Power Belt

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Power Belt
Power Belt
Power Belt
Power Belt
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Introduced in Generation IV
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Power 70

The Power Belt (Japanese: パワーベルト Power Belt) is a type of held item introduced in Generation IV. It is a Power item that gives Defense effort values to the holder whenever it gains experience.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A PokémonDollar.png1,500


In battle

Generation IV-VI

A Pokémon holding this item gains 4 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 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 Defense IV of a parent holding a Power Belt will always be passed down to the child. If both parents hold a Power Belt, one parent will be selected at random to pass down its Defense IV.


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


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Battle ParkDP/Battle FrontierPt (16 BP)
HGSS Battle Frontier (16 BP)
BW Battle Subway (16 BP)
B2W2 Plasma FrigateW2 Battle Subway/PWT (16 BP)
XY Battle Maison (16 BP)
ORAS Battle Maison (16 BP)
PMC Graffiti Eraser (Lv. 2)
SMUSUM Royal AvenueUSUM Battle Royal Dome (16 BP)
SwSh Hammerlocke (10 BP)
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In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 力量腰帶 Lihkleuhng Yīudáai
Mandarin 力量腰帶 / 力量腰带 Lìliàng Yāodài
France Flag.png French Ceinture Pouvoir*
Ceint. Pouv.*
Germany Flag.png German Machtgurt
Italy Flag.png Italian Vigorfascia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파워벨트 Power Belt
Poland Flag.png Polish Pas Mocy
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cinto recio

External links

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