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, Sapphire, and Emerald.

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.


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

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