Power Band

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If you were looking for the item in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, see Scarf (Mystery Dungeon) → Power Band.
Power Band
パワーバンド
Power Band
Power Band
Power Band
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
Pocket
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Generation V Bag Items pocket icon.png Items (Held items)
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Generation VII Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
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The Power Band (Japanese: パワーバンド Power Band) is a type of held item introduced in Generation IV.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
N/A PokémonDollar.png1,500

Effect

In battle

Generation IV-VI

A Pokémon holding this item gains 4 Special Defense EVs whenever it gains experience in battle (EVs are awarded for each Pokémon knocked out in Horde Battles despite experience being gained all at once); its effect is doubled by Pokérus. (In Generation IV, level 100 Pokémon cannot gain EVs in battle; from Generation V onward, they gain EVs whenever they would earn experience.)

The Speed stat of the Pokémon holding this item is halved in battle.

Generation VII

A Pokémon holding this item now gains 8 Special Defense EVs instead of 4 whenever it gains experience during battle.

Outside of battle

From Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver onward, if this item is held by a parent when breeding at Pokémon Day Care or a Pokémon Nursery, the Special Defense IV of a parent holding a Power Band will always be passed down to the child. If both parents hold a Power Band, one parent will be selected at random to pass down its Special Defense IV.

Description

Games Description
DPPt A Pokémon hold item that promotes Sp. Def gain on leveling, but reduces the Speed stat.
HGSS
BWB2W2
A Pokémon held item that promotes Sp. Def gain on leveling, but reduces the Speed stat.
XYORAS
SM
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It reduces Speed but allows the holder's Sp. Def stat to grow more after battling.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Battle ParkDP/Battle FrontierPt (16 BP)
HGSS Battle Frontier (16 BP)
BW Battle Subway (16 BP)
B2W2 Plasma FrigateB2, Route 13W2 Battle Subway/PWT (16 BP)
XY Battle Maison (16 BP)
ORAS Battle Maison (16 BP)
PMC Graffiti Eraser (Lv. 2)
SM Battle Royal Dome (16 BP)

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 力量束帶 Lihkleuhng Chūkdaai
Mandarin 力量束帶 / 力量束带 Lìliàng Shùdài
France Flag.png French Bandeau Pouvoir
Germany Flag.png German Machtband
Italy Flag.png Italian Vigorbanda
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파워밴드 Power Band
Poland Flag.png Polish Opaska Mocy
Spain Flag.png Spanish Banda recia

External links


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