X Attack

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X Attack
プラスパワー
Plus Power
X Attack
X Attack
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation I
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Fling
Power 30

The X Attack (Japanese: プラスパワー Plus Power) is a type of battle item introduced in Generation I. It temporarily boosts the Attack stat.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RGBY/RBY
GSC
RSEFRLG
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
PokémonDollar.png500 PokémonDollar.png250
SMUSUM PokémonDollar.png1,000 PokémonDollar.png500

Effect

Generations I to VI

Raises the Attack of a Pokémon currently in battle by 1 level. From Generation II onward, it also increases the Pokémon's friendship a little.

Generation VII

Raises the Attack of a Pokémon currently in battle by 2 levels. It also increases the Pokémon's friendship a little.

Description

Games Description
Stad Temporarily increases Attack power for one battle.
GSC Raises Attack. (1 BTL)
RSE Raises the stat Attack during one battle.
FRLG Raises the Attack stat of Pokémon in battle. Wears off if the Pokémon is withdrawn.
Colo.XD Raises the stat Attack during one battle.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
An item that raises the Attack stat of a Pokémon in battle. It wears off if the Pokémon is withdrawn.
XYORAS An item that boosts the Attack stat of a Pokémon during a battle. It wears off once the Pokémon is withdrawn.
SMUSUM An item that sharply boosts the Attack stat of a Pokémon during a battle. It wears off once the Pokémon is withdrawn.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RBY/RGBY Celadon Department Store
GSC Union Cave, Ilex ForestC Violet, Blackthorn, Cerulean, Saffron Poké Marts, Goldenrod and Celadon Department Stores
RSE Rustboro City (held by in-game trade Makuhita)RS Petalburg, Rustboro, Mauville, Fallarbor, Mossdeep, Sootopolis Poké Marts, Lilycove Department Store
PickupE
FRLG S.S. Anne Celadon Department Store
Colo. Phenac City
XD Pyrite Town
DPPt Route 205DP, Jubilife City Trainers' SchoolPt Veilstone Department Store
HGSS Route 39 (Moomoo Farm), Union Cave, Ilex Forest Goldenrod and Celadon Department Stores
PW Suburban Area, Town Outskirts
BW Nimbasa City Nacrene City, Shopping Mall Nine
B2W2 Floccesy Ranch Nacrene City, Shopping Mall Nine
Join Avenue (Market)
XY Santalune City Trainers' School (×3), Victory Road, Terminus Cave, Ambrette Town, Route 5, Camphrier Town Santalune City Poké Mart
ORAS Route 104, Petalburg Woods, Cave of Origin, Rustboro City (held by in-game trade Makuhita) Slateport City Poké Mart, Lilycove Department Store (Level 3)
SM Route 2, Route 12, Route 17, Hau'oli City Marina, Lush Jungle, Diglett's Tunnel, Ten Carat Hill, Vast Poni Canyon Route 2, Route 8, and Hau'oli City Poké Marts
Festival Plaza (Goody shops)
USUM Route 2 (×2), Route 12, Route 17, Hau'oli City Marina, Lush Jungle, Diglett's Tunnel, Ten Carat Hill, Vast Poni Canyon, Team Rocket's Castle (Aether Paradise if not obtained during Episode RR) Route 2, Route 5, Route 8, and Hau'oli City Poké Marts
Festival Plaza (Goody shops)

Wonder Launcher

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

In the spin-off games

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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

X Attack, X Defense, and X Speed appear in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U as equipment that any of the five playable Pokémon can use. Each raises its respective stat while lowering another. While they will occasionally come with a special effect, the ones without effects come in three rarities: normal, Threefold, and Sixfold.

Pokémon Rumble World

After rescuing a distressed Mii in an area, he or she will occasionally use X Attacks, X Defenses, X Speeds, or potions. What they give out is chosen randomly upon being rescued. The X items boost the specified stat for some time.

In the anime

A Wonder Launcher X Attack in the anime

In Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!, a Wonder Launcher X Attack appeared as part of a movie named Wonder Fighters the Movie Part 24: The Mystery of the Wonder Launcher. In the clip in the advertisement Ash, Iris, and Cilan saw, two Trainers battled using a Golurk and an Escavalier and used the Wonder Launchers to power up their Pokémon, with the Wonder Fighter using an X Attack on her Golurk.

In the TCG

X Attack
Main article: PlusPower (Base Set 84)

The English language release of the X Attack uses the direct translation of its Japanese name PlusPower. It was introduced as an Trainer card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Original Series (the Japanese Original Era) in the Base Set expansion with artwork by Keiji Kinebuchi. It was reprinted in the Base Set 2 expansion. It was reprinted again in the Japanese Tamamushi City Gym and Yamabuki City Gym theme decks, and the Chikorita Side Deck of the Japanese Intro Pack Neo.

It was later reprinted with updated text and new artwork by Ryo Ueda in the Diamond & Pearl expansion, first released in the Japanese Space-Time Creation expansion. The key difference between the original and this print is that the original applied its effect after applying Weakness and Resistance, while the new print applied its effect before applying Weakness and Resistance. This print was reprinted in the Secret Wonders expansion, first released in the Japanese Dialga LV.X and Palkia LV.X Constructed Standard Decks, in both half decks of the Japanese Magmortar vs Electivire Deck Kit, the Infernape Half Deck of the Japanese Entry Pack '08. It was reprinted again in the Platinum expansion, first released in the Giratina Half Deck of the Japanese Entry Pack DPt.

PlusPower was later reclassified in Japan as an Item card during the LEGEND Era, though the English prints did not adopt this naming convention until the release of the Black & White expansion. It was reprinted in the Unleashed expansion with new artwork by Hideaki Hakozaki, first released in the Raichu Starter Deck of the Japanese Battle Starter Decks. This print changes "Active Pokémon" in the second paragraph to "Defending Pokémon", easing possible confusion over the intended target of the card's effect, but was later given errata to revert it back to the wording first used in the Diamond & Pearl print.

It was then reprinted in the Japanese Reviving Legends expansion with new artwork by Ryo Ueda. This print was later included in the Black & White expansion, first released in the Japanese White Collection expansion with new artwork by 5ban Graphics. It was later reprinted in Japan as one of the BW-P Promotional cards with a commemorative stamp awarded to those who participated in the Summer Carnival Cup at the Summer Carnival from July 23 to August 28. It was reprinted again in the Japanese Master Deck Build Box EX and Everyone's Exciting Battle.

PlusPower increases the damage the Pokémon it is attached to does to the Defending Pokémon by 10 during this turn.

In the TFG

X Attack
Main article: X Attack (Next Quest 8)

X Attack was included as a Trainer card in the first Pokémon Trading Figure Game expansion, Next Quest. It increases the damage one Pokémon does by 30 during this turn.

It uses the same artwork as the PlusPower Trainer card from the TCG's Base Set.

In other languages

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Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 力量強化
Mandarin 力量強化 Lìliàng Qiánghuà
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch X aanval*
France Flag.png French Attaque +
Germany Flag.png German X-Angriff
Italy Flag.png Italian Attacco X
South Korea Flag.png Korean 플러스파워 ?
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese X-Ataque
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ataque X


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