In the core series games
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.
|| Temporarily increases Attack power for one battle.
|| Raises Attack. (1 BTL)
|| Raises the stat Attack during one battle.
|| Raises the Attack stat of Pokémon in battle. Wears off if the Pokémon is withdrawn.
| An item that raises the Attack stat of a Pokémon in battle. It wears off if the Pokémon is withdrawn.
|| An item that boosts the Attack stat of a Pokémon during a battle. It wears off once the Pokémon is withdrawn.
| An item that sharply boosts the Attack stat of a Pokémon during a battle. It wears off once the Pokémon is withdrawn.
|| Finite methods
|| Repeatable methods
|| Celadon Department Store
|| Union Cave, Ilex ForestC
|| Violet, Blackthorn, Cerulean, Saffron Poké Marts; Goldenrod Department Store, Celadon Department Store
|| Petalburg Woods, Rustboro City (held by in-game trade Makuhita)RS
|| Petalburg, Rustboro, Mauville, Fallarbor, Mossdeep, Sootopolis Poké Marts, Lilycove Department Store|
|| S.S. Anne
|| Celadon Department Store
|| Phenac Poké Mart
|| Pyrite Poké Mart
|| Route 205DP, Trainers' SchoolPt
|| Veilstone Department Store
|| Route 39 (Moomoo Farm), Union Cave, Ilex Forest
|| Goldenrod and Celadon Department Stores
|| Suburban Area, Town Outskirts
|| Nimbasa City
|| Nacrene City, Shopping Mall Nine
|| Floccesy Ranch
|| Nacrene City, Shopping Mall Nine|
Join Avenue (Market)
|| Santalune City Trainers' School (×3), Victory Road, Terminus Cave, Ambrette Town, Route 5, Camphrier Town
|| Santalune City Poké Mart
|| Route 104, Petalburg Woods, Cave of Origin, Rustboro City (held by in-game trade Makuhita)
|| Slateport City Poké Mart, Lilycove Department Store (Level 3)
|| Routes 2 (×1SM/×2USUM), 12, and 17, Hau'oli City Marina, Lush Jungle, Diglett's Tunnel, Ten Carat Hill, Vast Poni Canyon, Team Rocket's CastleUSUM
|| Route 2, Route 5USUM, Route 8, and Hau'oli Poké Marts|
Festival Plaza (Battle Store)
|| Pokémon Tower, Silph Co.
|| All Poké Marts (after obtaining 1 Badge), Celadon Department Store
|| Route 10, Turffield, Hammerlocke
|| Motostoke Poké Mart
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.
In the spin-off games
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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.
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!.
In the anime
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
In other languages