Quick Guard (move)

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Quick Guard
ファストガード Fast Guard
Quick Guard V.png
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Type  Fighting
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  +3
  • 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 Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user and all allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes first this turn.

Quick Guard (Japanese: ファストガード Fast Guard) is a non-damaging Fighting-type move introduced in Generation V.

Effect

Generation V

Quick Guard protects all Pokémon on the user's side of the field from moves that have increased priority during that turn, such as Quick Attack or Aqua Jet. It does not block moves that have been given an increased priority through Prankster that would not usually have one.

Using Quick Guard, Wide Guard, Detect, Protect, or Endure consecutively decreases the chance of success by 50% for each successful use.

This move has +3 priority, so it will be executed before most other moves.

Feint and Shadow Force lift the effect of Quick Guard from the opponent's team when successfully used on an opponent, and Feint hits despite being an increased priority move. When used on an ally, Feint is blocked by Quick Guard.

Generation VI

Quick Guard will now block moves given an increased priority through Prankster and Gale Wings. However, even if given priority by these Abilities, Quick Guard cannot block any moves that would normally bypass Protect, Detect and Spiky Shield, such as Confide and Transform.

Quick Guard can now be used consecutively without failing, although it still decreases the chance of success for Protect, Detect, Endure, King's Shield, and Spiky Shield.

Hyperspace Fury, Hyperspace Hole, and Phantom Force will lift the effect of Quick Guard from the target's team when used successfully. Feint and Shadow Force now lift the effect of Quick Guard from all allies, if they hit an ally.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user protects itself and its allies from priority moves. If used in succession, its chance of failing rises.
XYORAS
SM
The user protects itself and its allies from priority moves.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
041 Zubat Zubat
Flying Flying 43ORAS
042 Golbat Golbat
Flying Flying 51ORAS
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
Human-Like Human-Like 31 31
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1
169 Crobat Crobat
Flying Flying 51ORAS
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
Human-Like Human-Like 46 46
252 Treecko Treecko
Monster Dragon 41ORAS
253 Grovyle Grovyle
Monster Dragon 53ORAS
254 Sceptile Sceptile
Monster Dragon 57ORAS
276 Taillow Taillow
Flying Flying 25ORAS
277 Swellow Swellow
Flying Flying 27ORAS
448 Lucario Lucario
Field Human-Like 33 33
475 Gallade Gallade
Amorphous Amorphous 11ORAS
539 Sawk Sawk
Human-Like Human-Like 45 45
566 Archen Archen
Flying Water 3 25 25
567 Archeops Archeops
Flying Water 3 25 25
589 Escavalier Escavalier
Bug Bug 1, 8 1, 8
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
Field Human-Like 45 45
638 Cobalion Cobalion
Undiscovered Undiscovered 55 1, 55
639 Terrakion Terrakion
Undiscovered Undiscovered 55 1, 55
640 Virizion Virizion
Undiscovered Undiscovered 55 1, 55
647 Keldeo Keldeo
Undiscovered Undiscovered 55 55
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
Field Field 1, 53
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
066 Machop Machop
Human-Like Human-Like
123 Scyther Scyther
Bug Bug
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field
307 Meditite Meditite
Human-Like Human-Like
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field
390 Chimchar Chimchar
Field Human-Like
453 Croagunk Croagunk
Human-Like Human-Like
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon
624 Pawniard Pawniard
Human-Like Human-Like
650 Chespin Chespin
Field Field
661 Fletchling Fletchling
Flying Flying
674 Pancham Pancham
Field Human-Like
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Human-Like Human-Like
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Gates to Infinity, Quick Guard protects the user from moves that are used from more than one space away until the end of their next move.

In the anime

None.png Cliff Mienfoo Quick Guard.png None.png None.png
Mienfoo
The user protects itself and its allies from moves.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo jumps into the air and puts its hands together in front of it with its palms touching. Its body then becomes outlined in a red outline, then it puts its arms forward. A pulsating bright red energy shield appear in front of Mienfoo's hands and goes around itself and others, protecting them from attacks. While the barrier is up, Mienfoo floats in the air.
Cliff's Mienfoo The Beartic Mountain Feud! Debut

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 先制防禦 Xiānzhì Fángyù
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Snelschild
France Flag.png French Prévention
Germany Flag.png German Rapidschutz
Italy Flag.png Italian Anticipo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 퍼스트가드 First Guard
Poland Flag.png Polish Szybka Obrona
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Defesa Rápida
Prevenção (TCG)
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Defensa Rápida
Spain Flag.png Spain Anticipo


Variations of the move Quick Guard
Status Quick GuardWide GuardCrafty Shield


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