Essentials

Harden

Normal status

Generation 1

Summary

Raises the user's Defense by one stage.

Damage Dealt

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

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
— (cannot miss)
PP
30, up to 48 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 one stage.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Raises the user's DEFENSE.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Stiffens the body’s muscles to raise DEFENSE.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The user stiffens all the muscles in its body to raise its DEFENSE stat.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user stiffens all the muscles in its body to raise its Defense stat.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user stiffens all the muscles in its body to raise its Defense stat.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user stiffens all the muscles in its body to raise its Defense stat.

Foreign Names

Japanese
かたくなる (katakunaru)
Korean
단단해지기
French
Armure
German
Härtner
Spanish
Fortaleza
Italian
Rafforzatore
Czech
Zatvrzení

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

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

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Tough
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 Harden.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Withdraw Water status 40

Raises the user's Defense by one stage.

Pokémon

Generation 1 Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Generation 4 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.
Metapod Bug Shed Skin ½ male, ½ female Bug 50 20 55 25 25 30 205
Kakuna Bug Poison Shed Skin ½ male, ½ female Bug 45 25 50 25 25 35 205
26 26 Geodude Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Mineral 40 80 100 30 30 20 300
29 27 Graveler Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Mineral 55 95 115 45 45 35 390
29 27 Golem Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Mineral 80 120 130 55 65 45 495
42 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 Grimer Poison Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 80 80 50 40 50 25 325
45 Muk Poison Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 105 105 75 65 100 50 500
43 23 21 19 Onix Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Mineral 35 45 160 30 45 70 385
23 21 19 Steelix Steel Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 75 85 200 55 65 30 510
40 16 16 16 11 11 11 11 Krabby Water Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Water 3 30 105 90 25 25 50 325
49 16 16 11 11 11 11 Kingler Water Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Water 3 55 130 115 50 50 75 475
22 Staryu Water Illuminate
Natural Cure
Analytic
genderless Water 3 30 45 55 70 55 85 340
Starmie Water Psychic Illuminate
Natural Cure
Analytic
genderless Water 3 60 75 85 100 85 115 520
43 25 19 19 13 13 11 11 Pinsir Bug Hyper Cutter
Mold Breaker
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 125 100 55 70 85 500
11 Mega Pinsir Mega Pinsir Bug Flying Aerilate ½ male, ½ female Bug 65 155 120 65 90 105 600
Kabuto Rock Water Swift Swim
Battle Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
30 80 90 55 45 55 355
Kabutops Rock Water Swift Swim
Battle Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
60 115 105 65 70 80 495
41 Snorlax Normal Immunity
Thick Fat
Gluttony
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
13 13 13 9 9 7 7 Gligar Ground Flying Hyper Cutter
Sand Veil
Immunity
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
Gliscor Ground Flying Hyper Cutter
Sand Veil
Poison Heal
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 95 125 45 75 95 510
10 10 9 9 9 9 9 Qwilfish Water Poison Poison Point
Swift Swim
Intimidate
½ male, ½ female Water 2 65 95 75 55 55 85 430
22 22 22 16 14 14 14 Slugma Fire Magma Armor
Flame Body
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 40 40 40 70 40 20 250
22 22 22 16 14 14 14 Magcargo Fire Rock Magma Armor
Flame Body
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 50 50 120 80 80 30 410
7 6 6 4 4 4 4 Corsola Water Rock Hustle
Natural Cure
Regenerator
¼ male, ¾ female Water 1
Water 3
55 55 85 65 85 35 380
Silcoon Bug Shed Skin ½ male, ½ female Bug 50 35 55 25 25 15 205
Cascoon Bug Shed Skin ½ male, ½ female Bug 50 35 55 25 25 15 205
3 3 3 3 3 3 Seedot Grass Chlorophyll
Early Bird
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field
Grass
40 40 50 30 30 30 220
3 3 3 3 3 3 Nuzleaf Grass Dark Chlorophyll
Early Bird
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field
Grass
70 70 40 60 40 60 340
Shiftry Grass Dark Chlorophyll
Early Bird
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field
Grass
90 100 60 90 60 80 480
Nincada Bug Ground Compound Eyes
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 31 45 90 30 30 40 266
Ninjask Bug Flying Speed Boost
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Bug 61 90 45 50 50 160 456
Shedinja Bug Ghost Wonder Guard genderless Mineral 1 90 45 30 30 40 236
7 7 7 7 4 4 Nosepass Rock Sturdy
Magnet Pull
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 30 45 135 45 90 30 375
4 4 4 4 Aron Steel Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Heavy Metal
½ male, ½ female Monster 50 70 100 40 40 30 330
Lairon Steel Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Heavy Metal
½ male, ½ female Monster 60 90 140 50 50 40 430
Aggron Steel Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Heavy Metal
½ male, ½ female Monster 70 110 180 60 60 50 530
Mega Aggron Mega Aggron Steel Filter ½ male, ½ female Monster 70 140 230 60 80 50 630
Lunatone Rock Psychic Levitate genderless Mineral 70 55 65 95 85 70 440
Solrock Rock Psychic Levitate genderless Mineral 70 95 85 55 65 70 440
7 7 7 7 7 7 Corphish Water Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 3
43 80 65 50 35 35 308
Crawdaunt Water Dark Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 3
63 120 85 90 55 55 468
3 3 3 4 Baltoy Ground Psychic Levitate genderless Mineral 40 40 55 40 70 55 300
Claydol Ground Psychic Levitate genderless Mineral 60 70 105 70 120 75 500
7 7 Anorith Rock Bug Battle Armor
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 45 95 50 40 50 75 355
Armaldo Rock Bug Battle Armor
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 75 125 100 70 80 45 495
Relicanth Water Rock Swift Swim
Rock Head
Sturdy
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 2
100 90 130 45 65 55 485
29 29 29 29 Sandy Wormadam Sandy Wormadam Bug Ground Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 79 105 59 85 36 424
4 4 4 4 Shellos Water Sticky Hold
Storm Drain
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Amorphous
76 48 48 57 62 34 325
Gastrodon Water Ground Sticky Hold
Storm Drain
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Amorphous
111 83 68 92 82 39 475
4 4 4 Roggenrola Rock Sturdy
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 55 75 85 25 25 15 280
Boldore Rock Sturdy
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 70 105 105 50 40 20 390
Gigalith Rock Sturdy
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 85 135 130 60 80 25 515
4 4 4 Vanillite Ice Ice Body
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Mineral 36 50 50 65 60 44 305
Vanillish Ice Ice Body
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Mineral 51 65 65 80 75 59 395
Vanilluxe Ice Ice Body
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Mineral 71 95 85 110 95 79 535
Ferroseed Grass Steel Iron Barbs ½ male, ½ female Grass
Mineral
44 50 91 24 86 10 305
Ferrothorn Grass Steel Iron Barbs
Anticipation
½ male, ½ female Grass
Mineral
74 94 131 54 116 20 489
Spewpa Bug Shed Skin
Friend Guard
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 22 60 27 30 29 213
Carbink Rock Fairy Clear Body
Sturdy
genderless Fairy
Mineral
50 50 150 50 150 50 500
Bergmite Ice Own Tempo
Ice Body
Sturdy
½ male, ½ female Monster 55 69 85 32 35 28 304
Avalugg Ice Own Tempo
Ice Body
Sturdy
½ male, ½ female Monster 95 117 184 44 46 28 514
Diancie Rock Fairy Clear Body genderless Undiscovered 50 100 150 100 150 50 600
Generation 1 Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
FireRed, LeafGreen Generation 4 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.
• • • • Bonsly Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 50 80 95 10 45 10 290
• • • • Sudowoodo Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Mineral 70 100 115 30 65 30 410
• • • • • • • Heracross Bug Fighting Swarm
Guts
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
• Mega Heracross Mega Heracross Bug Fighting Skill Link ½ male, ½ female Bug 80 185 115 40 105 75 600
• • • Axew Dragon Rivalry
Mold Breaker
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
46 87 60 30 40 57 320
• • • Larvesta Bug Fire Flame Body
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 55 85 55 50 55 60 360

68 Pokémon

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