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
SwSh
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
180   Flaaffy
  Monster Field 36BW
43B2W2
43 43
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field 40BW
46B2W2
46 46
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 45
547   Whimsicott
 
 
Grass Fairy 1
556   Maractus
  Grass Grass 55 1, 55 1, 55 60
676   Furfrou
  Field Field 48 48
684   Swirlix
  Fairy Fairy 41 41 36
685   Slurpuff
  Fairy Fairy 41 41 36
830   Eldegoss
  Grass Grass 52
831   Wooloo
  Field Field 36
832   Dubwool
  Field Field 44
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
626   Bouffalant
  Field Field USUM
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 Slurpuff
The user protects itself with a flurry of cotton balls.
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 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
  Mareep Mareep releases multiple see-through cotton from its mouth at the opponent, surround them.
Three Trainers' Mareep The Power of Us None
  Hoppip Hoppip releases multiple see-through cotton from its mouth at the opponent, surround them.
Two Trainers' Hoppip The Power of Us None
  Skiploom Skiploom releases multiple see-through cotton from its mouth at the opponent, surround them.
Two Trainers' Skiploom The Power of Us None
  Jumpluff Jumpluff releases multiple see-through cotton from its mouth at the opponent, surround them.
A Trainer's Jumpluff The Power of Us None
  Flaaffy Flaaffy releases multiple see-through cotton from its mouth at the opponent, surround them.
A Trainer's Flaaffy The Power of Us None
  Ampharos Ampharos releases multiple see-through cotton from its mouth at the opponent, surround them.
A Trainer's Ampharos The Power of Us 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 Defesa de Algodão (early anime)
Proteção de Algodão (Pokémon the Series: XY-present, TCG, manga)
  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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