X Sp. Atk

The X Sp. Atk (Japanese: スペシャルアップ Special Up), known as X Special prior to Generation VI, is a type of battle item introduced in Generation I. It temporarily boosts a Pokémon's Special Attack stat. In Generation I, it boosted the Special stat.

X Sp. Atk
スペシャルアップ
Special Up
Bag X Sp. Atk Sprite.png
X Sp. Atk
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation I
Pocket
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Fling
Power 30

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RGBY/RBY
GSC
RSEFRLG
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
PE
BDSP
$350 $175
SMUSUM
SwSh
$1,000 $500
SV $1,000 $250

At Join Avenue's Market, X Special can be bought in dozens at $3150 each, which equates to $262.5 per X Special.

Effect

Generation I

When used from the Bag during battle, it raises the Special of a Pokémon currently in battle by 1 level.

Generations II to VI

When used from the Bag during battle, it raises the Special Attack of a Pokémon currently in battle by 1 level. It also increases the Pokémon's friendship a little.

Generation VII onward

When used from the Bag during battle, it raises the Special Attack of a Pokémon currently in battle by 2 levels. It also increases the Pokémon's friendship a little.

Wonder Launcher

        The X Special appears as four Wonder Launcher items, increasing the Special Attack stat by 1, 2, 3 or 6 levels. It costs 3, 5, 7, or 11 points to use respectively.

Description

Games Description
Stad Temporarily increases Special for one battle.
GS Raises Special stats. (1 BTL)
C Raises Special Attack. (1 BTL)
RSEColoXD Raises the stat Sp.Atk during one battle.
FRLG Raises the Sp.Atk stat of Pokémon in battle. Wears off if the Pokémon is withdrawn.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
An item that raises the Sp. Atk stat of a Pokémon in battle. It wears off if the Pokémon is withdrawn.
XYORAS An item that boosts the Sp. Atk stat of a Pokémon during a battle. It wears off once the Pokémon is withdrawn.
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
An item that sharply boosts the Sp. Atk stat of a Pokémon during a battle. It wears off once the Pokémon is withdrawn.
SV An item that sharply boosts the Sp. Atk stat of a Pokémon in battle. This effect disappears if the Pokémon leaves the battle.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RBY/RGBY Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5–6) Celadon Department Store
GSC Route 45GS, Team Rocket's HideoutC, Victory RoadGS, Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5–6) Goldenrod Department Store, Celadon Department Store
RSE Route 116 Verdanturf, Fallarbor Poké Marts, Lilycove Department Store
FRLG Silph Co. Celadon Department Store
Colo Phenac Poké Mart
XD Pyrite Poké Mart
DPPt Team Galactic Eterna BuildingPt Veilstone Department Store
HGSS Team Rocket HQ, Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5–6) Goldenrod Department Store, Celadon Department Store
PW Suburban Area
BW Nacrene City, Shopping Mall Nine
B2W2 Castelia Sewers Nacrene City, Shopping Mall Nine
Join Avenue (Market)
XY Route 6, Parfum Palace, Cyllage City, Shalour City, Snowbelle City Santalune City Poké Mart
ORAS Routes 116 and 120 Slateport City Poké Mart, Lilycove Department Store (Level 3)
SMUSUM Route 2USUM, Brooklet Hill, Lush JungleSM, Aether Paradise, Poni Grove, Vast Poni CanyonSM Route 2, Route 5USUM, Route 8, and Hau'oli Poké Marts
Festival Plaza (Battle Store)MUM
PE Silph Co. All Poké Marts (after obtaining 1 Badge), Celadon Department Store
SwSh Route 5, Circhester, Stow-on-Side, Wyndon Motostoke Poké Mart
BDSP Veilstone Department Store
SV Alfornada Cavern, Glaseado Mountain, Tagtree Thicket, East Province (Area One), East Province (Area Three), North Province (Area One), North Province (Area Two), South Province (Area Two), South Province (Area Five) Chansey Supply
SVTM Kitakami Wilds
SVID Canyon Biome, Coastal Biome Vending machines (Terarium)

Gallery

Artwork

 
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 特攻強化 Dahkgūng Kèuhngfa *
特殊能力增加器 Dahksyùh Nàhnglihk Jānggāhei *
特殊能力增加劑 Dahksyùh Nàhnglihk Jānggājāi *
Mandarin 特攻強化 / 特攻强化 Tègōng Qiánghuà
  French Atq. Spé. +*
Spécial +*
  German X-Sp.-Ang.*
X-Spezial*
  Italian Att. Speciale X (VII+)
Special X (I-VI)
  Korean 스페셜업 Special Up
  Portuguese Ataque Especial X*
  Spanish At. Especial X*
Especial X*



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