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The '''Rage Candy Bar''' (Japanese: '''いかりまんじゅう''' ''Rage {{wp|Manjū}}''), formatted as '''RageCandyBar''' as an item prior to [[Generation VI]], is a type of {{DL|Item|medicine}} introduced in the [[Generation II]] games. It is present in the Generation II games and every core series game since {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}. It is a local specialty of [[Mahogany Town]].
 
==In the core series games==
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===Spelling differences between generations===
In [[Generation II]], the [[item]]'s name is spelled in all caps and with no spaces, thus rendering it as "<sc>Ragecandybar</sc>".
 
When referred to in {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, it is instead rendered as "Rage Candybar" as it is mentioned exclusively in dialogue due to it not being an item in these games. Likewise in {{game|Platinum}}, the item is only specified in dialogue but its name is rendered normally as "Rage Candy Bar".
 
After returning to its status as an [[item]] in {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}} and in all [[Generation V]] games, it is spelled in {{wp|CamelCase}} (as "RageCandyBar"), due to the twelve-character limit and capitalization change for item names.
 
Since the character limit was bumped in [[Generation VI]], the item's name is now rendered correctly as "Rage Candy Bar".
 
==In the anime==
In ''[[PS482|To Make a Musical]]'', [[Ryoku]] of the [[Seven Sages]] was seen holding a box of Rage Candy Bars in his hand before entering the [[Relic Castle]] to catch {{p|Volcarona}} for [[Ghetsis]].
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==Design basisName==
In [[Generation II]], the [[item]]'s name is rendered <sc>Ragecandybar</sc> in all caps (like all items) and with no spaces.
 
In {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, where it is only mentioned in dialogue and does not appear as an item, its name is rendered "Rage Candybar". In {{game|Platinum}}, where it likewise is only mentioned in dialogue, its name is rendered as "Rage Candy Bar".
 
In {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}} and in all [[Generation V]] games, where it once again appears as an item, its name is rendered as "RageCandyBar", spelled in {{wp|CamelCase}} due to the 12-character limit and capitalization of item names.
 
From [[Generation VI]] onward, due to the increased character limit, its name is rendered as "Rage Candy Bar" with spaces.
 
==Origin==
The Rage Candy Bar is based on the Japanese {{wp|manjū}}, a type of pounded rice cake. Manjū are sold in Japan as {{wp|confectionery}}, and are often unique to certain places (much as the Rage Candy Bar is to [[Mahogany Town]]). A direct translation would thus prove confusing for English-speaking {{player}}s, providing reasoning behind naming it as a {{wp|Chocolate bar|candy bar}}. Its in-[[Bag]] sprite depicts it in a small box, which could pass for a candy bar wrapper, preventing revelation of the translation issue.
 
According to [[Nob Ogasawara]], under his alias of ''Douglas Dinsdale'' (also ''Doug Dinsdale''), in a thread<ref>[http://lparchive.org/Pokemon-Blue/code.html Lets Break PKMN Blue Thread Bits.txt] (itself found [http://lparchive.org/Pokemon-Blue/ here])</ref> apparently archived from the [http://forums.somethingawful.com/ Something Awful] forums and available at the ''[http://lparchive.org/ Let's Play Archive]'', the name ''Rage Candy Bar'' is a mistranslation that was decided by his handlers at Nintendo of America. He claims that the correct translation of いかりまんじゅう is "Rage {{wp|Dumpling}}" or, given the twelve-character limit at the time, "Rage {{wp|Bun}}". The name ''Cake of Rage'' was also suggested by him for the English localization<ref>[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Woolseyism/VideoGames Woolseyism/Video Games - Television Tropes & Idioms]</ref>, which would match the [[Lake of Rage]].===Etymology===
According to [[Nob Ogasawara]], under his alias of ''Douglas Dinsdale'' (also ''Doug Dinsdale''), in a thread<ref>[http://lparchive.org/Pokemon-Blue/code.html Lets Break PKMN Blue Thread Bits.txt] (itself found [http://lparchive.org/Pokemon-Blue/ here])</ref> apparently archived from the [http://forums.somethingawful.com/ Something Awful] forums and available at the ''[http://lparchive.org/ Let's Play Archive]'', the name ''Rage Candy Bar'' is a mistranslation that was decided by his handlers at Nintendo of America. He claims that the correct translation of いかりまんじゅう is "Rage {{wp|Dumpling}}" or, given the twelve-character limit at the time, "Rage {{wp|Bun}}". During the localization process, Ogasawara had suggested ''Cake of Rage'' as a possible English name,<ref>[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Woolseyism/VideoGames Woolseyism/Video Games - Television Tropes & Idioms]</ref> which would match the [[Lake of Rage]].
 
==Trivia==
** In {{game|Platinum}}, it is supposed to be sold at [[Veilstone Department Store]]'s basement, but the vendor selling them always says they're sold out of them. They are also said to be favored by [[Professor Rowan]], who can occasionally be found in the Department Store basement, sulking about the fact that the store has run out of them. An NPC in the basement claims to be the one who has bought all the available Rage Candy Bars.
* While it is obtained as a [[Key Item]] in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Rage Candy Bar is still required to be bought for {{PDollar}}300. Due to this, it is thus far the only Key Item available for purchase.
* [http://www.blue-reflections.net/ragecandybar/main/ RAGECANDYBAR], a Pokémon project sitefansite, takes its name from this [[item]].
 
==In other languages==