Defog (move)

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Move data

Type Flying
Category Status  Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 4

Technical/Hidden Machine

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HM05

Effects

Defog lowers the target's Evasion by one stage and removes entry hazards and barriers on both sides of the field. The moves affected are: Light Screen, Reflect, Mist, Safeguard, Spikes, Stealth Rock, Sticky Web and Toxic Spikes.

Defog also clears foggy weather in battle (which causes Accuracy loss when present), however this weather condition is only present in Sinnoh (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum) and cannot be created in battle otherwise.

Changes

In Generations 4-5, Defog only clears entry hazards on the target's side of the field.

In Generation 4, Defog could lower the Evasion of a target behind a substitute.

Outside of battle

Defog can be used to clear foggy areas (fog will return upon leaving and re-entering the area). So far only Sinnoh has experienced foggy weather. In Diamond & Pearl, Defog cannot be used outside of battle before obtaining the Fen Badge (Pastoria City Gym); In Platinum it cannot be used before the Relic Badge (Hearthome City Gym).

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Flyinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Defog turns into Z-Defog and raises Accuracy one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
Obstacles are moved, reducing the foe’s evasion stat. It can also be used to clear deep fog, etc.
HeartGold/SoulSilver It reduces the foe’s evasion stat. It also removes spikes, light screens, etc.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A strong wind blows away the target’s obstacles such as Reflect or Light Screen. It also lowers the target’s evasiveness.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
A strong wind blows away the target’s barriers such as Reflect or Light Screen. This also lowers the target’s evasiveness.
Sun/Moon
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
A strong wind blows away the target’s barriers such as Reflect or Light Screen. This also lowers the target’s evasiveness.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Defog at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

DucklettDucklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Level 6
SwannaSwanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Level 1
SwannaSwanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Level 6
RuffletRufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 32
BraviaryBraviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 32
VullabyVullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 32
MandibuzzMandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 32
Tapu FiniTapu Fini
#788 / Water · Fairy
Level 38
KartanaKartana
#798 / Grass · Steel
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

PidgeyPidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Flying
PidgeottoPidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Flying
PidgeotPidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Flying
ZubatZubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Flying
GolbatGolbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Flying
ScytherScyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Bug
HoothootHoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Flying
NoctowlNoctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Flying
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Flying
ScizorScizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Bug
SeedotSeedot
#273 / Grass
Field, Grass
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
TaillowTaillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
Flying
SwellowSwellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Flying
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Amorphous
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Amorphous
ChatotChatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Flying
ArchenArchen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Flying, Water 3
ArcheopsArcheops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Flying, Water 3
RowletRowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Flying
DartrixDartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Flying
DecidueyeDecidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
Flying
FomantisFomantis
#753 / Grass
Grass
LurantisLurantis
#754 / Grass
Grass

Learnt by move tutor

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

CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
ButterfreeButterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
BeedrillBeedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
PidgeyPidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
PidgeottoPidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
PidgeotPidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
SpearowSpearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
FearowFearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
ZubatZubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
GolbatGolbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Farfetch'dFarfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
ScytherScyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
AerodactylAerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
ArticunoArticuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
ZapdosZapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
MoltresMoltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
HoothootHoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
NoctowlNoctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
TogeticTogetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
YanmaYanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
MurkrowMurkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
ScizorScizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
DelibirdDelibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
SkarmorySkarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-ohHo-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
TorchicTorchic
#255 / Fire
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
BeautiflyBeautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
DustoxDustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
SeedotSeedot
#273 / Grass
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
TaillowTaillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
SwellowSwellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
WingullWingull
#278 / Water · Flying
PelipperPelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
MasquerainMasquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
VibravaVibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
FlygonFlygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
SwabluSwablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
AltariaAltaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
CastformCastform
#351 / Normal
TropiusTropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
ChimechoChimecho
#358 / Psychic
SalamenceSalamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
PiplupPiplup
#393 / Water
PrinplupPrinplup
#394 / Water
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
StarlyStarly
#396 / Normal · Flying
StaraviaStaravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
StaraptorStaraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
MothimMothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
VespiquenVespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
HonchkrowHonchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
ChatotChatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
CarnivineCarnivine
#455 / Grass
FinneonFinneon
#456 / Water
LumineonLumineon
#457 / Water
TogekissTogekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
RotomRotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
SnivySnivy
#495 / Grass
ServineServine
#496 / Grass
SerperiorSerperior
#497 / Grass
PidovePidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
TranquillTranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
UnfezantUnfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
CottoneeCottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
WhimsicottWhimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
SigilyphSigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
ArchenArchen
#566 / Rock · Flying
ArcheopsArcheops
#567 / Rock · Flying
DucklettDucklett
#580 / Water · Flying
SwannaSwanna
#581 / Water · Flying
EmolgaEmolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
CryogonalCryogonal
#615 / Ice
RuffletRufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
BraviaryBraviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
VullabyVullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
MandibuzzMandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
HydreigonHydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
VolcaronaVolcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Tornadus (Incarnate Forme)Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Tornadus (Therian Forme)Tornadus
Therian Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Thundurus (Therian Forme)Thundurus
Therian Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
ReshiramReshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Landorus (Incarnate Forme)Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Landorus (Therian Forme)Landorus
Therian Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
FletchlingFletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
FletchinderFletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
TalonflameTalonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
VivillonVivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
FlorgesFlorges
#671 / Fairy
HawluchaHawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
KlefkiKlefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
NoibatNoibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
NoivernNoivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
XerneasXerneas
#716 / Fairy
YveltalYveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
VolcanionVolcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
RowletRowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
DartrixDartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
DecidueyeDecidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
PikipekPikipek
#731 / Normal · Flying
TrumbeakTrumbeak
#732 / Normal · Flying
ToucannonToucannon
#733 / Normal · Flying
Oricorio (Baile Style)Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
CutieflyCutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
RibombeeRibombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
FomantisFomantis
#753 / Grass
LurantisLurantis
#754 / Grass
ComfeyComfey
#764 / Fairy
SilvallySilvally
#773 / Normal
DrampaDrampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Tapu KokoTapu Koko
#785 / Electric · Fairy
Tapu FiniTapu Fini
#788 / Water · Fairy
LunalaLunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
KartanaKartana
#798 / Grass · Steel