Weakness Policy

Weakness Policy
Weakness Insurance
Weakness Policy
Weakness Policy
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Introduced in Generation VI
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The Weakness Policy (Japanese: じゃくてんほけん Weakness Insurance) is a type of consumable held item introduced in Generation VI. It raises the holder's Attack and Special Attack if it is hit by a super effective move.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A  500


If the holder is hit by a super effective move, it consumes the Weakness Policy and its Attack and Special Attack are increased by two stages each.

It does not activate if the holder already has both +6 Attack and +6 Special Attack stat stages (unless its Ability is Contrary, in which case it will not activate if the holder has both -6 Attack and -6 Special Attack stat stages). It does not activate if the holder is protected from or unaffected by the super effective move (e.g. due to Telepathy).

If multiple Pokémon each holding a Weakness Policy are hit by a super effective move at once, each hit Pokémon will consume its Weakness Policy before Symbiosis transfers any item (including Weakness Policies).


Games Description
An item to be held by a Pokémon. Attack and Sp. Atk sharply increase if the holder is hit with a move it's weak to.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
XY Battle Maison (32 BP)
ORAS Battle Maison (32 BP)
SMUSUM Battle Tree (32 BP)
SwSh Battle Tower (20 BP)
SwShIoA Cram-o-matic (Flying: 92-100 points)

In the TCG

Weakness Policy
Main article: Weakness Policy (Primal Clash 142)

Weakness Policy was introduced as an Pokémon Tool card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the Japanese XY Era. It was first released in the Japanese Gaia Volcano expansion before debuting in English in the Primal Clash expansion, where it was released as both a Regular card and a Secret card. When this Pokémon Tool card is attached to a Pokémon, that Pokémon has no Weakness.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 弱點保險 Yeuhkdím Bóuhím
Mandarin 弱點保險 / 弱点保险 Ruòdiǎn Bǎoxiǎn
  French Vulné-Assurance
  German Schwächenschutz
  Italian Vulneropolizza
  Korean 약점보험 Yakjeom Boheom
  Brazilian Portuguese Política de Fraqueza
  Spanish Seguro Debilidad
  Thai บัตรประกันจุดอ่อน Weakness Guarantee

See also

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