Pokémon type assessment field test
Whether you are a field expert or an avid Pokemon watcher, you may want to determine the type of a Pokemon unknown to you. This guide will walk you through the steps to do so.
If you are a student in school, you may want to try out a test on a Pokemon whose type you already know. But always remember to ask permission before performing tests on Pokemon that belong to other people!
The Type Assessment Kit, provided by Silph Co., contains small doses of each of the seventeen known Pokemon types which you can use to determine the type of a wild Pokemon. Specifically:
- Wild Ivy (Grass type).
- Caution: Wild Ivy leaves are irritating to the skin and eyes. Always use gloves when handling Wild Ivy leaves, and avoid touching your face until after you've washed your hands thoroughly.
- Steel wool (Steel type).
- Caution: Although most people know that Steel wool is made of abrasive fibers that may injure young Pokemon or Pokemon with delicate skin, fewer people know that even sturdy Pokemon like Onix or Geodude can be very allergic to Steel wool—be gentle!
- Ectoplasm (Ghost type)
- Discharge wand (Electric type)
- The discharge wand uses a piezo-electric crystal to deliver a small shock.
- Spinarak saliva (Poison type)
- Spinarak saliva contains trace amounts of a lysing enzyme, which Spinarak use to digest plant matter.
- The skin of many wild Steel-type Pokemon (like Magnemite) is covered with a petina, a built-up layer of grime and oxidized metal which helps him to retain moisture. Spinarak saliva can dissolve this outer layer, an effect which often appears to many people like an allergic response. Don't be misled — although the petina can be scrubbed away, the skin itself is completely nonreactive.
- Waterjet nozzle (Water type)
- Silk kerchief (Normal type)
- Synthetic dragon horn, powdered (Dragon type)
- Baleful amulet (Dark type)
- Vulcanol ointment (Fire type)
- Vulcanol is a synthetic capsaicin-based compound manufactured by Silph Co. as an alternative to more unstable and combustible compounds which were formerly used in field kits. Although Vulcanol is non-combustible, it creates a warming/burning sensation when applied to the skin. Vulcanol is used commercially to treat certain kinds of muscle and joint pain.
- Certainly most creatures do not like being burned — even wild Quilava can incur serious burns during adolescent territorial battles — but for Pokemon whose bodies composed of flammable or heat-sensitive compounds, the problem is even more severe. As a result, most Pokemon of this kind have developed a powerful fast-acting immune response which is triggered by the burning sensation. You should watch for this result when conducting the Fire test; visible signs can include a dark discoloration of the skin (Oddish), the secretion of a waxy flame-suppressant substance (Bulbasaur), a prologed sweating response (Swinub), and so on.
- Portable bellows (Flying type)
- Impulse hammer (Fighting type)
- Gritstone paste (Ground type)
- Psion device (Psychic type)
- The psion device generates low-frequency alpha waves, which are amplified and transmitted by the two silver-coated electrodes protruding from the top of the device.
- Silver is a highly psi-conductive element; in the more sophisticated version of the device used in medicine, doctors use varying thicknesses of silver coatings to set up resonances with different frequencies of brain waves. This phenomenon, known as the Yamabuki effect, is used to treat headaches, insomnia, and anxiety.
- Additionally, explorers have noted that the psion device has a curious decontaminating effect: keeping the psion device near the site of an injury can dramatically reduce the risk of an infection, and submerging the device in a jar of water overnight will rid the water of most impurities. Scientists are still investigating the mechanism behind these effects.
- Baryonite ore (Rock type)
- Nevermelt Ice (Ice type)