In the core series games
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
In spin-off games
Pokémon: Magikarp Jump
In Pokémon: Magikarp Jump, Magikarp are fished with Old Rod, with the player being given increasingly better variants of Old Rod (So-So, Good, Great, Rare, Pro's, and Supreme) as they progress that can fish new Magikarp patterns.
In the anime
In Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!, Cilan mentioned that Mr. Briney from Dewford Town was going to host the Old Rod Fishing Rally soon, prompting him to depart for Johto in order to participate in the said competition.
In the manga
Pokémon Pocket Monsters
The Old Rod has appeared in Pokémon Pocket Monsters.
In the TCG
- Main article: Old Rod (Neo Revelation 64)
The Old Rod was introduced as a Trainer card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Neo Series (the Japanese Neo Era). It was first released in the Awakening Legends expansion before debuting in English in the Neo Revelation expansion, with an illustration by Keiji Kinebuchi. A reprint with new artwork by Shizurow was included in the Japanese Offense and Defense of the Furthest Ends expansion, and then released in the English EX Dragon Frontiers expansion. Old Rod lets a player flip 2 coins. If both are heads, the player can search their discard pile for a Baby Pokémon (Neo Revelation only), Basic Pokémon, or Evolution card and put it into their hand. If both coins are tails, the player search their discard pile for a Trainer card instead and put it into their hand.
In other languages
So-So Old Rod
Good Old Rod
Great Old Rod
Rare Old Rod
Pro's Old Rod
Supreme Old Rod
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