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This article is about the type of item. For the game mechanic, see Memory (game mechanic).
Artwork of Gladion using a memory on his Silvally

A memory (Japanese: メモリ memory), also referred to as a memory drive or memory disc, is a type of held item introduced in Generation VII to work with the Ability RKS System to change the types of Silvally and its Multi-Attack.

List of Memories

Name Corresponding
Bug Memory Bug Memory Bug
Dark Memory Dark Memory Dark
Dragon Memory Dragon Memory Dragon
Electric Memory Electric Memory Electric
Fairy Memory Fairy Memory Fairy
Fighting Memory Fighting Memory Fighting
Fire Memory Fire Memory Fire
Flying Memory Flying Memory Flying
Ghost Memory Ghost Memory Ghost
Grass Memory Grass Memory Grass
Ground Memory Ground Memory Ground
Ice Memory Ice Memory Ice
Poison Memory Poison Memory Poison
Psychic Memory Psychic Memory Psychic
Rock Memory Rock Memory Rock
Steel Memory Steel Memory Steel
Water Memory Water Memory Water


Generation VII

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, the player receives all the memory drives from Gladion at Aether Paradise after receiving a Type: Null from him during the post-game. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, due to Gladion having temporarily left Alola during the post-game, Type: Null and the memories are instead obtained from Wicke at Ancient Poni Path.

Generation VIII

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the memory drives are obtained from a League Staff member at the Battle Tower lobby, after receiving a Type: Null from her.


This is the artwork of the memories on the Pokémon Global Link:

Dream Bug Memory Sprite.png Dream Dark Memory Sprite.png Dream Dragon Memory Sprite.png Dream Electric Memory Sprite.png Dream Fairy Memory Sprite.png Dream Fighting Memory Sprite.png
Bug Memory Dark Memory Dragon Memory Electric Memory Fairy Memory Fighting Memory
Dream Fire Memory Sprite.png Dream Flying Memory Sprite.png Dream Ghost Memory Sprite.png Dream Grass Memory Sprite.png Dream Ground Memory Sprite.png Dream Ice Memory Sprite.png
Fire Memory Flying Memory Ghost Memory Grass Memory Ground Memory Ice Memory
Dream Poison Memory Sprite.png Dream Psychic Memory Sprite.png Dream Rock Memory Sprite.png Dream Steel Memory Sprite.png Dream Water Memory Sprite.png
Poison Memory Psychic Memory Rock Memory Steel Memory Water Memory

In the anime

A Rock Memory in the anime

Main series

In the anime, Memories are regularly used by Gladion in order to give his Silvally a type advantage over its opponents during battles or otherwise give it benefits outside of battles, such as when he turned Silvally into a Steel type to allow it to cross the poison lake Nihilego had created without taking any damage.

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Gladion has been shown using the following Memories:

In the manga

A Rock Memory in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

A Rock Memory appeared in Destroy!! Results of the Training!, where Moon chose to insert it into the RKS System of Gladion's Silvally in order to more effectively battle against Ryuki's Turtonator.

In the TCG

Memories in the Pokémon Trading Card Game are depicted as Pokémon Tool cards. The first two were printed in the Crimson Invasion set, and others were printed during the Sun & Moon Series. When a Memory is attached to a Pokémon named Silvally-GX, it changes that Silvally's type to the type that the Memory corresponds to. (The Electric Memory makes Silvally a Lightning type.)

This listing is of cards featuring Memories in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Fighting Memory I Crimson Invasion Uncommon 94/111 Awakened Heroes U 049/050
Psychic Memory I Crimson Invasion Uncommon 98/111 Awakened Heroes U 048/050
Electric Memory I Ultra Prism Uncommon 121/156 GX Battle Boost   099/114
Fire Memory I Ultra Prism Uncommon 123/156 GX Battle Boost   102/114
Grass Memory I Team Up Uncommon 143/181 GX Ultra Shiny   123/150
Water Memory I Team Up Uncommon 157/181 GX Ultra Shiny   121/150

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 記憶碟 Geiyīkdihp
Mandarin 記憶碟 Jìyìdié *
存储碟 Cúnchǔdié *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Minde
Finland Flag.png Finnish Muisti
France Flag.png French ROM
Germany Flag.png German Disc
Italy Flag.png Italian ROM
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메모리 Memory
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Minne
Poland Flag.png Polish Pamięć
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Memória
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Disco
Spain Flag.png Spanish Disco
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Minne
Thailand Flag.png Thai เมมโมรี่ Memory

Held items
In-battle effect items
BerriesColored orbsDrivesPower items
Experience-affecting itemsGemsIncenseMega StonesMemoriesPlates
Stat-enhancing itemsType-enhancing itemsZ-Crystals
Out-of-battle effect items
Power itemsIncenseMailScarves

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