In the core series games
Doubles any effort values that are obtained by the Pokémon holding it during a battle. Stacks with Pokérus. It does not affect effort values gained from vitamins.
The Speed stat of the Pokémon holding this item is halved during battle.
|| A hold item that promotes growth, but it reduces Speed.
|| An item to be held by a Pokémon. It promotes strong growth but lowers Speed while it is held.
|| A hold item that promotes growth, but reduces Speed.
| An item to be held by a Pokémon. It is a stiff and heavy brace that promotes strong growth but lowers Speed.
| An item to be held by a Pokémon. This stiff, heavy brace helps Pokémon grow strong but cuts Speed in battle.
In the anime
A Macho Brace in the anime
In Under the Pledging Tree!, a set of Macho Braces was one of the items offered to Ash by a market vendor in Coumarine City after Ash had wondered out loud what presents he should buy for an upcoming festival.
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