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Spiky Shield

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Spiky Shield
(ニードルガード Needle Guard)
Spiky Shield XY.png
General Information
Type: Type Grass.gif
Generation: VI
Battle Data
Category Status
Power: -
Accuracy: -
PP: 10*
Effects: User
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: +4
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: No
Protect/Detect: No
Snatch: Yes
King's Rock: No


Spiky Shield (Japanese: ニードルガード Needle Guard) is a Grass-type status move introduced in Generation VI. Before Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it was Chesnaught's signature move.

Game info[edit | edit source]

Effect[edit | edit source]

In battle[edit | edit source]

Spiky Shield protects the user from all moves and damage, excluding weather condition moves, moves that cause a status condition from a previous turn, Acupressure, Curse, [{Doom Desire]], Feint, Future Sight, Imprison, Perish Song, Phantom Force, Psych Up, Role Play, Shadow Force, and Transform. If a move blocked by Spiky Shield would have made contact with the user, the attacking Pokémon losses 1/8 of its maximum HP in damage. If the attacking Pokémon takes damage as a result and has the item Rocky Helmet or the ability Rough Skin or Iron Barbs, the effects will not occur. This is an increased priority move.

By using Spiky Shield, the chance of this move, Protect, Detect, Endure, or King's Shield being used on the same Pokémon successfully decreases to 30%.

Also, if a Pokémon uses Feint, Phantom Force, or Shadow Force on the user the Spiky Shield is removed from the user for the rest of the turn.

Outside of battle[edit | edit source]

Spiky Shield has no effect outside of battle.

Description[edit | edit source]

Version(s) Description
X/Y In addition to protecting the user from attacks, this move also damages any attacker who makes direct contact.


Learnset[edit | edit source]

Generation VI[edit | edit source]

By leveling up[edit | edit source]
Leveling
Sprite Pokémon Type Level
332.png Cacturne Grass/Dark 32
556.png Maractus Grass 1
652.png Chesnaught Grass/Fighting 36, 75
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII[edit | edit source]

By leveling up[edit | edit source]
Leveling
Sprite Pokémon Type Level
332.png Cacturne Grass/Dark Evolve
556.png Maractus Grass 1
652.png Chesnaught Grass/Fighting Evolve, 75
777.png Togedemaru Electric/Steel 49
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[edit | edit source]

Spiky Shield has not yet appeared in the anime.

In the manga[edit | edit source]

Spiky Shield has not yet appeared in the manga.