Dauntless Shield (Ability)

Dauntless Shield ふくつのたて
Fortitude Shield
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Generation VIII
Boosts the Pokémon's Defense stat when the Pokémon enters a battle.
Generation IX
Boosts the Pokémon’s Defense stat the first time the Pokémon enters a battle.

Dauntless Shield (Japanese: ふくつのたて Fortitude Shield) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Zamazenta.


In battle

Generation VIII

Dauntless Shield raises the Defense stat of the Pokémon with this Ability by one stage when it enters the battle.

Generation IX

Dauntless Shield only activates once per battle.

Outside of battle

Dauntless Shield has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Dauntless Shield

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0889   Zamazenta
Hero of Many Battles
Fighting Fighting Dauntless Shield None None
0889   Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
Fighting Steel Dauntless Shield None None
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 不屈之盾 Bātwāt-jī Téuhn
Mandarin 不屈之盾 Bùqū-zhī Dùn
  French Égide Inflexible
  German Wackerer Schild
  Italian Scudo Saldo
  Korean 불굴의방패 Bulgul-ui Bangpae
  Brazilian Portuguese Escudo Destemido
  Spanish Escudo Recio

Variations of the Ability Dauntless Shield
Dauntless ShieldIntrepid Sword

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