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Vitamins in the anime

A vitamin (Japanese: えいようドリンク nutritious drink) is a type of item from the Pokémon games. They are used to boost the stats, PP, or level of a Trainer's Pokémon. Most vitamins are named after real minerals and organic compounds important to bodily health.


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In Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow, a Sailor and a Gentleman found on the fifth floor of the Celadon Department Store refer to them as Pokémon ability enhancers (Japanese: ポケモンの のうりょくを あげる アイテム Pokémon ability-raising items).

In English Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, a Gentleman there refers to them as "items that raise Pokémon stats". In the Japanese versions, he refers to them as ポケモンの のうりょくを あげる どうぐ Pokémon ability-raising tools.

In English Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the Sailor and Gentleman instead refer to them as Pokémon stat enhancers. In the Japanese versions, the Sailor refers to them as ポケモンの のうりょくを あげる アイテム Pokémon ability-raising items, whereas the Gentleman refers to them as ポケモンの のうりょくを あげる どうぐ Pokémon ability-raising tools.

From Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen onwards, they are consistently known as nutritious drinks (Japanese: 栄養ドリンク nutritious drinks) in the descriptions of the individual items. They are also called Pokémon drinks (Japanese: ポケモンの ドリンク Pokémon drinks) by the man in charge of the Safari Zone Gate's southeast stall in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

In the English manuals of the Generation I, II, and III games, these items are collectively called Pokémon Power-Ups alongside the battle items and Rare Candy.

In the Poké Pokémon Video Game Glossary, these items are referred to as vitamins.

In the anime, they are referred to as Pokémon vitamin drinks.

The Japanese names of the individual items reveal them to be compounds such as taurine, bromhexine, lysozyme, chitosan, and indometacin, which are used for treatment of the body.

According to the Pokémon Wiki's equivalent to this article, these items are known as ドーピングアイテム doping items among Japanese fans.


In all core series games since Generation III, vitamins that affect stats increase a Pokémon's EVs for a given stat by 10 EV points, but can't increase the total EVs beyond a maximum of 510. Between Generations III and VII, vitamins will also have no effect on an individual stat that already has 100 or more EVs. Prior to Generation III, effort values were based on a system of stat experience and vitamins increased a stat by 2560 EV points, but could only be used until the stat had 25600 EVs.

The two PP-raising vitamins raise the maximum PP of one of the Pokémon's moves in increments of fifths of its base PP, up to 8/5 of its base PP.

From Generation II onward, all vitamins also increase the friendship of Pokémon they are used on.

In the Mystery Dungeon series, vitamins permanently increase one of the Stats of a Pokémon and are not subject to any limits due to the absence of the EV system in those games.


All vitamins can be found on the ground at various locations.

PP Ups are sold in Cerulean City and at the Pokéathlon Dome. PP Ups are commonly given as prizes in the Pokémon Lottery Corner. PP Maxes are not sold anywhere.

All other vitamins are available to buy for PokémonDollar.png9800 (PokémonDollar.png4900 at a sale) at Celadon Department Store and the Safari Zone Gate in Kanto, Goldenrod Department Store in Johto, Lilycove Department Store and Slateport market in Hoenn, Veilstone Department Store in Sinnoh, Shopping Mall Nine in Unova, and the Laverre City Poké Mart in Kalos; they are available to buy for PokémonDollar.png10,000 at the Mount Hokulani Pokémon Center. They may also be purchased at Cerulean City in exchange for Berry Powder. Vitamins can also be purchased at both the third and fourth generation Battle Frontiers, the Battle Subway, and the PWT for 1 BP each and from the Battle Maison for 2 BP each.

Once the Master Dojo in the Isle of Armor has been upgraded, a vending machine will be available that sells vitamins in bulk for a lower per-item cost. Vitamins can be purchased in groups of 1 for PokémonDollar.png10,000 (regular price), 5 for PokémonDollar.png40,000 (PokémonDollar.png8000 each), 10 for PokémonDollar.png70,000 (PokémonDollar.png7000 each), or 25 for PokémonDollar.png125,000 (PokémonDollar.png5000 each).

Types of vitamins

Name Debut
HP Up HP Up I Adds 10 HP EVs to the target Pokémon per use, until it has 252.
Protein Protein I Adds 10 Attack EVs to the target Pokémon per use, until it has 252.
Iron Iron I Adds 10 Defense EVs to the target Pokémon per use, until it has 252.
Calcium Calcium I Adds 10 Special Attack EVs to the target Pokémon per use, until it has 252.
Zinc Zinc III Adds 10 Special Defense EVs to the target Pokémon per use, until it has 252.
Carbos Carbos I Adds 10 Speed EVs to the target Pokémon per use, until it has 252.
PP Up PP Up I Raises the PP of a selected move by 1/5 of the move's base PP, until 3 PP Ups or one PP Max have been used on the Pokémon's move.
PP Max PP Max III Raises the PP of a selected move to 8/5 of the move's base PP, but can only be used once per move on a given Pokémon.
All details are accurate to Generation VIII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual items's page.


Pokémon Global Link

Dream HP Up Sprite.png Dream Protein Sprite.png Dream Iron Sprite.png Dream Carbos Sprite.png
HP Up Protein Iron Carbos
Dream Calcium Sprite.png Dream Zinc Sprite.png Dream PP Up Sprite.png Dream PP Max Sprite.png
Calcium Zinc PP Up PP Max

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Bag HP Up SV Sprite.png Bag Protein SV Sprite.png Bag Iron SV Sprite.png Bag Carbos SV Sprite.png
HP Up Protein Iron Carbos
Bag Calcium SV Sprite.png Bag Zinc SV Sprite.png Bag PP Up SV Sprite.png Bag PP Max SV Sprite.png
Calcium Zinc PP Up PP Max

In spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Main article: Health drink

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, Protein, Calcium, Iron, and Zinc appear as types of health drink. Carbos appears in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon. Their effects are based on those of their core series counterparts.

In the anime

Vitamins in the anime

Calcium debuted in The Joy of Pokémon. Nurse Joy gave a whole bottle of these tablets to a giant Magikarp. Some other unidentified vitamins also appeared in the episode.

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

Red, Green & Blue arc

In Wartortle Wars, Red tried to use an "HP Up" sold to him by Green on Pika, but, like with all the other items she had sold him, it proved to be fake and ineffective.

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.


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