Power items are held items that award a Pokémon additional specific EVs whenever the Pokémon would normally earn EVs in battle, but halves Speed of the Pokémon while it holds the item. They all debuted in Generation IV.
Types of Power items
|Power Band||Special Defense|
|Power Lens||Special Attack|
In the core series games
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Reason: Effect of Knock Off, Fling, and item-moving effects (such as Thief, Bestow, Symbiosis) on the EV-boosting effect
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If a Pokémon holding a Power item gains experience from a battle, the Power item awards it additional EVs in a specific stat (in addition to the EVs it would normally earn). From Generation IV to VI, they grant 4 extra EVs; in Generation VII onward, they grant 8 EVs. The EVs granted by Power items are doubled by the effect of Pokérus.
Additionally, any Pokémon holding a Power item has its Speed halved while it is holding the item.
From Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver onward, if either Pokémon in the Pokémon Day Care or Pokémon Nursery holds a Power item, that parent passes down its IV in that respective stat to Eggs it produces; HP for Power Weight, Attack for Power Bracer, and so on.
In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, they can be purchased with BP at the Battle Royal Dome, but not at the Battle Tree. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, they can be purchased from the BP Shop in Hammerlocke instead of the battle facility.
These are artwork of the items as seen in the Pokémon Dream World.
|Power Weight||Power Bracer||Power Belt|
|Power Lens||Power Band||Power Anklet|
- These items, particularly the fact that they halve the holder's Speed, may have been inspired by the Macho Brace, an item introduced in Generation III that doubles all EVs a Pokémon gains but halves its Speed while held.
|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.|