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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Power Items: Complete list, how to get, and more

Items increases EV and Inherit Parent’s IV!

Power Items are items used to boost up the benefits of breeding and battling with your Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. The Pokémon game has these Power Items to increase Effort Value and these items are relatively easy to find. According to the game, a Pokémon will gain an additional 8 EVs each time they gain EVs while holding any of the Power Items. There are 6 different power items to choose from. In this article, we will cover every Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Power item and how you can get them with the addition of the benefit for each item.

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All power items & location

Here is a list of all 6 of the Power Items that can be held by a Pokémon. No matter the item, if a pokemon holds one of them, it will have an EV gain of +8 every time it gains EV with battle. That being said, they also provide some additional benefits that are item dependent.

ItemEffect
Power WeightIncreases the Attack Effort Value
Inherits Parent Pokemon’s Attack IV
Power BracerIncreases the Defense Effort Value
Inherits Parent Pokemon’s Defense IV
Power BeltIncreases the Defense Effort Value
Inherits Parent Pokemon’s Defense IV
Power LensIncreases the Special Attack Effort Value
Inherits Parent Pokemon’s Special Attack IV
Power BandIncreases the Special Defense Effort Value
Inherits Parent Pokemon’s Special Defense IV
Power ArmletIncreases the Speed Effort Value
Inherits Parent Pokemon’s Speed IV

How to get power items in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Normally, power items can be purchased through Delibird Presents Shop. There is no restriction on the quantity of these items. So you can buy as much as you want provided you have enough money to buy them. These items cost 10,000 Pokedollars for each. The power items are normally found in Mesagoza Delibird Presents, Levincia Delibird Presents, and Cascarrafa Delibird Presents.

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Benefit and holdback of power items

Power items provide a good range of benefits for your pokemon. But they are not without their holdback. Since you will be getting something, you will also have to trade or lose something else in return. In the power items case, that thing is speed. Here is a detailed guide on all the benefits and holdbacks of power items.

1. Increases the Effort Value

In Pokémon, gaining Effort Value can increase your Stat. Normally you only get 1-2 EV if you beat others in a Pokémon battle. But if you held a Power Item, your Effort Value by +8. This only happens if you defeat a specific type of Wild Pokémon in a battle.

There are certain spots where you can battle with your pokemon holding the power item to gain a lot of EVs. If you are someone who wants to gride and make your pokemon overpowered fast, this is a method you may want to do.

2. Speed is halved

This is the e downside of these power items. They may increase your EV but as a trade, the speed of your pokemon is cut in half during the battle. So you need to keep it in mind when doing battle using power items. Having a slow pokemon means the enemy will cut you or get more attacks than you. So, you need to plan accordingly for it. This is also the reason power items are primarily used as grinding items.

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3. Inherit parent Pokemon’s IV

Your Pokémon that are hatched from an egg can also inherit their parent Pokémon’s stats while carrying Power Items. The type of IV stat depends on the Power Item that you are using. For example, Power Band will allow the Special Defense IV, and Power Bracer will allow the Attack IV to be inherited. This is an effective way to breed powerful pokemon in the game.

Have you used the power items to EV train your pokemon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? Let us know in the comments below!

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