Defog (move)

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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.

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 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 Sun & 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