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{{Move|Nutritious drinks}}
 
{{Move|Nutritious drinks}}
 
{{redirect|Pokémon drink|the items that represent real-world drinks|Drink}}
 
{{redirect|Pokémon drink|the items that represent real-world drinks|Drink}}
[[File:Rare Candy RG.png|thumb|250px|Rare Candy artwork from [[Generation I]]]]
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[[File:Vitamin anime.png|thumb|250px|Vitamins in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
 
A '''vitamin''' is a type of [[item]] from the [[Pokémon games]]. They are used to boost the [[stats]], [[Power Point]]s, or [[level]] of a {{pkmn|Trainer}}'s Pokémon. Most vitamins are named after real minerals and organic compounds important to bodily health.
 
A '''vitamin''' is a type of [[item]] from the [[Pokémon games]]. They are used to boost the [[stats]], [[Power Point]]s, or [[level]] of a {{pkmn|Trainer}}'s Pokémon. Most vitamins are named after real minerals and organic compounds important to bodily health.
   
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The two {{PP}}-raising vitamins raise the maximum PP of one of the Pokémon's [[move]]s in increments of fifths of its base PP, up to <sup>8</sup>/<sub>5</sub> of its base PP.
 
The two {{PP}}-raising vitamins raise the maximum PP of one of the Pokémon's [[move]]s in increments of fifths of its base PP, up to <sup>8</sup>/<sub>5</sub> of its base PP.
 
[[Rare Candy|Rare Candies]] will increase a Pokémon's level by one, using the minimum amount of experience required for the Pokémon to reach the next level.
 
   
 
From [[Generation II]] onward, all vitamins also increase the [[friendship]] of Pokémon they are used on.
 
From [[Generation II]] onward, all vitamins also increase the [[friendship]] of Pokémon they are used on.
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[[PP Up]]s are sold in [[Cerulean City]] and at the [[Pokéathlon Dome]]. PP Ups are commonly given as prizes in the [[Pokémon Lottery Corner]]. [[PP Max]]es are not sold anywhere.
 
[[PP Up]]s are sold in [[Cerulean City]] and at the [[Pokéathlon Dome]]. PP Ups are commonly given as prizes in the [[Pokémon Lottery Corner]]. [[PP Max]]es are not sold anywhere.
 
[[Rare Candy|Rare Candies]] can be purchased at the {{gdis|Battle Frontier|IV|Sinnoh and Johto Battle Frontiers}}, the [[Battle Subway]], the [[Pokémon World Tournament|PWT]], and the [[Battle Maison]] for 48 [[Battle Point|BP]] each. They can also be purchased at the [[Pokéathlon Dome]] on Mondays and Saturdays.
 
   
 
All other vitamins are available to buy for {{pdollar}}9800 ({{pdollar}}4900 at a sale) at [[Celadon Department Store]] and the [[Safari Zone Gate]] in Kanto, [[Goldenrod Department Store]] in Johto, [[Lilycove Department Store]] and {{ci|Slateport}} market in Hoenn, [[Veilstone Department Store]] in Sinnoh, [[Shopping Mall Nine]] in Unova, and the [[Laverre City]] Poké Mart in Kalos; they are available to buy for {{pdollar}}10,000 at the [[Mount Hokulani]] Pokémon Center. They may also be purchased at [[Cerulean City]] in exchange for [[Berry Powder]]. Vitamins can also be purchased at both the {{gdis|Battle Frontier|III|third}} and fourth generation Battle Frontiers, the Battle Subway, and the PWT for 1 BP each and from the Battle Maison for 2 BP each.
 
All other vitamins are available to buy for {{pdollar}}9800 ({{pdollar}}4900 at a sale) at [[Celadon Department Store]] and the [[Safari Zone Gate]] in Kanto, [[Goldenrod Department Store]] in Johto, [[Lilycove Department Store]] and {{ci|Slateport}} market in Hoenn, [[Veilstone Department Store]] in Sinnoh, [[Shopping Mall Nine]] in Unova, and the [[Laverre City]] Poké Mart in Kalos; they are available to buy for {{pdollar}}10,000 at the [[Mount Hokulani]] Pokémon Center. They may also be purchased at [[Cerulean City]] in exchange for [[Berry Powder]]. Vitamins can also be purchased at both the {{gdis|Battle Frontier|III|third}} and fourth generation Battle Frontiers, the Battle Subway, and the PWT for 1 BP each and from the Battle Maison for 2 BP each.
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| style="background: #{{Gen III color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen III color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=3 | '''III'''
 
| style="background: #{{Gen III color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen III color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=3 | '''III'''
 
| Raises the {{PP}} of a selected [[move]] to 8/5 of the move's base PP, but can only be used once per move on a given Pokémon.
 
| Raises the {{PP}} of a selected [[move]] to 8/5 of the move's base PP, but can only be used once per move on a given Pokémon.
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|{{bag3|Rare Candy}}
 
|[[Rare Candy]]
 
| style="background: #{{Gen I color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen I color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=1 | '''I'''
 
| Raises a Pokémon by one [[level]], up to level 100.<br>Can be used to revive a [[Fainting|fainted]] Pokémon.<br>Can trigger [[evolution]] in level 100 Pokémon that [[Methods of evolution#Leveling up|evolve by leveling up]].
 
 
|- class="unsortable"
 
|- class="unsortable"
 
! colspan="4" style="background:#{{medicine color light}}; {{roundybottom|8px}}" | <small>All details are accurate to {{color2|000|Generation VIII}} games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual items's page.</small>
 
! colspan="4" style="background:#{{medicine color light}}; {{roundybottom|8px}}" | <small>All details are accurate to {{color2|000|Generation VIII}} games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual items's page.</small>
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| width="160px" style="background: #{{attack color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Protein Sprite.png]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{attack color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Protein Sprite.png]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{defense color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Iron Sprite.png]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{defense color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Iron Sprite.png]]
| width="160px" style="background: #{{special attack color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Calcium Sprite.png]]
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| width="160px" style="background: #{{speed color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Carbos Sprite.png]]
| width="160px" style="background: #{{special defense color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Zinc Sprite.png]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{HP color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{HP color dark}}|HP Up}}
 
| style="background: #{{HP color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{HP color dark}}|HP Up}}
 
| style="background: #{{attack color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{attack color dark}}|Protein}}
 
| style="background: #{{attack color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{attack color dark}}|Protein}}
 
| style="background: #{{defense color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{defense color dark}}|Iron}}
 
| style="background: #{{defense color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{defense color dark}}|Iron}}
| style="background: #{{special attack color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{special attack color dark}}|Calcium}}
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| style="background: #{{speed color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{speed color dark}}|Carbos}}
| style="background: #{{special defense color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{special defense color dark}}|Zinc}}
 
 
|-
 
|-
| width="160px" style="background: #{{speed color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Carbos Sprite.png]]
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| width="160px" style="background: #{{special attack color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Calcium Sprite.png]]
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| width="160px" style="background: #{{special defense color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Zinc Sprite.png]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{items color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream PP Up Sprite.png]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{items color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream PP Up Sprite.png]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{TMs and HMs color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream PP Max Sprite.png]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{TMs and HMs color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream PP Max Sprite.png]]
| width="160px" style="background: #{{blue color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Rare Candy Sprite.png]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| style="background: #{{speed color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{speed color dark}}|Carbos}}
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| style="background: #{{special attack color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{special attack color dark}}|Calcium}}
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| style="background: #{{special defense color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{special defense color dark}}|Zinc}}
 
| style="background: #{{items color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{items color dark}}|PP Up}}
 
| style="background: #{{items color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{items color dark}}|PP Up}}
 
| style="background: #{{TMs and HMs color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{TMs and HMs color dark}}|PP Max}}
 
| style="background: #{{TMs and HMs color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{TMs and HMs color dark}}|PP Max}}
| style="background: #{{blue color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{blue color dark}}|Rare Candy}}
 
 
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[[Calcium]] debuted in ''[[EP092|The Joy of Pokémon]]''. Nurse Joy gave a whole bottle of these tablets to a {{pkmn2|giant}} {{p|Magikarp}}. Some other unidentified vitamins also appeared in the episode.
 
[[Calcium]] debuted in ''[[EP092|The Joy of Pokémon]]''. Nurse Joy gave a whole bottle of these tablets to a {{pkmn2|giant}} {{p|Magikarp}}. Some other unidentified vitamins also appeared in the episode.
   
The [[Rare Candy]] debuted in ''[[AG142|Caterpie's Big Dilemma]]''. However, unlike in the {{pkmn|games}}, where the Rare Candy levels up a Pokémon, in the episode it actually makes the Pokémon larger (and in some cases uncontrollable) due to the fact that this was a specially modified and experimental version of it. {{an|Brock}} said that the original would merely "enhance a Pokémon's abilities". Also, due to a dubbing error, the Rare Candy was referred by a direct translation of its Japanese name, Mystery Candy.
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In ''[[BW070|The Clubsplosion Begins!]]'', a full set of vitamins (excluding [[PP Up]] and [[PP Max]]) were announced to be the prize for winning the [[Clubsplosion]], like how the set of [[wing]]s was the prize for the [[Club Battle]]. They were eventually won by [[Stephan]].
 
In ''[[BW070|The Clubsplosion Begins!]]'', a full set of vitamins ([[PP Up]], [[PP Max]], and Rare Candy are excluded) were announced to be the prize for winning the [[Clubsplosion]], like how the set of [[wing]]s was the prize for the [[Club Battle]]. They were eventually won by [[Stephan]].
 
   
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
File:Rare Candy anime.png|Rare Candy
 
 
File:Calcium anime.png|Calcium
 
File:Calcium anime.png|Calcium
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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In ''[[PS446|Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down]]'', several kinds of vitamins were seen being sold at the [[Safari Zone Gate]].
 
In ''[[PS446|Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down]]'', several kinds of vitamins were seen being sold at the [[Safari Zone Gate]].
 
In ''[[PS528|Innocent Scientist]]'', {{adv|Blake}} revealed that he had given his {{TP|Blake|Dewott}} a [[Rare Candy]] and [[Resist Wing]] before heading to battle {{p|Genesect}}, boosting his defenses just enough for him to be able to survive an {{type|Electric}} {{m|Techno Blast}}.
 
 
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==In the TCG==
 
The following is a list of cards named '''Rare Candy'''.
 
 
{{cardlist/header|Related cards|Item|char=yes}}
 
{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|EX Sandstorm|Rare Candy|88}}|type=Item|expanded=Yes|enset=EX Sandstorm|enrarity=Uncommon|ennum=88/100|jpset=Miracle of the Desert|jprarity=Uncommon|jpnum=050/053|enset2=EX Emerald|enrarity2=Uncommon|ennum2=83/106|enset3=EX Holon Phantoms|enrarity3=Uncommon|ennum3=90/110|jpset3=Holon Phantom|jprarity3=Uncommon|jpnum3=048/052|enset4=POP Series 5|enrarity4=Uncommon|ennum4=7/17|enset5=Great Encounters|enrarity5=Uncommon|ennum5=102/106|jpset5=Moonlit Pursuit/Dawn Dash|jprarity5=Uncommon|enset6=POP Series 8|enrarity6=Uncommon|ennum6=10/17|enset7=Unleashed|enrarity7=Uncommon|ennum7=82/95|jpset7=Leafeon vs Metagross Expert Deck|jpnum7=009/014|jpset8=Reviving Legends|jprarity8=Uncommon|jpnum8=071/080|enset9=Dark Explorers|enrarity9=Uncommon|ennum9=100/108|jpset9=Dark Rush|jprarity9=U|jpnum9=065/069|jpset10=Hydreigon Half Deck|jpnum10=011/015|jpset11=Garchomp Half Deck|jpnum11=011/015|jpset12=BW-P Promotional cards|jpnum12=138/BW-P|jpset13=Master Deck Build Box EX|jpnum13=031/046|jpset14=Black Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck|jpnum14=011/018|jpset15=White Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck|jpnum15=011/018|enset16=Plasma Blast|enrarity16=Uncommon|ennum16=85/101|jpset16=Blastoise + Kyurem-EX Combo Deck|jpnum16=010/018|enset17=Plasma Blast|enrarity17=Rare Secret|ennum17=105/101|jpset17=Megalo Cannon|jprarity17=UR|jpnum17=086/076}}
 
{{cardlist/entry|cardname=[[Rare Candy (Primal Clash 135)|Rare Candy]]|type=Item|standard=Yes|enset=Primal Clash|enrarity=Uncommon|ennum=135/160|jpset=Gaia Volcano|jprarity=U|jpnum=061/070|jpset2=XY-P Promotional cards|jpnum2=136/XY-P|jpset3=M Master Deck Build Box Power Style|jpnum3=031/049|jpset4=M Master Deck Build Box Speed Style|jpnum4=033/049|jpset5=BREAK Starter Pack|jpnum5=057/072|jpset6=Premium Champion Pack|jpnum6=107/131}}
 
{{cardlist/footer|Item}}
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* The [[item duplication glitch]] is sometimes called the [[Rare Candy]] glitch due to the desirability of Rare Candies.
 
** In {{game|Black and White|s 2|Black 2 and White 2}}, due to {{tc|Pokémon Breeder}}s being programmed to reset every time the player leaves and re-enters the area, the Breeders found at [[Big Stadium and Small Court]] can be used to collect unlimited amounts of Rare Candies, as they give the player one as a reward every time they are defeated.
 
 
* The [[PP Max]]'s English name is the same as the Japanese name of the [[Max Elixir]].
 
* The [[PP Max]]'s English name is the same as the Japanese name of the [[Max Elixir]].
 
* The Japanese names of the vitamins reveal them to be other compounds, specifically {{wp|taurine}}, {{wp|bromhexine}}, {{wp|lysozyme}}, {{wp|chitosan}}, and {{wp|indometacin}}, used for treatment of the body.
 
* The Japanese names of the vitamins reveal them to be other compounds, specifically {{wp|taurine}}, {{wp|bromhexine}}, {{wp|lysozyme}}, {{wp|chitosan}}, and {{wp|indometacin}}, used for treatment of the body.
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Vitamins in the anime

A vitamin is a type of item from the Pokémon games. They are used to boost the stats, Power Points, or level of a Trainer's Pokémon. Most vitamins are named after real minerals and organic compounds important to bodily health.

From Generation III onward, they are known as nutritious drinks (Japanese: 栄養ドリンク nutritious drinks), also being referred to as Pokémon drinks in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. They are described as ability enhancers (Japanese: のうりょくをあげるアイテム attribute-raising items) in Generation I and as stat enhancers (Japanese: のうりょくをあげるどうぐ attribute-raising tools) in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. In the anime, they are referred to as Pokémon vitamin drinks.

Effect

In all core series games since Generation III, vitamins that affect stats increase a Pokémon's EVs for a given stat by 10 EV points, but can't increase the total EVs beyond a maximum of 510. Between Generations III and VII, vitamins will also have no effect on an individual stat that already has 100 or more EVs. Prior to Generation III, effort values were based on a system of stat experience and vitamins increased a stat by 2560 EV points, but could only be used until the stat had 25600 EVs.

The two PP-raising vitamins raise the maximum PP of one of the Pokémon's moves in increments of fifths of its base PP, up to 8/5 of its base PP.

From Generation II onward, all vitamins also increase the friendship of Pokémon they are used on.

In the Mystery Dungeon series, vitamins permanently increase one of the Stats of a Pokémon and are not subject to any limits due to the absence of the EV system in those games.

Acquisition

All vitamins can be found on the ground at various locations.

PP Ups are sold in Cerulean City and at the Pokéathlon Dome. PP Ups are commonly given as prizes in the Pokémon Lottery Corner. PP Maxes are not sold anywhere.

All other vitamins are available to buy for PokémonDollar.png9800 (PokémonDollar.png4900 at a sale) at Celadon Department Store and the Safari Zone Gate in Kanto, Goldenrod Department Store in Johto, Lilycove Department Store and Slateport market in Hoenn, Veilstone Department Store in Sinnoh, Shopping Mall Nine in Unova, and the Laverre City Poké Mart in Kalos; they are available to buy for PokémonDollar.png10,000 at the Mount Hokulani Pokémon Center. They may also be purchased at Cerulean City in exchange for Berry Powder. Vitamins can also be purchased at both the third and fourth generation Battle Frontiers, the Battle Subway, and the PWT for 1 BP each and from the Battle Maison for 2 BP each.

Types of vitamins

Name Debut
Gen.
Effect
HP Up HP Up I Adds 10 HP EVs to the target Pokémon per use, until it has 252.
Protein Protein I Adds 10 Attack EVs to the target Pokémon per use, until it has 252.
Iron Iron I Adds 10 Defense EVs to the target Pokémon per use, until it has 252.
Calcium Calcium I Adds 10 Special Attack EVs to the target Pokémon per use, until it has 252.
Zinc Zinc III Adds 10 Special Defense EVs to the target Pokémon per use, until it has 252.
Carbos Carbos I Adds 10 Speed EVs to the target Pokémon per use, until it has 252.
PP Up PP Up I Raises the PP of a selected move by 1/5 of the move's base PP, until 3 PP Ups or one PP Max have been used on the Pokémon's move.
PP Max PP Max III Raises the PP of a selected move to 8/5 of the move's base PP, but can only be used once per move on a given Pokémon.
All details are accurate to Generation VIII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual items's page.

Artwork

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

Dream HP Up Sprite.png Dream Protein Sprite.png Dream Iron Sprite.png Dream Carbos Sprite.png
HP Up Protein Iron Carbos
Dream Calcium Sprite.png Dream Zinc Sprite.png Dream PP Up Sprite.png Dream PP Max Sprite.png
Calcium Zinc PP Up PP Max

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Main article: Health drink

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, Protein, Calcium, Iron, and Zinc appear as types of health drink. Carbos appears in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon. Their effects are based on those of their core series counterparts.

In the anime

Vitamins in the anime

Calcium debuted in The Joy of Pokémon. Nurse Joy gave a whole bottle of these tablets to a giant Magikarp. Some other unidentified vitamins also appeared in the episode.

In The Clubsplosion Begins!, a full set of vitamins (excluding PP Up and PP Max) were announced to be the prize for winning the Clubsplosion, like how the set of wings was the prize for the Club Battle. They were eventually won by Stephan.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Vitamins in Pokémon Adventures

In Wartortle Wars, Red tried to use an "HP Up" sold to him by Green on Pika, but, like with all the other items she had sold him, it proved to be fake and ineffective.

In Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down, several kinds of vitamins were seen being sold at the Safari Zone Gate.

Trivia


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