Greet Mail

The Greet Mail (Japanese: はじめてメール Greeting Mail) is a type of Mail exclusive to the Generation V games.

Greet Mail
Greeting Mail
Bag Greet Mail Sprite.png
Greet Mail
Greet Mail
Introduced in Generation V
Generation V Bag Items pocket icon.png Items

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
BWB2W2 $50 $25


Held item

It contains a message with up to three sentence slots which can be filled with words and phrases using the predefined list from the easy chat system. This was designed to be readable in games of any language. The available sentences for Greet Mail are:

  • Glad to meet you! I am <word 1>!
  • I'm a <word 1>-loving <word 2> Trainer.
  • Let's <word 1> sometime. Keep in touch!

The player writes the message when giving this item to be held by a Pokémon. The message can be sent to other games of the same generation by trading the Pokémon holding this item.

The message remains available as long as this item is held by a Pokémon or stored in the Mailbox. This item is unable to have any message when stored in the Bag or in the Item Storage System, but there is the option to delete any existing message when storing this item in these places. Once the message is deleted from this item, the player is able to reuse it with a new message. A Pokémon holding this item cannot be placed in the PC or in the Pokémon Day Care. As with other held items, a Pokémon holding this item cannot be transferred into Generation VI games through the Poké Transporter and the Pokémon Bank.

This item can be removed by Knock Off. However, it cannot be stolen by Covet, Thief, or the Pickpocket Ability, it causes Bestow and Fling to fail when used by the holder, and causes Switcheroo or Trick to fail when used by or on the holder.


Games Description
BWB2W2 Stationery designed for introductory greetings. Let a Pokémon hold it for delivery.
Stationery designed to be easy to use when writing someone for the first time. Have a Pokémon hold it for delivery.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
BW Shopping Mall Nine and every Poké Mart except those in Nimbasa, Mistralton, Icirrus, and Pokémon League
B2W2 Shopping Mall Nine and every Poké Mart except those in Nimbasa, Mistralton, Lacunosa, Victory Road, Pokémon League, and Striaton

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 初次郵件 Chōchi Yàuhgín
Mandarin 初次郵件 / 初次邮件 Chūcì Yóujiàn
  French Lettre Salut
  German Grußbrief
  Italian Messaggio Inizio
  Korean 첫메일 Cheot Mail
  Spanish Carta Inicial

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