Spiky Shield (move)

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Move data

Type Grass
Category Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Priority +3
Introduced Generation 6

Effects

Spiky Shield prevents any attacks targeted at the user from striking on that turn. If a move that makes contact is targeted at the user on that turn, the attacker receives damage.

Its accuracy drops to 50% if used consecutively after itself or any other protecting move.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Grassium Z and uses its Z-Power, Spiky Shield turns into Z-Spiky Shield 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
In addition to protecting the user from attacks, this move also damages any attacker who makes direct contact.
Sun/Moon In addition to protecting the user from attacks, this move also damages any attacker who makes direct contact.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Spiky Shield 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.

CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
MaractusMaractus
#556 / Grass
Level 1
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Level 1
TogedemaruTogedemaru
#777 / Electric · Steel
Level 49