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Good Rod
いいつりざお
Good Fishing Rod
Good RodGood Rod VI
Good Rod
Artwork from Pokémon Red and Green
Introduced in Generation I
Pocket
Generation I Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation II Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation III Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation IV Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation V Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VI Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items

The Good Rod (Japanese: いいつりざお Good Fishing Rod) is a Key Item introduced in Generation I. It allows the player to fish from bodies of water.

Contents

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RBY/RGBY
GSC
RSEFRLG
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
N/A N/A

Effect

The Good Rod allows the player to fish for Pokémon in bodies of water. It allows the player to encounter wild Pokémon that are at a higher level than those found using the Old Rod, but at a lower level than using the Super Rod.

Description

Games Description
Stad Use in front of the sea, a river, etc., to fish for Pokémon.
GSC A good Rod for catching Pokémon.
RSE A decent fishing rod for catching wild Pokémon.
FRLG A new, good-quality fishing rod. Use it by any body of water to fish for wild Pokémon.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
A new, good-quality fishing rod. Use it by any body of water to fish for wild aquatic Pokémon.

Acquisition

Games Method
RBY/RGBY Fuchsia City (from the Fuchsia City Fishing Guru)
GSC Olivine City (from the Fisher in the house north of the Pokémon Center)
RSE Route 118 (from a Fisherman on the eastern shore)
FRLG Fuchsia City (from the Fuchsia City Fishing Guru)
DPPt Route 209 (from the Fisherman near the Hearthome City gate)
HGSS Olivine City (from the Fisherman in the house north of the Pokémon Center)
XY Coumarine City (from a Fisherman at the marina)
ORAS Route 118 (from a Fisherman on the eastern shore)

Appearance

Good Rod XYORAS.png
Model from
Generation VI

In the TCG

Good Rod
Main article: Good Rod (Unleashed 76)

The Good Rod was introduced as a Trainer card (Item card in Japan) in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English HeartGold & SoulSilver Series. It was first released in the Leafeon Deck of the Leafeon vs Metagross Expert Deck before debuting in English in the Unleashed expansion, with an illustration by Wataru Kawahara. Good Rod lets a player flip a coin. If heads, the player can search their discard pile for a Pokémon, and put it on top of their deck. If it's a tail, the player search for a Trainer card instead.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 好釣竿 Hóu Diugōn *
優秀釣竿 Yāusau Diugōn *
優秀釣餌 Yāusau Diuneih *
Mandarin 好釣竿 Hǎo Diàogān *
優秀釣竿 Yōuxiù Diàogān *
超級釣竿 Chāojí Diàogān *
Denmark Flag.png Danish God fiskestang*
God stang*
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Goede hengel*
France Flag.png French Super Canne
Germany Flag.png German Profiangel
Italy Flag.png Italian Amo Buono
South Korea Flag.png Korean 좋은낚싯대 Jo-eun Naksitdae
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Vara Boa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Caña Buena
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Bra spö*

See also