Wide Guard (move)

Wide Guard
ワイドガード Wide Guard
Wide Guard VIII.png
Wide Guard VIII 2.png
Type  Rock
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
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  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled until the turn ends.

Wide Guard (Japanese: ワイドガード Wide Guard) is a non-damaging Rock-type move introduced in Generation V.

Effect

Generation V

Wide Guard protects all Pokémon on the user's side of the field for the rest of that turn from damaging moves that can target multiple Pokémon, even those used by an ally that strike all Pokémon on the field (such as Earthquake and Surf). Wide Guard will block these moves even in Single Battles. Wide Guard cannot block status moves that target multiple Pokémon, such as Dark Void and Teeter Dance.

Using Wide Guard, Quick Guard, Detect, Protect, or Endure consecutively decreases the chance of success by 50% for each successful use.

This move has +3 priority, so will be executed before most other moves.

Feint and Shadow Force lift the effect of Wide Guard when successfully used on an opponent's team.

Generation VI

Wide Guard can now be used consecutively without failing, 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 Wide Guard from the target's team when used successfully. Feint and Shadow Force now lift the effect of Wide Guard from all allies, if they hit an ally.

Generation VII

Wide Guard will now also protect against status moves that can target multiple Pokémon, such as Dark Void or Teeter Dance.

If a damaging Z-Move that targets multiple Pokémon targets a Pokémon protected by Wide Guard, the Z-Move will bypass Wide Guard but only do 25% of the original damage (Wide Guard remains in effect). Due to an oversight, in version 1.0 of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Wide Guard reduces the damage of all damaging Z-Moves, rather than just damaging Z-Moves that target multiple Pokémon; this was fixed in version 1.1 of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. (There are no damaging Z-Moves that target multiple Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Moon.)

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

Generation VIII

Wide Guard cannot protect from Dragon Darts.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user and its allies are protected from wide-ranging attacks for one turn. If used in succession, its chances of failing rises.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user and its allies are protected from wide-ranging attacks for one turn.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
099   Kingler
  Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like 41 41 41 21
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 23B2W2 23 23 16SwShBDSP
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like 46 46 46 21
458   Mantyke
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 23B2W2 23 23 16SwShBDSP
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 23ORAS 23 56SwShBDSP
476   Probopass
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1ORAS 1 1BDSP
486   Regigigas
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40 40 40 48SwShBDSP
538   Throh
  Human-Like Human-Like 45 45 37 15
564   Tirtouga
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 25 25 25 18
565   Carracosta
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 25 25 25 18
594   Alomomola
  Water 1 Water 2 53 1, 53 1, 61
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like 45 45 45 20
713   Avalugg
  Monster Mineral 1USUM 1
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 17 5
748   Toxapex
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 17 1
752   Araquanid
 
 
Water 1 Bug 1 1
791   Solgaleo
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 67 77
792   Lunala
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 67 77
797   Celesteela
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 10
799   Guzzlord
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 25
805   Stakataka
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 53USUM 30
873   Frosmoth
 
 
Bug Bug 48
874   Stonjourner
  Mineral Mineral 48
889   Zamazenta
  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
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass BDSP
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral BDSP
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral USUM
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 BDSP
258   Mudkip
  Monster Water 1
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
299   Nosepass
  Mineral Mineral BDSP
387   Turtwig
  Monster Grass BDSP
410   Shieldon
 
 
Monster Monster BDSP
458   Mantyke
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 BDSP
524   Roggenrola
  Mineral Mineral
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like
557   Dwebble
 
 
Bug Mineral
679   Honedge
 
 
Mineral Mineral
739   Crabrawler
  Water 3 Water 3
759   Stufful
 
 
Field Field
767   Wimpod
 
 
Bug Water 3
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon
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
679   Honedge
 
 
Mineral Mineral Island Scan - Akala OutskirtsUSUM
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 VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
681   Aegislash
 
 
Mineral Mineral 2014 World Championships Aegislash
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying 2019 World Championships Aerodactyl
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon Easter Egg Turtonator
Korean Egg Turtonator
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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 1 1 100% Self The user takes up a defensive posture. Using this move again will make the user leave this defensive posture. No other actions can be taken when in this defensive posture. Nullifies moves that target all allies when hit by such a move while in this defensive posture, then the user leaves the defensive posture.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): ... Nullifies moves that target all allies when hit by such a move while in this defensive posture.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Wide Guard is Aegislash's second move. It is obtained by reaching level 8 and upgrading Iron Defense into it instead of Iron Head. The user focuses in place for a short time to create a great shield on them. When this shield appears, boost count increases by 1, granting a shield to the user and shoves enemies in front. While this shield is active, enemy player attacks increase boost count by 1 for each different enemy player (capping at 4). When this move ends, shove enemies in front of the user once again and slow them for 2s. At level 13, the move's cooldown is reduced.

Description

Games Description
MDGtI You and your teammates in the same room will get the Wide Guard status, which protects them from wide-ranging 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 Wide Guard status condition, which protects you from wide-ranging moves.
MDRTDX You and your teammates in the same room will get the Wide Guard condition, which protects you from wide-ranging moves.


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 廣域防守 Gwóngwihk Fòhngsáu
Mandarin 廣域防守 / 广域防守 Guǎngyù Fángshǒu
  French Garde Large
  German Rundumschutz
  Italian Bodyguard
  Korean 와이드가드 Wide Guard
  Brazilian Portuguese Vasta Proteção
  Spanish Vastaguardia




Variations of the move Quick Guard
  Quick GuardWide GuardCrafty Shield


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