Choice Scarf

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Choice Scarf
Fixation Scarf
Choice Scarf
Choice Scarf
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
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The Choice Scarf (Japanese: こだわりスカーフ Fixation Scarf) is a type of held item introduced in Generation IV. It is an in-battle effect item that greatly boosts the holder's Speed, but locks the holder to one move. It has two counterparts that boost different stats: Choice Band and Choice Specs.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A PokémonDollar.png100
N/A PokémonDollar.png2,000


When held by a Pokémon, it boosts the Pokémon's Speed by 50%, but only allows the use of the first move selected. This effect resets when the holder is withdrawn.

Generation IV

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, due to a glitch, if a Pokémon uses U-turn and switches into a Pokémon holding a Choice Scarf that also knows U-turn, that Pokémon will be locked into U-turn. This was fixed in subsequent games.

Generation V to VI

From Generation V onward, if a Pokémon is already locked into a move due to a held Choice Scarf, if the held Choice Scarf is removed while its effect is negated, the Pokémon will be affected by the Choice item lock glitch.

Generation VII

If a Pokémon holding a Choice Scarf uses a move other than the one it's locked into (such as through Instruct or Dancer), the move will fail and no PP will be deducted.

Generation VIII

If a Pokémon holding a Choice Scarf Dynamaxes, the item will temporarily have no effect; the stat boost will be disabled, and the Pokémon will no longer be subject to move locks. After the Dynamax ends, the stat boost is restored, and any previous move lock will be re-enabled.


Games Description
DPPtHGSS An item to be held by a Pokémon. This scarf boosts Speed, but allows the use of only one kind of move.
BWB2W2 An item to be held by a Pokémon. This scarf boosts Speed, but allows the use of only one of its moves.
An item to be held by a Pokémon. This curious scarf boosts Speed but only allows the use of one move.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Battle ParkDP/Battle FrontierPt (48 BP)
HGSS Purchased by the player's Mom Battle Frontier (48 BP)
PW Winner's Path
BW Castelia City Pokémon Center (from a man in black for having Pokémon from 30 different original Trainers) Battle Subway (48 BP)
B2W2 Battle Subway/PWT (24 BP)
XY Battle Maison (48 BP)
ORAS Battle Maison (48 BP)
SMUSUM Battle Tree (48 BP)
SwSh Ballonlea Battle Tower (25 BP)

In spin-off games

Pokémon: Magikarp Jump

In Pokémon: Magikarp Jump, Choice Scarf is a Friendship Item that can be purchased for 600Magikarp Jump Diamond.png. It summons Gardevoir as a helper Pokémon.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 講究圍巾 Gónggau Wàihgān
Mandarin 講究圍巾 / 讲究围巾 Jiǎngjiù Wéijīn
France Flag.png French Mouchoir Choix*
Mouch. Choix*
Germany Flag.png German Wahlschal
Italy Flag.png Italian Stolascelta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 구애스카프 Guae Scarf
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pañuelo Elegido*
Pañ. Elegido*

External links

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