In the core series games
Generations I to VI
When used from the
Bag during battle, it raises the Defense 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 Defense of a Pokémon currently in battle by 2 levels. It also increases the Pokémon's
friendship a little.
Stad Temporarily increases Defense for one battle.
G S C Raises Defense. (1 BTL)
R S E Colo.
XD Raises the stat Defense during one battle.
FR LG Raises the Defense stat of Pokémon in battle. Wears off if the Pokémon is withdrawn.
D P Pt HG SS
B W B2 W2 An item that raises the Defense stat of a Pokémon in battle. It wears off if the Pokémon is withdrawn.
X Y OR AS An item that boosts the Defense stat of a Pokémon during a battle. It wears off once the Pokémon is withdrawn.
S M US UM P E
Sw Sh An item that sharply boosts the Defense stat of a Pokémon during a battle. It wears off once the Pokémon is withdrawn.
/ R B Y
R G B Y
Celadon Department Store
G S C
Sprout Tower , G S Union Cave, Rock Tunnel
Violet, Blackthorn, Cerulean, Saffron Poké Marts; Goldenrod Department Store, Celadon Department Store
R S E
Petalburg, Rustboro, Mauville, Fallarbor, Mossdeep, Sootopolis Poké Marts; Lilycove Department Store
Celadon Department Store
Phenac Poké Mart
Pyrite Poké Mart
D P Pt
Route 203 , Pt Oreburgh Mine
D P Veilstone Department Store
Union Cave, Rock Tunnel
Goldenrod Department Store, Celadon Department Store
Suburban Area, Icy Mountain Rd.
Nacrene City, Shopping Mall Nine
Nacrene City, Shopping Mall Nine Join Avenue ( Market)
Routes 9, 15, and 18, Santalune City Trainers' School (×3), Cyllage City, Victory Road
Santalune City Poké Mart
Rustboro City, Granite Cave, Mauville City, Jagged Pass
Slateport City Poké Mart, Lilycove Department Store (Level 3)
S M US UM
Hau'oli City Marina, Lush Jungle, Paniola Ranch , US UM Poni Plains, Verdant Cavern, Vast Poni Canyon (×1 /×2 S M )
US UM Route 2, Route 5 , US UM Route 8, and Hau'oli Poké Marts Festival Plaza ( Battle Store)
Route 11, Pewter City, Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)
All Poké Marts (after obtaining 1 Badge), Celadon Department Store
Routes 3 and 8
Motostoke Poké Mart
The X Defend appears as four Wonder Launcher items, increasing the Defense 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 Defense (along with
X Attack 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 Defense raises the holder's Defense while lowering Speed. 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 Defenses (along with X Attacks, X Speeds, or
Potions). What they give out is chosen randomly upon being rescued. The X Defense boosts the Defense stat for some time.
Pokémon Trading Card Game series
Defender card is available in Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!.
In the TCG
Main article: Defender (Base Set 80)
The English language release of the
X Defense uses the direct translation of its Japanese name Defender. Defender's first apparence was in the Trainer Deck A, before the Base Set's official release. This print has a red border and "Trainer Deck A" printed on the back.
This card was included in the
Base Set with artwork by Keiji Kinebuchi, first released in the Japanese Expansion Pack. It was reprinted in the Base Set 2 expansion. It was reprinted again in the Japanese Hanada, Kuchiba, Tamamushi, and Yamabuki City Gym theme decks, and the Totodile Half Deck of the Japanese Intro Pack Neo.
This card was later reprinted in the
Undaunted expansion with new artwork by Ryo Ueda, first released in the Japanese Reviving Legends expansion.
Black and White, this card received an erratum to change "by an opponent's attack" to "by attacks".
Defender reduces the damage done to the Pokémon Defender is attached to by attacks by 20 during the opponent's next turn.
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