Tea (Japanese: おちゃ Green Tea) is a Key Item introduced in Generation III.

Green Tea
Bag Tea III Sprite.pngBag Tea Sprite.png
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Introduced in Generation III
Generation III Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items (FRLGE)
Generation VII Bag Items pocket icon.png Items (PE)

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price


Tea can be given to one of the Saffron City guards to be granted access to the city from all gates.


Games Description
FRLG A hot drink which is good for quenching thirst.
E A thirst-quenching tea prepared by an old lady.
PE Aromatic tea that has a slightly bitter taste. It soothes a dry throat.


Games Method
FRLG Celadon Mansion 1F (received from the Manager in the Manager's Suite)
PE Celadon City (from Brock in front of the Celadon Condominiums)


  • In Generation I, a Fresh Water, Soda Pop, or Lemonade could be given to the thirsty guards who blocked entry into Saffron City; this is changed in the remakes, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, where they must be given Tea instead. This is likely to prevent exploitation of a Pokémon's ability to hold items, which did not exist in Generation I, and would allow a player of FireRed or LeafGreen to trade one of the three drinks from another game and enter Saffron as early as they arrived in Cerulean.
    • This exploit is actually possible in the Generation I games by using Pokémon Stadium 2's Color Case to move the item from another game's Bag or PC.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Chàh
Mandarin Chá
  French The
  German Tee
  Korean Cha

See also

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