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Can Pokemon hold items in the anime?

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just wondering I think they can't

asked Mar 26, 2013 by connorg123
As far as I know, Held Items are sometimes involved in the anime plot, such as when Ash used a Razor Fang to evolve Gliscor, but I have never seen them being used in battle.

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Yes they can; case in point, Dawn's Piplup.

Nurse Joy then tells Dawn she has something for her, and Chansey presents Dawn with an Everstone, which has the power to prevent a Pokémon from evolving for as long as it wants.

Piplup obviously has to hold the stone; it can't "use" it up, like an evolutionary stone. Hold items just don't get much coverage in the anime, probably because the anime stresses more about a Pokemon's own power, rather than having their abilities boosted by items.

DP 122

answered Mar 26, 2013 by fondant
selected May 1, 2013 by Mewderator
Well there we go. We all have one item used, or not used in my case, in the anime :D we three are epic.
where does it keep it?
That's the exact same logical discrepancy as a Pokemon holding an item in the games. Most Pokemon don't have a pouch or anything to keep the item in, soo I would assume that we're just meant to accept the fact that they can hold an item and battle at the same time.

I mean, where does a Mienshao keep a Life Orb? In its sleeves?
Lol marzipan. good point.
Doesn't brock's happiny hold an oval stone?
She has a little pouch to keep it in though.
Oh yeah
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Well I cannot find anything that says that a Pokemon has held an item that was used in a battle, so,
NO the Pokemon in the anime do not hold items that are used in battle.

I mean when you think about yes they can hold items. They have hands and all. But there isn't a show where a Pokemon was seen using an item.

So to break it down a bit,

They can hold items
Items are not used in battles
There are items featured in the anime, such as the Razor Fang

But in the end items are not a large part of the anime

answered Mar 26, 2013 by MrKijani
edited Mar 26, 2013 by MrKijani
Yeah so essentially if they are used it's not in battle or to heal a pokemon. Just to evolve them as said in Electivires answer.

I also want to say that there was a thunderstone seen when Ash asked Pikachu if he would like to evolve into a Raichu. So the items are there, they just aren't really used much.
Thunderstone isn't technically a held item; it's "given" to Pikachu, or Pikachu is "exposed" to it in order to evolve into Raichu.
That's true, but it is an item. Just not a held item as you've said.
It's not much other than what we three have said here but I found this link:
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/held%20items