Rough Skin(JP) is a Pokémon ability introduced in the third generation.


When the ability holder is hit with a move that makes contact, such as Tackle, the attacker takes damage equivalent to 1/8 (1/16 in the third generation) of their maximum HP. If a multistrike move like Fury Swipes make contact, each hit activates the ability. In the case of both the attacker and Pokémon with Rough Skin fainting, the attacker will faint first.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

If the attacker is directly in from of the Pokémon with Rough Skin, they lose half of the damage dealt.

Pokémon with Ability

Carvanha Sharpedo Druddigon
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As a Hidden Ability

Gible Gabite Garchomp
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