Skarmory

Skarmory
エアームド
Skarmory.png
Mantine < Skarmory > Houndour
Species Type
Armor Bird Pokémon Steel.gif Flying.gif
Number Ability
#227 Keen Eye/Sturdy
Weak Armor
Height Weight
5′7″ (1.7m) 112 lbs. (50.8kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Flying 25
Tier EV Yield
OU 2 Defense Points
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Skarmory (エアームド) is the 203rd Pokémon in the Johto Pokédex. It is a Steel/Flying type, and is known as the Armor Bird Pokémon.

Skarmory has three abilities available to it, Keen Eye, Sturdy, and the Hidden Ability Weak Armor. The first, Keen Eye, prevents Skarmory's accuracy from being lowered and decreases the chance of encountering low-leveled Wild Pokémon. Sturdy prevents OHKO moves from affecting Skarmory, and as of Generation V lets the Pokémon survive any hit with 1 HP if it has full health. Weak Armor will lower its Defense by one level when it gets hit by an attack, but in exchange its Speed increases by one level.

Skarmory does not evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.

Skarmory is in the Flying Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 6,400 Steps to hatch. It needs 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Skarmory is a grayish bird Pokémon with a body that is mostly comprised of hardened metal. The only part of its body that isn't made of metal is also the only part of its body that isn't gray: the underside of its wings, which are red.

Gender Differences

Skarmory doesn't have any differences to distinguish between male and female.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Skarmory finds itself in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. Skarmory is a great Defog user and physical wall that provides immense utility for teams. With a great typing and a high 140 base Defense, it is among the most reliable Defog users thanks to its ability to switch into numerous physical threats and remove entry hazards in the process. With great support moves in Whirlwind, Taunt, and Spikes, Skarmory performs the role of defensive wall very well by preventing set-up sweepers to walk all over it and laying down entry hazards. These traits allow it to counter Pokémon like Mega Lopunny, Mega Pinsir, and Excadrill. If one chooses to opt for a specially defensive variant, Skarmory is capable of walling threats like Mega Diancie and Latias. However, Skarmory is far from flawless, as if it does not heavily invest in Special Defense, it will succumb to a significant number of special attackers. It can also suffer a bit from four-moveslot syndrome, as it has numerous utility options that cannot fit onto one moveset.

Skarmory is also a viable option in the Uber tier of competitive battling. With access to valuable utility moves like Spikes and reliable recovery in Roost, Skarmory is a sturdy wall that can check Extreme Killer Arceus, Mega Salamence, Primal Groudon lacking Fire attacks, and Ground Arceus. If one opts for a more specially defensive set, Skarmory can check Latios, Latias, and support Arceus forms while setting up layers of Spikes. In spite of these great qualities, Skarmory does suffer a bit in being easy Taunt bait as it usually does not run an attacking move and being frail on the specially defensive side even with investment. It is also annoyed by the presence of Magic Bounce Pokémon like Mega Sableye and Mega Diancie, both of which can shut down Skarmory. For Skarmory lacking Shed Shell, Mega Gengar can trap Skarmory and use Taunt against it, leaving it open for sweepers like Extreme Killer Arceus to take advantage.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Gold None Trade
Silver/Crystal Rare Route 45
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Rare Route 113
Fire Red Rare Ruin Valley
Leaf Green None Trade
Colosseum Only One Realgam Tower: Snag from Snagem Head Gonzap
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 5% Route 227
Stark Mountain
HeartGold None Trade
SoulSilver 5% Route 45
Black/White None PokéTransfer or Dream World
Black 2/White 2 5% Reversal Mountain: Outside (Regular Grass)
Black 2/White 2 15% Reversal Mountain: Outside (Double Grass)
X/Y 18% (Shadow Spot) Victory Road: Outside East
Victory Road: Outside Far East
Victory Road: Outside West
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 5% Route 113: Grass
Route 113: Horde

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II 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.
III 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.
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.
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.
IV Diamond Despite being clad entirely in iron-hard armor, it flies at speed of over 180 mph.
Pearl Despite being clad entirely in iron-hard armor, it flies at speed of over 180 mph.
Platinum Despite being clad entirely in iron-hard armor, it flies at speed of 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.
V Black Despite being clad entirely in iron-hard armor, it flies at speed of over 180 mph.
White Despite being clad entirely in iron-hard armor, it flies at speed of over 180 mph.
Black 2 Its heavy-looking iron body is actually thin and light, so it can fly at speeds over 180 mph.
White 2 Its heavy-looking iron body is actually thin and light, so it can fly at speeds over 180 mph.
VI 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 speed of 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.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
65
. 240 334 .
Atk
80
148 165 259 284
Def
140
256 285 379 416
Sp. Atk
40
76 85 179 196
Sp. Def
70
130 145 239 262
Speed
70
130 145 239 262

Moves

Via Level-Up

X/Y

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Growl Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start Peck Flying.gif 35 100 Physical.png
6 Sand Attack Ground.gif N/A 100 Other.png
9 Swift Normal.gif 60 N/A Special.png
12 Agility Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
17 Fury Attack Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
20 Feint Normal.gif 30 100 Physical.png
23 Air Cutter Flying.gif 60 95 Special.png
28 Spikes Ground.gif N/A N/A Other.png
31 Metal Sound Steel.gif N/A 85 Other.png
34 Steel Wing Flying.gif 70 90 Physical.png
39 Autotomize Steel.gif N/A N/A Other.png
42 Air Slash Flying.gif 75 95 Special.png
45 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
50 Night Slash Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Growl Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start Peck Flying.gif 35 100 Physical.png
6 Sand Attack Ground.gif N/A 100 Other.png
19 Metal Claw Steel.gif 50 95 Physical.png
12 Air Cutter Flying.gif 60 95 Special.png
17 Fury Attack Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
20 Feint Normal.gif 30 100 Physical.png
23 Swift Normal.gif 60 N/A Special.png
28 Spikes Ground.gif N/A N/A Other.png
31 Agility Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
34 Steel Wing Flying.gif 70 90 Physical.png
39 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
42 Metal Sound Steel.gif N/A 85 Other.png
45 Air Slash Flying.gif 75 95 Special.png
50 Autotomize Steel.gif N/A N/A Other.png
53 Night Slash Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM19 Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM51 Steel Wing Steel.gif 70 90 Other.png
TM58 Sky Drop Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM91 Flash Cannon Steel.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM97 Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM02 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 Physical.png
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting.gif 40 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Assurance Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Brave Bird Flying.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Curse Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Drill Peck Flying.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Guard Swap Psychic.gif -- 55 Other.png
Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Sky Attack Flying.gif 140 90 Special.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
Whirlwind Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Move Tutor (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Sky Attack Flying.gif 140 90 Special.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png

Past Moves

Generation III Move Tutor: Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png


Generation IV

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fury Cutter Bug.gif 40 95 Physical.png
Ominous Wind Ghost.gif 60 100 Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Twister Dragon.gif 40 100 Special.png

Generation V: Via TM/HM

Evolution Line

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Skarmory

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Dragon.gif
Fairy.gif
Flying.gif
Ice.gif
Ground.gif
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Poison.gif
Psychic.gif
Rock.gif
Steel.gif
Fire.gif
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