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Gems (Japanese: ジュエル Jewel) are a group of held items introduced in Generation V. There are 18 types of gems, corresponding to each of the 18 types. One time only, a held Gem boosts the power of the holder's damaging move of the corresponding type.
From Generation VI onward, only the Normal Gem has been obtainable in the core series games.
If a Pokémon holding a Gem uses a damaging move of the corresponding type, that move's power is boosted by 30% (50% in Generation V). This consumes the Gem.
The Gem will not be consumed if the attack misses or fails. Bide, Focus Punch, and damaging moves with a charging turn consume the Gem at the first stage of the move, before dealing damage.
If the type of a move is changed with Normalize, Pixilate, Refrigerate, Aerilate, Ion Deluge or Electrify, the Gem must match the type of the move after it has been modified. Moves that call other moves will only consume a Gem if the called move is of the appropriate type for the Gem. Hidden Power and Weather Ball can consume Gems, but only if the type of the Gem matches the type of damage that will be dealt.
Judgment and Techno Blast can consume Normal Gems, but will be Normal-type for that execution even if the Pokémon is given a Plate or Drive by Symbiosis upon consuming the Gem. If a Pokémon consumes a Gem for an attack and is immediately given another of the same Gem by Symbiosis, that Gem will not be consumed for that attack; if a Pokémon consumes a Power Herb using a damaging move and is immediately given a Gem of the appropriate type, that Gem will be consumed for that attack.
Fixed-damage moves (such as Dragon Rage, Counter and Endeavor) will consume Gems but will not have their damage modified. Present consumes a Gem even if it heals the target, but the amount healed is unaffected. Fling fails if the user is holding a Gem. Struggle, Grass Pledge, Water Pledge, and Fire Pledge will never consume a Gem.
In Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, all of the 17 existing Gems can be found in dust clouds. In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, every Gem can also be found in a location in the overworld in addition to dust clouds.
From Generation VI onward, only the Normal Gem is obtainable in the core series games. While the Fairy Gem was introduced in Generation VI, it has never been obtainable in any game; it has only ever appeared as unused game data.
List of Gems
This is artwork of the gems as seen on the Pokémon Global Link.
In the anime
A Dragon Gem appeared in A Connoisseur's Revenge!, where it was offered to Iris and her Axew by a Poké Mart clerk.
A Fire Gem appeared in Climbing the Tower of Success! as one of the search items for the Wishing Bell Festival scavenger hunt.
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