Quick Guard (move)

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Quick Guard
ファストガード Fast Guard
Quick Guard V.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  +3
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user and all allies
Introduced  Generation V
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Quick Guard (Japanese: ファストガード Fast Guard) is a non-damaging Fighting-type move introduced in Generation V.


Generation V

Quick Guard protects all Pokémon on the user's side of the field from moves that have increased priority during that turn, such as Quick Attack or Aqua Jet. It does not block moves that have been given an increased priority through Prankster that would not usually have one.

Using Quick Guard, Wide Guard, Detect, Protect, or Endure consecutively decreases the chance of success by 50% for each successful use.

This move has +3 priority, so will be executed before most other moves.

Feint and Shadow Force lift the effect of Quick Guard when successfully used on an opponent's team, and Feint hits despite being an increased priority move. When used on an ally, Feint is blocked by Quick Guard.

Generation VI

Quick Guard will now block moves given an increased priority through Prankster and Gale Wings.

Quick Guard can now be used consecutively without failing, although it still decreases the chance of success for Protect, Detect, Endure, King's Shield, and Spiky Shield.

Phantom Force will lift the effect of Quick Guard from the target's team when used successfully. Feint and Shadow Force now lift the effect of Quick Guard from all allies, if they hit an ally.


Games Description
The user protects itself and its allies from priority moves. If used in succession, its chance of failing rises.
The user protects itself and its allies from priority moves.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting 31 31
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy -- --
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting 46 46
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel 33 33
539 Sawk Sawk Fighting Fighting 45 45
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying 25 25
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying 25 25
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel --, 8 --, 8
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting 45 45
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting 55 --, 55
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting 55 --, 55
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting 55 --, 55
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting 55 55
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic   --, 53
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting   HitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeLucarioSawkMienfoo
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying   Escavalier
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal   LucarioMienfooMeowstic
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic   HitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeLucarioSawkMienfoo
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal   LucarioMienfooMeowstic
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire HitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeLucarioSawkMienfoo HitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeLucarioSawkMienfooMeowstic
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting   HitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeLucarioSawkMienfoo
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting   LucarioMienfooMeowstic
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel   HitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeLucarioSawkMienfoo
650 Chespin Chespin Grass Grass   LucarioMienfooMeowstic
661 Fletchling Fletchling Normal Flying   ArchenArcheops
674 Pancham Pancham Fighting Fighting   HitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeLucarioSawkMienfooMeowstic
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha Fighting Flying   HitmonchanHitmontopMr. MimeLucarioSawkMienfoo
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Cliff Mienfoo Quick Guard.png None.png None.png
The user protects itself and its allies from moves.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo jumps into the air and puts its hands together in front of it with its palms touching. Its body then becomes outlined in a red outline, then it puts its arms forward. A pulsating bright red energy shield appear in front of Mienfoo's hands and goes around itself and others, protecting them from attacks. While the barrier is up, Mienfoo floats in the air.
Cliff's Mienfoo The Beartic Mountain Feud! Debut


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 先制防禦 Xiānzhì Fángyù
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Snelschild
France Flag.png French Prévention
Germany Flag.png German Rapidschutz
Italy Flag.png Italian Anticipo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 퍼스트가드 Fast Guard
Poland Flag.png Polish Szybka Obrona
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Prevenção
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Defensa Rápida
Spain Flag.png Spain Anticipo

Variations of the move Quick Guard
Status Quick GuardWide GuardCrafty Shield

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