Carbos

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Carbos
インドメタシン
Indometacin
Bag Carbos Sprite.png
Carbos
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation I
Pocket
Generation I Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation II Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation III Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation IV Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation V Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VI Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VII Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VIII Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items
Generation IX Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items
Fling
Power 30

The Carbos (Japanese: インドメタシン Indometacin) is a type of vitamin introduced in Generation I. It increases the Speed of a Pokémon.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RGBY/RBY
GSC
RSEFRLG
Colo.XD
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
BDSP
$9,800 $4,900
SMUSUM
SwSh
$10,000 $5,000
SV $10,000 $2,500

In Hoenn, Carbos costs $4900 during the Energy Guru sale.

At Join Avenue's Market, Carbos can be bought in dozens at $99960 each, which equates to $8330 per bottle.

Effect

Generation I to II

When used from the Bag on a Pokémon, adds 2560 Speed Stat Experience to the target Pokémon per use, until it has 25600 Speed Stat Experience. In Generation II, it also increases the Pokémon's friendship a little.

Carbos is consumed upon use and cannot be used in battle.

Generation III to VII

When used from the Bag on a Pokémon, adds 10 Speed EVs to the target Pokémon per use, until it has 100 Speed EVs. It also increases the Pokémon's friendship a little.

Carbos is consumed upon use and cannot be used in battle.

Generation VIII onward

Carbos can now be used even on a Pokémon that has 100 Speed EVs or more, allowing the Speed EVs to be raised to the single-stat cap of 252 or the total cap of 510 this way.

Description

Games Description
Stad Increases the Speed of the selected Pokémon.
GSC Raises Speed of one Pokémon.
RSColo. Raises the stat Speed of one Pokémon.
FRLG A nutritious drink for Pokémon. It raises the base Speed stat of one Pokémon.
EXD Raises the base Speed stat of one Pokémon.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A nutritious drink for Pokémon. It raises the base Speed stat of a single Pokémon.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
A nutritious drink for Pokémon. When consumed, it raises the base Speed stat of a single Pokémon.
SwShBDSP A nutritious drink for Pokémon. When consumed, it raises the Speed base points of a single Pokémon.
SV A nutritious drink for Pokémon. This drink increases base points for a Pokémon's Speed stat.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RBY
RGBY
Power Plant, Silph Co., Safari Zone, Pokémon Mansion Celadon Department Store
GSC Route 2, Tin Tower, Whirl Islands, Mt. MortarC, Ice Path
Route 44 (after defeating Bird Keeper Vance in a second rematch)C
Celadon Department Store, Goldenrod Department Store
Battle Tower (×5; win 7 battles in a row)C, Goldenrod Radio Tower (5 Blue Card points)C
RSE Routes 114, 121, 124, 127, and 134E, Artisan CaveE
Favor LadyE
Battle Frontier Poké MartE, Lilycove Department Store, Slateport City (Energy Guru)
Slateport City (1000 Berry Powder)E, Battle Tower (7-35 win streak)RS, Battle Frontier (1 BP)E
FRLG Silph Co., Pokémon Mansion, Kindle Road Celadon Department Store
Cerulean City (1000 Berry Powder)
Colo. Pyrite Cave Agate Poké Mart
XD Realgam Tower Phenac Poké Mart
DPPt Routes 208, 211Pt, 214Pt, 220, 221, 222, 226, and 230DP, Sunyshore CityPt Veilstone Department Store
Battle ParkDP/Battle FrontierPt (1 BP)
HGSS Routes 2 and 10, Bell Tower, Whirl Islands, Mt. Mortar, Ice Path Celadon Department Store, Goldenrod Department Store, Safari Zone Gate shop
Route 44 (after defeating Bird Keeper Vance in a rematch)
Goldenrod Radio Tower (15 Blue Card points), Battle Frontier (1 BP)
BW Mistralton Cave, Moor of Icirrus, Victory Road, Giant Chasm
Passerby Analytics HQ (complete "Favorite time in school?" survey)
Shopping Mall Nine
Battle Subway (1 BP)
Anville Town (lost-and-found)
B2W2 Routes 2 and 22, Chargestone Cave, Village Bridge, Giant Chasm, Dragonspiral Tower, Wellspring Cave
Passerby Analytics HQ (complete "Where would you go with a time machine?" survey)
Shopping Mall Nine, Join Avenue (Market)
Battle Subway/PWT (1 BP), Black Tower/White Treehollow (Area 1-5 reward)
Big Stadium and Small Court (defeat a Striker), Anville Town (lost-and-found)
DW* Spooky Manor
XY Victory Road Laverre City Poké Mart
Battle Maison (2 BP)
Lost Hotel (shaking trash cans)Tu
ORAS Routes 114, 121, 124, 127, and 134, Mt. Pyre, Battle Resort, Mirage Cave (north of Fortree City) Lilycove Department Store, Slateport City (Energy Guru)
Battle Maison (2 BP)
Route 115 (15% chance after a rematch with Battle Girl Cyndy)
PMC* Graffiti Eraser (Lv. 3)
SMUSUM Route 6, Poni Plains Mount Hokulani Poké Mart
Big Wave BeachUSUM, Battle Royal Dome (2 BP)
Festival Plaza (Haunted houses, PharmacySUS)
SwSh Wyndon Poké Mart (south)
Hammerlocke (2 BP)
SwShIA Training Lowlands Master Dojo vending machine (after donating 400,000 W)
SwShCT Max Lair (Dynite Ore trader)
BDSP Routes 208, 220, 221, 222, 226, and 230 Veilstone Department Store
Battle Park (1 BP)
SV Asado Desert, Casseroya Lake, East Paldean Sea, Glaseado Mountain, North Paldean Sea, East Province (Area One), East Province (Area Three), North Province (Area One), North Province (Area Two), North Province (Area Three), South Province (Area One), South Province (Area Four), South Province (Area Five), West Province (Area Two) Chansey Supply (after earning 3 Gym Badges), Porto Marinada auction
Academy Ace Tournament
Glaseado Mountain (Snow Slope Run reward)
SVID Canyon Biome, Chargestone Cavern, Coastal Biome, Polar Biome, Savanna Biome, Torchlit Labyrinth Blueberry Academy Store (50 BP)
Item Printer
League Club Room (×2; possible reward after defeating a special coach in a rematch)

Distribution

Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
SV After School Pokémon Research Club Carbos All February 23 to March 31, 2023
Summer training support sets Japan July 22 to September 30, 2023

Gallery

Artwork

Bag Carbos SV Sprite.png
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

The Carbos appears in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon.

Price

Games Cost Sell price
SMD 1Gold Bars 150Poké currency.png

Effect

A consumable item that raises the Speed of Pokémon that drink it by 3 and restores 5 Belly for it.

If thrown, it will grant the same effect as if it was consumed by the Pokémon it hits (it cannot be caught); if it is sticky, it will also deal 2 damage.

Description

Games Description
SMD Drinking it raises your Speed. The effect lasts even after this adventure.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
SMD Achieve Ace Rank Treasure Box, Glorious Gold, Sparkling Floor, Various dungeons, mission reward

Appearance

Artwork
Carbos artwork RTDX.png
Artwork from
Rescue Team DX
Sprites
MDBag Carbos Sprite.png MDBag Carbos RTDX Sprite.png
Sprite from
Super Mystery Dungeon
Sprite from
Rescue Team DX
Carbos PSMD.png
Model from
Super Mystery Dungeon

In the anime

Vitamins in the anime

In The Clubsplosion Begins!, a full set of vitamins (excluding PP Up and PP Max) was 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

Pokémon Adventures

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 速度增強劑 Chūkdouh Jāngkèuhngjaih *
效果防護 Haauhgwó Fòhngwuh *
印度腎上腺藥 Yandouh Sahnseuhngsin Yeuhk *
Mandarin 速度增強劑 / 速度增强剂 Sùdù Zēngqiángjì *
效果防護 Xiàoguǒ Fánghù *
效果防護劑 Xiàoguǒ FánghùJì *
印度腎上腺 Yìndù Shènshàngxiàn *
Finland Flag.png Finnish Tankkaus
France Flag.png French Carbone
Germany Flag.png German Carbon
Italy Flag.png Italian Carburante
South Korea Flag.png Korean 알칼로이드 Alkaloid
Poland Flag.png Polish Węglowodany
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Carbos
Spain Flag.png Spanish Carburante
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Karbon



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