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
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Friend Guard (Japanese: フレンドガード Friend Guard) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Five Pokémon have this Ability, all Normal-type and none are fully evolved. This Ability is exclusively obtained as a Hidden Ability.


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 Normal Normal Cute Charm Magic Guard Friend Guard
Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm None Friend Guard
Cleffa Cleffa Normal Normal Cute Charm Magic Guard Friend Guard
Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Normal Cute Charm None Friend Guard
Happiny Happiny Normal Normal Natural Cure Serene Grace Friend Guard
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII.


  • All Pokémon with this Ability are small, round, pink, pre-evolved Pokémon who evolve from means other than leveling up normally, such as high friendship or Moon Stone, and they all have it as a Hidden Ability.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Garde Amie
Germany Flag.png German Freundeshut
Italy Flag.png Italian Amicoscudo
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Proteção Amiga
Spain Flag.png Spanish Compiescolta

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