Guard Split (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 5

Effects

Guard Split averages the user's Defense and Special Defense with those of the target. Stat boosts are not taken into account.

For example, if the user's Defense was 100, the opponent's was 200, and the opponent had used Screech on the user, then both Pokemon would end up with 150 Defense. Due to the stat drop, the Guard Split user's effective Defense would now be 75 (instead of the 50 it was originally).

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user employs its psychic power to average its Defense and Sp. Def stats with those of its target’s.
X/Y The user employs its psychic power to average its Defense and Sp. Def stats with those of the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Guard Split at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Level 45
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 34
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 34
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 1
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 75
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 33
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 33
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 50
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 56
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Level 27
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Level 27
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Level 35

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Guard Split as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Abra
#063 / Psychic
Human-Like
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Human-Like
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Human-Like
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Monster
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Monster
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Bug