There are a variety of items that can be used in Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow. Most items can be purchased at Poke Marts in each town. Some can only be found in the wild. Below is a list of the various items you can use.
You will need Poke Balls to catch the various Pokemon throughout Kanto. Poke Balls can be found at each Poke Mart. However, one Master Ball can be obtained at a certain point in game.
Use to catch Pokemon
Catches Pokemon 50% (1.5x) better than the Poke Ball
Catches Pokemon 100% (2x) better than the Poke Ball
Catching Pokemon 100% of the time. Never fails.
Restores 20 HP to one Pokemon.
Restore 50 HP to one Pokemon.
Restores 50 HP to one Pokemon.
Restores 60 HP to one Pokemon.
Restores 80 HP to one Pokemon.
Restores 200 HP to one Pokemon.
Restores all HP to one Pokemon.
Restores all HP and heals all status problems (except faint) of one Pokemon.
Cures all status problems (except faint) of one Pokemon.
Revives a fainted Pokemon and restores half of their HP.
Revives a fainted Pokemon and restore all of their HP.
Cures the poisoned status condition.
Cures the sleep status condition.
Cures the burned status condition.
Cures the frozen status condition.
Cures the paralyzed status condition.
Restores 10 PP to one move.
Restores all PP to one move.
Restores 10 PP to all four moves.
Restores all PP to all four moves.
Stat Boosting Items
Stat Boosting Items can be purchased at the Celadon Department Store. They will give a boost in one Pokemon’s stats during battle. The effects are removed when switched out or once the battle ends.
Increases the critical hit ratio of a Pokemon.
Increases the accuracy of a Pokemon.
Increases the attack stat of a Pokemon.
Increases the defense stat of a Pokemon.
Increases the special stat of a Pokemon.
Increases the speed stat of a Pokemon.
Field items can only be used when outside of battle. These can be purchased at various Poke Marts.
Use the escape rope to exit out of a cave or building and return to the last Pokemon Center.
Prevents wild Pokemon that are a lower level than the lead Pokemon in your party from appearing for 100 steps.
Prevents wild Pokemon that are a lower level than the lead Pokemon in your party from appearing for 200 steps.
Prevents wild Pokemon that are a lower level than the lead Pokemon in your party from appearing for 250 steps.
Some Pokemon can evolve once a certain stone is used on them. These stones can be purchased from the Celadon City Department Store.
Vulpix, Growlithe, Eevee
Poliwhirl, Shellder, Staryu, Eevee
Gloom, Weepinbell, Exeggcute
Nidorina, Nidorino, Clefairy, Jigglypuff
Select Key Items can be found throughout the game. They cannot be purchased or sold.
How to obtain
Allows you to move faster throughout Kanto.
Obtain a bike voucher from the head of the Pokemon fan club in Vermilion City. Take it to the bike shop in Cerulean City to receive a Bike.
Allows you to fish for Pokemon.
Obtain from the fisherman in Vermilion City.
Allows you to fish for better Pokemon.
Obtain from the fisherman in Fuchsia City.
Allows you to fish for the best Pokemon.
Obtain from the fisherman in the house on Route 12.
Dings when a hidden item is on screen. Must use it for it to ding.
Obtain from Prof. Oak’s Aide in the route house on Route 11. You must have captured 30 or more Pokemon.