X Defense

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X Defense
ディフェンダー
Defender
X Defense
X Defense
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Introduced in Generation I
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Fling
Power 30

The X Defense (Japanese: ディフェンダー Defender) is a type of battle item introduced in Generation I. It temporarily boosts the Defense stat. Prior to Generation VI, it was known as X Defend.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RGBY/RBY
GSC
RSEFRLG
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
PokémonDollar.png550 PokémonDollar.png275
SMUSUM PokémonDollar.png2,000 PokémonDollar.png1,000

Effect

Generations I to VI

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

Description

Games Description
Stad Temporarily increases Defense for one battle.
GSC Raises Defense. (1 BTL)
RSE Raises the stat Defense during one battle.
FRLG Raises the Defense stat of Pokémon in battle. Wears off if the Pokémon is withdrawn.
Colo.XD Raises the stat Defense during one battle.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
An item that raises the Defense stat of a Pokémon in battle. It wears off if the Pokémon is withdrawn.
XYORAS An item that boosts the Defense stat of a Pokémon during a battle. It wears off once the Pokémon is withdrawn.
SMUSUM An item that sharply boosts the Defense 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 It wears off once the Pokémon is withdrawn.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 Sprout TowerGS, Union Cave, Rock Tunnel Violet, Blackthorn, Cerulean, Saffron Poké Marts, Goldenrod and Celadon Department Stores
RSE Rustboro City Petalburg, Rustboro, Mauville, Fallarbor, Mossdeep, Sootopolis Poké Marts, Lilycove Department Store
FRLG Route 11 Celadon Department Store
Colo. Phenac Poké Mart
XD Pyrite Poké Mart
DPPt Oreburgh MineDP, Route 203Pt Veilstone Department Store
HGSS Union Cave, Rock Tunnel Goldenrod and Celadon Department Stores
PW Suburban Area, Icy Mountain Rd.
BW Dreamyard Nacrene City, Shopping Mall Nine
B2W2 Trainers' School Nacrene City, Shopping Mall Nine
Join Avenue (Market)
XY Routes 9, 15, and 18, Santalune City Trainers' School (×3), Cyllage City, Victory Road Santalune City Poké Mart
ORAS Rustboro City, Granite Cave, Mauville City, Jagged Pass Slateport City Poké Mart, Lilycove Department Store (Level 3)
SM Hau'oli City Marina, Lush Jungle, Poni Plains, Verdant Cavern, Vast Poni Canyon Route 2, Route 8, and Hau'oli City Poké Marts
Festival Plaza (Goody shops)
USUM Hau'oli City Marina, Lush Jungle, Paniola Ranch, Poni Plains, Verdant Cavern, Vast Poni Canyon (×2) Route 2, Route 5, Route 8, and Hau'oli City Poké Marts
Festival Plaza (Goody shops)

Wonder Launcher

Bag X Defend WL Sprite.png Bag X Defend 2 Sprite.png Bag X Defend 3 Sprite.png Bag X Defend 6 Sprite.png The X Defend 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.

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 TCG

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In other languages

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Reason: Chinese and Korean transcriptions.
Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 防御强化
Mandarin 防禦強化
France Flag.png French Défense +
Germany Flag.png German X-Abwehr
Italy Flag.png Italian Difesa X
South Korea Flag.png Korean 디펜드업 ?
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese X-Defensa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Defensa X


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