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Magic Guard (Ability)

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Magic Guard マジックガード
Magic Guard
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Generation IV
The Pokémon only takes damage from attacks.
Generation V
The Pokémon only takes damage from attacks.
Generation VI
The Pokémon only takes damage from attacks.

Magic Guard (Japanese: マジックガード Magic Guard) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Ten Pokémon can have this Ability. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Clefairy's evolutionary line.

Effect

In battle

Magic Guard prevents indirect damage, such as from weather conditions, poison, Curse, and Leech Seed, but it does not stop them from being induced. Additional effects, such as trapping from moves like Fire Spin and Attack reduction from a burn, are not prevented.

Damage caused by entry hazards (such as Spikes) and recoil and crash damage (except from Struggle) is prevented. Magic Guard will also prevent Life Orb's HP deduction without negating its power boost. Damage from confusion still occurs.

Magic Guard does not prevent a Pokémon from cutting its own HP, such as with Belly Drum, Substitute, or Curse when used by a Ghost type. Destiny Bond and Perish Song can still cause a Pokémon with Magic Guard to faint.

Generation IV

If paralyzed, a Pokémon with Magic Guard will suffer from the normal Speed reduction but cannot be fully paralyzed. Magic Guard will prevent the user from being poisoned by Toxic Spikes.

Generation V

Magic Guard no longer grants immunity to being fully paralyzed and no longer prevents poisoning from Toxic Spikes, though it still prevents poison damage.

Outside of battle

Magic Guard has no effect outside of battle. This means a poisoned Pokémon with Magic Guard will still take damage in the field in Generation IV (but not later generations, because poison no longer causes damage in the field starting in Generation V).

Pokémon with Magic Guard

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Clefairy Clefairy Fairy Fairy Cute Charm Magic Guard Friend Guard
Clefable Clefable Fairy Fairy Cute Charm Magic Guard Unaware
Abra Abra Psychic Psychic Synchronize Inner Focus Magic Guard
Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic Synchronize Inner Focus Magic Guard
Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic Synchronize Inner Focus Magic Guard
Cleffa Cleffa Fairy Fairy Cute Charm Magic Guard Friend Guard
Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying Wonder Skin Magic Guard Tinted Lens
Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic Overcoat Magic Guard Regenerator
Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic Overcoat Magic Guard Regenerator
Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic Overcoat Magic Guard Regenerator
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.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 魔法防禦 Mófǎ Fángyù
France Flag.png French Garde Magik
Germany Flag.png German Magieschild
Italy Flag.png Italian Magicscudo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 매직가드 Magic Guard
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Escudo Mágico
Spain Flag.png Spanish Muro Mágico


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