Talk:Shield Dust (Ability)

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Dynamic Punch & Zap Cannon

These move's additional effect (with 100% probability) aren't really boosted by Serene Grace. Are they avoided by Shield Dust?- unsigned comment from Bbbbbbbbba (talkcontribs)


As mentioned in Status ailments, the "Freeze" condition is always inflicted as the added effect of an attack -- therefore, Pokémon with Shield Dust cannot be frozen because their ability blocks added effects. But what if the opponent has Mold Breaker or a similar ability? (It also appears that Mummy can negate Shield Dust...) --Stratelier 23:09, 26 November 2010 (UTC)


Does this mean that any moves used by someone with Shield Dust will not have a side-effect? I'm pretty sure this can't be true, as I often get poisoned by Weedle's Poison Sting. Tk3141 15:20, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

Moves used on a Pokemon with Shield Dust will not have a secondary effect. So, if you used like Fake Out on the Weedle, it wouldn't flinch.--It's Funktastic~! 15:28, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

About Shield Dust and side-effects like Life Orb.

I tested this out on a Caterpie with Shield Dust, a Life Orb. I used Tackle, and Caterpie still lost a piece of its' HP after attacking. So no, Shield Dust does not work like Sheer Force in that regard.IM-T-MAN2 (talk) 06:38, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Although it seems you tested it wrong (Shield Dust activates when Pokémon is attacked, not when it attacks), it seems Shield Dust does not work like that, anyway. I've tested White Herb, Mental Herb, Life Orb, Destiny Knot, Shell Bell, Rocky Helmet, Red Card, Ring Target, Eject Button, Absorb Bulb and Cell Battery - all worked as they should in Generation III, IV and V (if they existed back then). Not sure about Generation VI, but probably the same. Eridanus (talk) 12:17, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Shield Dust vs. Thief

As it's hard to find a Cutiefly with both Shield Dust (50%) AND holding a Honey (5%), I have been unable to test this for myself. Does Shield Dust prevents the secondary effect of the move, Thief? Megadash (talk) 22:01, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

From Additional effect, fourth paragraph:
The item-removing effect of Knock Off, item-stealing effect of Thief and Covet, status condition-curing effect of Smelling Salts and Wake-Up Slap, barrier-removing effect of Brick Break and Psychic Fangs, and the type-changing effect of Burn Up are not considered additional effects. Nescientist (talk) 23:17, 14 February 2017 (UTC)