Magic Guard (Ability)
Magic Guard (Japanese: マジックガード Magic Guard) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Ten Pokémon can have this Ability. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Clefairy's evolutionary line.
Magic Guard prevents indirect damage, such as from weather, poison, Curse, and Leech Seed, but it does not stop them from being induced. Additional effects, such as trapping from moves like Fire Spin and Attack reduction from a burn, are not prevented.
Damage caused by entry hazards (such as Spikes) and recoil and crash damage (except from Struggle) is prevented. Magic Guard will also prevent Life Orb's HP deduction without negating its power boost. Damage from confusion still occurs.
Magic Guard does not prevent a Pokémon from cutting its own HP, such as with Belly Drum, Substitute, or Curse when used by a Ghost type. Destiny Bond and Perish Song can still cause a Pokémon with Magic Guard to faint.
If paralyzed, a Pokémon with Magic Guard will suffer from the normal Speed reduction but cannot be fully paralyzed. Magic Guard will prevent the Pokémon with this Ability from being poisoned by Toxic Spikes.
Magic Guard no longer grants immunity to being fully paralyzed and no longer prevents poisoning from Toxic Spikes, though it still prevents poison damage.
Outside of battle
Magic Guard has no effect outside of battle. This means a poisoned Pokémon with Magic Guard will still take damage in the field in Generation IV (but not later generations, because poison no longer causes damage in the field starting in Generation V).
Pokémon with Magic Guard
|#||Pokémon||Types||First Ability||Second Ability||Hidden Ability|
|Clefairy||Fairy||Cute Charm||Magic Guard||Friend Guard|
|Clefable||Fairy||Cute Charm||Magic Guard||Unaware|
|Abra||Psychic||Synchronize||Inner Focus||Magic Guard|
|Kadabra||Psychic||Synchronize||Inner Focus||Magic Guard|
|Alakazam||Psychic||Synchronize||Inner Focus||Magic Guard|
|Cleffa||Fairy||Cute Charm||Magic Guard||Friend Guard|
|Sigilyph||Psychic||Flying||Wonder Skin||Magic Guard||Tinted Lens|
| Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
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