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Rikku with Protect status in Final Fantasy X-2.

Protect activates automatically in battle.

Final Fantasy VIII description

Auto-Protect (オートプロテス, Ōto Purotesu?) is a recurring ability that maintains a constant Protect status on the user. Usually, the ability cannot be dispelled and remains intact even if the user is KO'd and brought back to life in the same battle. Certain Accessories often imbue Auto-Protect on the wearer.


Final Fantasy VI[]

The relics Guard Bracelet and Protect Ring imbue the wearer with Auto-Protect. The status persist even after being KO'd. Enemies that have the Protect status innately cannot be removed by Dispel, and as such, it is permanent. Gau and Gogo under the Rage status can gain this ability permanently when using specific Rages.

Final Fantasy VIII[]

Auto Protect is learned from the Guardian Force Bahamut for 250 AP and can be taught to any GF by the item Steel Curtain, which can be refined with Eden's GF-Abl Med-RF ability from Adamantine x20. Auto Protect must be equipped to a character before it can be used.

Final Fantasy X[]

Auto-Protect is an auto-ability found on an armor or customized into one by using Light Curtain x70. It permanently keeps the Protect status on the party-member, and cannot be removed with Dispel.

Final Fantasy X-2[]

Auto-Protect is a Mascot ability that requires 80 AP to master and requires Auto-Shell to be mastered to appear. It can also be accessed via equipping a Shining Bracer or by passing through the red gate on the Helios Guard Garment Grid.

Final Fantasy XII[]

The Shield Armor provides a constant Protect status to the user, cutting most physical damage by 25%.

Final Fantasy XIII[]

Auto-Protect is bestowed through equipping the Shield Talisman. The Protect status will fade in prolonged battles and can be dispelled.

Final Fantasy Tactics[]

The Save the Queen and Durandal knight swords impart the ability Auto Protect to their users. This effect is also given by the Tynar Rouge and Sortilége accessories.

Final Fantasy Type-0[]

The accessory SP Robe grants Auto-Protect alongside increasing all magic by 20 and max HP and MP by 20%. SP Robe is available while the player has the SP rank of Commander after amassing 20,000 SPP.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

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World of Final Fantasy[]

Auto-Protect is a passive ability that continually bestows Protect. It can be used by Adamantoise.