Skarmory (エアームド Eaamudo) is a Steel/Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

Biology

Physiology

Skarmory resembles an ostrich clad in steel armor, with long, sharp-taloned legs and a head that looks like it is wearing a steel helmet covering its beak. It also has red feathers.

Abilities

Though not so aerodynamic and seemingly heavy in size, a Skarmory can still fly, which is proved by its ability to use the HM Fly and the fact that it flies during its appearance in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games.

Its armour can regenerate annually to restore the cutting edges after taking a lot of hits in battle, but can rust. It can use the feathers like blades to cut foes.

Habitat

It is said to live in thorn bushes, where its feathers are ground into the hardness of iron.

Evolution

Skarmory does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold and Silver Route 45 (Silver only) Rare
Crystal Route 45 Rare
Ruby and Sapphire Route 113 Rare
FireRed and LeafGreen Sevault Canyon (FireRed Only) Rare
Emerald Route 113 Rare
Diamond and Pearl Route 227, Stark Mountain Rare
Platinum Route 227, Stark Mountain Rare
HeartGold and SoulSilver Route 45 (SoulSilver Only) Rare
Black and White Trade None
Black 2 and White 2 Reversal Mountain Rare
X and Y Victory Road Rare


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 resting 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 encased in hard, protective armor. This Pokémon flies at speeds 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 resting in bramble bushes, the wings of its chicks grow hard from scratches by thorns.

  • LeafGreen

    Its sturdy wings look heavy, but they are actually 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 a Skarmory to make swords and knifes.

  • Diamond

    Despite being clad entirely in iron-hard armor, it flies at speeds over 180 mph.

  • Pearl

    Despite being clad entirely in iron-hard armor, it flies at speeds of over 180 mph.

  • 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 resting in bramble bushes, the wings of its chicks grow hard from scratches by thorns.

  • Black

    Despite being clad entirely in iron-hard armor, it flies at speeds of over 180 mph.

  • White

    Despite being clad entirely in iron-hard armor, it flies at speeds of over 180 mph.

  • Black 2

    Despite being clad entirely in iron-hard armor, it flies at speeds of over 180 mph.

  • White 2

    Despite being clad entirely in iron-hard armor, it flies at speeds of 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 close to 190 mph. It slashes foes with its wings that possess swordlike cutting edges.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Skarmory is entirely encased in hard, protective armor. This Pokémon flies close to 190 mph. It slashes foes with its wings that possess swordlike cutting edges.

  • 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.


Stats

Skarmory's Stats
HP
65
Attack
80
Defense
140
Sp. Atk
40
Sp. Def
70
Speed
70
Total
465

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical
6 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
9 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
12 Air Cutter 60 95% 25 Flying Special
17 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
20 Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical
23 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
28 Spikes —% 20 Ground Status
31 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
34 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
39 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
42 Metal Sound 85% 40 Steel Status
45 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special
50 Autotomize —% 15 Steel Status
53 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1XY
1ORAS
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
6XY
6ORAS
Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 3 0 ♥
N/AXY
9ORAS
Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
23XY
12ORAS
Air Cutter 60 95% 25 Flying Special Cool 4 0 ♥
17XY
17ORAS
Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
20XY
20ORAS
Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
9XY
23ORAS
Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2 0 ♥
28XY
28ORAS
Spikes —% 20 Ground Status Clever 2 0 ♥
12XY
31ORAS
Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Cool 3 0 ♥
34XY
34ORAS
Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
45XY
39ORAS
Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
31XY
42ORAS
Metal Sound 85% 40 Steel Status Clever 1 3 ♥
42XY
45ORAS
Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special Cool 1 4 ♥
39XY
50ORAS
Autotomize —% 15 Steel Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
50XY
53ORAS
Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical
6 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
9 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
12 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
17 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
20 Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical
23 Air Cutter 55 95% 25 Flying Special
28 Spikes —% 20 Ground Status
31 Metal Sound 85% 40 Steel Status
34 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
39 Autotomize —% 15 Steel Status
42 Air Slash 75 95% 20 Flying Special
45 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
50 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1DP
1HGSSPt
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2
1DP
1HGSSPt
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical Cool 3
7DP
6HGSSPt
Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 2
11DP
9HGSSPt
Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
14DP
12HGSSPt
Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Cool 2
20DP
17HGSSPt
Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 2
N/ADP
20HGSSPt
Feint 50 100% 10 Normal Physical Beauty 2
24DP
23HGSSPt
Air Cutter 55 95% 25 Flying Special Cool 3
27DP
28HGSSPt
Spikes —% 20 Ground Status Smart 2
31DP
33HGSSPt
Metal Sound 85% 40 Steel Status Smart 2
38DP
34HGSSPt
Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Cool 3
40DP
39HGSSPt
Air Slash 75 95% 20 Flying Special Cool 2
46DP
42HGSSPt
Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 3
50DP
45HGSSPt
Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Beauty 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Cool 4 0 ♥
10 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
13 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
16 Agility —% 30 Psychic Cool 3 0 ♥
26 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
29 Air Cutter 55 95% 25 Flying Cool 4 0 ♥
32 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Cool 2 0 ♥
42 Spikes —% 20 Ground Smart 2 0 ♥
45 Metal Sound 85% 40 Steel Smart 1 3 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying
13 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground
19 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
25 Agility —% 30 Psychic
37 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal
49 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Clever 4 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Clever 2 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Smart 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Cool 3
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Cool 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Smart 2
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Smart 1
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Beauty 2
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Smart 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Cool 2 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Cool 2 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying Smart 1 0 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Assurance Spearow, Fearow, Murkrow, Woobat, Swoobat 60 100% 10 Dark Physical
Brave Bird Farfetch'd, Taillow, Swellow, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Ducklett, Swanna, Rufflet, Braviary, Talonflame, Rowlet, Dartrix, Decidueye 120 100% 15 Flying Physical
Curse * Farfetch'd —% 10 Ghost Status
Drill Peck Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio, Pikipek, Trumbeak, Toucannon 80 100% 20 Flying Physical
Endure Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Farfetch'd, Doduo, Dodrio, Aerodactyl, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Togetic, Togekiss, Natu, Xatu, Murkrow, Honchkrow, Skarmory, Taillow, Swellow, Wingull, Pelipper, Swablu, Altaria, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Chatot —% 10 Normal Status
Guard Swap Natu, Xatu —% 10 Psychic Status
Pursuit Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio, Murkrow, Honchkrow, Wingull, Pelipper 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
Sky Attack Noctowl, Altaria, Togekiss, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Sigilyph 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Stealth Rock Aerodactyl, Skarmory, Archen, Archeops —% 20 Rock Status
Whirlwind Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Sigilyph, Rufflet, Braviary, Noibat, Noivern —% 20 Normal Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Assurance Spearow, Fearow, Murkrow, Woobat, Swoobat 60 100% 10 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Brave Bird Farfetch'd, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Ducklett, Swanna, Rufflet, Braviary, Talonflame 120 100% 15 Flying Physical Cool 6 0 ♥
Curse * Farfetch'd —% 10 Ghost Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Drill Peck Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio 80 100% 20 Flying Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Endure Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Farfetch'd, Doduo, Dodrio, Aerodactyl, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Togetic, Togekiss, Natu, Xatu, Murkrow, Honchkrow, Skarmory, Taillow, Swellow, Wingull, Pelipper, Swablu, Altaria, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Chatot —% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Guard Swap Natu, Xatu —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Pursuit Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio, Murkrow, Honchkrow, Wingull, Pelipper 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 1 ♥
Sky Attack Noctowl, Altaria, Togekiss, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Sigilyph 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Stealth Rock Aerodactyl, Skarmory, Archen, Archeops —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Whirlwind Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Sigilyph, Rufflet, Braviary, Noibat, Noivern —% 20 Normal Status Clever 3 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Assurance Spearow, Fearow, Murkrow, Honchkrow, Woobat, Swoobat 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
Brave Bird Farfetch'd, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Ducklett, Swanna, Rufflet, Braviary 120 100% 15 Flying Physical
Curse * Farfetch'd —% 10 Ghost Status
Drill Peck Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio 80 100% 20 Flying Physical
Endure Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Farfetch'd, Doduo, Dodrio, Aerodactyl, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Togetic, Togekiss, Natu, Xatu, Murkrow, Honchkrow, Skarmory, Taillow, Swellow, Wingull, Pelipper, Swablu, Altaria, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Chatot —% 10 Normal Status
Guard Swap Natu, Xatu —% 10 Psychic Status
Pursuit Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio, Murkrow, Honchkrow, Wingull, Pelipper 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
Sky Attack Noctowl, Altaria, Togekiss, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Sigilyph 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Stealth Rock Aerodactyl, Skarmory —% 20 Rock Status
Whirlwind Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Sigilyph, Rufflet, Braviary 100% 20 Normal Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Assurance Spearow, Fearow, Murkrow, Honchkrow 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Beauty 2
Brave Bird Starly, Staravia, Staraptor 120 100% 15 Flying Physical Cute 2
Curse * Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Farfetch'd, Aerodactyl —% 10 ??? Status Tough 0
Drill Peck Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio 80 100% 20 Flying Physical Cool 3
Guard SwapHGSS Natu, Xatu —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
Pursuit Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio, Murkrow, Honchkrow, Wingull, Pelipper 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 1
Sky Attack Noctowl, Altaria, Togekiss 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Cool 1
Roost Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Wingull, Pelipper, Chatot —% 10 Flying Status Cool 0
Whirlwind Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor 100% 20 Normal Status Smart 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Curse * Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Farfetch'd, Aerodactyl —% 10 ??? Tough 3 0 ♥
Drill Peck Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio 80 100% 20 Flying Cool 4 0 ♥
Pursuit Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio, Murkrow, Wingull, Pelipper 40 100% 20 Dark Smart 2 1 ♥
Sky Attack Altaria 140 90% 5 Flying Cool 3 0 ♥
Whirlwind Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot 100% 20 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type
Drill Peck Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio 80 100% 20 Flying
Pursuit Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio, Murkrow 40 100% 20 Dark
Sky AttackC Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio, Aerodactyl 140 90% 5 Flying
Whirlwind Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot 100% 20 Normal

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Sky Attack USUM 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Tailwind USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Sky Attack ORAS 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Tailwind ORAS —% 15 Flying Status Cool 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Dark Pulse B2W2 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Defense B2W2 —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Head B2W2 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Roost B2W2 —% 10 Flying Status
Sky Attack B2W2 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock Status
Tailwind B2W2 —% 30 Flying Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Air Cutter HGSSPt 55 95% 25 Flying Special Cool 3
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beauty 2
Iron Defense HGSSPt —% 15 Steel Status Tough 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Ominous Wind HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Smart 0
Sky Attack HGSS 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Cool 1
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Tailwind HGSS —% 30 Flying Status Smart 2
Twister HGSSPt 40 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Rock Slide FRLGE 75 90% 10 Rock Tough 1 3 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Sky Attack XD 140 90% 5 Flying Cool 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

This Pokémon learns no moves by Tutoring.
Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Appearances

Anime

Manga

Mystery Dungeon series

Skarmory appears as a the first boss in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team, blaming Diglett and his family because of the recurring earthquakes. He then kidnapped Diglett and brought him to Mt. Steel. If you win, after the battle Skarmory will Fly away and you won't be able to find that Skarmory again.

Trivia

  • Up until the introduction of Celesteela, no other Pokémon had the same type combination as Skarmory.
  • Skarmory has the highest Defense of all Flying-type Pokémon.
  • According to game sprites, Skarmory has had a lot of design changes. In Gold and Silver, it had a full gray body until Crystal, where it had purple-gray armor and dark red feathers with two tails. From Pokémon Ruby to Pokémon LeafGreen, it had plain gray armor and red feathers. From Pokémon Diamond to today, it has light gray armor with scarlet feathers.
  • In Generation II, Skarmory was a counterpart to Mantine. Both were dual-type Pokémon with the Flying type as their secondary type. Both are also version exclusives in Gold & Silver and have the same capture rate and BST. Mantine has a learnset of mostly special moves and Skarmory has a learnset of mostly physical moves. Ever since the introduction of Mantyke, the main similarities were broken.
  • Skarmory is one of the collectable spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • Its Johto Pokédex number is identical to its number in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 (203).
  • Both its feathers and Kommo-o's scales were used as ancient Alola armor.

Origin

Skarmory seems to be based off of a pterodactyl or a condor. It also seems to be based off of a Alicanto (an ancient bird made of hard metals and rocks like gold) or a Stymphalian Bird (a bird of Greek mythology that had steel-like talons).

Its concept is a nod to the fact that crane and sword in Japanese have very similar pronounciation.

Etymology

Skarmory is a mix of "sky" and "armory".

Gallery

See also

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