Old Amber

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The Old Amber (Japanese: ひみつのコハク Secret Amber) is a Fossil which can be regenerated into 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.

In the games

In the Generation I and III games, Old Amber is a key item obtained in a back room of the Pewter Museum of Science, from one of the scientists, who believes that it could be resurrected. Cut is required to access the room, as it is blocked by a cuttable tree. It is given to the player by one of the scientists working there. If brought to the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island, Old Amber can be regenerated into an Aerodactyl.

In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, it is no longer a key item, being demoted to simply an item. It can be found by mining in the Underground after obtaining the National Pokédex. If brought to the Oreburgh Mining Museum, Old Amber can be regenerated into an Aerodactyl.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Old Amber can be found randomly by smashing rocks at the Ruins of Alph. If brought to the Pewter Museum of Science, Old Amber can be regenerated into an Aerodactyl.

In Black and White and Black 2 and White 2, a Worker in the Ice Rock room of Twist Mountain hands out a random Fossil from previous generations, including Old Amber, once per day. If brought to the Nacrene Museum, Old Amber can be regenerated into an Aerodactyl.

Flavor text

Games Description
The fossilized resin of a tree from prehistoric trees.
E A stone containing the genes of an ancient Pokémon.
FRLG A piece of amber that contains the genes of an ancient Pokémon. It is clear with a reddish tint.
A piece of amber that contains the genetic material of an ancient Pokémon. It is clear with a reddish tint.

In the anime

Old Amber in the anime

In the anime, Gary Oak obtains an Old Amber and uses it to revive an Aerodactyl in Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl.

In the manga

Aerodactyl being revived from Old Amber in Blaine's lab

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

As in the games, in Pokémon Adventures, Red was able to revive an Aerodactyl from the Old Amber in the Pokémon Lab and added it to his team.

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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Old Amber T Majestic Dawn Common 84/100 Dawn Dash Uncommon  
Arceus Uncommon 89/99 Advent of Arceus Uncommon 083/090


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Underground Dream World



Old Amber is based on amber with a mosquito trapped inside, then the theory of bringing back lifeforms by extracting DNA from the blood still preserved inside the mosquito.

Name origin

Old Amber shares its name with the real life amber, which is fossilized tree resin commonly found with insects trapped inside of it and is often used for jewelry.

Pokémon Fossils
DomeHelixOld AmberRootClawSkullArmorCoverPlumeJawSail

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