Guard (ガード, Gādo) is a Performance Tip released by Takara Tomy and Hasbro as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System and SwitchStrike System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-89 Booster Blast Jinnius 5Glaive Guard on August 11th, 2017. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the SwitchStrike Starter Pack Jinnius J3 5Glaive Guard.
Guard features a ball shaped tip surrounded by a downward facing dish that freely moves vertically, akin to Zero-G Beyblade's E230 Track. In theory the dish is meant to make contact with the stadium floor when the Beyblade is struck, forcing it back upright, acting as brakes to prevent a KO while the vertical movement of the dish is meant to prevent Stamina loss. In practice however, the vertical movement prevents the dish from stabilizing a Combination on the shallow curvature of the stadium and because the dish does not spin freely, it causes the Beyblade to accelerate instead of stopping which worsens destabilization further.
Unlike other ball based Performance Tips, Guard's tip does not features any tabs as their purpose had been integrated into the dish. However, the relatively smooth rim of the dish and its vertical movement nullifies most of its KO resistance with greater Stamina loss and the small diameter of the tip does little to stop the Beyblade. While the smooth ball would imply greater Stamina than Defense, the aforementioned dish nullifies any Stamina benefit.
Guard is outclassed by many other Performance Tips such as Defense in terms of both KO resistance and Stamina. While the Dish can create Life After Death potential, it is outclassed by Destroy and Atomic.
As such, Guard is recommended for collection purposes only.
- B-89 Blast Jinnius 5Glaive Guard (translucent light blue)
- B-101 Random Booster Vol. 9 Beat Kukulcan.7U.Hn - 06: Kreis Satan 5 Guard
- B-111 Random Booster Vol. 10 Crash Ragnaruk.11R.Wd - 02: Winning Valkyrie 8 Guard
- B-146 Random Booster Vol. 16 Flare Dragon.Ar.Pl Sen - 06: Hazard Kerbeus 00Hit Guard
- E1037 Jinnius J3 5Glaive Guard
- E2460 Shadow Snake Pit Battle Set - Legend Spryzen S3 4Cross Guard
- E5960 Caynox C3 13 Guard