Guard Split (move)

Guard Split
ガードシェア Guard Share
Guard Split VIII.png
Guard Split VIII 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Clever
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as all the moves before it this turn.

Guard Split (Japanese: ガードシェア Guard Share) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation V.

Effect

Guard Split averages the user's Defense and Special Defense stats with those of the target Pokémon. Both the user's and the target's stat changes are ignored when calculating the average.

Guard Split bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Guard Split, the user's Speed stat is raised by one stage.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user employs its psychic power to average its Defense and Sp. Def stats with those of its target's.
XYORAS The user employs its psychic powers to average its Defense and Sp. Def stats with those of the target.
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user employs its psychic power to average its Defense and Sp. Def stats with those of the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug 55BW
45B2W2
45 45 35
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral 48BW
34B2W2
34 34 36
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral 54BW
34B2W2
34 34 38
380   Latias
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 75 1, 75XY
46ORAS
46 65
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous 33 33 33 48SwSh
562   Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous 48SwSh
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous 33 33 33 56SwSh
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like 50 50 50 24SwSh
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like 56 56 56 24SwSh
703   Carbink
 
 
Fairy Mineral 27 27 5SwSh
719   Diancie
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 27 21 7SwSh
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35XY
29ORAS
29
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 29ORAS 29
793   Nihilego
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 25SwSh
831   Wooloo
  Field Field 12SwSh
832   Dubwool
  Field Field 12SwSh
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous 56SwSh
876   Indeedee
Female
 
 
Fairy Fairy 45SwSh
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like BDSP
410   Shieldon
 
 
Monster Monster BDSP
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field Island Scan - Blush MountainUSUM
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

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It adds the Defense of you and the target, then shares it equally. It also shares the Special Defense equally. (The stat changes return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.)
SMD It adds together the Defense of you and the target, and then it splits the total equally. It also splits the total Sp. Def equally. The stats return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 防守平分 Fòhngsáu Pìhngfān
Mandarin 防守平分 Fángshǒu Píngfēn
  French Partage Garde*
PartageGarde*
  German Schutzteiler
  Italian Paridifesa
  Korean 가드셰어 Guard Share
  Spanish Isoguardia
  Vietnamese Hoán Đổi Phòng Ngự



Variations of the move Power Split
  Power SplitGuard Split


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.