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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.

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Valuable items that can be sold in Poké Marts

Name Debut
Gen.
Sell value Associated maniac Maniac value Other effects
Nugget Nugget I PokémonDollar.png5,000 Ore maniac PokémonDollar.png10,000
Big Mushroom Big Mushroom II PokémonDollar.png2,500 Gourmet maniac PokémonDollar.png5,000 Give one to the Move Reminder in Two Island to relearn one move for one Pokémon.
Big Pearl Big Pearl II PokémonDollar.png4,000 Ore maniac PokémonDollar.png7,500
None Brick Piece II PokémonDollar.png25 N/A
Gold Leaf Gold Leaf II PokémonDollar.png500 N/A
Pearl Pearl II PokémonDollar.png1,000 Ore maniac PokémonDollar.png1,400
Silver Leaf Silver Leaf II PokémonDollar.png500 N/A
Slowpoke Tail Slowpoke Tail II PokémonDollar.png4,900 N/A
Star Piece Star Piece II PokémonDollar.png6,000 Ore maniac PokémonDollar.png9,800 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.
Stardust Stardust II PokémonDollar.png1,500 Ore maniac PokémonDollar.png2,000
Tiny Mushroom Tiny Mushroom II PokémonDollar.png250 Gourmet maniac PokémonDollar.png500 Give two to the Move Reminder in Two Island to relearn one move for one Pokémon.
Blue Shard Blue Shard III PokémonDollar.png500 Ore maniac PokémonDollar.png3,000 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 Green Shard III PokémonDollar.png500 Ore maniac PokémonDollar.png3,000 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 Heart Scale III PokémonDollar.png50 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 Red Shard III PokémonDollar.png500 Ore maniac PokémonDollar.png3,000 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 Shoal Salt III PokémonDollar.png10 Gourmet maniac PokémonDollar.png7,000 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 Shoal Shell III PokémonDollar.png10 Ore maniac PokémonDollar.png7,000 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 Yellow Shard III PokémonDollar.png500 Ore maniac PokémonDollar.png3,000 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 Rare Bone IV PokémonDollar.png2,500 Rare Bone maniac PokémonDollar.png10,000 In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, counts as a Fossil towards Fossil count when dug up in the Underground.
Balm Mushroom Balm Mushroom V PokémonDollar.png7,500 Gourmet maniac PokémonDollar.png25,000 Cannot be sold to Poké Marts in the Generation V games.
Big Nugget Big Nugget V PokémonDollar.png20,000 Ore maniac PokémonDollar.png30,000 Cannot be sold to Poké Marts in the Generation V games.
Comet Shard Comet Shard V PokémonDollar.png12,500 Ore maniac PokémonDollar.png60,000 Cannot be sold to Poké Marts in the Generation V games.
Pearl String Pearl String V PokémonDollar.png10,000 Ore maniac PokémonDollar.png25,000 Cannot be sold to Poké Marts in the Generation V games.
Pretty Wing Pretty Wing V PokémonDollar.png500 N/A
Relic Gold Relic Gold V PokémonDollar.png30,000 Billionaire maniac PokémonDollar.png10,000 Cannot be sold to Poké Marts in the Generation V games, X, and Y.
Strange Souvenir Strange Souvenir VI PokémonDollar.png1,500 N/A
Beach Glass Beach Glass VII PokémonDollar.png400 N/A
Chalky Stone Chalky Stone VII PokémonDollar.png30 N/A
Lone Earring Lone Earring VII PokémonDollar.png300 N/A
Marble Marble VII PokémonDollar.png150 N/A
Polished Mud Ball Polished Mud Ball VII PokémonDollar.png600 N/A
Stretchy Spring Stretchy Spring VII PokémonDollar.png10 N/A
Tropical Shell Tropical Shell VII PokémonDollar.png10 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

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 Relic Band PokémonDollar.png100,000
Relic Copper Relic Copper PokémonDollar.png1,000
Relic Crown Relic Crown PokémonDollar.png300,000
Relic Silver Relic Silver PokémonDollar.png5,000
Relic Statue Relic Statue PokémonDollar.png200,000
Relic Vase Relic Vase PokémonDollar.png50,000

Artwork

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

A Star Piece in Magical Pokémon Journey

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 PokémonDollar.png30,000 each.


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