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Cosmic Power

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Psychic - - 20 0 - User

Description

Boosts the user's Defense and Special Defense by one stage.

Competitive Use

Cosmic Power is a Psychic-type move that boosts both defenses at the same time, so it's more used on defensively inclined sets. One of the best users is Sigilyph, thanks to a combination of Magic Guard, Psycho Shift, Roost, and Stored Power, which enables it to bypass some of its would-be counters. Clefable can work similarly. Other niche users are Jirachi, and some specific Arceus forms like Bug, Steel, and Poison. However, in general it isn't worth the trouble to use this move. The level of power that you are likely to encounter is so great that one boost is unlikely to protect you, and the time taken to make yourself sufficiently impenetrable can allow your opponents to severely injure your Pokemon or even set up themselves. Furthermore, without increased offensive power, the kind of bulky threats that use this move are unlikely to be able to break other defensive threats, so cannot sweep effectively, and are also likely to be worn down over time by repeated attacks. This is the reason why those with access to Stored Power, such as Sigilyph, are more effective with this strategy, as Stored Power's Base Power increases depending on the number of boosts accumulated, which suits Cosmic Power's nature.

Related Moves

Defend Order is a Bug-type equivalent with a different distribution.

Stockpile has the same effect, but also increases your Stockpile count by one.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Arceus-Bug Bug Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dark Dark Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dragon Dragon Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Electric Electric Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fighting Fighting Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fire Fire Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Flying Flying Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ghost Ghost Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Grass Grass Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ground Ground Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ice Ice Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Normal Normal Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Poison Poison Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Psychic Psychic Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Rock Rock Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Steel Steel Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Water Water Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Baltoy Ground / Psychic LC Levitate 40 40 55 40 70 55 300
Claydol Ground / Psychic UU Levitate 60 70 105 70 120 75 500
Clefable Normal RU Cute Charm / Magic Guard / Unaware 95 70 73 85 90 60 473
Deoxys Psychic Uber Pressure 50 150 50 150 50 150 600
Deoxys-A Psychic Uber Pressure 50 180 20 180 20 150 600
Jirachi Steel / Psychic OU Serene Grace 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Lunatone Rock / Psychic NU Levitate 70 55 65 95 85 70 440
Sigilyph Psychic / Flying RU Wonder Skin / Magic Guard / Tinted Lens 72 58 80 103 80 97 490
Solrock Rock / Psychic NU Levitate 70 95 85 55 65 70 440
Starmie Water / Psychic OU Illuminate / Natural Cure / Analytic 60 75 85 100 85 115 520
Staryu Water LC Illuminate / Natural Cure / Analytic 30 45 55 70 55 85 340