Defend Order (move)

Defend Order
ぼうぎょしれい Defend Order
Defend Order IX.png
Defend Order IX 2.png
Type  Bug
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled one time this turn.

Defend Order (Japanese: ぼうぎょしれい Defend Order) is a non-damaging Bug-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is one of the signature moves of Vespiquen.


Defend Order increases the user's Defense and Special Defense stats by one stage each.

If powered up by a Buginium Z into Z-Defend Order, the user's Defense stat rises by another stage.


Games Description
DPPBR The user calls out its underlings to make a living shield, raising its Defense and Sp. Def stats.
The user calls out its underlings to shield its body, raising its Defense and Sp. Def stats.
SV The user calls out its underlings to shield its body, boosting its Defense and Sp. Def stats.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
416   Vespiquen
Bug Bug 13 13BW
17 17 40SwShBDSP 40
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Defend Order is a move with 13 PP. The user raises its Defense and Special Defense by one stage each. This move is affected by Snatch and Taunt.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Status 1 —% Self Raises the user's Defense and Sp. Def by one stat rank. Aaron & Vespiquen


Games Description
MDTDS Boosts the user's Defense and Special Defense by 1 level.
BSL じぶんの ぼうぎょ とくぼうを 1だんかいあげる
SMD It boosts your Defense and Sp. Def. The stats return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 防禦指令 Fòhngyuh Jílihng
Mandarin 防禦指令 / 防御指令 Fángyù Zhǐlìng
  French Appel DéfenseVI+
Appel DéfensIVV
  German Blockbefehl
  Greek Προσταγή Άμυνας
  Italian Comandoscudo
  Korean 방어지령 Bang-eojiryeong
  Spanish A Defender
  Vietnamese Lệnh Phòng Thủ

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