DEF-Up is a positive status condition that has appeared in several Super Mario RPGs. It stands for "Defense-Up".
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and Its remake, the Bracer and Yoshi-Ade items will reduce all damage the user takes by half. The Party Bracer item has the same effect on the whole party. Geno can bestow this status to the party with his Geno Boost if it's timed right.
Paper Mario series
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Courage Shells and the Crystal Star power called Power Lift can raise defense. The DEF-Up status is indicated by a gray diamond with an arrow pointing up above Mario or his partner. Enemies can also receive this status effect. Enemies and bosses capable of bestowing the status effect to themselves and other enemies include Magikoopas, the Red Magikoopa, Kammy Koopa, Bulky Bob-ombs, Bob-ulks, Wizzerds, Elite Wizzerds, Macho Grubba, and the Shadow Queen.
Mario & Luigi series
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Green Peppers boost defense (and gives the Light G effect) in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, meaning enemy attacks will do less damage to Mario and Luigi. The status is indicated by a gray box with an arrow pointing up next to the Mario brother's HP. In the original game, the Defense stat is raised by 50%.
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Green Peppers appear again in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, although they both affect all fighters that are currently active, and no longer causes Light G. DEF-Up is indicated by an expanding green circle around the attacker.
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story / Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
DEF-Up makes another appearance in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its 3DS remake, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey. Green streaks flowing upward indicate the affected, and in the remake, the affected turning a green color. Def Peps can give this status effect to other enemies. Bowser can gain this status by inhaling a Toothy's body segments and a Crawful's teeth.
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
DEF-Up reappears in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. Green streaks flowing upward and green flashing indicate the affected. By using a Bronze-Guard Badge combo, Mario and Luigi can increase their defense. During Kamek's third battle, his green copy can raise the defense of the real Kamek and the other copies.
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
In Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, the DEF-Up status effect is a state in which all attack damage (including super effects) is reduced. The Fortify ability from the Spark Exosphere bestows this status on the user and any other allies within range.
Names in other languages
|Japanese||カチカチ (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)