Quick Guard (move)

Quick Guard
ファストガード Fast Guard
Quick Guard VIII.png
Quick Guard VIII 2.png
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
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • 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 onward

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.

Using Quick Guard consecutively no longer decreases its chance of success, 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.

If powered up by a Fightinium Z into Z-Quick Guard, the user's Defense stat rises by one stage.

Description

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


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying 43ORAS 43SMUSUM 20SwShBDSP
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying 51ORAS 51SMUSUM 20SwShBDSP
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like 31 31 31SMUSUM 21
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1SMUSUM 1SwShBDSP
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying 51ORAS 51 20SwShBDSP
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like 46 46 46 21
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon 41ORAS 41 15
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon 53ORAS 53 15
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon 57ORAS 57 15
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying 25ORAS 25 25BDSP
277   Swellow
 
 
Flying Flying 27ORAS 27 27BDSP
447   Riolu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 32SwShBDSP
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like 33 33 33 32SwShBDSP
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 11ORAS 11 56SwShBDSP
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like 45 45 37 15
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3 25 25 25 18
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3 25 25 25 18
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like 45 45 45 20
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like 1
638   Cobalion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 55 1, 55 42 14
639   Terrakion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 55 1, 55 42 14
640   Virizion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 55 1, 55 42 14
647   Keldeo
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 55 55 55 14
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field 1, 53 1, 53 49
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field 1 1
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field 1
795   Pheromosa
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 10
807   Zeraora
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40USUM 16
888   Zacian
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
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
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
190   Aipom
  Field Field BDSP
263   Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
335   Zangoose
  Field Field BDSP
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like BDSP
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
650   Chespin
  Field Field
661   Fletchling
 
 
Flying Flying
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like
766   Passimian
  Field Field
827   Nickit
  Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like Saori Yoshida's Machamp
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.

Description

Games Description
MDGtI You and your teammates in the same room will get the Quick Guard status, which protects you from enemies' distant moves. Its chance of failing rises if you use it multiple times in a row.
SMD You and your teammates in the same room will get the Quick Guard status condition, which protects you from faraway enemies' moves.


In the anime

       
Mienfoo
The user protects itself and its allies from moves.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Mienfoo Mienfoo puts its hands together and becomes outlined in a bright red aura. It then points its hands forward, forming a bright red barrier of energy in front of itself that protects it and its allies from attacks.
Cliff's Mienfoo The Beartic Mountain Feud! Debut


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 快速防守 Faaichūk Fòhngsáu *
先制防禦 Sīnjai Fòhngyuh *
Mandarin 快速防守 Kuàisù Fángshǒu *
先制防禦 Xiānzhì Fángyù *
  Dutch Snelschild
  French Prévention
  German Rapidschutz
  Italian Anticipo
  Korean 퍼스트가드 First Guard
  Polish Szybka Obrona
Portuguese   Brazil Defesa Rápida
Prevenção (TCG)
  Portugal Defesa Rápida
Spanish   Latin America Defensa Rápida
  Spain Anticipo



Variations of the move Quick Guard
  Quick GuardWide GuardCrafty Shield


  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.