|All Power Item Locations
|Battle Frontier — Purchased from the item seller in the Exchange Service Corner for 16 BP.
There are 6 pieces of Power equipment that you can get in Pokémon Platinum:
- Power Bracer
- Power Belt
- Power Lens
- Power Band
- Power Anklet
- Power Weight
And all of these items can only be purchased from the item seller inside the Battle Frontier. Each item costs 16 BP, which you’ll need to earn by fighting in the Battle Frontier’s facilities.
Acquiring Power Items
You can only acquire Power items by purchasing them from the Battle Frontier’s item seller.
This will only become an option after defeating the Pokémon League, as it is considered part of the post-game.
The Battle Frontier is the huge building to the northeast of the Pokémon Center in the Fight Area.
After entering the building, cut through the Entrance Hall and enter the door to the north.
In the middle of the Main Hall will be several kiosks making up a central marketplace. This is the Exchange Service Corner.
Speak to the clerk at the southwestern kiosk with the blue and white striped canopy.
Scroll through her inventory until you find the Power items of your choice.
Each Power item costs 16 Battle Points (BP), which you’ll have to win by fighting in the Battle Frontier’s various facilities.
How Do the Power Items Work?
The Power items are held items that reduce the holder’s Speed, but allow it to gain EVs of a chosen stat.
EVs (Effort Values) are a huge determining factor in a Pokémon’s strengths and weaknesses, contributing points to Pokémon’s individual stats.
They’re typically earned through training, and the type and amount of EVs earned depend on the species of the opponent.
For instance: defeating a Raticate will provide 2 EVs in Speed. Each Pokémon has a value like this related to a certain EV that you’ll earn by defeating them in battle.
At level 100, Pokémon will have one extra stat point for every 4 EVs earned in that stat.
But certain items, like the Power items, can also affect EV yield.
Each of the six Power items will earn the holder 4 EVs in the corresponding stat whenever it earns experience points in battle. This number doubles if the holder has the Pokérus virus.
The table below shows which items will grant EVs to which stat.
|Power Equipment Details
The Power items work much like the Macho Brace.
The difference is that the Macho Brace doubles any type of EVs earned in battle, whereas the Power items override the Pokémon-specific EVs and supply the holder 4 EVs that correspond directly with its held Power item.
If your Pokémon is holding a Power Lens, it will only earn EVs in Special Attack, regardless of which Pokémon it battles.
Note: None of these Power items affect the amount of EVs provided by Vitamins.