Cotton Guard (move)

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Cotton Guard
コットンガード Cotton Guard
Cotton Guard.png
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Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled until the turn ends.

Cotton Guard (Japanese: コットンガード Cotton Guard) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation V.

Effect

Cotton Guard raises the user's Defense stat by three stages.

If powered up by a Grassium Z into Z-Cotton Guard, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user protects itself by wrapping its body in soft cotton, drastically raising the user's Defense stat.
XYORAS
SM
The user protects itself by wrapping its body in soft cotton, which drastically raises the user's Defense stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
179 Mareep Mareep
Monster Field 32BW
36B2W2
36 36
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
Monster Field 36BW
43B2W2
43 43
181 Ampharos Ampharos
Monster Field 40BW
46B2W2
46 46
333 Swablu Swablu
Flying Dragon 40BW
39B2W2
39XY
34ORAS
34
334 Altaria Altaria
Flying Dragon 46BW
42B2W2
42XY
34ORAS
34
546 Cottonee Cottonee
Grass Fairy 37 37 37
556 Maractus Maractus
Grass Grass 55 1, 55 1, 55
676 Furfrou Furfrou
Field Field 48 48
684 Swirlix Swirlix
Fairy Fairy 41 41
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff
Fairy Fairy 41 41
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
187 Hoppip Hoppip
Fairy Grass
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
354 Banette Banette
Amorphous Amorphous Global Link
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

Everett Furfrou Cotton Guard.png Cottonee Cotton Guard.png Ramos Jumpluff Cotton Guard.png Sawyer Slurpuff Cotton Guard.png
Furfrou Cottonee Jumpluff Slurpuff
The user protects itself with a flurry of cotton balls.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
546 Cottonee The cotton on the lower half of Cottonee's body puffs up and forms more cotton in front of it, creating a wall of cotton on the front of its body to protect itself against attacks, or Cottonee pulls its body up a little bit and the cotton on its lower body puffs up and then comes out of its body, forming an orb of soft white cotton around it and protecting it from attacks.
A wild Cottonee Cottonee in Love! Debut
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff's body glows white, and puffs of cotton appear in around it. The puffs of cotton then disappear in a puff of smoke, and Jumpluff glows blue, raising its defense.
Ramos's Jumpluff The Green, Green Grass Types of Home! None
676Ka Furfrou Furfrou's body glows white, and puffs of cotton appear in around it. The puffs of cotton then disappear in a puff of smoke, and Furfrou glows blue, raising its defense.
Everett's Furfrou A League of His Own! None
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff's body shines a bright white color and then multiple white balls of cotton form and surround Slurpuff's body and then they disappear in a puff of smoke. Slurpuff's body then has rows of light blue and blue light aura rising from the bottom to the top of its body and then it disappears, raising its defense.
Sawyer's Slurpuff A Riveting Rivalry! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Cotton Guard V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 棉花防禦 Miánhuā Fángyù
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Wattenschild
France Flag.png French Cotogarde
Germany Flag.png German Watteschild
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Perisai Kapas
Italy Flag.png Italian Cotonscudo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 코튼가드 Cotton Guard
Poland Flag.png Polish Bawełniana Obrona
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Defesa de Algodão
Proteção de Algodão (TCG and manga)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Proteção de Algodão
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Guardia Algodón
Spain Flag.png Spain Rizo Algodón
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Pamuk Koruma


Variations of the move Tail Glow
Status Tail GlowCotton Guard


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