Protect activates automatically in battle.
- —Description, Final Fantasy VIII.
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 KOed 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. Some enemies like the Magitek Armor, Nautiloid and Cartagra have Auto-Protect, and Gau and Gogo can also inherit Auto-Protect when using their 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 20 Adamantines. Auto Protect must be equipped to a character before it can be used.
Auto-Protect is an auto-ability found on an armor or customized into one by using 70 Light Curtain items. It permanently keeps the Protect status on the party-member, and cannot be removed with Dispel.
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. Unlike previous games, the Protect status will fade in prolonged battles and can be dispelled.