Cotton Guard (move)

Move data

Type Grass
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 5

Effects

Cotton Guard raises the user's Defense by three stages.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each. Assuming no other stat changes, the first use of Cotton Guard would raise Defense to 2.5× normal value, and the second to 4× (the maximum level).

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Grassium Z and uses its Z-Power, Cotton Guard turns into Z-Cotton Guard 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.

Other languages

English Cotton Guard
Japanese コットンガード (Cotton Guard)
German Watteschild
French Cotogarde
Italian Cotonscudo
Spanish Rizo Algodón

Game descriptions

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user protects itself by wrapping its body in soft cotton, drastically raising the user’s Defense stat.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user protects itself by wrapping its body in soft cotton, which drastically raises the user’s Defense stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user protects itself by wrapping its body in soft cotton, which drastically raises the user’s Defense stat.
Sword​/​Shield The user protects itself by wrapping its body in soft cotton, which drastically raises the user’s Defense stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Cotton Guard at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 45
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Level 1
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Level 60
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Level 36
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Level 36
Eldegoss
#830 / Grass
Level 52
Wooloo
#831 / Normal
Level 36
Dubwool
#832 / Normal
Level 44