Macho Brace

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Macho Brace
Coercive Cast
Bag Macho Brace Sprite.png
Macho Brace
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation III
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Generation IV Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation V Bag Items pocket icon.png Items (Held items)
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Power 60

The Macho Brace (Japanese: きょうせいギプス Coercive Cast) is a held item introduced in Generation III. It doubles all effort values gained by the holder during a battle. It is an unobtainable held item in Generation VII.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A $1,500


Doubles any effort values that are obtained by the Pokémon holding it during a battle. Stacks with Pokérus. It does not affect effort values gained from vitamins.

The Speed stat of the Pokémon holding this item is halved during battle.


Games Description
RSE A hold item that promotes growth, but it reduces Speed.
FRLG An item to be held by a Pokémon. It promotes strong growth but lowers Speed while it is held.
ColoXD A hold item that promotes growth, but reduces Speed.
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It is a stiff and heavy brace that promotes strong growth but lowers Speed.
An item to be held by a Pokémon. This stiff, heavy brace helps Pokémon grow strong but cuts Speed in battle.
SV An item to be held by a Pokémon. Holding this stiff, heavy brace reduces a Pokémon's Speed in battle but allows its stats to grow more quickly.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RSE Route 111
FRLG Viridian Gym
Colo Pyrite Cave
XD Mt. Battle (prize for first clear of Mt. Battle Area 1)
DPPt Pastoria City
HGSS Goldenrod Department Store (held by in-game trade Machop)
BWB2W2 Nimbasa City (eastern gate)
XY Route 15
ORAS Route 111
PMC* Graffiti Eraser (Lv. 3)
SwSh Hammerlocke (10 BP)
SwShIA Cram-o-matic (Fighting: 72-80 points)
BDSP Pastoria City

In the anime

A Macho Brace in the anime

In Under the Pledging Tree!, a set of Macho Braces was one of the items offered to Ash by a market vendor in Coumarine City after Ash had wondered out loud what presents he should buy for an upcoming festival.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 強制鍛鍊器 Kèuhngjai Dyunlihnhei
Mandarin 強制鍛鍊器 / 强制锻炼器 Qiángzhì Duànliànqì
Denmark Flag.png Danish Machostøtte
Finland Flag.png Finnish Machoranneke
France Flag.png French Bracelet Macho*
Brac. Macho*
Germany Flag.png German Machoband
Italy Flag.png Italian Crescicappa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 교정깁스 Gyojeong Gips
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Machoarmbånd
Poland Flag.png Polish Klamra Macho
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pulseira Macho
Spain Flag.png Spanish Brazal firme*
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Machospänne

See also

External links

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