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 1.7 m (5′07″)
Weight 50.5 kg (111.3 lbs)
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)
153 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 25 (3.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 163
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Flying
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (6,169–6,425 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!
Sword The pointed feathers of these Pokémon are sharper than swords. Skarmory and Corviknight fight viciously over territory.
Shield People fashion swords from Skarmory’s shed feathers, so this Pokémon is a popular element in heraldic designs.

Moves learned by Skarmory

Moves learnt by level up

Skarmory learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
4Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
8Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
12Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
16AgilityPsychicStatus
20Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100
24SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
28Steel WingSteelPhysical 70 90
32AutotomizeSteelStatus
36Drill PeckFlyingPhysical 80 100
40Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
44SpikesGroundStatus
48Iron DefenseSteelStatus
52Brave BirdFlyingPhysical 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95
CurseGhostStatus
FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
RoostFlyingStatus
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
WhirlwindNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

Skarmory can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual WingbeatFlyingPhysical 40 90

Moves learnt by TM

Skarmory is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Skarmory is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

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.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
6Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
9Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
12Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95
17Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
20FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
23SwiftNormalSpecial 60
28SpikesGroundStatus
31AgilityPsychicStatus
34Steel WingSteelPhysical 70 90
39SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
42Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
45Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
50AutotomizeSteelStatus
53Night SlashDarkPhysical 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.
AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
Brave BirdFlyingPhysical 120 100
CurseGhostStatus
Drill PeckFlyingPhysical 80 100
EndureNormalStatus
Guard SwapPsychicStatus
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
Stealth RockRockStatus
WhirlwindNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlyingStatus
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
TailwindFlyingStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Skarmory sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Skarmory  sprite from Sword & Shield
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 Sevault 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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Challenge Road

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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