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Only Hinata's Whimsicott can learn Spiky Shield.

Spiky Shield
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Stats
Type  Grass
Category  Status
Power  
Accuracy  —%
PP  10 (max. 16)
Priority  +4
In addition to protecting the user from attacks, this move also damages any attacker who makes direct contact.
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Affects the user

Spiky Shield is a Grass-type move, which protects the user from all effects of moves that target users during the turn it is used, including damage, excluding that from weather conditions and prior status ailments. Additionally, if Spiky Shield blocks an attack that would make contact with the user, the attacker suffers damage equal to ⅛ of its maximum HP. However, if an attack is blocked by Spiky Shield, the effects of the user's Rocky Helmet and/or Rough Skin 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. Feint and Phantom Force both bypass Spiky Shield and lift Spiky Shield's protection for the rest of the turn.

Using Protect, Detect, Endure, Spiky Shield, or Wide Guard consecutively divides the success rate of all such moves by 3 for each consecutive use, with a minimum (1/729 or ~0.1%) chance.

Spiky Shield is unable to defend against any of the following moves:

Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Acupressure Normal Status —% 30 Max 8
Aromatic Mist Fairy Status —% 20 Max 8
Block Normal Status —% 5 Max 8
Conversion 2 Normal Status —% 30 Max 8
Curse Ghost Status —% 10 Max 8
Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10 Max 8
Future Sight Psychic Special 120 100% 10 Max 8
Mean Look Normal Status —% 5 Max 8
Perish Song Normal Status —% 5 Max 8
Phantom Force Ghost Physical 90 100% 10 Max 8
Psych Up Normal Status —% 10 Max 8
Roar Normal Status —% 20 Max 8
Role Play Psychic Status —% 10 Max 8
Sketch Normal Status —% 1 Max 8
Spider Web Bug Status —% 10 Max 8
Transform Normal Status —% 10 Max 8

Pokémon that learn Spiky Shield

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#091 Icon091 Whimsicott
Grass Fairy