A valuable item is an item which generally serves no practical purpose other than to be sold, usually for a high price.
In Pokémon Black, some of these items are sold in Black City, albeit for prices much higher than they can be sold for. Often, these items later become exchangeable items. In Generation V, mulches and flutes became valuable items due to losing their function. While most of these items can be sold at Poké Marts, those introduced in Generation V can only be sold to certain item maniacs. Besides Big Nuggets, Pearl Strings, and Comet Shards, the player can also sell normal Nuggets, Pearls, Big Pearls, Stardust, and Star Pieces to the maniac inside the Icirrus City Pokémon Center, for double the price presented below.
Valuable items that can be sold in Poké Marts
|Sell value||Associated maniac||Maniac value||Other effects|
|Big Mushroom||II||2,500||Gourmet maniac||5,000||Give one to the Move Reminder in Two Island to relearn one move for one Pokémon.|
|Big Pearl||II||4,000||Ore maniac||7,500|
|Star Piece||II||6,000||Ore maniac||9,800|| In Pokémon Platinum, Exchange with Mr. Fuego for one of each color of shard.|
In Pokémon Black and White, it can with a man in Anville Town for a PP Up on the weekends.
|Tiny Mushroom||II||250||Gourmet maniac||500||Give two to the Move Reminder in Two Island to relearn one move for one Pokémon.|
|Blue Shard||III||500||Ore maniac||3,000||Can be exchanged (alone or with other shards) for a Water StoneRSEORAS, a TM18 (Rain Dance)DP, BerriesHGSS, a Bottle CapSMUSUM, or given to a Move Tutor to teach one move to one PokémonPtB2W2.|
|Green Shard||III||500||Ore maniac||3,000||Can be exchanged (alone or with other shards) for a Leaf StoneRSEORAS, a TM07 (Hail)DP, BerriesHGSS, a Bottle CapSMUSUM, or given to a Move Tutor to teach one move to one PokémonPtB2W2.|
|Heart Scale||III||50||N/A||In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald and all games from Generation IV onward, it can be given to a Move Reminder to teach one move to one Pokémon.|
|Red Shard||III||500||Ore maniac||3,000||Can be exchanged (alone or with other shards) for a Fire StoneRSEORAS, a TM11 (Sunny Day)DP, BerriesHGSS, a Bottle CapSMUSUM, or given to a Move Tutor to teach one move to one PokémonPtB2W2.|
|Shoal Salt||III||10||Gourmet maniac||7,000||Four can be given to the old man in the first room of Shoal Cave along with four Shoal Shells to obtain a Shell Bell.|
|Shoal Shell||III||10||Ore maniac||7,000||Four can be given to the old man in the first room of Shoal Cave along with four Shoal Salt to obtain a Shell Bell.|
|Yellow Shard||III||500||Ore maniac||3,000||Can be exchanged (alone or with other shards) for a Thunder StoneRSEORAS, a TM37 (Sandstorm)DP, BerriesHGSS, a Bottle CapSMUSUM, or given to a Move Tutor to teach one move to one PokémonPtB2W2.|
|Rare Bone||IV||2,500||Rare Bone maniac||10,000||In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, counts as a Fossil towards Fossil count when dug up in the Underground.|
|Balm Mushroom||V||7,500||Gourmet maniac||25,000||Cannot be sold to Poké Marts in the Generation V games.|
|Big Nugget||V||20,000||Ore maniac||30,000||Cannot be sold to Poké Marts in the Generation V games.|
|Comet Shard||V||12,500||Ore maniac||60,000||Cannot be sold to Poké Marts in the Generation V games.|
|Pearl String||V||10,000||Ore maniac||25,000||Cannot be sold to Poké Marts in the Generation V games.|
|Relic Gold||V||30,000||Billionaire maniac||10,000||Cannot be sold to Poké Marts in the Generation V games, X, and Y.|
|Polished Mud Ball||VII||600||N/A|
|All details are accurate to Generation VIII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual items's page.|
- Main article: Mulch
- Main article: Flute
Valuable items that can only be sold to item maniacs
The following items have only been made available in Generation V for the express purpose of being sold to the Billionare maniac in Undella Town. Like many valuable items introduced in Generation V, they cannot be sold normally in Poké Marts.
|Star Piece||Rare Bone|
This is artwork of the items as seen on the Pokémon Global Link.
In the anime
In Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!, a Pretty Wing was included in the full set of wings that was promised as a prize for winning the Club Battle tournament. The set was eventually won by Iris, who later sent it to the Village of Dragons.
In Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!, Mallow found multiple Tiny and Big Mushrooms and Sophocles found a Star Piece during a Stoutland Search treasure hunt set up for Ash and his classmates by Olivia. In the dub, the Star Piece was incorrectly referred to as a Comet Shard.
In the manga
In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In Ursaring Major, Team Rocket had cut off the tails of a herd of Slowpoke by the Slowpoke Well near Azalea Town, planning to sell them for profit. However, they were stopped by Silver and his Ursaring before they could do so.
In the Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter, a pair of Team Skull Grunts sold grilled Slowpoke Tails at the Iki Town festival, with one of said Tails appearing in The Party Crasher and Guzma the Destroyer.
- The Slowpoke Tail is actually a useless item with no function past its monetary value. Although it is said that a Slowpoke will use its tail for fishing, a Slowpoke Tail has no effect on fishing at all, nor does it have any effect on Shellder despite the fact that contact with a Slowpoke's tail usually induces a spiral change.
- The first time that humans eating Pokémon is mentioned explicitly in the games is when a Team Rocket member mentions the SlowpokeTail's value as a delicacy. In Pokémon X and Y, Slowpoke Tail is one of the dishes served by Restaurant Le Yeah in Lumiose City.
- The Japanese name for nugget, きんのたま kin no tama, literally means "golden ball", which is also a colloquial term for testicles. The man offering his "golden ball" is a frequent joke amongst Japanese fans. As this pun would be lost in translation, as well as the fact that it would not go over well with parent groups, it was translated as "nugget of wisdom".
- The Rare Bone and Thick Club share the same Bag sprite.
- The Relic Gold and the Comet Shard are tied for the highest-selling items in the core series, selling for 30,000 each.
|Items|| Evolution stones • Fossils • Flutes • Shards • Held items|
Evolution items • Escape items • Exchangeable items • Valuable items
Battle items • Scents • Nectars • Candy
|Medicine|| Status condition healing items • Vitamins • Feathers|
Mints • Drinks • Herbal medicine
|Berries and Apricorns||Poké Balls • Berries • Mulch • Apricorns|
|Aesthetic|| Decorations • Accessories • Backdrops • Props • Décor|
Clothing • Fashion items
|Others|| Mail • Key Items • Event items|
Wonder Launcher items • Rotom Powers
|This item article is part of Project ItemDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on all items.|