Guard Spec.

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Guard Spec.
エフェクトガード
Effect Guard
Guard Spec.
Guard Spec.
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation I
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Fling
Power 30

The Guard Spec. (Japanese: エフェクトガード Effect Guard) is a type of battle item introduced in Generation I. It temporarily prevents stat reduction.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RGBY/RBY
GSC
RSEFRLG
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
PokémonDollar.png700 PokémonDollar.png350
SMUSUM PokémonDollar.png1,500 PokémonDollar.png750
PE PokémonDollar.png700 PokémonDollar.png350

Effect

Prevents stat reduction by opponents' moves for the user's party for five turns. From Generation III onward, it also increases the Pokémon's friendship a little.

Description

Games Description
Stad Temporarily increases Speed for one battle.
GS Prevents stat reduction. (1 BTL)
C Prevents stats reduction. (1 BTL)
RSE Prevents stat reduction when used in battle.
FRLG An item that prevents stat reduction among party Pokémon for five turns after use.
Colo.XD Prevents stat reduction when used in battle.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
An item that prevents stat reduction among the Trainer's party Pokémon for five turns after use.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
An item that prevents stat reduction among the Trainer's party Pokémon for five turns after it is used in battle.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RBY/RGBY Victory Road Celadon Department Store
GSC Team Rocket's HideoutC Goldenrod and Celadon Department Stores
RSE Route 103 Mauville and Fallarbor Poké Marts, Lilycove Department Store
FRLG Victory Road Celadon Department Store
Colo. Phenac Poké Mart
XD Realgam Tower (Battle CD 18 completion prize) Pyrite Poké Mart
DPPt Route 205Pt, Route 215DP Veilstone Department Store
HGSS Team Rocket HQ Goldenrod and Celadon Department Stores
PW Suburban Area, Town Outskirts
BW Nacrene City, Shopping Mall Nine
B2W2 Castelia City Battle Company Nacrene City, Shopping Mall Nine
Join Avenue (Market)
XY Routes 13 and 21 Santalune City Poké Mart
ORAS Routes 103 and 112 Slateport City Poké Mart, Lilycove Department Store (Level 3)
SM Route 13, Poni Gauntlet Route 2, Route 8, and Hau'oli City Poké Marts
Festival Plaza (Goody shops)
USUM Route 13, Poni Gauntlet, Team Rocket's Castle (Aether Paradise if not obtained during Episode RR) Route 2, Route 5, Route 8, and Hau'oli City Poké Marts
Festival Plaza (Goody shops)
PE Route 6, Team Rocket Hideout, Silph Co. All Poké Marts

Wonder Launcher

Bag Guard Spec. WL Sprite.png The Guard Spec. appears as a Wonder Launcher item. It costs 3 points to use.

Trivia

  • In Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow, there is a Trainer Tips sign in Celadon City that states Guard Specs. decrease damage taken by Special attacks. This is incorrect, as Guard Specs. protect a Pokémon from having its stats lowered.
    • Interestingly, the item's description in the leaked beta version of Gold and Silver states that it increases Special Defense, which would make the sign retroactively correct. The item's actual effect in the beta, however, is still the same as in the officially released versions of the games.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 能力防守 Nàhnglihk Fòhngsáu *
效果防護 Haauhgwó Fòhngwuh *
Mandarin 能力防守 Nénglì Fángshǒu
France Flag.png French Défense Spéciale
Germany Flag.png German Megablock
Italy Flag.png Italian Superguardia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 이펙트가드 Effect Guard
Spain Flag.png Spanish Protec. Especial


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