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Rainbow Wing
虹色の羽根
Rainbow Feather
Rainbow Wing
Rainbow Wing
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation II
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The Rainbow Wing (Japanese: 虹色の羽根 Rainbow Feather) is a Key Item introduced in Generation II. It is a legendary artifact that is associated with Ho-Oh.

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In the core series games

In Pokémon Gold and Pokémon HeartGold, after defeating Team Rocket and liberating the Goldenrod Radio Tower, the Radio Director gives the player a Rainbow Wing. In Pokémon HeartGold only, they will also need a Clear Bell, received from the Kimono Girls after defeating them.

In Pokémon Silver and Pokémon SoulSilver, an old man in Pewter City near the Route 3 entrance will give the player a Rainbow Wing.

In Pokémon Crystal, after catching all Legendary beasts and entering the Hall of Fame, the Wise Trio Sages at Tin Tower will give the player a Rainbow Wing. The player must have the beasts present on their party or Pokémon Storage System with the same Original Trainer and Trainer ID number as them in order to obtain the Rainbow Wing.

Effect

With the Rainbow Wing, the player can encounter Ho-Oh at the top of Bell Tower (known as Tin Tower in Generation II).

Description

Games Description
GSC A mystical feather of rainbow colors.
HGSS A mystical, rainbow feather that sparkles.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
A mystical rainbow feather that sparkles.

Acquisition

Games Method
GS Goldenrod Radio Tower (from the Director after defeating Team Rocket)G
Pewter City (from an old man near the exit to Route 3)S
C Tin Tower (from a Sage after catching all three Legendary beasts)
HGSS Goldenrod Radio Tower (from the Director after defeating Team Rocket)HG
Pewter City (from an old man near the exit to Route 3)SS

In the spin-off games

L-R: Clear, Red, Sunset, and Rainbow Wings

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, after completing the storyline and exploring Solar Cave, Spinda may appear in town. Spinda will give the player the Clear Wing (Japanese: とうめいのはね Clear Feather), beginning The Mystery of the Mirage Pokémon.

The player must then talk to Xatu at the Great Canyon, who will explain what the player must do next. After defeating Entei at Fiery Field, Entei will turn the Clear Wing into the Red Wing (Japanese: しんくのはね Crimson Feather), and send the player to Lightning Field.

After defeating Raikou there, Raikou will turn the Red Wing into the Sunset Wing (Japanese: ゆうひのはね Sunset Feather) and send the player to Northwind Field.

After defeating Suicune here, Suicune will turn the Sunset Wing into the Rainbow Wing (Japanese: なないろのはね Prismatic Feather) and send the player off to Mt. Faraway. Here, due to the power of the Rainbow Wing, the player can encounter, battle and recruit Ho-Oh.

None of these items show up in the Toolbox.

In the anime

A Rainbow Wing in the anime
A Rainbow Wing in Pokémon Generations

In the main series

A Rainbow Wing played a major role in I Choose You!. Set in a timeline different from the main series, it was found by Ash when he first saw Ho-Oh. During the movie, Ash learned that Ho-Oh had given him the Rainbow Wing as a recognition of having chosen him to be the "Rainbow Hero", and decided to travel to Mount Tensei to meet and battle Ho-Oh. Eventually, Cross, wanting to meet Ho-Oh himself, stole the Rainbow Wing from Ash and tried to use it to summon Ho-Oh. However, it instead became corrupted by his selfish desires, causing Marshadow to send a group of wild Pokémon on a rampage. When Ash was killed by the rampaging Pokémon, the Rainbow Wing crumbled away. However, once Ash was revived, the Rainbow Wing was also reformed, allowing Ash to use it to summon and battle Ho-Oh.

In Pokémon Generations

A Rainbow Wing made a brief appearance at the end of The Reawakening, where it was seen falling to the ground behind Eusine at the Burned Tower after his brief encounter with Suicune.

In the manga

The Silver and Rainbow Wings in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Green stole a Rainbow Wing and a Silver Wing from the Masked Man when she and Silver escaped from him. She later hid them on Yellow's straw hat. In the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter, the artifacts were used to free Gold from the gap of time inside the Ilex Forest shrine where the Masked Man had trapped him in.

The Masked Man also used a Rainbow Wing and a Silver Wing directly collected from their respective Legendary Pokémon in order to create a GS Ball. Only a capture net created from these two feathers could contain Celebi and allow its holder to travel through time without suffering its negative side effects.

In the movie adaptations

A Rainbow Wing appeared in ICYR1.

In other languages

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Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 虹色之羽 Hùhngsīk-jī Yúh *
彩虹之翼 Chóihùhng-jī Yihk *
Mandarin 虹色之羽 Hóngsè-zhī Yǔ *
彩虹色羽毛 Cǎihóngsè Yǔmáo *
彩虹之翼 Cǎihóng-zhī Yì *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Regnbuevinge
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Regenboogveer
Finland Flag.png Finnish Sateenkaarisiipi
France Flag.png French Arcenci'Aile
Germany Flag.png German Buntschwinge
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Sayap Pelangi
Italy Flag.png Italian Ala d'Iride
South Korea Flag.png Korean 무지갯빛날개 Mujigaetbin Nalgae
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Sayap Pelangi
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Regnbuevinge
Poland Flag.png Polish Tęczowe Pióro
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Asa Arco-íris (anime)
Asa Arco-Íris (TCG)
Russia Flag.png Russian Радужное Перо Raduzhnoye Pero
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ala Arcoíris
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Regnbågsvinge
Thailand Flag.png Thai ขนนกสีรุ้ง Rainbow Feather
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Lông vũ bảy màu

Clear Wing

Language Title
France Flag.png French Plume Diaphane
Germany Flag.png German Klarfeder
Italy Flag.png Italian Piuma Bianca
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pluma Blanca

Red Wing

Language Title
France Flag.png French Plume Vermillon
Germany Flag.png German Rotfeder
Italy Flag.png Italian Piuma Rossa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pluma Roja

Sunset Wing

Language Title
France Flag.png French Plume Crépuscule
Germany Flag.png German Abendgoldfeder
Italy Flag.png Italian Piuma Tramonto
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pluma Dorada

Rainbow Wing (Mystery Dungeon)

Language Title
France Flag.png French Plume Arc-en-ciel
Germany Flag.png German Regenbogenfeder
Italy Flag.png Italian Piuma Arcobaleno
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pluma Iris

See also


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