Mat Block (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 6

Effects

Mat Block protects the user's team from Physical or Special category moves, but not Status moves.

Changes

In Generation 6, Mat Block has 15 PP.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fightinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Mat Block turns into Z-Mat Block and raises Defense 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

X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
Using a pulled-up mat as a shield, the user protects itself and its allies from damaging moves. This does not stop status moves.
Sun/Moon Using a pulled-up mat as a shield, the user protects itself and its allies from damaging moves. This does not stop status moves.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Mat Block 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.

ThrohThroh
#538 / Fighting
Level 1
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Greninja (Ash-Greninja)Greninja
Ash-Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 1