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Recommended Items For Battle & Their Locations

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This guide has list of all item useful for breeding in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Including info on their effect, location of all items such as Destiny Knot, Lucky Egg, & more!

Useful Battle Related Items

List Of Battle Related Item & Location

Tap ▼ for its effect & location

ItemLocation
▼Expert BeltEvent In Turffield
▼Rocky HelmetCliff Near By Stow-On-Side
▼Left OversNortheast of Giant's Seat
▼Black SludgeRiverside of Wyndon
▼Shed ShellLeft Side Of Pokemon Nursery In Route 5
▼EvioliteHouse In Ballonlea
▼Choice BandBy The River In Route 2
Requires Water Bike
▼Choice SpecsNear The Stage In Spikemuth
▼Choice ScarfEvent In Hammer Locke
▼Terrain ExtenderNear The Tunnel In The Route 8
▼Focus SashHouse In Hammerlocke
▼Assault VestBy The Tree In Lake of Outrage
▼Life OrbNear The River Of Slumbering Weald
▼Sitrus BerryHouse In The Hammerlocke
▼Lum BerryDefeat Morimoto After Beating The Game
▼White HerbBy The Tree In Watchtower Ruins
▼Light ClayWest Side Of Route 6
▼Rock ItemHouse In Hammerlocke
▼Power HerbRoute 10
▼Cell BatteryOutside the Battle Tower
▼Throat SprayFind a child's lost Minccino in Motostoke. Mincinno is left of the stadium.
▼Air BalloonTo the right of the hotel in Wyndon.
▼Luminous MossLuminous Forest
▼Weakness PolicyBuy at the Battle Tower for 20 BP
▼Flame OrbRandom Tournament Reward
▼Toxic OrbRandom Tournament Reward

Expert Belt

EffectDeals more damage when the move is very effective.

Pokemon holding Expert Belt deals more damage when its move is very effective. Use this item to pokemon which has moves with several types.

Get Expert Belt With Event In Turffield

Expert Belt
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StepTodo
1Talk to the girl who is at theTurffield's watchtower. (Located at west side of Turffield)
2Check the stone carved "Grass" which is located near by the flower shop.
3Check the stone carved "Water" which is located close to the watchtower. (A man standing nearby)
4Check the stone carved "Fire" which is located near by the Route 5.
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Rocky Helmet

EffectWhen pokemon holding Rocky Helmet gets physical attack, it reflects damage to the opponent.

Have pokemon with high Defense hold this item to deal damage while raking less damage from the opponent.

Get Rocky Helmet At Cliff Near By Stow-on-Side

Rocky Helmet
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Fly Taxi to Stow-on-Side & go down the ladder located at south of the city. You will see a poke ball placed on the cliff.

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Left Overs

EffectPokemon holding Left Overs gradually heals its HP.

Another item that goes very well with pokemon with high Defence. Use Protect and block opponent's attack while healing its HP.

Get Left Over At Northeast of Giant's Seat

Left Over
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Enter Giant's Seat from North Lake Miroch and you will see the pokemon den near by. You'll see pokeball near by the den.

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Black Sludge

EffectWhen Poison type pokemon holds this item, it heals its HP. When Non-poison type pokemon hold this, it will damage your HP.

Very similar to Left Overs but exclusively heal Poison type pokemon.

Find Black Sludge At Riverside of Wyndon

black sludge
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There is a river running just behind the Wyndon station. You will see an item flashing on top of the utility hole.

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Shed Shell

EffectPokemon holding this item can always switch with other pokemon.

Even if the opponent's ability or move forbids your pokemon to switch with your team, you can ignore the effect and still switch.

Shed Shell Is Right Next To Pokemon Nursery

Shed Shell
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You can find Shed Shell right next to the Pokemon Nursery in Route 5.

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Eviolite

EffectWhen held by a pokemon that can still evolve, it raises both Defense and Sp. Def.

Some of the pokemon's Base Stats don't have huge difference before and after the evolution. In that case, have pokemon hold Eviolite to buff its Defence and Sp. Def.

Get Eviolite At House In Ballonlea

Eviolite
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Choice Band

EffectPokemon holding the Choice Band can only use one move but its attack increases.

Attack of pokemon with Choice Band significantly increase with move limitation. Use this item to pokemon who mainly use physical attack moves.

Find Choice Band By The River In Route 2

Choice Band
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In front of Magnolia's house, there is a bridge crossing a river. You can enter this river with your bike from right side of the bridge.

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Choice Specs

EffectPokemon holding the Choice Band can only use one move but its Sp. Atk increases.

Sp. Atk dramatically increases with move limitation.

Choice Spec Is Near The Stage In Spikemuth

Choice Spec
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Choice Spec can be found at the right side of the stage.

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Choice Scarf

EffectPokemon holding the Choice Band can only use one move but its speed.

How To Get Choice Scarf

StepTodo
1Get a letter from girl in Northeast of Hammerlocke
2Go to Ballonlea and enter the house at the top of the stairs
3Give letter to Frank
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Terrain Extender

EffectTerrain Extender extends the duration of the terrain caused by the holder's move or ability.

Near The Tunnel In The Route 8

Route 8
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Find the purple tent on Route 8. There is a path hidden on the right side of the tent.

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Focus Sash

EffectIf holder has full HP, it will endure a potential KO attack with 1 HP. (Consumable Item)

Focus Sash prevents your pokemon to be fainted if your pokemon has full HP. Use it with the pokemon is low Defence to guarantee at least one move before fainting.

Find Focus Sash At House In Hammerlocke

Focus Sash

Go to the house right next to the pokemon center in Hammerlocke. You can get 1 Focus Sash by defeating the trainer. Note that Focus Sash will disappear after being used.

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Assault Vest

EffectHolder's Sp. Def increases. Holder cannot use move status moves.

Assault Vest significantly increases its Sp. Def on behalf of move limitation. Use this to pokemon which only uses attack moves.

Find Assault Vest At Lake Of Outrage

assault vest
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Assault Vest can be found near by the tree in the Lake Of Outrage. Look for flashing dot under the tree located on top of the hill.

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Life Orb

EffectIncreases the damage of your move while HP decreases every time you attack.

Your pokemon deals more damage but gets damaged every time it attacks. Use this item to pokemon which uses both physical and special attacks.

Find Life Orb At Slumbering Weald

life orb

Proceed to the area of Slumbering Weald where Galarian Wheezing appears. There is a river you can descend a river with your bike.

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Sitrus Berry

EffectA berry which heals small amount of HP when consumed.

Pokemon holding Sitrus Berry will automatically heal HP when damaged.

Location Of Sitrus Berry

Sitrus Berry
AreaLocation
Giant's SeatRight side of the giant rock locating across the bridge
Watchtower RuinsBeside the watchtower
Hammerlocke HillsTree near by the cliff

Sitrus berry can be found from limited berry tree in the Wild Area. You can also get it as a reward of Max Raid Battle.

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Lum Berry

EffectA berry which heals any bad status.

Pokemon holding this berry will heal any bad status automatically. Use this to counter Toxic and other strong bad status moves.

Location Of Lum Berry

lum berry at route 9

Near by the tunnel in the Route 9, there is berry tree which is blocked by two trainers.

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White Herb

EffectRecover the lowered stat to normal level once.

Holder can recover the lowered stat once. Use this item if your pokemon uses moves which lowers your stats.

Find White Herb In Watchtower Ruins

White Herb

You can find White Herb below the tree at South of Watchtower Ruins. Walk toward Dappled Grove and the tree is located in between Watchtower Ruins and Dappled Grove.

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Light Clay

EffectMoves such as Reflect and Light Screen remains in the field longer.

Supportive moves such as Reflect and Light Screen's effectiveness prolongs.

Find Light Clay At Route 6

route 6

Light Clay can be found at west side of Route 6.

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"Rock" Item

EffectEffectiveness of the weather prolongs.

Use this item if your party is using weather combo.

House In Hammerlockes

Hammerlocke

Enter the house located in the East side of Hammerlocke. By talking to the person inside, you can get "Rock" Item such as Icy Rock and Heat Rock. The item you can get changes each day.

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Power Herb

EffectSingle use item to be held by a Pokemon. Allows moves that need to be charged to fire immediately.

Use this item to immediately use strong moves such as Solar Beam or Hyper Beam!

Get Power Herb Along Route 10

Get Power Herb Along Route 10

There is a narrow path along the middle of Route 10. Go down this path and past the patch of grass to find the Power Herb!

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Cell Battery

EffectItem to be held by a Pokemon. If the holder is hit with an electric type move, it uses up the battery and increases the holder's attack

This item is excellent for countering electric type Pokemon. This allows you to power up your moves and deal massive damage to electric type enemies!

Get Cell Battery Outside the Battle Tower

Get Cell Battery Outside of Battle Tower

The Cell Battery can be found just outside of the Battle Tower. Head to the right side of the building to find the Cell Battery!

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Throat Spray

EffectItem to be held by a Pokemon. Raises the holder's Sp. Atk if it used a sound-based move. The item is then consumed

Sound based moves such as Growl, Roar, Uproar, and Hyper Voice will raise your Sp. Atk, allowing you to deal massive damage against enemies! Keep in mind that once the effect triggers, the Throat Spray is used up.

Does Not Break From One-Hit-KO

The Throat Spray will not break if the sound based move did a one-hit-KO on the opponent.

Get Throat Spray in Motostoke

Get Throat Spray In Motostoke

You will be able to get the Throat Spray by helping the child find his lost Minccino in Motostoke City. The lost Pokemon is found by the fountain on the left of the stadium.

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Air Balloon

EffectAn item to be held by a Pokemon. The holder will float in the air. Once the holder is hit, the balloon will burst

This item is a great way to avoid getting hit by powerful ground moves such as Earthquake and Magnitude! Since the Pokemon is floating in the air, ground moves will not affect it!

Get Air Balloon in Wyndon

Get Air Balloon In Wyndon

The Air Balloon can be found near the large hotel-like building in Wyndon. Head to the right side of the hotel, and the Air Balloon should be sitting right next to a telephone booth!

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Luminous Moss

EffectAn item to be held by a Pokemon. If the holder is hit with a water type move, it will consume the moss and raise the holder's Sp. Def

The Luminous Moss is a great item that allows you to counter water-type Pokemon. This item increases your Sp. Def, allowing you to take more hits against the enemy!

Get Luminous Moss in Luminous Forest

Get Luminous Moss in Luminous Forest

You will be able to get the Luminous Moss from the Luminous Forest. Keep your eye out for shiny objects on the ground as these are where you can get the item.

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Weakness Policy

EffectWhen the Pokemon holding this is hit with a move it is weak to, Attack and Sp. Attack rise sharply.

The Weakness Policy provides a substantial boost to a Pokemon that has been hit with a super effective move. This item can turn the tide of a battle very quickly.

Get Weakness Policy At The Battle Tower

Weakness Policy

The Weakness Policy can be purchased at a BP Vendor in the Battle Tower for 20 BP.

Flame Orb

EffectInflicts a burn on the Pokemon holding this item.

The Flame Orb is an item which causes a burn, thus halving the attack of the Pokemon holding it. It may sound unappealing, but it can be used with certain Pokemon that benefit from or ignore status conditions. It can also be given to your opponent to disrupt them.

>> Check Out Recommended Pokemon With The Flame Orb Here

Get The Flame Orb At The Tournament

Flame Orb

The Flame Orb is a random drop from the post-game tournament in Wyndon. After beating the game, you can repeat it as many times as you want until you get the Flame Orb.

Toxic Orb

EffectInflicts poison on the Pokemon holding this item.

The Toxic Orb inflicts poison on the Pokemon holding it. Some Pokemon benefit from being poisoned, while others can transfer their poison status onto opponents, so there are many different uses of this.

Get The Toxic Orb At The Tournament

The Toxic Orb is a random drop from the post-game tournament in Wyndon. After beating the game, you can repeat it as many times as you want until you get the Toxic Orb.

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