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Iron Defense (move)

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Iron Defense
てっぺき Iron Wall
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Type  Steel
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Category  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others.
Category  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.

Iron Defense (Japanese: てっぺき Iron Wall) is a non-damaging Steel-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Iron Defense raises the user's Defense stat by two stages.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Hardens the body’s surface to sharply raise Defense.
FRLG The user hardens its body’s surface to sharply raise its Defense stat.
DPPtHGSS The user hardens its body’s surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense stat.
BWB2W2
XY
The user hardens its body's surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water     34 34 34
008 Wartortle Wartortle Water Water     40 40 40
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water     46 46 46
090 Shellder Shellder Water Water   40 49 49
204 Pineco Pineco Bug Bug   34 39 39 39
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel   38 45 46 46
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel   41 37 37 37
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock       29 29
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Fairy 41 41 41 41
304 Aron Aron Steel Rock 17 18 18 15 15
305 Lairon Lairon Steel Rock 17 18 18 15 15
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock 17 18 18 15 15
324 Torkoal Torkoal Fire Fire 33 44 44 44
366 Clamperl Clamperl Water Water -- -- -- --
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic 44 40 40 47 47
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic 44 40 40 53 53
377 Regirock Regirock Rock Rock 41 41 41 41
379 Registeel Registeel Steel Steel 41 41 41 '
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
Psychic Psychic 35 73 73 '
410 Shieldon Shieldon Rock Steel   19 19 19
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon Rock Steel   19 19 19
436 Bronzor Bronzor Steel Psychic   26 26 19 19
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic   26 26 19 19
476 Probopass Probopass Rock Steel   --,7 --,7 --, 4 --,4
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola Rock Rock     20 20
525 Boldore Boldore Rock Rock     20 20
526 Gigalith Gigalith Rock Rock     20 20
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede Bug Poison     22 22
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel     40 40
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed Grass Steel     26 26
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn Grass Steel     26 26
622 Golett Golett Ground Ghost     17 17
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost     17 17
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel     46 46
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel     46 46
632 Durant Durant Bug Steel     56 --,56
679 Honedge Honedge Steel Ghost       32
680 Doublade Doublade Steel Ghost       32
681 Aegislash Aegislash Steel Ghost       --
713 Avalugg Avalugg Ice Ice       --
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
246 Larvitar Larvitar Rock Ground   AronLaironAggronShieldonBastiodon SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseAronLaironAggronShieldonBastiodon SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseAronLaironAggronShieldonBastiodon SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseAronLaironAggron
ShieldonBastiodonAvalugg
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug     Shellder ShellderCorsola ShellderCorsola
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting   MawileTorkoal MawileTorkoalPawniardBisharp MawileTorkoalPawniardBisharp
529 Drilbur Drilbur Ground Ground     MawileTorkoal MawileTorkoal
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock     PinecoForretressScizorProbopassRoggenrolaBoldoreGigalithFerroseedFerrothorn PinecoForretressScizorProbopassRoggenrolaBoldoreGigalithFerroseedFerrothornHonedgeDoubladeAegislash
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga Water Rock     SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseShellderClamperl SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseShellderCorsolaClamperl SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseShellderCorsolaClamperl
582 Vanillite Vanillite Ice Ice     ProbopassRoggenrolaBoldoreGigalithFerroseedFerrothorn ProbopassRoggenrolaBoldoreGigalithFerroseedFerrothornHonedgeDoubladeAegislash
707 Klefki Klefki Steel Fairy       ProbopassRoggenrolaBoldoreGigalithFerroseedFerrothorn
HonedgeDoubladeAegislash
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Type Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water
008 Wartortle Wartortle Water Water
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
011 Metapod Metapod Bug Bug
014 Kakuna Kakuna Bug Poison
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
081 Magnemite Magnemite Electric Steel
082 Magneton Magneton Electric Steel
090 Shellder Shellder Water Water
091 Cloyster Cloyster Water Ice
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water
140 Kabuto Kabuto Rock Water
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
204 Pineco Pineco Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting
218 Slugma Slugma Fire Fire
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying
232 Donphan Donphan Ground Ground
246 Larvitar Larvitar Rock Ground
247 Pupitar Pupitar Rock Ground
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
266 Silcoon Silcoon Bug Bug
268 Cascoon Cascoon Bug Bug
299 Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel
304 Aron Aron Steel Rock
305 Lairon Lairon Steel Rock
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
324 Torkoal Torkoal Fire Fire
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug
366 Clamperl Clamperl Water Water
372 Shelgon Shelgon Dragon Dragon
374 Beldum Beldum Steel Psychic
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic
377 Regirock Regirock Rock Rock
379 Registeel Registeel Steel Steel
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
Psychic Psychic
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel
410 Shieldon Shieldon Rock Steel
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon Rock Steel
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug Steel
436 Bronzor Bronzor Steel Psychic
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel
462 Magnezone Magnezone Electric Steel
476 Probopass Probopass Rock Steel
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola Rock Rock
525 Boldore Boldore Rock Rock
526 Gigalith Gigalith Rock Rock
529 Drilbur Drilbur Ground Ground
530 Excadrill Excadrill Ground Steel
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle Bug Grass
541 Swadloon Swadloon Bug Grass
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass
543 Venipede Venipede Bug Poison
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede Bug Poison
545 Scolipede Scolipede Bug Poison
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock
558 Crustle Crustle Bug Rock
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus Ghost Ghost
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga Water Rock
565 Carracosta Carracosta Water Rock
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying
582 Vanillite Vanillite Ice Ice
583 Vanillish Vanillish Ice Ice
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe Ice Ice
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed Grass Steel
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn Grass Steel
599 Klink Klink Steel Steel
600 Klang Klang Steel Steel
601 Klinklang Klinklang Steel Steel
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal Ice Ice
622 Golett Golett Ground Ghost
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying
632 Durant Durant Bug Steel
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel
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 IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
374 374 Beldum Steel Psychic Pokéwalker - Winner's Path
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
564 564 Tirtouga Water Rock Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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 III

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
371 371 Bagon Dragon Pokémon Center 5th Anniversary
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
386 386 Deoxys Psychic 10th Movie Event
GameStop Event
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

Ash Torkoal Iron Defense.png Burgh Whirlipede Iron Defense.png Lucian Bronzong Iron Defense.png Bianca Escavalier Iron Defense.png
Torkoal Whirlipede Bronzong Escavalier
The user hardens its body's surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
324 Torkoal Torkoal pulls all of its limbs into its shell and protects itself.
Flannery's Torkoal Going, Going, Yawn Debut
Ash's Torkoal Manectric Charge None
366 Clamperl Clamperl closes its shell and it protects itself from attacks.
Nancy's Clamperl The Evolutionary War None
Keith's Clamperl The Evolutionary War None
376 Metagross Metagross's whole body glows white and it can block attacks.
Anabel's Metagross Talking a Good Game! None
377 Regirock Regirock tenses up and blocks an attack.
Brandon's Regirock Battling the Enemy Within! None
437 Bronzong Bronzong crosses its arms and its body becomes surrounded in blue. Its body briefly shines and it can protect itself from attacks.
Lucian's Bronzong An Elite Meet and Greet! None
411 Bastiodon The outline of Bastiodon's head glows light blue and a white shine goes down its face. Bastiodon can then stop attacks.
Byron's Bastiodon Ancient Family Matters! None
305 Lairon Lairon's body becomes outlined in light blue and its body briefly shines, increasing Lairon's defense.
Paul's Lairon A Pyramiding Rage! None
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede's body becomes outlined in light blue, and then moments later, a white shine goes up its body and its body turns into iron for a moment. Whirlipede can then stop attacks.
Burgh's Whirlipede Battling For The Love of Bug-Types! None
589 Escavalier Escavalier raises both of its lances into the air and its body becomes outlined in light blue. A white shine then goes up its body and its body turns into iron. Escavalier can then stop attacks.
Bianca's Escavalier Evolution Exchange Excitement! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other generations

Iron Defense III.png Iron Defense 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 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


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 鐵壁 Tiěbì
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch IJzerwering
Finland Flag.png Finnish Rautapuolustus
France Flag.png French Mur de Fer
Germany Flag.png German Eisenabwehr
Greece Flag.png Greek Μεταλλική Άμυνα
India Flag.png Hindi लोहे का बचाव Lohe ka bachav
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Dinding Besi
Italy Flag.png Italian Ferroscudo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 철벽 Cheolbyeok
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Jernforsvar
Poland Flag.png Polish Stalowa Obrona
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Defesa de Ferro
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Defesa de Ferro (anime)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Protecția de Fier
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Gvozdena Odbrana
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Defensa de Hierro
Spain Flag.png Spain Def. Férrea


Variations of the move Acid Armor
Status Acid ArmorAmnesiaAutotomizeBarrierIron DefenseNasty PlotRock PolishSwords Dance
Formerly a variation
Status Minimize


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