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Defense Curl
Battles
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat or Magic Bounce
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Affects the user
Availability
  • Not a TM, HM or Move Tutor move.

Defense Curl is a non-damaging Normal-type move.

Effect[]

Defense Curl increases the user's Defense by 1 stage.

Defense Curl now also doubles the power of the user's Rollout and Ice Ball as long as the user remains in battle. This effect cannot be Baton Passed.

Description[]

Description
The user curls up to conceal weak spots and raise its Defense stat.

Learnset[]

By leveling up[]

# Pokémon Type Level
013 Capig Capig Normal Normal Start
014 Capabara Capabara Normal Normal Start
031 Snome Snome Ice Ice Start
032 Snogre Snogre Ice Ice Start
035 Larvabidae Larvabidae Bug Bug 10
074 Alpint Alpint Grass Grass Start
075 Forusk Forusk Grass Grass Start
117 Pueblant Pueblant Bug Rock Start
118 Cahokisect Cahokisect Bug Rock Start
119 Cobrasket Cobrasket Ground Poison Start
125 Diloweed Diloweed Grass Rock 9
126 Pangolash Pangolash Grass Steel 9
147 Doppole Doppole Normal Normal Start
148 Artifish Artifish Normal Normal Start
209 Larvyn Larvyn Bug Bug 15
210 Dracoon Dracoon Bug Bug 15
211 Basilect Basilect Bug Dragon 15
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding[]

# Pokémon Type Father
Direct Chain
099 Skurrow Skurrow Ground Ground CapigCapabaraAlpintForuskCobrasketDiloweedPangolashLarvynDracoonBasilect LarvabidaePueblantCahokisect
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By a prior evolution[]

# Pokémon Type Prior evolution
036 Caranox Caranox Bug Poison Larvabidae
037 Carajoule Carajoule Bug Electric Larvabidae
038 Caracrust Caracrust Bug Ground Larvabidae
120 Charmbra Charmbra Ground Poison Cobrasket
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
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