Crafty Shield (move)

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Crafty Shield
トリックガード Trick Guard
Crafty Shield VIII.png
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Type  Fairy
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  +3
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user and all allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience a lot if used first.

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.

Effect

Crafty Shield protects all Pokémon on the user's side of the field from status moves. It does not protect against moves that the user is using on itself or that target the user's side of the field (so an ally can still use Acupressure on itself or Aromatherapy). It also does not protect against entry hazard moves or moves that target all Pokémon such as Perish Song.

Crafty Shield can be used consecutively without failing.

Moves that break protection, like Feint, will remove the effects of Crafty Shield.

If powered up by a Fairium Z into Z-Crafty Shield, the user's Special Defense stat is raised by one stage.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Crafty Shield cannot be selected in a battle.

Generation IX

Crafty Shield cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShLA
The user protects itself and its allies from status moves with a mysterious power. This does not stop moves that do damage.
BDSP
SV
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0562 Yamask GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous - - 20
0562 Yamask
Yamask
Galarian Form
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous 20
0563 Cofagrigus GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous - - 20
0707 Klefki SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 23 23 16
0801 Magearna
Magearna
All forms
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 54
0867 Runerigus GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous 20
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 Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0358 Chimecho PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0562 Yamask GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Crafty Shield gives the user and teammates in the same room the Crafty Shield status condition, which protects against all status moves. This effect lasts for one turn.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
SMD - - 15 30 —% - Entire room Party Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:


Description

Games Description
SMD 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

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 戲法防守 Heifaat Fòhngsáu
Mandarin 戲法防守 / 戏法防守 Xìfǎ Fángshǒu
France Flag.png French Vigilance
Germany Flag.png German Trickschutz
Italy Flag.png Italian Truccodifesa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 트릭가드 Teurikgadeu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Truco Defensa



Variations of the move Quick Guard
StatusIC HOME.png Quick GuardWide GuardCrafty Shield


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