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(プロテス Purotesu?)
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Defense +1 for 10s. Stacking Cards does not increase value. Can be applied more than once.
Color Type Element Power
Light Red Support Non-element 0

Protect is an ability introduced in Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories. It allows the user to grant the Protect status to allies or themselves.


In Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, Protect is an enemy card effect that decreases the damage taken from an opponent's physical attacks. It costs 30 CP to add to the deck and lasts for one reload.

In Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Protect and its advanced forms, Protectra (プロテラ Purotera?, lit. "Protera"), and Protectga (プロテガ Purotega?, lit. "Protega"), are support abilities that reduce damage received by the user, with Protect reducing it by 10%, Protectra reducing it by 20%, and Protectga reducing it by 40%.

In Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, Protect is an Overclock ability that decreases damage taken by Data-Sora from direct attacks by 25%.

Protect KHBBS.png In Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Protect is an ability that halves the damage the user takes from Physical attacks.

In Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Protect is a magic command that gives one ally the Protect status for 20 seconds.

Dream Eater Battle
Yoggy Ram
Sir Kyroo
Tatsu Steed
Iceguin Ace
Cyber Yog
Lord Kyroo
Majik Lapin
Aura Lion

In Kingdom Hearts Dark Road, Protect is a support ability that increases Xehanort's defense by +1 for 10 seconds.

Learning Protect[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories[edit]

  • The Defender enemy card has Protect as its ability.
  • The Black Fungus enemy card can randomly activate Protect.
  • The Darkside enemy card can mimic an enemy's Protect.

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded[edit]

  • The Kingdom Key 2.5 and its upgrades have Protect as a level 2 Clock Ability.
  • The Olympia and its upgrades have Protect as a level 2 Clock Ability.
  • The Oathkeeper and its upgrades have Protect as a level MAX Clock Ability.
  • The Metal Chocobo: Au and its upgrades have Protect as a level 2 Clock Ability.
  • The Ultima Weapon and its upgrades have Protect as a level 3 Clock Ability.

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep[edit]

  • Goofy's D-Link learns Protect after collecting 1 emblem.

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Dark Road[edit]

  • The Goofy card has Protect as its ability.
  • Bragi can use Protect.


Protect is a recurring status in the Final Fantasy series. It generally increases the affected character's defense against physical attacks, and it is usually applied with the eponymous spell.

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