Recurring item

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A recurring item is a kind of item in the core series games that respawns in a location after a certain amount of time has passed. Recurring items were introduced in Generation II and have been a feature of all subsequent generations.

Recurring items by generation

Generation II

The first recurring items introduced were Apricorns and Berries in Pokémon Gold and Silver, which replenished themselves on trees after the player had harvested them. New Apricorns and Berries would grow back on their respective trees at midnight each day. In addition, every Monday night a Clefairy event can be triggered in Mt. Moon Square, leaving behind a breakable rock with a Moon Stone hidden underneath.

Generation III

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Shoal Salts and Shoal Shells, which recur daily in Shoal Cave, were introduced. The concept of Berry trees was also expanded to allow players to grow their own Berries.

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen removed Berry trees and instead hid recurring Berries on the ground in Berry Forest. Other hidden items, such as Poké Balls, valuable items, and medicine, also recur in various areas around Kanto. In each area that has recurring items, there are three different item "groups": common (A), uncommon (B), and rare (C). At the beginning of the game, all of these spots are empty; after every 1500 steps the player takes, when they next visit any area with recurring items, the recurring items in every area in the game will be refreshed. This deletes any recurring items that the player has not yet picked up. Then, for each area, the game randomly selects one of the three item groups (each having a different probability). Every item in the chosen group will be spawned in the area; if the chosen group is empty, nothing will spawn.

Area Group A (60%) Group B (30%) Group C (10%)
Mt. Moon (B1F)        
   
Underground Path (Routes 5-6)    
   
 
Underground Path (Routes 7-8)
Route 20  
Route 21  
Treasure Beach      
    
  
  
Bond Bridge   
Berry Forest    
  
    
   
    
    
Four Island    
Resort Gorgeous      
Memorial Pillar  
Green Path  
Outcast Island   
Trainer Tower    
Tanoby Ruins     

Generation IV

Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum introduced recurring Honey, in Floaroma Meadow. The Honey regenerates in one of the positions in which it was originally collected by the player, at a rate of two Honey per day. Some of the Star Pieces hidden in Iron Island regenerate daily. These games also featured a daily recurring Reaper Cloth, Rare Bone, or Stardust in Turnback Cave.

Generation V

In Black and White, TinyMushrooms will regrow, though they will remain hidden. Additionally, a Pearl and Stardust may wash up on Route 13 or on the shore of Undella Bay once per day. Outside of Pinwheel Forest, there is a Challenge Rock that invites Fighting-type Pokémon to smash it. Doing so will produce a Star Piece once per day.

In Black 2 and White 2, the recurring items differ slightly, as do the locations. Hidden Grottoes were introduced, which regenerate many types of item as the player increases their step count.

Generation VI

In Generation VI, Honey will regenerate in at least four locations periodically: one next to the railroad tracks on Route 18, one in the top-right corner of the fenced-in patch of grass outside Shalour City on Route 12, and two in the Pokémon Village, one in the topmost pavilion and one across the river from it. Pretty Wings will regenerate in at least two places periodically: one in a bush immediately south of the Pokémon Center in Couriway Town and one beneath the tire in the Pokémon Village. Prism Scales will randomly regenerate in the middle square of grass in the waterfall above Couriway Town. An Oval Stone will periodically regenerate in the Unknown Dungeon along the left-middle stalagmite. A Tiny Mushroom will regrow occasionally in the farthest-right mushroom stalk in Laverre City. As in Generation III on Treasure Beach and Generation V along the beaches in Unova, items will randomly wash up on the beaches in Kalos, including along Routes 8 and 9 and in Shalour City. As in previous games, some of these items include many valuable items.

Generation VI also reintroduced the idea of recurring Berries. In these games, a rare Berry drops from its tree approximately once per week for the player to collect. There is one Berry tree found on nearly every Route. The list of Trees is as follows:

Generation VII

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In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, hidden items have a chance of respawning daily, or, in some cases, several times a day. Some of these hidden items are fixed to be the same item every time, while some spots have randomly selected items upon interaction. Hidden items thus allow players to repeatedly obtain rare items such as Heart Scales, Moon Stones, and even Master Balls.

Item Location Games
  Potion Viridian City, Viridian Forest, Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6), Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)  P  E 
  Super Potion Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6), Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8), Rock Tunnel, Pokémon Tower  P  E 
  Hyper Potion Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6), Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)  P  E 
  Antidote Route 22  P  E 
  Awakening Route 16  P  E 
  Full Restore Cerulean Cave  P  E 
  Full Heal Vermilion City, Team Rocket Hideout  P  E 
  Revive Vermilion City, Route 11, Rock Tunnel, Route 19, Route 20, Route 21  P  E 
  Max Revive Team Rocket Hideout, Seafoam Islands, Cerulean Cave  P  E 
  Fresh Water Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6), Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8), Celadon Condominiums, Silph Co., Victory Road  P  E 
  Elixir Silph Co.  P  E 
  Rare Candy Route 6, Cerulean Cave  P  E 
  PP Up Route 4, Pokémon Tower, Game Corner  P  E 
  PP Max Game Corner, Cerulean Cave  P  E 
  Guard Spec. Team Rocket Hideout  P  E 
  X Accuracy Team Rocket Hideout, Silph Co.  P  E 
  Repel Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6), Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)  P  E 
  Super Repel Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6), Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)  P  E 
  Max Repel Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6), Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)  P  E 
  Moon Stone Mt. Moon, Saffron City  P  E 
  Big Mushroom Mt. Moon  P  E 
  Pearl Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6), Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8), Pokémon Tower, Seafoam Islands  P  E 
  Big Pearl Vermilion City, Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6), Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8), Pokémon Tower  P  E 
  Stardust Mt. Moon, Route 20, Route 21  P  E 
  Star Piece Pokémon Tower  P  E 
  Nugget Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6), Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8), Fuchsia City  P  E 
  Heart Scale Seafoam Islands  P  E 
  Helix Fossil Cerulean Cave  P  E 
  Dome Fossil Cerulean Cave  P  E 
  Old Amber Cerulean Cave  P  E 
  Pretty Wing Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6), Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8), Power Plant, Victory Road  P  E 
  Bottle Cap Game Corner  P  E 
  Gold Bottle Cap Game Corner  P  E 
  Razz Berry Route 5, Game Corner, Celadon City, Route 17  P  E 
  Silver Razz Berry Silph Co., Route 17, Route 18  P  E 
  Golden Razz Berry Route 14, Cerulean Cave  P  E 
  Nanab Berry Game Corner, Route 10, Route 17, Route 25  P  E 
  Silver Nanab Berry Silph Co., Route 13, Route 17  P  E 
  Golden Nanab Berry Route 15, Cerulean Cave  P  E 
  Pinap Berry Game Corner, Route 9, Route 17, Route 24  P  E 
  Silver Pinap Berry Silph Co., Route 8, Route 12, Route 17  P  E 
  Golden Pinap Berry Route 13, Cerulean Cave  P  E 
  Lure Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6), Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)  P  E 
  Super Lure Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6), Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8), Route 10  P  E 
  Max Lure Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6), Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)  P  E 
  Health Candy Game Corner, Pokémon Mansion, Victory Road  P  E 
  Mighty Candy Game Corner, Pokémon Mansion, Victory Road  P  E 
  Tough Candy Game Corner, Pokémon Mansion, Victory Road  P  E 
  Smart Candy Game Corner, Pokémon Mansion, Victory Road  P  E 
  Courage Candy Game Corner, Pokémon Mansion, Victory Road  P  E 
  Quick Candy Game Corner, Pokémon Mansion, Victory Road  P  E 
  Voltorb Candy Power Plant  P  E 


On Route 17 and Cerulean Cave, items respawn more frequently, and the item found at a spawn location may vary. The item received is not determined until it is picked up, so what the item is can be affected by resetting.

At the Game Corner and in both Underground Paths, items respawn daily, and the item found at a spawn location may vary. The item received is not determined until it is picked up, so what the item is can be affected by resetting.


Other daily items include:


Walking Pokémon

Some items are found in consistent locations by the player's walking Pokémon. These items may be found at the same spots daily. Whether or not the item is received is not determined until the player interacts with the walking Pokémon, so the presence of the item can be affected by resetting. If multiple items are available at a location, which item is received at that location can also be affected by resetting. At some locations, only walking Pokémon of a specific type will find items.

Berry Plant
Item Location Games
  Razz Berry Pewter City, Routes 1, 3, 4, 11, 18, 24  P  E 
  Silver Razz Berry Routes 11, 18, 24  P  E 
  Golden Razz Berry Routes 11, 18, 24  P  E 
  Nanab Berry Pewter City, Routes 3, 4, 7, 14, 17  P  E 
  Silver Nanab Berry Routes 7, 14, 17  P  E 
  Golden Nanab Berry Routes 7, 14, 17  P  E 
  Pinap Berry Routes 8, 15, 17  P  E 
  Silver Pinap Berry Routes 8, 15, 17  P  E 
  Golden Pinap Berry Routes 8, 15, 17  P  E 
Flower Bed
Item Location Games
  Pretty Wing Viridian City, Cerulean City, Vermilion City, Lavender Town, Celadon City, Saffron City  P  E 
Water
Item Location Games
  Pearl Route 12, Cerulean Cave  P  E 
  Big Pearl Route 12, Cerulean Cave  P  E 
  Heart Scale Route 12, Cerulean Cave  P  E 
Rock
Item Location Games
  Tiny Mushroom Rock Tunnel, Victory Road  P  E 
  Big Mushroom Rock Tunnel, Victory Road  P  E 
  Fire Stone Rock Tunnel, Victory Road  P  E 
  Water Stone Rock Tunnel  P  E 
  Thunder Stone Rock Tunnel  P  E 
Sand
Item Location Games
  Pearl Route 19  P  E 
  Big Pearl Route 19  P  E 
  Stardust Rock Tunnel  P  E 
  Star Piece Rock Tunnel  P  E 
Cold Rock
Item Location Games
  Pearl Seafoam Islands  P  E 
  Big Pearl Seafoam Islands  P  E 
  Ice Stone Seafoam Islands  P  E 
Glittering Ground
Item Location Games
  Pearl Cerulean Cave  P  E 
  Big Pearl Cerulean Cave  P  E 
  Stardust Cerulean Cave  P  E 
  Star Piece Cerulean Cave  P  E 
Other
Item Location Games
  Tiny Mushroom Mt. Moon  P  E 
  Big Mushroom Mt. Moon  P  E 


Item Location Games
  Pearl Pokémon Tower  P  E 

Generation VIII

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In the Wild Area in Pokémon Sword and Shield, hidden items will regenerate daily, whether or not they have been obtained by the player. Each spot has one or more possible items that it can yield, with the possible items depending on the spot. Every item that regenerates daily can also rarely regenerate as a Wishing Piece (at approximately a 1% chance) instead of the items in that spot's standard pool.

Item Location Games
  Fancy Apple Axew's Eye, Dappled Grove  Sw  Sh 
  Tart Apple Axew's Eye  Sw 
  Sweet Apple Axew's Eye  Sh 
  Pearl Axew's Eye, Bridge Field, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Seat, Lake of Outrage, North Lake Miloch, South Lake Miloch, West Lake Axewell  Sw  Sh 
  Big Pearl
  Pearl String Axew's Eye, Bridge Field, East Lake Axewell, Lake of Outrage, South Lake Miloch, West Lake Axewell  Sw  Sh 
  Rare Candy Axew's Eye  Sw  Sh 
  Pungent Root Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Motostoke Riverbank, West Lake Axewell  Sw  Sh 
  Poké Ball Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch, Rolling Fields, South Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness, Watchtower Ruins  Sw  Sh 
  Great Ball Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness  Sw  Sh 
  Ultra Ball Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Stony Wilderness  Sw  Sh 
  Revive Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness, Watchtower Ruins  Sw  Sh 
  Max Revive Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Seat, Lake of Outrage, Motostoke Riverbank, Stony Wilderness  Sw  Sh 
  Tiny Mushroom Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Dusty Bowl, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch, Rolling Fields, South Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness, Watchtower Ruins, West Lake Axewell  Sw  Sh 
  Big Mushroom
  Balm Mushroom Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness  Sw  Sh 
  Energy Root Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Dusty Bowl, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch, Rolling Fields, South Lake Miloch  Sw  Sh 
  Honey Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Dusty Bowl, North Lake Miloch, Rolling Fields, South Lake Miloch  Sw  Sh 
  Revival Herb Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch  Sw  Sh 
  Pretty Feather Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank  Sw  Sh 
  Shed Shell Dappled Grove  Sw  Sh 
  Rare Bone Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror  Sw  Sh 
  Fossilized Bird Dusty Bowl  Sw 
  Fossilized Dino
  Fossilized Fish Dusty Bowl  Sh 
  Fossilized Drake
  Stardust Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills, Stony Wilderness  Sw  Sh 
  Star Piece
  Comet Shard Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness  Sw  Sh 
  Razor Claw Dusty Bowl  Sw  Sh 
  Large Leek Giant's Cap  Sw  Sh 
  Prism Scale South Lake Miloch  Sw  Sh 

Recurring gift items

Certain items may be given to the player once per day by non-player characters, often for fulfilling a certain task.

Lottery

Starting in Generation II, the Pokémon Lottery Corner has a chance to reward the player with an item once per day (unlimited times in Gold, Silver, and Crystal). The prize varies on how many digits of a randomly generated number match the ID of any of the player's Pokémon; they are typically rare items, such as PP Ups. Notably, the lottery provides the only recurring source of Master Balls in the series if a perfect match is made.

Generation III

In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, various non-player characters in Hoenn will give items, usually Berries, simply when spoken to.

Generation IV

In Platinum Version, there are more non-player characters that require something of the player in order to give an item. Similarly to Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, characters in Floaroma Town, Route 208, and Pastoria City give the player a Berry every day when spoken to.

Generation V

There are a range of recurring gift items in all Generation V games.

In Black 2 and White 2,

  • Two scientists in the Castelia Sewers will give the player one healing item, randomly selected, per day if spoken to. The female, accessible in all seasons, will give the player either a Potion, Super Potion, or Revive and the male scientist, accessible only in Spring and Summer, will give the player an Antidote, Full Heal, or Full Restore.
  • Once per day the player may volunteer to walk the Socialite's Mienfoo in Humilau City and will be rewarded with a Pearl for their troubles.
  • Once per day an Ace Trainer on Route 4 will give the player five or one Swift WingW2 or a Muscle WingB2 for showing himW2/herB2 a Pokémon with the same or a higher AttackW2 or SpeedB2 stat than the number specified.
  • Once per day a Worker in Twist Mountain will give the player a random fossil from a game of a previous generation.
  • Once per day a Pokémon Breeder on Route 5 will give the player 5 random EV-lowering berries.
  • Once per day a businessman in Castelia City's Studio Castelia will give the player a choice of one Cheri, Chesto, Pecha, Rawst, or Aspear Berry if the player shows him a Pokémon of the type he specifies.
  • Once per day a Roughneck in Virbank City will give the player a Great Ball in exchange for a Poké Ball.
  • Once per day a lady in Shopping Mall Nine on Route 9 will ask the player to buy her a Hyper Potion and provides the money to do so. If the player talks to her again with a Hyper Potion in their bag, she will reward the player with an Energy Root.

Generation VI

In X and Y,