Magic Guard (Ability)

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Magic Guard マジックガード
Magic Guard
Flavor text
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.
Generation VII
The Pokémon only takes damage from attacks.
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

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

Effect

In battle

Magic Guard prevents the Pokémon from receiving indirect damage, but does not prevent it from becoming afflicted by statuses that would deal such damage. Additional effects, such as being trapped by binding moves or having its Attack reduced by burn, are not prevented even though their damage is.

Magic Guard prevents damage caused by effects including weather, poison and burn, effects like Curse and Leech Seed, entry hazards, recoil (except from Struggle), crash damage, and damage from using Mind Blown. Magic Guard prevents the damage inflicted by a Life Orb, but the holder still gains the power boost. Damage from confusion still occurs.

Magic Guard does not prevent direct modification of a Pokémon's HP through means other than damage, such as by Pain Split, Belly Drum, Substitute, or a Ghost type cutting its own HP to use Curse. Moves that cause the user to faint, Destiny Bond, and Perish Song can still cause a Pokémon with Magic Guard to faint.

Generation IV

If a Pokémon with Magic Guard is paralyzed, it cannot be fully paralyzed, although its Speed is still reduced. A Pokémon with Magic Guard cannot be poisoned by Toxic Spikes.

Generation V onward

Magic Guard no longer grants immunity to being fully paralyzed and no longer prevents poisoning from Toxic Spikes (but 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 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.

In other games

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Protects the Pokémon from all damage except from direct attacks.
BSL わざや こうげき いがいからの ダメージを うけない
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD The Pokémon is protected from most indirect damage, such as damage from a sandstorm, a IconTrapSMD.pngBlast Trap, or getting poisoned. But it takes damage from attack moves.

In the anime

None.png Lusamine Clefable Magic Guard.png None.png None.png
Clefable
The Pokémon is unaffected by indirect damage through means such as poison.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
036 Clefable Clefable is unaffected by indirect damage through means such as poison.
Lusamine's Clefable 10,000,000 Reasons to Fight! Debut

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 魔法防守 Mōfaat Fòhngsáu
Mandarin 魔法防守 Mófǎ Fángshǒu *
魔法防禦 Mófǎ Fángyù *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Magic Guard
Finland Flag.png Finnish Taikasuoja
France Flag.png French Garde Magik
Germany Flag.png German Magieschild
Italy Flag.png Italian Magicscudo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 매직가드 Magic Guard
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Magic Guard
Poland Flag.png Polish Magiczna Ochrona
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Escudo Mágico
Spain Flag.png Spanish Muro Mágico
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Magic Guard
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Phòng Ngự Ma Thuật


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