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Cotton Guard
コットンガード Cotton Guard
File:Cotton Guard Move Game.png
General Information
Type: Type Grass.gif
Generation: V
Battle Data
Category Status
Power: -
Accuracy: -%
PP: 10*
Effects: User
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: No
Protect/Detect: No
Snatch: Yes
King's Rock: No

Cotton Guard (コットンガード Cotton Guard) is a Grass-type move introduced in Generation V. The user covers itself with fluffy cotton, raising its defense by three stages.



Cotton Guard raises the user's Defense stat by three stages

Contest Spectaculars

Prevents from being startled until the turn ends.


Version(s) Description
X/Y The user protects itself by wrapping its body in soft cotton, drastically raising the user's Defense stat.


Generation V

Cotton Guard

By Leveling Up

By Leveling Up
Pokémon Type Level
Mareep Electric 32
Flaaffy Electric 36
Ampharos Electric 40
Swablu Normal/Flying 40
Altaria Dragon/Flying 46
Cottonee Grass 37
Maractus Grass 55
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

By Breeding

By Breeding
Pokémon Type Father
Hoppip Grass/Flying Cottonee, Maractus
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move
* indicates a Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding