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|Boosts the Pokémon’s Attack stat if intimidated. Moves and items that would force the Pokémon to switch out also fail to work.
Guard Dog (Japanese: ばんけん Guard Dog) is an Ability introduced in Generation IX.
This Ability prevents other Pokémon from forcing the Pokémon with this Ability to switch out or flee with a move (e.g. Roar, Circle Throw, etc.) or item (Red Card). Guard Dog does not affect the Pokémon switching out manually, or switching out or fleeing with its own move (e.g. Baton Pass, Teleport, etc.) or item (Eject Button and Eject Pack).
Additionally, if a Pokémon with this ability is affected by Intimidate, its Attack stat will increase by one stage, rather than decreasing by one stage.
Outside of battle
Guard Dog has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Guard Dog
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