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I am confused on this Magic Guard question?

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When confusion is to hit you, Magic guard negates damage. BUT will magic guard stop confusion from even working? I never have seen a Pokemon "hit itself" in confusion when it's ability is Magic guard. So I was wondering if Magic guard was just an OP "Own Tempo" :D

asked Jan 15 by DemonFlygawne

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No, Magic Guard does not prevent the effects of confusion.

Damage from confusion still occurs.

Only Own Tempo exclusively prevents confusion as an ability. Any Pokemon that's confused only has a chance of hitting itself, so you were just lucky not to have a Pokemon with Magic Guard hit itself when confused.

Bulbapedia lists what Magic Guard prevents.

answered Jan 15 by fondant
selected Jan 15 by DemonFlygawne
Thanks Fondant
also, something about your Gravatar brings a smile to my face :D