Triple Defense (トリプルディフェンス, Toripuru Difensu) is a combination catch hissatsu technique.
- "Everyone works as one in this three man defensive wall."
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This move was only seen once in season 1, where it was created when Endou couldn't defend the goal with God Hand alone because Triangle Z was too powerful, so Kabeyama and Kurimatsu helped him block Triangle Z and they successfully caught the ball.
In the first game, this was Endou's strongest catch hissatsu move. In an attempt to prepare Endou for Triangle Z, Hibiki uses Inazuma Break on him. Endou, still not fully recovered from his injury, is unable to stop the shot on his own, and Kurimatsu and Kabeyama come to his aid. It is later used to stop Triangle Z in the match against Kidokawa Seishuu.
Two defenders leap straight behind the goalkeeper and help prevent the goalkeeper from being pushed back by the shoot. In the anime, it was used together with God Hand.
- In the anime, this move didn't make an official debut.
- Also, this is one of the other hissatsus that has no name in the anime.
- In the anime, the move was used to reinforce Endou's God Hand. In the game, the user catches the ball with their hands.
- Interestingly, in the game, both times the hissatsu is used as a part of a scripted event, it doesn't have its typography shown.
- In episode 22, a move similar to Triple Defense is illustrated in a page of Daisuke's Secret Handbook. This could hint that the move was created by Daisuke himself.
- With this said, the move in the handbook is executed differently, with the members' arms outstretched. If it is believed that Daisuke did, indeed, create the move, it is likely that Endou, Kabeyama, and Kurimatsu improvised to fit the spur of the moment situation.
- In the game, the incoming shot has a curve identical to the one of Triangle Z.