Pearl String

The Pearl String (Japanese: おだんごしんじゅ Pearl Dango) is a valuable item introduced in Generation V.

Pearl String
Pearl Dango
Bag Pearl String Sprite.png
Pearl String
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation V
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Generation VI Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
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Power 30

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
XYORAS N/A $7,500
SMUSUM N/A $15,000
N/A $10,000

In the Generation V games, the Pearl String can be sold to the ore maniac inside the Icirrus City Pokémon Center for $25000.

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the Pearl String can be sold to the valuable item buyer in Stow-on-Side for $27,500.


The Pearl String serves no practical purpose other than to be sold.


Games Description
BWB2W2 Very large pearls that sparkle in a pretty silver color. A maniac will buy them for a high price.
Very large pearls that sparkle in a pretty silver color. They can be sold at a high price to shops.
SV Very large pearls that have a nice silvery sheen to them. They can be sold at a high price to shops.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
BW Route 13
B2W2 Routes 17 and 18 Join Avenue (souvenir)
XY Route 21 Battle Chateau
Lumiose City (given by a Madame after showing a Furfrou that has kept the same trim for 15 days)
ORAS Mauville Food Court
Secret Base ("Search for treasure" with Secret Pal)
SMUSUM Hano Beach, Malie CityUSUM, Poni WildsSM, Poni Breaker Coast Fishing spots (Seaward Cave, Kala'e Bay, Melemele Sea)
Poké Pelago (Isle Aphun - Rare-Treasure Hunting)
Pickup (Lv. 21-40)
SwSh Route 9 Hidden recurring item (East Lake Axewell, West Lake Axewell, Axew's Eye, South Lake Miloch, Bridge Field, Lake of Outrage)
Max Raid Battles (Stony Wilderness)
Wild Area 100-Watt gifts from Fisher
SwShIA Hidden recurring item (Fields of Honor, Challenge Beach, Honeycalm Sea)
Max Raid Battles (Workout Sea)
Cram-o-matic (Ground, Bug, Water, Grass, Electric, or Ice: 92-100 points)
Cram-o-matic (Big Pearl in Slots #1, #3, and #4)
SwShCT Hidden recurring item (Old Cemetery, Frigid Sea)
SV Asado Desert, Glaseado Mountain, Navi Squad's Base, South Paldean Sea, West Paldean Sea, East Province (Area One), West Province (Area One) Tera Raid Battles (5★, 6★)
Sparkling overworld item (East Province (Area One), East Province (Area Two), North Province (Area One), North Province (Area Three))
SVID Polar Biome, Savanna Biome Item Printer
League Club Room (possible reward after defeating a special coach in a rematch)


Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
XY Dragon King Cup Prizes Japanese January 19 to March 9, 2014
SMUSUM Pokémon Scrap 2017 items Japanese December 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018
SwSh Cramorant Max Raid Battle items All February 10 to 28, 2021



Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 丸子珍珠 Yùhnjí Jānjyū
Mandarin 丸子珍珠 Wánzi Zhēnzhū
  French Perle Triple
  German Triperle
  Italian Trittiperla
  Korean 경단진주 Gyeongdan Jinju
  Spanish Sarta Perlas

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