Cotton Guard (move)

Cotton Guard
コットンガード Cotton Guard
Cotton Guard VIII.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 Mirror Move
  • 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.

Cotton Guard can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing Baton Pass and Stored Power to give the user an extra three appeal points if they are used in the next turn.

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


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
179   Mareep
  Monster Field 32BW
36B2W2
36 36 36BDSP
180   Flaaffy
  Monster Field 36BW
43B2W2
43 43 43BDSP
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field 40BW
46B2W2
46 46 46BDSP
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon 40BW
39B2W2
39XY
34ORAS
34 32
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon 46BW
42B2W2
42XY
34ORAS
34 32
546   Cottonee
 
 
Grass Fairy 37 37 37 45SwSh
547   Whimsicott
 
 
Grass Fairy 1SwSh
556   Maractus
  Grass Grass 55 1, 55 1, 55 60SwSh
676   Furfrou
  Field Field 48 48
684   Swirlix
  Fairy Fairy 41 41 36SwSh
685   Slurpuff
  Fairy Fairy 41 41 36SwSh
830   Eldegoss
  Grass Grass 52SwSh
831   Wooloo
  Field Field 36SwSh
832   Dubwool
  Field Field 44SwSh
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass BDSP
626   Bouffalant
  Field Field USUM SwSh
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
354   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 other games

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It significantly boosts your Defense. (The stat change returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.)
SMD It significantly boosts your Defense. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.


In the anime

       
Furfrou Cottonee Jumpluff Altaria
The user protects itself by wrapping its body in soft cotton, which drastically enhances the user's resistance to physical attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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
  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
  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
  Slurpuff Slurpuff's body shines with bright white energy as multiple white balls of cotton form and surround it and then disappear in a puff of smoke. It then briefly becomes surrounded in a light blue aura, making it more resistant to physical attacks.
Sawyer's Slurpuff A Riveting Rivalry! None
  Mareep Mareep releases multiple see-through balls of cotton from its mouth at the opponent, surrounding them.
Three Trainers' Mareep The Power of Us None
  Hoppip Hoppip releases multiple see-through balls of cotton from its mouth at the opponent, surrounding them.
Two Trainers' Hoppip The Power of Us None
  Skiploom Skiploom releases multiple see-through balls of cotton from its mouth at the opponent, surrounding them.
Two Trainers' Skiploom The Power of Us None
  Jumpluff Jumpluff releases multiple see-through balls of cotton from its mouth at the opponent, surrounding them.
A Trainer's Jumpluff The Power of Us None
  Flaaffy Flaaffy releases multiple see-through balls of cotton from its mouth at the opponent, surrounding them.
A Trainer's Flaaffy The Power of Us None
  Ampharos Ampharos releases multiple see-through balls of cotton from its mouth at the opponent, surrounding them.
A Trainer's Ampharos The Power of Us None
  Altaria Altaria glows blue, and its body becomes surrounded in a ball of cotton, protecting it from attacks. The cotton then disappears in a puff of smoke and Altaria glows orange, raising its defense.
Drasna's Altaria JN104 None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 棉花防守 Mìhnfā Fòhngsáu *
棉花防禦 Mìhnfā Fòhngyuh *
Mandarin 棉花防守 Miánhuā Fángshǒu *
棉花防禦 Miánhuā Fángyù *
  Czech Vatový strážce
  Dutch Wattenschild
  French Cotogarde
  German Watteschild
  Indonesian Perisai Kapas
  Italian Cotonscudo
  Korean 코튼가드 Cotton Guard
  Polish Bawełniana Obrona
Portuguese   Brazil Proteção de Algodão (games, Pokémon the Series: XY-present, TCG, manga)
Defesa de Algodão (early anime)
  Portugal Proteção de Algodão
Spanish   Latin America Guardia Algodón
  Spain Rizo Algodón
  Turkish Pamuk Koruma
  Vietnamese Bông Phòng Thủ



Variations of the move Tail Glow
  Tail GlowCotton Guard


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