Friend Guard (Ability)

Friend Guard フレンドガード
Friend Guard
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Generation V
Reduces damage done to allies.
Generation VI
Reduces damage done to allies.
Generation VII
Reduces damage done to allies.
Generation VIII
Reduces damage done to allies.
Generation IX
Reduces damage dealt to allies.

Friend Guard (Japanese: フレンドガード Friend Guard) is an Ability introduced in Generation V.

Effect

In battle

Friend Guard reduces the damage received by allies (from both opponents and other allies) by 25%. It does not reduce the damage dealt by moves that deal direct damage. Friend Guard stacks multiplicatively, so with two Pokémon with Friend Guard on the same side of the field, damage is multiplied by 9/16 (a damage reduction of 43.75%).

Outside of battle

Friend Guard has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Friend Guard

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Clefairy
Fairy Fairy Cute Charm Magic Guard Friend Guard
  Jigglypuff
Normal Fairy Cute Charm Competitive Friend Guard
  Cleffa
Fairy Fairy Cute Charm Magic Guard Friend Guard
  Igglybuff
Normal Fairy Cute Charm Competitive Friend Guard
  Happiny
Normal Normal Natural Cure Serene Grace Friend Guard
  Scatterbug
Bug Bug Shield Dust Compound Eyes Friend Guard
  Spewpa
Bug Bug Shed Skin None Friend Guard
  Vivillon
Bug Flying Shield Dust Compound Eyes Friend Guard
  Maushold
Normal Normal Friend Guard Cheek Pouch Technician
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation IX games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.
  • For Generation VIII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IX or later.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 友情防守 Yáuhchìhng Fòhngsáu
Mandarin 友情防守 Yǒuqíng Fángshǒu
  French Garde-Ami*
Garde Amie*
  German Freundeshut
  Italian Amicoscudo
  Korean 프렌드가드 Friend Guard
  Spanish Compiescolta
  Vietnamese Phòng Vệ Bằng Hữu



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