The Soothe Bell (Japanese: やすらぎのすず Peace Bell) is a type of held item introduced in Generation III. It is an out-of-battle effect item that amplifies friendship increases for the holder.
When held by a Pokémon, increases to that Pokémon's friendship are increased by 50% of the change. Soothe Bell's effect applies directly to the original change in friendship.
Soothe Bell's effect now applies to the friendship change after including Luxury Ball and met location bonuses.
In Pokémon: Magikarp Jump, Soothe Bell is a Friendship Item that can be purchased for 500. It summons Eevee as a helper Pokémon.
A Soothe Bell first appeared in the anime in Showdown At Linoone as one of the items Tokin had picked up.
Soothe Bells appeared in Smells Like Team Spirit! as the prize for winning the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition; due to being a Tag Battle competition, the prize was two Soothe Bells, one for each winner. Ash and Paul won them; however, Paul did not want his, so Ash was left in possession of both. Ash's Soothe Bells made an appearance at the start of In The Shadow of Zekrom!, where they were seen on Ash's desk along with various other gifts and prizes he received in the Sinnoh region.
Virgil used a Soothe Bell in Lost at the League! to calm down a Garbodor and a group of Trubbish.
In Suffering Psyduck, one of Mr. Backlot's maids gives Platinum a Soothe Bell as thanks for visiting his mansion.
A Soothe Bell appeared in the artwork of Pikachu (BW-P Promo 120).