Defog (move)

Move data

Type Flying
Category   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.

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.

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).

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Defog
Japanese きりばらい (Kiribarai)
German Auflockern
French Anti-Brume
Italian Scacciabruma
Spanish Despejar

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.

Ducklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Level 6
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Level 1
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Level 6
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 32
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 32
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 32
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 32
Tapu Fini
#788 / Water · Fairy
Level 38
Kartana
#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.

Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Bug

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Defog from a move tutor in the games.

Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Piplup
#393 / Water
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Finneon
#456 / Water
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Servine
#496 / Grass
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Florges
#671 / Fairy
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Kartana
#798 / Grass · Steel