Iron Defense (move)

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Iron Defense
てっぺき Iron Wall
Iron Defense.png
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Type  Steel
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
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 III
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled until the turn ends.

Iron Defense (Japanese: てっぺき Iron Wall) is a non-damaging Steel-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Iron Defense raises the user's Defense stat by two stages.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Hardens the body's surface to sharply raise Defense.
FRLG The user hardens its body's surface to sharply raise its Defense stat.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user hardens its body's surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
007 Squirtle Squirtle
Monster Water 1 34PtHGSS 34 34
008 Wartortle Wartortle
Monster Water 1 40PtHGSS 40 40
009 Blastoise Blastoise
Monster Water 1 46PtHGSS 46 46
090 Shellder Shellder
Water 3 Water 3 40 49 49
204 Pineco Pineco
Bug Bug 34DP
39PtHGSS
39 39
205 Forretress Forretress
Bug Bug 38DP
45PtHGSS
46 46
212 Scizor Scizor
Bug Bug 41FRLG 37 37 37
222 Corsola Corsola
Water 1 Water 3 29B2W2 29
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy 41 41 41 41XY
33ORAS
304 Aron Aron
Monster Monster 17 18 18BW
15B2W2
15XY
37ORAS
305 Lairon Lairon
Monster Monster 17 18 18BW
15B2W2
15XY
39ORAS
306 Aggron Aggron
Monster Monster 17 18 18BW
15B2W2
15XY
39ORAS
324 Torkoal Torkoal
Field Field 33 44 44 44XY
38ORAS
366 Clamperl Clamperl
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 1
375 Metang Metang
Mineral Mineral 44 40 40BW
47B2W2
47
376 Metagross Metagross
Mineral Mineral 44 40 40BW
53B2W2
53XY
52ORAS
377 Regirock Regirock
Undiscovered Undiscovered 41 41 41 41XY
37ORAS
379 Registeel Registeel
Undiscovered Undiscovered 41 41 41 41XY
37ORAS
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35 73 73 73XY
55ORAS
410 Shieldon Shieldon
Monster Monster 19 19 19
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon
Monster Monster 19 19 19
436 Bronzor Bronzor
Mineral Mineral 26 26BW
19B2W2
19
437 Bronzong Bronzong
Mineral Mineral 26 26BW
19B2W2
19
476 Probopass Probopass
Mineral Mineral 1,7 1,7BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola
Mineral Mineral 20 20
525 Boldore Boldore
Mineral Mineral 20 20
526 Gigalith Gigalith
Mineral Mineral 20 20
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede
Bug Bug 22 22
589 Escavalier Escavalier
Bug Bug 40 40
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed
Grass Mineral 26 26
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
Grass Mineral 26 26
622 Golett Golett
Mineral Mineral 17 17
623 Golurk Golurk
Mineral Mineral 17 17
624 Pawniard Pawniard
Human-Like Human-Like 46 46
625 Bisharp Bisharp
Human-Like Human-Like 46 46
632 Durant Durant
Bug Bug 56 1, 56
679 Honedge Honedge
Mineral Mineral 32
680 Doublade Doublade
Mineral Mineral 32
681 Aegislash Aegislash
Mineral Mineral 1
713 Avalugg Avalugg
Monster Monster 1
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
246 Larvitar Larvitar
Monster Monster
347 Anorith Anorith
Water 3 Water 3
447 Riolu Riolu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
529 Drilbur Drilbur
Field Field
557 Dwebble Dwebble
Bug Mineral
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
Water 1 Water 3
582 Vanillite Vanillite
Mineral Mineral
707 Klefki Klefki
Mineral Mineral
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS
007 Squirtle Squirtle
Monster Water 1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
Monster Water 1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
Monster Water 1
011 Metapod Metapod
Bug Bug
014 Kakuna Kakuna
Bug Bug
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
Mineral Mineral
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1
081 Magnemite Magnemite
Mineral Mineral
082 Magneton Magneton
Mineral Mineral
090 Shellder Shellder
Water 3 Water 3
091 Cloyster Cloyster
Water 3 Water 3
098 Krabby Krabby
Water 3 Water 3
099 Kingler Kingler
Water 3 Water 3
104 Cubone Cubone
Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
Monster Monster
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like
127 Pinsir Pinsir
Bug Bug
138 Omanyte Omanyte
Water 1 Water 3
139 Omastar Omastar
Water 1 Water 3
140 Kabuto Kabuto
Water 1 Water 3
141 Kabutops Kabutops
Water 1 Water 3
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
199 Slowking Slowking
Monster Water 1
204 Pineco Pineco
Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress
Bug Bug
212 Scizor Scizor
Bug Bug
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug
218 Slugma Slugma
Amorphous Amorphous
219 Magcargo Magcargo
Amorphous Amorphous
222 Corsola Corsola
Water 1 Water 3
227 Skarmory Skarmory
Flying Flying
232 Donphan Donphan
Field Field
246 Larvitar Larvitar
Monster Monster
247 Pupitar Pupitar
Monster Monster
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster
266 Silcoon Silcoon
Bug Bug
268 Cascoon Cascoon
Bug Bug
299 Nosepass Nosepass
Mineral Mineral
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy
304 Aron Aron
Monster Monster
305 Lairon Lairon
Monster Monster
306 Aggron Aggron
Monster Monster
324 Torkoal Torkoal
Field Field
338 Solrock Solrock
Mineral Mineral
341 Corphish Corphish
Water 1 Water 3
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
Water 1 Water 3
347 Anorith Anorith
Water 3 Water 3
348 Armaldo Armaldo
Water 3 Water 3
366 Clamperl Clamperl
Water 1 Water 1
372 Shelgon Shelgon
Dragon Dragon
374 Beldum Beldum
Mineral Mineral
375 Metang Metang
Mineral Mineral
376 Metagross Metagross
Mineral Mineral
377 Regirock Regirock
Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel Registeel
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385 Jirachi Jirachi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense
Undiscovered Undiscovered
395 Empoleon Empoleon
Water 1 Field
410 Shieldon Shieldon
Monster Monster
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon
Monster Monster
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash
Bug Bug
436 Bronzor Bronzor
Mineral Mineral
437 Bronzong Bronzong
Mineral Mineral
447 Riolu Riolu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
448 Lucario Lucario
Field Human-Like
462 Magnezone Magnezone
Mineral Mineral
476 Probopass Probopass
Mineral Mineral
483 Dialga Dialga
Undiscovered Undiscovered
485 Heatran Heatran
Undiscovered Undiscovered
493 Arceus Arceus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola
Mineral Mineral
525 Boldore Boldore
Mineral Mineral
526 Gigalith Gigalith
Mineral Mineral
529 Drilbur Drilbur
Field Field
530 Excadrill Excadrill
Field Field
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle
Bug Bug
541 Swadloon Swadloon
Bug Bug
542 Leavanny Leavanny
Bug Bug
543 Venipede Venipede
Bug Bug
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede
Bug Bug
545 Scolipede Scolipede
Bug Bug
557 Dwebble Dwebble
Bug Mineral
558 Crustle Crustle
Bug Mineral
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon
560 Scrafty Scrafty
Field Dragon
562 Yamask Yamask
Mineral Amorphous
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
Mineral Amorphous
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
Water 1 Water 3
565 Carracosta Carracosta
Water 1 Water 3
566 Archen Archen
Flying Water 3
567 Archeops Archeops
Flying Water 3
577 Solosis Solosis
Amorphous Amorphous
578 Duosion Duosion
Amorphous Amorphous
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
Amorphous Amorphous
582 Vanillite Vanillite
Mineral Mineral
583 Vanillish Vanillish
Mineral Mineral
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe
Mineral Mineral
588 Karrablast Karrablast
Bug Bug
589 Escavalier Escavalier
Bug Bug
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed
Grass Mineral
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
Grass Mineral
599 Klink Klink
Mineral Mineral
600 Klang Klang
Mineral Mineral
601 Klinklang Klinklang
Mineral Mineral
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal
Mineral Mineral
622 Golett Golett
Mineral Mineral
623 Golurk Golurk
Mineral Mineral
624 Pawniard Pawniard
Human-Like Human-Like
625 Bisharp Bisharp
Human-Like Human-Like
629 Vullaby Vullaby
Flying Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
Flying Flying
632 Durant Durant
Bug Bug
638 Cobalion Cobalion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649 Genesect Genesect
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650 Chespin Chespin
Field Field
651 Quilladin Quilladin
Field Field
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
Field Field
665 Spewpa Spewpa
Bug Bug
679 Honedge Honedge
Mineral Mineral
680 Doublade Doublade
Mineral Mineral
681 Aegislash Aegislash
Mineral Mineral
688 Binacle Binacle
Water 3 Water 3
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
Water 3 Water 3
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt
Monster Dragon
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum
Monster Dragon
698 Amaura Amaura
Monster Monster
699 Aurorus Aurorus
Monster Monster
703 Carbink Carbink
Fairy Mineral
707 Klefki Klefki
Mineral Mineral
712 Bergmite Bergmite
Monster Monster
713 Avalugg Avalugg
Monster Monster
719 Diancie Diancie
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
374 Beldum Beldum
Mineral Mineral Pokéwalker - Winner's Path
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
Water 1 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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 III

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
371 Bagon Bagon
Dragon Dragon Pokémon Center 5th Anniversary
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
386 Deoxys DeoxysLv. 50
Undiscovered Undiscovered 10th Movie Event
GameStop Event
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts the user's Defense by two levels.

In the anime

Ash Torkoal Iron Defense.png Burgh Whirlipede Iron Defense.png Lucian Bronzong Iron Defense.png Sawyer Doublade Iron Defense.png
Torkoal Whirlipede Bronzong Doublade
The user hardens its body's surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
324 Torkoal Torkoal pulls all of its limbs into its shell and protects itself.
Flannery's Torkoal Going, Going, Yawn Debut
Ash's Torkoal Manectric Charge None
366 Clamperl Clamperl closes its shell and it protects itself from attacks.
Nancy's Clamperl The Evolutionary War None
Keith's Clamperl The Evolutionary War None
376 Metagross Metagross's whole body glows white and it can block attacks.
Anabel's Metagross Talking a Good Game! None
377 Regirock Regirock tenses up and blocks an attack.
Brandon's Regirock Battling the Enemy Within! None
437 Bronzong Bronzong crosses its arms and its body becomes surrounded in blue. Its body briefly shines and it can protect itself from attacks.
Lucian's Bronzong An Elite Meet and Greet! None
411 Bastiodon The outline of Bastiodon's head glows light blue and a white shine goes down its face. Bastiodon can then stop attacks.
Byron's Bastiodon Ancient Family Matters! None
305 Lairon Lairon's body becomes outlined in light blue and its body briefly shines, increasing Lairon's defense.
Paul's Lairon A Pyramiding Rage! None
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede's body becomes outlined in light blue, and then moments later, a white shine goes up its body and its body turns into iron for a moment. Whirlipede can then stop attacks.
Burgh's Whirlipede Battling For The Love of Bug-Types! None
589 Escavalier Escavalier raises both of its lances into the air and its body becomes outlined in light blue. A white shine then goes up its body and its body turns into iron. Escavalier can then stop attacks.
Bianca's Escavalier Evolution Exchange Excitement! None
680 Doublade Doublade's unsheathes its swords, the swords turn a shiny metallic color, it raises the swords upward and crosses then so that they form an "X" shape. Doublade then stays still as its opponent attacks it in this defensive stance.
Sawyer's Doublade A Full-Strength Battle Surprise! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga


In other generations

Iron Defense III.png Iron Defense IV.png Iron Defense 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
Iron Defense Colo.png Iron Defense XD.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
Iron Defense PMD RB.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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 鐵壁 Tiěbì
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch IJzerwering
Finland Flag.png Finnish Rautapuolustus
France Flag.png French Mur de Fer
Germany Flag.png German Eisenabwehr
Greece Flag.png Greek Μεταλλική Άμυνα
India Flag.png Hindi लोहे का बचाव Lohe ka bachav
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Dinding Besi
Italy Flag.png Italian Ferroscudo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 철벽 Cheolbyeok
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Jernforsvar
Poland Flag.png Polish Stalowa Obrona
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Defesa de Ferro
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Defesa de Ferro (anime)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Protecția de Fier
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Gvozdena odbrana
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Defensa de Hierro
Defensa Férrea (DP107-DP108)
Spain Flag.png Spain Defensa Férrea*
Def. Férrea*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Phòng Ngự Kiên Cố


Variations of the move Acid Armor
Status Acid ArmorAmnesiaAutotomizeBarrierIron DefenseNasty PlotRock PolishSwords Dance
Formerly a variation
Status Minimize


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