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Cotton Guard

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Grass - - 10 0 - User

Description

Boosts the user's Defense by three stages.

Competitive Use

Cotton Guard can transform almost any Pokemon into a formidably bulky wall on the physical side, and the sheer scale of the boost itself makes it more worthy of a moveslot than most other defensive boosting moves. However, it has a fairly poor distribution, with only six fully evolved Pokemon able to use it. The most prominent user is Altaria, thanks to its decent base stats and good typing. Whimsicott is also a notable user. In general though, defensive boosting moves are rarely seen due to their relative unreliability when compared to offensive boosting moves.

Related Moves

Barrier is a Psychic-type equivalent that only boosts the user's Defense by 2 stages.

Iron Defense is a Steel-type equivalent that only boosts the user's Defense by 2 stages.

Acid Armor is a Poison-type equivalent that only boosts the user's Defense by 2 stages.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Altaria Dragon / Flying NU Natural Cure / Cloud Nine 75 70 90 70 105 80 490
Ampharos Electric NU Static / Plus 90 75 75 115 90 55 500
Cottonee Grass LC Prankster / Infiltrator / Chlorophyll 40 27 60 37 50 66 280
Hoppip Grass / Flying LC Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Infiltrator 35 35 40 35 55 50 250
Jumpluff Grass / Flying NU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Infiltrator 75 55 70 55 85 110 450
Maractus Grass NU Water Absorb / Chlorophyll / Storm Drain 75 86 67 106 67 60 461
Mareep Electric LC Static / Plus 55 40 40 65 45 35 280
Swablu Normal / Flying LC Natural Cure / Cloud Nine 45 40 60 40 75 50 310
Whimsicott Grass RU Prankster / Infiltrator / Chlorophyll 60 67 85 77 75 116 480