Essentials

Cotton Guard

Grass status

Generation 5

Summary

Raises the user's Defense by three stages.

Damage Dealt

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

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
— (cannot miss)
PP
10, up to 16 with PP Up PP Up
Target
User
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Raises the user's Defense by three stages.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user protects itself by wrapping its body in soft cotton, drastically raising the user’s Defense stat.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user protects itself by wrapping its body in soft cotton, which drastically raises the user’s Defense stat.

Foreign Names

Spanish
Rizo Algodón
French
Cotogarde
Italian
Cotonscudo
German
Watteschild
Japanese
コットンガード (kottongaado)

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Cotton Guard.

Pokémon

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.
32 36 36 Mareep Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
55 40 40 65 45 35 280
36 43 43 Flaaffy Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
70 55 55 80 60 45 365
40 46 46 Ampharos Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
90 75 85 115 90 55 510
46 Ampharos Mega Ampharos Electric Dragon Mold Breaker ½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
90 95 105 165 110 45 610
40 39 39 Swablu Normal Flying Natural Cure
Cloud Nine
½ male, ½ female Flying
Dragon
45 40 60 40 75 50 310
46 42 42 Altaria Dragon Flying Natural Cure
Cloud Nine
½ male, ½ female Flying
Dragon
75 70 90 70 105 80 490
37 37 37 Cottonee Grass Fairy Prankster
Infiltrator
Chlorophyll
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
40 27 60 37 50 66 280
55 55 Maractus Grass Water Absorb
Chlorophyll
Storm Drain
½ male, ½ female Grass 75 86 67 106 67 60 461
48 Furfrou Normal Fur Coat ½ male, ½ female Field 75 80 60 65 90 102 472
41 Swirlix Fairy Sweet Veil
Unburden
½ male, ½ female Fairy 62 48 66 59 57 49 341
41 Slurpuff Fairy Sweet Veil
Unburden
½ male, ½ female Fairy 82 80 86 85 75 72 480
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.
• • • Hoppip Grass Flying Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
35 35 40 35 55 50 250

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