The Old Amber is different from the other Fossils, being a type of fossilized substance rather than a Fossil named by its appearance; however, the Aerodactyl skeleton in Pewter City Museum implies that it does have its own fossilized remains.
In the games
In the Generation I and III games, Old Amber is a Key Item obtained in a back room of the Pewter Museum of Science, from one of the scientists, who believes that it could be resurrected. Cut is required to access the room, as it is blocked by a cuttable tree. It is given to the player by one of the scientists working there. If brought to the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island, Old Amber can be regenerated into an Aerodactyl.
In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, it is no longer a Key Item, being demoted to simply an item. It can be found by mining in the Underground after obtaining the National Pokédex. If brought to the Oreburgh Mining Museum, Old Amber can be regenerated into an Aerodactyl.
In Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, a Worker in the Ice Rock room of Twist Mountain hands out a random Fossil from previous generations, including Old Amber, once per day. If brought to the Nacrene Museum, Old Amber can be regenerated into an Aerodactyl.
In X and Y, Old Amber can be found randomly in Glittering Cave by smashing rocks. If brought to the Fossil Laboratory, Old Amber can be regenerated into an Aerodactyl. Alternatively, they can be sold at Poké Marts for 500.
In the anime
In the manga
In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Red received an Old Amber from Giovanni in Pewter City in Make Way for Magmar!. Later, in Holy Moltres, following Blaine's instructions, he revived the Old Amber into an Aerodactyl at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island, making it one of his main team members.
In the TCG
| Related cards|
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
|Old Amber||T||Majestic Dawn||84/100||Dawn Dash|
|Arceus||89/99||Advent of Arceus||083/090|
|Old Amber Aerodactyl||I||Dark Explorers||97/108||Dark Rush||066/069|
- Amber is fossilized tree resin commonly found with insects trapped inside of it. The Old Amber is based on the theory of extracting DNA from the blood still preserved inside the insect to bring back past lifeforms.
- It is the only Pokémon Fossil that does not have an alternative choice to form a pair.
- The mosquito seen in the first generation artwork is a rare case of a real life animal in the Pokémon world.
In other languages
|This item article is part of Project ItemDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on all items.|