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Power Weight
Power Weight
Power Weight
Power Weight
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Introduced in Generation IV
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The Power Weight (Japanese: パワーウエイト Power Weight) is a type of held item introduced in Generation IV. It is an EV-enhancing item that gives HP effort values to the holder whenever it gains experience.


In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A PokémonDollar.png1,500


In battle

Generation IV-VI

A Pokémon holding this item gains 4 HP 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 during battle.

Generation VII

A Pokémon holding this item now gains 8 HP EVs instead of 4 whenever it gains experience in 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 HP IV of a parent holding a Power Weight will always be passed down to the child. If both parents hold a Power Weight, one parent will be selected at random to pass down its HP IV.


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


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Battle ParkDP/Battle FrontierPt (16 BP)
HGSS Battle Frontier (16 BP)
BW Battle Subway (16 BP)
B2W2 Route 4 (held by in-game trade Cottonee)W2 Battle Subway/PWT (16 BP)
XY Battle Maison (16 BP)
ORAS Battle Maison (16 BP)
PMC Graffiti Eraser (Lv. 3)
SMUSUM Resolution CaveUSUM Battle Royal Dome (16 BP)

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 力量負重 Lihkleuhng Fuhchúhng
Mandarin 力量負重 / 力量负重 Lìliàng Fùzhòng
France Flag.png French Poids Pouvoir*
Poids Pouv.*
Germany Flag.png German Machtgewicht
Italy Flag.png Italian Vigorpeso
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파워웨이트 Power Weight
Poland Flag.png Polish Ciężarek Mocy
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pesa recia

External links

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