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Spiky Shield
Battles
Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  --
Accuracy  --%
Priority  +4
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat or Magic Bounce
  • Not 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.
In addition to protecting the user from attacks, this move also damages any attacker who makes direct contact.


Effect

Spiky Shield protects the user from all effects of moves that target the user during the turn it is used, including damage.

Additionally, if Spiky Shield blocks an attack that would make contact with the user, the attacker suffers damage equal to 1/8 of its maximum HP. However, if an attack is blocked by Spiky Shield, the effects of the user's Rocky Helmet, Rough Skin, and Iron Barbs will not activate. If Sucker Punch is used on a Pokémon that has used Spiky Shield, the move fails and the Pokémon does not take damage.

Pokémon that can learn Spiky Shield

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
110 Ground Cassand Ground Bug 65
152 Steel Barball Steel Poison 48
153 Steel Barbviral Steel Poison 48
172 Poison Kinip Poison Water 36
190 Poison Toxidon Poison Ground 35
191 Poison Snapike Poison Ground 35
298 Bug Cryscoon Bug Ice 72
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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