Friend Guard (Ability)

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Friend Guard フレンドガード
Friend Guard
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Generation V
Reduces damage done to allies.
Generation VI
Reduces damage done to allies.
Generation VII
Reduces damage done to allies.
Generation VIII
Reduces damage done to allies.

Friend Guard (Japanese: フレンドガード Friend Guard) is an Ability introduced in Generation V.

Effect

In battle

385Jirachi.png This Ability effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Does Friend Guard stack in Triple Battles and Horde Encounters if multiple allies have the Ability? If so, how does the stacking work?
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Friend Guard reduces the damage received by allies (from both opponents and other allies) by 25%. It does not reduce the damage dealt by moves that deal direct damage.

Outside of battle

Friend Guard has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Friend Guard

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy Cute Charm Magic Guard Friend Guard
Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
Normal Fairy Cute Charm Competitive Friend Guard
Cleffa Cleffa
Fairy Fairy Cute Charm Magic Guard Friend Guard
Igglybuff Igglybuff
Normal Fairy Cute Charm Competitive Friend Guard
Happiny Happiny
Normal Normal Natural Cure Serene Grace Friend Guard
Scatterbug Scatterbug
Bug Bug Shield Dust Compound Eyes Friend Guard
Spewpa Spewpa
Bug Bug Shed Skin None Friend Guard
Vivillon Vivillon
Bug Flying Shield Dust Compound Eyes Friend Guard
Maushold Maushold
Normal Normal Friend Guard Cheek Pouch Technician
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation IX games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.
  • For Generation VIII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IX or later.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 友情防守 Yáuhchìhng Fòhngsáu
Mandarin 友情防守 Yǒuqíng Fángshǒu
France Flag.png French Garde-Ami*
Garde Amie*
Germany Flag.png German Freundeshut
Italy Flag.png Italian Amicoscudo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프렌드가드 Friend Guard
Spain Flag.png Spanish Compiescolta
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Phòng Vệ Bằng Hữu



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