
021MS022MS198MS430MS Assurance Dark Physical 50 100% 10
083MS Brave Bird Flying Physical 120 100% 15
041MS042MS169MS083MS142MS Curse* Ghost Status —% 10
021MS022MS084MS085MS Drill Peck Flying Physical 80 100% 20
016MS017MS018MS021MS022MS041MS
042MS169MS083MS084MS085MS142MS
163MS164MS176MS468MS177MS178MS
198MS430MS227MS
Endure Normal Status —% 10
177MS178MS Guard Swap Psychic Status —% 10
021MS022MS084MS085MS198MS430MS Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
164MS Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
142MS227MS Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
016MS017MS018MS Whirlwind Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Skarmory in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Skarmory in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skarmory
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skarmory
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Roost Flying Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Skarmory can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Skarmory cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skarmory
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skarmory
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Evolution

227
Does not evolve
Skarmory
 Steel  Flying 

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