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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


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 main series. It also has a Lookalike Item, the Mix Elixir. The other three types do not appear in this series.

In the manga

An Ether in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Crys'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 is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as an Item card. The following is a list of cards named 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


  • 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
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

Max Ether

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ピーピーリカバー PP Recover
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
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
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
Spain Flag.png Spanish Elixir Máximo

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