In the core series games
A Pokémon holding this item gains 4 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.
A Pokémon holding this item now gains 8 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 Defense IV of a parent holding a Power Belt will always be passed down to the child. If both parents hold a Power Belt, one parent will be selected at random to pass down its Defense IV.
|| A Pokémon hold item that promotes Defense gain on leveling, but reduces the Speed stat.
| A Pokémon held item that promotes Defense gain on leveling, but reduces the Speed stat.
| An item to be held by a Pokémon. It reduces Speed but allows the holder's Defense stat to grow more after battling.
In other languages
|| 力量腰帶 Lihkleuhng Yīudáai
|| 力量腰帶 / 力量腰带 Lìliàng Yāodài
|| Ceinture Pouvoir*|
|| 파워벨트 Power Belt
|| Pas Mocy
|| Cinto recio