Like Mail

The Like Mail (Japanese: おすすめメール Recommendation Mail) is a type of Mail exclusive to the Generation V games.

Like Mail
Recommendation Mail
Bag Like Mail Sprite.png
Like Mail
Like 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 Like Mail are:

  • Do you know what they call <word 1>?
  • This <word 1> is surprisingly <word 2>!
  • <word 1> sure is something. You should try it!

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 writing recommendations. Let a Pokémon hold it for delivery.
Stationery designed to allow you to recommend something to the reader. 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 推薦郵件 Tēuijin Yàuhgín
Mandarin 推薦郵件 / 推荐邮件 Tuījiàn Yóujiàn
  French Lettre Avis
  German Insiderbrief
  Italian Messaggio Consiglio
  Korean 추천메일 Chucheon Mail
  Spanish Carta Gustos

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