Skarmory

Skarmory is a Steel/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Armor Bird Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 227
Type Steel Flying
Species Armor Bird Pokémon
Height 5′07″ (1.7 m)
Weight 111.3 lbs (50.5 kg)
Abilities 1. Keen Eye
2. Sturdy
Weak Armor (hidden ability)
Local № 198 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
115 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
203 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
203 (Black 2/White 2)
112 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
120 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
208 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
270 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 25 (3.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 163
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Flying
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (base 6,400 steps)

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 80
148 284
Defense 140
256 416
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 70
130 262
Speed 70
130 262
Total 465 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Skarmory.

Evolution chart

Skarmory changes

Pokédex entries

Gold Its sturdy wings look heavy, but they are actually hollow and light, allowing it to fly freely in the sky.
Silver After nesting in bramble bushes, the wings of its chicks grow hard from scratches by thorns.
Crystal The feathers that it sheds are very sharp. It is said that people once used the feathers as swords.
Ruby SKARMORY is entirely encased in hard, protective armor. This POKéMON flies at close to 190 mph. It slashes foes with its wings that possess swordlike cutting edges.
Sapphire SKARMORY’s steel wings become tattered and bashed in from repeated battles. Once a year, the battered wings grow back completely, restoring the cutting edges to their pristine state.
FireRed After nesting in bramble bushes, the wings of its chicks grow hard from scratches by thorns.
LeafGreen Its sturdy wings look heavy, but its bones are hollow and light, allowing it to fly freely in the sky.
Emerald A POKéMON that has a body and wings of steel. People in the past used feathers fallen from SKARMORY to make swords and knives.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Despite being clad entirely in iron-hard armor, it flies at speeds over 180 mph.
HeartGold Its sturdy wings look heavy, but they are actually hollow and light, allowing it to fly freely in the sky.
SoulSilver After nesting in bramble bushes, the wings of its chicks grow hard from scratches by thorns.
Black
White
Despite being clad entirely in iron-hard armor, it flies at speeds over 180 mph.
Black 2
White 2
Its heavy-looking iron body is actually thin and light, so it can fly at speeds over 180 mph.
X After nesting in bramble bushes, the wings of its chicks grow hard from scratches by thorns.
Y Despite being clad entirely in iron-hard armor, it flies at speeds over 180 mph.
Omega Ruby Skarmory is entirely encased in hard, protective armor. This Pokémon flies at close to 190 mph. It slashes foes with its wings that possess swordlike cutting edges.
Alpha Sapphire Skarmory’s steel wings become tattered and bashed in from repeated battles. Once a year, the battered wings grow back completely, restoring the cutting edges to their pristine state.
Sun Its feathers, which fall off as it grows, are thin and sharp. In times long past, warriors used them as swords.
Moon Its metal body is sturdy, but it does rust rather easily. So on rainy days, this Pokémon prefers to stay put in its nest.
Ultra Sun The wing feathers it sheds can be processed and made into knives whose sharpness is recognized by the finest chefs.
Ultra Moon Its body is draped in steel armor. It looks heavy, but it can fly at speeds of up to 185 miles an hour!

Moves learned by Skarmory

Moves learnt by level up

Skarmory learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1PeckFlying 35 100
6Sand AttackGround 100
9Metal ClawSteel 50 95
12Air CutterFlying 60 95
17Fury AttackNormal 15 85
20FeintNormal 30 100
23SwiftNormal 60
28SpikesGround
31AgilityPsychic
34Steel WingSteel 70 90
39SlashNormal 70 100
42Metal SoundSteel 85
45Air SlashFlying 75 95
50AutotomizeSteel
53Night SlashDark 70 100

Egg moves

Skarmory learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Skarmory egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AssuranceDark 60 100
Brave BirdFlying 120 100
CurseGhost
Drill PeckFlying 80 100
EndureNormal
Guard SwapPsychic
PursuitDark 40 100
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
Stealth RockRock
WhirlwindNormal

Move Tutor moves

Skarmory can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlying
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron DefenseSteel
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
TailwindFlying

Moves learnt by TM

Skarmory is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
17ProtectNormal
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
58Sky DropFlying 60 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
75Swords DanceNormal
76FlyFlying 90 95
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Skarmory can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Skarmory learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1PeckFlying 35 100
6Sand AttackGround 100
9Metal ClawSteel 50 95
12Air CutterFlying 60 95
17Fury AttackNormal 15 85
20FeintNormal 30 100
23SwiftNormal 60
28SpikesGround
31AgilityPsychic
34Steel WingSteel 70 90
39SlashNormal 70 100
42Metal SoundSteel 85
45Air SlashFlying 75 95
50AutotomizeSteel
53Night SlashDark 70 100

Egg moves

Skarmory learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Skarmory egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AssuranceDark 60 100
Brave BirdFlying 120 100
CurseGhost
Drill PeckFlying 80 100
EndureNormal
Guard SwapPsychic
PursuitDark 40 100
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
Stealth RockRock
WhirlwindNormal

Moves learnt by TM

Skarmory is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
17ProtectNormal
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
58Sky DropFlying 60 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
75Swords DanceNormal
76FlyFlying 90 95
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Skarmory can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Skarmory sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Skarmory  sprite from Silver Skarmory  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Skarmory  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Skarmory  sprite from Black & White Skarmory  sprite from X & Y Skarmory  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Skarmory Shiny sprite from Silver Skarmory Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Skarmory Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Skarmory Shiny sprite from Black & White Skarmory Shiny sprite from X & Y Skarmory Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Skarmory

Gold Trade/migrate from another game
Silver
Crystal
Route 45
Ruby
Sapphire
Route 113
FireRed Seavault Canyon
LeafGreen Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 113
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 227, Stark Mountain
HeartGold Trade/migrate from another game
SoulSilver Route 45
Black
White
Trade/migrate from another game
Black 2
White 2
Reversal Mountain
X
Y
Victory Road
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 113
Sun
Moon
Route 10, 17, Mount Hokulani, Vast Poni Canyon, Poké Pelago
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 10, 17, Mount Hokulani, Vast Poni Canyon

Other languages

English Skarmory
Japanese エアームド (Airmd)
German Panzaeron
French Airmure

Name origin

sky
the air, where birds fly
armory
storage unit for weapons