No Guard (Ability)

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No Guard ノーガード
No Guard
Flavor text
Generation IV
Ensures the Pokémon and its foe's attacks land.
Generation V
Ensures attacks by or against the Pokémon land.
Generation VI
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

No Guard (Japanese: ノーガード No Guard) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Six Pokémon can have this Ability. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of the Machop family.


In battle

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, and Sky Drop.

In Diamond and Pearl, a Pokémon with No Guard can successfully hit an opponent's Pokémon that has used Protect or Detect, but only if the attacker uses a move with less than 100% accuracy; the lower the initial accuracy of the move is, the higher the chance of the move breaking through Protect/Detect. Thus, when used against Protect or Detect, moves like Swift and Aerial Ace will always be blocked. OHKO moves are exempted from this behavior; they will always miss. This was a bug, and was fixed in Platinum.

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, then No Guard increases the wild Pokémon encounter rate.

Pokémon with No Guard

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Machop Machop Fighting Fighting Guts No Guard Steadfast
Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting Guts No Guard Steadfast
Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting Guts No Guard Steadfast
Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug Swarm Shed Skin No Guard
Golett Golett Ground Ghost Iron Fist Klutz No Guard
Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost Iron Fist Klutz No 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.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 無防禦 Wú Fángyù
France Flag.png French Annule Garde
Germany Flag.png German Schildlos
Italy Flag.png Italian Nullodifesa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 노가드 No Guard
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Sem Proteção
Spain Flag.png Spanish Indefenso

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