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Only Hinata's Whimsicott can learn Spiky Shield.

Spiky Shield
Type  Grass
Category  Status
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
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.

Using Protect, Detect, Endure, Spiky Shield or Wide Guard, consecutively divides the chance of success of of the moves by 3 for each consecutive use, with a minimum (1/729 or ~0.1%) chance. Feint and Phantom Force lift Spiky Shield's protection for the rest of the turn.

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

 Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   TM   Tutor Cost 
Aromatic Mist Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
Conversion 2 Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
Feint Normal Physical 03030 100}}100% 10
Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Perish Song Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10 TM77
Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20 TM05
Role Play Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
Sketch Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 1
Transform Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10

Pokémon that learn Spiky Shield

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#091 Icon091 Whimsicott
Grass Fairy