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EG. Zoroark uses fake-tears on Thunderous who has defiant.

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I don't believe stat-lowering moves activate defiant.
That is the only thing that activates defiant. For every stat drop his attack raises 2 stages.
Oh, i'm thinking of justified. sorry, SF.

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Yes it does. For every stage a stat is lowered, the Pokemon gains 2 stages in Attack.

So using Fake Tears on a Pokemon with Defiant means its Special Defense drops by 2 and Attack raises by 4. Using Charm would mean -2 then +4, so a result of +2 Attack.