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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. 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 or moves that target the user. 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.
|| The user protects itself and its allies from status moves with a mysterious power. This does not stop moves that do damage.
|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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