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This is a page on the Battle Item Choice Scarf and its location in Pokemon Sword and Shield, Isle of Armor, and the Crown Tundra DLC. Read on to see its effect, how to get it, and how to use it competitively.

Choice Scarf Effect

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Effect An item to be held by a Pokemon. This curious scarf boosts Speed but only allows the use of one move.

How to Get Choice Scarf


Places This Item Can Be Found

Obtain From Hammerlocke Event

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You can obtain Choice Scarf after completing a quest in Hammerlocke where you send a girl's love letter to a boy.

How to Get It

Talk to the girl named Paula in the upper right corner of Hammerlocke and receive the Old Letter.
Go to Ballonlea and enter the first house in the far left.
Look for an old man and talk to him. After giving the letter, the old man, called Frank, will give you a Choice Scarf.

You can also go back to the place in Hammerlocke where you found Paula to obtain a Reaper Cloth.

Exchange for BP at the Battle Tower

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Choice Scarf can be obtained at the BP Shop in exchange for 25 BP. The BP Shop is located in the Battle Tower at Wyndon.

The Battle Tower will be unlocked after clearing the story. For more advice, check out our complete guide and walkthrough below.
Battle Tower Walkthrough and Recommended Party

How to Use Choice Scarf

A Pokemon can perform a Move 1.5x faster when equipped with Choice Scarf. It is a powerful item if you need your Pokemon to attack first, even if it has low Speed stat.

However, it only allows you to use one move, so use it wisely.

Switch Out Your Pokemon to Reselect

Choice Scarf only allows the use of one move, but there is a way to change it. You can return your Pokemon, and switch it out again and choose another Move.

You can do this when the Move has no effect or the opponent uses Torment, which disables a Pokemon to use the same move twice.

Can be Disabled Through Dynamax

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You can disable the effect of Choice Scarf through Dynamaxing.

Learn more about Dynamax Pokemon here!
How to Dynamax Your Pokemon

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