The Ability Shield is an important battle item that players can use in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. The held item provides a defensive buff that prevents opposing Pokémon from changing your Pokémon’s ability. While it may not be as impactful for casual gaming, it sure is an X Factor when indulging in competitive gaming. Therefore, we have put together a guide that explains how you can get the Ability Shield in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
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How to get the Ability Shield in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
You can buy an Ability Shield from the Mesagoza Delibird Presents shop for ₽20,000. Although the amount may seem high at first, the item is worth the price. Additionally, you can purchase the item relatively early in the game if you have the required amount.
Since the Ability Shield is a held item, it can only be used on one Pokémon at a time. However, you can buy multiple Ability Shields and equip one to each Pokémon in your party for a total of ₽120,000. Needless to say, this is very expensive and often not worth the investment. Instead, you can use the Ability Shield on one Pokémon and use other held items on the rest.
To use the item, simply select a Pokémon from your party and select the “Give An Item to Hold” option. This will take you to your bag, where you need to select the Ability Shield to equip the Pokémon with it. Since the item’s passive only works when the opposing Pokémon’s ability interferes with your Pokémon’s ability, don’t use it randomly, because it’s pointless.