Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

Defense Boost (Defense Up ディフェンスアップ in the Japanese arcade) is a Normal Move Card. It is not to be confused with the similar Defense Burst.


Arcade Stats[]

Defence Boost Card 1

Defense Boost arcade card (Japanese Gekizan 2nd Edition)

  • Names:
    • Taiwanese:防禦提升
  • Attribute: Normal
  • Sign: Rock
  • Usage Condition: This Move sometimes activates when you win at any Sign.
  • Effect: A surge of energy increases your defense, reducing the amount of damage you take from hits!


TCG Stats[]

Defense burst TCG Card

Defense Boost TCG card

  • Attribute: Normal
  • Card Code: DKCG-085/160
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: 07 1st(+) arcade card
  • Effect:
+400 or +700; If it's your opponent's turn, the Dinosaur that uses this Move gains +700 Power instead of +400.


  • In the arcade game, "Defense Boost" and "Defense Burst" are different cards, but the only difference is that Defense Burst is a stronger version that only activates if you win against your opponent's critical move.
    • The only true way to tell them apart is by looking at their Japanese names: the last character of "Defense Boost" looks like a curved "7" with a degree sign (°) attached to the top right corner; the third to last character of "Defense Burst" is a long dash (—).
  • Artwork from one of Defense Boost's various arcade cards is seen on the TCG Move Card Simulation.
  • This Move can only be used twice for a Dinosaur. This mechanic is similar to Attack Boost/Burst, Defense Burst, Leaellyn Cure, Technique Boost, and Elemental Power.


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Regular Moves: Atomic Bomb · Attack Boost · Attack Burst · Death Grind · Defense Boost · Defense Burst · Dino Swing · Diving Press · Elemental Power · Kamikaze Tackle · Life-Force Swap · Move Breaker · Neck Crusher · Power Drain · Stomping Hammer · Tail Smash · Technique Boost · Tie Attack · Wall Smash

Tie Trap (unreleased)

Assist Moves: Anhanguera Dive · Archaeopteryx Charm · Counterattack Recovery · Critical Block · Dromiceio Rush · Final Fury · Galli Rush · Haste · Leaellyn Cure · Light Recovery · Move Block · Quick Strike · Skydive · Struthio Rush · Stun Dash · Tag Team · Tapejara Dive · Tie Breaker · Triple Headbutt · Tupuxuara Dive · Venom Fang

"Microraptor Move Card" (unreleased)

Alpha Moves: ACT Missile · Alpha Dice · Banana Surprise · Dino Stuffer · Exciting Naporitan · Exciting Strawberry Cake · Fight! Kakutoroid! · Good Luck Omurice · Happy Pudding · Hold on! Kakutoroid! · Let's go! Kakutoroid! · Naughty Curry and Rice · Pounding! ACT Darts! · Smiling Hamburger · Soft Beam · Tie Bomb
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