Ability Shield

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Ability Shield
Ability Guard
Bag Ability Shield SV Sprite.png
Ability Shield
Sprite from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Introduced in Generation IX
Generation IX Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items
Power 30

Ability Shield (Japanese: とくせいガード Ability Guard) is a type of item introduced in Generation IX.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
SV $20,000 $10,000


In battle

Ability Shield prevents the holder's Ability from being changed or suppressed by any effect, even if the effect is directly caused by the holder (such as by Role Play or Trace). It also protects the holder from effects that ignore Abilities. For instance, if a Pokémon with Clear Body is holding an Ability Shield and a Pokémon with Mold Breaker uses Leer, its Defense will not be lowered.


Games Description
SV An item to be held by a Pokémon. This cute and rather unique-looking shield protects the holder from having its Ability changed by others.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
SV Delibird Presents (Mesagoza Branch)

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 特性護具 Dahksing Wuhgeuih
Mandarin 特性護具 / 特性护具 Tèxìng Hùjù
France Flag.png French Garde-Talent
Germany Flag.png German Fähigkeitenschild
Italy Flag.png Italian Scudo abilità
South Korea Flag.png Korean 특성가드 Teukseong Guard
Spain Flag.png Spanish Escudo Habilidad

See also

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