Defog (move)

This article is about the move Defog. For the field move Demist, see Field Move.

Defog
きりばらい Fog Wipe
Defog VIII.png
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Type  Flying
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Pokémon after self cannot raise any voltage in that turn
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes first this turn.

Defog (Japanese: きりばらい Fog Wipe) is a non-damaging Flying-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was HM05 in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Defog cannot be used outside of battle without the Fen Badge in Diamond and Pearl and the Relic Badge in Platinum.

Effect

In battle

Generation IV

Defog lowers the target's evasion one stage, even if the target is behind a substitute. It bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the Semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

Defog clears away any fog on the field, as well as Light Screen, Reflect, Safeguard, Mist, Spikes, Toxic Spikes, and Stealth Rock on the target's side of the field.

Generation V

Defog can now be reflected with Magic Coat and no longer lowers the evasion of a Pokémon behind a substitute.

Generations VI and VII

Defog now clears away Spikes, Toxic Spikes, Stealth Rock, and Sticky Web on both the user's and target's side of the field as well as Aurora Veil on the target's side of the field. It still only clears away Light Screen, Reflect, Safeguard, and Mist from the target's side of the field.

If powered up by a Flyinium Z into Z-Defog, the user's accuracy is raised by one stage.

Generation VIII

Defog now also clears terrains and the effects of G-Max Steelsurge.

Outside of battle

In certain games, Defog requires a specific badge to use outside of battle; the Fen BadgeDP or Relic BadgePt.

Generation IV

Defog clears away fog from the area. The effect lasts until the player leaves the area.

Generation V onward

Defog can no longer be used outside of battle.

Description

Games Description
DPPtPBR Obstacles are moved, reducing the foe's evasion stat. It can also be used to clear deep fog, etc.
HGSS It reduces the foe's evasion stat. It also removes spikes, light screens, etc.
BWB2W2 A strong wind blows away the target's obstacles such as Reflect or Light Screen. It also lowers the target's evasiveness.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
A strong wind blows away the target's barriers such as Reflect or Light Screen. This also lowers the target's evasiveness.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field 35
110   Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
580   Ducklett
 
 
Water 1 Flying 6 6 6
581   Swanna
 
 
Water 1 Flying 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying 32 32 32 60
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying 32 32 32 64
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying 32 32 32 60
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying 32 32 32 64
788   Tapu Fini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 38 30
798   Kartana
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 50
865   Sirfetch'd
  Flying Field 35
873   Frosmoth
 
 
Bug Bug 16
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
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field
661   Fletchling
 
 
Flying Flying
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Dragon
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying
753   Fomantis
  Grass Grass
821   Rookidee
  Flying Flying
845   Cramorant
 
 
Water 1 Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By HM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
HM05
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
--
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon DPPt
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug DPPt
015   Beedrill
 
 
Bug Bug DPPt
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
017   Pidgeotto
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
018   Pidgeot
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
022   Fearow
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug DPPt
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field DPPt
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug DPPt
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered DPPt
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered DPPt
146   Moltres
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered DPPt
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon DPPt
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered DPPt
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy DPPt
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug DPPt
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug DPPt
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug DPPt
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field DPPt
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 DPPt
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered DPPt
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered DPPt
267   Beautifly
 
 
Bug Bug DPPt
269   Dustox
 
 
Bug Bug DPPt
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass DPPt
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
277   Swellow
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying DPPt
279   Pelipper
 
 
Water 1 Flying DPPt
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug DPPt
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug DPPt
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Bug DPPt
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Bug DPPt
357   Tropius
 
 
Monster Grass DPPt
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon DPPt
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered DPPt
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered DPPt
393   Piplup
  Water 1 Field DPPt
394   Prinplup
  Water 1 Field DPPt
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field DPPt
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
397   Staravia
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
398   Staraptor
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
414   Mothim
 
 
Bug Bug DPPt
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug DPPt
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous DPPt
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous DPPt
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field DPPt
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field DPPt
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying DPPt
456   Finneon
  Water 2 Water 2 DPPt
457   Lumineon
  Water 2 Water 2 DPPt
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy DPPt
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug DPPt
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug DPPt
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered DPPt
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered DPPt
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 Types Egg Groups Game
SM USUM PE
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug
015   Beedrill
 
 
Bug Bug
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying
017   Pidgeotto
 
 
Flying Flying
018   Pidgeot
 
 
Flying Flying
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying
022   Fearow
 
 
Flying Flying
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146   Moltres
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying
166   Ledian
 
 
Bug Bug
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
255   Torchic
  Field Field
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
267   Beautifly
 
 
Bug Bug
269   Dustox
 
 
Bug Bug
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying
277   Swellow
 
 
Flying Flying
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying
279   Pelipper
 
 
Water 1 Flying
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Bug
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Bug
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon
351   Castform
  Fairy Amorphous
357   Tropius
 
 
Monster Grass
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
384   Rayquaza
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
393   Piplup
  Water 1 Field
394   Prinplup
  Water 1 Field
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying
397   Staravia
 
 
Flying Flying
398   Staraptor
 
 
Flying Flying
414   Mothim
 
 
Bug Bug
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying
455   Carnivine
  Grass Grass
456   Finneon
  Water 2 Water 2
457   Lumineon
  Water 2 Water 2
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
487   Giratina
Altered Forme
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487   Giratina
Origin Forme
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
495   Snivy
  Field Grass
496   Servine
  Field Grass
497   Serperior
  Field Grass
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying
520   Tranquill
 
 
Flying Flying
521   Unfezant
 
 
Flying Flying
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
546   Cottonee
 
 
Grass Fairy
547   Whimsicott
 
 
Grass Fairy
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3
580   Ducklett
 
 
Water 1 Flying
581   Swanna
 
 
Water 1 Flying
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field
615   Cryogonal
  Mineral Mineral
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
637   Volcarona
 
 
Bug Bug
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
643   Reshiram
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644   Zekrom
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645   Landorus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
661   Fletchling
 
 
Flying Flying
662   Fletchinder
 
 
Flying Flying
663   Talonflame
 
 
Flying Flying
666   Vivillon
 
 
Bug Bug
671   Florges
  Fairy Fairy
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Flying
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Flying
716   Xerneas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying
723   Dartrix
 
 
Flying Flying
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying
731   Pikipek
 
 
Flying Flying
732   Trumbeak
 
 
Flying Flying
733   Toucannon
 
 
Flying Flying
741   Oricorio
 
 
Flying Flying
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy
753   Fomantis
  Grass Grass
754   Lurantis
  Grass Grass
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
780   Drampa
 
 
Monster Dragon
785   Tapu Koko
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
788   Tapu Fini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
798   Kartana
 
 
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.


By event

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered Fula City LugiaSM
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Defog is a move with 14PP and 100% accuracy. It targets all enemies in the same room, lowering their evasiveness by one stage each, as well as clearing away Mist, Safeguard, Reflect or Light Screen status conditions they might have. Additionally, it clears away foggy weather from the floor if present. In hallways, this move targets Pokémon up two tiles away (or one in one-tile darkness). This move is affected by Taunt.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 2 2 —% An opponent Clears the entire field of terrain effects. Clears all field effects from the opponents' field of play. Lowers the target's evasiveness by one stat rank.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Clears the entire field of terrain effects. Clears all field effects from the opponents' field of play. Lowers the target's evasiveness.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Reduces the evasiveness of all enemies in the room by 1 level. It blows away Mist and similar defensive moves, as well as a Fog condition.
BSL てきポケモンの かいひを 1だんかいさげる あいての しろいきりじょうたいなどの とくしゅなぼうぎょと てんきの『きり』を ふきとばして けしてしまう
MDGtI
SMD
It lowers the evasiveness of all enemies in the same room.
MDRTDX It lowers the evasiveness of enemies in the same room.


In the anime

       
Outlined wings Honchkrow Going for target Swanna
Obstacles are moved, reducing the foe's evasion stat. It can also be used to clear deep fog, etc.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Honchkrow Honchkrow's wings become outlined in a light-blue glow. The outline disappears as it releases multiple light-blue crescents by flapping its wings. Its wings then become outlined again as the crescents go for the opponent.
Allegra's Honchkrow The Rise of Darkrai Debut
  Swanna Swanna flaps its wings and releases a wind with multiple clear, white energy crescents inside it at the opponent.
Officer Jenny's Swanna The Lost World of Gothitelle! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


In other generations

In battle

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Outside of battle

Trivia

  • The Bag sprite for the HM containing Defog is mistakenly that of a Water-type HM, rather than a Flying-type one.
  • Like Flash was in Generations I, II, and III, Defog is not critical to the completion of the game, as a player can traverse foggy areas without using the move. However, unlike with dark caves requiring Flash to light them, foggy areas affect battles within them.
  • In the anime, Gust and Whirlwind have sometimes been used in a similar manner to Defog.
  • If a player teaches a Pokémon Defog by HM in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum and trades it to HeartGold or SoulSilver, the Pokémon can be freely imported to Black and White via the Poké Transfer, due to Defog not being needed outside of battle in HeartGold and SoulSilver. The same can be done with Whirlpool by transferring a Pokémon that learned it by HM in HeartGold or SoulSilver to Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 清除濃霧 Chīngchèuih Nùhngmouh *
霧氣打散 Mouhhei Dásaan *
Mandarin 清除濃霧 / 清除浓雾 Qīngchú Nóngwù
  Dutch Opklaring
Ontmisting*
  French Anti-Brume
  German Auflockern
  Greek Απονέφωση
  Indonesian Singkirkan Kabut
  Italian Scacciabruma
  Korean 안개제거 Angaejegeo
  Polish Odparowanie
Portuguese   Brazil Desneblinar
Descondensar (TCG)
  Portugal Desanuviar
Desembaciamento*
Spanish   Latin America Quita Nieblas (M10)
Desempañar (BW021)
  Spain Despejar
  Vietnamese Dẹp Sương



Generation IV TMs
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4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708


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