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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.

If powered up by a Buginium Z into Z-Defend Order, the user's Defense stat raises another stage.


Games Description
DPPBR 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 Types Egg Groups Level
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 13 13BW
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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 防禦指令 Fòhngyuh Jílihng​
Mandarin 防禦指令 / 防御指令 Fángyù Zhǐ​lìng
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
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Ordem de Defesa
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Ordem de Defesa
Spain Flag.png Spanish A Defender
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Lệnh Phòng Thủ

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