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Harden

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - - 30 0 - User

Description

Boosts the user's Defense by one stage.

Competitive Use

Harden is an utterly useless move and should never be used seriously. Most of the Pokemon who learn Harden also learn Iron Defense, which completely outclasses Harden outside of PP (but that should never be an issue).

Related Moves

Withdraw has the exact same PP and effect.

Iron Defense has less PP, but raises Defense by two stages.

Acid Armor has less PP, but raises Defense by two stages.

Barrier has less PP, but raises Defense by two stages.

Cotton Guard has less PP, but raises Defense by three stages.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Aggron Steel / Rock RU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 70 110 180 60 60 50 530
Anorith Rock / Bug LC Battle Armor / Swift Swim 45 95 50 40 50 75 355
Armaldo Rock / Bug NU Battle Armor / Swift Swim 75 125 100 70 80 45 495
Aron Steel / Rock LC Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 50 70 100 40 40 30 330
Axew Dragon LC Rivalry / Mold Breaker / Unnerve 46 87 60 30 40 57 320
Baltoy Ground / Psychic LC Levitate 40 40 55 40 70 55 300
Beautifly Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Rivalry 60 70 50 90 50 65 385
Beedrill Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Sniper 65 80 40 45 80 75 385
Bonsly Rock LC Sturdy / Rock Head / Rattled 50 80 95 10 45 10 290
Butterfree Bug / Flying NU Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens 60 45 50 80 80 70 385
Claydol Ground / Psychic UU Levitate 60 70 105 70 120 75 500
Corphish Water LC Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 43 80 65 50 35 35 308
Corsola Water / Rock NU Hustle / Natural Cure / Regenerator 55 55 85 65 85 35 380
Crawdaunt Water / Dark RU Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 63 120 85 90 55 55 468
Dustox Bug / Poison NU Shield Dust / Compoundeyes 60 50 70 50 90 65 385
Ferroseed Grass / Steel RU Iron Barbs 44 50 91 24 86 10 305
Ferrothorn Grass / Steel OU Iron Barbs 74 94 131 54 116 20 489
Fraxure Dragon NU Rivalry / Mold Breaker / Unnerve 66 117 70 40 50 67 410
Gastrodon Water / Ground OU Sticky Hold / Storm Drain / Sand Force 111 83 68 92 82 39 475
Gigalith Rock NU Sturdy / Sand Force 85 135 130 60 70 25 505
Gligar Ground / Flying UU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Immunity 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
Gliscor Ground / Flying OU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Poison Heal 75 95 125 45 75 95 510
Grimer Poison LC Stench / Sticky Hold / Poison Touch 80 80 50 40 50 25 325
Haxorus Dragon OU Rivalry / Mold Breaker / Unnerve 76 147 90 60 70 97 540
Heracross Bug / Fighting UU Swarm / Guts / Moxie 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
Kabuto Rock / Water LC Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 30 80 90 55 45 55 355
Kabutops Rock / Water RU Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 60 115 105 65 70 80 495
Kingler Water NU Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Sheer Force 55 130 115 50 50 75 475
Krabby Water LC Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Sheer Force 30 105 90 25 25 50 325
Lairon Steel / Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 60 90 140 50 50 40 430
Larvesta Bug / Fire LC Flame Body / Swarm 55 85 55 50 55 60 360
Lunatone Rock / Psychic NU Levitate 70 55 65 95 85 70 440
Magcargo Fire / Rock NU Magma Armor / Flame Body / Weak Armor 50 50 120 80 80 30 410
Muk Poison NU Stench / Sticky Hold / Poison Touch 105 105 75 65 100 50 500
Nincada Bug / Ground LC Compoundeyes / Run Away 31 45 90 30 30 40 266
Ninjask Bug / Flying NU Speed Boost / Infiltrator 61 90 45 50 50 160 456
Nosepass Rock LC Sturdy / Magnet Pull / Sand Force 30 45 135 45 90 30 375
Onix Rock / Ground LC Rock Head / Sturdy / Weak Armor 35 45 160 30 45 70 385
Pinsir Bug NU Hyper Cutter / Mold Breaker / Moxie 65 125 100 55 70 85 500
Probopass Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Magnet Pull / Sand Force 60 55 145 75 150 40 525
Qwilfish Water / Poison RU Poison Point / Swift Swim / Intimidate 65 95 75 55 55 85 430
Relicanth Water / Rock NU Swift Swim / Rock Head / Sturdy 100 90 130 45 65 55 485
Roggenrola Rock LC Sturdy / Sand Force 55 75 85 25 25 15 280
Seedot Grass LC Chlorophyll / Early Bird / Pickpocket 40 40 50 30 30 30 220
Shedinja Bug / Ghost NU Wonder Guard / Wonder Guard 1 90 45 30 30 40 236
Shellos Water LC Sticky Hold / Storm Drain / Sand Force 76 48 48 57 62 34 325
Shiftry Grass / Dark NU Chlorophyll / Early Bird / Pickpocket 90 100 60 90 60 80 480
Slugma Fire LC Magma Armor / Flame Body / Weak Armor 40 40 40 70 40 20 250
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
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
Vanillite Ice LC Ice Body / Weak Armor 36 50 50 65 60 44 305
Vanilluxe Ice NU Ice Body / Weak Armor 71 95 85 110 95 79 535
Volcarona Bug / Fire OU Flame Body / Swarm 85 60 65 135 105 100 550
Wormadam-G Bug / Ground NU Anticipation / Overcoat 60 79 105 59 85 36 424