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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Skarmory

Skarmory
Armor Bird Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Skarmory is a Steel and Flying Type Armor Bird Pokémon, with a 3.3% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Skarmory can be found with Keen Eye, Sturdy and Weak Armor as an Ability and has a Slow growth rate with a 2 Defense EV Yield. We recommend the Impish Nature, based on 465 combined Base Stats.

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Skarmory Stats and Abilities

Based on Skarmory Base IVs we consider this pokemon C-Tier choice. Skarmory Highest IV Stat is Defense 140 and the Lowest being Special Attack 40.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP65240334
D
Attack80148284
B
Defense140256416
F
Special Attack4076196
E
Special Defense70130262
E
Speed70130262
C
Total465
Skarmory Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Impish
+10% Defense
-10% Special Attack
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sour
Dislikes: Dry
EV Yield2 Defense
Growth RateSlow
Catch Rate25 (3.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsFlying
Egg Cycles25 (6,169–6,425 steps)
Abilities Description
Keen Eye
Ability 1
Keen Eye prevents the Pokémon from losing accuracy, for example from moves like Sand-Attack.
Sturdy
Ability 2
Sturdy allows the Pokémon to survive with 1 HP if attacked at full HP with an attack that would otherwise knock it out. It also prevents One-Hit-KO moves (Fissure, Horn Drill, Guillotine or Sheer Cold).
Weak Armor
Hidden Ability
When a Pokémon with Weak Armor is hit by a physical move, its Defense drops one stage, but its Speed increases by one stage.

How To Evolve Skarmory in BDSP

The Pokemon Skarmory does not have an evolution in the Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Series.

Where To Find Skarmory in BDSP

Skarmory has 2 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 56 Skarmory, within the Route 227 location using the Walking method.

Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Stark Mountain
100 - 20%
Skarmory
Lv. 56
Route 227
100 - 20%
Skarmory
Lv. 56

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Skarmory Weakness

Skarmory is a Steel and Flying Type pokemon. This will cause Skarmory to take More Damage from Fire, Electric Type Moves, and Less Damage from Normal, Flying, Steel, Psychic, Dragon, Fairy, Poison, Ground, Bug, Grass Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Fire
Electric
0.5x
Less Damage
Normal
Flying
Steel
Psychic
Dragon
Fairy
0.25x
Less Damage
Bug
Grass
Immune to Damage
Poison
Ground

What pokemon is Skarmory Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Ho-Oh
S
Heatran
S
Zapdos
S
Moltres
S
Raikou

What pokemon is Skarmory Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Arceus
S
Mewtwo
S
Lugia
S
Ho-Oh
S
Rayquaza
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Best Moves Skarmory in BDSP

Best Moveset for Skarmory Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
52
Brave Bird
Physical
180
100 15 User receives recoil damage.
36
Drill Peck
Physical
120
100 20
24
Slash
Physical
70
100 20 High critical hit ratio.
28
Steel Wing
Physical
105
90 25 May raise user's Defense.

Best Moveset for Skarmory TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM94
Fly
Physical
135
95 15 Flies up on first turn, attacks on second turn.
TM79
Dark Pulse
Special
80
100 15 May cause flinching.
TM91
Flash Cannon
Special
120
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM81
X-Scissor
Physical
80
100 15 The user slashes at the target by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
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Skarmory Level Up Moves

List of Moves Skarmory can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Peck
Power:
52.5
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

1
Leer
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Status

Lowers opponent's Defense.
4
Sand Attack
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
8
Fury Attack
Power: 15
Acc: 85
PP: 20
Physical

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
12
Metal Claw
Power:
75
Acc: 95
PP: 35
Physical

May raise user's Attack.
16
Agility
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Sharply raises user's Speed.
20
Wing Attack
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

24
Slash
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
28
Steel Wing
Power:
105
Acc: 90
PP: 25
Physical

May raise user's Defense.
32
Autotomize
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Reduces weight and sharply raises Speed.
36
Drill Peck
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

40
Metal Sound
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 40
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Special Defense.
44
Spikes
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Hurts opponents when they switch into battle.
48
Iron Defense
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Sharply raises user's Defense.
52
Brave Bird
Power:
180
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
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Skarmory TM Moves

List of Moves Skarmory can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM05
Roar
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM12
Taunt
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Opponent can only use moves that attack.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM37
Sandstorm
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM39
Rock Tomb
Power: 60
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM40
Aerial Ace
Power:
90
Acc: —
PP: 20
Physical

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM41
Torment
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

Opponent cannot use the same move in a row.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM46
Thief
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

Also steals opponent's held item.
TM47
Steel Wing
Power:
105
Acc: 90
PP: 25
Physical

May raise user's Defense.
TM51
Roost
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User recovers half of its max HP and loses the Flying type temporarily.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM66
Payback
Power: 50
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if the user was attacked first.
TM70
Flash
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
TM75
Swords Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Attack.
TM76
Stealth Rock
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Damages opponent switching into battle.
TM79
Dark Pulse
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May cause flinching.
TM80
Rock Slide
Power: 75
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
TM81
X-Scissor
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The user slashes at the target by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM88
Pluck
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

If the opponent is holding a berry, its effect is stolen by user.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM91
Flash Cannon
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM93
Cut
Power: 50
Acc: 95
PP: 30
Physical

TM94
Fly
Power:
135
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Flies up on first turn, attacks on second turn.
TM97
Defog
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Lowers opponent's Evasiveness and clears fog.
TM98
Rock Smash
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
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Skarmory Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Skarmory can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Curse
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Ghosts lose 50% of max HP and curse the opponent; Non-Ghosts raise Attack, Defense and lower Speed.
Sky Attack
Power:
210
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

Charges on first turn, attacks on second. May cause flinching.
Whirlwind
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
Air Cutter
Power:
90
Acc: 95
PP: 25
Special

High critical hit ratio.
Night Slash
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
Feint
Power: 30
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Only hits if opponent uses Protect or Detect in the same turn.
Drill Peck
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Brave Bird
Power:
180
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
Assurance
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if opponent already took damage in the same turn.
Guard Swap
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User and opponent swap Defense and Special Defense.
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