Item maniac

An item maniac (Japanese: 道具マニア item maniac) is a person who will purchase certain items from the player at a higher price than what they would be sold for to a Poké Mart. Some items can only be sold to item maniacs. They appeared in Generation V.

Unova

Gourmet maniac

A Maid in a trailer on Route 5 will sniff out any gourmet cooking ingredients in the player's Bag and offer money for them.

For Berries, she offers different amounts depending on their relative rarity.

She gives the following amounts:

Gourmet maniac
  Any common Berry
 20
  Sweet Heart
 100
  Stick
 200
  Fresh Water
 200
  Leftovers
 200
  Lucky Egg
 200
  Soda Pop
 300
  Lemonade
 350
  TinyMushroom
 500
  Honey
 500
  Any uncommon Berry
 500
  Moomoo Milk
 500
  Berry Juice
 1500
  Casteliacone
 2000
  Lava Cookie
 4000
  Old Gateau
 4000
  Big Mushroom
 5000
  RageCandyBar
 6000
  Shoal Salt
 7000
  Rare Candy
 10000
  BalmMushroom
 25000
  Any rare Berry
 30000


The prices she offers for Vending Machine drinks and Moomoo Milk are the same as what the player pays at Vending Machines and Driftveil Market, respectively. All offers are higher than the prices offered at a Poké Mart.

Ore maniac

A Gentleman inside the Icirrus City Pokémon Center will offer to buy a variety of stones, gems, and other ore-based items from the player.

Ore maniac
  Any Gem
 200
  Any Shard
 200
  Hard Stone
 500
  Everstone
 1000
  Any weather rock
 1000
  Float Stone
 1000
  Pearl
 1400
  Oval Stone
 1500
  Stardust
 2000
  Any evolutionary stone
 3000
  Odd Keystone
 3000
  Shoal Shell
 7000
  Big Pearl
 7500
  Star Piece
 9800
  Nugget
 10000
  Pearl String
 25000
  Big Nugget
 30000
  Comet Shard
 60000


Billionaire maniac

A man from the Riches's house, who is dressed as a Black Belt, appears in Undella Town. He will purchase Relic items and flutes from the player.

Billionaire maniac
  Relic Copper
 1000
  Relic Silver
 5000
  Blue Flute
 7000
  Red Flute
 7500
  Yellow Flute
 7500
  Black Flute
 8000
  White Flute
 8000
  Relic Gold
 10000
  Relic Vase
 50000
  Relic Band
 100000
  Relic Statue
 200000
  Relic Crown
 300000


Rare Bone maniac

A shady man in a house on Route 18 will buy Rare Bones from the player.

Rare Bone maniac
  Rare Bone
 10000


Mulch maniacB2W2

In Black 2 and White 2, a Pokémon Breeder at the end of Mistralton City's runway will buy Mulch from the player.

Mulch maniac
  Growth Mulch
 1000
  Damp Mulch
 1000
  Stable Mulch
 1000
  Gooey Mulch
 1000


Notes

  • Unlike Poké Marts, item maniacs will only buy items one at a time, regardless of how many of the item the player has.
  • In Pokémon Black and White, there is an oversight where the Ore Maniac will not recognize a Leaf Stone as an acceptable ore, although he will recognize all other Evolution stones as such.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Collectionneur d'objets
  German Sammler
  Italian Collezionista di strumenti
  Korean 도구마니아 Dogu mania
  Spanish Coleccionista



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