Choice Band

Choice Band
こだわりハチマキ
Fixation Headband
Choice Band
Choice Band
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Introduced in Generation III
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Power 10

The Choice Band (Japanese: こだわりハチマキ Fixation Headband) is a type of held item introduced in Generation III. It has two counterparts that boost different stats: Choice Scarf and Choice Specs.

Contents

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RSEFRLG
Colo.XD
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
N/A PokémonDollar.png50
SM N/A PokémonDollar.png2,000

Effect

Boosts Attack by 50%, but only allows the use of the first move selected. This effect resets when the holder is withdrawn or when the item is removed in the absence of Magic Room.

Description

Games Description
RSE
Colo.XD
Raises a move's power, but permits only that move.
FRLG An item to be held by a Pokémon. It powers up one move, which becomes the only usable one.
DPPtHGSS An item to be held by a Pokémon. This headband ups Attack, but allows the use of only one kind of move.
BWB2W2 An item to be held by a Pokémon. This headband ups Attack, but allows the use of only one of its moves.
XYORAS
SM
An item to be held by a Pokémon. This curious headband boosts Attack but only allows the use of one move.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RSE Battle Tower (streak of 35 or more)RS, Battle Frontier (64 BP)E
Colo. Mt. Battle (10,000 Poké Coupons)
XD Mt. Battle (8,000 Poké Coupons)
DPPt Battle ParkDP/FrontierPt (48 BP)
PW Winner's Path
BW Battle Subway (48 BP)
B2W2 Battle Subway/PWT (24 BP)
XY Battle Maison (48 BP)
ORAS Battle Maison (48 BP)
SM Battle Tree (48 BP)

In the manga

A Choice Band in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Emerald rented a Linoone holding a Choice Band from the Battle Factory in Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming. It was used to strengthen its Frustration in some of its matches. This item later proved to be instrumental in taking down Noland's Mawile, when Linoone used Trick to switch items with Mawile.

In the TCG

Choice Band
Main article: Choice Band (Guardians Rising 121)

The Choice Band was introduced as a Pokémon Tool Trainer card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sun & Moon Series (the Japanese Sun & Moon Era) in the Guardians Rising expansion. It was later reprinted as a Full Art Secret card in the English Burning Shadows expansion (the Japanese Facing a New Trial subset).

The Choice Band strengthens attacks of the Pokémon the card is attached to by 30 if the opponent's Active Pokémon is a Pokémon-GX or Pokémon-EX (before applying Weakness and Resistance).

Trivia

  • In Generation VII, if a Pokémon holding a Choice Band uses a move other than the one it's locked into (such as through Embargo or Dancer), the move will fail and no PP will be consumed.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese こだわりハチマキ Fixation Headband
Chinese Cantonese 講究頭帶 Gónggau Tàuhdaai
Mandarin 講究頭帶 / 讲究头带 Jiǎngjiù Tóudài *
限定招式的頭布 Xiàndìng Zhāoshì-de Tóubù *
限定招式的头巾 Xiàndìng Zhāoshì-de Tóujīn *
France Flag.png French Bandeau Choix*
Band. Choix*
Germany Flag.png German Wahlband
Italy Flag.png Italian Bendascelta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 구애머리띠 Guae Meoritti
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Faixa da Escolha
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cinta Elegida*
Cin. Elegida*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Băng đầu cố chấp

External links


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