Valuable item

A valuable item is an item which generally serves no practical purpose other than to be sold, usually for a high price.

In Generation II and IV, it is possible to buy some of these items for a discount (but only one of each per day) on Mondays in the morning in the Goldenrod Tunnel.

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

Name Debut
Gen.
Sell value Associated maniac Maniac value Other effects
  Nugget I  5,000 Ore maniac  10,000
  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.
In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the valuable item buyer in Stow-on-Side may randomly offer to buy one for  10,000.
  Big Pearl II  4,000 Ore maniac  7,500
  Brick Piece II  25 N/A
  Gold Leaf II  500 N/A
  Pearl II  1,000 Ore maniac  1,400 In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the valuable item buyer in Stow-on-Side may randomly offer to buy one for  3,000.
  Silver Leaf II  500 N/A
  Slowpoke Tail II  4,900 N/A
  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 be exchanged with a man in Anville Town for a PP Up on the weekends.
In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the valuable item buyer in Stow-on-Side may randomly offer to buy one for  14,000.
  Stardust II  1,500 Ore maniac  2,000 In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the valuable item buyer in Stow-on-Side may randomly offer to buy one for  4,000.
  Tiny Mushroom II  250 Gourmet maniac  500 Give two to the Move Reminder in Two Island to relearn one move for one Pokémon.
In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the valuable item buyer in Stow-on-Side may randomly offer to buy one for  2,000.
  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.
In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the valuable item buyer in Stow-on-Side may randomly offer to buy one for  11,111.
  Balm Mushroom V  7,500 Gourmet maniac  25,000 In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the valuable item buyer in Stow-on-Side may randomly offer to buy one for  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 In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the valuable item buyer in Stow-on-Side may randomly offer to buy one for  30,000.
Cannot be sold to Poké Marts in the Generation V games.
  Pearl String V  10,000 Ore maniac  25,000 In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the valuable item buyer in Stow-on-Side may randomly offer to buy one for  27,500.
Cannot be sold to Poké Marts in the Generation V games.
  Pretty Feather V  500 N/A
  Relic Gold V  30,000 Billionaire maniac  10,000 Cannot be sold to Poké Marts in the Generation V games, X, and Y.
  Strange Souvenir VI  1,500 N/A
  Beach Glass VII  400 N/A
  Chalky Stone VII  30 N/A
  Lone Earring VII  300 N/A
  Marble VII  150 N/A
  Polished Mud Ball VII  600 N/A
  Stretchy Spring VII  10 N/A
  Tropical Shell VII  1,000 N/A
All details are accurate to Generation VIII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual items's page.

Mulches

Main article: Mulch

Flutes

Main article: Flute

Flutes were considered valuable items only in Black, White, Black 2, White 2, X and Y.

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.

Name Maniac value
  Relic Band  100,000
  Relic Copper  1,000
  Relic Crown  300,000
  Relic Silver  5,000
  Relic Statue  200,000
  Relic Vase  50,000

Artwork

Underground

This is artwork of the items as seen in the Sinnoh Underground.

    
Star Piece Rare Bone


Global Link

This is artwork of the items as seen on the Pokémon Global Link.

         
Nugget Big Nugget Pearl Big Pearl Pearl String
         
Shoal Shell Shoal Salt Stardust Star Piece Comet Shard
         
Tiny Mushroom Big Mushroom Balm Mushroom Rare Bone Pretty Wing
         
Relic Copper Relic Silver Relic Gold Relic Vase Relic Band
     
Relic Statue Relic Crown Strange Souvenir

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 Defending the Homeland!, Clemont mentioned having used Big Mushrooms as a part of the new food he had just made for the group.

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.

A Nugget appeared in Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?, where a man was seen polishing it, only to have it stolen by an item-snatching Gengar nicknamed "Greedy Rapooh".

In A Recipe for Success!, Mallow got some dried-up Big Mushrooms from Oranguru to be used at Aina's Kitchen.

In the manga

Magical Pokémon Journey

In Hazel VS Almond!, Almond won a Star Piece in a contest held by Grandpa, giving it to Hazel.

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

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.

A Big Pearl appeared in Crossing Crobat, where it was retrieved by Janine as a part of a test to check the security of the Goldenrod Museum.

Black & White chapter

A Big Mushroom appeared in A Week to Go and Old Wounds, where Shoko gave it to one of her Patrat to hold while demonstrating her Marvelous Bridge Patrat Show to Black.

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.

Gallery

Trivia

  • 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 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.


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