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Spiky Shield (move)

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Spiky Shield
ニードルガード Needle Guard
Spiky Shield 1.png
Spiky Shield 2.png
Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  +4
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  

Spiky Shield (Japanese: ニードルガード Needle Guard) is a damage-dealing Grass-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature move of Chesnaught.

Effect

Spiky Shield protects the user from all effects of moves that target users during the turn it is used, including damage. (This does not include damage afflicted by weather conditions it is susceptible to, or damage from a status ailment that it obtained on a previous turn.) Additionally, if Spiky Shield blocks an attack that would make contact with the user, the attacker suffers damage equal to 1/8 of its maximum HP. However, if an attack is blocked by Spiky Shield, the effects of the user's Rocky Helmet, Rough Skin, and Iron Barbs will not activate. If Sucker Punch is used on a Pokémon that has used Spiky Shield, the move fails and the Pokémon does not take damage.

Using Spiky Shield, Protect, Detect, Endure, or King's Shield consecutively decreases the chance of success to 30%. It is an increased priority move that will always go before attacks during the turn.

Feint, Phantom Force, and Shadow Force lift Spiky Shield's protection for the rest of the turn.

Spiky Shield is unable to defend against any of the following moves:

Move Type Cat.
Acupressure  Normal  Status {{{3}}}
Curse  Ghost  Status {{{3}}}
Doom Desire  Steel  Special {{{3}}}
Feint  Normal  Physical {{{3}}}
Future Sight  Psychic  Special {{{3}}}
Hold Hands  Normal  Status {{{3}}}
Imprison  Psychic  Status {{{3}}}
Perish Song  Normal  Status {{{3}}}
Phantom Force  Ghost  Physical {{{3}}}
Psych Up  Normal  Status {{{3}}}
Role Play  Psychic  Status {{{3}}}
Shadow Force  Ghost  Physical {{{3}}}
Transform  Normal  Status {{{3}}}

Description

Games Description
XY In addition to protecting the user from attacks, this move also damages any attacker who makes direct contact.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught Grass Fighting 36, 75
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Pico-Défense
Germany Flag.png German Schutzstacheln
Italy Flag.png Italian Agodifesa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 니들가드 Needle Guard
Spain Flag.png Spanish Barrera Espinosa


Variations of the move Detect
Status DetectProtectKing's ShieldSpiky Shield


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