Essentials

Barrier

Psychic status

Generation 1

Summary

Raises the user's Defense by two stages.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 0
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 2
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 2
  • Psychic ½
  • Rock 1
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
— (cannot miss)
PP
20, up to 32 with PP Up PP Up
Target
User
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 1
Not a TM
Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Raises the user's Defense by two stages.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Sharply increases user's DEFENSE.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Creates a barrier that sharply raises DEFENSE.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The user creates a sturdy wall that sharply raises its DEFENSE stat.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user throws up a sturdy wall that sharply raises its Defense stat.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user throws up a sturdy wall that sharply raises its Defense stat.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user throws up a sturdy wall that sharply raises its Defense stat.

Foreign Names

Italian
Barriera
French
Bouclier
German
Barriere
Czech
Bariéra
Spanish
Barrera
Japanese
バリアー (bariaa)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
Jam
Flavor text
Can avoid being startled by others.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Barrier.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Acid Armor Poison status 20

Raises the user's Defense by two stages.

Iron Defense Steel status 15

Raises the user's Defense by two stages.

Pokémon

Generation 1 Gold, Silver Crystal Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
33 36 36 36 26 26 29 29 29 Tentacool Water Poison Clear Body
Liquid Ooze
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 3 40 40 35 50 100 70 335
35 38 38 38 26 26 29 29 29 Tentacruel Water Poison Clear Body
Liquid Ooze
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 3 80 70 65 80 120 100 515
Magnezone Electric Steel Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Analytic
genderless Mineral 70 70 115 130 90 60 535
Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy Soundproof
Filter
Technician
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 20 25 45 70 90 60 310
Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy Soundproof
Filter
Technician
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
78 78 29 29 Glaceon Ice Snow Cloak
Ice Body
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 60 110 130 95 65 525
63 11 11 11 8 8 64 Mewtwo Psychic Pressure
Unnerve
genderless Undiscovered 106 110 90 154 90 130 680
64 Mewtwo Mega Mewtwo X Psychic Fighting Steadfast genderless Undiscovered 106 190 100 154 100 130 780
64 Mewtwo Mega Mewtwo Y Psychic Insomnia genderless Undiscovered 106 150 70 194 120 140 780
40 40 40 40 40 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Generation 1 Gold, Silver Crystal Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • • • • Abra Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 25 20 15 105 55 90 310
• • • • • • • • Shellder Water Shell Armor
Skill Link
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Water 3 30 65 100 45 25 40 305
• • • • • • • • Drowzee Psychic Insomnia
Forewarn
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 48 45 43 90 42 328
• Staryu Water Illuminate
Natural Cure
Analytic
genderless Water 3 30 45 55 70 55 85 340
• • • • • • • • Elekid Electric Static
Vital Spirit
¾ male, ¼ female Undiscovered 45 63 37 65 55 95 360
• • • • • • • • Magby Fire Flame Body
Vital Spirit
¾ male, ¼ female Undiscovered 45 75 37 70 55 83 365
• • • • • • Corsola Water Rock Hustle
Natural Cure
Regenerator
¼ male, ¾ female Water 1
Water 3
55 55 85 65 85 35 380
• Mudkip Water Torrent
Damp
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
50 70 50 50 50 40 310
• • • • • • Lileep Rock Grass Suction Cups
Storm Drain
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 66 41 77 61 87 23 355
• • • • • • Clamperl Water Shell Armor
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Water 1 35 64 85 74 55 32 345
• • • Munna Psychic Forewarn
Synchronize
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Field 76 25 45 67 55 24 292
• • • Elgyem Psychic Telepathy
Synchronize
Analytic
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 55 55 55 85 55 30 335
• Espurr Psychic Keen Eye
Infiltrator
Own Tempo
½ male, ½ female Field 62 48 54 63 60 68 355
• Amaura Rock Ice Refrigerate
Snow Warning
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 77 59 50 67 63 46 362
• Bergmite Ice Own Tempo
Ice Body
Sturdy
½ male, ½ female Monster 55 69 85 32 35 28 304

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