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Permanently missable items

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This is a list of items in the Pokémon games that can be permanently missed.

This page does not include items that are missed by choosing another item (such as mutually exclusive Fossils), items missable due to exploiting glitches, nor event items. Furthermore, items that can no longer be obtained after the internal battery of Ruby, Sapphire, or Emerald runs dry are also excluded.

S.S. Anne

Port

This item can only be obtained if Surf is used while the S.S. Anne is still in the port. Once the S.S. Anne leaves the player cannot access the area in which Surf must be used again.

Item Location Games
Bag Lava Cookie Sprite.png Lava Cookie South of the truck in the harbor (requires Surf) (hidden)  FR  LG 

Ship

In the Generation I games and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, after obtaining HM01 (Cut) and leaving the S.S. Anne it sets sail.

Item Location Games
Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion On the bottom deck, in the far right room  R  B  Y 
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether In room 3 on bottom deck  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 (Rest) In room 2 on bottom deck  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Hyper Potion Sprite.png Hyper Potion On the bottom deck, in the far left room, on the bed's pillow (hidden)
(Not in Japanese Pokémon Red and Green)
 R  B  Y 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM08 (Body Slam) On the main deck, in the second room from the left  R  B  Y 
Bag Great Ball Sprite.png Great Ball In the galley, in the bottom trash can (hidden)  R  B  Y 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether On the top deck, in the second room from the left  R  B  Y 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy On the top deck, in the third room from the right  R  B  Y 
Bag Hyper Potion Sprite.png Hyper Potion In trash can on bottom deck (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Super Potion Sprite.png Super Potion In room 5 on bottom deck  FR  LG 
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 (Brick Break) In room 2 on main deck  FR  LG 
Bag Pecha Berry Sprite.png Pecha Berry In trash can in the galley (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Cheri Berry Sprite.png Cheri Berry In trash can in the galley (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Chesto Berry Sprite.png Chesto Berry In trash can in the galley (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Great Ball Sprite.png Great Ball In the galley  FR  LG 
Bag Stardust Sprite.png Stardust In room 2 on second deck  FR  LG 
Bag X Attack Sprite.png X Attack In room 4 on second deck  FR  LG 

Trick House

Item Location Games
Bag Orange Mail Sprite.png Orange Mail Puzzle 1, in middle area of the maze (requires Cut)  R  S 
Bag Orange Mail Sprite.png Orange Mail Puzzle 1, in the north part of the maze, west of the exit (requires Cut)  E 
Bag Lava Cookie Sprite.png Lava Cookie ×2
  • Puzzle 1, in middle-left area of the maze (requires Cut)
  • Puzzle 1, in top-left part of the maze (requires Cut)
 OR  AS 
Bag Wave Mail Sprite.png Wave Mail Puzzle 2, near entrance  R  S  E 
Bag Harbor Mail Sprite.png Harbor Mail Puzzle 2, far northeast corner of room  R  S 
Bag Harbor Mail Sprite.png Harbor Mail Puzzle 2, middle area of room, past the second hole  E 
Bag Rage Candy Bar Sprite.png Rage Candy Bar ×2
  • Puzzle 2, far southeast corner of the room, past Schoolkid Georgie (requires Rock Smash)
  • Puzzle 2, near Black Belt Yuji after defeating him in battle
 OR  AS 
Bag Wood Mail Sprite.png Wood Mail Puzzle 3, near Picnicker Martha  R  S 
Bag Wood Mail Sprite.png Wood Mail Puzzle 3, far northwest corner, past sliding door  E 
Bag Shadow Mail Sprite.png Shadow Mail Puzzle 3, near Hiker Alan  R  S 
Bag Shadow Mail Sprite.png Shadow Mail Puzzle 3, behind Picnicker Martha  E 
Bag Lumiose Galette Sprite.png Lumiose Galette ×2
  • Puzzle 3, behind the wall beyond Ace Duo Pike & Shiel
  • Puzzle 3, north of the password scroll
 OR  AS 
Bag Mech Mail Sprite.png Mech Mail Puzzle 4, near Black Belt Yuji  R  S 
Bag Mech Mail Sprite.png Mech Mail Puzzle 4, near Battle Girl Cora  E 
Bag Casteliacone Sprite.png Casteliacone ×2
  • Puzzle 4, north of the entrance (requires Strength)
  • Puzzle 4, south of the exit, next to a three-boulder Strength puzzle (requires Strength)
 OR  AS 
Bag Old Gateau Sprite.png Old Gateau ×2
  • Puzzle 5, between Mechadoll 2 and Mechadoll 3
  • Puzzle 5, next to door to prize room
 OR  AS 
Bag Glitter Mail Sprite.png Glitter Mail Puzzle 6, near exit of room  R  S 
Bag Glitter Mail Sprite.png Glitter Mail Puzzle 6, in the southeast part of the maze  E 
File:Bag Shalour Sable Sprite.png Shalour Sable ×2
  • Puzzle 6, northwestern corner of the room
  • Puzzle 6, southeastern corner of the room
 OR  AS 
Bag Tropic Mail Sprite.png Tropic Mail Puzzle 7, to the right of Hex Maniac Patricia  R  S 
Bag Tropic Mail Sprite.png Tropic Mail Puzzle 7, in center of room, via transport tile  E 
Bag Bead Mail Sprite.png Bead Mail Puzzle 8, between the upper and lower area  R  S 
Bag Bead Mail Sprite.png Bead Mail Puzzle 8, northwest area of room  E 
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget Prize room, under the Trick Master's cushion after completing Puzzle 8 (hidden)  R  S  E 
Bag Big Nugget Sprite.png Big Nugget Prize room, under the Trick Master's cushion after completing Puzzle 6 (hidden)  OR  AS 

Magma and Aqua Hideouts

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the entrance to the Team Magma HideoutR or the Team Aqua HideoutS is sealed after defeating Tate and Liza.

Item Location Games
Bag Master Ball Sprite.png Master Ball Middle room on 2nd floor, the top-left item a cluster of two real and two fake items, just after a maze of teleports  R  S 
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget The bottom-left item in the same cluster as the Master Ball  R  S 
Bag Max Elixir Sprite.png Max Elixir Near generator-like thing on 2nd floor, accessible with right teleport near stairs  R  S 
Bag Nest Ball Sprite.png Nest Ball West-middle room on 3rd floor  R  S 

Dry Lake Valor

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Lake Valor is initially drained by a Plasma Bomb, allowing the player to walk across the lakebed. After Dialga, Palkia, or Giratina has been caught or defeated, the lake is refilled and the player can no longer access items on the lakebed.

Item Location Games
Bag HP Up Sprite.png HP Up In the northwest while the lake is dry (hidden)  D  P  Pt 

N's Castle

In Pokémon Black and White, the player cannot access N's Castle after defeating Ghetsis.

Item Location Games
Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion In the right room on the second floor  B  W 
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive In the center room on the third floor  B  W 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball Gift from a Plasma Grunt in the left room on the third floor (repeatable if the player has no Poké Balls in their bag)  B  W 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy Inside N's room  B  W 
Bag Full Restore Sprite.png Full Restore In the center room on the fourth floor  B  W 


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