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For the story exclusive variant, see Defensive/ONION (story).
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Mechon Defensive ONION          
Area(s) Mechonis Field  
Type Mechon Level(s) 56  
Respawn Yes Movement Type Air  
Detection Type Sight Kindred No  
View Angle 120° View Distance 12 M  
EXP 1,396 AP 148  
Spawn Time Any  

Defensive/ONIONs are enemies in Xenoblade Chronicles. They are Mechon, and can be found at level 56 in Mechonis Field near the 4F Main Power Switch and the High-Velocity Lift.

A story exclusive variant is encountered during the Boss battle event against Jade Face. These Mechon are fought at level 57 at 1st Zebrai Bulkhead, on the fifth floor of Mechonis Field, and they drop no Treasure Chests.


HP Strength Ether Agility Double Attack Rate Critical Hit Rate Physical Defence % Ether Defence % Defence Direction
44,500 935 798 97 15 % 0 % 50 % 0 % Right side


Art Attribute Multiplier Hits Range Effect Knockback Blowdown/Daze
Lock-OnStatus--Frontal ArcLock-On--
Spinning SlicePhysical1.55 – 1.753Circle around caster---
Ether BulletEther1.8 – 2.01-Ether Defence Down--

† It has not yet been confirmed whether this enemy uses Lock-On and Ether Bullet.


Break Lock-On Physical Defence ▼ Agility ▼
Topple Bind Ether Defence ▼ Aura Seal
Daze Paralysis Attack Power ▼ Arts Seal
Sleep Slow Ether Power ▼ Death

△ = 70% resistance
▲ = 100% resistance unless certain conditions are met
◇ = 70% resistance, but no resistance during chain attack
◆ = 100% resistance, but no resistance during chain attack
○ = no resistance
× = immune



Wood Silver Gold
77.6% 19.4% 3%


Materials Tough Part M 73.7%
Reinforced Lens 26.3%


Bright Earth Cylinder (IV) Bleed Defence IV 31.3%
Bright Ice Cylinder (IV) Lock-On Resist IV 31.3%
Weapons Machina Driver 2 slots 6.5%
Machina Guarder II 1 slot 3.3%
Protector Daggers 2 slots 2.6%
Armours Gemini Armour 1 slot 7.5%
Sleek Oil 1 slot 7.1%
Alcyone Gloves 1 slot 6.2%
F Speed Boosters 0 slots 4.2%


Weapons Machina Guarder II 2 slots 10.1%
Machina Rod 3 slots 6.8%
Protector Daggers 3 slots 3.6%
Unique Weapons Machina Driver II 8.5%
Machina Rifle II 7.1%
Machina Rod II 4.8%
Unique Armours Agrius Plate 43.7%
Lord Leggings 7.3%
Advanced Art Books Metal Blast 3.7%
Healing Energy 2.5%
Engage 1.3%
Healing Gift 0.6%

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