Old Amber

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The Old Amber is a fossil from the Generation I games, their Generation III remakes and the Generation IV games.

In the Generation I and III games it can be obtained in a back room of the Pewter Museum of Science. The HM for Cut is needed to get there, as a bush blocks it off. It is given to the 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 Aerodactyl.

In the Generation IV games it can be found by mining in the Underground after obtaining the National Dex. If brought to the Mining Museum in Oreburgh City, the Old Amber can be regenerated into an Aerodactyl.

The Old Amber is different than the other fossils, being a type of fossilized substance rather than a fossil named by its appearance. It is possibly inspired by Jurassic Park, in which genetic engineers extracted DNA from mosquitoes trapped in amber and used it to recreate dinosaurs.

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


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