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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.
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.
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.
- In Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, they can be purchased at the Driftveil Market (in Pokémon Black and White only, this requires the National Pokédex).
- In Pokémon X and Y, they can be purchased at the Coumarine City Incense shop.
- In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, they can be purchased at the Slateport City Market.
- In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, they can be purchased at the Konikoni City Incense stall.
- In Pokémon Sword and Shield, they can be purchased from the Hulbury Incense Merchant.
List of incenses
These are artwork of the items as seen on the Pokémon Global Link.
In Pokémon GO
- Main article: Incense (GO)
The Incense is a variant exclusive to Pokémon GO. It causes wild Pokémon to appear more often for 30 minutes.
In the TCG
Regular print of Evolution Incense
- Main article: Evolution Incense (Sword & Shield 163)
The Evolution Incense is a variant from the Pokémon Trading Card Game introduced as an Item card. It was first released in the Japanese V Starter Sets. It later appeared in the Japanese Sword expansion before debuting in English in the Sword & Shield expansion, with artwork by Ryo Ueda. It allows the player to search their deck for an Evolution Pokémon, reveal it and put it into their hand, then shuffling their deck after.
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