- If you were looking for the item in Pokémon GO, see Incense (GO).
- If you were looking for the item in Pokémon Sleep, see Incense (Sleep).
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.
In the core series games
When held by a Pokémon in the 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 (besides Riolu and Toxel) 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 the 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.
Incenses are not present in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and the associated Pokémon hatch from Eggs by default. This means it is not possible to produce Chansey, Marill, or Sudowoodo Eggs in Scarlet and Violet.
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
|Full Incense||IV||Forces the holder to move last in its priority bracket.||Munchlax|
|Lax Incense||III||Reduces the opponent's accuracy when targeting the holder.||Wynaut|
|Luck Incense||IV||Doubles prize money received from battles when held.||Happiny|
|Odd Incense||IV||Boosts the power of the holder's Psychic-type moves.||Mime Jr.|
|Pure Incense||IV||Lowers wild Pokémon encounter rate when held.||Chingling|
|Rock Incense||IV||Boosts the power of the holder's Rock-type moves.||Bonsly|
|Rose Incense||IV||Boosts the power of the holder's Grass-type moves.||Budew|
|Sea Incense||III||Boosts the power of the holder's Water-type moves.||Azurill|
|Wave Incense||IV||Boosts the power of the holder's Water-type moves.||Mantyke|
These are artwork of the items as seen on the Pokémon Global Link.
|Full Incense||Lax Incense||Luck Incense|
|Odd Incense||Pure Incense||Rock Incense|
|Rose Incense||Sea Incense||Wave Incense|
In the spin-off games
- Main article: Incense (GO)
In Pokémon GO, the Incense is an item that causes wild Pokémon to appear more often for 60 minutes.
In Pokémon UNITE, an item called Curse Incense appears. It is a held item that weakens HP recovery effects of opponents hit by Sp. Attack-based damage by 20% for 1.5s. The duration of the effect increases to 3s if the opponent is hit by a Sp. Attack-based basic or boosted attack.
- Main article: Incense (Sleep)
In Pokémon Sleep, the player can equip up to two incenses, which are single-use items that can be used to provide various effects during sleep research.
In the TCG
- 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.
In other languages
|In-battle effect items|
Berries • Colored orbs • Drives • Power items
Experience-affecting items • Gems • Incense • Mega Stones • Memories • Plates
Stat-enhancing items • Type-enhancing items • Z-Crystals
|Out-of-battle effect items|
Power items • Incense • Mail • Scarves
|This item article is part of Project ItemDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on all items.|