A protective stance against attacks.
Guard  (, also known as ガード  Gādo ) ? Barrier, is a technique that appears in the  . When performing this move, the user blocks incoming attacks.
Sonic the Hedgehog series
When performing Guard, the user assumes a defensive stance and braces against incoming attacks. The form of the defensive stance depends on the user; some might use their arms for protection while others uses weaponry. Usually, Guard can only be performed while standing on the ground and cannot be done in mid-air.
In gameplay in general, if Guard is performed just before the playable character receives an attack, it can effectively negate the damage the player would otherwise receive. In a few cases though, there might be attacks Guard cannot block or situations where it will only minimize the damage.
Sonic the Fighters
Guard as depicted in instructions, from
. Sonic the Fighters
First appearing in
under the name Sonic the Fighters Barrier,  the combatants are able create shields to defend themselves in combat. These shields only defend their users from the front and can be destroyed with powerful attacks such as "Barrier Destroying Attacks." The fighters also have  Shield Gauges which are limited to five barriers by default, but can be adjusted in the game's options.
Xbox 360/ PlayStation 3 version of Sonic Unleashed, the move is referred to as Guard  ( and is usable to both ガード  Gādo ) ? Sonic the Werehog and the Gaia Colossus. When performing Guard in this game, the user puts his forearms up in front of himself to brace against incoming attacks. When Sonic the Werehog performs his version of Guard, he forms a blue shield around himself. However, while Guard can effectively negate the damage from physical strikes, energy blasts and shock waves, it cannot block certain elemental attacks, such as the Fire Masters' fireballs or the Egg Fighter: Shields' electrical surges.
To perform Guard for Sonic the Werehog, the player has to hold down
/ . The duration of Guard is determined by the Shield Gauge; whenever Guard blocks an attack, the Shield Gauge is depleted, and if it runs out, Guard will no longer be effective. By holding down / and moving the left Control Stick at the same time, the player can use Guard while on the move. Also, by pressing / whilst doing this will make Sonic perform an evasive manoeuver. Using Guard is also necessary to perform some of Sonic the Werehog's Special Attack Skills.
During the first phase of the boss battle with
Dark Gaia, where the player is controlling the Gaia Colossus, the Gaia Colossus can perform Guard as well. However, while this version of Guard does not depend on a Shield Gauge, it only serves to minimize the damage from Dark Gaia's attacks. To perform the Gaia Colossus' Guard, the player has to hold down / . Additionally, the Gaia Colossus can also perform Guard while moving by holding down / and moving the left Control Stick at the same time. In addition, Nightmare enemies are also capable of performing Guard.
Wii/ PlayStation 2 version of Sonic Unleashed, only Sonic the Werehog can perform Guard. When performing Guard in this game, Sonic puts his forearms up in front of him while they glow light blue. When blocking an attack with Guard, a hexagon-shaped force field appear in front of Sonic. Unlike in the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version of Sonic Unleashed where Guard depends on the Shield Gauge, Guard can here withstand an endless amount of attacks. To perform Guard in gameplay, the player has to execute the following actions:
While performing Guard, the player can make Sonic dodge while guarding to take an evasive action.
Sonic and the Black Knight
, the move is once again referred to as Sonic and the Black Knight Guard and can be performed by all playable characters in the game, both in Adventure Mode and Battle Mode. When the user performs Guard in this game, they use their weapon to block the attack.
To perform Guard in gameplay, the player has to press and hold down the Z Button. The duration of Guard does not last forever though; if Guard is used continuously or repeatedly, it will eventually disengage. However, its duration in Adventure Mode can be increased with the
Skills Aegis Guard, Aegis Guard+1 or Aegis Guard+2.
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attacks Comet Punch | Missile Punch | Spinning Needle Attack | Tricky Tornado Uppercut | Triple Wild Claw | Were-Claw Charge | Were-Cyclone | Were-Rush | Were-Tornado | Wild Werewhip
Gimmicks and obstacles
Balloon | Blue spring | Bobsled | Bomb | Buoy | Check Point | Conveyor Belt | Crane Lift | Crank | Dash Panel | Dash Rail | Dash Ring | Door | Fountain | Grind Rail | Hanging vine | Hint Ring | Horizontal Bar | Hourglass | Icicle | Iron ball | Jump Selector | Laser field | Lever | Movable box | Moving Crate | Rainbow Ring | Ramp | Snowblower | Spike Trap | Spikes | Springboard/Spring | Springpole | Switch | Thorn Spring | Trap Spring | Trick Jump Panel | Wide spring | Zip Line
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English voice actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic, Werehog, Prof. Pickle's Assistant) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Lisa Ortiz ( | Amy) Anthony Salerno ( | Chip) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman, Zonshen) Christopher Collet ( | SA-55) Dan Green (
Ice Cream Vendor, Prof. Pickle)
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Tomokazu Seki ( | Werehog) Chikao Otsuka ( | Eggman) Chō ( | Prof. Pickle) Ryō Hirohashi ( | Tails) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Ryōko Shiraishi (
" Endless Possibility" | " Dear My Friend"
Planetary Pieces: Sonic World Adventure Original Soundtrack
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English voice actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic, Lancelot, Shadow, Lamorak) Casey Robertson ( | Caliburn) Melissa Hutchison ( | Merlina) Gavin Hammon ( | Arthur) Amy Palant ( | Blacksmith) Lisa Ortiz ( | Nimue, Amy) Dan Green ( | Gawain, Knuckles) Bella Hudson ( | Percival, Blaze) Pete Capella (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Hiroaki Hirata ( | Caliburn) Mamiko Noto ( | Merlina) Hidekatsu Shibata ( | Arthur) Ryō Hirohashi ( | Blacksmith) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy, Nimue) Kouji Yusa ( | Lancelot, Shadow) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Gawain, Knuckles) Nao Takamori ( | Percival, Blaze) Daisuke Ono ( | Galahad) Daisuke Kishio (
" Knight of the Wind" | " With Me" | " Fight the Knight" | " Through the Fire" | " Live Life" | " Seven Rings In Hand"
| Tales of Knighthood: Sonic and the Black Knight Original Soundtrax
Face to Faith: Sonic and the Black Knight Vocal Trax
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