Defense down (also written as "DefenseDown") is a PSI ability in all three titles of the Mother series. It works on a single enemy (or all enemies, depending on the power level) and lowers the Defense of the affected target(s). DefenseDown is learned in EarthBound Beginnings by Ninten, in EarthBound by Paula Polestar, and in Mother 3 by Kumatora. The first use decreases the target's Defense by a fifth of the original stat, the second and third uses by a tenth of the original stat, and fourth and subsequent uses fail (three is therefore the maximum).
|α||Ninten||3||To one enemy||Drops the target enemy's defense.||Lowers one enemy's defense for the duration of the battle|
|β||Ninten||9||To all enemy's||Drops all enemies' defense.||Lower all enemies' defense for the duration of the battle|
|α||Paula||6||To one enemy||N/A||Decreases an enemy's Defense.||Decrease the Defense of one enemy for the duration of the current battle. It is most effect if you use this power multiple times to "layer" the effect.|
|Ω||Paula||18||To all enemies||N/A||Decreases all enemies' Defense levels.||Decrease the Defense of all enemies for the duration of the current battle. It is most effective if you use this power multiple times to "layer" the effect.|
In Mother 3Edit
|α||Kumatora level 19||7||To one enemy||Drops the target enemy's defense.||Lowers one enemy's Defense. Effective when stacked.|
|Ω||Kumatora level 40||20||To all enemies||Drops all enemies' defense.||Lowers all enemies' Defense. Effective when stacked.|