Barrier (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Barrier raises the user's Defense by two stages.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, Barrier has 30 PP.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Sharply increases user’s DEFENSE.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Creates a barrier that sharply raises DEFENSE.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user creates a sturdy wall that sharply raises its DEFENSE stat.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Black/White
The user throws up a sturdy wall that sharply raises its Defense stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Barrier at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 29
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 29
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 1
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Level 40
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 1
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 29

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Barrier as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Abra
#063 / Psychic
Human-Like
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Human-Like
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Human-Like
Shellder
#090 / Water
Water 3
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Water 3
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Human-Like
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Human-Like
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Human-Like
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Human-Like
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Undiscovered
Magby
#240 / Fire
Undiscovered
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Water 3
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Water 3
Clamperl
#366 / Water
Water 1
Huntail
#367 / Water
Water 1
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Water 1
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Human-Like
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Human-Like
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Field
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Field
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Human-Like
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Human-Like
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Field
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Field
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Monster
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Monster