TM20 Safeguard can be purchased on the third floor of the Veilstone Department Store. It costs 2000 PokéDollars per copy, and this is the only location in Pokémon Platinum where you can find this TM.
Safeguard is a non-damaging Normal-type status move that prevents the user (and its allies) from being afflicted with confusion and non-volatile status conditions. This includes poison, paralysis, burn, and sleep.
The effect lasts for five turns.
TM20 Safeguard Location
TM20 Safeguard is available for purchase from a clerk on the third floor of Veilstone Department Store, which is just a short walk to the northwest of Veilstone City’s Pokémon Center.
Once inside the Department Store, take the elevator or escalators to the third floor which is dedicated to selling TMs.
Speak to the clerk behind the northwest counter to purchase TM20 Safeguard for 2000 PokéDollars.
Veilstone Department Store is the only location where TM20 Safeguard is found, but unlimited copies can be purchased here.
Safeguard Details and Uses
Safeguard is a non-damaging Normal-type status move. It erects a barrier around the user that prevents its team from being affected by certain status ailments.
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Safeguard is mostly useful for defending against Pokémon who use status ailments as a primary strategy, such as those who try to poison you and stall behind moves like Substitute and Protect.
However, in a battle it’s arguably more effective to heal afflicted Pokémon than trying to prevent them from becoming afflicted in the first place.
In most cases, a status recovery move like Aromatherapy or Rest would be a better use of a move slot.
Miscellaneous Information about Safeguard:
- Safeguard is removed if Defog is used on a Safeguarded Pokémon.
- Safeguard protects a Pokémon from being confused by a Figy, Wiki, Mago, or Aguav Berry.
- TM20 Safeguard can be resold for 1000 PokéDollars.
- If used in a Pokémon Contest, Safeguard earns the user 2 Appeal Points and prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.