Here are the best items in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, from the Life Orb to the Laden Dice.
You’ll go all over Paldea in Generation Nine of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. You have to catch and record a whole new group of Pokemon, fight the naughty Team Star, and learn everything you can about Terastal events. But with new Pokemon come new items.
You might have to farm Pokedollars, talk to Battle League Representatives, or even just find them in secret places to get some of these items that will help you in the tough fights that are coming. Keep an eye out for these because they will make a big difference in how you play.
You might want to wear the Life Orb if you’re sure you have enough power to one-shot your opponent or if you’re using a very tough Pokemon that can take a hit and you want to boost its damage while it does so. The Pokemon holding the Life Orb will do 30% more damage to its opponent every time it hits them, and it will also hurt your Pokemon by 10% of its maximum HP right away.
Overall, this means that any Pokemon can only use this item ten times, even if they get hit by an opponent. A strong Pokemon like a Chansey or Wailord can take a beating and still lose ten percent of their max health. A small island on the west side of Casseroya Lake has one of these. It is between a rock and a tree.
This fancy red vest is inside a Poke Ball on the ground between two palm trees behind Porto Marinada’s biggest building. When you give it to a Pokemon, it will make its Special Defense 50% stronger. This means that Special Attacks like Ancient Power, Hyper Beam, and Surf will do 50% less damage to it.
The Pokemon wearing the Assault Vest can’t use any status effect moves, like changing the weather or raising their own stats. Me First, on the other hand, repeats an attack your opponent made that does damage, so this doesn’t apply. The Pokemon will use Struggle if it doesn’t have any other moves that it can use.
Make sure to wear your safety gear if you know the fight is going to take a while and your enemy is likely to use physical attacks against your team. The Rocky Helmet is a Held Item that can be bought at Delibird Presents or found on the floor southwest of Zapapico’s Pokecenter.
If you give your Pokemon the Rocky Helmet, anything that hits it will take a sixth of its own health away as a defense. This is true for moves like Quick Attack, Seismic Toss, and Tackle.
There are times when you have to fight a Pokemon even though you know you’re down. If your Pokemon can take a really strong hit, you should make sure it can fight back just as hard. After taking a weak attack, the Weakness Policy will raise the holder’s Attack and Special Attack by two steps.
Most of the time, one type will be better than another in battle. For example, Fire will do twice as much damage to Grass. It doesn’t usually work the other way around. But this item will make that kind of matchup more fair for the weaker types, giving you a lot of room to plan.
The Loaded Dice item can be bought at the Delibird Presents shop or earned by beating five trainers in the East Province. It can then be given to any Pokemon with a great multi-strike move.
This will make sure that your multi-attack moves hit as many times as possible. This lets you do more damage with weak moves that count every hit, like Heracross’s Bullet Seed or Maushold’s Population Bomb.
The Leftovers are a strong item to use early in the game. Giving them to your Pokemon will heal them for 1/16 of their full health every turn. You can find them on the floor of Medali between two street sellers or in the Delibird Presents store in Cascarrafa.
You can get them early in Eggy Car, but they’ll still work well late in the game because their effect changes based on how healthy your Pokemon is. This is very helpful in long, drawn-out battles of endurance where both sides try to heal more than the other side does harm.
The Clear Amulet is another item you can get early in the game. You can buy it at the Delibird Presents shop in Mesagoza. If you give a Pokemon the Clear Amulet, moves or abilities like Growl or Intimidate will no longer hurt its stats. This is the same as the Clear Body ability.
This item’s benefits last the whole battle, which is helpful when you’re fighting trainers and Gym Leaders who often use moves that change your stats to their advantage. You must defeat nine masters in the Western Province and talk to a Pokemon League Representative in order to get it.
There are three items, including the Choice Scarf, that give your Pokemon different kinds of benefits but make them use the same move in battle. This might seem like a big problem, but we’ve all had that one powerful Pokemon whose move wipes out whole teams, so why bother with anything else?
The Choice Scarf will make you 50% faster, which makes it much more likely that your Pokemon will attack first. If you have maxed out their Attack and Special Attack EVs, they might not need any other moves if they can use one very strong one.
The Choice Band can be bought at the Mesagoza Delibird Presents Shop. It has the same flaw as the Choice Scarf: you have to keep using the same move until the fight is over. But since your Pokemon’s Attack has been increased by a huge 50%, you probably won’t need more than one turn.
If you give this to a Pokemon in your party, make sure that the move that hits the enemy the hardest is a Physical one that hits directly. This is because the Attack stat will gain from it, not the Special Attack stat. Also, remember what kinds of moves you have. If the enemy Pokemon is weak to that type, the extra 50% won’t help much.
Choice Specs are the last piece in this set. They give the Pokemon that has them 50% more damage from their Special Attack. One move has to be used over and over, which is another downside. Make sure that the first move you pick is the one you want to use for the rest of the fight.
Fire Blast has 110 power points, and the starting Pokemon Skeledirge has a Special Attack base of 110. This can be a very smart move. Now that it has an extra 50%, Skeledirge has 165 Special Attack before it uses a move with 110 Power. It’s hard to figure out the Pokemon math here, but it’s a lot of damage!
Some gyms and trainers are known for KOing Pokemon with very high rates of critical hits. You can use the Focus Sash to make sure your Pokemon stays at its last hitpoint and doesn’t faint when it’s fully healed. This is especially helpful in the late game.
After you beat four trainers in the second area of the Western Province, the Battle League Representative at Port Marinada will give you the Focus Sash. This item can also be bought at the Delibird Presents shop in Mesagoza for 50,000 Poke Dollars after beating four gyms.
An oddity In different versions of the game, Pokemon will have either Quark Drive or Protosynthesis as a passive ability. If a Pokemon with those skills has a Booster Energy on them, it will raise its best stat by 30%, or 50% if that stat is speed.
Taking this cool item from a wild Paradox Pokemon is the only way to get it. You can’t do this with a move that steals items, though. You’ll have to catch the Pokemon that has the Booster Energy and then take it away.
Often, moves will have terrible side effects that can’t be avoided, like putting the victim to sleep, burning them, or making them confused. This not-very-expensive item stops status effects that happen after damage is done, but it doesn’t fix the harm itself.
For 20,000 Poke Dollars, you can buy the Covert Cloak at Levincia’s Delibird Presents shop. Then, give it to the Pokemon in your party that can’t take a nap during a fight. It’s too bad that it will still happen if the move only changes the status and doesn’t do any harm.