Wide Guard (move)

Move data

Type Rock
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Priority +3
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 5

Effects

Wide Guard protects the user's team from all multi-target moves (such as Surf or Rock Slide), for the duration of the turn. It has priority +3 so will activate before most other moves.

The accuracy of Wide Guard does not decrease if used consecutively after itself or Quick 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 Quick Guard is used.

Changes

In Generation 5, the accuracy of Wide 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 Rockium Z and uses its Z-Power, Wide Guard turns into Z-Wide 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 Wide Guard
Japanese ワイドガード (Wide Guard)
German Rundumschutz
French Garde Large
Italian Bodyguard
Spanish Vastaguardia

Game descriptions

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user and its allies are protected from wide-ranging attacks for one turn. If used in succession, its chance of failing rises.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user and its allies are protected from wide-ranging attacks for one turn.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user and its allies are protected from wide-ranging attacks for one turn.
Sword​/​Shield The user and its allies are protected from wide-ranging attacks for one turn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Wide 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.

Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 1
Kingler
#099 / Water
Level 1
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Level 21
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 16
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 21
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 16
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 56
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Level 15
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 20
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 1
Mareanie
#747 / Poison · Water
Level 5
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Level 1
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 1
Solgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
Level 77
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 77
Frosmoth
#873 / Ice · Bug
Level 48
Stonjourner
#874 / Rock
Level 48
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral