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==In the manga==
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[[File:Magnet Mystic Water Charcoal Adventures.png|175px|thumb|Magnet, Mystic Water, and Charcoal in the Pokémon Adventures manga]]
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
In ''[[PS170|The Last Battle IV]]'', during the final battle against the [[Masked Man]], [[Misty]], [[Blaine]], and [[Lt. Surge]] used a Mystic Water, a Charcoal, and a Magnet to power up the moves of {{p|Suicune}}, {{p|Entei}}, and {{p|Raikou}}, respectively.
In ''[[PS170|The Last Battle IV]]'', during the final battle against the [[Masked Man]], [[Misty]], [[Blaine]], and [[Lt. Surge]] used Mystic Water, Charcoal, and Magnet to power up the moves of {{p|Suicune}}, {{p|Entei}}, and {{p|Raikou}}, respectively.

Revision as of 11:09, 27 February 2014

A type-enhancing item, when held, enhances the power of attacks with the corresponding type. All but one of the items introduced before Generation IV gave boosts of 10%, but this was increased to 20% afterward.

These items may be sold to Poké Marts for PokémonDollar.png50, with the exception of Charcoal, which fetches PokémonDollar.png4,900 in Poké Marts.

In Johto, several of these items can be obtained from the Week Siblings.

List of type-enhancing items

Pokémon-specific type-enhancing items

Main article: Timespace orbs


Main article: Incense


Main article: Plate


Main article: Gem


These are artwork of the items as seen in the Pokémon Dream World

Dream Black Belt Sprite.png Dream Black Glasses Sprite.png Dream Charcoal Sprite.png Dream Dragon Fang Sprite.png
Black Belt BlackGlasses Charcoal Dragon Fang
Dream Hard Stone Sprite.png Dream Magnet Sprite.png Dream Metal Coat Sprite.png Dream Miracle Seed Sprite.png
Hard Stone Magnet Metal Coat Miracle Seed
Dream Mystic Water Sprite.png Dream Never-Melt Ice Sprite.png Dream Poison Barb Sprite.png Dream Sharp Beak Sprite.png
Mystic Water NeverMeltIce Poison Barb Sharp Beak
Dream Silk Scarf Sprite.png Dream Silver Powder Sprite.png Dream Soft Sand Sprite.png Dream Spell Tag Sprite.png
Silk Scarf SilverPowder Soft Sand Spell Tag
Dream Twisted Spoon Sprite.png

In the anime

The first type-enhancing item to be introduced was Charcoal in A Farfetch'd Tale. Though the significance of Charcoal is explained in detail, and Ash and his friends are given Charcoal as a gift, its Fire-enhancing properties are not revealed.

A Mystic Water was the prize for winning at the Whirl Cup.

A Dragon Fang appeared in Beauty is Skin Deep as the treasure of Clair's family, kept in Blackthorn Gym. It is the fang of an ancient dragon Pokémon that terrorised Blackthorn City. The Dragon Fang is part of a ritual with the purpose of bringing peace to all Dragon-type Pokémon. The ritual involves the Blackthorn Gym Leader placing it on a special ceremonial table, then pouring water over it, causing a light dragon to burst out of it and rise into the sky. Legend says that this light dragon becomes a star and watches over all Dragon-type Pokémon. Another Dragon Fang appeared in Showdown At Linoone as one of the items Tokin picked up.

Flannery gave a Charcoal to her Torkoal in Going, Going, Yawn.

A Black Belt and a TwistedSpoon appeared in Climbing the Tower of Success!.

In the manga

Magnet, Mystic Water, and Charcoal in the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In The Last Battle IV, during the final battle against the Masked Man, Misty, Blaine, and Lt. Surge used Mystic Water, Charcoal, and Magnet to power up the moves of Suicune, Entei, and Raikou, respectively.


  • In Generation II, there was one item that would power up each type, with the exception of the Normal type, which had both the Pink Bow and Polkadot Bow. In Generation IV, this is reversed, where each type powered up by one of the items as well as by a Plate, except the Normal type.
    • However, some types have even more than this, due to incenses.
    • In Generation V, Gems were added as well, this time including a Normal variety with the other types. Gems, unlike other type-enhancing items, increase damage by 50%, but are consumed after use.
  • Charcoal is the only item available for purchase in a regular store. Some other type-enhancing items can be purchased, but only from Game Corners.

Type-enhancing items
Bag Silk Scarf Sprite.png
Bag Meadow Plate Sprite.png
Bag Sea Incense Sprite.png
Bag Griseous Orb Sprite.png
Bag Fire Gem Sprite.png
Bag Soul Dew Sprite.png
Soul Dew

Held items
In-battle effect items
BerriesColored orbsDrivesEV-enhancing itemsEvolution-inducing held items
Experience-affecting itemsGemsIncenseMega StonesMemoriesPlates
Stat-enhancing itemsType-enhancing itemsZ-Crystals
Out-of-battle effect items
EV-enhancing itemsEvolution-inducing held itemsIncenseMailScarves

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