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ORAS Protect
(まもる Protect)
Generation: II
Battle Data
Type: Type Normal
Category Type Status
Accuracy: —%
PP: 10*
Affects: User
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: +3
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: No
Protect/Detect: No
Snatch: No
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Type Cute
Appeal: 1
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Type Cute
Appeal: 0
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Type Cute
Appeal: 1
Jam: 1

Protect (Japanese: まもる Protect) is a Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. Although it makes the Pokémon virtually invincible to most attacks, it does not protect it from Shadow Force,[1]Phantom Force, and Feint, an anti-protection move. It also does not protect it from indirect weather damage, such as Hail and Sandstorm. In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, there was a glitch that Thunder while Rain Dance is in effect and Blizzard while Hail is in effect both had 30% chance of penetrating Protect and Detect. This glitch was already fixed.

After being protected from Protect, the user can use it again. However, the chances of it protecting your Pokémon are decreased by 2/3 every time you use any of the following moves: Protect, Detect, King's Shield, Spiky Shield, Endure, Wide Guard and Quick Guard. It will return to normal upon use of a different move or switching out.


D/P: It enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is use in succession. All Pokémon can learn this move, only with a few exceptions.


Category: Status

Power: --

Accuracy: --

PP: 10

Due to an glitch in DP, using Thunder/Blizzard when it is Raining/Hailing it will have a 30% chance of breaking Protect. It will also be broken by Feint, Shadow Force, [2]Hyperspace Fury and [3]Hyperspace Hole.


Category: Cute

Appeal: 1

Jam: 0

Can avoid being started by others.


Generation II

By Leveling up

Squirtle at Lv. 28

Wartortle at Lv. 31

Blastoise at Lv. 31

Shellder at Lv. 25

Cloyster at Lv. --

Krabby at Lv. 34

Kingler at Lv. 38

Omanyte at Lv. 37

Omastar at Lv. 37

Pineco at Lv. --

Forretress at Lv. --


It is the first move that protects the user ever created, and the second one is Detect. After some time, Nintendo created new Protection moves in Generation V, the first named Wide Guard, which protects against attacks that hit the Pokémon surrounding the user (Ex. Flame burst), and Quick Guard, which protects against attacks that strike first (Ex. Quick Attack, Extreme Speed).


Generation V

Pokémon: Advanced Generation

Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl

Pokémon: Best Wishes!

Pokémon: XY

Gold & Silver and Crystal arc

Ruby & Sapphire, FireRed & LeafGreen and Emerald arc

Spin-off anime

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