In the core series games
Hoenn, Zinc costs 4900 during the Energy Guru sale.
When used from the Bag on a Pokémon, adds 10
Special Defense EVs to the target Pokémon per use, until it has 100 Special Defense EVs. It also increases the Pokémon's friendship a little.
Zinc is consumed upon use and cannot be used in battle.
R S Raises the stat Sp.Def of one Pokémon.
E Raises the base Sp.Def stat of one Pokémon.
FR LG A nutritious drink for Pokémon. It raises the base Sp. Def stat of one Pokémon.
Colo. Raises the stat Sp. Def of one Pokémon.
XD Raises the base Sp. Def stat of one Pokémon.
D P Pt HG SS
B W B2 W2 A nutritious drink for Pokémon. It raises the base Sp. Def (Special Defense) stat of a single Pokémon.
X Y OR AS
S M US UM A nutritious drink for Pokémon. When consumed, it raises the base Sp. Def stat of a single Pokémon.
R S E
Routes 119, 120, 121 , and E 127, Safari Zone , E Mt. Pyre, Artisan Cave E Favor Lady
E Battle Frontier Poké Mart , E Lilycove Department Store, Slateport City ( Energy Guru) Slateport City (1000 Berry Powder) , E Battle Tower (streak of 7-35) , R S Battle Frontier (1 BP)
Route 14, Silph Co., Pokémon Mansion, Three Island
Celadon Department Store Cerulean City (1000 Berry Powder)
Agate Poké Mart
Phenac Poké Mart
D P Pt
Routes 210 , Pt 211 , D P 212, 215 , D P 219 , Pt 224 , and Pt 227, Pastoria City , Pt Team Galactic HQ, Victory Road, Stark Mountain
D P Veilstone Department Store Battle Park / D P Battle Frontier (1 Pt BP)
Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Cerulean Cave
Celadon Department Store, Goldenrod Department Store, Safari Zone Gate Poké Mart Battle Frontier (1 BP)
Route 5, Striaton City Passerby Analytics HQ (complete "About a holiday" survey)
Shopping Mall Nine Battle Subway (1 BP) Anville Town (lost-and-found)
Routes 3, 7, 11, 13, and 18, Pokémon World Tournament, Plasma Frigate, Nuvema Town Passerby Analytics HQ (complete "About a holiday" survey)
Shopping Mall Nine, Join Avenue ( Market) Battle Subway/ PWT (1 BP), Black Tower/ White Treehollow (Area 1-5 reward) Big Stadium and Small Court (defeat a Smasher), Anville Town (lost-and-found)
Frost Cavern, Victory Road
Laverre City Poké Mart Battle Maison (2 BP) Lost Hotel ( shaking trash cans)
Routes 115, 119, 120, 121, and 127, Mt. Chimney, Mt. Pyre, Battle Resort, Mirage Mountain (north of Route 125)
Lilycove Department Store, Slateport City ( Energy Guru) Battle Maison (2 BP) Route 128 (15% chance after rematch with Triathlete Isaiah)
Graffiti Eraser (Lv. 2)
Mount Hokulani Poké Mart Battle Royal Dome (2 BP) Festival Plaza ( Haunted houses)
Blush Mountain, Team Rocket's Castle ( Aether Paradise if not obtained during Episode RR)
Mount Hokulani Poké Mart Big Wave Beach (2 BP), Battle Royal Dome (2 BP) Festival Plaza ( Haunted houses)
In spin-off games
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
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Artwork from Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
The Zinc appears in
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon.
A consumable item that raises the
Special Defense of Pokémon that ingests it by 3 and restores 5 Belly for it.
If thrown, it will grant the same effect as if it was consumed by the Pokémon it hits (it cannot be caught); if it is
sticky, it will also deal 2 damage. Zinc can be blended into a drink at Spinda's Juice Bar, although it has no special effects.
MD R B A drink that boosts the Pokémon's Special Defense. It also slightly fills the Pokémon's Belly.
MD T D S A drink that permanently raises the Pokémon's Special Defense. It also slightly fills the Pokémon's Belly.
MD GtI Drink it to raise your Special Defense.
S MD Drinking it raises your Sp. Def. The effect lasts even after this adventure.
MD R B
Fiery Field, Lightning Field
MD T D Achieve
Sentry Duty, Treasure box, Job reward (★5-★9)
Zero Isle North, Zero Isle East, Zero Isle West, Zero Isle South
MD S Achieve
Treasure box, Recycle Shop ( Oran Berry×3 and Totter Seed), Sky Gift, Job reward (★5-★9) Silver Ticket Big Win prize, Gold Ticket Win and Big Win prize, Prism Ticket Big Win prize
Zero Isle North, Zero Isle East, Zero Isle West, Zero Isle South, Oblivion Forest, Treacherous Waters, Southeastern Islands, Inferno Cave, Zero Isle Center, Destiny Tower
S MD Achieve
Treasure box, Glorious Gold, Sparkling Floor, Various dungeons, mission reward
Appearance In the anime In the manga In other languages