Leaf Guard (Ability)

Leaf Guard リーフガード
Leaf Guard
Flavor text
Generation IV
Prevents status problems in sunny weather.DPPt
Prevents problems with status in sunny weather.HGSS
Generation V
Prevents problems with status in sunny weather.
Generation VI
Prevents status conditions in sunny weather.
Generation VII
Prevents status conditions in sunny weather.SM
Prevents status conditions in harsh sunlight.USUM
Generation VIII
Prevents status conditions in harsh sunlight.
Generation IX
Prevents status conditions in harsh sunlight.

Leaf Guard (Japanese: リーフガード Leaf Guard) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

In battle

During harsh sunlight, Leaf Guard prevents the Pokémon from being afflicted by non-volatile status conditions and Yawn (including via the Flame Orb and Toxic Orb). It has no effect on any current status condition prior to the weather being set up.

If a Pokémon with this Ability is drowsy due to Yawn, if there is harsh sunlight when it would fall asleep, the Ability activates and keeps it awake.

Generation IV

Rest can still be used normally, and the user falls asleep for two turns.

Generation V onward

Rest will now fail if used by a Pokémon with Leaf Guard during harsh sunlight.

Outside of battle

Leaf Guard has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Leaf Guard

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Tangela
Grass Grass Chlorophyll Leaf Guard Regenerator
  Chikorita
Grass Grass Overgrow None Leaf Guard
  Bayleef
Grass Grass Overgrow None Leaf Guard
  Meganium
Grass Grass Overgrow None Leaf Guard
  Hoppip
Grass Flying Chlorophyll Leaf Guard Infiltrator
  Skiploom
Grass Flying Chlorophyll Leaf Guard Infiltrator
  Jumpluff
Grass Flying Chlorophyll Leaf Guard Infiltrator
  Roselia
Grass Poison Natural Cure Poison Point Leaf Guard
  Budew
Grass Poison Natural Cure Poison Point Leaf Guard
  Tangrowth
Grass Grass Chlorophyll Leaf Guard Regenerator
  Leafeon
Grass Grass Leaf Guard None Chlorophyll
  Swadloon
Bug Grass Leaf Guard Chlorophyll Overcoat
  Petilil
Grass Grass Chlorophyll Own Tempo Leaf Guard
  Lilligant
Grass Grass Chlorophyll Own Tempo Leaf Guard
  Lilligant
Hisuian Form
Grass Fighting Chlorophyll Hustle Leaf Guard
  Fomantis
Grass Grass Leaf Guard None Contrary
  Lurantis
Grass Grass Leaf Guard None Contrary
  Bounsweet
Grass Grass Leaf Guard Oblivious Sweet Veil
  Steenee
Grass Grass Leaf Guard Oblivious Sweet Veil
  Tsareena
Grass Grass Leaf Guard Queenly Majesty Sweet Veil
  Zarude
Dark Grass Leaf Guard None None
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 games

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Protects the Pokémon from status problems in sunny weather.
BSL ひざしがつよい てんきだと わるいじょうたいに ならない
MDGtI Prevents bad status conditions when it's sunny.*
The Pokémon is protected from bad status conditions in the Sunny weather condition!*
SMD The Pokémon is protected from bad status conditions when it's sunny!
MDRTDX The Pokémon is protected from bad status conditions, such as poison or paralysis, during Sunny weather or in Extremely Harsh Sunlight.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 葉子防守 Yihpjí Fòhngsáu *
葉片防禦 Yihppin Fòhngyuh *
Mandarin 葉子防守 / 叶子防守 Yèzi Fángshǒu *
葉片防禦 Yèpiàn Fángyù *
  French Feuille Garde*
Feuil. Garde*
  German Floraschild
  Italian Fogliamanto
  Korean 리프가드 Leaf Guard
  Brazilian Portuguese Guarda Folha
  Russian Листовой Щит Listovoy Shchit
  Spanish Defensa Hoja
  Vietnamese Phòng Vệ Lá Cây



Abilities affected by weather conditions
Sand VeilSwift SwimChlorophyllRain DishForecastSnow CloakDry SkinHydrationSolar PowerLeaf GuardIce BodyFlower GiftHarvestSand RushSand ForceSlush RushIce FaceProtosynthesisOrichalcum Pulse


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