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Friend Guard (Ability)

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Friend Guard フレンドガード
Friend Guard
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Generation V
Reduces damage done to allies.
Generation VI
Reduces damage done to allies.

Friend Guard (Japanese: フレンドガード Friend Guard) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Eight Pokémon can have this Ability. This Ability is exclusively obtained as a Hidden Ability.

Effect

In battle

Friend Guard reduces the damage done to an ally by 25% in Double and Triple Battles.

Outside of battle

Friend Guard has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Friend Guard

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Clefairy Clefairy Fairy Fairy Cute Charm Magic Guard Friend Guard
Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm Competitive Friend Guard
Cleffa Cleffa Fairy Fairy Cute Charm Magic Guard Friend Guard
Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm Competitive Friend Guard
Happiny Happiny Normal Normal Natural Cure Serene Grace Friend Guard
Scatterbug Scatterbug Bug Bug Shield Dust Compound Eyes Friend Guard
Spewpa Spewpa Bug Bug Shed Skin None Friend Guard
Vivillon Vivillon Bug Flying Shield Dust Compound Eyes Friend Guard
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

Trivia

  • Prior to Generation VI, all Pokémon with this Ability were pink, pre-evolved Normal-type Pokémon who evolve by means other than leveling up normally, such as high friendship or Moon Stone.
  • Vivillon is the only fully-evolved Pokémon to have this Ability.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Garde Amie
Germany Flag.png German Freundeshut
Italy Flag.png Italian Amicoscudo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프렌드가드 Friend Guard
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Proteção Amiga
Spain Flag.png Spanish Compiescolta


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