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Cursed Body


Whenever an attack would deal damage to the wielder, there is a 30% chance of that attack being disabled. If the wielder is dealt zero damage from an attack that would have damaged it (such as using False Swipe when the target has 1 HP), except for the effect of a final modifier or the attack itself, Cursed Body will still activate normally. Cursed Body has a separate chance of activation on each hit of a contact multi-hit move, but will not stop any multi-hit move before it has been completed. Does not work if the attack hits a Substitute, but does work if the attacker is behind a Substitute, or if the Pokemon with Cursed Body is knocked out by the attack.

Competitive Use

Froslass is extremely frail so is unlikely to make use of the ability, and Jellicent has Water Absorb which is usually considered to be more effective. As well as this, the fact that Disable is a poor strategy which requires a move to be damaging, coupled with the low effect chance, makes it unreliable.

Found normally

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Frillish Water / Ghost LC Water Absorb / Cursed Body / Damp 55 40 50 65 85 40 335
Jellicent Water / Ghost OU Water Absorb / Cursed Body / Damp 100 60 70 85 105 60 480

Found in Dream World

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Banette Ghost NU Insomnia / Frisk / Cursed Body 64 115 65 83 63 65 455
Froslass Ice / Ghost BL Snow Cloak / Cursed Body 70 80 70 80 70 110 480
Shuppet Ghost LC Insomnia / Frisk / Cursed Body 44 75 35 63 33 45 295