Barrier (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Barrier turns into Z-Barrier and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

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
The user throws up a sturdy wall that sharply raises its Defense stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user throws up a sturdy wall that sharply raises its Defense stat.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user throws up a sturdy wall that sharply raises its Defense stat.
Sun/Moon 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 numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 28
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 28
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 64
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
Level 40
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
MagnezoneMagnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 1
GlaceonGlaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 29

Learnt by breeding

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

AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
Human-Like
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
Human-Like
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
Human-Like
ShellderShellder
#090 / Water
Water 3
CloysterCloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Water 3
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
Human-Like
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Human-Like
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
Human-Like
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
Human-Like
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
Undiscovered
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
Undiscovered
MudkipMudkip
#258 / Water
Monster, Water 1
MarshtompMarshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
SwampertSwampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
LileepLileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Water 3
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Water 3
ClamperlClamperl
#366 / Water
Water 1
HuntailHuntail
#367 / Water
Water 1
GorebyssGorebyss
#368 / Water
Water 1
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
Human-Like
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
Human-Like
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
Field
MusharnaMusharna
#518 / Psychic
Field
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
Human-Like
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Human-Like
EspurrEspurr
#677 / Psychic
Field
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Field
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Field
AmauraAmaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Monster
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Monster
BergmiteBergmite
#712 / Ice
Monster
AvaluggAvalugg
#713 / Ice
Monster