- Base energy
Protects the user from all moves this action.
The user takes up a defensive stance, greatly heightening its senses and focusing totally on its opponents. Its chance of dodging attacks made against it for that action is vastly increased, but the energy expended to produce the uncanny alertness of Detect is considerable. This move is likely to fail if used in succession, as the Pokémon's stamina wears down quickly when attempting to make use of this attack. Detect costs a base 2% energy (deducted if the attack is used, even if it doesn't end up preventing anything), plus an additional 1/3 the damage that would have been sustained if the attack had successfully hit, rounded up to the nearest percent. For example, if a Pokémon uses Detect to block a Thunder attack that would have dealt it 12% damage, Detect costs 6% energy.