On an adventure through the great outdoors, you’ll need everything you can get your hands on. Classics such as Poké Balls, Potions, and TMs are making a return, but the Paldea region is also introducing a slew of new goodies—including Pokémon materials and Tera Shards—for you to collect. Whether you’re finding items in the open world, earning them from Tera Raid Battles, or purchasing them from the Poké Mart and other unique shops, you’ll never have trouble fueling your journey.
As you continue your Treasure Hunt, you’re bound to find some actual treasures along the way. Like past Pokémon games, items of varying rarity can be found on the ground. In Paldea, though, these collectible objects glow brightly across their surroundings, making it easy to zero in on them. If you see a sparkle or a small beam of light, don’t forget to pick up the item there—or send out a Pokémon to grab it for you! Some items in the open world will reset daily, so you’ll always have an opportunity to beef up your inventory. Out in Paldea, you’ll also be able to collect materials that wild Pokémon drop after battling—a key resource for making TMs.
Before we get down to which items you can buy in this region, it’s time for a lesson in Paldean economics. Traditionally, Trainers in the Pokémon series earned money by selling items and winning battles. That’s still true in Paldea, but in addition to money, you can also make purchases with a new currency called League Points—not unlike Watts in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games. These League Points (LP for short) can be earned by completing Tera Raid Battles, battling Terastallized Pokémon, and defeating Team Star’s bosses. In addition to purchasing items at Pokémon Centers and certain vendors, LP can be used to make TMs.
Another important change coming to Paldea is that items focused on training your Pokémon, such as Bottle Caps and Power Weights, can now be purchased from a shop called Delibird Presents. Some branches of Delibird Presents also stock popular held items like Eviolites, so make sure to check their inventory whenever you come across a new store.
Whether you’re building up a team for your Treasure Hunt or to compete in multiplayer battles, TMs (short for Technical Machines) are an important resource for accessing the right moves to suit your desired playstyle. In addition to finding TMs in the wild and receiving them as rewards for defeating certain Trainers, TMs can also be made at any Pokémon Center using materials that are dropped by wild Pokémon after battle. If you want to craft a TM for a specific move, you’ll need to exchange Pokémon materials and League Points at a TM Machine—and yes, that stands for “Technical Machine Machine.”
Materials for TMs can take a while to gather, but if you run around the open world engaging in Auto Battles, you’ll collect plenty before you know it. The amount of materials you gather can also be enhanced by the Item Drop Power gained from certain meals and sandwiches, making it even easier to keep your TM library stocked. And if you don’t need to craft any TMs, you can visit a Pokémon Center’s TM Machine to exchange extra materials for League Points!