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In ''[[DP102|Shield with a Twist!]]'', Ash used it in his [[gym]] {{pkmn|battle}} with Fantina. Amazed with the method, Fantina named it the ''Counter Shield''. It eventually helped Ash with his battle, earning him the {{badge|Relic}}.
 
In ''[[DP102|Shield with a Twist!]]'', Ash used it in his [[gym]] {{pkmn|battle}} with Fantina. Amazed with the method, Fantina named it the ''Counter Shield''. It eventually helped Ash with his battle, earning him the {{badge|Relic}}.
   
In ''[[DP132|Evolving Strategies!]]'', it was used again by [[Ash's Pikachu]], {{AP|Buizel}}, and {{AP|Monferno|Infernape}} against [[Paul]]'s Pokémon. This time, however, all three Pokémon were defeated, and Paul didn't seem all that impressed with the technique. However, he later used this technique with his {{p|Gastrodon}}'s {{m|Muddy Water}} in [[DP186]], wherein Buizel used the technique once again.
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In ''[[DP132|Evolving Strategies!]]'', it was used again by [[Ash's Pikachu]], {{AP|Buizel}}, and {{AP|Monferno|Infernape}} against [[Paul]]'s Pokémon. This time, however, all three Pokémon were defeated, and Paul didn't seem all that impressed with the technique. However, he later used this technique with his {{p|Gastrodon}}'s {{m|Muddy Water}} in ''[[DP186|Familiarity Breeds Strategy!]]'', where Buizel used the technique once again.
   
 
==Methods==
 
==Methods==

Revision as of 10:48, 5 December 2010

Counter Shield (Japanese: カウンターシールド Counter Shield) is a tactic developed by Ash Ketchum in the Diamond & Pearl series. Ash developed this technique while trying to find a way to prevent Fantina's Pokémon from making his Pokémon sleep with Hypnosis. It was eventually used for both offensive and defensive purposes. It was apparently inspired by Dawn's Ambipom in its performance in Battling the Generation Gap!.

In Camping It Up!, Dawn used it in a battle against Conway in the Pokémon Summer Academy.

In Shield with a Twist!, Ash used it in his gym battle with Fantina. Amazed with the method, Fantina named it the Counter Shield. It eventually helped Ash with his battle, earning him the Relic Badge.

In Evolving Strategies!, it was used again by Ash's Pikachu, Buizel, and Monferno against Paul's Pokémon. This time, however, all three Pokémon were defeated, and Paul didn't seem all that impressed with the technique. However, he later used this technique with his Gastrodon's Muddy Water in Familiarity Breeds Strategy!, where Buizel used the technique once again.

Methods

Pikachu

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Ash's Pikachu Shield with a Twist! Thunderbolt
Description
Pikachu uses its Thunderbolt to form an electric barrier in order to protect itself.

Monferno

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Pokémon First Used In Moves Involved
Ash's Monferno Shield with a Twist! Flamethrower and Flame Wheel
Description
Monferno uses Flamethrower while using Flame Wheel to create flame whips that prevent foes from getting closer while also hitting the oppenent.

Buizel

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Ash's Buizel Shield with a Twist! Aqua Jet or Water Gun
Description
Buizel spins on its back while using Aqua Jet to create a water tornado or Water Gun to create water whips in order to avoid other attacks.

Drifblim

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Fantina's Drifblim Shield with a Twist! Will-O-Wisp and Psychic
Description
Fantina's Drifblim uses Will-O-Wisp to surround its body in fire wisps. Then it uses Psychic to move the fire in two circles. Drifblim can either shoot the flames as an attack or keep the fire around it as a defense tactic.

Grimer

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Dawn's temporary Grimer Camping It Up! Poison Gas
Description
Dawn's temporary Grimer that she got used Poison Gas while spinning to surround its body with smoke in order to avoid the opponent's attacks.

Gastrodon

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Paul's Gastrodon Familiarity Breeds Strategy! Muddy Water
Description
Paul's Gastrodon uses Muddy Water to make a tornado made of water around it to avoid its opponent getting closer to him because he is slower. However, it will leave an opening at the bottom of its body purposefully, to entice opponents to strike there, so Gastrodon can counter attack in retaliation.

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