Linking Cord

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Linking Cord
Connection String
Bag None Sprite.png
Linking Cord
Pokémon Legends: Arceus artwork
Introduced in Generation VIII
Generation VIII Bag Items pocket icon.png Items

The Linking Cord (Japanese: つながりのヒモ Connection String) is a type of Evolution item introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It allows Kadabra, Machoke, Graveler, and Haunter to evolve into Alakazam, Machamp, Golem, and Gengar, respectively.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
LA $8,000 $500


The Linking Cord triggers the evolution of certain Pokémon (all of which can alternatively evolve when traded) upon use. This consumes the Linking Cord.


Games Description
LA A string exuding a mysterious energy that makes you feel a strange sense of connection. It’s loved by certain Pokémon.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
LA Jubilife Village (from Vessa for collecting 50 wisps; reward for completing Request 64: "Getting to Know Ghosts") Trading post (1,000 MP)
Ginkgo Guild cart (randomly sold by Ginter, as "Mysterious Cord")
Space-time distortions

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Sleep

Linking Cord in Pokémon Sleep

The Linking Cord is available in Pokémon Sleep.


Games Cost Sell price
Sleep Sleep point Sleep.png1,400 N/A


The Linking Cord is required to evolve certain Pokémon in Pokémon Sleep. It is consumed upon use.

As of version 1.0.13, if the Linking Cord is used from the Bag, it will reward the player with 5 candies of a random Pokémon that evolves using the Linking Cord.


Games Description
Sleep A string exuding a mysterious energy that makes you feel a strange sense of connection.

If you use it from your Bag's items pocket, you'll receive 5 candies of a randomly selected Pokémon capable of evolving with the Linking Cord.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
Sleep Achievement reward
Reward for achieving Closeness Level 3 with a friend in the Research Community
Sleep Point Exchange (Regular)


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 聯繫繩 Lyùhnhaih Sìhng
Mandarin 聯繫繩 / 联系绳 Liánxì Shéng
France Flag.png French Fil de Liaison
Germany Flag.png German Verbindungsschnur
Italy Flag.png Italian Filo dell’unione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 연결의끈 Yeongyeol-ui Kkeun
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cordón Unión

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