This article is about the type of item. For the game mechanic, see Memory (game mechanic).

A memory (Japanese: メモリ memory), also referred to as a memory drive or memory disc, is a type of held item introduced in Generation VII to work with the Ability RKS System to change the types of Silvally and its Multi-Attack.

Artwork of Gladion using a memory on his Silvally

List of Memories

Name Corresponding
  Bug Memory Bug
  Dark Memory Dark
  Dragon Memory Dragon
  Electric Memory Electric
  Fairy Memory Fairy
  Fighting Memory Fighting
  Fire Memory Fire
  Flying Memory Flying
  Ghost Memory Ghost
  Grass Memory Grass
  Ground Memory Ground
  Ice Memory Ice
  Poison Memory Poison
  Psychic Memory Psychic
  Rock Memory Rock
  Steel Memory Steel
  Water Memory Water


Generation VII

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, the player receives all the memory drives from Gladion at Aether Paradise after receiving a Type: Null from him during the post-game. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, due to Gladion having temporarily left Alola during the post-game, Type: Null and the memories are instead obtained from Wicke at Ancient Poni Path.

Generation VIII

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the memory drives are obtained from a League Staff member at the Battle Tower lobby, after receiving a Type: Null from her.


This is the artwork of the memories on the Pokémon Global Link:

Bug Memory Dark Memory Dragon Memory Electric Memory Fairy Memory Fighting Memory
Fire Memory Flying Memory Ghost Memory Grass Memory Ground Memory Ice Memory
Poison Memory Psychic Memory Rock Memory Steel Memory Water Memory

In the anime

A Fairy Memory in the anime

Main series

In the anime, Memories are regularly used by Gladion in order to give his Silvally a type advantage over its opponents during battles or otherwise give it benefits outside of battles, such as when he turned Silvally into a Steel type to allow it to cross the poison lake Nihilego had created without taking any damage.

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Gladion has been shown using the following Memories:

In the manga

A Rock Memory in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

A Rock Memory appeared in Destroy!! Results of the Training!, where Moon chose to insert it into the RKS System of Gladion's Silvally in order to more effectively battle against Ryuki's Turtonator.

In the TCG

Memories in the Pokémon Trading Card Game are depicted as Pokémon Tool cards. The first two were printed in the Crimson Invasion set, and others were printed during the Sun & Moon Series. When a Memory is attached to a Pokémon named Silvally- , it changes that Silvally's type to the type that the Memory corresponds to. (The Electric Memory makes Silvally a Lightning type.)

This listing is of cards featuring Memories in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Fighting Memory I Crimson Invasion   94/111 Awakened Heroes   049/050
Psychic Memory I Crimson Invasion   98/111 Awakened Heroes   048/050
Electric Memory I Ultra Prism   121/156 GX Battle Boost   099/114
Fire Memory I Ultra Prism   123/156 GX Battle Boost   102/114
Grass Memory I Team Up   143/181 GX Ultra Shiny   123/150
Water Memory I Team Up   157/181 GX Ultra Shiny   121/150

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 記憶碟 Geiyīkdihp
Mandarin 記憶碟 Jìyìdié *
存储碟 Cúnchǔdié *
  Danish Minde
  Finnish Muisti
  French ROM
  German Disc
  Italian ROM
  Korean 메모리 Memory
  Norwegian Minne
  Polish Pamięć
Portuguese   Brazil Memória
  Portugal Disco
  Spanish Disco
  Swedish Minne
  Thai เมมโมรี่ Memory

Held items
In-battle effect items
BerriesColored orbsDrivesPower items
Experience-affecting itemsGemsIncenseMega StonesMemoriesPlates
Stat-enhancing itemsType-enhancing itemsZ-Crystals
Out-of-battle effect items
Power itemsIncenseMailScarves

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