Acid Armor (move)

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Move data

Type Poison
Category Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Acid Armor raises the user's Defense by two stages.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, Acid Armor has 40 PP.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Poisonium Z and uses its Z-Power, Acid Armor turns into Z-Acid Armor and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Sharply raises the user's DEFENSE.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Liquifies the user’s body to sharply raise DEFENSE.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user alters its cells to liquefy itself and sharply raise DEFENSE.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user alters its cellular structure to liquefy itself, sharply raising its Defense stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user alters its cellular structure to liquefy itself, sharply raising its Defense stat.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user alters its cellular structure to liquefy itself, sharply raising its Defense stat.
Sun/Moon The user alters its cellular structure to liquefy itself, sharply raising its Defense stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Acid Armor at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
Level 43
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Level 46
VaporeonVaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 29
PhionePhione
#489 / Water
Level 31
ManaphyManaphy
#490 / Water
Level 31
VanilliteVanillite
#582 / Ice
Level 31
VanillishVanillish
#583 / Ice
Level 31
VanilluxeVanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 31
CryogonalCryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 29
ShelmetShelmet
#616 / Bug
Level 32

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Acid Armor as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

SlugmaSlugma
#218 / Fire
Amorphous
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Amorphous
GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
Amorphous
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
Amorphous
ShellosShellos
#422 / Water
Amorphous, Water 1
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Amorphous, Water 1
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
Amorphous
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
Amorphous
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Amorphous
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Amorphous
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Amorphous
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous
ChandelureChandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Dragon, Water 1
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
GoomyGoomy
#704 / Dragon
Dragon
SliggooSliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Dragon
GoodraGoodra
#706 / Dragon
Dragon