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The '''|name=Old Amber''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|ひみつのコハク|Himitsu no Kohaku}}''' ''Secret Amber'') is a [[Fossil]] which can be regenerated into {{p|Aerodactyl}}.
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The '''Old Amber''' (Japanese: '''ひみつのコハク''' ''Secret Amber'') is a [[Fossil]] introduced in [[Generation I]] that can be regenerated into {{p|Aerodactyl}}.
 
The Old Amber is different from the other Fossils, being a type of fossilized substance rather than a Fossil named by its appearance; however, the Aerodactyl skeleton in Pewter City Museum implies that it does have its own fossilized remains.
 
==In the core series games==
[[File:RG Old Amber.png|thumb|right|150px|Old Amber artwork from {{game|Red and Green|s}}]]===Price===
In the Generation I and III games, Old Amber is a [[Key Item]] obtained in a back room of the [[Pewter Museum of Science]], from one of the scientists, who believes that it could be resurrected. {{mItemPrice/head‎|CutItems}} is required to access the room, as it is blocked by a cuttable tree. It is given to the {{player}} by one of the scientists working there. If brought to the [[Pokémon Lab]] on [[Cinnabar Island]], Old Amber can be regenerated into an {{p|Aerodactyl}}.
{{ItemPrice|{{gameabbrev1|RBY}}/{{gameabbrev1|RGBY}}<br>{{gameabbrev3|FRLG}}{{gameabbrev3|E}}|N/A|N/A}}
{{ItemPrice|{{gameabbrev4|DPPtHGSS}}<br>{{gameabbrev5|BWB2W2}}<br>{{gameabbrev6|XYORAS}}<br>{{gameabbrev7|SMUSUMPE}}|N/A|{{pdollar}}500}}
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In {{3v2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, it is no longer a Key Item, being demoted to simply an item. It can be found by mining in [[the Underground]] after obtaining the [[National Pokédex]]. If brought to the [[Oreburgh Mining Museum]], Old Amber can be regenerated into an {{p|Aerodactyl}}.===Effect===
====Passive effect====
If brought to the one of the following locations, Old Amber can be regenerated into an {{p|Aerodactyl}}.
 
In {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}, Old Amber can be found randomly by style="background:#{{m|Rockitems Smash|smashingcolor rockslight}}; atborder:5px the [[Ruins of Alph]]. If brought to the [[Pewter Museum of Science]], Old Amber can be regenerated into ansolid #{{p|Aerodactylitems color}}." class=roundy
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In {{4v|Black|White|2}}, a {{tc|Worker}} in the [[Ice Rock]] room of [[Twist Mountain]] hands out a random Fossil from previous generations, including Old Amber, once per day. If brought to the [[Nacrene Gym|Nacrene Museum]], Old Amber can be regenerated into an {{p|Aerodactyl}}.
{| border=1 style="background:#FFF; border:1px solid #{{items color light}}; border-collapse:collapse"
Rocks purchased in {{DL|Join Avenue|Antique Shop}}s of Black 2 and White 2's [[Join Avenue]] may contain Old Amber.-
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! Location
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| {{gameabbrev1|RBY}}/{{gameabbrev1|RGBY}}<br>{{gameabbrev3|FRLG}}<br>{{gameabbrev7|PE}}
| [[Cinnabar Lab]]
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| {{gameabbrev4|DPPt}}
| [[Oreburgh Mining Museum]]
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| {{gameabbrev4|HGSS}}
| [[Pewter Museum of Science]]
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| {{gameabbrev5|BWB2W2}}
| [[Nacrene Gym|Nacrene Museum]]
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| {{gameabbrev6|XY}}
| [[Ambrette Town]] Fossil Lab
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| {{gameabbrev6|ORAS}}
| [[Devon Corporation]] in [[Rustboro City]]
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In=====Generation {{pkmn|XI and Y}}, Old Amber can be found randomly in [[Glittering Cave]] by {{m|Rock Smash|smashing rocks}}. If brought to the Fossil Laboratory, Old Amber can be regenerated into an {{p|Aerodactyl}}. Alternatively, they can be sold at [[Poké Mart]]s for {{PDollar}}500.III=====
In the Generation I and III games, Old Amber is a [[Key Item]].
 
In=====Generation {{pkmn|OmegaIV Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}, it can be found randomly through Rock Smash in different [[Mirage spot]]s. It can be brought to the [[Devon Corporation]] in [[Rustboro City]] to regenerate it into Aerodactyl.onward=====
From Generation IV onward, Old Amber is no longer a Key Item, and is a normal item. Therefore, multiples of them can be obtained, they can be [[held item|held]], and sent to other players via [[trade|trading]].
 
===Flavor textDescription===
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{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrevss|Stad}}|The fossilized resin of a tree from prehistoric trees.}}
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrev3|E}}|A stone containing the genes of an ancient Pokémon.}}
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrev3|FRLG}}|A piece of amber that contains the genes of an ancient Pokémon. It is clear with a reddish tint.}}
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrev3|E}}|A stone containing the genes of an ancient Pokémon.}}
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrev4|DPPtHGSS}}<br>{{gameabbrev5|BWB2W2}}|A piece of amber that contains the genetic material of an ancient Pokémon. It is clear with a reddish tint.}}
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrev6|XYORAS}}<br>{{gameabbrev7|SMUSUMPE}}|A piece of amber that still contains the genetic material of an ancient Pokémon. It's clear with a tawny, reddish tint.}}
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===Acquisition===
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| {{gameabbrev1|RBY}}/{{gameabbrev1|RGBY}}
| [[Pewter Museum of Science]]
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| {{gameabbrev3|FRLG}}
| [[Pewter Museum of Science]]
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| {{gameabbrev4|DPPt}}
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| [[The Underground]] (after obtaining the [[National Pokédex]])
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| {{gameabbrev4|HGSS}}
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| {{m|Rock Smash}} ([[Ruins of Alph]])
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| {{gameabbrev5|BW}}
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| [[Twist Mountain]] (after obtaining the [[National Pokédex]])
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| {{gameabbrev5|B2W2}}
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| [[Twist Mountain]]<br>[[Join Avenue]] {{DL|Join Avenue|Antique Shop}}s
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| {{gameabbrev6|XY}}
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| {{m|Rock Smash}} ([[Glittering Cave]])
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| {{gameabbrev6|ORAS}}
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| {{m|Rock Smash}} ([[Mirage spot]]s)
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| {{gameabbrev7|PE}}
| [[Pewter Museum of Science]]
| [[Cerulean Cave]]
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===Appearance===
{| style="margin:auto; text-align:center; {{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{items color dark}}; background: #{{items color}}; font-size:80%"
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| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{key items color dark}}; background: #{{key items color light}}; width:100px; height:100px" | [[File:RG Old Amber.png|100x100px]]
| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{items color dark}}; background: #{{items color light}}; width:200px; height:100px" | [[File:Mine Old Amber 1.png]][[File:Mine Old Amber 2.png]]
| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{items color dark}}; background: #{{items color light}}; width:100px; height:100px" | [[File:Old Amber PE.png|100x100px]]
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| Artwork from<br>{{color2|000|Generation I}}
| {{color2|000|The Underground|Underground}} sprites
| Model from<br>{{color2|000|Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!}}
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==In the anime==
[[File:Old Amber anime.png|thumb|180px250px|Old Amber in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
In ''[[SS015|Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl!]]'', {{Gary}} revived an Old Amber into an {{p|Aerodactyl}}.
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[[File:Old Amber Adventures.png|thumb|left|200px|Old Amber in Pokémon Adventures]]
===In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga===
The Old Amber appeared in ''[[PW27|Fossil + Pokémon = Aerodactyl!?]]'', where it was eventually revived in an Aerodactyl after [[Team Rocket]] broke into the lab.
 
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
In ''[[PS023|Make Way for Magmar!]]'', {{adv|Red}} received an Old Amber from {{adv|Giovanni}} in [[Pewter City]] in ''[[PS023|Make Way for Magmar!]]''. Later, in ''[[PS026|Holy Moltres]]'', while following [[Blaine]]'s instructions, he revived the Old Amber into an [[Aero]]dactyl at the [[Cinnabar Lab|Pokémon Lab]] on [[Cinnabar Island]], making it one of his main team members.
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==Artwork==
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{cynthia color dark}}; border: 5px solid #{{cynthia color}}"
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| width="120px" style="background: #{{flying color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Mine Old Amber 1.png]]<br>[[File:Mine Old Amber 2.png]]
| width="120px" style="background: #{{flying color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Old Amber Sprite.png]]
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| style="background: #{{sinnoh color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|{{sinnoh color dark}}|The Underground|Underground}}
| style="background: #ffc0cb; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color2|c6007b|Pokémon Dream World|Dream World}}
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==Trivia==
*{{wp|Amber}} is fossilized tree resin commonly found with insects trapped inside of it. The Old Amber is based on the theory of extracting DNA from the blood still preserved inside the insect to bring back past lifeforms. In real life, however, amber cannot preserve DNA.
* It is the only Pokémon Fossil that does not have an alternative choice to form a pair.
* It is the only Pokémon Fossil that has appeared in [[Pokémon Adventures]].
* The mosquito seen in the first generation artwork is a rare case of a [[Animals in the Pokémon world|real life animal]] in the Pokémon world.
*While the Old Amber is the only fossil absent from [[Pokémon Sun and Moon|Pokémon Sun, Moon]], [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon]], {{p|Aerodactyl}} can still be obtained when received as a [[Gift Pokémon|gift]] at [[Seafolk Village]].
 
==In other languages==
{{langtable|color={{rockitems color light}}|bordercolor={{rockitems color}}
|zh_yue=秘密琥珀 ''{{tt|Beimaht Fúpaak|Secret Amber}}''
|zh_cmn=秘密琥珀 ''{{tt|Mìmì Hǔpò|Secret Amber}}''<br>神秘的琥珀 ''{{tt|Shénmì-de Hǔpò|Mysterious Amber}}'' {{tt|*|Mainland China}}
|fr=Vieil Ambre
|de=Altbernstein
|it=Ambra Antica
|ko=비밀의호박 ''Bimirui Hobak''
|pt_br=Âmbar Velho (TCG, manga)<br>Âmbar Antigo (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
|ru=Старый Янтарный ''Staryy Yantarnyy''
|es=Ámbar Viejo
 
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[[it:Ambra Anticaantica]]
[[ja:ひみつのコハク]]
[[zh:秘密琥珀(道具)]]