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An exchangeable item is a category of item which serves no in-game purpose aside from being able to be traded for another item or some sort of service. Though several Key Items fall under this category (such as Generation I and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen's Bike Voucher), their exchange is often important to the story of the games, so they are not included here. These items are often also valuable items.


List of exchangeable items


Main article: Shard

These items, also introduced in Generation III, come in different colors: red, blue, green, and yellow. They can be exchanged for the elemental evolutionary stones in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, in groups of ten for the TMs containing weather-modifying moves in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, and in groups of eight for special Move Tutor moves in Pokémon Platinum. They can be found lying around in certain areas, held by certain Pokémon, or in the Underground of Sinnoh. They can also be traded in for certain Berries from Jugglers found in Violet City and Fuchsia City. In Black 2 and White 2, Move Tutors found in Driftveil, Lentimas, Humilau, and Nacrene will use Shards as payment (from two to twelve), although each Tutor requires only one kind of Shard.


Main article: Apricorn

These items are exclusive to Generation II and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. There are several different colors, and they can be made into different Poké Balls by Kurt in Azalea Town.

Bottle Caps

Main article: Bottle Cap

These items were introduced in Generation VII along with Hyper Training. They can be exchanged to allow the player to raise a Pokémon's IVs through Hyper Training. They come in two colors that allow the player to raise either one or all of a Pokémon's IVs.



These are artwork of the items as seen in the Sinnoh Underground

Mine Heart Scale.png Mine Star Piece.png
Heart Scale Star Piece

Dream World

These are artwork of the items as seen in the Pokémon Dream World

Dream Heart Scale Sprite.png Dream Star Piece Sprite.png Dream Tiny Mushroom Sprite.png Dream Big Mushroom Sprite.png Dream Shoal Salt Sprite.png Dream Shoal Shell Sprite.png
Heart Scale Star Piece Tiny Mushroom Big Mushroom Shoal Salt Shoal Shell

In the anime

In Defending the Homeland!, Clemont mentioned having used Big Mushrooms as a part of the new food he had just made for the group.

In Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!, during a Stoutland Search treasure hunt set up for Ash and his classmates by Olivia, Mallow found multiple Tiny and Big Mushrooms, while Sophocles found a Star Piece.

In the manga

A Big Mushroom in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Big Mushroom appeared in Old Wounds, where Shoko gave it to one of her Patrat to hold while demonstrating Black her Marvelous Bridge Partrat Show.


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EthersVitaminsWingsDrinksHerbal medicine
Berries and Apricorns Poké BallsBerriesMulchApricorns
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