The Life Orb (Japanese: いのちのたま Life Orb) is a type of held item introduced in Generation IV. It boosts the power of the holder's moves, but causes it to take damage when using damaging moves.
In the core series games
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Reason: In which games does the Life Orb boost the damage dealt by Future Sight/Doom Desire (other than Generation VI)? Does it deal damage to the user for these moves, and when?
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Boosts the damage dealt by the holder's damaging moves by 30% (in Generation V onward, this boost is instead approximated as 5324/4096), but the holder takes damage equal to 10% of its maximum HP after it uses a damaging move (rounded down, but not less than 1). It does not boost the power of moves that do not use the damage formula (although the holder still takes damage) or self-inflicted confusion damage.
If a Pokémon steals a Life Orb with Thief or Covet, then the Life Orb does not boost the power, but the attacker takes damage for the use of that move that stole the Life Orb. The Life Orb activates before Pickpocket, so even if a Pokémon's held Life Orb is stolen by Pickpocket, it still damages the attacking Pokémon for that move. If a Pokémon steals a Life Orb with Magician, it will take damage for the use of that move that stole the Life Orb. If the holder uses Fling, then Life Orb boosts the power but doesn't damage the user.
The Life Orb activates after the holder takes damage from Iron Barbs and the Rocky Helmet. The Life Orb activates after the holder recovers HP with a draining move or takes damage from recoil and Rough Skin. If the holder uses a multi-strike move, it takes damage after the last strike.
As the Life Orb inflicts indirect damage, Magic Guard prevents a Pokémon from taking damage from the Life Orb. If a Pokémon with Sheer Force uses a move boosted by that Ability, it does not take damage from Life Orb for that move.
For Dynamax Pokémon, the damage is equal to 10% of the Pokémon's non-Dynamax maximum HP.
The Life Orb damages its holder without displaying any message.
Future Sight and Doom Desire do not cause the user to take damage. It does not cause damage to the holder when hitting a substitute.
The Life Orb now displays a message when it inflicts damage.
If a Pokémon is holding a Life Orb when Future Sight or Doom Desire that it used inflicts damage (even if it was not holding the Life Orb when it used the move), it takes damage for the Life Orb.
Life Orb now causes damage to the holder when hitting a substitute.
Generation VI onward
The Life Orb does increase the damage dealt from Future Sight and Doom Desire.
Scarlet and Violet
In other languages
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