Crafty Shield (move)

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Crafty Shield
トリックガード Trick Guard
Type  Fairy
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  +3
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user and all allies
Introduced  Generation VI
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience a lot if used first.

Crafty Shield (Japanese: トリックガード Trick Guard) is a non-damaging Fairy-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is one of the signature moves of Klefki.


Crafty Shield protects all Pokémon on the user's side of the field from status moves. It does not protect against damaging moves. Crafty Shield can be used consecutively without failing.

Most status moves that can bypass Protect, Detect, and Spiky Shield are blocked by Crafty Shield (such as Sketch and Play Nice), but it will not block Perish Song.

Feint, Hyperspace Fury, Hyperspace Hole, Shadow Force, and Phantom Force lift the effect of Crafty Shield from the target's team.


Games Description
XYORAS The user protects itself and its allies from status moves with a mysterious power. This does not stop moves that do damage.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
707 Klefki Klefki Steel Fairy 23
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 languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Vigilance
Germany Flag.png German Trickschutz
Italy Flag.png Italian Truccodifesa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 트릭가드 Trick Guard
Spain Flag.png Spanish Truco Defensa

Variations of the move Quick Guard
Status Quick GuardWide GuardCrafty Shield

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