Escape Rope

Escape Rope
あなぬけのヒモ
Hole-Escape Rope
Escape Rope
Escape Rope
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation I
Pocket
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Fling
Power 30 (Prior to Generation VIII)

The Escape Rope (Japanese: あなぬけのヒモ Hole-Escape Rope) is an item introduced in Generation I. It is used to escape a cave or dungeon. From Generation I to VII, it is a consumable item; in Generation VIII, it is a Key Item.

It was developed by Silph Co.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RBY/RGBY
GSC
RSEFRLG
 550  275
Colo.XD N/A  275
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
 550  275
SMUSUM  1,000  500
PE  300  150
SwSh N/A N/A

Effect

Manual activation

Generation I

When used in the overworld while the player is in a cave or dungeon, the player is warped to the last Pokémon Center they healed at (or the player's house if they have never healed at a Pokémon Center).

Generation II-VII

When used in the overworld while the player is in a cave or dungeon, the player is warped to the entrance through which the player entered the cave or dungeon. It cannot be used in Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.

The Escape Rope cannot be used to escape from Turnback Cave. Spear Pillar, the Distortion World, and the Hall of Origin are not treated as caves.

Generation VIII

The Escape Rope is now an infinite-use Key Item.

Exchange

In Anville Town, on weekends the player can give a man two Escape Ropes in exchange for a Revive.

Other uses

In Pokémon Crystal and HeartGold and SoulSilver, in the Ruins of Alph, the player requires an Escape Rope to open the hidden room in the northeastern chamber. In Pokémon Crystal, the item is consumed and the player escapes as normal. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the item is not consumed and the player does not move.

Description

Games Description
Stad When in a place like a cave, this returns you to the last Pokémon Center visited.
GSC Use for escaping from caves, etc.
RSE Use to escape instantly from a cave or dungeon.
Colo.XD An item brought over from a faraway place.
FRLG
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A long, durable rope. Use it to escape instantly from a cave or a dungeon.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
A long and durable rope. Use it to escape instantly from a cave or a dungeon.
PE A long and durable rope. Use it to escape instantly from locations like caves or dungeons.
SwSh A long and durable rope. Use it to escape instantly from locations like caves or dungeons. It can be used any number of times.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RBY/RGBY Mt. Moon, Route 11, Pokémon Tower, Rocket Hideout, Silph Co., Pokémon Mansion Pewter, CeruleanY, Lavender, Saffron and Cinnabar Island Poké Marts
GSC Sprout Tower, Mt. Mortar, Tin Tower, Whirl Islands, Mt. Silver Violet and Azalea Poké Marts; Goldenrod Department Store, Celadon Department Store
Purchased by the player's Mom
RSE Granite Cave, Abandoned Ship, New Mauville, Magma HideoutE Petalburg, Rustboro, Slateport, Fallarbor Poké Marts; Lilycove Department Store
Pickup (Levels 1-60)E
FRLG Mt. Moon, Route 11, Rock Tunnel, Pokémon Tower, Rocket Hideout, Silph Co., Pokémon Mansion Pewter, Cerulean, Lavender, Saffron, Cinnabar Island, Three Island, Four Island, Six Island, Seven Island, and Trainer Tower Poké Marts
DPPt Oreburgh Mine, Wayward Cave, Solaceon RuinsDP, Iron Island, Mt. Coronet, Stark Mountain All Poké Marts (after obtaining 1 Badge); Celestic Town shop, Veilstone Department Store
Pickup (Levels 1-60)
HGSS Sprout Tower, Mt. Mortar, Bell Tower, Whirl Islands, Seafoam Islands, Mt. Silver All Poké Marts (after obtaining 1 Badge); Goldenrod Department Store, Celadon Department Store
Pickup (Levels 1-60)
PW Rugged Road, Rally
BW Wellspring Cave All Poké Marts (after obtaining 1 Badge), Shopping Mall Nine
Pickup (Levels 1-60)
B2W2 Relic Passage, Mistralton Cave, Chargestone Cave, Reversal Mountain, Victory Road, Wellspring Cave All Poké Marts (after obtaining 1 Badge), Shopping Mall Nine
Pokéstar Studios (gift after completing a movie)
Pickup (Levels 1-60)
XY Shabboneau Castle, Frost Cavern, Terminus Cave, Anistar City, Route 8, Route 19, Glittering Cave, Reflection Cave, Victory Road All Poké Marts (after obtaining 1 Badge)
Lost Hotel (shaking trash cans)
Pickup (Levels 1-60)
ORAS Granite Cave, Trick House, Sea Mauville, New Mauville, Scorched Slab, Team Magma HideoutOR/Team Aqua HideoutAS, Seafloor Cavern All Poké Marts (after obtaining 1 Badge); Lilycove Department Store
Secret Base ("Pick something up" with Secret Pal)
Pickup (Levels 1-60)
SMUSUM Seaward Cave, Diglett's Tunnel, Shady House, Vast Poni Canyon, Mount Lanakila All Poké Marts
Pickup
PE Route 4, Cerulean City, Rock Tunnel, Pokémon Tower, Silph Co., Seafoam Islands, Cerulean Cave All Poké Marts (after obtaining 1 Badge), Celadon Department Store
SwSh Route 3 (from Sonia, north of the Trainer Tips sign)

In the manga

 
An Escape Rope in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

In Hurray for Heracross, Bugsy discovered a puzzle in the Ruins of Alph that read "ESCAPE", prompting him to use an Escape Rope. As a result, the wall collapsed, revealing Suicune.

In the TCG

 
Escape Rope
Main article: Escape Rope (Plasma Storm 120)

The Escape Rope was introduced as a Pokémon Tool Trainer card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Black & White Series (the Japanese BW Era) in the Plasma Storm expansion. It was later reprinted as a Full Art Secret card in the English Burning Shadows expansion (the Japanese To Have Seen the Battle Rainbow expansion).

The Escape Rope allows each player to switch their Active Pokémon with their Benched Pokémon, with the opponent switching first.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 離洞繩 Lèihduhng Sìhng *
Mandarin 離洞繩 / 离洞绳 Lídòng Shéng *
脫離洞穴的繩子 / 脱离洞穴的绳子 Tuōlí Dòngxué de Shéngzi *
钻洞的绳子 Zuān Dòng de Shéngzi *
  Danish Flugtrep
  Dutch Ontsnappingstouw*
  French Corde Sortie
  German Fluchtseil
  Italian Fune di fuga
  Korean 동굴탈출로프 Donggul Talchul Rope
Portuguese   Brazil Corda de Fuga
  Portugal Corda de Fuga*
  Russian Спасательный Канат Spasatel'nyy Kanat
  Spanish Cuerda Huida
  Swedish Flyktrep
  Vietnamese Dây để thoát động


See also


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