Type-enhancing item

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A type-enhancing item, when held, enhances the power of attacks with the corresponding type. From Generation IV onward, these items boost the power of moves of the corresponding type by 20%; prior to Generation IV, they give boosts of 10%.

In Johto, several of these items can be obtained from the Week Siblings.

List of type-enhancing items

Name Debut
move type
Black Belt Black Belt II Fighting
Black Glasses Black Glasses II Dark
Charcoal Charcoal II Fire
Dragon Fang Dragon Fang II Dragon
Fairy Feather Fairy Feather IX Fairy
Hard Stone Hard Stone II Rock
Magnet Magnet II Electric
Metal Coat Metal Coat II Steel
Miracle Seed Miracle Seed II Grass
Mystic Water Mystic Water II Water
Never-Melt Ice Never-Melt Ice II Ice
None Pink Bow II Normal
Poison Barb Poison Barb II Poison
None Polkadot Bow II Normal
Sharp Beak Sharp Beak II Flying
Silk Scarf Silk Scarf III Normal
Silver Powder Silver Powder II Bug
Soft Sand Soft Sand II Ground
Spell Tag Spell Tag II Ghost
Twisted Spoon Twisted Spoon II Psychic

Pokémon-specific type-enhancing items

Name Debut
move types
Adamant Orb Adamant Orb IV Dialga Dialga Dragon Steel
Adamant Crystal Adamant Crystal
(Gen. IX onwards)
VIII Dialga Dialga
Origin Forme
Dragon Steel
Griseous Orb Griseous Orb IV Giratina Giratina
Altered Forme
Dragon Ghost
Griseous Core Griseous Core
(Gen. IX onwards)
VIII Giratina Giratina
Origin Forme
Dragon Ghost
Lustrous Orb Lustrous Orb IV Palkia Palkia Dragon Water
Lustrous Globe Lustrous Globe
(Gen. IX onwards)
VIII Palkia Palkia
Origin Forme
Dragon Water
Soul Dew Soul Dew
(Gen. VII onwards)
III Latias
Psychic Dragon


Main article: Incense


Main article: Plate


Main article: Gem



This is artwork of the items as seen in the Sinnoh Underground.

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Hard Stone

Global Link

These are artwork of the items as seen in the Pokémon Global Link.

Dream Black Belt Sprite.png Dream Black Glasses Sprite.png Dream Charcoal Sprite.png Dream Dragon Fang Sprite.png Dream Hard Stone Sprite.png Dream Magnet Sprite.png
Black Belt Black Glasses Charcoal Dragon Fang Hard Stone Magnet
Dream Metal Coat Sprite.png Dream Miracle Seed Sprite.png Dream Mystic Water Sprite.png Dream Never-Melt Ice Sprite.png Dream Poison Barb Sprite.png Dream Sharp Beak Sprite.png
Metal Coat Miracle Seed Mystic Water Never-Melt Ice Poison Barb Sharp Beak
Dream Silk Scarf Sprite.png Dream Silver Powder Sprite.png Dream Soft Sand Sprite.png Dream Spell Tag Sprite.png Dream Twisted Spoon Sprite.png
Silk Scarf Silver Powder Soft Sand Spell Tag Twisted Spoon

In the anime

Charcoal appeared in A Farfetch'd Tale. While traveling through Ilex Forest, Ash and his friends met a boy named Sylvester, who was trying to follow in his teacher's (father in the dub) footsteps in order to learn how to make "purifying charcoal". Brock explained that purifying charcoal is actually burnt wood, which can be used as fuel or to purify water and air. At the end of the episode, Ash and his friends received some charcoal as a gift.

A Mystic Water was the prize given to the winner of the Whirl Cup in The Perfect Match!. Another one appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!, where Kanoa found it from a sunken ship, giving it to Ida as a gift.

A Dragon Fang appeared in Beauty is Skin Deep as the treasure of Clair's family, kept in the Blackthorn Gym. It is the fang of an ancient Dragon Pokémon that terrorized Blackthorn City. The Dragon Fang is part of a ritual with the purpose of bringing peace to all Dragon-type Pokémon. The ritual involves the Blackthorn Gym Leader placing it on a special ceremonial table, then pouring water over it, causing a light dragon to burst out of it and rise into the sky. Legend says that this light dragon becomes a star and watches over all Dragon-type Pokémon. Another Dragon Fang appeared in Showdown At Linoone as one of the items Tokin had picked up.

A Black Belt and a Twisted Spoon appeared in Climbing the Tower of Success! as search items for the Wishing Bell Festival scavenger hunt. A piece of Never-Melt Ice was also a search item, but the boy looking for it only found regular ice.

In Currying Favor and Flavor!, Ash and Mallow found a Miracle Seed in a hollowed-out stump full of Berries in Lush Jungle while collecting ingredients for the "Akala Curry".

In Searching for Chivalry!, Wikstrom gave Goh's Scyther a Metal Coat, which was used to evolve it into Scizor by transferring it through a trade machine while holding it.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

In The Last Battle IV, during the final battle against the Masked Man, Misty, Blaine, and Lt. Surge used Mystic Water, Charcoal, and Magnet to power up the moves of Suicune, Entei, and Raikou, respectively. Notably, the Magnet that appeared was a lodestone rather than a horseshoe magnet as seen in the games, due to the fact that this chapter was released before the Magnet was given a sprite in the games.

Diamond & Pearl arc

In Vexing Vespiquen & Unmanageable Mothim II, Diamond found a Metal Coat in Byron's vacation home on Iron Island and subsequently gave it to his Shieldon, Don, to hold.



  • Charcoal is the only item available for purchase in a regular store. Some other type-enhancing items can also be purchased, but only from Game Corners.
  • Prior to The Teal Mask, the Pixie Plate was the only type-enhancing item that enhances the power of Fairy-type attacks.
  • Outside of wild Pokémon held items and the Stow-on-Side bargain shop, Hard Stone and Metal Coat have the most unique ways of repeated acquisition than any other type-enhancing item:
    • From Generation II to Generation VIII (excluding Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!), only Poison Barb has been held by at least one wild Pokémon available in every core series game. Hard Stone, Metal Coat, and Soft Sand are nearly as obtainable via wild Pokémon, missing only in one set of games each: Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal for Hard Stone, and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen for Metal Coat and Soft Sand.
    • Between Generations II and VIII, Black Glasses have the lowest number of games in which wild Pokémon hold the respective item, appearing only in Alola in Generation VII.
    • Between Generations II and VIII, Black Glasses has the lowest number in both evolutionary family lines and particular species that hold their respective item in the wild, with just one species: Krokorok. It is only encountered in one Generation and region, and in one location: Haina Desert.
    • Between Generations II and VIII, Poison Barb has the highest number in both evolutionary family lines and particular species that hold their respective item in the wild, with 10 family lines with 16 species. The next closest are Hard Stone (7 lines, 11 species), Spell Tag (6 lines, 10 species), and Metal Coat (5 lines, 10 species).
  • In Generation II, if the selected move is boosted by the proper type-enhancing item, but fails due to confusion, then that item boosts confusion damage as well.

Type-enhancing items
Bag Charcoal SV Sprite.png
Bag Meadow Plate SV Sprite.png
Bag Sea Incense SV Sprite.png
Bag Griseous Orb SV Sprite.png
Bag Normal Gem SV Sprite.png
Dream Soul Dew Sprite.png
Soul Dew

Held items
In-battle effect items
BerriesColored orbsDrivesPower items
Experience-affecting itemsGemsIncenseMega StonesMemoriesPlates
Stat-enhancing itemsType-enhancing itemsZ-Crystals
Out-of-battle effect items
Power itemsIncenseMailScarves

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