X Sp. Def

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X Sp. Def
スペシャルガード
Special Guard
Bag X Sp. Def Sprite.png
X Sp. Def
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
Pocket
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Generation V Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation VI Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation VII Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation VIII Bag Battle Items pocket icon.png Battle Items
Generation IX Bag Battle Items pocket icon.png Battle Items
Fling
Power 30

The X Sp. Def (Japanese: スペシャルガード Special Guard) is a type of battle item introduced in Generation IV. It temporarily boosts a Pokémon's Special Defense stat.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
PE
BDSP
$350 $175
SMUSUM
SwSh
$2,000 $1,000
SV $2,000 $500

At Join Avenue's Market, X Sp. Def can be bought in dozens at $3150 each, which equates to $262.5 per X Sp. Def.

Effect

Generations IV to VI

When used from the Bag during battle, it raises the Special Defense of a Pokémon currently in battle by 1 level. In Generation VI, it also increases the Pokémon's friendship a little.

Generation VII onward

When used from the Bag during battle, it raises the Special Defense of a Pokémon currently in battle by 2 levels. It also increases the Pokémon's friendship a little.

Wonder Launcher

Bag X Sp. Def WL Sprite.png Bag X Sp. Def 2 Sprite.png Bag X Sp. Def 3 Sprite.png Bag X Sp. Def 6 Sprite.png The X Sp. Def appears as four Wonder Launcher items, increasing the Defense stat by 1, 2, 3 or 6 levels. It costs 3, 5, 7, or 11 points to use respectively.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
An item that raises the Sp. Def stat of a Pokémon in battle. It wears off if the Pokémon is withdrawn.
XYORAS An item that boosts the Sp. Def stat of a Pokémon during a battle. It wears off once the Pokémon is withdrawn.
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
An item that sharply boosts the Sp. Def stat of a Pokémon during a battle. It wears off once the Pokémon is withdrawn.
SV An item that sharply boosts the Sp. Def stat of a Pokémon in battle. This effect disappears if the Pokémon leaves the battle.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Route 205Pt Veilstone Department Store
HGSS Team Rocket HQ Goldenrod Department Store, Celadon Department Store
PW Suburban Area, Town Outskirts
BW Nacrene City, Shopping Mall Nine
B2W2 Castelia Sewers Nacrene City, Shopping Mall Nine
Join Avenue (Market)
XY Route 7, Frost Cavern Santalune City Poké Mart
ORAS Slateport City Poké Mart, Lilycove Department Store (Level 3)
SMUSUM Paniola RanchUSUM, Ula'ula Meadow, Vast Poni CanyonUSUM Route 2, Route 5USUM, Route 8, and Hau'oli Poké Marts
Festival Plaza (Battle Store)MUM
PE Route 24, Saffron City, Power Plant All Poké Marts (after obtaining 1 Badge), Celadon Department Store
SwSh Hulbury Motostoke Poké Mart
BDSP Veilstone Department Store
SV Alfornada, Glaseado Mountain, East Province (Area Three), North Province (Area One), North Province (Area Two), South Province (Area Three), South Province (Area Four), South Province (Area Five), South Province (Area Six), West Province (Area One), West Province (Area Two) Chansey Supply
SVTM Mossfell Confluence
SVID Savanna Biome Vending machines (Terarium)

Gallery

Artwork

Bag X Sp. Def SV Sprite.png
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

In Pokémon Masters EX, X Sp. Defs can only be used by certain sync pairs who have them as an item move. In addition, a variant of X Sp. Def called X Sp. Def All can be used by certain sync pairs. Both of these item moves have 2 MP. An X Sp. Def only raises the user's Special Defense, while an X Sp. Def All raises the Special Defense of all allies. A full list of all sync pairs who can learn X Sp. Def or X Sp. Def All can be found here.

Another variant of X Sp. Def exists called X Sp. Def All +. This item move also has 2 MP, and it raises the Special Defense of all allies by 3 stat ranks. It is exclusively usable by Lillie & Prinplup in Victory Road.

Masters X Sp. Def.png Masters X Sp. Def All.png Masters X Sp. Def All +.png
X Sp. Def X Sp. Def All X Sp. Def All +

Description

Games Description
Masters X Sp. Def: Raises the user's Sp. Def by two stat ranks.
X Sp. Def All: Raises the Sp. Def of all allied sync pairs by two stat ranks.
X Sp. Def All +: Raises the Sp. Def of all allied sync pairs by three stat ranks.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 特防强化 Dahkfòhng Kèuhngfa
Mandarin 特防強化 / 特防强化 Tèfáng Qiánghuà
France Flag.png French Déf. Spé. +
Germany Flag.png German X-Sp.-Vert.*
X-Spezial-Vert.*
Italy Flag.png Italian Dif. Speciale X
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스페셜가드 Special Guard
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Defesa Especial X*
Spain Flag.png Spanish Def. Especial X



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