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Items

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.

Poke Balls

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.

Item Description
Poke Ball Use to catch Pokemon
Great Ball Catches Pokemon 50% (1.5x) better than the Poke Ball
Ultra Ball Catches Pokemon 100% (2x) better than the Poke Ball
Master Ball Catching Pokemon 100% of the time. Never fails.

Healing Items

Item Description
Potion Restores 20 HP to one Pokemon.
Super Potion Restore 50 HP to one Pokemon.
Fresh Water Restores 50 HP to one Pokemon.
Soda Pop Restores 60 HP to one Pokemon.
Lemonade Restores 80 HP to one Pokemon.
Hyper Potion Restores 200 HP to one Pokemon.
Max Potion Restores all HP to one Pokemon.
Full Restore Restores all HP and heals all status problems (except faint) of one Pokemon.
Full Heal Cures all status problems (except faint) of one Pokemon.
Revive Revives a fainted Pokemon and restores half of their HP.
Max Revive Revives a fainted Pokemon and restore all of their HP.
Antidote Cures the poisoned status condition.
Awakening Cures the sleep status condition.
Burn Heal Cures the burned status condition.
Ice Heal Cures the frozen status condition.
Paralyze Heal Cures the paralyzed status condition.
Ether Restores 10 PP to one move.
Max Ether Restores all PP to one move.
Elixir Restores 10 PP to all four moves.
Max Elixir 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.

Item Description
Dire Hit Increases the critical hit ratio of a Pokemon.
X Accuracy Increases the accuracy of a Pokemon.
X Attack Increases the attack stat of a Pokemon.
X Defend Increases the defense stat of a Pokemon.
X Special Increases the special stat of a Pokemon.
X Speed Increases the speed stat of a Pokemon.

Field Items

Field items can only be used when outside of battle. These can be purchased at various Poke Marts.

Item Description
Escape Rope Use the escape rope to exit out of a cave or building and return to the last Pokemon Center.
Repel Prevents wild Pokemon that are a lower level than the lead Pokemon in your party from appearing for 100 steps.
Super Repel Prevents wild Pokemon that are a lower level than the lead Pokemon in your party from appearing for 200 steps.
Max Repel Prevents wild Pokemon that are a lower level than the lead Pokemon in your party from appearing for 250 steps.

Evolutionary Items

Some Pokemon can evolve once a certain stone is used on them. These stones can be purchased from the Celadon City Department Store.

Stone Pokemon
Fire Stone Vulpix, Growlithe, Eevee
Water Stone Poliwhirl, Shellder, Staryu, Eevee
Thunderstone Pikachu, Eevee
Leaf Stone Gloom, Weepinbell, Exeggcute
Moon Stone Nidorina, Nidorino, Clefairy, Jigglypuff

Key Items

Select Key Items can be found throughout the game. They cannot be purchased or sold.

Item Description How to obtain
Bicycle 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.
Old Rod Allows you to fish for Pokemon. Obtain from the fisherman in Vermilion City.
Good Rod Allows you to fish for better Pokemon. Obtain from the fisherman in Fuchsia City.
Super Rod Allows you to fish for the best Pokemon. Obtain from the fisherman in the house on Route 12.
Itemfinder 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.