Misty Seed

The Misty Seed (Japanese: ミストシード Mist Seed) is a type of consumable held item introduced in Generation VII. It boosts the holder's Special Defense in Misty Terrain.

Misty Seed
Mist Seed
Bag Misty Seed Sprite.png
Misty Seed
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation VII
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Power 10

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A $2,000
SV $20,000 $5,000


If a Pokémon is holding a Misty Seed while the field is Misty Terrain, it consumes the Misty Seed and its Special Defense is increased by one stage. The Misty Seed is consumed even if the holder is not otherwise affected by the terrain (i.e. it is not grounded or in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move). It is not consumed if the holder already has +6 Special Defense stat stages (unless its Ability is Contrary, in which case it will not activate if the holder has -6 Special Defense stat stages).

If the terrain is changed to Misty Terrain by Misty Surge, then immediately changed by another terrain-changing Ability, the Seed is consumed before the other Ability activates; however, if a Pokémon that holds a Misty Seed and has a terrain-changing Ability is switched in during Misty Terrain, its Ability activates before its held Seed can. Magic Room and Embargo fade before terrain does, so if Misty Terrain would dissipate on the same turn as Magic Room or Embargo, the Seed will activate before the terrain dissipates. If multiple Pokémon each hold a Misty Seed when the field becomes Misty Terrain, each Pokémon will consume the Misty Seed before Symbiosis transfers any item (including Misty Seeds).

If a held Misty Seed did not activate because its holder's Special Defense is already at +6 (or -6 in the case of Contrary), it will not activate for its current holder until the terrain is changed or its holder takes damage (unless the holder is switched out).


Games Description
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It boosts Sp. Defense on Misty Terrain. It can only be used once.
SV An item to be held by a Pokémon. If the terrain becomes Misty Terrain, the holder will use this seed to boost its own Sp. Def stat.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
SMUSUM Poni Gauntlet Held by wild Comfey (5% chance)
SwSh Slumbering Weald Held by wild Weezing (5% chance)
SwShIA Cram-o-matic (Fairy: 22-30 points)
SV Delibird Presents (Cascarrafa Branch, after completing the main storyline)
Sparkling overworld item (West Province (Area Three))


As a held item
Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
USUM Poni Island Shiny Tapu Fini All May 21 to June 28, 2019
June 11 to July 30, 2019



Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 薄霧種子 Bohkmouh Júngjí
Mandarin 薄霧種子 / 薄雾种子 Bówù Zhǒngzǐ
  French Graine Brume
  German Nebel-Samen
  Italian Nebbiaseme
  Korean 미스트시드 Mist Seed
  Spanish Semilla Bruma

External links

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