Rough Skin (ability)

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When a Pokémon with Rough Skin is hit by a move that makes contact, the attacker receives damage equal to 18 of their maximum HP.

Multi-hit moves (e.g. DoubleSlap) activate Rough Skin for each strike.


In Generation 3, the damage from Rough Skin is 116 of the maximum HP.

Game descriptions

Generation 3 Hurts to touch.
Generation 4 Inflicts damage to the foe on contact.
Generation 5 Inflicts damage to the attacker on contact.
Generation 6 Inflicts damage to the attacker on contact.

Pokémon with Rough Skin

2nd ability
Hidden ability
318 Carvanha Speed Boost
319 Sharpedo Speed Boost
621 Druddigon Sheer Force Mold Breaker

Rough Skin as a hidden ability

Other abilities
443 Gible Sand Veil
444 Gabite Sand Veil
445 Garchomp Sand Veil