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Friend Guard (Japanese: フレンドガード Friend Guard) is an Ability introduced in Generation V.
Friend Guard reduces the damage that other allied Pokémon receive from attacks (from any Pokémon) by 25%. It does not reduce the damage dealt by moves that deal direct damage. It does not affect the Pokémon with the Ability itself.
If multiple of a Pokémon's allies have Friend Guard, Friend Guard stacks multiplicatively. For example, if both of a Pokémon's allies have Friend Guard in a Triple Battle, the damage that that Pokémon receives is multiplied by 9/16 (56.25%), which is a damage reduction of 43.75%.
Outside of battle
Friend Guard has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Friend Guard
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