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If powered up by a {{DL|Z-Crystal|Grassium Z}} into Z-Spiky Shield, the user's {{stat|Defense}} stat rises by one stage.

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Spiky Shield
ニードルガード Needle Guard
Spiky Shield 2.png
Type  Grass
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  +4
  • 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
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled until the turn ends.

Spiky Shield (Japanese: ニードルガード Needle Guard) is a non-damaging Grass-type move introduced in Generation VI.


Spiky Shield protects the user from all effects of moves that target the user during the turn it is used, including damage. (This does not include damage afflicted by weather conditions it is susceptible to, or damage from a status ailment that it obtained on a previous turn.) Additionally, if Spiky Shield blocks an attack that would make contact with the user, the attacker suffers damage equal to 1/8 of its maximum HP. However, if an attack is blocked by Spiky Shield, the effects of the user's Rocky Helmet, Rough Skin, and Iron Barbs will not activate. If Sucker Punch is used on a Pokémon that has used Spiky Shield, the move fails and the Pokémon does not take damage.

Using Protect, Detect, Endure, Spiky Shield, King's Shield, Wide Guard, or Quick Guard consecutively divides the chance of success of Protect, Detect, Endure, Spiky Shield, and King's Shield by 3 for each consecutive use, with a minimum (1/3)6 (1/729 or ~0.1%) chance.[1]

It is an increased priority move that will always go before attacks during the turn.

Feint, Phantom Force, Shadow Force, Hyperspace Hole, and Hyperspace Fury lift Spiky Shield's protection for the rest of the turn.

Spiky Shield is unable to defend against any of the following moves:

Move Type Cat.
Acupressure  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Aromatic Mist  Fairy  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Confide  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Conversion 2  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Curse  Ghost  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Doom Desire  Steel  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Feint  Normal  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Future Sight  Psychic  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Hyperspace Fury  Dark  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Hyperspace Hole  Psychic  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Hold Hands  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Perish Song  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Phantom Force  Ghost  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Play Nice  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Psych Up  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Roar  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Role Play  Psychic  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Shadow Force  Ghost  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sketch  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Transform  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Whirlwind  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}

If powered up by a Grassium Z into Z-Spiky Shield, the user's Defense stat rises by one stage.


Games Description
In addition to protecting the user from attacks, this move also damages any attacker who makes direct contact.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
332 Cacturne Cacturne
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like 32ORAS 1, Evo.
556 Maractus Maractus
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 1ORAS 1
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 36, 75 1, Evo.
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy 49
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 Millis Chesnaught Spiky Shield.png None.png None.png
The user produces a protective force field.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught slams its fists together, and forms a round shield from its forearms. The shield then produces a green force field covered with spikes that protects Chesnaught and those standing behind it.
Millis Steel's Chesnaught Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Debut

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Pico-Défense
Germany Flag.png German Schutzstacheln
Italy Flag.png Italian Agodifesa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 니들가드 Needle Guard
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Escudo Espinhoso
Spain Flag.png Spanish Barrera Espinosa


Variations of the move Detect
Status DetectProtectKing's ShieldSpiky ShieldBaneful Bunker

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