Barrier (move)

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Barrier
バリアー Barrier
Barrier.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.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled until the turn ends.

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 onwards

Barrier's PP was changed from 30 to 20.

If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Barrier, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

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.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user throws up a sturdy wall that sharply raises its Defense stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 33 36 36 26 29 29XY
28ORAS
28
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 35 38 38 26 29 29XY
28ORAS
28
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 63 11 11 8 1 64 64
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 40 40 40 40
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
462 Magnezone Magnezone
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1
471 Glaceon Glaceon
IceIC Big.png Field Field 78PtHGSS 78BW
29B2W2
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
063 Abra Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
090 Shellder Shellder
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
120 Staryu Staryu
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 GS
222 Corsola Corsola
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
240 Magby Magby
FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
258 Mudkip Mudkip
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
345 Lileep Lileep
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
366 Clamperl Clamperl
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
517 Munna Munna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
677 Espurr Espurr
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
698 Amaura Amaura
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
712 Bergmite Bergmite
IceIC Big.png Monster Monster
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
090 Shellder Shellder
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral New York Pokémon Center
165 Ledyba Ledyba
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
149 Dragonite Dragonite
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon Lance's Dragonite
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts the user's Defense by two levels.
SMD It sharply boosts your Defense.*
It sharply boosts your Defense. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a Wonder Tile.*

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.
A wild Mew 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

Core series games

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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Spin-off series games

Barrier Stad.png Barrier Stad2.png Barrier Colo.png Barrier XD.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Barrier PBR.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Trivia

Lance's Dragonite using Barrier

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 屏障 Pìhngjeung *
障礙 Jeungngoih *
Mandarin 屏障 Píngzhàng *
障礙 Zhàng'ài *
防護罩 Fánghùzhào *
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
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Barreira
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Barreira
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Barijera
Spain Flag.png Spanish Barrera
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Rào Chắn


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


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