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Protector
プロテクター
Protector
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
Pocket
Generation IV Items
Generation V Items (Held items)
Generation VI Items
Generation VII Items
Fling
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The Protector (Japanese: プロテクター Protector) is a type of held item introduced in Generation IV. It allows Alegria Mellow Carina Carina Alegria Out fp8xZw to evolve into Rhyperior.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
DPPtHGSS
BW
N/A 1050
B2W2 10000 1050
XYOff Black Earthies Earth Brush Braga Leather ORAS N/A 1,050
SMUSUM N/A 1,000
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Effect

Held item

Causes Alegria Mellow Carina Carina Alegria Out fp8xZw to evolve into Rhyperior when traded while holding it. This consumes the Protector.

Description

Games Description
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BWB2W2
A protective item of some sort. It is extremely stiff and heavy. It is loved by a certain Pokémon.
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SMUSUM
A protective item of some sort. It is extremely stiff and heavy. It's loved by a certain Pokémon.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Route 228, Iron IslandPt
HGSS Mt. Mortar
PEarth Brush Leather Earthies Braga Black Off BR 12000 Poké Coupons
Earthies Braga Brush Leather Earth Off Black BW Route 11 Route 13 (treasure hunter)
Earth Off Leather Black Braga Brush Earthies Brush Earthies Off Braga Black Earth Leather B2W2 Wellspring Cave Join Avenue (Antique Shop), Black City (Store 1)
XY Lost Hotel Battle Maison (32 BP)
Travert Travert Dark Lucky Brand Nandita Lucky Dark Lucky Nandita Dark Nandita Brand Brand qpw746w Battle Maison (32 BP)
PMC Balloon Popping (Lv. 3)
SM Paniola Town (after entering the Hall of Fame) Battle Tree (32 BP)
USUM Paniola Town (after entering the Hall of Fame) Battle Tree (32 BP)

In spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

The Protector appears in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky.

Price

Games Cost Sell price
MDTDS 1000 1

Effect

If the player offers both a Link Cable and Protector at Luminous Spring, Alegria Mellow Carina Carina Alegria Out fp8xZw can be evolved into Rhyperior. This consumes the Link Cable and Protector.

If thrown, it will deal 1 damage (2 if sticky). Using this item in a dungeon will consume it, with no effect.

Description

Games Description
MDTDSa Select Size McQueen Platform Sandal Bow Alexander 8IXHqww A heavy, durable piece of protective equipment. It allows a certain kind of Pokémon to evolve.

Appearance

Sprite from
Explorers of Time,
Darkness
, and Sky

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
MDTDS Treasure boxes, Job requests (★3-★9)
Happy Outlook (Kecleon Shop: B3F, B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F, B19F), Mt. Mistral (Kecleon Shop: 3F, 5F, 7F, 9F, 11F, 13F, 15F, 17F, 19F), Shimmer Hill (Kecleon Shop: 2F, 4F, 6F, 8F, 10F, 12F, 14F, 16F), Lost Wilderness (Kecleon Shop: B3F, B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F)
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Pokémon Conquest

In Pokémon Conquest, Alegria Mellow Carina Carina Alegria Out fp8xZw evolves into Rhyperior if it knocks out a Warrior's Pokémon in a manner that allows recruitment while its own Warrior is equipped with a Protector.

The Protector can be purchased from the traveling merchant for 5000 gold, and sold for 2500-3250 gold.

Description

Games Description
Conq. Enables certain Pokémon to evolve.

In the manga

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A Protector in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Yikes, Yanmega! II, Diamond's Lickilicky, Kit, used a Protector to protect itself from Mars's Yanmega swarm's soundwaves. Roseanne later revealed that the Protector was one of the items she used in her research of Pokémon Evolution.

In Raising the Stakes with Rhyperior, it was revealed that Silver had given Blue a Protector to be held by his Alegria Mellow Carina Carina Alegria Out fp8xZw, allowing it to evolve into a RhyperiorFabric Black Venice Herringbone White Tahari xwzq6Ix when it was traded between the two Trainers. Afterwards, Blue had let Silver keep Rhyperior as a temporary replacement for his lost Ursaring.

In other languages

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Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 護具 Wuhgeuih
Mandarin 護具 / 护具 Hùjù *
護身盔甲 Hùshēn Kuījiǎ *
French Protecteur
German Schützer
Italian Copertura
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Spanish Protector
Vietnamese Miếng bảo vệ


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