Evolution-inducing held item

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Ash's Gligar reaching for the Razor Fang Ash tossed

An evolution-inducing held item is an item which makes the Pokémon holding it evolve when a certain event happens, such as if the Pokémon is traded or leveled up. The item disappears once the Pokémon has evolved. For evolution-inducing items that are not meant to be held, see the page on evolutionary stones.

List of evolution-inducing held items

In the main series

Items that induce evolution upon trading

Items that induce evolution upon leveling up

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Main article: Mystery Dungeon evolutionary items

The Mystery Dungeon series introduced some new evolutionary items as the series does not include elements such as day and night, and trading.



This is artwork of the items as seen in the Sinnoh Underground

Mine Oval Stone.png
Oval Stone

Global Link

These are artwork of the items as seen in the Pokémon Global Link.

Dream DeepSeaScale Sprite.png Dream DeepSeaTooth Sprite.png Dream Dragon Scale Sprite.png Dream Dubious Disc Sprite.png Dream Electirizer Sprite.png
Deep Sea Scale Deep Sea Tooth Dragon Scale Dubious Disc Electirizer
Dream King's Rock Sprite.png Dream Magmarizer Sprite.png Dream Metal Coat Sprite.png Dream Oval Stone Sprite.png Dream Prism Scale Sprite.png
King's Rock Magmarizer Metal Coat Oval Stone Prism Scale
Dream Protector Sprite.png Dream Razor Claw Sprite.png Dream Razor Fang Sprite.png Dream Reaper Cloth Sprite.png Dream Sachet Sprite.png
Protector Razor Claw Razor Fang Reaper Cloth Sachet
Dream Up-Grade Sprite.png Dream Whipped Dream Sprite.png
Up-Grade Whipped Dream

In the anime

Many evolution items have appeared in the anime. The first one to appear was the King's Rock in Ring Masters, which Ash won in the Sumo Conference and Misty's Poliwhirl later used to evolve itself into a Politoed in Outrageous Fortunes. Another King's Rock appeared in A Crowning Achievement, which was found on a rock after the water level in the local river dropped dramatically; Alice's Slowpoke used it to evolve into a Slowking.

A Deep Sea Scale and Deep Sea Tooth appeared in The Evolutionary War where the people in the A-B-C Islands were having an argument over which Pokémon was best, Gorebyss or Huntail.

A King's Rock, two Deep Sea Teeth, and two Deep Sea Scales appeared in Showdown At Linoone as some of the items Tokin picked up.

In One Big Happiny Family!, Brock carved and made an Oval Stone for his newly born Happiny, which later helped her evolve into a Chansey in The Brockster is In.

In Fighting Fear with Fear!, Ash got a Razor Fang from Gary Oak that he used to evolve his Gligar into a Gliscor.


King's Rock anime.png DeepSeaScale anime.png DeepSeaTooth anime.png
King's Rock Deep Sea Scale Deep Sea Tooth
Oval Stone anime.png Razor Fang anime.png
Oval Stone Razor Fang

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Quilava Quandary, Gold was given a King's Rock by the Day-Care Couple after training with them, which he gave to his Poliwag to hold. In Ampharos Amore, Gold's newly evolved Poliwhirl and Silver's Seadra evolved into a Politoed and a Kingdra, respectively, while holding their respective evolutionary items, King's Rock and Dragon Scale.

In Yikes, Yanmega! II, Dia's Lickilicky, Kit, used a Protector to protect itself from Mars's Yanmega swarm's soundwaves. Roseanne later revealed that the Protector was one of the items she used in her research of Pokémon Evolution, the other seen items being a Reaper Cloth, Dragon Scale, Magmarizer, and King's Rock.

In Dealing With A Koffing Fit, Silver's Sneasel evolved into a Weavile due to having gained experience while holding a Razor Claw, which had been given to Silver by Green.

In Raising the Stakes with Rhyperior, it was revealed that Silver had given Blue a Protector to be held by his Rhydon, allowing it to evolve into a Rhyperior when it was traded between the two Trainers. Afterwards, Blue had let Silver keep Rhyperior as a replacement for his lost Ursaring.


  • In Pokémon Black and White, the Prism Scale was incorrectly categorized in the Bag as a general item and not as an evolution-inducing held item. This was later fixed in Black 2 and White 2, but starting from Pokémon X and Y it is now again incorrectly categorised, this time as a valuable item.
  • Along with being listed amongst the evolutionary stones, the Oval Stone has the "Use" option when selected in the Bag, but if the player tries to use it, it won't say "Able" under any Pokémon.
    • This makes it the only evolutionary item with "Stone" in its English name which is not an evolutionary stone.

In other languages

Deep Sea Scale

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese しんかいのウロコ Deep-Sea Scale
Finland Flag.png Finnish Syvänmerensuomu
France Flag.png French Écaille Océan
Germany Flag.png German Abyssplatte
Italy Flag.png Italian Squamabissi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 심해의비늘 Simhae-ui Bineul
Spain Flag.png Spanish Escama Marina

Deep Sea Tooth

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese しんかいのキバ Deep-Sea Fang
Finland Flag.png Finnish Syvänmerenhammas
France Flag.png French Dent Océan
Germany Flag.png German Abysszahn
Italy Flag.png Italian Dente Abissi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 심해의이빨 Simhae-ui Ippal
Spain Flag.png Spanish Diente Marino

Dragon Scale

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese りゅうのウロコ Dragon Scale
France Flag.png French Écaille Draco
Germany Flag.png German Drachenhaut
Italy Flag.png Italian Squama Drago
South Korea Flag.png Korean 용의비늘 Yong-ui Bineul
Spain Flag.png Spanish Escamadragón

Dubious Disc

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese あやしいパッチ Dubious Patch
France Flag.png French CD Douteux
Germany Flag.png German Dubiosdisc
Italy Flag.png Italian Dubbiodisco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 괴상한패치 Goesanghan Patch
Spain Flag.png Spanish Discoxtraño


Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese エレキブースター Elecbooster
France Flag.png French Électriseur
Germany Flag.png German Stromisierer
Italy Flag.png Italian Elettritore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 에레키부스터 Elecbooster
Spain Flag.png Spanish Electrizador

King's Rock

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese おうじゃのしるし King's Symbol
France Flag.png French Roche Royale
Germany Flag.png German King-Stein
Italy Flag.png Italian Roccia di Re
South Korea Flag.png Korean 왕의징표석 Wang-ui Jingpyoseok
Spain Flag.png Spanish Roca del Rey
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Con dấu Hoàng Gia


Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese マグマブースター Magmabooster
France Flag.png French Magmariseur
Germany Flag.png German Magmaisierer
Italy Flag.png Italian Magmatore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마그마부스터 Magmabooster
Spain Flag.png Spanish Magmatizador

Metal Coat

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese メタルコート Metal Coat
France Flag.png French Peau Métal
Germany Flag.png German Metallmantel
Italy Flag.png Italian Metalcoperta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 금속코트 Geumsok Coat
Spain Flag.png Spanish Revest. Metálico
Rev. Metálico*

Oval Stone

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese まんまるいし Oval Stone
France Flag.png French Pierre Ovale
Germany Flag.png German Ovaler Stein
Italy Flag.png Italian Pietraovale
South Korea Flag.png Korean 동글동글돌 Donggeuldonggeul Dol
Spain Flag.png Spanish Piedra Oval
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đá tròn

Prism Scale

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese きれいなウロコ Beautiful Scale
France Flag.png French Bel'Écaille
Germany Flag.png German Schönschuppe
Italy Flag.png Italian Squama Bella
South Korea Flag.png Korean 고운비늘 Goun Bineul
Spain Flag.png Spanish Escama Bella


Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese プロテクター Protector
France Flag.png French Protecteur
Germany Flag.png German Schützer
Italy Flag.png Italian Copertura
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프로텍터 Protector
Spain Flag.png Spanish Protector

Razor Claw

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese するどいツメ Razor Claw
France Flag.png French Griffe Rasoir
Germany Flag.png German Scharfklaue
Italy Flag.png Italian Affilartigli
South Korea Flag.png Korean 예리한손톱 Yerihan Sontop
Spain Flag.png Spanish Garra Afilada

Razor Fang

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese するどいキバ Razor Fang
Finland Flag.png Finnish Terähammas
France Flag.png French Croc Rasoir
Germany Flag.png German Scharfzahn
Italy Flag.png Italian Affilodente
South Korea Flag.png Korean 예리한이빨 Yerihan Ippal
Spain Flag.png Spanish Colmillo Agudo

Reaper Cloth

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese れいかいのぬの Spirit World Cloth
France Flag.png French Tissu Fauche
Germany Flag.png German Düsterumhang
Italy Flag.png Italian Terrorpanno
South Korea Flag.png Korean 영계의천 Yeonggye-ui Cheon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tela Terrible


Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese においぶくろ Sachet
France Flag.png French Sachet Senteur
Germany Flag.png German Duftbeutel
Italy Flag.png Italian Bustina Aromi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 향기주머니 Hyang-gi Jumeoni
Spain Flag.png Spanish Saquito Fragante


Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese アップグレード Upgrade
France Flag.png French Améliorator
Germany Flag.png German Up-Grade
Italy Flag.png Italian Upgrade
South Korea Flag.png Korean 업그레이드 Upgrade
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mejora

Whipped Dream

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ホイップポップ Whipped Pop
France Flag.png French Chantibonbon
Germany Flag.png German Sahnehäubchen
Italy Flag.png Italian Dolcespuma
South Korea Flag.png Korean 휘핑팝 Whipping Pop
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dulce de Nata

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Smogon's list of King's Rock and Razor Fang-affected moves

Held items
In-battle effect items
BerriesColored orbsDrivesEV-enhancing itemsEvolution-inducing held items
Experience-affecting itemsGemsIncenseMega StonesMemoriesPlates
Stat-enhancing itemsType-enhancing itemsZ-Crystals
Out-of-battle effect items
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