Incense

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If you were looking for the item in Pokémon GO, see Incense (GO).

Incenses (Japanese: おこう Incense) are a group of held items that were introduced in Generation III. They allow bred Pokémon to produce baby Pokémon they otherwise would not be able to. They also have unrelated in-battle effects.

Mechanics

When held by a Pokémon in Pokémon Day Care or the Pokémon Nursery, they allow Pokémon to produce Eggs containing baby Pokémon that they otherwise could not. Specifically, baby Pokémon introduced in Generation III or later normally cannot be produced by breeding; however, if a breeding pair that would normally produce Eggs containing the evolved form of one of these baby Pokémon, and one of the parents holds the corresponding Incense, Eggs containing the baby Pokémon will be produced instead.

For example, if a male Jigglypuff and a female Marill are in Pokémon Day Care together, normally they would produce Marill Eggs; however, if either of them holds a Sea Incense, they will produce Azurill Eggs instead.

Notably, most baby Pokémon which result from Incense breeding have different Egg Move lists than their evolved forms. For example, Azurill can learn Fake Tears through breeding while Marill cannot, and Marill can learn Aqua Jet through breeding while Azurill cannot.

Acquisition

While individual Incenses can often be found in a variety of locations, starting in Generation V, the whole set of Incenses are often obtainable available for purchase in a single location.

List of incenses

Name Debut
Gen.
In-battle effect Corresponding
Baby Pokémon
Full Incense Full Incense IV Forces the holder to move last in its priority bracket. Munchlax
Lax Incense Lax Incense III Reduces the opponent's accuracy when targeting the holder. Wynaut
Luck Incense Luck Incense IV Doubles prize money received from battles when held. Happiny
Odd Incense Odd Incense IV Boosts the power of the holder's Psychic-type moves. Mime Jr.
Pure Incense Pure Incense IV Lowers wild Pokémon encounter rate when held. Chingling
Rock Incense Rock Incense IV Boosts the power of the holder's Rock-type moves. Bonsly
Rose Incense Rose Incense IV Boosts the power of the holder's Grass-type moves. Budew
Sea Incense Sea Incense III Boosts the power of the holder's Water-type moves. Azurill
Wave Incense Wave Incense IV Boosts the power of the holder's Water-type moves. Mantyke

Artwork

These are artwork of the items as seen on the Pokémon Global Link.

Dream Full Incense Sprite.png Dream Lax Incense Sprite.png Dream Luck Incense Sprite.png
Full Incense Lax Incense Luck Incense
Dream Odd Incense Sprite.png Dream Pure Incense Sprite.png Dream Rock Incense Sprite.png
Odd Incense Pure Incense Rock Incense
Dream Rose Incense Sprite.png Dream Sea Incense Sprite.png Dream Wave Incense Sprite.png
Rose Incense Sea Incense Wave Incense

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 薰香 Incense
Mandarin 薰香 Incense
France Flag.png French Encens
Germany Flag.png German Zuchtitem
Italy Flag.png Italian Incensi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 향로 Hyangno
Spain Flag.png Spanish Incienso


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



Held items
In-battle effect items
BerriesColored orbsDrivesPower items
Experience-affecting itemsGemsIncenseMega StonesMemoriesPlates
Stat-enhancing itemsType-enhancing itemsZ-Crystals
Out-of-battle effect items
Power itemsIncenseMailScarves


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