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 numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages 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 47
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 19
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Level 1
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 1
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
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 in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Iron Defense in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor