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The '''Old Amber''' (Japanese: '''ひみつのコハク''' ''Secret Amber'') is a [[fossil]] from the [[Generation I]] games, their [[Generation III]] remakes and the [[Generation IV]] games.{{ItemInfobox/head
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[[Image:The '''Old Amber.png|frame''' (Japanese: '''ひみつのコハク''' ''Secret Amber'') is a [[Fossil]] introduced in [[Generation I]] that can be regenerated into {{p|Aerodactyl}}.
 
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==In the {{3v2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}core games it can be found by mining in [[the Underground]] after obtaining the National Dex. If brought to the Mining Museum in [[Oreburgh City]], the Old Amber can be regenerated into an {{p|Aerodactyl}}. It is not a key item in theseseries games.==
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The Old Amber is different than 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). It is possibly inspired by {{wp|Jurassic Park}}, in which genetic engineers extracted dinosaur DNA from mosquitoes trapped in amber and used it to recreate dinosaurs.===Effect===
====Passive effect====
If brought to the one of the following locations, Old Amber can be regenerated into an {{p|Aerodactyl}}.
 
In the [[Pokémon anime{|anime]], [[Garystyle="background:#{{items Oak]]color obtainslight}}; anborder:5px Old Amber and uses it to revive ansolid #{{p|Aerodactylitems color}}" in ''[[H015|Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl]]''.class=roundy
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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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==Appearance===Generation I and III=====
<gallery>In the Generation I and III games, Old Amber is a [[Key Item]].
Image:Mine Old Amber 1.png|Old Amber in [[the Underground]]
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=====Generation IV 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]].
 
===Description===
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{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrevss|Stad}}|The fossilized resin of a tree from prehistoric trees.}}
{{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===
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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|250px|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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==In the manga==
[[File:Old Amber HIBAPC.png|150px|thumb|Old Amber in How I Became a Pokémon Card]]
[[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]]. 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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==In the TCG==
Old Amber was introduced into the {{Trading Card Game}} in {{TCG|Majestic Dawn}}. Prior to its introduction, {{p|Aerodactyl}} must be evolved from the {{TCG|Mysterious Fossil}} card.
 
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Majestic Dawn|Old Amber|84}}|type=Trainer|enset=Majestic Dawn|enrarity=Common|ennum=84/100|jpset=Dawn Dash|jprarity=Uncommon|ensetlink2=Platinum: Arceus|enset2=Arceus|enrarity2=Uncommon|ennum2=89/99|jpset2=Advent of Arceus|jprarity2=Uncommon|jpnum2=083/090}}
{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Dark Explorers|Old Amber Aerodactyl|97}}|type=Item|modified=Yes|enset=Dark Explorers|enrarity=Uncommon|ennum=97/108|jpset=Dark Rush|jprarity=U|jpnum=066/069}}
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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={{items color light}}|bordercolor={{items 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
|vi=Hổ phách bí mật
}}
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