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The name currently in use is a fan designator; see below for more information.
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.
In the spin-off games
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).
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
Pokémon Pocket Monsters
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.
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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.
|Clefairy Doll||T||Base Set||70/102||Expansion Pack|
- In Generation III, the Poké Doll, which resembles a Clefairy (a Pokémon native to Kanto and Johto), is unavailable in Hoenn, instead being replaced by the Fluffy Tail, which resembles the tail of a Skitty (which is native to Hoenn). In Generation III, the Fluffy Tail is likewise only available in Hoenn. In Generation VI, the Poké Doll is available in Hoenn.
- In Pokémon Black and White, since neither Clefairy nor Skitty is native in Unova, they are both replaced by the Poké Toy, which resembles the tail of a Minccino (a Pokémon native to Unova). In these games, the Poké Doll and Fluffy Tail can only be obtained in Black City. (In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, they can be obtained via other means.)
- The Poké Toy is the only escape item whose Japanese name does not include a Pokémon's name.
- 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 by the player 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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