Resist Feather

The Resist Feather (Japanese: ていこうのハネ Resistance Feather), known as Resist Wing prior to Pokémon Sword and Shield, is a type of medicine introduced in Generation V. It is a feather that slightly increases the Defense of a Pokémon.

Resist Feather
Resistance Feather
Bag Resist Wing Sprite.png
Resist Feather
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation V
Generation V Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VI Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VII Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VIII Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items
Generation IX Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items
Power 20

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A $1,500
N/A $150
SV N/A $75


When used from the Bag on a Pokémon, adds 1 Defense EV to the target Pokémon per use. It also increases the Pokémon's friendship a little.

The Resist Feather is consumed upon use and cannot be used in battle.


Games Description
An item for use on a Pokémon. It slightly increases the base Defense stat of a single Pokémon.
SwShBDSPLA An item for use on a Pokémon. It slightly increases the Defense base points of a single Pokémon.
SV An item to be used on a Pokémon. This feather slightly increases base points for a Pokémon's Defense stat.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
BW Driftveil Drawbridge, Marvelous Bridge (Flying Pokémon's shadow)
B2W2 Driftveil Drawbridge, Marvelous Bridge (Flying Pokémon's shadow)
Black Tower/White Treehollow (Area 6-9 reward)
DW* Dream Park
XY Secret Super Training
Battle Institute
ORAS Secret Super Training
PMC* Graffiti Eraser (Lv. 2)
SMUSUM Ambush encounters (Skarmory on Route 10; Sigilyph in Ultra Space WildsUSUM)
SwSh Hidden recurring item (Route 5, Motostoke Outskirts)
SwShIA Hidden recurring item (Soothing Wetlands, Honeycalm Sea)
SwShCT Hidden recurring item (Frigid Sea)
SV Porto Marinada auction
Tera Raid Battles (1★, 2★, 3★, 4★, 5★, 6★)
Sparkling overworld item (South Province (Area Five), West Province (Area Two), Casseroya Lake)
SVTM Sparkling overworld item (Crystal Pool, Fellhorn Gorge, Oni's Maw)
Ogre Oustin' (all difficulties)
SVID Sparkling overworld item (Canyon Biome, Coastal Biome, Polar Biome, Savanna Biome)



Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

In the anime

Feathers in the anime

In Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!, a Resist Feather was included in the full set of feathers promised as a prize for winning the Club Battle tournament. In Club Battle Finale: A Hero's Outcome!, the set of feathers was won by Iris, who later sent them to the Village of Dragons.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Black 2 & White 2 arc

In Mr. Perfect, the Magician gave Blake a pack of wings he had requested from him. In Innocent Scientist, Blake revealed that he had given a Resist Wing and Rare Candy to his Dewott just before heading to battle Genesect, boosting his defenses just enough for him to be able to survive an Electric-type Techno Blast.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 抵抗之羽 Dáikong-jī Yúh
Mandarin 抵抗之羽 Dǐkàng-zhī Yǔ
  Finnish Vastasulka
  French Plume Armure*
Aile Armure*
  German Abwehrfeder
  Italian Piumtutela
  Korean 저항력날개 Jeohangryeok Nalgae
  Polish Pióro Odporności
  Spanish Pluma Aguante*
P. Aguante*
  Vietnamese Lông Vũ Phản Kháng

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