Lock Capsule

The Lock Capsule (Japanese: ロックカプセル Lock Capsule) is an unobtainable Key Item that was first included in the game data of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. It is not legitimately available in any game. The Lock Capsule's menu sprite differs between Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver and Pokémon Black and White.

Lock Capsule
Lock Capsule
Bag Lock Capsule IV Sprite.pngBag Lock Capsule Sprite.png
Lock Capsule
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
Generation IV Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items (HGSS)
Generation V Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VI Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VII Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items

In Pokémon Black and White, it would have been the only way to obtain TM95 (Snarl), but was never released. In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, TM95 can be obtained in regular gameplay.

In the core series games


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In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, it has no use. If received via Mystery Gift, the menu option "VIEW LOCK CAPSULE CARD" will appear in the Mystery Gift menu, displaying "The Lock Capsule is held in the strictest safekeeping." as Wonder Card text. It can then be transferred to Pokémon Black and White by using the Relocator, which will change the Wonder Card text to "The Lock Capsule was delivered safely!".

In Pokémon Black and White, it can be opened by Mr. Lock in Castelia City, allowing the player to retrieve the exclusive TM95 (Snarl) from inside it.


Games Description
A sturdy Capsule that can only be opened with a special key.


The Lock Capsule was never distributed.


  • The Lock Capsule also contains a letter read by Mr. Lock upon opening it: "I entrust the Technical Machine in the Lock Capsule to a trustworthy Trainer in the Unova region. Don't allow it to fall into the hands of villains like Team Rocket."

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 上鎖的容器 Séuhngsó-dīk Yùhnghei
Mandarin 上鎖的容器 / 上锁的容器 Shàngsuǒ-de Róngqì
  French Poké Écrin
  German Tresorkapsel
  Italian Capsula Scrigno (VI+)
Cap. Scrigno (IV, V)
  Korean 록캡슐 Lock Capsule
  Spanish Cápsula Candado (VI+)
Cáp. Candado (IV, V)

See also

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