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Iron Defense

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Steel - - 15 0 - User

Description

Boosts the user's Defense by two stages.

Competitive Use

Iron Defense is an excellent move for Baton Pass teams, where it can be used to quickly gain Defense boosts. It is extremely easy to reach +4, or even +6 Defense using this move. Scizor is the best user of this strategy, and is able to pass Attack and Speed boosts as well. For the most part, however, Acid Armor Vaporeon outclasses any Iron Defense user, as Vaporeon can also pass huge Wishes for the team, and has excellent bulk to boot.

Related Moves

Acid Armor is a Poison-type equivalent.

Barrier is a Psychic-type equivalent.

Cotton Guard is a Grass-type equivalent that raises Defense 3 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
Bastiodon Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Soundproof 60 52 168 47 138 30 495
Bisharp Dark / Steel UU Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 65 125 100 60 70 70 490
Blastoise Water UU Torrent / Rain Dish 79 83 100 85 105 78 530
Bronzong Steel / Psychic UU Levitate / Heatproof / Heavy Metal 67 89 116 79 116 33 500
Bronzor Steel / Psychic LC Levitate / Heatproof / Heavy Metal 57 24 86 24 86 23 300
Carracosta Water / Rock NU Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim 74 108 133 83 65 32 495
Clamperl Water LC Shell Armor / Rattled 35 64 85 74 55 32 345
Cloyster Water / Ice OU Shell Armor / Skill Link / Overcoat 50 95 180 85 45 70 525
Crustle Bug / Rock RU Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 70 95 125 65 75 45 475
Deoxys-D Psychic Uber Pressure 50 70 160 70 160 90 600
Drilbur Ground LC Sand Rush / Sand Force / Mold Breaker 60 85 40 30 45 68 328
Durant Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Hustle / Truant 58 109 112 48 48 109 484
Dwebble Bug / Rock LC Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 50 65 85 35 35 55 325
Escavalier Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Shell Armor / Overcoat 70 135 105 60 105 20 495
Excadrill Ground / Steel Uber Sand Rush / Sand Force / Mold Breaker 110 135 60 50 65 88 508
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
Forretress Bug / Steel OU Sturdy / Overcoat 75 90 140 60 60 40 465
Gigalith Rock NU Sturdy / Sand Force 85 135 130 60 70 25 505
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
Gorebyss Water NU Swift Swim / Hydration 55 84 105 114 75 52 485
Huntail Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil 55 104 105 94 75 52 485
Lairon Steel / Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 60 90 140 50 50 40 430
Larvitar Rock / Ground LC Guts / Sand Veil 50 64 50 45 50 41 300
Lucario Fighting / Steel OU Steadfast / Inner Focus / Justified 70 110 70 115 70 90 525
Mawile Steel NU Hyper Cutter / Intimidate / Sheer Force 50 85 85 55 55 50 380
Metagross Steel / Psychic OU Clear Body / Light Metal 80 135 130 95 90 70 600
Metang Steel / Psychic NU Clear Body / Light Metal 60 75 100 55 80 50 420
Pawniard Dark / Steel LC Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 45 85 70 40 40 60 340
Pineco Bug LC Sturdy / Overcoat 50 65 90 35 35 15 290
Probopass Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Magnet Pull / Sand Force 60 55 145 75 150 40 525
Regirock Rock NU Clear Body / Sturdy 80 100 200 50 100 50 580
Registeel Steel UU Clear Body / Light Metal 80 75 150 75 150 50 580
Riolu Fighting LC Steadfast / Inner Focus / Prankster 40 70 40 35 40 60 285
Roggenrola Rock LC Sturdy / Sand Force 55 75 85 25 25 15 280
Scizor Bug / Steel OU Swarm / Technician / Light Metal 70 130 100 55 80 65 500
Scolipede Bug / Poison NU Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 60 90 89 55 69 112 475
Shellder Water LC Shell Armor / Skill Link / Overcoat 30 65 100 45 25 40 305
Shieldon Rock / Steel LC Sturdy / Soundproof 30 42 118 42 88 30 350
Squirtle Water LC Torrent / Rain Dish 44 48 65 50 64 43 314
Tirtouga Water / Rock LC Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim 54 78 103 53 45 22 355
Torkoal Fire NU White Smoke / Shell Armor 70 85 140 85 70 20 470
Tyranitar Rock / Dark OU Sand Stream / Unnerve 100 134 110 95 100 61 600
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
Wartortle Water NU Torrent / Rain Dish 59 63 80 65 80 58 405