Wide Guard (move)

Wide Guard
ワイドガード Wide Guard
Wide Guard IX.png
Wide Guard IX 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

Main article: Protection

Wide Guard protects all Pokémon on the user's side of the field for the rest of that turn from 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.

If the user goes last in the turn, the move will fail.

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. Moves that break protection, like Feint, will remove the effects of Wide Guard. The Ability Unseen Fist allows contact moves to bypass Wide Guard.

Moves that are unaffected by protection are listed here.

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

Generation V-VI

In Generation V only, the chance that Wide Guard will succeed drops each time the user successfully and consecutively uses Endure, any protection move that only affects the user, Quick Guard, or Wide Guard. Each time, the chance of success is multiplied by 1/2.

Also in Generation V, if a Pokémon uses Feint or Shadow Force to attack its own ally who is protected by Wide Guard, Wide Guard will not be dispelled.

In Generations V and VI, Wide Guard could not block status moves that target multiple Pokémon.

Generation VII onwards

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.

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
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The user and its allies are protected from wide-ranging attacks for one turn.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0068     Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
0099     Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
0106     Human-Like Human-Like 41 41 41 21 21 21
0122    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
0226    
 
Water 1 Water 1 23B2W2 23 23 16 16
0237     Human-Like Human-Like 46 46 46 21 21 21
0357    
 
Monster Grass 30
0411    
 
Monster Monster Rem.
0458    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 23B2W2 23 23 16 16
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous 23ORAS 23 56 56 56
0476    
 
Mineral Mineral 1ORAS 1 1 1
0486     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40 40 40 48 48 48
0538     Human-Like Human-Like 45 45 37 15
0564    
 
Water 1 Water 3 25 25 25 18
0565    
 
Water 1 Water 3 25 25 25 18
0594     Water 1 Water 2 53 1, 53 1, 61 13
0620     Field Human-Like 45 45 45 20 20
0713     Monster Mineral 1USUM 1 1
0713  
Avalugg
Hisuian Form
 
 
Monster Mineral 1
0747    
 
Water 1 Water 1 17 5 5
0748    
 
Water 1 Water 1 17 1 1
0752    
 
Water 1 Bug 1 1 1
0791    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 67 77 77
0792    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 67 77 77
0797    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 10
0799    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 25
0805    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 53USUM 30
0873    
 
Bug Bug 48 48
0874     Mineral Mineral 48 48
0889  
Zamazenta
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0934     Mineral Mineral 1
0936    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
0973    
 
Flying Flying 44
1006    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 84
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0046    
 
Bug Grass
0074    
 
Mineral Mineral
0074  
Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0095    
 
Mineral Mineral USUM
0142    
 
Flying Flying
0226    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0258     Monster Water 1
0278    
 
Water 1 Flying
0296     Human-Like Human-Like
0299     Mineral Mineral
0387     Monster Grass
0410    
 
Monster Monster
0458    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0524     Mineral Mineral
0532     Human-Like Human-Like
0557    
 
Bug Mineral
0650     Field Field
0679    
 
Mineral Mineral
0739     Water 3 Water 3
0759    
 
Field Field
0767    
 
Bug Water 3
0776    
 
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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0679    
 
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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0681    
 
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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0142    
 
Flying Flying 2019 World Championships Aerodactyl
0776    
 
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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

The user gives itself and teammates in the same room the Wide Guard status condition for one turn. This status protects Pokémon from wide-ranging moves. The Pokémon can still take damage from items or explosions.

The chance of the move failing rises if the user's most recently used move was Wide Guard or a move that evades enemies' attacks (such as Protect or Endure).

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDGtI - - 13 50 —% - Entire room Party Yes
SMD - - 13 30 —% - Entire room Party Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Wide Guard 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. Roxanne & Nosepass/Probopass
Lana & Araquanid
  • 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 the anime

 
Garganacl


The user and its allies are protected from wide-ranging attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Garganacl raises its arms and forms a wall of orange hexagonal shapes in front of itself, protecting it from widespread attacks.
Sidian's Garganacl Rivals in the Dark of Night! Debut


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


Trivia

  • In the Brazilian Portuguese version of Pokémon UNITE, this move received two different localized names: Vasta Proteção and Defesa Aberta, the latter only being seen after Aegislash reaches level 13 and upgrades the move into Wide Guard+.

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 Waideugadeu
  Brazilian Portuguese Vasta Proteção
Defesa Aberta*
  Spanish Vasta GuardiaIX+
VastaguardiaVVIII



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.