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If you were looking for the character in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, see Ether (M19).

Ether and its upgrade, Elixir (misspelled as Elixer in Generations I and II), are a type of item from the Pokémon games. They can be used during or outside of a battle to restore a move's PP. Unlike most items, a player can't buy them in any shop; instead, they can often be found on the ground, whether readily visible or hidden from sight and requiring an Itemfinder or the Dowsing Machine Pokétch app to locate. Max Ethers may also be found by using Rock Smash in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. Additional way to find them is by fighting with a Pokémon with Pickup in the player's party, although the chances to get one are low and only available in Pokémon Emerald and onwards.

Types of Ether

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

Dream Ether Sprite.png Dream Max Ether Sprite.png Dream Elixir Sprite.png Dream Max Elixir Sprite.png
Ether Max Ether Elixir Max Elixir

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

Main article: Health drink

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, the Max Elixir appears as a type of health drink. It is much more abundant than in the core series games. It also has a Lookalike Item, the Mix Elixir.

In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, regular Elixirs appear as well and are more common than Max Elixirs.

In the manga

An Ether in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Crystal's Phanpy picked up an Ether for Emerald during his Battle Pyramid challenge in Chipping Away at Regirock, which he presumably used to restore the Power Points of Shedinja's Shadow Ball, which had lost all of its PP due to a wild Misdreavus having used Grudge on the Shed Pokémon.

In the TCG

Ether and Max Elixir are featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as an Item cards. Appropriately, Max Elixir is a stronger version of Ether.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Ether I Plasma Storm Uncommon 121/135 Cold Flare U 055/059
Max Elixir I BREAKpoint Uncommon 102/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens U 072/080


  • The Japanese name of the Max Elixir is "PP Max", which is the English name of another item (PP Max). (The PP Max's name in Japanese is "Point Max".)

In other languages


Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ピーピーエイド PP Aid
Chinese Cantonese PP單項小補劑 PP Dāanhohng Síubóujaih
Mandarin PP單項小補劑 / PP单顶小补剂 PP Dānxiàng Xiǎobǔjì
France Flag.png French Huile
Germany Flag.png German Äther
Italy Flag.png Italian Etere
South Korea Flag.png Korean PP에이드 PP Aid
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Éter
Spain Flag.png Spanish Éter
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Thuốc bổ trợ PP

Max Ether

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ピーピーリカバー PP Recover
Chinese Cantonese PP單項全補劑 PP Dāanhohng Chyùhnbóujaih
Mandarin PP單項全補劑 / PP单顶全补剂 PP Dānxiàng Quánbǔjì
France Flag.png French Huile Max
Germany Flag.png German Top-Äther
Italy Flag.png Italian Etere Max
South Korea Flag.png Korean PP회복 PP Hoebok
Spain Flag.png Spanish Éter Máximo


Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ピーピーエイダー PP Aider
Chinese Cantonese PP多項小補劑 PP Dōhohng Síubóujaih
Mandarin PP多項小補劑 / PP多项小补剂 PP Duōxiàng Xiǎobǔjì
France Flag.png French Élixir
Germany Flag.png German Elixier
Italy Flag.png Italian Elisir
South Korea Flag.png Korean PP에이더 PP Aider
Spain Flag.png Spanish Elixir

Max Elixir

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ピーピーマックス PP Max
Chinese Cantonese PP多項全補劑 PP Dōhohng Chyùhnbóujaih
Mandarin PP多項全補劑 / PP多项全补剂 PP Duōxiàng Quánbǔjì
France Flag.png French Max Élixir
Germany Flag.png German Top-Elixier
Italy Flag.png Italian Elisir Max
South Korea Flag.png Korean PP맥스 PP Max
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Elixir Máximo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Elixir Máximo

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