Quick Guard (move)

Move data

Type Fighting
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 15  (max. 24)
Priority +3
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 5

Effects

Quick Guard protects the user's team from all increased priority moves (such as Extreme Speed or Bullet Punch), for the duration of the turn. It has priority +3 so will activate before most other moves.

The accuracy of Quick Guard does not decrease if used consecutively after itself or Wide Guard. However, it does decrease the accuracy of Protect, Detect, Endure, Spiky Shield, King's Shield and Baneful Bunker by 13 each time it or Wide Guard is used.

Changes

In Generation 5, the accuracy of Quick Guard decreases by 12 each time it is used consecutively after itself or any protecting move listed above.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fightinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Quick Guard turns into Z-Quick Guard and raises 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 Quick Guard
Japanese ファストガード (Fast Guard)
German Rapidschutz
French Prévention
Italian Anticipo
Spanish Anticipo

Game descriptions

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user protects itself and its allies from priority moves. If used in succession, its chance of failing rises.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user protects itself and its allies from priority moves.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user protects itself and its allies from priority moves.
Sword​/​Shield The user protects itself and its allies from priority moves.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Quick Guard 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.

Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 21
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 21
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 32
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 32
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 56
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Level 15
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Level 20
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 1
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 14
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 14
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 14
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 14
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 49
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Zeraora
#807 / Electric
Level 16
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Farfetch'd
Galarian Farfetch'd
#083 / Fighting
Field, Flying
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Bug
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Field
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Field