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 IX.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, and it was TM97 in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

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. In addition to Light Screen, Reflect, Safeguard, and Mist, it also clears away Aurora Veil from the target's side of the field only.

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

Generation VIII onwards

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 BadgeDPBDSP or Relic BadgePt.

Sinnoh based games

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

HeartGold and SoulSilver to Sword and Shield, and Generation IX

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
SwShLA
SV
A strong wind blows away the target's barriers such as Reflect or Light Screen. This also lowers the target's evasiveness.
BDSP A strong wind blows away the target’s barriers, such as Reflect or Light Screen, and lowers their evasiveness. It’s also one of the Pokétch’s hidden moves.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0083  
Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field 35
0110  
Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
0163    
 
Flying Flying - - - - - 15
0164    
 
Flying Flying - - - - - 15*
0487  
Giratina
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - 1 1 1
0549  
Lilligant
Hisuian Form
 
 
Grass Grass 1
0580    
 
Water 1 Flying 6 6 6 6
0581    
 
Water 1 Flying 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1
0627    
 
Flying Flying 32 32 32 60 60
0628    
 
Flying Flying 32 32 32 64 64
0628  
Braviary
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying 64
0629    
 
Flying Flying 32 32 32 60 60
0630    
 
Flying Flying 32 32 32 64 64
0788    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 38 30
0798    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 50
0865     Flying Field 35
0873    
 
Bug Bug 16 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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0016    
 
Flying Flying
0041    
 
Flying Flying
0123    
 
Bug Bug
0163    
 
Flying Flying -
0273     Field Grass
0276    
 
Flying Flying
0333    
 
Flying Dragon - - -
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0441    
 
Flying Flying
0519    
 
Flying Flying - - -
0532     Human-Like Human-Like - - -
0566    
 
Flying Water 3
0587    
 
Field Field - - -
0661    
 
Flying Flying - -
0701    
 
Flying Human-Like - -
0714    
 
Flying Dragon - -
0722    
 
Flying Flying
0741  
Oricorio
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying -
0753     Grass Grass
0821     Flying Flying
0845    
 
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 TM/HM/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0006    
 
Monster Dragon -
0012    
 
Bug Bug
0015    
 
Bug Bug
0016    
 
Flying Flying
0017    
 
Flying Flying
0018    
 
Flying Flying
0021    
 
Flying Flying
0022    
 
Flying Flying
0041    
 
Flying Flying
0042    
 
Flying Flying
0049    
 
Bug Bug
0083    
 
Flying Field
0123    
 
Bug Bug
0142    
 
Flying Flying
0144    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0145    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0146    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0149    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0163    
 
Flying Flying
0164    
 
Flying Flying
0166    
 
Bug Bug - -
0169    
 
Flying Flying
0176    
 
Flying Fairy
0178    
 
Flying Flying
0193    
 
Bug Bug
0198    
 
Flying Flying
0207    
 
Bug Bug
0212    
 
Bug Bug
0225    
 
Water 1 Field
0226    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0227    
 
Flying Flying
0249    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0250    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0255     Field Field - -
0256    
 
Field Field - -
0257    
 
Field Field - -
0267    
 
Bug Bug
0269    
 
Bug Bug
0273     Field Grass - -
0274    
 
Field Grass - -
0275    
 
Field Grass
0276    
 
Flying Flying
0277    
 
Flying Flying
0278    
 
Water 1 Flying
0279    
 
Water 1 Flying
0284    
 
Water 1 Bug
0291    
 
Bug Bug
0313     Bug Human-Like - -
0314     Bug Human-Like - -
0329    
 
Bug Dragon
0330    
 
Bug Dragon
0333    
 
Flying Dragon
0334    
 
Flying Dragon
0351     Fairy Amorphous - -
0357    
 
Monster Grass
0358     Amorphous Amorphous - -
0373    
 
Dragon Dragon
0380    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0381    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0384    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - -
0393     Water 1 Field
0394     Water 1 Field
0395    
 
Water 1 Field
0396    
 
Flying Flying
0397    
 
Flying Flying
0398    
 
Flying Flying
0414    
 
Bug Bug
0416    
 
Bug Bug
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0426    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0430    
 
Flying Flying
0434    
 
Field Field
0435    
 
Field Field
0441    
 
Flying Flying
0455     Grass Grass - -
0456     Water 2 Water 2
0457     Water 2 Water 2
0468    
 
Flying Fairy
0469    
 
Bug Bug
0472    
 
Bug Bug
0479  
Rotom
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous - -
0487  
Giratina
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0493  
Arceus
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0495     Field Grass
0496     Field Grass
0497     Field Grass
0519    
 
Flying Flying
0520    
 
Flying Flying
0521  
Unfezant
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying
0527    
 
Field Flying
0528    
 
Field Flying
0546    
 
Grass Fairy
0547    
 
Grass Fairy
0561    
 
Flying Flying
0566    
 
Flying Water 3
0567    
 
Flying Water 3
0580    
 
Water 1 Flying
0581    
 
Water 1 Flying
0587    
 
Field Field
0615     Mineral Mineral
0627    
 
Flying Flying
0628    
 
Flying Flying
0629    
 
Flying Flying
0630    
 
Flying Flying
0635    
 
Dragon Dragon
0637    
 
Bug Bug
0641  
Tornadus
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0642  
Thundurus
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0643    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0644    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0645  
Landorus
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0661    
 
Flying Flying
0662    
 
Flying Flying
0663    
 
Flying Flying
0666  
Vivillon
All forms
 
 
Bug Bug
0671  
Florges
All forms
  Fairy Fairy
0701    
 
Flying Human-Like
0707    
 
Mineral Mineral
0714    
 
Flying Dragon
0715    
 
Flying Dragon
0716     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0717    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0721    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0722    
 
Flying Flying
0723    
 
Flying Flying
0724    
 
Flying Flying
0731    
 
Flying Flying
0732    
 
Flying Flying
0733    
 
Flying Flying
0741  
Oricorio
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying
0742    
 
Bug Fairy
0743    
 
Bug Fairy
0753     Grass Grass
0754     Grass Grass
0764     Grass Grass
0773  
Silvally
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0780    
 
Monster Dragon
0785    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0788    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0792    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0798    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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
0249    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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

Defog lowers the evasiveness of all enemies in the room by one stage. In the Explorers and Adventure Squad series, it will also clear away any Mist, Safeguard, Reflect or Light Screen status conditions they might have, as well as foggy weather from the floor if present.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS - - 14 - 100% - Entire room Enemy Yes
BSL - - 14 - 100% - Entire room Enemy Yes
MDGtI - - 15 50 —% - Entire room Enemy Yes
SMD - - 15 30 —% - Entire room Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Status 2 2 —% An opponent Clears the entire terrain and zone effects. Clears all field effects from the opponents' field of play. Lowers the target's evasiveness by one stat rank. Lisia & Altaria
Darach & Staraptor

Notes:

  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Clears the entire field of terrain effects. Clears all field effects from the opponents' field of play. Lowers the target's evasiveness.
  • Description prior to Version 2.16.1*: 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.
  • Description prior to Version 2.23.5*: Clears the entire field of terrain and zone effects. Clears all field effects from the opponents' field of play. Lowers the target's evasiveness by one stat rank.

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
The user generates a strong wind that blows any deep fog away.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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 blow the fog away.
Allegra's Honchkrow The Rise of Darkrai Debut
  Swanna flaps its wings and releases a wind with multiple clear, white energy crescents inside it to blow any deep fog away.
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

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 An-gaejegeo
  Polish Odparowanie
Portuguese   Brazil Desneblinar (anime, M10)
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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Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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