Safeguard (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 25  (max. 40)
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM20
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM20
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM20
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM20
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM20
Sword​/​Shield TM19

Effects

The user's party is protected from status conditions.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Safeguard turns into Z-Safeguard and raises Speed 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 Safeguard
Japanese しんぴのまもり (Shinpi no Mamori)
German Bodyguard
French Rune Protect
Italian Salvaguardia
Spanish Velo Sagrado

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Prevents all status problems.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
A mystical force prevents all status problems.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen It protects the user’s party from all status problems for five turns.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user creates a protective field that prevents status problems for five turns.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user creates a protective field that prevents status problems for five turns.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user creates a protective field that prevents status conditions for five turns.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user creates a protective field that prevents status conditions for five turns.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Safeguard at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 25
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 34
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Level 34
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Level 1
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Level 1
Seel
#086 / Water
Level 51
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Level 61
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 50
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Level 43
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Level 43
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Level 45
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Level 53
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Level 53
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 1
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Level 39
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Level 46
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Level 54
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Level 12
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Level 12
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 37
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 37
Wobbuffet
#202 / Psychic
Level 1
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Level 16
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Level 65
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Level 65
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Level 10
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Level 9
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Level 9
Milotic
#350 / Water
Level 37
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Level 37
Wynaut
#360 / Psychic
Level 15
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Level 49
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 1
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 1
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 25
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 25
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 50
Finneon
#456 / Water
Level 29
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Level 29
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Level 11
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Level 45
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Level 41
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Level 67
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Level 67
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Level 70
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 5
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Level 70
Pyukumuku
#771 / Water
Level 13
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Level 33
Nihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Level 31

Learnt by TM

Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Milotic
#350 / Water
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Regice
#378 / Ice
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Finneon
#456 / Water
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Phione
#489 / Water
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Servine
#496 / Grass
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Audino
#531 / Normal
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Floette
#670 / Fairy
Florges
#671 / Fairy
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Morelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Steenee
#762 / Grass
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Nihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Stakataka
#805 / Rock · Steel

Learnt by breeding

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

Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Flying