Defog (move)

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This article is about the move Defog. For the field move Demist, see Field Move.

きりばらい Fog Wipe
Type  Flying
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Pokémon after self cannot raise any voltage in that turn
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Defog (Japanese: きりばらい Fog Wipe) is a non-damaging Flying-type move, introduced in Generation IV. It is HM05 in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, moving the traditional HM05, Flash, to TM70. However, in HeartGold and SoulSilver, it loses its HM status in favor of Whirlpool.

Defog cannot be used outside of battle without the Fen Badge in Diamond and Pearl and the Relic Badge in Platinum.


In battle

Generation IV

Defog lowers the target's evasion one stage, even if the target is behind a substitute. It clears away fog. It also clears away Light Screen, Reflect, Safeguard, Mist, Spikes, Toxic Spikes and Stealth Rock present on the target's side of the field.

Generation V

Defog can now be reflected with Magic Coat and no longer lowers the evasion of a Pokémon behind a substitute.

Out of battle

Defog clears away fog from the area. The effect lasts until the player leaves the area.


Games Description
Obstacles are moved, reducing the foe’s evasion stat. It can also be used to clear deep fog, etc.
It reduces the foe’s evasion stat. It also removes spikes, light screens, etc.
A strong wind blows away the target's obstacles such as Reflect or Light Screen. It also lowers the target's evasiveness.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
580 Ducklett Ducklett Water Flying   6 '
581 Swanna Swanna Water Flying   --, 6 '
627 Rufflet Rufflet Normal Flying   32 '
628 Braviary Braviary Normal Flying   32 '
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying   32 '
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying   32 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Type Machine
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto Normal Flying
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot Normal Flying
021 Spearow Spearow Normal Flying
022 Fearow Fearow Normal Flying
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying
042 Golbat Golbat Poison Flying
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl Normal Flying
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying
176 Togetic Togetic Normal Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel
225 Delibird Delibird Ice Flying
226 Mantine Mantine Water Flying
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying
269 Dustox Dustox Bug Poison
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
276 Taillow Taillow Normal Flying
277 Swellow Swellow Normal Flying
278 Wingull Wingull Water Flying
279 Pelipper Pelipper Water Flying
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
393 Piplup Piplup Water Water
394 Prinplup Prinplup Water Water
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel
396 Starly Starly Normal Flying
397 Staravia Staravia Normal Flying
398 Staraptor Staraptor Normal Flying
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark
441 Chatot Chatot Normal Flying
456 Finneon Finneon Water Water
457 Lumineon Lumineon Water Water
468 Togekiss Togekiss Normal Flying
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
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
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying no DucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying no DucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying no ButterfreeBeedrillVenomothScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaGligarGliscorBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainNinjaskVibravaFlygonMothim
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying no DucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary
273 Seedot Seedot Grass Grass no Farfetch'dDelibirdShiftryTropiusPiplupPrinplupEmpoleonSkuntank
276 Taillow Taillow Normal Flying no DucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying no DrifloonDrifblim
441 Chatot Chatot Normal Flying no DucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying no DucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

Allegra Honchkrow Defog charge.png Allegra Honchkrow Defog.png Allegra Honchkrow Defog discs.png Officer Jenny Swanna Defog.png
Outlined wings Honchkrow Going for target Swanna
Obstacles are moved, reducing the foe's evasion stat. It can also be used to clear deep fog, etc.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow's wings become outlined in light blue. The outline disappears as it releases multiple light blue crescents by flapping its wings. Its wings then become outlined again as the crescents go for the opponent.
Allegra's Honchkrow The Rise of Darkrai Debut
581 Swanna Swanna flaps its wings and releases a wind with multiple clear white energy crescents inside it at the opponent.
Officer Jenny's Swanna The Lost World of Gothitelle! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

In other generations

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Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS 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


  • The Bag sprite for the HM containing Defog is mistakenly that of a Water-type HM, rather than a Flying-type one.
  • While it is not the first HM move to lose its status as one, Defog is the first HM move to lose its status before the end of a generation.
  • Like Flash was in Generations I, II, and III, Defog is not actually critical to the completion of the game, as a player can traverse foggy areas without using the move. However, unlike with dark caves requiring Flash to light them, foggy areas affect battles within them, making Defog's use somewhat more convenient.
  • Before Defog's introduction, Ash would often use his Pidgeotto's Gust and Noctowl's Whirlwind in a similar manner.
  • If a player teaches a Pokémon Defog by HM in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum and trades it to HeartGold or SoulSilver, the Pokémon can be freely imported to Black and White via the Poké Transfer, due to Defog not being needed outside of battle in HeartGold and SoulSilver. The same can be done with Whirlpool by transferring a Pokémon that learned it by HM in HeartGold or SoulSilver to Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum.
  • Only Pokémon introduced in Generation V can learn Defog by leveling up. All others need to have it bred onto them as an Egg move or be transferred forward from HeartGold and SoulSilver using the above-mentioned trick to have it.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 清除濃霧 Qīngchú Nóngwù
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Ontmist
France Flag.png French Anti-Brume
Germany Flag.png German Auflockern
Greece Flag.png Greek Απονέφωση
Italy Flag.png Italian Scacciabruma
South Korea Flag.png Korean 안개제거 Angaejegeo
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Desneblinar
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Desanuviar
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Quita Nieblas
Spain Flag.png Spain Despejar

Generation IV TMs
Generation IV HMs
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