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'''Mat Block''' (Japanese: '''たたみがえし''' ''Mat Block'') is a non-damaging {{type|Fighting}} [[move]] introduced in [[Generation VI]]. It is the [[signature move]] of {{p|Greninja}}.
'''Mat Block''' (Japanese: '''たたみがえし''' ''Mat Block'') is a non-damaging {{type|Fighting}} [[move]] introduced in [[Generation VI]]. It is one of the [[signature move]]s of {{p|Greninja}}.

Revision as of 16:14, 31 October 2013

Mat Block
たたみがえし Mat Block
Type  Fighting
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. ?)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user and all allies
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Mat Block (Japanese: たたみがえし Mat Block) is a non-damaging Fighting-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is one of the signature moves of Greninja.


Mat Block protects all Pokémon on the user's side of the field from any moves except status moves. Unlike Protect, this move is not an increased priority move.


Games Description
Using a pulled-up mat as a shield, the user protects itself and its allies from damaging moves. This does not stop status moves.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
658 Greninja Greninja Water Dark --
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


  • This move is a reference to a trick that has been used by ninjas, which involves flipping a tatami (a type of mat used as a flooring material in traditional Japanese-style rooms) to block incoming projectile attacks.

In other languages

Language Title

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