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Teru-sama

Teru-sama (Japanese: カビチュウ Kabichū) is a filler for the internal item list in the Generation II games. It can be obtained by using glitches.

Teru-sama can be sold for PokémonDollar.png19,660 at Poké Marts. The buy price of PokémonDollar.png39,321 is 0x9999 in hexadecimal or 9999 in binary-coded decimal (BCD), the latter being the format used by the Generation I games for storing money data. The Generation II games instead use plain binary integers for money instead of BCD; however, the buy Teru-sama price uses the old format, suggesting that they were added early in the development of Pokémon Gold and Silver.[1]

Acquisition

By performing the Celebi Egg glitch with a move's index number that matches the index number of the item, the player can obtain a Teru-sama. There are 29 variations of it in Pokémon Gold and Silver and 25 in Pokémon Crystal, with three of them having unique effects in all games (when forced to have a "USE" option).

List of Teru-sama by index number

# Hex Item Pocket
006 0x06 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
025 0x19 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
045 0x2D Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
050 0x32 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
056 0x38 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
070 0x46 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
090 0x5A Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
100 0x64 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
115 0x73 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
116 0x74 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
120 0x78 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
129 0x81 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
135 0x87 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
136 0x88 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
137 0x89 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
141 0x8D Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
142 0x8E Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
145 0x91 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
147 0x93 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
148 0x94 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
149 0x95 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
153 0x99 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
154 0x9A Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
155 0x9B Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
162 0xA2 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
171 0xAB Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
176 0xB0 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
179 0xB3 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
190 0xBE Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket

The following Teru-sama become exclusive Pokémon Crystal key items when traded from Pokémon Gold and Silver. When viewed in Pokémon Stadium 2, they show up as the exclusive item from Pokémon Crystal, even if the games connected to the Transfer Pak are Pokémon Gold and Silver.

# Hex Item Pocket
070 0x46 Clear Bell* Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items pocket
115 0x73 GS Ball* Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items pocket
116 0x74 Blue Card* Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items pocket
129 0x81 Egg Ticket* Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items pocket

In the Korean versions of Pokémon Gold and Silver, these Teru-sama (except for the Egg Ticket) were renamed to match Pokémon Crystal but they are otherwise unchanged.

# Hex Item Pocket
070 0x46 Clear Bell Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
115 0x73 GS Ball Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
116 0x74 Blue Card Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
129 0x81 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket

In all the Generation II games, Teru-sama with index numbers 0x06 and 0x38 actually have an effect after being modified to include the "USE" option onto them, which reveals that they are actually leftover items from the Generation I games. Teru-sama 0xBE can also be used but it triggers an invalid pointer, indicating that it was likely never intended to support the function.


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Name origin

Teru-sama, as the Western name, may be a reference to Teruki Murakawa, a member from the staff of Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal listed as a programmer under "US Version Staff" in the English versions and in the staff of the European versions. He is also mentioned as being part of "Korean Coordination" in the staff of the Korean versions.

The Japanese name Kabichū (カビチュウ) is meaningless but it combines kabi (カビ) from Kabigon (カビゴン) and chū (チュウ) from Pichu, Pikachu, or Raichu.[2]

Its Korean name is just the fullwidth question mark "?".

In other languages

Language Name
Japanese カビチュウ Kabichū
Korean
German Teru-sama
Spanish (European) Teru-sama
French (European) Teru-sama
Italian Teru-sama

See also

References

  1. Pokémon Gold and Silver - The Cutting Room Floor
  2. カビチュウ - ポケモンWiki 「おそらくカビゴンのカビとピカチュウのチュウを合わせて開発者の遊び心で造られた言葉と考えられる。」


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