Crafty Shield (move)

Move data

Type Fairy
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Priority +3
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 6

Effects

Crafty Shield protects the user's team from any Status category move targeted at them, for the duration of the turn. It has priority +3 so will activate before most other moves.

It does not protect against the moves Perish Song, Spikes, Stealth Rock, Toxic Spikes, or Sticky Web; and it does not prevent moves that target the attacker itself (such as Rest).

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fairium Z and uses its Z-Power, Crafty Shield turns into Z-Crafty Shield and raises Special Defense one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all Pokémon on the user’s team.

Other languages

English Crafty Shield
Japanese トリックガード (Trick Guard)
German Trickschutz
French Vigilance
Italian Truccodifesa
Spanish Truco Defensa

Game descriptions

X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user protects itself and its allies from status moves with a mysterious power. This does not stop moves that do damage.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user protects itself and its allies from status moves with a mysterious power. This does not stop moves that do damage.
Sword​/​Shield The user protects itself and its allies from status moves with a mysterious power. This does not stop moves that do damage.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Crafty Shield at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 20
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Level 20
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 20
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Level 16
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Level 54
Runerigus
#867 / Ground · Ghost
Level 20