- Base energy
Protects the user against all moves this action.
The user sets up a transparent energy shield in front of it that deflects the next attacks of its opponents. The shield disappears after that action. Successive use of Protect may fail, and it costs a considerable amount of energy to produce a good Protect, especially against a very powerful attack. Protect costs a base 2% energy (deducted if the attack is used, even if it doesn't end up blocking anything), plus an additional 1/3 the damage that would have been sustained if the attack had successfully hit, rounded up to the nearest percent. For example, if a Pokémon uses Protect to block a Thunder attack that would have dealt it 12% damage, Protect costs 6% energy.