Guard Split (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category 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).

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Guard Split turns into Z-Guard Split and raises Speed one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user employs its psychic power to average its Defense and Sp. Def stats with those of the target.
Sun/Moon 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

ShuckleShuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Level 45
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 34
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 34
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 46
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 33
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 33
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 50
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 56
CarbinkCarbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Level 27
DiancieDiancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Level 21
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 29
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 29
NihilegoNihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
Human-Like
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
Human-Like
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
Human-Like
RhyhornRhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
ShieldonShieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Monster
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Monster
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
ShelmetShelmet
#616 / Bug
Bug
AccelgorAccelgor
#617 / Bug
Bug