Iron Defense (move)

Move data

Type Steel
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 3

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TR46

Effects

Iron Defense raises the user's Defense by two stages.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Steelium Z and uses its Z-Power, Iron Defense turns into Z-Iron Defense 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 Iron Defense
Japanese てっぺき (Teppeki)
German Eisenabwehr
French Mur de Fer
Italian Ferroscudo
Spanish Defensa Férrea

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Hardens the body’s surface to sharply raise DEFENSE.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The user hardens its body’s surface to sharply raise its DEFENSE stat.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user hardens its body’s surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense stat.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user hardens its body’s surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense stat.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user hardens its body’s surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user hardens its body’s surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense stat.
Sword​/​Shield The user hardens its body’s surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Iron Defense 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.

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Level 30
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Level 40
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Level 42
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Level 27
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Level 1
Shellder
#090 / Water
Level 36
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Level 1
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 32
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 48
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 1
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 24
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Level 48
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Level 58
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Level 64
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 36
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 58
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 62
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Level 36
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Level 36
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 36
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 38
Roggenrola
#524 / Rock
Level 20
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Level 20
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Level 20
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Level 33
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Level 33
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Level 28
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 35
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 35
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Level 30
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 28
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 28
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 45
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 45
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 30
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 30
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 52
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 32
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 32
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 27
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 27
Charjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 57
Vikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
Mudbray
#749 / Ground
Level 4
Mudsdale
#750 / Ground
Level 1
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Level 20
Sandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
Level 40
Palossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
Level 40
Turtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
Level 24
Jangmo-o
#782 / Dragon
Level 28
Hakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 28
Kommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 28
Celesteela
#797 / Steel · Flying
Level 50
Necrozma
#800 / Psychic
Level 56
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Level 18
Stakataka
#805 / Rock · Steel
Level 50
Corviknight
#823 / Flying · Steel
Level 1
Flapple
#841 / Grass · Dragon
Level 36
Appletun
#842 / Grass · Dragon
Level 36
Perrserker
#863 / Steel
Level 1
Sirfetch'd
#865 / Fighting
Level 1
Falinks
#870 / Fighting
Level 45
Cufant
#878 / Steel
Level 25
Copperajah
#879 / Steel
Level 25
Duraludon
#884 / Steel · Dragon
Level 36
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Level 22
Glastrier
#896 / Ice
Level 48
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Level 1

Learnt by TR

Metapod
#011 / Bug
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
#199 / Poison · Psychic
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Beldum
#374 / Steel · Psychic
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Kartana
#798 / Grass · Steel
Guzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Stakataka
#805 / Rock · Steel
Meltan
#808 / Steel
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Rolycoly
#837 / Rock
Carkol
#838 / Rock · Fire
Coalossal
#839 / Rock · Fire
Flapple
#841 / Grass · Dragon
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Eiscue
Ice Face
#875 / Ice
Cufant
#878 / Steel
Arctovish
#883 / Water · Ice
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water
Glastrier
#896 / Ice
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice