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| Competitive Spirit
| Generation V
| When its stats are lowered its Attack increases.
Defiant (Japanese: まけんき Competitive Spirit) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Twelve Pokémon have this Ability.
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
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