- Poké Doll redirects here. For the decorations, see Pokémon doll. For the plush toy line, see Poké Doll (plush).
An escape item is an item that can be used to distract a wild Pokémon, allowing the player to escape instantly regardless of any factors that would otherwise prevent escape. The items all resemble Pokémon native to the region the items are available in: a Clefairy, a Skitty's tail, and a Minccino's tail.
In the spin-off games
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
The Poké Doll in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
The Poké Doll, simply known as "Plush" in-game, makes an appearance in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond as a gift item found inside crates. It can be given to Pokémon to make them happier, or can be used to distract certain Pokémon from running away. Instead of Clefairy, these Dolls represent Cleffa, but were also translated to English as Poké Doll (Japanese: ピィにんぎょう Py Doll).
In the manga
In the TCG
The Poké Doll is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as a Trainer card. The English language release of the card uses the English equivalent of the Japanese name, Clefairy Doll. The following is a list of cards named Clefairy Doll.
- A new escape item has been introduced in every odd-numbered generation.
- In Generation III, the Poké Doll, which resembles a Pokémon native to Kanto and Johto, is unavailable in Hoenn, and is instead replaced by the Fluffy Tail, which resembles the tail of a Skitty which is native to Hoenn; the Fluffy Tail is likewise only available in Hoenn, and is again replaced by the Poké Doll in Generation IV.
- Similarly, both are replaced in the Unova region by the Poké Toy, which resembles the tail of a Pokémon native to Unova. Furthermore, the Japanese name does not mention its name as opposed to the previous two escape items. However, as before, the previous two items are still available in Unova, but not as easily obtainable (they are much more expensive and only obtainable in Black City, which is exclusive to Pokémon Black).
- The Lost Item that must be returned to the Copycat in exchange for the Magnet Train Pass in Generations II and IV is implied to be the same Poké Doll given to her to obtain the TM31 (Mimic) in Generations I and III.
- Due to a glitch in the Generation I games, Poké Dolls can also be used to bypass the ghost Marowak in Pokémon Tower; this glitch was fixed in Generation III.