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Dream Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy
Mystery Candy
Rare Candy
Introduced in Generation I
Cost Cannot be bought
Sell for PokémonDollar.png2400
Generation I Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation II Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation III Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation IV Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation V Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VI Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Power 30
External links

Rare Candy (Japanese: ふしぎなアメ Mystery Candy) is a type of consumable item introduced in Pokémon Red and Green.

In the games


Manual activation

A Rare Candy raises the consuming Pokémon's level by one, up until level 100. It adds experience to a Pokémon until it levels up, and then stops, even if it just added a single experience point. Also, it revives the consuming Pokémon if it has fainted (the amount of HP remaining is varied). It is consumed upon use and cannot be used in battle.

In Generations I and II, Pokémon above level 100 could level up using Rare Candies until level 255, after which another Rare Candy would revert it to level 0 where no more could be used.

Held item

The Rare Candy can be held, but has no effect as a held item.


Games Description
Stad Raises the level of the selected Pokémon by one.
GSC Raises level of a Pokémon by one.
RSE Raises the level of a Pokémon by one.
FRLG A candy that is packed with energy. It raises the level of a Pokémon by one.
A candy that is packed with energy. It raises the level of a single Pokémon by one.
XYORAS A candy that is packed with energy. When consumed, it will instantly raise the level of a single Pokémon by one.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
Various locations None
GSC Various locations Made by Shuckle over time if it holds a Berry Juice,
Goldenrod Radio Tower (3 Blue Card points)C
RSE Various locations Pickup
FRLG Various locations Pickup
DPPt Various locations Pickup, held by Liam and Celeste's Blissey (Pokémon Mansion)Pt
HGSS Various locations Pickup, Goldenrod Radio Tower (25 Blue Card points), Pokéathlon Dome (2000 Pts.)MoSa
PW None Sinnoh Field, Sightseeing
BW Various locations Pickup, Battle Subway (48 BP)
B2W2 Various locations, Join Avenue (Avenue rank reward) Pickup, Join Avenue (Raffle Shop), Black Tower/White Treehollow (Area 6-10 reward), Battle Subway (48 BP), Pokémon World Tournament (48 BP),
Pokémon Dream Radar (regular areas after catching Landorus, Simulator α, Simulator β, Simulator γ)
DW None Pokémon Café Forest, Rugged Mountain
XY Ambrette Town, Couriway Town, Route 13, Route 14, Route 16, Route 17, Route 21, Parfum Palace, Lysandre Labs, Victory Road Pickup, Route 18 (from Psychic Inver), Lumiose City South Boulevard Pokémon Center (500 PM), Battle Maison (48 BP)
ORAS Various locations Pickup, Mauville City (Inverse Battle Stop), Mauville City PokéMileage Center (500 PM), Battle Maison (48 BP)
PMC PokéMileage Shop (250 PM), Graffiti Eraser (all levels) None


In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, Joy Seeds are the equivalent of Rare Candy.

In the anime

Rare Candy in the anime

Rare Candy appeared in Caterpie's Big Dilemma. However, unlike in the games, where Rare Candy levels up a Pokémon, in the episode it actually makes the Pokémon larger (and in some cases uncontrollable) due to the fact that this was a specially modified and experimental version of it. Brock said that the original would merely "enhance a Pokémon's abilities". Also, due to a dubbing error, the Rare Candy was referred by a direct translation of its Japanese name, Mystery Candy.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards named Rare Candy.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Rare Candy I EX Sandstorm Uncommon 88/100 Miracle of the Desert Uncommon 050/053
EX Emerald Uncommon 83/106 Holon Phantom Uncommon 048/052
EX Holon Phantoms Uncommon 90/110 Moonlit Pursuit/Dawn Dash Uncommon  
POP Series 5 Uncommon 7/17 Leafeon vs Metagross Expert Deck   009/014
Great Encounters Uncommon 102/106 Reviving Legends Uncommon 071/080
POP Series 8 Uncommon 10/17 Dark Rush Uncommon 065/069
Unleashed Uncommon 82/95 Hydreigon Half Deck   011/015
Dark Explorers Uncommon 100/108 Garchomp Half Deck   011/015
      BW-P Promotional cards   138/BW-P
      Master Deck Build Box EX   031/046
      Black Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck   011/018
      White Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck   011/018


  • The item duplication glitch is sometimes called the Rare Candy glitch due to the desirability of Rare Candies.
  • Humans can consume Rare Candies, but they may not like them as this is the equivalent of eating dog food in the real world.[1]

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Super Bonbon
Germany Flag.png German Sonderbonbon
Italy Flag.png Italian Caramella Rara
Spain Flag.png Spanish Carameloraro


  1. Game Informer interview

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