Absorb Bulb

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Absorb Bulb
きゅうこん
Bulb
Bag Absorb Bulb Sprite.png
Absorb Bulb
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation V
Pocket
Generation V Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items (Held items)
Generation VI Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items
Generation VII Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items
Generation VIII Bag Other Items SwSh pocket icon.png Other Items
Generation IX Bag Other Items SwSh pocket icon.png Other Items
Fling
Power 30

The Absorb Bulb (Japanese: きゅうこん Bulb) is a type of held item introduced in Generation V. It raises the holder's Special Attack when it is hit by a damaging Water-type move.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
BWB2W2
XYORAS
N/A PokémonDollar.png100
SMUSUM
SwSh
N/A PokémonDollar.png2,000
SV PokémonDollar.png5,000 PokémonDollar.png1,250

Effect

If the holder is hit by a Water-type damaging move, it consumes the Absorb Bulb and its Special Attack is increased by one stage.

It does not activate if the holder already has +6 Special Attack stat stages (unless its Ability is Contrary, in which case it will not activate if the holder has -6 Special Attack stat stages). It does not activate if the holder is protected from or unaffected by the Water-type move (e.g. due to Water Absorb or Wonder Guard).

If multiple Pokémon each holding an Absorb Bulb or Luminous Moss are hit by a Water-type move at once, each hit Pokémon will consume their Absorb Bulb or Luminous Moss before Symbiosis transfers any item (including these items).

Cram-o-matic

Type Points
Grass 8

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 A consumable bulb. If the holder is hit by a Water-type move, its Sp. Atk will rise.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It boosts Sp. Atk if hit with a Water-type attack. It can only be used once.
SwSh An item to be held by a Pokémon. It boosts Sp. Atk if the holder is hit with a Water-type attack. It can only be used once.
SV An item to be held by a Pokémon. This single-use bulb boosts the Sp. Atk stat if the holder is damaged by a Water-type attack.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
BW Battle Subway (32 BP)
B2W2 Battle Subway/PWT (16 BP)
Held by wild Roselia (1% chance) (dark grass only)
XY Battle Maison (32 BP)
ORAS Battle Maison (32 BP)
Held by wild Oddish and wild Gloom (5% chance each)
SMUSUM Poni Plains (sometimes dropped after Cottonee or Petilil ambush encounters)
Held by wild Cottonee and wild Petilil (5% chance each)
SwSh Route 5 Battle Tower (10 BP)
Held by wild Oddish, wild Gloom, wild Vileplume, wild Bellossom, wild Cottonee, and wild Whimsicott (5% chance each)
SwShIoA Cram-o-matic (Grass: 82-90 points)
SV Delibird Presents (Cascarrafa Branch, after earning 4 Gym Badges)
Tagtree Thicket (sparkling overworld items)

Appearance

Artwork

Dream Absorb Bulb Sprite.png
Dream World artwork


Sprites

Bag Absorb Bulb Sprite.png Bag Absorb Bulb SV Sprite.png
Bag Sprite (Generation V-VIII) Bag Sprite (SV)

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 球根 Kàuhgān
Mandarin 球根 Qiúgēn
France Flag.png French Bulbe
Germany Flag.png German Knolle
Italy Flag.png Italian Bulbo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 구근 Gugeun
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tubérculo


External links



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