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Detect (Japanese: みきり All-Seeing) is a non-damaging Fighting-type move introduced in Generation II. It was TM43 in Generation II.
Generation II - III
Protects the user from all effects of moves that target it during the turn it is used, including damage. This does not include damage afflicted by weather conditions it is susceptible to, or damage from status ailment that it obtained on a previous turn. Using Detect, Protect, or Endure consecutively decreases the chance of success by 50% each use, whether it is successful or not. Detect cannot prevent the effects of Perish Song.
Generation IV - V
Detect now has a 50% chance of success on the current turn if Detect, Protect, Endure, Quick Guard, or Wide Guard was used successfully on the previous turn. Detect fails if the user goes last in the turn. Otherwise, it is exactly the same as Generation II - III.
The following moves cannot be stopped by Detect:
Additionally, Feint lifts Detect's protection for the rest of the turn.
In Diamond and Pearl, if an attack is given perfect accuracy through the effect of a move (Lock-On/Mind Reader), the weather (Thunder in Rain, or Blizzard in Hail), or an Ability (No Guard), it has a chance to hit through Detect equal to
(100 - move accuracy)%. OHKO moves are unaffected, and will never hit through Detect.
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|| Allows user to completely evade attack. If used consecutively, its success rate decreases.
|| Evades attack that turn. It may fail.
|| Evades attack, but may fail if used in succession.
|| Enables the user to evade all attacks. It may fail if used in succession.
|| It enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
In other generations
- In Generation II, after the appearance of the "[Pokémon's name] PROTECTING itself!" message, another message saying that the opponent's Pokémon's move missed. The second message was removed in Generation III, likely to avoid redundancy.
- The description for this move's capability isn't entirely true. The only moves it will never block are Shadow Force and Feint.
- Due to the fact that Protect has the exact same effect, a higher PP, and that all Pokémon capable of learning Detect can learn Protect, Detect is almost completely redundant compared to Protect. However, the decay of Detect is less severe than that of Protect, which somewhat alleviates the problem.
In other languages