Marvel Scale (ability)

Effect

Marvel Scale raises the ability-bearer's Defense by 50% when inflicted by a major status ailment (poison, burn, paralysis, freeze or sleep).

All effects of the status condition remain, e.g. losing HP each turn (poison, burn), speed drop (paralysis) or being unable to attack (paralysis, freeze, sleep).

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
Ups DEFENSE if suffering.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
Boosts Defense if there is a status problem.
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver Ups Defense if there is a status problem.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
Ups Defense if there is a status problem.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
Boosts the Defense stat if the Pokémon has a status condition.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The Pokémon’s marvelous scales boost the Defense stat if it has a status condition.

Pokémon with Marvel Scale

#
Name
2nd ability
Hidden ability
350 Milotic Competitive Cute Charm

Marvel Scale as a hidden ability

#
Name
Other abilities
147 Dratini Shed Skin
148 Dragonair Shed Skin