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This article is about the condition-boosting held items. For other uses, see Scarf (disambiguation).

A Scarf (Japanese: バンダナ bandanna) is a type of held item introduced in Generation III. They boost the condition of a Pokémon. In the games, they are unobtainable in Generations V and VII.

List of Scarves

Scarf Condition
# Name
260 Red Scarf Red Scarf Cool
261 Blue Scarf Blue Scarf Beautiful
262 Pink Scarf Pink Scarf Cute
263 Green Scarf Green Scarf Clever
264 Yellow Scarf Yellow Scarf Tough

In the games


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Does the percentage boost in Sinnoh apply to the base condition or the final score? Is there an upper limit that the boost cannot exceed in DPPt?

In a Contest, Contest Spectacular, Super Contest, or Super Contest Show, if a Pokémon is holding a Scarf whose corresponding condition matches the contest's condition, that condition will be boosted. In Contests and Contest Spectaculars, this boost is a flat increase of 20; in Super Contests and Super Contest Shows, it is a percentage increase of 10%. In Contests and Super Contests (but not Contest Spectaculars or Super Contest Shows), if the Scarf's corresponding condition instead matches either one of the contest's secondary conditions, that condition will be boosted by half of the aforementioned amounts.

In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, a condition that is boosted by a Scarf cannot go above 255.


In Hoenn and Sinnoh, there are NPCs who will give away a Scarf if shown a Pokémon with at least 200 in the Scarf's corresponding condition. They will only give away each type of Scarf once. In Hoenn, this NPC is the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman in Slateport City. In Sinnoh, it is the Scarf Guy in Pastoria City.

In FireRed, LeafGreen, Orre, HeartGold, SoulSilver and Kalos the Scarves are only obtainable via trade.


These are artwork of the items as seen in the Pokémon Dream World.

Dream Blue Scarf Sprite.png Dream Green Scarf Sprite.png Dream Pink Scarf Sprite.png Dream Red Scarf Sprite.png Dream Yellow Scarf Sprite.png
Blue Scarf Green Scarf Pink Scarf Red Scarf Yellow Scarf

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire arc

Before competing in the Master Rank, Ruby was given five scarves that he used to enhance Nana's Coolness, Kiki's Cuteness, Mumu's Toughness, Feefee's Beauty and Fofo's Smartness, leading all of them to win the Contest and fulfilling Ruby's part of the 80-day challenge.


In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Foulard
Germany Flag.png German Schal
Italy Flag.png Italian Fascia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 밴드 Band
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pañuelo

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