Battle Armor(JP) is a Pokémon ability introduced in the third generation. Shell Armor(JP) is an ability introduced in the same generation with the same effect.


Battle Armor and Shell Armor prevents the opponent from landing a critical hit on the ability holder.

Pokémon with Battle Armor

Kabuto Kabutops Anorith Armaldo Skorupi
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Drapion Type: Null Perrserker Falinks
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As a Hidden Ability

Cubone Marowak
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Pokémon with Shell Armor

Shellder Cloyster Krabby Kingler Lapras
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Omanyte Omastar Mega Slowbro Corphish Crawdaunt
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Clamperl Dwebble Crustle Escavalier Shelmet
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Turtonator Chewtle Drednaw
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As a Hidden Ability

Torkoal Turtwig Grotle Torterra Oshawott
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Dewott Samurott
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  • Up until the fifth generation, Shell Armor was exclusive to Water-types.
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