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| No Guard
| No Guard
| Generation V
| Ensures attacks by or against the Pokémon land.
No Guard (Japanese: ノーガード No Guard) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Nine Pokémon can have this Ability. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Machop's evolutionary line.
All moves used by or against a Pokémon with this Ability cannot miss. It also allows Pokémon to be hit during the semi-invulnerable turn of Fly, Bounce, Dive, Dig, Shadow Force, Sky Drop, and Phantom Force.
In Diamond and Pearl, a Pokémon with No Guard can successfully hit a Pokémon that has used Protect or Detect, but only if it uses a move with less than 100% accuracy. The lower the initial accuracy of the move, the higher its chance of breaking through Protect or Detect. Thus, when used against Protect or Detect, moves like Swift and Aerial Ace will always be blocked. One-hit knockout moves are exempted from this behavior and will be protected against. This battle mechanic was a bug, and was fixed in Platinum so that most moves are blocked by Protect and Detect.
In a Double Battle or a Triple Battle, the effect only applies to the Pokémon with No Guard and any Pokémon targeting it.
Outside of battle
Outside of battle, if a Pokémon with No Guard is leading the party, the wild Pokémon encounter rate increases by 50%.
Pokémon with No Guard
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