Throughout the Pokemon series, there are specific Items that allow you to gain boost in certain stats during battle, but their effects are removed after the battle ends or the pokemon is switched out. the Petalburg city gym took advantage of these items, but most of us wiped the floor with them. Are they really helpful? My question for you, Do you use the items with X in their names (or dire hits?), or should they be removed from the game entirely?
when i find one, I quickly try to sell it because most stat changing moves are just as helpful and they waste 1 turn like X items.