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Battle Armor (カブトアーマー, Kabuto Armor) is an ability introduced in Generation III. It is identical to Shell Armor.


In battle

Battle Armor prevents other Pokémon from landing critical hits on Pokémon with this ability.

Pokémon with Battle Armor

As a natural ability

Pokémon Type
140.png Kabuto rock/water
141.png Kabutops rock/water
347.png Anorith rock/bug
348.png Armaldo rock/bug
451.png Skorupi poison/bug
452.png Drapion poison/dark
772.png Type: Null normal
If any of the Pokémon were introduced before the generation that Battle Armor was introduced in, then they will not have it as a natural ability until then.

As a hidden ability

Pokémon Type
104.png Cubone ground
105.png Marowak ground
Hidden abilities were not introduced until Generation V, so if any of the Pokémon were introduced before that, then they will not have Battle Armor as a hidden ability until then.


  • Before Battle Armor was introduced in the Pokémon games, it was featured as a TCG card.