Blue Shard

The Blue Shard (Japanese: あおいかけら Blue Shard) is a type of item introduced in Generation III. It is one of the Shards.

Blue Shard
Blue Shard
Bag Blue Shard Sprite.png
Blue Shard
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation III
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Power 30

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A $100
B $3000 $100
LA N/A $150

In the Generation V games, the Blue Shard can be sold to the ore maniac inside the Icirrus City Pokémon Center for $200.


In Hoenn, exchange one with the Treasure Hunter on Route 124 for a Water Stone.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, exchange ten with the shard collector on Route 212 for TM18 (Rain Dance).

In Pokémon Platinum, exchange 2, 4, 6, or 8 with Move Tutors to teach Pokémon moves.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, exchange one with the Juggler in Violet City for a Chesto, Oran, and Wiki Berry. Exchange one with the Juggler in Fuchsia City for a Bluk, Kelpsy, and Cornn Berry.

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, exchange 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 with the Lentimas Town Move Tutor to teach Pokémon moves.

In Alola, exchange 30 with the old man who appears in the Festival Plaza castle post-game for a Bottle Cap.

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, three Blue Shards are one of the crafting ingredients required to craft a Star Piece.


Games Description
RSE A shard from an ancient item. Can be sold cheaply.
FRLG A small blue shard. It appears to be from some sort of a tool made long ago.
ColoXD An item brought over from a faraway place.
A small blue shard. It appears to be from some sort of implement made long ago.
A small blue shard. It appears to be a fragment of some sort of implement made long ago.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RSE Routes 124 and 126 (underwater) Held by wild Clamperl (5% chance)
FRLG Trade
DPPt Routes 212Pt, 217Pt, and 230Pt, Team Galactic Eterna BuildingPt, Wayward CavePt, Mt. CoronetPt, Great MarshPt, Fuego IronworksPt Underground
Great Marsh (randomly given when entering)Pt
Fuego Ironworks (trade for Star Piece with Mr. Fuego)Pt
HGSS Rock Smash
PW Beautiful Beach, Warm Beach, Scary Cave, Night Sky's Edge
BW Black CityB/White ForestW (Eliza)
B2W2 Routes 13 and 17, Desert Resort, Relic Passage, Reversal MountainB2, Village Bridge, Seaside Cave, Mistralton CaveB2, Clay Tunnel Dust clouds (Relic Passage, Reversal Mountain)
Join Avenue (Antique Shop)
Big Stadium and Small Court (defeat Worker Matthew)
Pokémon World Tournament (randomly given after losing a tournament)
Hidden Grottoes
Transfer from Dream Radar
DW* Icy Cave
PDR Dream Clouds
XY Trade
ORAS Routes 124, 126 (underwater), and 129 (underwater), Mirage Mountain (south of Route 129) Mirage Caves
SMUSUM Poké Pelago (Isle Aphun - Odd-Shard Hunting, Interesting-Item Hunting)
BDSP Grand Underground


Obsidian Falls (from a man, if the player chose his left hand) Space-time distortions



Underground sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Grand Underground sprite from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Bag sprite from
Legends: Arceus

In the anime

Shards in the anime

Ash found one of each shard in Treasure Hunt, Akala Style! during a Stoutland Search treasure hunt set up for him and his classmates by Olivia.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 藍色碎片 Làahmsīk Seuipín
Mandarin 藍色碎片 / 蓝色碎片 Lánsè Suìpiàn
  Danish Blåt skå
  Dutch Blauwe scherf
  Finnish Sininen siru
  French Tesson Blue
  German Indigostück
  Hebrew רסיס כחול Resis Kakhol
  Italian Coccio Blu
  Korean 파랑조각 Parang Jogak
  Norwegian Blue Shard
  Polish Niebieski Odłamek
  Brazilian Portuguese Caco Azul
  Spanish Parte Azul
  Swedish Blå skärva

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