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Barrier (move)

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Barrier
バリアー Barrier
Barrier V.png
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Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.

Barrier (Japanese: バリアー Barrier) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generations I to V

Barrier increases the user's Defense by two stages.

Generation VI

Barrier's PP changed from 30 to 20.

Description

Games Description
Stad Instantly forms a barrier between the user and the opponent. Defense is sharply increased.
Stad2 Instantly forms a barrier between the user and the opponent. Defense is increased.
GSC Sharply increases user's Defense.
RSEColo.XD Creates a barrier that sharply raises Defense.
FRLG The user throws up a sturdy wall that sharply raises its Defense stat.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XY
The user throws up a sturdy wall that sharply raises its Defense stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison 33 36 36 26 29 29
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison 35 38 38 26 29 29
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy -- -- -- -- -- --
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic 63 11 11 8 -- 64
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic       40 40 40
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy       -- -- --
462 Magnezone Magnezone Electric Steel       -- -- --
471 Glaceon Glaceon Ice Ice         78 78 29 29
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
090 Shellder Shellder Water Water TentacoolTentacruel TentacoolTentacruel TentacoolTentacruel TentacoolTentacruel TentacoolTentacruel
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
120 Staryu Staryu* Water Water 000      
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock   TentacoolTentacruel TentacoolTentacruel TentacoolTentacruel TentacoolTentacruel
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
258 Mudkip Mudkip* Water Water         Corsola
345 Lileep Lileep Rock Grass   TentacoolTentacruel TentacoolTentacruel TentacoolTentacruel TentacoolTentacruel
366 Clamperl Clamperl* Water Water   Corsola Corsola Corsola Corsola
517 Munna Munna Psychic Psychic       Glaceon Glaceon
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic       Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
677 Espurr Espurr Psychic Psychic         Glaceon
698 Amaura Amaura* Rock Ice         Mudkip
712 Bergmite Bergmite* Ice Ice         Mudkip
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
090 090 Shellder Water Dream World - Sparkling Sea
605 605 Elgyem Psychic Dream World - Spooky Manor
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By event

Generation II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
137 137 Porygon Normal New York Pokémon Center
165 165 Ledyba Bug Flying New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

In the main series

Misty Togepi Metronome Barrier.png Mewtwo Barrier.png Delia Mimey Barrier.png Mew Barrier.png
Togepi Mewtwo Mr. Mime Mew
The user throws up a sturdy wall that protects it from attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime waves its arms and a glass square appears in front of it.
Delia's Mimey It's Mr. Mime Time Debut
Stella's Mr. Mime It's Mr. Mime Time None
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo rises in the air and a blue barrier appears around it.
Mewtwo (original series) Mewtwo Strikes Back None
151 Mew Mew rises into the air and a pink barrier appears around it.
Mew (M01) Mewtwo Strikes Back None
175 Togepi A blue barrier appears around Togepi and others, shielding it from any attack.
Misty's Togepi In the Pink Used via Metronome

In Pokémon Origins

None.png Red Mewtwo Barrier PO.png None.png None.png
Mewtwo
The user forms an energy barrier to protect itself from the foe's attack.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo forms a light green energy barrier around its body, protecting it from attacks.
Red's Mewtwo File 4 - Charizard Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Barrier I.png Barrier II.png Barrier III.png Barrier IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Barrier V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Barrier Stad.png Barrier Stad2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Barrier PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

Lance's Dragonite using Barrier

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 障礙 Zhàng'ài
Denmark Flag.png Danish Spærre
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Barrière
France Flag.png French Bouclier
Germany Flag.png German Barriere
Greece Flag.png Greek Παραπέτασμα
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Perisai
Italy Flag.png Italian Barriera
South Korea Flag.png Korean 배리어 Barrier
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Barreira
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Barijera
Spain Flag.png Spanish Barrera
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tường Chắn


Variations of the move Agility
Status AgilityBarrierSwords Dance


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