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Crafty Shield (Japanese: トリックガード Trick Guard) is a non-damaging Fairy-type move introduced in Generation VI. Prior to Generation VII, it was one of the signature moves of Klefki.
Crafty Shield protects all Pokémon on the user's side of the field from status moves. It does not protect against damaging moves or moves that target their user. Crafty Shield can be used consecutively without failing.
Crafty Shield even protects from status moves that can bypass Protect, Detect, and Spiky Shield (such as Sketch and Play Nice). The only status moves that target a Pokémon other than the user it cannot protect from are entry hazard moves and Perish Song, Rototiller, and Flower Shield. Because it cannot protect against moves that target their user, it will only protect a Pokémon from Acupressure if it targets a Pokémon other than the user.
Feint, Hyperspace Fury, Hyperspace Hole, Shadow Force, and Phantom Force lift the effect of Crafty Shield from the target's team.
If powered up by a Fairium Z into Z-Crafty Shield, the user's Special Defense stat is raised by one stage.
|The user protects itself and its allies from status moves with a mysterious power. This does not stop moves that do damage.
||This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.
In other games
||It protects from status moves.*|
You and your teammates in the same room will get the Crafty Shield, which protects you from status moves.*
In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games
In other languages