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Type Shield
Attribute Electric Electric
Weight Unknown
Default Fighter Icon-Helix.png Helix

Guardian is an ARMS weapon with the Electric attribute.[1][2] The Guardian is slow but can block any ARMS no matter the weight. Uniquely, the ARM requires two punches before it returns to the user. The first punch sends out the Guardian, dealing moderate damage on contact. The second punch causes it to move forward slightly faster, turning its lights purple from the standard blue appearance.


"These shield ARMS are steadily advancing stalwarts that can support a wide range of both offensive and defensive fighting styles!"
Official Description


Uncharged Charged
80 100
Rush attack
60 40 30 20 5

Version history[edit]

Version history
1.0.0 Added to game.
2.0.0 Increased movement speed.
2.1.0 Made it so the electric shock when a charge attack connects lasts longer.

Corrected odd behavior that occurred when a rush attack connected with a wall or platform.
Charged damage increased from 80 to 100.

3.0.0 Increased shield bash range.
Fixed issue where movement became impossible when both hands were disabled.
Fixed issue where it was possible to pass through parts of the stage to attack.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
 Japanese ファランクス
 Dutch Falanx Phalanx
 French Égide Aegis
 German Phalanx Phalanx
 Italian Guardiano Guardian
 Russian Страж
 Spanish Escudo guardián Guardian shield


  1. Snorth93. "ARMS Min Min Gameplay", 2017-05-12, retrieved 2017-05-13.
  2. Nintendo of America. "ARMS – Nintendo Direct 4.12.2017", retrieved on 2017-05-13.