Safeguard (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 25  (max. 40)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 2

Machine/Record

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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 28
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 44
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Level 1
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 36
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Level 1
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Level 10
Moltres
Galarian Moltres
#146 / Dark · Flying
Level 10
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Level 40
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Level 46
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Level 46
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 24
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 36
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 36
Wobbuffet
#202 / Psychic
Level 1
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Level 20
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Level 18
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Level 18
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Level 24
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Level 24
Milotic
#350 / Water
Level 36
Wynaut
#360 / Psychic
Level 1
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 24
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 24
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 36
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Level 1
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Level 48
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 24
Pyukumuku
#771 / Water
Level 15
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Level 20
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Level 1

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
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Moltres
Galarian Moltres
#146 / Dark · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
#199 / Poison · Psychic
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Milotic
#350 / Water
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Regice
#378 / Ice
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
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
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Audino
#531 / Normal
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · 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 Form
#647 / Water · Fighting
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
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · 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
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Nihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Stakataka
#805 / Rock · Steel
Sobble
#816 / Water
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Frosmoth
#873 / Ice · Bug
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost