Cotton Guard (move)

Cotton Guard
コットンガード Cotton Guard
Cotton Guard.png
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
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
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.


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


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


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
179 Mareep Mareep Electric Electric 32 36 36
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy Electric Electric 36 43 43
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric 40 46 46
333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying 40 39 39
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying 46 42 42
546 Cottonee Cottonee Grass Fairy 37 37
556 Maractus Maractus Grass Grass 55 1, 55
676 Furfrou Furfrou Normal Normal   48
684 Swirlix Swirlix Fairy Fairy   41
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff Fairy Fairy   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 Type Father
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying CottoneeMaractus CottoneeMaractusSwirlixSlurpuff
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 Type Obtained with
354 354 Banette Ghost Global Link
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

None.png Cottonee Cotton Guard.png Ramos Jumpluff Cotton Guard.png None.png
Cottonee Jumpluff
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

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Cotton Guard V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
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


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)
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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