The ability to shed one's body or skin. Sub-power of Skin Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Molting
  • Skin Shedding


The user is capable of shedding their body or skin and emerging with a new body, even after dismemberment.





  • Shedding one's skin takes time to perform in combat.
  • May only be able to shed a certain amount of times.
  • Process may be physically painful.
  • User may be vulnerable after shedding.

Known Users


  • Anodites (Ben 10)
    • Sunny
    • Verdona
  • King Koil (Ben 10 2016)
  • Sheelane (Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Ssserpent (Ben 10: Alien Force/Ultimate Alien)
  • Eustace (Courage the Cowardly Dog)
  • Bushroot (Darkwing Duck)
  • Nuova Shenron (Dragon Ball GT)
  • Peter Griffin (Family Guy)
  • Zoidberg (Futurama)
  • Rick (Rick & Morty)
  • Mr. Krabs (SpongeBob SquarePants)
  • Spy-Roaches (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 series)
  • Karai (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 series)
  • Discord (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic); via Snake Form


  • Husk (Marvel Comics)
  • Lizard (Marvel Comics)
  • Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)

Live Television/Movies

  • Meganulon (Godzilla)
  • Viper (The Wolverine)
  • Greg Arkin (Smallville)
  • Alien Baltan (Ultraman)
  • Shapeshifters (Supernatural)
  • Super-soldiers (The X-Files)
  • Demodogs (Stranger Things)


  • Korosensei (Assassination Classroom)
  • Cyan Sung-Sun (Bleach)
  • Pernida Parnkgjas (Bleach)
  • Hirudegarn (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Cell (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Sneagator (Kinnikuman)
  • Miia (Monster Musume)
  • Orochimaru (Naruto)
  • Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Kabuto Yakushi (Naruto)
  • Manda (Naruto)
  • Doc (Radiant)
  • Jean Henri Fabre (Read or Die)
  • Elm L. Renegade (Embalming: The Tale of another Frankenstein)
  • Gyasa (Shinzo/Mashuranbo)
  • Pepper (Urusei Yatsura)


  • Transformed Snakes with the Shed Skin ability (Feng Shui)
  • Mercurials (Planescape)

Video Games

  • Clawgrip (Super Mario Bros. Series)
  • Pokemon with Shed Skin ability (Pokémon)
  • Rattle Shake (Skylanders)
  • Golem (Pokémon)
  • Gore Magala (Monster Hunter Series)
  • Rusted Kushala Daora (Monster Hunter Series)
  • The World (The House of the Dead 4)



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