Defense Curl (move)

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Defense Curl
まるくなる Curl Up
Defense Curl.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
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  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others once.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled one time this turn.

Defense Curl (Japanese: まるくなる Curl Up) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM40 in Generation II.

Effect

Defense Curl increases the user's Defense by 1 stage.

Defense Curl also doubles the power of the user's Rollout and Ice Ball as long as the user remains in battle. This effect cannot be Baton Passed.

Defense Curl can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with Rollout and Tackle having their base appeal points doubled if they are used in the next turn. It can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing Ice Ball and Rollout to give the user an extra three appeal points if they are used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Defense Curl, the user's accuracy raises one stage.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 Raises the user's Defense. Can normally be used up to six times in a row.
GSC Heightens the user's Defense.
RSEColo.XD Curls up to conceal weak spots and raise Defense.
FRLG The user curls up to conceal weak spots and raise its Defense stat.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user curls up to conceal weak spots and raise its Defense stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 6 6 3 3BW
1B2W2
1 1
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1
028 Sandslash Sandslash
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 1, 6 1, 6 1, 3 1, 3BW
1B2W2
1 1
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1
035 Clefairy Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 39 26 25 13 13 13 13
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy 19 4 4 5 5 5XY
3ORAS
3
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 11 6 1 1 1 1 1
074 Geodude Geodude
Alola Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1
075 Graveler Graveler
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1, 11 1, 6 1 1 1 1 1
075 Graveler Graveler
Alola Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1
076 Golem Golem
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1, 11 1, 6 1 1 1 1 1
076 Golem Golem
Alola Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 23 13 12 9 9 9 9
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 44 41 41 31 1 1 1
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 15 10RSE
9FRLG
4 4 4 4
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
FireIC Big.png Field Field 22 22 22 22
156 Quilava Quilava
FireIC Big.png Field Field 24 24 24 24
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
FireIC Big.png Field Field 24 24 24 24
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 5 4 4 4 4 4
162 Furret Furret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1, 5 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 4 4 5 5 5XY
3ORAS
3
183 Marill Marill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy 3 3 2 2BW
10B2W2
10 10
184 Azumarill Azumarill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy 1, 3 1, 3 1, 2 1, 2BW
10B2W2
10 10
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 5 4 5 4BW
1B2W2
1 1
231 Phanpy Phanpy
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 9 9 1 1 9XY
1ORAS
1
232 Donphan Donphan
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 9 9 1 1 9XY
1ORAS
1
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 24 24 1 1 1 1
241 Miltank Miltank
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 8 8 5 5 5 5
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 33 33 31 31 1 1
363 Spheal Spheal
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 1FRLG 1 1 1 1
364 Sealeo Sealeo
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 1FRLG 1ORAS 1
365 Walrein Walrein
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 1FRLG 1ORAS 1
399 Bidoof Bidoof
NormalIC Big.png Water 1 Field 9 9 9 5
400 Bibarel Bibarel
NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 9 9 9 5
427 Buneary Buneary
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1
428 Lopunny Lopunny
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1
446 Munchlax Munchlax
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 4 4 4 4
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 9 9 9 9
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
GrassIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 1DP
498 Tepig Tepig
FireIC Big.png Field Field 13 13 13
499 Pignite Pignite
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 13 13 13
500 Emboar Emboar
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 13 13 13
517 Munna Munna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1
518 Musharna Musharna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1
543 Venipede Venipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1
545 Scolipede Scolipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1
622 Golett Golett
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1
623 Golurk Golurk
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1
774 Minior Minior
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 3
775 Komala Komala
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy 5
801 Magearna Magearna
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
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
095 Onix Onix
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
320 Wailmer Wailmer
WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
322 Numel Numel
FireIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
371 Bagon Bagon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
399 Bidoof Bidoof
NormalIC Big.png Water 1 Field
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
420 Cherubi Cherubi
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
438 Bonsly Bonsly
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
590 Foongus Foongus
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
650 Chespin Chespin
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
659 Bunnelby Bunnelby
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
672 Skiddo Skiddo
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
TM40
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
003 Venusaur Venusaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
006 Charizard Charizard
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
030 Nidorina Nidorina
PoisonIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
033 Nidorino Nidorino
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
034 Nidoking Nidoking
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field
035 Clefairy Clefairy
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
060 Poliwag Poliwag
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
FireIC Big.png Field Field
156 Quilava Quilava
FireIC Big.png Field Field
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
FireIC Big.png Field Field
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
162 Furret Furret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
173 Cleffa Cleffa
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
183 Marill Marill
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
186 Politoed Politoed
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
187 Hoppip Hoppip
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
188 Skiploom Skiploom
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
194 Wooper Wooper
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
195 Quagsire Quagsire
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
204 Pineco Pineco
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
208 Steelix Steelix
SteelIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
209 Snubbull Snubbull
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
213 Shuckle Shuckle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
218 Slugma Slugma
FireIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
219 Magcargo Magcargo
FireIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
220 Swinub Swinub
IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
221 Piloswine Piloswine
IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
222 Corsola Corsola
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
223 Remoraid Remoraid
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
224 Octillery Octillery
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
231 Phanpy Phanpy
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
232 Donphan Donphan
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
241 Miltank Miltank
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
003 Venusaur Venusaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
006 Charizard Charizard
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
030 Nidorina Nidorina
PoisonIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
033 Nidorino Nidorino
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
034 Nidoking Nidoking
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field
035 Clefairy Clefairy
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
060 Poliwag Poliwag
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
FireIC Big.png Field Field
156 Quilava Quilava
FireIC Big.png Field Field
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
FireIC Big.png Field Field
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
162 Furret Furret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
173 Cleffa Cleffa
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
183 Marill Marill
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
186 Politoed Politoed
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
187 Hoppip Hoppip
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
188 Skiploom Skiploom
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
194 Wooper Wooper
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
195 Quagsire Quagsire
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
204 Pineco Pineco
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
208 Steelix Steelix
SteelIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
209 Snubbull Snubbull
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
213 Shuckle Shuckle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
218 Slugma Slugma
FireIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
219 Magcargo Magcargo
FireIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
220 Swinub Swinub
IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
221 Piloswine Piloswine
IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
222 Corsola Corsola
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
223 Remoraid Remoraid
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
224 Octillery Octillery
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
231 Phanpy Phanpy
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
232 Donphan Donphan
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
241 Miltank Miltank
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
258 Mudkip Mudkip
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
260 Swampert Swampert
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
280 Ralts Ralts
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
293 Whismur Whismur
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
294 Loudred Loudred
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
295 Exploud Exploud
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
298 Azurill Azurill
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
299 Nosepass Nosepass
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
301 Delcatty Delcatty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
304 Aron Aron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster
305 Lairon Lairon
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster
306 Aggron Aggron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
316 Gulpin Gulpin
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
317 Swalot Swalot
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
320 Wailmer Wailmer
WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
321 Wailord Wailord
WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
322 Numel Numel
FireIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
323 Camerupt Camerupt
FireIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
337 Lunatone Lunatone
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
338 Solrock Solrock
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
351 Castform Castform
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
358 Chimecho Chimecho
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
362 Glalie Glalie
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
363 Spheal Spheal
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
364 Sealeo Sealeo
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
365 Walrein Walrein
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
372 Shelgon Shelgon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
373 Salamence Salamence
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
375 Metang Metang
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
376 Metagross Metagross
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
377 Regirock Regirock
RockIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
378 Regice Regice
IceIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel Registeel
SteelIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
382 Kyogre Kyogre
WaterIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
383 Groudon Groudon
GroundIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
385 Jirachi Jirachi
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 one level.

In the anime

Sentret Defense Curl.png Ash Phanpy Defense Curl.png Chopper Golem Defense Curl.png Ash Donphan Defense Curl.png
Sentret Phanpy Golem Donphan
The user curls up to conceal weak spots.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew curls itself into a ball.
A.J.'s Sandshrew Path to the Pokémon League Debut
Sandshrew could not legally learn Defense Curl at the time
076 Golem Golem pulls its arms and legs into its shell, and hides its head, making itself a ball.
Chopper's Golem The Bridge Bike Gang None
A wild Golem Hour of the Houndour None
161 Sentret Sentret rolls itself up in a ball.
A wild Sentret Tanks a Lot! None
075 Graveler Graveler pulls its arms and legs in and curls itself into a ball.
Rory's Graveler Spring Fever None
231 Phanpy Phanpy curls itself into a ball and becomes outlined in yellow, protecting it from attacks.
Ash's Phanpy Entei at Your Own Risk None
060 Poliwag Poliwag pulls in its legs and wraps its tail around itself to make itself a ball.
A Poliwag Max borrowed from the Pokémon Trainer's School Gonna Rule the School! None
232 Donphan Donphan curls itself into ball, protecting itself from attacks.
Ash's Donphan Queen of the Serpentine! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Core series games

Defense Curl I.png Defense Curl II.png Defense Curl III.png Defense Curl 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
Defense Curl 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

Defense Curl Stad.png Defense Curl Stad2.png Defense Curl Colo.png Defense Curl 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
Defense Curl 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
Defense Curl 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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 變圓 Binyùhn *
Mandarin 變圓 / 变圆 Biànyuán *
防衛捲 / 防卫卷 Fángwèijuǎn *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Forsvarsrul
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Verdediging
Finland Flag.png Finnish Torjuntakierre (EP267)
Puolustuskihara (AG140)
France Flag.png French Boul'Armure
Germany Flag.png German Einigler
Greece Flag.png Greek Αμυντική Περιέλιξη Amyntikí Periélixi
India Flag.png Hindi बचाओ पैतरा "Bachao paintra"
Italy Flag.png Italian Ricciolscudo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 웅크리기 Ungkeurigi
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Defesa Fechada (anime)
Espiral de Defesa (TCG)
Enrolar (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Defesa de Enrolar (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Enrolamento de Defesa (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Espiral de Defesa
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Sklupčavanje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Rizo de Defensa
Defensa de Giro (AG140)
Spain Flag.png Spain Rizo Defensa
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Försvarsboll
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Cuộn Tròn



Variations of the move Defense Curl
Status Defense CurlHowlMeditateWithdraw


Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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