Originally Posted by Fat obi
If a contact move does 0 damage to a Pokemon with Rough Skin, does the ability still activate? To test: Endure at 1 HP with Sharpedo and hit it with a contact move.
OK just tested this out, with a help of a friend; brought Sharpedo's HP down to 1 HP, went into a double battle, made Staraptor use Aerial Ace on my Sharpedo as he used Endure, then after that, Staraptor's HP wasn't reduced
, so Rough Skin didn't activate.