Calcium

The Calcium (Japanese: リゾチウム Lysozyme) is a type of vitamin introduced in Generation I. It increases the Special Attack of a Pokémon.

Calcium
リゾチウム
Lysozyme
Bag Calcium Sprite.png
Calcium
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation I
Pocket
Generation I Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation II Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation III Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation IV Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation V Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VI Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VII Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VIII Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items
Generation IX Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items
Fling
Power 30

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RGBY/RBY
GSC
RSEFRLG
ColoXD
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
BDSP
$9,800 $4,900
SMUSUM
SwSh
$10,000 $5,000
SV $10,000 $2,500

In Hoenn, Calcium costs $4900 during the Energy Guru sale.

At Join Avenue's Market, Calcium can be bought in dozens at $99960 each, which equates to $8330 per bottle.

Effect

Generation I to II

When used from the Bag on a Pokémon, Calcium adds 2560 Special Stat Experience to the target Pokémon per use, until it has 25600 Special Stat Experience. In Generation II, it also increases the Pokémon's friendship a little.

The Calcium is consumed upon use and cannot be used in battle.

Generation III to VII

When used from the Bag on a Pokémon, Calcium adds 10 Special Attack EVs to the target Pokémon per use, until it has 100 Special Attack EVs. It also increases the Pokémon's friendship a little.

The Calcium is consumed upon use and cannot be used in battle.

Generation VIII onward

Calcium can now be used even on a Pokémon that has 100 Special Attack EVs or more, allowing the Special Attack EVs to be raised to the single-stat cap of 252 or the total cap of 510 this way. This raises the limit to a maximum of 26 on a single Pokémon.

Description

Games Description
Stad Increases the Special rating of the selected Pokémon.
GSC Ups Special stats of one Pokémon.
RSColo Raises the stat Sp.Atk of one Pokémon.
EXD Raises the base Sp.Atk stat of one Pokémon.
FRLG A nutritious drink for Pokémon. It raises the base Sp. Atk stat of one Pokémon.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A nutritious drink for Pokémon. It raises the base Sp. Atk (Special Attack) stat of a single Pokémon.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
A nutritious drink for Pokémon. When consumed, it raises the base Sp. Atk stat of a single Pokémon.
SwShBDSPLA A nutritious drink for Pokémon. When consumed, it raises the Sp. Atk base points of a single Pokémon.
SV A nutritious drink for Pokémon. This drink increases base points for a Pokémon's Sp. Atk stat.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RBY
RGBY
Route 13, Silph Co., Pokémon Mansion Celadon Department Store
GSC Routes 12 and 13, Whirl Islands, Dragon's DenC, Mt. Silver CaveC
Route 46 (after defeating Picnicker Erin in a second rematch)C
Celadon Department Store, Goldenrod Department Store
Battle Tower (×5; win 7 battles in a row)C, Goldenrod Radio Tower (5 Blue Card points)C
RSE Routes 119, 123, and 124, Safari Zone, Artisan CaveE
Favor LadyE
Battle Frontier Poké MartE, Lilycove Department Store, Slateport City (Energy Guru)
Slateport City (1000 Berry Powder)E, Battle Tower (7-35 win streak)RS, Battle Frontier (1 BP)E
FRLG Rocket Hideout, Silph Co., Pokémon Mansion Celadon Department Store
Cerulean City (1000 Berry Powder)
Colo Agate Poké Mart
XD Phenac Poké Mart
DPPt Routes 209, 211Pt, 213DP, 217DP, and 228, Veilstone CityPt, Fuego IronworksPt, Victory RoadPt, Snowpoint Temple, Stark Mountain Veilstone Department Store
Battle ParkDP/Battle FrontierPt (1 BP)
HGSS Routes 12 and 13, Union Cave, Whirl Islands, Dragon's Den, Diglett's Cave, Mt. Silver Cave Celadon Department Store, Goldenrod Department Store, Safari Zone Gate shop
Route 46 (after defeating Picnicker Erin in a rematch)
Battle Frontier (1 BP)
BW Route 18, Victory Road, Village Bridge
Passerby Analytics HQ (complete "What do you want to become the most?" survey)
Shopping Mall Nine
Battle Subway (1 BP)
Anville Town (lost-and-found)
B2W2 Routes 2, 3, 22, and 23, Driftveil City, Reversal Mountain, Abundant Shrine, Seaside Cave
Passerby Analytics HQ (complete "How many years playing Pokémon?" survey)
Shopping Mall Nine, Join Avenue (Market)
Battle Subway/PWT (1 BP), Black Tower/White Treehollow (Area 1-5 reward)
Big Stadium and Small Court (defeat a Hoopster), Anville Town (lost-and-found)
DW* Spooky Manor
XY Route 17 Laverre City Poké Mart
Battle Maison (2 BP)
Lost Hotel (shaking trash cans)Tu
ORAS Routes 119, 124, and 133, Battle Resort, Mirage Forest (west of Route 114) Lilycove Department Store, Slateport City (Energy Guru)
Battle Maison (2 BP)
Route 123 (15% chance after a rematch with Psychic Cameron)
PMC* Graffiti Eraser (Lv. 1)
SMUSUM Poni Breaker Coast, Team Rocket's CastleUSUM Mount Hokulani Poké Mart
Big Wave BeachUSUM, Battle Royal Dome (2 BP)
Festival Plaza (Haunted houses, PharmacySUS)
SwSh Wyndon Poké Mart (south)
Hammerlocke (2 BP)
SwShIA Workout Sea Master Dojo vending machine (after donating 300,000 W)
SwShCT Max Lair (Dynite Ore trader)
BDSP Routes 209, 213, 217, and 228, Snowpoint Temple, Stark Mountain Veilstone Department Store
Battle Park (1 BP)
SV Levincia, Casseroya Lake, East Paldean Sea, Glaseado Mountain, Tagtree Thicket, West Paldean Sea, East Province (Area One), East Province (Area Three), North Province (Area One), North Province (Area Two), North Province (Area Three), South Province (Area Four), West Province (Area One) Chansey Supply (after earning 3 Gym Badges), Porto Marinada auction
Tera Raid Battles (7★), Academy Ace Tournament
SVID Canyon Biome, Central Plaza, Polar Biome, Savanna Biome, Torchlit Labyrinth Blueberry Academy Store (50 BP)
Item Printer
League Club Room (×2; possible reward after defeating a special coach in a rematch)

Distribution

Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
SV Summer training support sets Japan July 22 to September 30, 2023

Gallery

Artwork

 
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

  This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Super Mystery Dungeon cost, Rescue Team DX cost & location

The Calcium appears in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon.

Price

Games Cost Sell price
MDRB 6000  5 
MDTDS 4000  400 
MDGtI 1500  150 
SMD ???  150 

Effect

A consumable item that raises the Special Attack of Pokémon that ingests it by 3 and restores 5 Belly for it.

If thrown, it will grant the same effect as if it was consumed by the Pokémon it hits (it cannot be caught); if it is sticky, it will also deal 2 damage. Calcium can be blended into a drink at Spinda's Juice Bar, although it has no special effects.

Description

Games Description
MDRB A drink that boosts the Pokémon's Special Attack.
It also slightly fills the Pokémon's Belly.
MDTDS A drink that permanently raises the Pokémon's Special Attack. It also slightly fills the Pokémon's Belly.
MDGtI Drink it to raise your Special Attack.
SMD Drinking it raises your Sp. Atk. The effect lasts even after this adventure.
MDRTDX Drinking it raises your Sp. Atk. This effect is permanent.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
MDRB Fiery Field, Lightning Field, Northwind Field, Western Cave, Joyous Tower
Kecleon Shop (Mt. Faraway, Western Cave, Joyous Tower)
Buried items (Mt. Blaze Peak, Frosty Grotto, Mt. Freeze Peak, Magma Cavern Pit, Lightning Field, Northwind Field, Buried Relic
Job reward (★)
MDTD Achieve Super Rank Treasure Box, Job reward (★5-★9)

Zero Isle North, Zero Isle East, Zero Isle West, Zero Isle South

MDS Achieve Super Rank Treasure Box, Recycle Shop (Oran Berry×3 and Sleep Seed), Sky Gift, Job reward (★5-★9)
Silver Ticket Big Win prize, Gold Ticket Win and Big Win prize, Prism Ticket Big Win prize

Zero Isle North, Zero Isle East, Zero Isle West, Zero Isle South, Oblivion Forest, Treacherous Waters, Southeastern Islands, Inferno Cave, Zero Isle Center, Destiny Tower

MDGtI Password, Magnagate dungeons
SMD Achieve Platinum Rank Treasure Box, Glorious Gold, Sparkling Floor, Various dungeons, mission reward

Appearance

Artwork
   
Artwork from
Red and Blue Rescue Team
Artwork from
Rescue Team DX
Sprites
         
Sprite from
Red and Blue Rescue Team
Sprite from
Explorers series
Sprite from
Gates to Infinity
Sprite from
Super Mystery Dungeon
Sprite from
Rescue Team DX
   
Model from
Gates to Infinity
Model from Super Mystery Dungeon

In the anime

 
Calcium in the anime
 
Vitamins in the anime

Calcium debuted in The Joy of Pokémon, where Nurse Joy gave a whole bottle of these tablets to a giant Magikarp.

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

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.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 特攻增強劑 Dahkgūng Jāngkèuhngjaih *
特攻增加劑 Dahkgūng Jānggājaih *
特殊能力提升劑 Dahksyùh Nàhnglihk Tàihsīngjāi *
特殊能力提神劑 Dahksyùh Nàhnglihk Tàihsàhnjāi *
Mandarin 特攻增強劑 / 特攻增强剂 Tègōng Zēngqiángjì *
特攻增加劑 Tègōng Zēngjiājì *
  Finnish Kalsium
  French Calcium
  German Kalzium
  Italian Calcio
  Korean 리보플라빈 Riboflavin
  Polish Wapń*
Wapno*
  Brazilian Portuguese Cálcio
  Spanish Calcio
  Turkish Kalsiyum



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