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Protect
Protect VIII.png
まもる Protect
Generation: II
Battle Data
Type: Type Normal.gif
Category Status
Power:
Accuracy: —%
PP: 10*
Affects: User
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: +3
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: No
Protect/Detect: No
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: No
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Cute
Appeal: 1
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Cute
Appeal: 0
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Cute
Appeal:
Jam:

Protect (まもる Protect) is a Normal-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Although it makes the Pokémon virtually invincible to most attacks, it does not protect it from Shadow Force, Phantom Force, and Feint, which are anti-protection moves. It also does not protect it from indirect weather damage, such as Hail and Sandstorm. In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, there was a glitch that Thunder while Rain Dance is in effect and Blizzard while Hail is in effect both had 30% chance of penetrating Protect and Detect. It is also possible for a Pokémon with No Guard to hit through Protect in those games.

After being protected from Protect, the user can use it again. However, the chances of it protecting your Pokémon are decreased by 2/3 every time you use any of the following moves: Protect, Detect, King's Shield, Spiky Shield, Endure, Wide Guard and Quick Guard. It will return to normal upon use of a different move or switching out.

In the Mystery Dungeon series, Protect grants the user the protect status blocking most attacks for as long as the status stays active, which usually lasts 3-6 turns. When Feint is used, the protect status is broken early. Pokemon under the protect status skill take damage from items and explosions.

Description

Games Description
STA2 Completely foils an opponent's attack. If used consecutively, its success rate decreases.
GSC Foils attack that turn. It may fail.
RSECOLXD Evades attack, but may fail if used in succession.
FRLG Enables the user to evade all attacks. It may fail if used in succession.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
It enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
Enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
SWSH This move enables the user to protect itself from all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.

Trivia

  • The depiction of Protect has changed throughout the anime. In Generation I, the user simply glows white. In Generation II through Generation IV, the user gains a green barrier around them. In Generation V and Generation VI, the user gains a blue barrier around them. In Generation VII, the user gains a red barrier around them.

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