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Crafty Shield

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Crafty Shield
(トリックガード Trick Guard)
General Information
Type: Type Fairy.gif
Generation: VI
Battle Data
Category Status
Power: -
Accuracy: -
PP: 10*
Effects: User and allies
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: No
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: No
Protect/Detect: No
Snatch: No
King's Rock: No

Crafty Shield (Japanese: トリックガード Trick Guard) is a Fairy-type move introduced in the Generation VI games, Pokémon X and Y. It is one of the signature moves of Klefki, the other being Fairy Lock.

Game info


In battle

Crafty Shield protects all allied Pokémon, including the user, from status-type moves. Unlike most shield-based moves, it can be used multiple times in a row without fail. It is ineffective against Perish Song.

If the moves, Feint, Shadow Force, or Phantom Force are used, the effects of Crafty Shield are removed from the entire team.

Outside of battle

Confide has no affect outside of battle.


Version(s) Description
X/Y The user protects itself and its allies from status moves with a mysterious power. This does not stop moves that do damage.


By leveling

Sprite Pokémon Type Level
707.png Klefki Fairy 23
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

Crafty Shield has not yet appeared in the anime.

In the manga

Crafty Shield has not yet appeared in the manga.