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Samurai's Metapod; Harden
(かたくなる Stiffen)
Generation: I
Battle Data
Type: Type Normal
Category Type Status
Power: -
Accuracy: _
PP: 30
Affects: User
Secondary Effect:
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
BrightPowder: No
Protect/Detect: No
Snatch: Yes
King's Rock: No
Contest data
Pokémon Contest Spectacular (RSEORAS)
Type: Type Tough
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Type Tough
Appeal: 2 ♥♥

Harden is a Normal-type introduced in Generation I that boosts the player's Pokémon's defense by one stat level.

Harden is the only move known by many Pokémon such as Metapod and Kakuna when you first find them. Harden raised defense and it is very hard to raise Pokémon who only know Harden.


Moves in the anime
Ash Krabby Harden
Ash's Krabby using Harden
Ash Corphish Harden
Ash's Corphish using Harden
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