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.
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.
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.
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.
The Shield Armor provides a constant Protect status to the user.
Auto-Protect is bestowed through equipping the Shield Talisman. The Protect status will fade in prolonged battles and can be dispelled.
Auto-Protect is a passive ability that continually bestows Protect. It can be used by Adamantoise.