Cotton Guard (move)

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Cotton Guard
コットンガード Cotton Guard
Cotton Guard VI.png
Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
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
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
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Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Cotton Guard (Japanese: コットンガード Cotton Guard) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation V.


Cotton Guard raises the user's Defense stat by three stages.


Games Description
BW The user protects itself by wrapping its body in soft cotton, drastically raising the user's Defense stat.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
179 Mareep Mareep Electric Electric 32 36 '
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy Electric Electric 36 43 '
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric 40 46 '
333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying 40 39 '
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying 46 42 '
546 Cottonee Cottonee Grass Grass 37 '
556 Maractus Maractus Grass Grass 55 '
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
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying CottoneeMaractus
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
354 354 Banette Ghost Global Link
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

None.png Cottonee Cotton Guard.png None.png None.png
The user protects itself with a flurry of cotton balls.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
546 Cottonee The cotton on the lower half of Cottonee's body puffs up and forms more cotton in front of it, creating a wall of cotton on the front of its body to protect itself against attacks, or Cottonee pulls its body up a little bit and the cotton on its lower body puffs up and then comes out of its body, forming an orb of soft white cotton around it and protecting it from attacks.
A wild Cottonee Cottonee in Love! Debut


  • Maractus is the only Pokémon who learns this move that isn't and may not be associated—originally or eventually—with having fluff on or inside its body.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 棉花防禦 Miánhuā Fángyù
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Wattenschild
France Flag.png French Cotogarde
Germany Flag.png German Watteschild
Italy Flag.png Italian Cotonscudo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 코튼가드 Cotton Guard
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Defesa de Algodão
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Guardia Algodón
Spain Flag.png Spain Rizo Algodón

Variations of the move Tail Glow
Status Tail GlowCotton Guard

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