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PKMN Anime: Safeguard = Protect
The anime has made, and still continues to make, no distinction between Safeguard and Protect since both moves have been consistently shown to share the same function of protecting a user from damage with only the visual appearance of the moves and the method in which they are used as being the differentiating factors. --Arima 00:45, 26 June 2010 (UTC)