Cotton Guard (move)

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Cotton Guard
コットンガード Cotton Guard
Cotton Guard IX.png
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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 Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled until the turn ends.

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

Effect

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

Cotton Guard can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing Baton Pass and Stored Power to give the user an extra three appeal points if they are used in the next turn.

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

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user protects itself by wrapping its body in soft cotton, drastically raising the user's Defense stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user protects itself by wrapping its body in soft cotton, which drastically raises the user's Defense stat.
SV The user protects itself by wrapping its body in soft cotton, drastically boosting its Defense stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 32BW
36B2W2
36 36 36BDSP 36
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 36BW
43B2W2
43 43 43BDSP 43
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 40BW
46B2W2
46 46 46BDSP 46
333 Swablu Swablu
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon 40BW
39B2W2
39XY
34ORAS
34 32 32
334 Altaria Altaria
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon 46BW
42B2W2
42XY
34ORAS
34 32 32
546 Cottonee Cottonee
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy 37 37 37 45
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy 1
556 Maractus Maractus
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 55 1, 55 1, 55 60
676 Furfrou Furfrou
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 48 48
684 Swirlix Swirlix
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 41 41 36
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 41 41 36
830 Eldegoss Eldegoss
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 52
831 Wooloo Wooloo
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 36
832 Dubwool Dubwool
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 44
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 VIII IX
187 Hoppip Hoppip
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass BDSP
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant
NormalIC Big.png Field Field USUM
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous Global Link
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

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Cotton Guard is Eldegoss's second move. It is obtained by reaching level 6 and upgrading Synthesis into it instead of Cotton Spore. The user creates barriers out of cotton, granting itself and all nearby allies a shield for 3s. When the shield expires, it restores HP equal to 30% of the remaining shield value. At level 13, the move also briefly increases user's movement speed.

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It significantly boosts your Defense. (The stat change returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileGTI.pngWonder Tile.)
SMD It significantly boosts your Defense. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileSMD.pngWonder Tile.


In the anime

Everett Furfrou Cotton Guard.png Cottonee Cotton Guard.png Ramos Jumpluff Cotton Guard.png Drasna Altaria Cotton Guard.png
Furfrou Cottonee Jumpluff Altaria
The user protects itself by wrapping its body in soft cotton, which drastically enhances the user's resistance to physical attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Cottonee 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
Jumpluff Jumpluff Jumpluff's body glows white, and puffs of cotton appear in around it. The puffs of cotton then disappear in a puff of smoke, and Jumpluff glows blue, raising its defense; or Jumpluff releases multiple see-through balls of cotton from its mouth at the opponent, surrounding them.
Ramos's Jumpluff The Green, Green Grass Types of Home! None
A Trainer's Jumpluff The Power of Us None
Furfrou Furfrou Furfrou's body glows white, and puffs of cotton appear in around it. The puffs of cotton then disappear in a puff of smoke, and Furfrou glows blue, raising its defense.
Everett's Furfrou A League of His Own! None
Slurpuff Slurpuff Slurpuff's body shines with bright white energy as multiple white balls of cotton form and surround it and then disappear in a puff of smoke. It then briefly becomes surrounded in a light blue aura, making it more resistant to physical attacks.
Sawyer's Slurpuff A Riveting Rivalry! None
Mareep Mareep Mareep releases multiple see-through balls of cotton from its mouth at the opponent, surrounding them.
Three Trainers' Mareep The Power of Us None
Hoppip Hoppip Hoppip releases multiple see-through balls of cotton from its mouth at the opponent, surrounding them.
Two Trainers' Hoppip The Power of Us None
Skiploom Skiploom Skiploom releases multiple see-through balls of cotton from its mouth at the opponent, surrounding them.
Two Trainers' Skiploom The Power of Us None
Flaaffy Flaaffy Flaaffy releases multiple see-through balls of cotton from its mouth at the opponent, surrounding them.
A Trainer's Flaaffy The Power of Us None
Ampharos Ampharos Ampharos releases multiple see-through balls of cotton from its mouth at the opponent, surrounding them.
A Trainer's Ampharos The Power of Us None
Altaria Altaria Altaria glows blue, and its body becomes surrounded in a ball of cotton, protecting it from attacks. The cotton then disappears in a puff of smoke and Altaria glows orange, raising its defense.
Drasna's Altaria Taking Two For The Team! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 棉花防守 Mìhnfā Fòhngsáu *
棉花防禦 Mìhnfā Fòhngyuh *
Mandarin 棉花防守 Miánhuā Fángshǒu *
棉花防禦 Miánhuā Fángyù *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Vatový strážce
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Wattenschild
France Flag.png French Cotogarde
Germany Flag.png German Watteschild
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Perisai Kapas
Italy Flag.png Italian Cotonscudo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 코튼가드 Koteun-gadeu
Poland Flag.png Polish Bawełniana Obrona
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Proteção de Algodão (games, Pokémon the Series: XY-present, TCG, manga)
Defesa de Algodão (early anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Proteção de Algodão
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Guardia Algodón
Spain Flag.png Spain Rizo Algodón
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Pamuk Koruma
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bông Phòng Thủ



Variations of the move Tail Glow
StatusIC HOME.png Tail GlowCotton Guard


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