Skill Link (Ability)

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In battle

Generation IV

Skill Link enables multi-strike moves that hit 2-5 times per use to always strike five times.

Generation V

If the Ability is lost in the middle of move (such as via Mummy), the user will still hit the maximum number of times on the turn in progress.

Skill Link now affects Triple Kick. When used by Pokemon with this Ability, there will be one accuracy check for all strikes instead of individual checks for each strike.

Affected moves

Arm Thrust  Fighting  Physical 15 100% 5 Heracross
Barrage  Normal  Physical 15 85% 5 000
Bone Rush  Ground  Physical 25 90% 5 000
Bullet Seed  Grass  Physical 25 100% 5 Heracross
Comet Punch  Normal  Physical 18 85% 5 000
Double Slap  Normal  Physical 15 85% 5
Fury Attack  Normal  Physical 15 85% 5 Heracross
Fury Swipes  Normal  Physical 18 80% 5
Icicle Spear  Ice  Physical 25 100% 5
Pin Missile  Bug  Physical 25 95% 5 Heracross
Rock Blast  Rock  Physical 25 90% 5 Heracross
Spike Cannon  Normal  Physical 20 100% 5
Tail Slap  Normal  Physical 25 85% 5
Triple Kick*  Fighting  Physical 10 90% 3 000
Water Shuriken  Water  Physical 15 100% 5 000

Outside of battle

Skill Link has no effect outside of battle.

Pokemon with Skill Link

Ability 1
Ability 2
Shellder Water Shell Armor Skill Link Overcoat
Cloyster Water Ice Shell Armor Skill Link Overcoat
Aipom Normal Run Away Pickup Skill Link
Heracross Heracross
Mega Heracross
Bug Fighting Skill Link None None
Ambipom Normal Technician Pickup Skill Link
Minccino Normal Cute Charm Technician Skill Link
Cinccino Normal Cute Charm Technician Skill Link