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Skarmory (Japanese: 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 wearing a steel helmet covering its beak. 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: Red and Blue rescue team.

Evolution

Skarmory does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

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


Stats

Base 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 Type Cool 2 1 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
6XY
6ORAS
Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
N/AXY
9ORAS
Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
23XY
12ORAS
Air Cutter 60 95% 25 Flying Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
17XY
17ORAS
Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
20XY
20ORAS
Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical Type Clever 3 0 ♥
9XY
23ORAS
Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool 2 0 ♥
28XY
28ORAS
Spikes —% 20 Ground Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
12XY
31ORAS
Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
34XY
34ORAS
Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
45XY
39ORAS
Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
31XY
42ORAS
Metal Sound 85% 40 Steel Status Type Clever 1 3 ♥
42XY
45ORAS
Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special Type Cool 1 4 ♥
39XY
50ORAS
Autotomize —% 15 Steel Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
50XY
53ORAS
Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Type 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 Type Cool 2
1DP
1HGSSPt
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical Type Cool 3
7DP
6HGSSPt
Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Type Cute 2
11DP
9HGSSPt
Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool 2
14DP
12HGSSPt
Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Type Cool 2
20DP
17HGSSPt
Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
N/ADP
20HGSSPt
Feint 50 100% 10 Normal Physical Type Beauty 2
24DP
23HGSSPt
Air Cutter 55 95% 25 Flying Special Type Cool 3
27DP
28HGSSPt
Spikes —% 20 Ground Status Type Smart 2
31DP
33HGSSPt
Metal Sound 85% 40 Steel Status Type Smart 2
38DP
34HGSSPt
Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool 3
40DP
39HGSSPt
Air Slash 75 95% 20 Flying Special Type Cool 2
46DP
42HGSSPt
Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool 3
50DP
45HGSSPt
Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Type 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 Type Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Type Cool 4 0 ♥
10 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Type Cute 2 1 ♥
13 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
16 Agility —% 30 Psychic Type Cool 3 0 ♥
26 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Type Cool 2 1 ♥
29 Air Cutter 55 95% 25 Flying Type Cool 4 0 ♥
32 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Type Cool 2 0 ♥
42 Spikes —% 20 Ground Type Smart 2 0 ♥
45 Metal Sound 85% 40 Steel Type 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 Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough 2 2 ♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Cool 2 1 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Type Clever 2 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type 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 Type Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty 2
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Smart 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Type Smart 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool 3
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Cool 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cool 1
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Type Beauty 0
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Type Cool 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough 3
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 1
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Type Smart 2
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 3
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Type Smart 1
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Type Beauty 2
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type 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 Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Type Smart 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Type Cool 2 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Type Cool 2 1 ♥
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying Type Smart 1 0 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type 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 Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Brave Bird Farfetch'd, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Ducklett, Swanna, Rufflet, Braviary, Talonflame 120 100% 15 Flying Physical Type Cool 6 0 ♥
Curse * Farfetch'd —% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
Drill Peck Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio 80 100% 20 Flying Physical Type 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 Type Tough 3 0 ♥
Guard Swap Natu, Xatu —% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Pursuit Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio, Murkrow, Honchkrow, Wingull, Pelipper 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 1 ♥
Sky Attack Noctowl, Altaria, Togekiss, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Sigilyph 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Stealth Rock Aerodactyl, Skarmory, Archen, Archeops —% 20 Rock Status Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Whirlwind Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Sigilyph, Rufflet, Braviary, Noibat, Noivern —% 20 Normal Status Type 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 Type Beauty 2
Brave Bird Starly, Staravia, Staraptor 120 100% 15 Flying Physical Type Cute 2
Curse * Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Farfetch'd, Aerodactyl —% 10 ??? Status Type Tough 0
Drill Peck Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio 80 100% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 3
Guard SwapHGSS Natu, Xatu —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
Pursuit Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio, Murkrow, Honchkrow, Wingull, Pelipper 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Type Smart 1
Sky Attack Noctowl, Altaria, Togekiss 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Type Cool 1
Roost Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Wingull, Pelipper, Chatot —% 10 Flying Status Type Cool 0
Whirlwind Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor 100% 20 Normal Status Type 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 ??? Type Tough 3 0 ♥
Drill Peck Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio 80 100% 20 Flying Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Pursuit Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Dodrio, Murkrow, Wingull, Pelipper 40 100% 20 Dark Type Smart 2 1 ♥
Sky Attack Altaria 140 90% 5 Flying Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Whirlwind Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot 100% 20 Normal Type 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 Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Sky Attack ORAS 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Tailwind ORAS —% 15 Flying Status Type 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 Type Cool 3
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Type Cool 2
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 95% 15 Ice Special Type Beauty 2
Iron Defense HGSSPt —% 15 Steel Status Type Tough 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute 3
Ominous Wind HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Type Smart 0
Sky Attack HGSS 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Type Cool 1
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool 2
Tailwind HGSS —% 30 Flying Status Type Smart 2
Twister HGSSPt 40 100% 20 Dragon Special Type 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 Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Type Cute 2 1 ♥
Rock Slide FRLGE 75 90% 10 Rock Type Tough 1 3 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Sky Attack XD 140 90% 5 Flying Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Type 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

Version
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 227 front S 227 front C 227 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 227 front E 227 front RS 227 front Skarmory GenIII Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 227 front DP 227 front HGSS 227 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Skarmory BW Skarmory BW
BWShinySkarmory BWShinySkarmory
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Skarmory XY Skarmory XY
Skarmory Shiny XY Skarmory Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

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.
  • Back in Generation II, Skarmory had two tails.
  • 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. 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.

Etymology

  • Skarmory is a mix of sky and armory.

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).

Gallery

See also

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