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The '''Old Amber''' (Japanese: '''ひみつのコハク''' ''Secret Amber'') is a [[fossil]] from the [[Generation I]] games, their [[Generation III]] remakes and the [[Generation IV]] games.
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The '''Old Amber''' (Japanese: '''ひみつのコハク''' ''Secret Amber'') is a [[Fossil]] introduced in [[Generation I]] that can be regenerated into {{p|Aerodactyl}}.
   
In the Generation I and III games, Old Amber can be obtained in a back room of the [[Pewter Museum of Science]]. The [[HM]] for {{m|Cut}} is needed to get there, as a bush blocks it off. A [[key item]], it is given to the {{player|main character}} by one of the scientists working there. If brought to the laboratory on [[Cinnabar Island]], the Old Amber can be regenerated into an {{p|Aerodactyl}}.
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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 {{3v2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, it can be found by mining in [[the Underground]] after obtaining the National Pokédex. If brought to the Mining Museum in [[Oreburgh City]], the Old Amber can be regenerated into an {{p|Aerodactyl}}.
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==In the core series games==
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===Price===
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{{ItemPrice|{{gameabbrev1|RBY}}/{{gameabbrev1|RGBY}}<br>{{gameabbrev3|FRLG}}{{gameabbrev3|E}}|N/A|N/A}}
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{{ItemPrice|{{gameabbrev4|DPPtHGSS}}<br>{{gameabbrev5|BWB2W2}}<br>{{gameabbrev6|XYORAS}}<br>{{gameabbrev7|SMUSUMPE}}|N/A|{{pdollar}}500}}
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In {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}, Old Amber can be found randomly by {{m|Rock Smash|smashing rocks}} at the Ruins of Alph, and revived at the [[Pewter Museum of Science]]. It is not a key item in these games.
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===Effect===
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====Passive effect====
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If brought to the one of the following locations, Old Amber can be regenerated into an {{p|Aerodactyl}}.
   
The Old Amber is different than 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). It is possibly inspired by {{wp|Jurassic Park}}, in which genetic engineers extracted dinosaur DNA from mosquitoes trapped in amber and used it to recreate dinosaurs.
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! Games
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| {{gameabbrev1|RBY}}/{{gameabbrev1|RGBY}}<br>{{gameabbrev3|FRLG}}<br>{{gameabbrev7|PE}}
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| [[Cinnabar Lab]]
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| {{gameabbrev4|DPPt}}
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| [[Oreburgh Mining Museum]]
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| {{gameabbrev4|HGSS}}
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| [[Pewter Museum of Science]]
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| {{gameabbrev5|BWB2W2}}
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| [[Nacrene Gym|Nacrene Museum]]
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| {{gameabbrev6|XY}}
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| [[Ambrette Town]] Fossil Lab
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| {{gameabbrev6|ORAS}}
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| [[Devon Corporation]] in [[Rustboro City]]
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In the {{pkmn|anime}}, [[Gary Oak]] obtains an Old Amber and uses it to revive an {{p|Aerodactyl}} in ''[[SS015|Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl]]''.
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=====Generation I and III=====
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In the Generation I and III games, Old Amber is a [[Key Item]].
   
==Appearance==
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=====Generation IV onward=====
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From Generation IV onward, Old Amber is no longer a Key Item, and is a normal item. Therefore, multiples of them can be obtained, they can be [[held item|held]], and sent to other players via [[trade|trading]].
Image:Mine Old Amber 1.png|Old Amber in [[the Underground]]
 
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===Description===
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{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrevss|Stad}}|The fossilized resin of a tree from prehistoric trees.}}
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{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrev3|FRLG}}|A piece of amber that contains the genes of an ancient Pokémon. It is clear with a reddish tint.}}
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{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrev3|E}}|A stone containing the genes of an ancient Pokémon.}}
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{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrev4|DPPtHGSS}}<br>{{gameabbrev5|BWB2W2}}|A piece of amber that contains the genetic material of an ancient Pokémon. It is clear with a reddish tint.}}
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{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrev6|XYORAS}}<br>{{gameabbrev7|SMUSUMPE}}|A piece of amber that still contains the genetic material of an ancient Pokémon. It's clear with a tawny, reddish tint.}}
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===Acquisition===
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{{ItemAvailability/head‎|items}}
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| {{gameabbrev1|RBY}}/{{gameabbrev1|RGBY}}
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| [[Pewter Museum of Science]]
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| {{gameabbrev3|FRLG}}
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| [[Pewter Museum of Science]]
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| {{gameabbrev4|DPPt}}
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| [[The Underground]] (after obtaining the [[National Pokédex]])
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| {{gameabbrev4|HGSS}}
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| {{m|Rock Smash}} ([[Ruins of Alph]])
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| {{gameabbrev5|BW}}
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| [[Twist Mountain]] (after obtaining the [[National Pokédex]])
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| {{gameabbrev5|B2W2}}
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| [[Twist Mountain]]<br>[[Join Avenue]] {{DL|Join Avenue|Antique Shop}}s
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| {{gameabbrev6|XY}}
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| {{m|Rock Smash}} ([[Glittering Cave]])
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| {{gameabbrev6|ORAS}}
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| {{m|Rock Smash}} ([[Mirage spot]]s)
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| {{gameabbrev7|PE}}
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| [[Pewter Museum of Science]]
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| [[Cerulean Cave]]
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===Appearance===
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| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{key items color dark}}; background: #{{key items color light}}; width:100px; height:100px" | [[File:RG Old Amber.png|100x100px]]
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| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{items color dark}}; background: #{{items color light}}; width:200px; height:100px" | [[File:Mine Old Amber 1.png]][[File:Mine Old Amber 2.png]]
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| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{items color dark}}; background: #{{items color light}}; width:100px; height:100px" | [[File:Old Amber PE.png|100x100px]]
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| Artwork from<br>{{color2|000|Generation I}}
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| {{color2|000|The Underground|Underground}} sprites
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| Model from<br>{{color2|000|Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!}}
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==In the anime==
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[[File:Old Amber anime.png|thumb|250px|Old Amber in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
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In ''[[SS015|Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl!]]'', {{Gary}} revived an Old Amber into an {{p|Aerodactyl}}.
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==In the manga==
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[[File:Old Amber HIBAPC.png|150px|thumb|Old Amber in How I Became a Pokémon Card]]
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[[File:Old Amber Adventures.png|thumb|left|200px|Old Amber in Pokémon Adventures]]
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===In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga===
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The Old Amber appeared in ''[[PW27|Fossil + Pokémon = Aerodactyl!?]]'', where it was eventually revived in an Aerodactyl after [[Team Rocket]] broke into the lab.
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===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
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In ''[[PS023|Make Way for Magmar!]]'', {{adv|Red}} received an Old Amber from {{adv|Giovanni}} in [[Pewter City]]. Later, in ''[[PS026|Holy Moltres]]'', while following [[Blaine]]'s instructions, he revived the Old Amber into an [[Aero]]dactyl at the [[Cinnabar Lab|Pokémon Lab]] on [[Cinnabar Island]], making it one of his main team members.
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==In the TCG==
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Old Amber was introduced into the {{Trading Card Game}} in {{TCG|Majestic Dawn}}. Prior to its introduction, {{p|Aerodactyl}} must be evolved from the {{TCG|Mysterious Fossil}} card.
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Majestic Dawn|Old Amber|84}}|type=Trainer|enset=Majestic Dawn|enrarity=Common|ennum=84/100|jpset=Dawn Dash|jprarity=Uncommon|ensetlink2=Platinum: Arceus|enset2=Arceus|enrarity2=Uncommon|ennum2=89/99|jpset2=Advent of Arceus|jprarity2=Uncommon|jpnum2=083/090}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Dark Explorers|Old Amber Aerodactyl|97}}|type=Item|modified=Yes|enset=Dark Explorers|enrarity=Uncommon|ennum=97/108|jpset=Dark Rush|jprarity=U|jpnum=066/069}}
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{{cardlist/footer|Item}}
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==Trivia==
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*{{wp|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. In real life, however, amber cannot preserve DNA.
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* It is the only Pokémon Fossil that does not have an alternative choice to form a pair.
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* It is the only Pokémon Fossil that has appeared in [[Pokémon Adventures]].
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* The mosquito seen in the first generation artwork is a rare case of a [[Animals in the Pokémon world|real life animal]] in the Pokémon world.
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*While the Old Amber is the only fossil absent from [[Pokémon Sun and Moon|Pokémon Sun, Moon]], [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon]], {{p|Aerodactyl}} can still be obtained when received as a [[Gift Pokémon|gift]] at [[Seafolk Village]].
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==In other languages==
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{{langtable|color={{items color light}}|bordercolor={{items color}}
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|zh_yue=秘密琥珀 ''{{tt|Beimaht Fúpaak|Secret Amber}}''
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|zh_cmn=秘密琥珀 ''{{tt|Mìmì Hǔpò|Secret Amber}}''<br>神秘的琥珀 ''{{tt|Shénmì-de Hǔpò|Mysterious Amber}}'' {{tt|*|Mainland China}}
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|fr=Vieil Ambre
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|de=Altbernstein
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|it=Ambra Antica
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|ko=비밀의호박 ''Bimirui Hobak''
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|pt_br=Âmbar Velho (TCG, manga)<br>Âmbar Antigo (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
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|ru=Старый Янтарный ''Staryy Yantarnyy''
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|es=Ámbar Viejo
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|vi=Hổ phách bí mật
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}}
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Latest revision as of 20:21, 1 January 2019

Old Amber
ひみつのコハク
Secret Amber
Old Amber
Old Amber
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Introduced in Generation I
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The Old Amber (Japanese: ひみつのコハク Secret Amber) is a Fossil introduced in Generation I that can be regenerated into Aerodactyl.

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 core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RBY/RGBY
FRLGE
N/A N/A
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
N/A PokémonDollar.png500

Effect

Passive effect

If brought to the one of the following locations, Old Amber can be regenerated into an Aerodactyl.

Games Location
RBY/RGBY
FRLG
PE
Cinnabar Lab
DPPt Oreburgh Mining Museum
HGSS Pewter Museum of Science
BWB2W2 Nacrene Museum
XY Ambrette Town Fossil Lab
ORAS Devon Corporation in Rustboro City
Generation I and III

In the Generation I and III games, Old Amber is a Key Item.

Generation IV onward

From Generation IV onward, Old Amber is no longer a Key Item, and is a normal item. Therefore, multiples of them can be obtained, they can be held, and sent to other players via trading.

Description

Games Description
Stad The fossilized resin of a tree from prehistoric trees.
FRLG A piece of amber that contains the genes of an ancient Pokémon. It is clear with a reddish tint.
E A stone containing the genes of an ancient Pokémon.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A piece of amber that contains the genetic material of an ancient Pokémon. It is clear with a reddish tint.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
A piece of amber that still contains the genetic material of an ancient Pokémon. It's clear with a tawny, reddish tint.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RBY/RGBY Pewter Museum of Science
FRLG Pewter Museum of Science
DPPt The Underground (after obtaining the National Pokédex)
HGSS Rock Smash (Ruins of Alph)
BW Twist Mountain (after obtaining the National Pokédex)
B2W2 Twist Mountain
Join Avenue Antique Shops
XY Rock Smash (Glittering Cave)
ORAS Rock Smash (Mirage spots)
PE Pewter Museum of Science Cerulean Cave

Appearance

RG Old Amber.png Mine Old Amber 1.pngMine Old Amber 2.png Old Amber PE.png
Artwork from
Generation I
Underground sprites Model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

In the anime

Old Amber in the anime

In Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl!, Gary revived an Old Amber into an Aerodactyl.

In the manga

Old Amber in How I Became a Pokémon Card
Old Amber in Pokémon Adventures

In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga

The Old Amber appeared in Fossil + Pokémon = Aerodactyl!?, where it was eventually revived in an Aerodactyl after Team Rocket broke into the lab.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Make Way for Magmar!, Red received an Old Amber from Giovanni in Pewter City. Later, in Holy Moltres, while 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

Old Amber was introduced into the TCG in Majestic Dawn. Prior to its introduction, Aerodactyl must be evolved from the Mysterious Fossil card.

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.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Old Amber T Majestic Dawn Common 84/100 Dawn Dash Uncommon  
Arceus Uncommon 89/99 Advent of Arceus Uncommon 083/090
Old Amber Aerodactyl I Dark Explorers Uncommon 97/108 Dark Rush U 066/069
 

Trivia

  • 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. In real life, however, amber cannot preserve DNA.
  • It is the only Pokémon Fossil that does not have an alternative choice to form a pair.
  • It is the only Pokémon Fossil that has appeared in Pokémon Adventures.
  • The mosquito seen in the first generation artwork is a rare case of a real life animal in the Pokémon world.
  • While the Old Amber is the only fossil absent from Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Aerodactyl can still be obtained when received as a gift at Seafolk Village.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 秘密琥珀 Beimaht Fúpaak
Mandarin 秘密琥珀 Mìmì Hǔpò
神秘的琥珀 Shénmì-de Hǔpò *
France Flag.png French Vieil Ambre
Germany Flag.png German Altbernstein
Italy Flag.png Italian Ambra Antica
South Korea Flag.png Korean 비밀의호박 Bimirui Hobak
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Âmbar Velho (TCG, manga)
Âmbar Antigo (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Russia Flag.png Russian Старый Янтарный Staryy Yantarnyy
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ámbar Viejo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hổ phách bí mật


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