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Defiant (Ability)

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Defiant まけんき
Competitive Spirit
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Generation V
When its stats are lowered its Attack increases.
Generation VI
Boosts the Pokémon's Attack stat when its stats are lowered.

Defiant (Japanese: まけんき Competitive Spirit) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Twelve Pokémon can have this Ability.

Effect

In battle

Defiant raises the user's Attack stat by two stages for each stat lowered by an opponent, including the Attack stat, even if reduced by Abilities, like Intimidate. This does not include self-induced stat drops like those from Close Combat. Defiant will not activate if the user's stat is lowered by an ally in Double and Triple Battles.

Outside of battle

Defiant has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Defiant

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting Vital Spirit Anger Point Defiant
Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting Vital Spirit Anger Point Defiant
Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying Keen Eye Inner Focus Defiant
Piplup Piplup Water Water Torrent None Defiant
Prinplup Prinplup Water Water Torrent None Defiant
Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel Torrent None Defiant
Purugly Purugly Normal Normal Thick Fat Own Tempo Defiant
Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel Defiant Inner Focus Pressure
Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel Defiant Inner Focus Pressure
Braviary Braviary Normal Flying Keen Eye Sheer Force Defiant
Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying Prankster None Defiant
Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying Prankster None Defiant
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Acharné
Germany Flag.png German Siegeswille
Italy Flag.png Italian Agonismo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 오기 Ogi
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Desafiar
Spain Flag.png Spanish Competitivo


Variations of the Ability Defiant
DefiantCompetitive

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