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Crafty Shield (Japanese: トリックガード Trick Guard) is a non-damaging Fairy-type move introduced in Generation VI. Prior to Generation VII, it was 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 or moves that target the user. Crafty Shield can be used consecutively without failing.
Crafty Shield even protects from status moves that can bypass Protect, Detect, and Spiky Shield (such as Sketch and Play Nice). The only status move it cannot protect from is Perish Song.
Feint, Hyperspace Fury, Hyperspace Hole, Shadow Force, and Phantom Force lift the effect of Crafty Shield from the target's team.
If powered up by a Fairium Z into Z-Crafty Shield, the user's Special Defense stat raises one stage.
| The user protects itself and its allies from status moves with a mysterious power. This does not stop moves that do damage.
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|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
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