The X Defense (Japanese: ディフェンダー Defender) is a type of battle item introduced in Generation I. It temporarily boosts the Defense stat. Prior to Generation VI, it was known as X Defend.
In the core series games
At Join Avenue's Market, X Defend can be bought in dozens at 4950 each, which equates to 412.5 per X Defend.
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.
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.
Scarlet and Violet
In the spin-off games
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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
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.
Pokémon Rumble World
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
The Defender card is available in Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!.
|Defender (GB1)||Defender (GB2)|
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.
Alongside 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.
In other languages
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