Power Band

If you were looking for the item in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, see Scarf (Mystery Dungeon) → Power Band.
Power Band
Power Band
Power Band
Power Band
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Introduced in Generation IV
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The Power Band (Japanese: パワーバンド Power Band) is a type of held item introduced in Generation IV. It is a Power item that gives Special Defense effort values to the holder whenever it gains experience.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A  1,500


In battle

Generation IV-VI

A Pokémon holding this item gains 4 Special Defense EVs whenever it gains experience in battle (EVs are awarded for each Pokémon knocked out in Horde Battles despite experience being gained all at once); its effect is doubled by Pokérus. (In Generation IV, level 100 Pokémon cannot gain EVs in battle; from Generation V onward, they gain EVs whenever they would earn experience.)

The Speed stat of the Pokémon holding this item is halved in battle.

Generation VII

A Pokémon holding this item now gains 8 Special Defense EVs instead of 4 whenever it gains experience during battle.

Outside of battle

From Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver onward, if this item is held by a parent when breeding at Pokémon Day Care or a Pokémon Nursery, the Special Defense IV of a parent holding a Power Band will always be passed down to the child. If both parents hold a Power Band, one parent will be selected at random to pass down its Special Defense IV.


Games Description
DPPt A Pokémon hold item that promotes Sp. Def gain on leveling, but reduces the Speed stat.
A Pokémon held item that promotes Sp. Def gain on leveling, but reduces the Speed stat.
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It reduces Speed but allows the holder's Sp. Def stat to grow more after battling.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Battle ParkDP/FrontierPt (16 BP)
HGSS Battle Frontier (16 BP)
BW Battle Subway (16 BP)
B2W2 Plasma FrigateB2, Route 13W2 Battle Subway/PWT (16 BP)
XY Battle Maison (16 BP)
ORAS Battle Maison (16 BP)
PMC Graffiti Eraser (Lv. 2)
SMUSUM Poni GauntletUSUM Battle Royal Dome (16 BP)
SwSh Hammerlocke (10 BP)
Wild Area News
BDSP Battle Park (10 BP)

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 力量束帶 Lihkleuhng Chūkdaai
Mandarin 力量束帶 / 力量束带 Lìliàng Shùdài
  French Bandeau Pouvoir*
Band. Pouv.*
  German Machtband
  Italian Vigorbanda
  Korean 파워밴드 Power Band
  Portuguese Fita de Poder*
  Spanish Banda recia

External links

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