Iron Defense (move)

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Move data

Type Steel
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Iron Defense raises the user's Defense by two stages.

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Hardens the body’s surface to sharply raise DEFENSE.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user hardens its body’s surface to sharply raise its DEFENSE stat.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user hardens its body’s surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user hardens its body’s surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense stat.
X/Y The user hardens its body’s surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Iron Defense 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.

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Level 34
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Level 40
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Level 46
Shellder
#090 / Water
Level 49
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Level 39
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 46
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 37
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Level 29
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 41
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Level 15
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Level 15
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Level 15
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 44
Clamperl
#366 / Water
Level 1
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 40
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 53
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Level 41
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Level 41
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 73
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Level 19
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Level 19
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 19
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 26
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Level 4
Roggenrola
#524 / Rock
Level 20
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Level 20
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Level 20
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 22
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Level 40
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 26
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 26
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 17
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 17
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 46
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 46
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 56
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 32
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 32
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Monster
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Monster
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Monster
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Undiscovered
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Field, Human-Like
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Field
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Field
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Bug, Mineral
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Bug, Mineral
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Mineral
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Mineral
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Mineral
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Mineral

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Iron Defense by the various move tutors in the games.

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Metapod
#011 / Bug
Kakuna
#014 / Bug · Poison
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Shellder
#090 / Water
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Silcoon
#266 / Bug
Cascoon
#268 / Bug
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Corphish
#341 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Clamperl
#366 / Water
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Beldum
#374 / Steel · Psychic
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Roggenrola
#524 / Rock
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel

Learnt by Move Tutor (Generation 4)

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Metapod
#011 / Bug
Kakuna
#014 / Bug · Poison
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Shellder
#090 / Water
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Silcoon
#266 / Bug
Cascoon
#268 / Bug
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Corphish
#341 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Clamperl
#366 / Water
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Beldum
#374 / Steel · Psychic
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Arceus
#493 / Normal