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Can we use moves like leech seed or thunderwave on Pokemon with the ability magic guard.


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Yes you can, but Leech Seed will not take any health from Sigilyph, as it is indirect damage and thus will be nullified thanks to its ability.

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To add to this: it can still be affected by status conditions, but burn and poison don't reduce hp between turns (effectively rendering poison useless; but burn's atk cut is still in effect). Sleep, paralysis, and freezing aren't affected by magic guard.

Further reading: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Magic_Guard_(Ability)