To get BrightPowder in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, you have to trade the item over from a copy of Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, or Emerald (RSE). You can trade the item by equipping it to a Pokémon and then trading that Pokémon to a copy of FireRed or LeafGreen.
There is no other way to obtain BrightPowder naturally in FRLG.
Note that to initiate a trade, you will need a Link Cable (Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald) or a Wireless Adapter (Emerald) to get this working between games.
The prerequisites for obtaining the Bright Powder in FireRed and LeafGreen pretty much entirely revolve around hardware. You will need:
- A Link Cable (Works with Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald) or a Wireless Adapter (Only works with Emerald)
- A Copy of Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, or Emerald
- A Pokémon holding Bright Powder in Pokémon RSE
If you have the hardware to trade, and the item you want to trade, then you’re good to go.
Trading For Bright Powder
To trade for Bright Powder, head to any Pokémon Center in Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen.
Make your way to the top floor by taking the escalator on the left side of the room.
Talk with either the center attendant or the right-hand attendant to initiate a trade. The center attendant will let you trade with a Wireless Adapter.
Again, this only works when trading with Pokémon Emerald since Ruby and Sapphire do not support the Wireless Adapter.
Alternatively, you can talk to the attendant on the right if you have a Link Cable.
After talking with them, select the “Trade Center”.
After you select it, you’ll save the game and then enter the room you can trade in.
On your copy of Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald, equip a Pokémon with the BrightPowder, and then head to a Pokémon Center and do the exact same thing.
You’ll meet up with the FRLG player and trade Pokémon via a trading machine.
What Does Bright Powder Do?
In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen (and RSE), BrightPowder is a held item that will lower the accuracy of any move used against the Pokémon holding it.
Or to rephrase this simpler:
If you equip the Bright Powder to a Raichu, and a foe uses a move with 100% accuracy on that Raichu, that move’s accuracy will be dropped to 90%.
Is Bright Powder Worth Trading?
Bright Powder is worth trading if you can, because it makes your Pokémon much harder to hit.
Any time an opponent’s Pokémon attacks the Pokémon holding Bright Powder, the attack is 10% more likely to miss.
A 10% accuracy debuff may not seem like a lot.
But if you combine it with a couple of Sand Attacks and maybe a Paralysis status, then your Pokémon will rarely ever take damage. This can be very powerful on a few different Pokémon, especially glass cannons, so it’s well worth the effort to trade it over if you’re able to.
- How To Get BrightPowder in Pokémon FRLG