- This article is about the Key Item named Bicycle. For the bicycle models available in the Hoenn games, see Mach Bike and Acro Bike.
In the core series games
- In the Generation I games and their remakes, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Miracle Cycle in Cerulean City sells Bicycles for 1,000,000, which is 1 more than it is possible for the player to obtain in these games. Instead, the player must use a Bike Voucher to buy one.
The Bicycle cannot be ridden inside of buildings or if the player is accompanied by a person. In Pokémon Yellow and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the walking Pokémon returns to its Poké Ball while the player is cycling. Prior to Generation V, bikes cannot be ridden in snow.
In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald and their remade counterparts, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the player has a choice of two bike models, the Mach Bike and the Acro Bike. Both bicycles have different properties that allow the player to reach places they otherwise could not, but they typically cannot have both at the same time. They can switch models at Rydel's Cycles.
In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum only
The player can switch between third and fourth gears by pressing the B button, which function similarly to the Acro Bike and Mach Bike, respectively. Fourth gear is faster than third gear and allows the player to ride up muddy slopes and jump further from bike ramps. Third gear can jump bike ramps, but does not jump as far. In Diamond and Pearl only, bikes cannot be ridden in gates.
The player can move in any direction using the Nintendo 3DS's Circle Pad. The player has a choice between a green and yellow Bicycle when they obtain it. They cannot switch bikes once they pick one, but both Bicycles are functionally identical.
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Generations III, IV, and V
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X and Y
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X and Y
In the anime
In the main series
Bicycles are rarely seen in the anime, since Ash and his friends are usually seen walking for their journeys. The only time bicycles are used is when it is necessary to use them, such as on Cycling Roads, or for a faster way to get somewhere.
The first bicycle to appear was Misty's bicycle in Pokémon - I Choose You!. It was "borrowed" by Ash in order to escape from a flock of Spearow. The bike was then unintentionally destroyed when Ash's Pikachu released a Thunder Shock at the Spearow. Misty later re-obtained her bike from Nurse Joy in Viridian City in Gotta Catch Ya Later.
The act of Pikachu destroying a female companion's bike became a running gag in the two following series of the anime: May's bicycle was destroyed in Get the Show on the Road! and Dawn's in Two Degrees of Separation.
Bicycles can be rented for use on Cycling Roads, as seen in The Bridge Bike Gang and One Big Happiny Family!. Some characters do own bicycles, but are rarely seen using them. For example, Professor Oak used a bicycle in The Power Of One to get to Delia's house.
In Pokémon Origins
Red commonly used a bicycle to move around in Pokémon Origins. He was seen obtaining it at the beginning of File 2: Cubone, getting it in return for a Bike Voucher he had obtained from the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman.
In the manga
In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum received Bicycles from Rad Rickshaw as a sign of gratitude after his rescue from Team Galactic in Ring Around the Roserade II. The trio would later use their new Bicycles to travel through the Cycling Road.
In the Pokémon Zensho manga
In the TCG
- Main article: Bicycle (Plasma Storm 117)
The Bicycle was introduced as an Item card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Black & White Series (the Japanese BW Era). First released in the Cold Flare expansion, the Bicycle later debuted in the Plasma Storm expansion with both prints featuring an illustration by Toyste Beach. With the same effect as Mail from Bill from the Neo Destiny expansion, this Trainer card allows the player to draw cards until they have 4 cards in their hand.
- In the beta version of Gold and Silver, a skateboard was planned to complement the Bicycle.
- The song Bicycle (Japanese: じてんしゃ) from Generation II and HeartGold and SoulSilver is a remix of the song Goldenrod City (Japanese: コガネシティ). Furthermore, the song Bug-Catching Contest (Japanese: むしとりたいかい) from these games remixes parts of the song Cycling (Japanese: サイクリング) from Generation I.
- In Generation V, if the player runs or holds down the B Button, NPCs with bicycles will go faster.
- In Generation VI, the light of the bicycle is turned on at night, but not in caves.
- Despite the typical Bicycle not making an appearance in the core series since Pokémon X and Y, in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire the Bicycle's English name was reformatted to Bike in its internal data, and has remained that way ever since.
In other languages
- List of Key Items in Generation I
- List of Key Items in Generation II
- List of Key Items in Generation III
- List of Key Items in Generation IV
- List of Key Items in Generation V
- List of Key Items in Generation VI
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