Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  --
Accuracy  --%
Priority  +4
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat or Magic Bounce
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Affects the user
  • TM17

Protect is a defensive Normal-type move. It is TM17, and can be obtained from a sidequest in Rustbolt City.


Protect protects the user from all effects of moves that target it during the turn it is used, including damage.

This does not include damage inflicted by weather it is susceptible to, or damage from a status condition that it obtained on a previous turn (as these are not moves that targeted the user this turn).

Successfully using Protect, Detect, Endure, Wide Guard, Quick Guard or Spiky Shield consecutively divides the chance of success of Protect, Detect, Endure and Spiky Shield by 3 for each consecutive use, with a minimum (1/3)^6 (1/729 or ~0.1%) chance.


It enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.

Pokémon that learn Protect

By level up

# Pokémon Type Level
085 GolkidMini Golkid Rock Rock 15
086 GolemoMini Golemo Rock Rock 15
087 GolossusMini Golossus Rock Fighting 15
109 SanduggMini Sandugg Ground Bug 17
110 CassandMini Cassand Ground Bug 17
113 WraphroMini Wraphro Ghost Ghost 9,37
114 PharobeMini Pharobe Ghost Ghost 9,39
127 WeakidMini Weakid Fighting Fighting 10
168 ShrimpetMini Shrimpet Water Bug 18
169 ShrimpoonMini Shrimpoon Water Fire 18
172 KinipMini Kinip Poison Water 26
199 AqlarvaMini Aqlarva Bug Water Start
220 CorrineMini Corrine Water Rock 6
221 CoralushMini Coralush Water Rock 6
222 CoraltleMini Coraltle Water Rock 6
277 CryodroMini Cryodro Ice Dragon 29
278 CryodraMini Cryodra Ice Dragon 29
285 MossnailMini Mossnail Bug Rock 34
298 CryscoonMini Cryscoon Bug Ice 42
317 IggleMini Iggle Ice Rock 37
318 IglowMini Iglow Ice Rock 37
319 GiglooMini Gigloo Ice Rock 37
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Any Pokémon can learn Protect, except Formling.


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