Defense Curl (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 40  (max. 64)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM40

Effects

Defense Curl raises the user's Defense by one stage. Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

After Defense Curl has been used at least once and while the user stays in battle, the power of Rollout and Ice Ball is double their regular base power.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Heightens the user's DEFENSE.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Curls up to conceal weak spots and raise DEFENSE.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user curls up to conceal weak spots and raise its DEFENSE stat.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user curls up to conceal weak spots and raise its Defense stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user curls up to conceal weak spots and raise its Defense stat.
X/Y The user curls up to conceal weak spots and raise its Defense stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Defense Curl 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.

Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 1
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 1
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Level 13
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Level 5
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Level 1
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Level 9
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Level 1
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 4
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Level 22
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Level 24
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Level 24
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Level 4
Furret
#162 / Normal
Level 4
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Level 5
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Level 10
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Level 1
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 4
Phanpy
#231 / Ground
Level 1
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Level 1
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Level 1
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Level 5
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Level 1
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Level 1
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Level 9
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Level 9
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Level 1
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Level 1
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Level 4
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Level 9
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Level 13
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Level 13
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Level 13
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 1
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Level 1
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 1
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Mineral
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Mineral
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Field, Water 2
Wailord
#321 / Water
Field, Water 2
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Field
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Field
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Dragon
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Dragon
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Dragon
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Water 1, Field
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Water 1, Field
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Field, Fairy
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Fairy, Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Fairy, Grass
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Undiscovered
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Field
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Field
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Field
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Field
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Field