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Defense Curl

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - - 40 0 - User

Description

Boosts the user's Defense by one stage. Doubles the power of Ice Ball and Rollout for as long as the user is in the battle. This effect is not stackable. The Defense boost can be passed by Baton Pass, but the Ice Ball / Rollout boost cannot.

Competitive Use

There is not much competitive value in this move. It's outclassed by other moves that raise the Defense stat faster, like Acid Armor or Iron Defense. In short, there is literally no situation in which you could ever use this move.

Related Moves

Acid Armor is a Poison-type equivalent that raises Defense 2 stages.

Barrier is a Psychic-type equivalent that raises Defense 2 stages.

Iron Defense is a Steel-type equivalent that raises Defense 2 stages.

Cotton Guard is a Grass-type equivalent that raises Defense 3 stages.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Amoonguss Grass / Poison RU Effect Spore / Regenerator 114 85 70 85 80 30 464
Azumarill Water UU Thick Fat / Huge Power / Sap Sipper 100 50 80 50 80 50 410
Bagon Dragon LC Rock Head / Sheer Force 45 75 60 40 30 50 300
Bibarel Normal / Water NU Simple / Unaware / Moody 79 85 60 55 60 71 410
Bidoof Normal LC Simple / Unaware / Moody 59 45 40 35 40 31 250
Blissey Normal OU Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Healer 255 10 10 75 135 55 540
Bonsly Rock LC Sturdy / Rock Head / Rattled 50 80 95 10 45 10 290
Buneary Normal LC Run Away / Klutz / Limber 55 66 44 44 56 85 350
Camerupt Fire / Ground NU Magma Armor / Solid Rock / Anger Point 70 100 70 105 75 40 460
Chansey Normal BL Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Healer 250 5 5 35 105 50 450
Cherrim Grass NU Flower Gift 70 60 70 87 78 85 450
Cherubi Grass LC Chlorophyll 45 35 45 62 53 35 275
Clefable Normal RU Cute Charm / Magic Guard / Unaware 95 70 73 85 90 60 473
Cyndaquil Fire LC Blaze / Flash Fire 39 52 43 60 50 65 309
Donphan Ground OU Sturdy / Sand Veil 90 120 120 60 60 50 500
Dunsparce Normal NU Serene Grace / Run Away / Rattled 100 70 70 65 65 45 415
Emboar Fire / Fighting RU Blaze / Reckless 110 123 65 100 65 65 528
Foongus Grass / Poison LC Effect Spore / Regenerator 69 55 45 55 55 15 294
Furret Normal NU Run Away / Keen Eye / Frisk 85 76 64 45 55 90 415
Geodude Rock / Ground LC Rock Head / Sturdy / Sand Veil 40 80 100 30 30 20 300
Golem Rock / Ground NU Rock Head / Sturdy / Sand Veil 80 110 130 55 65 45 485
Golett Ground / Ghost LC Iron Fist / Klutz / No Guard 59 74 50 35 50 35 303
Golurk Ground / Ghost NU Iron Fist / Klutz / No Guard 89 124 80 55 80 55 483
Igglybuff Normal LC Cute Charm / Friend Guard 90 30 15 40 20 15 210
Lickilicky Normal NU Own Tempo / Oblivious / Cloud Nine 110 85 95 80 95 50 515
Lickitung Normal LC Own Tempo / Oblivious / Cloud Nine 90 55 75 60 75 30 385
Lopunny Normal NU Cute Charm / Klutz / Limber 65 76 84 54 96 105 480
Miltank Normal NU Thick Fat / Scrappy / Sap Sipper 95 80 105 40 70 100 490
Munchlax Normal NU Pickup / Thick Fat / Gluttony 135 85 40 40 85 5 390
Munna Psychic LC Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 76 25 45 67 55 24 292
Musharna Psychic NU Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 116 55 85 107 95 29 487
Numel Fire / Ground LC Oblivious / Simple / Own Tempo 60 60 40 65 45 35 305
Onix Rock / Ground LC Rock Head / Sturdy / Weak Armor 35 45 160 30 45 70 385
Pachirisu Electric NU Run Away / Pickup / Volt Absorb 60 45 70 45 90 95 405
Phanpy Ground LC Pickup / Sand Veil 90 60 60 40 40 40 330
Porygon-Z Normal UU Adaptability / Download / Analytic 85 80 70 135 75 90 535
Porygon2 Normal UU Trace / Download / Analytic 85 80 90 105 95 60 515
Salamence Dragon / Flying OU Intimidate / Moxie 95 135 80 110 80 100 600
Sandshrew Ground LC Sand Veil / Sand Rush 50 75 85 20 30 40 300
Sandslash Ground RU Sand Veil / Sand Rush 75 100 110 45 55 65 450
Scolipede Bug / Poison NU Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 60 90 89 55 69 112 475
Sentret Normal LC Run Away / Keen Eye / Frisk 35 46 34 35 45 20 215
Shelgon Dragon NU Rock Head / Overcoat 65 95 100 60 50 50 420
Snorlax Normal UU Immunity / Thick Fat / Gluttony 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
Spheal Ice / Water LC Thick Fat / Ice Body / Oblivious 70 40 50 55 50 25 290
Steelix Steel / Ground RU Rock Head / Sturdy / Sheer Force 75 85 200 55 65 30 510
Sudowoodo Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Rattled 70 100 115 30 65 30 410
Tepig Fire LC Blaze / Thick Fat 65 63 45 45 45 45 308
Typhlosion Fire RU Blaze / Flash Fire 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Venipede Bug / Poison LC Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 30 45 59 30 39 57 260
Wailmer Water LC Water Veil / Oblivious / Pressure 130 70 35 70 35 60 400
Wailord Water NU Water Veil / Oblivious / Pressure 170 90 45 90 45 60 500
Walrein Ice / Water NU Thick Fat / Ice Body / Oblivious 110 80 90 95 90 65 530
Wigglytuff Normal NU Cute Charm / Frisk 140 70 45 75 50 45 425