The X Attack (Japanese: プラスパワー Plus Power) is a type of battle item introduced in Generation I. It temporarily boosts the Attack stat.
In the core series games
At Join Avenue's Market, X Attack can be bought in dozens at 4500 each, which equates to 375 per X Attack.
Generations I to VI
When used from the Bag during battle, it raises the Attack of a Pokémon currently in battle by 1 level. From Generation II onward, it also increases the Pokémon's friendship a little.
Generation VII onward
When used from the Bag during battle, it raises the Attack of a Pokémon currently in battle by 2 levels. It also increases the Pokémon's friendship a little.
The X Attack appears as four Wonder Launcher items, increasing the Attack stat by 1, 2, 3 or 6 levels. It costs 3, 5, 7, or 11 points to use respectively.
Scarlet and Violet
In the spin-off games
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
X Attack (along with X Defense and X Speed) appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U as equipment that any of the five playable Pokémon can use. X Attack raises the holder's Attack while lowering Defense. While it will occasionally come with a special effect, the ones without effects come in three rarities: normal, Threefold, and Sixfold.
Pokémon Rumble World
After rescuing a distressed Mii in an area, they will occasionally use X Attacks (along with X Defenses, X Speeds, or Potions). What they give out is chosen randomly upon being rescued. The X Attack boost the Attack stat for some time.
Pokémon Trading Card Game series
The PlusPower card is available in Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!.
|PlusPower (GB1)||PlusPower (GB2)|
In Pokémon UNITE, the X Attack raises the player's Pokémon's Attack and Sp. Atk for a short time.
In the anime
In Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!, a Wonder Launcher X Attack appeared as part of a movie named Wonder Fighters the Movie Part 24: The Mystery of the Wonder Launcher. In the clip in the advertisement Ash, Iris, and Cilan saw, two Trainers battled using a Golurk and an Escavalier and used the Wonder Launchers to power up their Pokémon, with the Wonder Fighter using an X Attack on her Golurk.
In the manga
Red, Green & Blue chapter
An X Attack was mentioned to be present among the fake items Green offered to sell Red in Wartortle Wars.
In the TCG
- Main article: PlusPower (Base Set 84)
The English language release of the X Attack uses the direct translation of its Japanese name PlusPower. It was introduced as an Trainer card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Original Series (the Japanese Original Era) in the Base Set expansion with artwork by Keiji Kinebuchi. It was reprinted in the Base Set 2 expansion. It was reprinted again in the Japanese Tamamushi City Gym and Yamabuki City Gym theme decks, and the Chikorita Side Deck of the Japanese Intro Pack Neo.
It was later reprinted with updated text and new artwork by Ryo Ueda in the Diamond & Pearl expansion, first released in the Japanese Space-Time Creation expansion. The key difference between the original and this print is that the original applied its effect after applying Weakness and Resistance, while the new print applied its effect before applying Weakness and Resistance. This print was reprinted in the Secret Wonders expansion, first released in the Japanese Dialga LV.X and Palkia LV.X Constructed Standard Decks, in both half decks of the Japanese Magmortar vs Electivire Deck Kit, the Infernape Half Deck of the Japanese Entry Pack '08. It was reprinted again in the Platinum expansion, first released in the Giratina Half Deck of the Japanese Entry Pack DPt.
PlusPower was later reclassified in Japan as an Item card during the LEGEND Era, though the English prints did not adopt this naming convention until the release of the Black & White expansion. It was reprinted in the Unleashed expansion with new artwork by Hideaki Hakozaki, first released in the Raichu Starter Deck of the Japanese Battle Starter Decks. This print changes "Active Pokémon" in the second paragraph to "Defending Pokémon", easing possible confusion over the intended target of the card's effect, but was later given errata to revert it back to the wording first used in the Diamond & Pearl print.
It was then reprinted in the Japanese Reviving Legends expansion with new artwork by Ryo Ueda. This print was later included in the Black & White expansion, first released in the Japanese White Collection expansion with new artwork by 5ban Graphics. It was later reprinted in Japan as one of the BW-P Promotional cards with a commemorative stamp awarded to those who participated in the Summer Carnival Cup at the Summer Carnival from July 23 to August 28. It was reprinted again in the Japanese Master Deck Build Box EX and Everyone's Exciting Battle.
PlusPower increases the damage the Pokémon it is attached to does to the Defending Pokémon by 10 during this turn.
In the TFG
- Main article: X Attack (Next Quest 8)
X Attack was included as a Trainer card in the first Pokémon Trading Figure Game expansion, Next Quest. It increases the damage one Pokémon does by 30 during this turn.
It uses the same artwork as the PlusPower Trainer card from the TCG's Base Set.
In other languages
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