List of Pokémon by wild held item (Generation II)

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This is a list of Pokémon by the items they may be holding when encountered in the wild in Generation II, or when obtained in Generation I and traded to Generation II.

Generation I held items

In the Generation I games, there are no held items; however, Pokémon are holding an item by default when traded to a Generation II game. These items are determined by a value in the Pokémon data structure that has no effect in Generation I, and is set to that species' catch rate upon obtaining it. Therefore, a given Pokémon's catch rate translates into the item it will be holding by default when traded to Generation II. Because this value is set when the Pokémon is obtained, it does not change when a Pokémon evolves, so its held item depends on the evolutionary stage at which it was obtained.

Four species of Pokémon have different held items when traded to Generation II depending on whether they were caught in Pokémon Red and Blue (Pokémon Red, Green, and Blue in Japan) or Pokémon Yellow.

  • The starter Pikachu's held item value is specially set to 163 (as opposed to Pikachu's regular catch rate of 190) when it is obtained, which causes it to hold a Light Ball when traded over.
  • A wild Kadabra's held item value is set to 96 upon capture (as opposed to 100), which gives it a TwistedSpoon when traded over.
  • Dragonair and Dragonite's actual catch rates are different, having been changed to 27 and 9 respectively in Pokémon Yellow, relative to previous games. Consequently, Dragonair caught in Pokémon Yellow will hold a Protein (index number 27) in Generation II, and wild Dragonite caught in Pokémon Yellow will hold an Antidote (index number 9) in Generation II; however, wild Dragonite do not appear in Pokémon Yellow, so the change to Dragonite's catch rate normally has no effect.

Gift Pokémon from Pokémon Stadium also have their held item set to a value other than their catch rate. The Pokémon obtained for clearing the Gym Leader Castle have their held item set to the Normal Box or Gorgeous Box, depending on whether it was cleared as Round 1 or Round 2. The Amnesia Psyduck has its held item set to the Normal Box.

Some catch rate values do not directly correlate into an item when traded. Instead, they correspond to Teru-sama, other glitch items, or Key Items. To compensate for this, the given value is converted into an entirely different number when traded to Generation II.

Items held in Generation II (including holding no item) will be conserved when traded to Generation I and will not be changed back to the Generation I item.

Because items are only set when a Pokémon is caught, evolving it does not change the held item. The "Gen I" header below contains data for held items the Pokémon would possess if it were caught in the wild without any evolution involved.

Generation II held items

Wild Pokémon in Generation II games can have no item (at a 75% chance) or hold a common item (approximately a 23% chance) or a rare item (approximately a 2% chance). When a Pokémon is encountered, there is a 192/256 chance that it will have no item, based on a randomly generated 8-bit value. If it will have a held item, a second random 8-bit value decides which item it will hold, with a 21/256 chance it will hold its rarer item.

Some Pokémon, such as Dragonite, have held items defined but cannot actually be found in the wild.

A Pokémon can be forced to hold its common item if a special flag is set for the encounter. This is used for Ho-Oh in Tin Tower and Snorlax in Vermilion City; it is also used for Lugia in Whirl Islands, but Lugia has no held items defined.

Held item table

    Gen I Gen II
#   Pokémon 100% 2% 23%
001   Bulbasaur Bitter Berry - -
002   Ivysaur Bitter Berry - -
003   Venusaur Bitter Berry - -
004   Charmander Bitter Berry - -
005   Charmeleon Bitter Berry - -
006   Charizard Bitter Berry - -
007   Squirtle Bitter Berry - -
008   Wartortle Bitter Berry - -
009   Blastoise Bitter Berry - -
010   Caterpie Berry - -
011   Metapod Berry - -
012   Butterfree Bitter Berry SilverPowder -
013   Weedle Berry - -
014   Kakuna Berry - -
015   Beedrill Bitter Berry Poison Barb -
016   Pidgey Berry - -
017   Pidgeotto Berry - -
018   Pidgeot Bitter Berry - -
019   Rattata Berry - -
020   Raticate Berry - -
021   Spearow Berry - -
022   Fearow Berry Sharp Beak -
023   Ekans Berry - -
024   Arbok Berry - -
025   Pikachu BerryRB
Light BallY
Berry -
026   Raichu Gold Leaf Berry -
027   Sandshrew Berry - -
028   Sandslash Berry - -
029   Nidoran♀ TM43 - -
030   Nidorina Berry - -
031   Nidoqueen Bitter Berry - -
032   Nidoran♂ TM43 - -
033   Nidorino Berry - -
034   Nidoking Bitter Berry - -
035   Clefairy MysteryBerry Moon Stone MysteryBerry
036   Clefable Leftovers Moon Stone MysteryBerry
037   Vulpix Berry Burnt Berry Burnt Berry
038   Ninetales Gold Leaf Burnt Berry Burnt Berry
039   Jigglypuff Polkadot Bow - -
040   Wigglytuff Gold Berry - -
041   Zubat Berry - -
042   Golbat Berry - -
043   Oddish Berry - -
044   Gloom Berry - -
045   Vileplume Bitter Berry - -
046   Paras Berry Big Mushroom TinyMushroom
047   Parasect Gold Leaf Big Mushroom TinyMushroom
048   Venonat Berry - -
049   Venomoth Gold Leaf - -
050   Diglett Berry - -
051   Dugtrio Gold Berry - -
052   Meowth Berry - -
053   Persian Berry - -
054   Psyduck Berry - -
055   Golduck Gold Leaf - -
056   Mankey Berry - -
057   Primeape Gold Leaf - -
058   Growlithe Berry Burnt Berry Burnt Berry
059   Arcanine Gold Leaf Burnt Berry Burnt Berry
060   Poliwag Berry - -
061   Poliwhirl Berry King's Rock -
062   Poliwrath Bitter Berry King's Rock -
063   Abra TM09 - -
064   Kadabra BerryRB
TwistedSpoonY
- -
065   Alakazam Gold Berry - -
066   Machop Brick Piece - -
067   Machoke Berry - -
068   Machamp Bitter Berry - -
069   Bellsprout Berry - -
070   Weepinbell Berry - -
071   Victreebel Bitter Berry - -
072   Tentacool Berry - -
073   Tentacruel Silver Leaf - -
074   Geodude Berry Everstone -
075   Graveler Berry Everstone -
076   Golem Bitter Berry Everstone -
077   Ponyta Berry - -
078   Rapidash Silver Leaf - -
079   Slowpoke Berry King's Rock -
080   Slowbro Gold Leaf King's Rock -
081   Magnemite Berry Metal Coat -
082   Magneton Silver Leaf Metal Coat -
083   Farfetch'd Bitter Berry Stick -
084   Doduo Berry - -
085   Dodrio Bitter Berry Sharp Beak -
086   Seel Berry - -
087   Dewgong Gold Leaf - -
088   Grimer Berry Nugget -
089   Muk Gold Leaf Nugget -
090   Shellder Berry Big Pearl Pearl
091   Cloyster Silver Leaf Big Pearl Pearl
092   Gastly Berry - -
093   Haunter Berry - -
094   Gengar Bitter Berry - -
095   Onix Bitter Berry - -
096   Drowzee Berry - -
097   Hypno Gold Leaf - -
098   Krabby TM33 - -
099   Kingler Silver Leaf - -
100   Voltorb Berry - -
101   Electrode Silver Leaf - -
102   Exeggcute Berry - -
103   Exeggutor Bitter Berry - -
104   Cubone Berry Thick Club -
105   Marowak Gold Leaf Thick Club -
106   Hitmonlee Bitter Berry - -
107   Hitmonchan Bitter Berry - -
108   Lickitung Bitter Berry - -
109   Koffing Berry - -
110   Weezing Silver Leaf - -
111   Rhyhorn Berry - -
112   Rhydon Silver Leaf - -
113   Chansey Lucky Punch Lucky Egg -
114   Tangela Bitter Berry - -
115   Kangaskhan Bitter Berry - -
116   Horsea TM33 Dragon Scale -
117   Seadra Gold Leaf Dragon Scale -
118   Goldeen TM33 - -
119   Seaking Silver Leaf - -
120   Staryu TM33 Star Piece Stardust
121   Starmie Silver Leaf Star Piece Stardust
122   Mr. Mime Bitter Berry MysteryBerry -
123   Scyther Bitter Berry - -
124   Jynx Bitter Berry Ice Berry Ice Berry
125   Electabuzz Bitter Berry - -
126   Magmar Bitter Berry Burnt Berry Burnt Berry
127   Pinsir Bitter Berry - -
128   Tauros Bitter Berry - -
129   Magikarp Berry - -
130   Gyarados Bitter Berry - -
131   Lapras Bitter Berry - -
132   Ditto Metal Powder - -
133   Eevee Bitter Berry - -
134   Vaporeon Bitter Berry - -
135   Jolteon Bitter Berry - -
136   Flareon Bitter Berry - -
137   Porygon Bitter Berry - -
138   Omanyte Bitter Berry - -
139   Omastar Bitter Berry - -
140   Kabuto Bitter Berry - -
141   Kabutops Bitter Berry - -
142   Aerodactyl Bitter Berry - -
143   Snorlax Leftovers Leftovers Leftovers
144   Articuno BrightPowder - -
145   Zapdos BrightPowder - -
146   Moltres BrightPowder - -
147   Dratini Bitter Berry Dragon Scale -
148   Dragonair Bitter BerryRB
ProteinY
Dragon Scale -
149   Dragonite Bitter BerryRB
AntidoteY
Dragon Scale -
150   Mewtwo BrightPowder Berserk Gene -
151   Mew Bitter Berry MiracleBerry -
152   Chikorita - - -
153   Bayleef - - -
154   Meganium - - -
155   Cyndaquil - - -
156   Quilava - - -
157   Typhlosion - - -
158   Totodile - - -
159   Croconaw - - -
160   Feraligatr - - -
161   Sentret - Berry -
162   Furret - Gold Berry Berry
163   Hoothoot - - -
164   Noctowl - - -
165   Ledyba - - -
166   Ledian - - -
167   Spinarak - - -
168   Ariados - - -
169   Crobat - - -
170   Chinchou - - -
171   Lanturn - - -
172   Pichu - Berry -
173   Cleffa - Moon Stone MysteryBerry
174   Igglybuff - - -
175   Togepi - - -
176   Togetic - - -
177   Natu - - -
178   Xatu - - -
179   Mareep - - -
180   Flaaffy - - -
181   Ampharos - - -
182   Bellossom - - -
183   Marill - - -
184   Azumarill - - -
185   Sudowoodo - - -
186   Politoed - King's Rock -
187   Hoppip - - -
188   Skiploom - - -
189   Jumpluff - - -
190   Aipom - - -
191   Sunkern - - -
192   Sunflora - - -
193   Yanma - - -
194   Wooper - - -
195   Quagsire - - -
196   Espeon - - -
197   Umbreon - - -
198   Murkrow - - -
199   Slowking - King's Rock -
200   Misdreavus - Spell Tag -
201   Unown - - -
202   Wobbuffet - - -
203   Girafarig - - -
204   Pineco - - -
205   Forretress - - -
206   Dunsparce - - -
207   Gligar - - -
208   Steelix - Metal Coat -
209   Snubbull - - -
210   Granbull - - -
211   Qwilfish - - -
212   Scizor - - -
213   Shuckle - Berry Berry
214   Heracross - - -
215   Sneasel - Quick Claw -
216   Teddiursa - - -
217   Ursaring - - -
218   Slugma - - -
219   Magcargo - - -
220   Swinub - - -
221   Piloswine - - -
222   Corsola - - -
223   Remoraid - - -
224   Octillery - - -
225   Delibird - - -
226   Mantine - - -
227   Skarmory - - -
228   Houndour - - -
229   Houndoom - - -
230   Kingdra - Dragon Scale -
231   Phanpy - - -
232   Donphan - - -
233   Porygon2 - - -
234   Stantler - - -
235   Smeargle - - -
236   Tyrogue - - -
237   Hitmontop - - -
238   Smoochum - Ice Berry Ice Berry
239   Elekid - - -
240   Magby - Burnt Berry Burnt Berry
241   Miltank - Moomoo Milk Moomoo Milk
242   Blissey - Lucky Egg -
243   Raikou - - -
244   Entei - - -
245   Suicune - - -
246   Larvitar - - -
247   Pupitar - - -
248   Tyranitar - - -
249   Lugia - - -
250   Ho-Oh - Sacred Ash Sacred Ash
251   Celebi - MiracleBerry -

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