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Poké Doll artwork from Pokémon Red and Green

An escape item is an item that can be used to distract a wild Pokémon, allowing the player to escape instantly regardless of any factors that would otherwise prevent escape. The items all resemble Pokémon native to the region the items are available in: a Clefairy, a Skitty's tail, and a Minccino's tail.


Escape items

In the spin-off games

The Poké Doll in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond

PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond

The Poké Doll, simply known as "Plush" in-game, makes an appearance in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond as a gift item found inside crates. It can be given to Pokémon to make them happier, or can be used to distract certain Pokémon from running away. Instead of Clefairy, these Dolls represent Cleffa, but were also translated to English as Poké Doll (Japanese: ピィにんぎょう Py Doll).


This is artwork of the items as seen on the Pokémon Global Link.

Dream Poké Doll Sprite.png Dream Fluffy Tail Sprite.png Dream Poké Toy Sprite.png
Poké Doll Fluffy Tail Poké Toy

In the anime

A Poké Doll in the anime

A Poké Doll belonging to Lillie first appeared in Lulled to La-La Land! and made brief reappearances in each episode from Now You See Them, Now You Don't! to Family Determination!. Lillie used the Poké Doll in Rescuing the Unwilling! to remind Lusamine's Clefable of the good times they had had together, allowing it to break free of Nihilego's control.

In the manga

A Poké Doll in Pokémon Adventures
A Poké Doll in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In A Hollow Victreebel, Red used a Poké Doll to escape from a group of Victreebel that were trying to eat him in the Safari Zone.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Clefairy used a Poké Doll as a substitute for himself in Part-Time Job At The Swimming Pool!!. Since then, it became Clefairy's signature item, mostly relying on it to decoy himself or flee from any battle.

In the TCG

The Poké Doll is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as a Trainer card. The English language release of the card uses the English equivalent of the Japanese name, Clefairy Doll. The following is a list of cards named Clefairy Doll.

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 #
Clefairy Doll T Base Set Rare 70/102 Expansion Pack Rare  


  • In Generation III, the Poké Doll, which resembles a Clefairy, a Pokémon native to Kanto and Johto, is unavailable in Hoenn until Generation VI. It is instead replaced by the Fluffy Tail, which resembles the tail of a Skitty, which is native to Hoenn. The Fluffy Tail is likewise only available in Hoenn, and is again replaced by the Poké Doll in Generation IV.
    • Similarly, both are replaced in the Unova region by the Poké Toy, which resembles the tail of a Minccino, a Pokémon native to Unova. Furthermore, the Japanese name of this item does not mention the Pokémon's name, as opposed to the previous two escape items. However, as before, the previous two items are still available in Unova, but not as easily obtainable (they are much more expensive and only obtainable in Black City, which is exclusive to Pokémon Black).
  • The Lost Item that must be returned to the Copycat in exchange for the Magnet Train Pass in Generations II and IV is implied to be the same Poké Doll given to her to obtain the TM31 (Mimic) in Generations I and III.
  • Due to a glitch in the Generation I games, Poké Dolls can also be used to bypass the ghost Marowak in Pokémon Tower; this glitch was fixed in Generation III.

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