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Defender (Base Set 80)

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Trainer
Defender
ディフェンダー Defender
Team Plasma
DefenderBaseSet80.jpg
Base Set print
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 80/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese Rarity Uncommon
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 109/130
Card GB set Colosseum
Card GB ID A46
Card GB 2 set Legendary Power
Card GB 2 ID B55
Japanese Theme Deck Hanada City Gym
Japanese Theme Deck Kuchiba City Gym
Japanese Theme Deck Tamamushi City Gym
Japanese Theme Deck Yamabuki City Gym
Japanese Deck Kit Intro Pack Neo
Japanese Side Deck Totodile Half Deck
Japanese card no. 4
English expansion Undaunted
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 72/90
Japanese expansion Reviving Legends
Japanese Rarity Uncommon
Japanese card no. 070/080

Defender (Japanese: ディフェンダー Defender) is a Trainer card (Item card in Japan). It was first released in Base Set as a Trainer card.

Card text

Base Set print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Attach Defender to 1 of your Pokémon. At the end of your opponent's next turn, discard Defender. Damage done to that Pokémon by attacks is reduced by 20 (after applying Weakness and Resistance).
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
Undaunted print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Attach Defender to 1 of your Pokémon. Discard this card at the end of your opponent's next turn. Any damage done to the Pokémon Defender is attached to by an opponent's attack is reduced by 20 (after applying Weakness and Resistance).
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.


Release information

This card was reprinted in Base Set 2, as well as the Hanada, Kuchiba, Tamamushi, and Yamabuki City Gym theme decks, and the Totodile Side Deck of the Neo Introduction Set. It was later reprinted in the Undaunted expansion with new artwork by Ryo Ueda, originating in the Reviving Legends expansion. It was given an errata alongside the release of Black and White so that it now protects against damage from all attacks, not just opponents' attacks.

An errata released alongside Black and White says that the card should read "by attacks" instead of "by an opponent's attack".

Gallery

DefenderBaseSet80.jpg
Base Set print
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
DefenderUndaunted72.jpg
Undaunted print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

Origin

Defender's Japanese name is that of the X Defend, an item in the Pokémon games. The Japanese name of the item was either used for the English card by mistake, or was intentionally used as "Defender" is inscribed on the side of the object in the card's original artwork.


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