Skarmory is a dual type Steel and Flying Pokemon introduced in Generation II. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokemon. Take a look below for 26 amazing and interesting facts about Skarmory.
1. Skarmory is a silver gray, avian Pokemon with a long, metallic blue neck, legs and tail.
2. It has yellow eyes, a pointed beak with several pointed teeth, and a triangular crest on its head.
3. There are red feathers under the sheaths that cover its sharp wings, and each feather can be moved independently.
4. Its wings are actually hollow, allowing it to travel up to 180 mph (300 km/h).
5. Its feet have three toes on them, two in front and one in back, and its tail has hooked ends.
6. Its steel wings become tattered and bashed in from repeated battles, but once a year the battered wings grow back completely.
7. This process restores the cutting edges.
8. Its feathers are sharp enough to be used as blades.
9. Its skin and feathers are solid because it lives and is raised in very harsh conditions.
10. Its nests are usually found in thorn bushes, where continual scratching of its skin will eventually harden it into an iron-like state. However, water can cause Skarmory’s hard body to rust easily, so it stays in its nest on rainy days.
11. In ancient Alola, warriors would use the sharp feathers that fell off Skarmory as swords.
12. Skarmory has the highest base Defense of all Flying-type Pokémon.
13. Skarmory’s number in the Johto Pokédex and New Unova Pokédex are the same: 203.
14. Skarmory has much in common with the Andean condor and cranes, birds that are held in high esteem in Japan. It is also similar to many mythological, metallic birds such as the Stymphalian birds, the Gagana, and the Alicanto. In addition, its design resembles a wyvern.
15. Its concept could also be a pun on tsuru (crane), referencing a paper crane, and tsurugi (sword). Its wings also resemble a Japanese paper hand fan.
16. Skarmory is a combination of sky and armory or armor. It may also include scar, given how its sharp body could easily wound its prey and even leave them with scars; scar may also refer to Skarmory’s own skin, being cut repeatedly in brambles when it is young and building up the harder, callused or scar-like tissue which makes up its steely hide as an adult.
17. Skarmory debuted in Hot Matches!, under the ownership of Miki. She used it to battle Brock’s Vulpix, which it defeated with Steel Wing. It then battled Ash’s Cyndaquil, but the battle was interrupted by Team Rocket. After Team Rocket was sent blasting off, Skarmory and Cyndaquil resumed their battle the next day, during which Skarmory was defeated by Cyndaquil’s Flamethrower.
18. A Skarmory appeared in The Legend of Thunder!, under the ownership of Attila. It was his main battling Pokémon and was capable of learning very powerful moves.
19. A Skarmory appeared in All Torkoal, No Play!, where it was among the Steel-type Pokémon in the Valley of Steel picking on a wild Torkoal.
20. A Skarmory appeared in Grass Hysteria!, where it kidnapped May and dumped her in the Forbidden Forest.
21. A giant Skarmory appeared in Who’s Flying Now?, under the ownership of Winona. She would let people take rides on it during the Feather Festival.
22. A Skarmory appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!, where it kidnapped Pikachu and Pichu. Team Go-Getters battled it and eventually managed to save the two Electric rodents. After the battle, the Skarmory claimed to have no memory of the event, although the reason for this is unknown. Squirtle guessed that “maybe Skarmory bumped its head.”
23. A Skarmory appeared in Pikachu’s Summer Festival, where it kidnapped an Azumarill and later battled May’s Combusken.
24. A Skarmory appeared in Casting a Paul on Barry!, under the ownership of Barry. He used it in his battle against Paul at the Lily of the Valley Conference. It was able to use Spikes, but was still easily defeated by Magmortar.
25. A Skarmory appeared in Battles in the Sky!, under the ownership of a Sky Trainer. It was seen battling Moria and her Talonflame, but it was eventually defeated by a super-effective Fire Blast.
26. A Skarmory appeared in the Hoopa’s Surprise Ring Adventures short Flying in the Air. It was among the immense Flying-type Pokémon summoned by Hoopa to create wind for Ash and Pikachu, but their combined Gust was too much for them and sent them blasting off.