Rough Skin (ability)

Effect

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.

Changes

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

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
Hurts to touch.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
Inflicts damage to the foe on contact.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
Inflicts damage to the attacker on contact.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
Inflicts damage to the attacker on contact.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
This Pokémon inflicts damage with its rough skin to the attacker on contact.

Other languages

English Rough Skin
Japanese さめはだ (Samehada)
German Rauhaut
French Peau Dure
Italian Cartavetro
Spanish Piel Tosca

Pokémon with Rough Skin

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

Rough Skin as a hidden ability

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