Protein

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Not to be confused with the Ability Protean.

Protein
タウリン
Taurine
Bag Protein Sprite.png
Protein
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation I
Pocket
Generation I Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation II Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation III Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation IV Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation V Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VI Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VII Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VIII Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items
Generation IX Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items
Fling
Power 30

The Protein (Japanese: タウリン Taurine) is a type of vitamin introduced in Generation I. It increases the Attack of a Pokémon.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RGBY/RBY
GSC
RSEFRLG
Colo.XD
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
BDSP
PokémonDollar.png9,800 PokémonDollar.png4,900
SMUSUM
SwSh
PokémonDollar.png10,000 PokémonDollar.png5,000
SV PokémonDollar.png10,000 PokémonDollar.png2,500

In Pokémon Crystal, Protein costs PokémonDollar.png7800 during the Goldenrod Department Store rooftop sale. In Hoenn, Protein costs PokémonDollar.png4900 during the Energy Guru sale.

At Join Avenue's Market, Protein can be bought in dozens at PokémonDollar.png99960 each, which equates to PokémonDollar.png8330 per bottle.

Effect

Generation I to II

When used from the Bag on a Pokémon, adds 2560 Attack Stat Experience to the target Pokémon per use, until it has 25600 Attack Stat Experience. In Generation II, it also increases the Pokémon's friendship a little.

The Protein is consumed upon use and cannot be used in battle.

Generation III to VII

When used from the Bag on a Pokémon, adds 10 Attack EVs to the target Pokémon per use, until it has 100 Attack EVs. It also increases the Pokémon's friendship a little.

The Protein is consumed upon use and cannot be used in battle.

Generation VIII onward

Protein can now be used even on a Pokémon that has 100 Attack EVs or more, allowing the Attack EVs to be raised to the single-stat cap of 252 or the total cap of 510 this way.

Description

Games Description
Stad Increases the Attack power of the selected Pokémon.
GSC Raises Attack of one Pokémon.
RSColo. Raises the stat Attack of one Pokémon.
FRLG A nutritious drink for Pokémon. It raises the base Attack stat of one Pokémon.
EXD Raises the base Attack stat of one Pokémon.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A nutritious drink for Pokémon. It raises the base Attack stat of a single Pokémon.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
A nutritious drink for Pokémon. When consumed, it raises the base Attack stat of a single Pokémon.
SwShBDSP A nutritious drink for Pokémon. When consumed, it raises the Attack base points of a single Pokémon.
SV A nutritious drink for Pokémon. This drink increases base points for a Pokémon's Attack stat.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RBY
RGBY
Silph Co., Safari Zone Celadon Department Store
GSC Team Rocket's Hideout, Ice PathC, Mt. Silver CaveC, Route 25
Olivine Lighthouse (after defeating Sailor Huey in a third rematch)C
Celadon Department Store, Goldenrod Department Store
Goldenrod Department Store rooftop sale (after becoming Champion)C
Battle Tower (×5; win 7 battles in a row)C, Goldenrod Radio Tower (5 Blue Card points)C
Held by wild Dragonair from Yellow
RSE Routes 106, 111, 114, 128, and 132, Artisan CaveE
Favor LadyE
Battle Frontier Poké MartE, Lilycove Department Store, Slateport City (Energy Guru)
Slateport City (1000 Berry Powder)E, Battle Tower (7-35 win streak)RS, Battle Frontier (1 BP)E
Pickup (Lv. 31-100E)
FRLG Silph Co., Safari Zone, Pokémon Mansion Celadon Department Store
Cerulean City (1000 Berry Powder)
Colo. Pyrite Cave Agate Poké Mart
Pickup (any level)
XD Realgam Tower Phenac Poké Mart
Pickup (Lv. 31-100)
DPPt Mt. Coronet, Fuego IronworksPt, Pokémon MansionPt, Team Galactic HQPt, Routes 212, 213, 217, 221, 227DP, and 229 Veilstone Department Store
Battle ParkDP/Battle FrontierPt (1 BP)
HGSS Pokéathlon Dome, Olivine City, Team Rocket HQ, Ice Path, Route 25, Cerulean Cave, Mt. Silver Cave Celadon Department Store, Goldenrod Department Store, Safari Zone Gate shop
Olivine Lighthouse (after defeating Sailor Huey in a rematch)
Goldenrod Radio Tower (5 Blue Card points), Battle Frontier (1 BP)
BW Lostlorn Forest, Cold Storage, Twist Mountain, Challenger's Cave, Route 1
Passerby Analytics HQ (complete "Most popular sport?" survey)
Shopping Mall Nine
Battle Subway (1 BP)
Anville Town (lost-and-found)
B2W2 Dragonspiral Tower, Humilau City, Relic Passage, Pinwheel ForestB2, N's Castle, Routes 4, 6, and 14
Passerby Analytics HQ (complete "Most popular kind of game?" survey)
Shopping Mall Nine, Join Avenue (Market)
Battle Subway/PWT (1 BP), Black Tower/White Treehollow (Area 1-5 reward)
Big Stadium and Small Court (defeat a Linebacker), Anville Town (lost-and-found)
DW* Spooky Manor
XY Lumiose City (Centrico Plaza), Cyllage City, Routes 15 and 20 Laverre City Poké Mart
Battle Maison (2 BP)
Lost Hotel (shaking trash cans)
ORAS Mt. Chimney, Safari Zone, Sootopolis City, Battle Resort, Mirage Mountain (west of Route 104), Routes 106, 111, 114, 128, and 132 Lilycove Department Store, Slateport City (Energy Guru)
Battle Maison (2 BP)
Route 115 (15% chance after a rematch with Black Belt Nob)
PMC* Graffiti Eraser (Lv. 1)
SMUSUM Ten Carat Hill, Vast Poni CanyonUSUM Mount Hokulani Poké Mart
Big Wave BeachUSUM, Battle Royal Dome (2 BP)
Festival Plaza (Haunted houses, PharmacySUS)
SwSh Wyndon Poké Mart (south)
Hammerlocke (2 BP)
SwShIA Soothing Wetlands Master Dojo vending machine (after donating 200,000 W)
SwShCT Max Lair (Dynite Ore trader)
BDSP Mt. Coronet, Routes 212, 213, 217, 221, 227, and 229 Veilstone Department Store
Battle Park (1 BP)
SV Area Zero, Dalizapa Passage, East Paldean Sea, North Paldean Sea, Tagtree Thicket, East Province (Area One), North Province (Area One), North Province (Area Two), North Province (Area Three), South Province (Area Three), South Province (Area Four), West Province (Area One), West Province (Area Two), West Province (Area Three)
NaranjaS/Uva AcademyV (from Dendra after completing her storyline)
Chansey Supply (after earning 3 Gym Badges), Porto Marinada auction
Tera Raid Battles (7★), Academy Ace Tournament
SVTM Paradise Barrens
SVID Canyon Biome, Central Plaza, Chargestone Cavern, Coastal Biome, Polar Biome, Savanna Biome Blueberry Academy Store (50 BP)
Item Printer
League Club Room (×2; possible reward after defeating a special coach in a rematch)

Distribution

Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
SV Summer training support sets Japan July 22 to September 30, 2023

Gallery

Artwork

Bag Protein SV Sprite.png
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

The Protein appears in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon.

Price

Games Cost Sell price
MDRB 5000Poké currency.png 5Poké currency.png
MDTDS 4000Poké currency.png 400Poké currency.png
MDGtI 1500Poké currency.png 150Poké currency.png
SMD 1Gold Bars 150Poké currency.png

Effect

A consumable item that raises the Attack of Pokémon that ingests it by 3 and restores 5 Belly for it.

If thrown, it will grant the same effect as if it was consumed by the Pokémon it hits (it cannot be caught); if it is sticky, it will also deal 2 damage. Protein can be blended into a drink at Spinda's Juice Bar, although it has no special effects.

Description

Games Description
MDRB A drink that boosts the Pokémon's Attack.
It also slightly fills the Pokémon's Belly.
MDTDS A drink that permanently raises the Pokémon's Attack. It also slightly fills the Pokémon's Belly.
MDGtI Drink it to raise your Attack.
SMD Drinking it raises your Attack. The effect lasts even after this adventure.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
MDRB Fiery Field, Lightning Field, Northwind Field, Western Cave, Joyous Tower
Kecleon Shop (Mt. Faraway, Western Cave, Joyous Tower)
Buried items (Mt. Blaze Peak, Frosty Grotto, Mt. Freeze Peak, Magma Cavern Pit, Lightning Field, Northwind Field, Buried Relic
Job reward (★)
MDTD Achieve Diamond Rank Sentry Duty, Treasure Box, Job reward (★5-★9)

Zero Isle North, Zero Isle East, Zero Isle West, Zero Isle South

MDS Achieve Diamond Rank Sentry Duty, Treasure Box, Recycle Shop (Oran Berry×3 and X-Eye Seed), Sky Gift, Job reward (★5-★9)
Silver Ticket Big Win prize, Gold Ticket Win and Big Win prize, Prism Ticket Big Win prize,

Zero Isle North, Zero Isle East, Zero Isle West, Zero Isle South, Oblivion Forest, Treacherous Waters, Southeastern Islands, Inferno Cave, Zero Isle Center, Destiny Tower

MDGtI Password, Various dungeons
SMD Achieve Diamond Rank Treasure Box, Glorious Gold, Sparkling Floor, Various dungeons, mission reward

Appearance

Artwork
Health drink artwork RTRB.png Protein artwork RTDX.png
Artwork from
Red and Blue Rescue Team
Artwork from
Rescue Team DX
Sprites
MDBag Drink RTRB Sprite.png MDBag Drink TDS Sprite.png MDBag Protein V Sprite.png MDBag Protein VI Sprite.png MDBag Protein RTDX Sprite.png
Sprite from
Red and Blue Rescue Team
Sprite from
Explorers series
Sprite from
Gates to Infinity
Sprite from
Super Mystery Dungeon
Sprite from
Rescue Team DX
Protein PMD GTI.png Protein PSMD.png
Model from
Gates to Infinity
Model from Super Mystery Dungeon

In the anime

Vitamins in the anime

In The Clubsplosion Begins!, a full set of vitamins (excluding PP Up and PP Max) was announced to be the prize for winning the Clubsplosion, like how the set of wings was the prize for the Club Battle. They were eventually won by Stephan.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

In Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down, several kinds of vitamins were seen being sold at the Safari Zone Gate.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 攻擊增強劑 Gūnggīk Jāngkèuhngjaih *
攻擊牛磺劑 Gūnggīk Ngàuhwòhngjaih *
攻擊力提升劑 Gūnggīklihk Tàihsīngjāi *
牛璜酸 Ngàuhwòhngsyūn *
Mandarin 攻擊增強劑 / 攻击增强剂 Gōngjí Zēngqiángjì / Gōngjī Zēngqiángjì *
攻擊牛磺劑 Gōngjí Niúhuángjì *
氨基乙磺酸 Ānjī-yǐ-huáng Suān *
Finland Flag.png Finnish Proteiini
France Flag.png French Proteine
Germany Flag.png German Protein
Italy Flag.png Italian Proteina
South Korea Flag.png Korean 타우린 Taurine
Poland Flag.png Polish Proteiny
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Proteína
Spain Flag.png Spanish Proteínas*
Proteína*
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Protein



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