Harden (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 30  (max. 48)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Harden raises the user's Defense by one stage.

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Raises the user’s DEFENSE.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Stiffens the body’s muscles to raise DEFENSE.
FireRed/LeafGreen
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Black/White
The user stiffens all the muscles in its body to raise its DEFENSE stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Harden 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.

Metapod
#011 / Bug
Level 1
Kakuna
#014 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Level 4
Muk
#089 / Poison
Level 4
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
Krabby
#098 / Water
Level 11
Kingler
#099 / Water
Level 11
Staryu
#120 / Water
Level 1
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Level 13
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Level 7
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 1
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Level 9
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Level 14
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Level 14
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Level 4
Silcoon
#266 / Bug
Level 1
Cascoon
#268 / Bug
Level 7
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Level 3
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Level 3
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 1
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 1
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Level 4
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Level 1
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Level 1
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Level 1
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 1
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 1
Corphish
#341 / Water
Level 7
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 7
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 1
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 1
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Level 1
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Level 1
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 1
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 29
Shellos
#422 / Water
Level 4
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Level 1
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 1
Roggenrola
#524 / Rock
Level 4
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Level 1
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Level 4
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Level 4
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Level 4
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 1
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 1
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 1
Spewpa
#665 / Bug
Level 1
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Level 1
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 1
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Mineral
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Bug
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Undiscovered
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Monster, Dragon
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Monster, Dragon
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Monster, Dragon
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Bug
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Bug