How to get Booster Energy in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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A powered-up Jigglypuff in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Need to know how to get Booster Energy in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? Held Items are an essential part of Pokemon games, even though they appeared in the franchise long before these releases. Regardless, they remain a great way to alter your team's stats and swing the odds in your favour.

One of the best Held Items you can use in these games is Booster Energy. Read this guide, and you will find out how to get Booster Energy in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, as well as the various uses to see why it's so handy.

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Before we start, make sure to check our guide on how to get a Tinkatink in this game. Also, here we have a guide on how to find the Dragon Titan in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, or how to get Ditto in the new games.

How to get Booster Energy in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Even though Booster Energy provides boosts for your Pokemon just like other Held Items in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, the way of obtaining it significantly differs from others. First and foremost, you should know that Booster Energy can not be purchased directly in shops across Paldea.

The only way to obtain this valuable item is to find it in a pile of rubble located at Zero Lab. The main disadvantage is that Zero Lab is located in Area Zero. This area is unlocked only after completing the final storyline, which makes Booster Energy one of the rarest items in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

A Pokemon trainer walking through a grassy patch in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
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What is Booster Energy in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

Booster Energy is a single-use item. Therefore, it works only one time. If you unequip Booster Energy from your Pokemon, it will become an empty capsule without direct impact.

You should also remember that Booster Energy only works for Pokemon with Protosynthesis and Quark Dive. It boosts the central stat for 1.5x and all other stats for 1.3x. If Pokemon has equal stats, Booster Energy will increase the first stat according to the alphabet. As such, it's a great way to boost your party members for one tough battle.

A sunny path leading to a windmill in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
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Does Booster Energy work alongside terrain conditions in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

Booster Energy will not be activated while your Pokemon with Protosynthesis and Quark Drive is on Sun or Electic terrain. In these cases, your Pokemon will get a boost from field conditions, but not from the Booster Energy. So, the maximum possible boost will be only 1.5x for speed and 1.3x for other stats.

When the field conditions are inactive, the stat boost will be deactivated immediately, even if it happens during the battles. Moreover, you will receive a special message like “The effects of Protosynthesis/Quark Drive have worn off…,” indicating that you stopped receiving boosts from the field conditions. But your Pokemon will activate the Booster Energy as soon as you lose the conditions boost, so the multipliers will stay effective during the whole fight.

That's it for our look at Booster Energy in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet! While you're here, make sure to check how to order the Secret Menu Item in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, as well as how to get Paldean Tauros, and the best EXP farm locations.