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( キトサン Chitosan )
Zinc (キトサン Chitosan) is one of the Vitamin items. It, along with the PP Max, made their first appearance in Generation III, rather than in Generation I with the rest. In Zinc's case, it is because, although Special was split into two stats in Generation II, Calcium still raised both stats that had comprised the Special stat: Special Attack, which it still increases, and Special Defense, which Zinc was made to increase.
Zinc, similarly to other vitamins, raises a base stat in the Pokémon it is used on; in its case, it raises the Special Defense. In more accurate terms, it raises the Pokémon's Special Defense IVs by 10, but only up to 100 Special Defense IVs.
|RSE||Various locations, Lilycove Department Store, Slateport City (from Energy Guru in market), Battle FrontierE|
|FRLG||Various locations, Celadon Department Store, Cerulean City|
|DPPt||Various locations, Veilstone Department Store, Battle Park DP, Battle FrontierPt|
|HGSS||Various locations, Celadon Department Store, Goldenrod Department Store, Safari Zone Gate, Battle Frontier|
|BW||Various locations, Shopping Mall Nine, Battle Subway|
|B2W2||Various locations, Shopping Mall Nine, Battle Subway, Pokémon World Tournament, Reward for beating Smashers at Big Stadium and Small Court, Join Avenue Marts|