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Defiant まけんき
Competitive Spirit
Flavor text
Generation V
When its stats are lowered its Attack increases.
Generation VI
Boosts the Pokémon's Attack stat when its stats are lowered.
Generation VII
Boosts the Pokémon's Attack stat sharply when its stats are lowered.
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

Defiant (Japanese: まけんき Competitive Spirit) is an Ability introduced in Generation V.

Contents

Effect

In battle

When a stat of a Pokémon with this Ability is lowered by an opponent, its Attack is increased by two stages. Defiant will not activate if the Pokémon with this Ability lowers its own stats (such as with Close Combat) or if its stats are lowered by an ally.

If multiple stats are lowered (such as by Memento or Venom Drench), Defiant activates for each stat lowered.

Defiant activates before a held White Herb. If the Pokémon no longer has any negative stat stages after Defiant is applied, the White Herb will not have the chance to activate.

Outside of battle

Defiant has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Defiant

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting Vital Spirit Anger Point Defiant
Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting Vital Spirit Anger Point Defiant
Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying Keen Eye Inner Focus Defiant
Piplup Piplup Water Water Torrent None Defiant
Prinplup Prinplup Water Water Torrent None Defiant
Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel Torrent None Defiant
Purugly Purugly Normal Normal Thick Fat Own Tempo Defiant
Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel Defiant Inner Focus Pressure
Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel Defiant Inner Focus Pressure
Braviary Braviary Normal Flying Keen Eye Sheer Force Defiant
Tornadus Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
Flying Flying Prankster None Defiant
Thundurus Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
Electric Flying Prankster None Defiant
Passimian Passimian Fighting Fighting Receiver None Defiant
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.

In other games

Description

Games Description
MDGtI When the Pokémon's stats are lowered, its Attack goes up.*
When the Pokémon's stats are lowered, its Attack goes way up!*
SMD When the Pokémon's stats are lowered, the Pokémon's Attack goes up sharply!

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 不服輸 Bāt-Fuhksyū
Mandarin 不服輸 / 不服输 Bù-Fúshū
France Flag.png French Acharné
Germany Flag.png German Siegeswille
Italy Flag.png Italian Agonismo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 오기 Ogi
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Desafiar
Spain Flag.png Spanish Competitivo


Variations of the Ability Defiant
DefiantCompetitive

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