Battle item

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A battle item is, as its name implies, an item given to a Pokémon during battle to enhance its performance. Battle items, however, wear off after a battle or when the Pokémon is switched out.

Types of battle items

File:XAttackSpriteDP.png X Attack

  • Description: Temporarily raises Attack
  • Location: Department Stores
  • Price:PokémonDollar.png500
  • Sell Price: PokémonDollar.png250
  • Effect: Increases Attack by 1 stage, like Howl

File:XDefendSpriteDP.png X Defend

  • Description: Temporarily raises Defense
  • Location: Department Stores
  • Price: PokémonDollar.png550
  • Sell Price: PokémonDollar.png275
  • Effect:Increases Defense by 1 stage, like Defense Curl

File:XSpecialSpriteDP.png X Special

  • Description: Temporarily raises Special Attack (Special in Generation I)
  • Location: Department Stores
  • Price: PokémonDollar.png350
  • Sell Price: PokémonDollar.png175
  • Effect: Increases Sp.Atk by 1 stage, like Growth

File:XSpDefSpriteDP.png X Sp. Def

  • Description: Temporarily raises Special Defense
  • Location: Veilstone Department Store
  • Price: PokémonDollar.png350
  • Sell Price: PokémonDollar.png175
  • Effect: Increases Sp.Def by 1 stage

File:XSpeedSpriteDP.png X Speed

  • Description: Temporarily raises Speed
  • Location: Department Stores
  • Price: PokémonDollar.png350
  • Sell Price: PokémonDollar.png175
  • Effect: Increases Speed by 1 stage

File:XAccuracySpriteDP.png X Accuracy

  • Description: Temporarily raises Accuracy
  • Location: Department Stores
  • Price: PokémonDollar.png950
  • Sell Price: PokémonDollar.png475
  • Effect: Increases Accuracy by 1 stage

File:DireHitSpriteDP.png Dire Hit

  • Description: Temporarily raises critical hit ratio
  • Location: Department Stores
  • Price: PokémonDollar.png650
  • Sell Price: PokémonDollar.png325
  • Increases critical hit ratio, like Focus Energy

File:GuardSpecSpriteDP.png Guard Spec.

  • Description: Temporarily prevents stat reduction
  • Location: Department Stores
  • Price: PokémonDollar.png700
  • Sell Price: PokémonDollar.png350
  • Prevents stat reduction, like Mist


  • Both X Attack and X Defend appeared in the TCG as Trainer cards, however, their English language release accidentally used their Japanese names, PlusPower and Defender. Their sprites introduced in the Generation III games also indicate that they are the same item by their appearance and color.
  • Some Gym Leaders in Generation I as well as trainers in Norman's Gym (Generation III) use Battle items.
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