Linking Cord

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Linking Cord
Connection String
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Linking Cord
Pokémon Legends: Arceus artwork
Introduced in Generation VIII
Generation VIII Bag Items HGSS 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 PokémonDollar.png8,000 PokémonDollar.png500


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 finding 50 wisps)
Jubilife Village (reward for completing Request 64: "Getting to Know Ghosts")
Jubilife Village Trading Post (1,000 MP)
Jubilife Village (randomly available from Ginter, as "Mysterious Cord")
Space-time distortions


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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