No Items Ever! (アイテムなぞ使ってんじゃねぇ！ Aitemu nazo Tsukatten ja nee!?, "Don't Use Items!") and Item nazo Hirotten ja nee (アイテムなぞ拾ってんじゃねぇ Aitemu nazo Hirotten ja nee?, "Don't Pick Up Items") are Barbatos Goetia's mystic artes for punishing item use.
Arte Description and History
No Items Ever! begins, not as an arte, but as a phrase that appears across the top of the screen when using items while fighting Barbatos Goetia. Barbatos's fights are tricky because he responds to different player maneuvers with uninterruptable artes; in this case, he responds to item use with either Shadow Edge extending to Bloody Cross or, in harder difficulties, Execution extending to Luna Shade (the phrase across the screen will be different this time though).
It first appeared as an arte in the PS2 remake of Tales of Destiny, where Barbatos will make a mad dash towards the user of an item, damaging and knocking down any allies that get in his way, grabbing him before slamming him into the ground. He will then swing his axe upwards, lifting his opponent to the sky as he eventually finishes them with a mighty jumping axe uppercut. It is considered a Blast Caliber.
It reappears in Tales of Vesperia as the Killer of Heroes' mystic arte, where he runs towards the foe, grabs them by the neck, then throws them to the ground. He then pummels the helpless foe into the floor with his foot, before uppercutting the foe in to the air with his axe. In the PS3 version's Team Arena, the recipient of an item use is targeted, rather than the user; however, items which affect all party members and magic lenses will still cause Barbtaos to target the user of the item.
It later reappears in Tales of Versus, modified as "Item nazo Hirotten ja nee", which translates roughly to "Don't Pick Up Items". Instead of being activated when one uses an item, this is activated when a character picks up an item, which can be a major threat when an item spawns above the character and they accidentally picked it up, triggering the arte.