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Card Key

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The Card Key (Japanese: カードキー Card Key) is a key item that is used to open certain doors blocking a players path in buildings. It has been featured in the first four generations.

Locations and uses of the Card Key

Bag Card Key III Sprite.png Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, and LeafGreen

The Card Key is found in Silph Co.'s head office building while under siege by Team Rocket. It is used to open doors on various levels of the building that the player was unable to pass before. It is found on the ground in a small corridor on the fifth floor. Finding key items in this manner is rare: most are given to the player as part of the storyline. The Card Key is only in Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed and LeafGreen Versions. It does not exist in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, but can be found in the coding of Pokémon Emerald. However, it is not obtainable.

Flavor text

Games Description
Stad The security card key for opening doors in a certain building.
FRLG A card-type key that unlocks doors in Silph Co.'s Head Office in Saffron City.
E* A card-type door key used in Silph Co's office.

Bag Card Key Sprite.png Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver

The Card Key is obtained by the rescuing of the manager of the Radio Tower. The manager gives the Card Key to the player in order to open a door on the third level of the tower while under siege by Team Rocket. The Card Key is only in Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions. It does not exist in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, but can be found in the coding of the Generation V games. However, it is not obtainable.

Flavor text

Games Description
GSC Opens shutters in the Radio Tower.
HGSS
BWB2W2*
A card key that opens a shutter in the Radio Tower.

Colosseum

Another Card Key appears in Pokémon Colosseum. It is needed to get into the east wing of the Shadow PKMN Lab.

Flavor text

Games Description
Colo. The key for getting into the Lab.

Bag Galactic Key Sprite.png Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

The Galactic Key is a variation of Card Key found in the basement of the Galactic Warehouse section of the Team Galactic HQ in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. It is used to open certain doors allowing access to the main part of the building. It can also be found in the internal data of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, as well as the Generation V games. However, it is not obtainable.

Flavor text

Games Description
DPPt
HGSS*
BWB2W2*
A card key for disengaging security systems in the Galactic HQ. Losing it can result in punishment, apparently.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Carte Magn.
Germany Flag.png German Türöffner
Italy Flag.png Italian Apriporta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 카드키 Card Key
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Llave Magnética


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