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Defend Order (move)

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Defend Order
ぼうぎょしれい Defend Order
Defend Order V.png
Type  Bug
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled one time this turn.

Defend Order (Japanese: ぼうぎょしれい Defend Order) is a non-damaging Bug-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is one of the signature moves of Vespiquen.


Defend Order increases the user's Defense stat and Special Defense stat by one stage each.


Games Description
DP The user calls out its underlings to make a living shield, raising its Defense and Sp. Def stats.
The user calls out its underlings to shield its body, raising its Defense and Sp. Def stats.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying 13 13 17 17
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Defend Order IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 防禦指令 Fángyù Zhǐlìng
France Flag.png French Appel Défense*
Appel Défens*
Germany Flag.png German Blockbefehl
Greece Flag.png Greek Προσταγή Άμυνας
Italy Flag.png Italian Comandoscudo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 방어지령 Bang'eo Jiryeong
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Ordem de Defesa
Spain Flag.png Spanish A Defender

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