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Type-enhancing item

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A type-enhancing item, when held, enhances the power of attacks with the corresponding type. As of Generation IV, these items boost attacks by 20%; in previous generations, they only boost attacks by 10%. If these items are sold, Poké Marts will pay PokémonDollar.png50 for them with the exception of Charcoal, for which Poké Marts will pay PokémonDollar.png4,900, and the Adamant, Lustrous, and Griseous Orbs for which Poké Marts will offer PokémonDollar.png5,000.

In Johto, several of these items can be obtained from the Week Siblings.

List of type-enhancing items


Main article: Incense


Main article: Plate


Main article: Gem


These are artwork of the items as seen in the Pokémon Dream World

Dream Black Belt Sprite.png Dream BlackGlasses Sprite.png Dream Charcoal Sprite.png Dream Dragon Fang Sprite.png
Black Belt BlackGlasses Charcoal Dragon Fang
Dream Hard Stone Sprite.png Dream Magnet Sprite.png Dream Metal Coat Sprite.png Dream Miracle Seed Sprite.png
Hard Stone Magnet Metal Coat Miracle Seed
Dream Mystic Water Sprite.png Dream NeverMeltIce Sprite.png Dream Poison Barb Sprite.png Dream Sharp Beak Sprite.png
Mystic Water NeverMeltIce Poison Barb Sharp Beak
Dream Silk Scarf Sprite.png Dream SilverPowder Sprite.png Dream Soft Sand Sprite.png Dream Spell Tag Sprite.png
Silk Scarf SilverPowder Soft Sand Spell Tag
Dream TwistedSpoon Sprite.png


  • In Generation II, there was one item that would power up each type, with the exception of the Normal type, which had both the Pink Bow and Polkadot Bow. In Generation IV, this is reversed, where each type powered up by one of the items as well as by a plate, except the Normal type.
    • However, some types have even more than this, due to incenses.
  • Charcoal is the only item available for purchase in a regular store. Some other type-enhancing items can be purchased, but only from Game Corners.

Type-enhancing items
Bag Silk Scarf Sprite.png
Bag Fist Plate Sprite.png
Bag Rock Incense Sprite.png
Bag Griseous Orb Sprite.png
Bag Normal Gem Sprite.png

Held items
In-battle effect items
BerriesDrivesEV-enhancing itemsEvolution-inducing held itemsExperience-affecting items
GemsIncensePlatesMega StonesStat-enhancing itemsType-enhancing items

Out-of-battle effect items
EV-enhancing itemsEvolution-inducing held itemsIncenseMailScarves

Project ItemDex logo.png This item article is part of Project ItemDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on all items.