Vending Machine

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This article is about the objects in the Pokémon games. For real world machines selling Pokémon merchandise, see Pokémon vending machines. For the Pokémon Trading Card Game collection, see Vending Machine cards.

A vending machine (Japanese: 自動販売機 vending machine), formatted as Vending Machine in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Colosseum, XD, Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, is a machine found in several regions of the Pokémon world which is used to sell drinks.

When purchasing a drink in the Generation III and IV games, there is a 1/64 chance that the player may also receive an extra drink for free. In Generation V, this chance is increased to a 1/32 chance. In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, there is also a chance of an extra drink, with an even slimmer chance of two extra drinks. When this happens, the message "Score! An extra can of <item> dropped down!", "Bonus! Another can of <item> dropped down.", "What luck! Another <item> tumbled down!", or "Score! You got a bonus drink! An extra bottle of <item> dropped down." is displayed, depending on generation. In Black 2 and White 2, there is a Medal for having this happen.


This listing is of the locations where Vending Machines can be found:










Drinks sold

Core series games

Vending Machines in the core series games will sell three kinds of drinks.

  Fresh Water
  Soda Pop

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, there are Vending Machines which only sell one kind of drink, as well as some whose prices vary from the normal Vending Machines.

In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, there are Vending Machines which do not sell all types of drinks, and some have prices that vary from normal Vending Machines.

  • At the Melemele Ferry Terminal, the machine is initially sold out, but will later offer Fresh Water, at the normal price.
  • At the Melemele Island motel, the machine is sold out.
  • At the office of Game Freak, only Fresh Water is sold, at  50 less than the normal price.
  • At the Akala Ferry Terminal, only Fresh Water is sold, at the normal price.
  • At the Akala Island motel, Fresh Water and Soda Pop are sold, at twice the normal price.
  • At the Ula'ula Ferry Terminal, all three slots in the machine are occupied by Soda Pop, sold at the normal price.
  • At the Ula'ula Island motel, prices are twice the normal price.

In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, there are Vending Machines that are only operational under certain conditions. The Vending Machines in Segin Squad's Base, Schedar Squad's Base, Navi Squad's Base, Ruchbah Squad's Base, and Caph Squad's Base are only functional during Star Barrages. Rather than sell specific drinks, interacting with them will heal the player's three Pokémon that were brought into the raid. If interacted with outside of Star Barrages, the Vending Machines will not be operational.

Master Dojo

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, 2 Vending Machines can be added to the Master Dojo with their contents changing as more Watts are given:

  Fresh Water30000 Watts
  Soda Pop40000 Watts
  Lemonade50000 Watts

Pokéathlon Dome

At the Pokéathlon Dome, drinks can be bought with Athlete Points as well as with Pokémon Dollars.

  Fresh Water
50 Pts.
  Soda Pop
80 Pts.
100 Pts.

Side series games

Vending Machines also appear in Orre, in both Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD. Moomoo Milk can only be bought in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.

  Fresh Water
  Soda Pop
  Moomoo MilkXD


Sprites and models

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In the anime

A Vending Machine in the anime

Several Vending Machines appeared in the Vermilion City Pokémon Center in Electric Shock Showdown. Misty was seen buying a can of Lemonade from one of them.

Several Vending Machines appeared in The Bridge Bike Gang, being located at a rest stop on the Cycling Road.

In A Scare in the Air, a pair of Vending Machines were seen outside a convenience store.

In Brave the Wave, two Vending Machines appeared at a beach café on Dewford Island, with one of them standing outside the café and the second one being located inside of it.

In Two Degrees of Separation!, two Vending Machines appeared on Sinnoh Route 202.

In A Talent for Imitation!, a Vending Machine was seen at a filming studio in Vermilion City.

In Star Night, Star Flight!, a Vending Machine was seen at a museum in Johto.

In Battling Turned Up to Eleven!, a Vending Machine was seen in a locker room at Wyndon Stadium. It also appeared in several subsequent episodes.

In Catching the Aura of Fate!, a Vending Machine appeared at the Hammerlocke Stadium in a flashback.

In the manga

Vending Machines in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire arc

Two Vending Machines appeared in The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon XII. During his battle against Magma Admin Tabitha at the Lilycove Department Store, Wallace got thrown into one of the Vending Machines on the roof of the Department Store when Tabitha went berserk due to his earlier exposure to the Blue Orb's energy.


  • Although Vending Machines are listed as dropping a can of the drink in question regardless of what drink is purchased, the item menu sprites depict only Lemonade coming in a can.
    • However, all three drinks were depicted to be in cans in their Generation I artwork.
  • Out of the items sold in the Department Store Vending Machines, Fresh Water is the best deal from a  /HP comparison, at  4/HP. Soda Pop is the worst deal, at  5/HP, and Lemonade is in the middle, at  4.375/HP.
    • Of the Cable Car entrance Vending Machines, Fresh Water comes in at  8/HP. Soda Pop, which is still the worst deal, at  10/HP, and Lemonade at  8.75/HP.
    • Of the Team Magma and Aqua Hideout office vending machines, Fresh Water comes in at  3/HP. Soda Pop, which is still the worst deal, at  4.167/HP, and Lemonade at  3.75/HP.
  • Out of the items sold in the Ferry Terminal Vending Machines, Soda Pop is the better deal, at  6/HP. Fresh Water is the worse deal, at  6.67/HP.
    • Of the motel Vending Machines, Lemonade comes in at  10/HP. Fresh Water, which is still the worst deal, at  13.33/HP, and Soda Pop at  12/HP.
    • Of the Game Freak office vending machine, Fresh Water comes in at  5/HP.
  • Kalos is the only core series region to date where Vending Machines cannot be found.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 自動販賣機 Jihduhng Faanmaaihgēi
Mandarin 自動販賣機 / 自动贩卖机 Zìdòng Fànmàijī
  French Distributeur
  German Getränkeautomat
  Italian Distributore
  Korean 자동판매기 Jadong Panmaegi
  Spanish Máquina expendedora

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