Rare Candy

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Rare Candy
Mystery Candy
Rare Candy
Rare Candy
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation I
Generation I Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation II Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation III Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation IV Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation V Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VI Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VII Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine (Candy JarPE)
Generation VIII Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items
Power 30

Rare Candy (Japanese: ふしぎなアメ Mystery Candy) is a type of medicine introduced in Generation I.

In the games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A PokémonDollar.png2400
N/A PokémonDollar.png5,000

In the Generation V games, the Rare Candy can be sold to the gourmet maniac on Route 5 for PokémonDollar.png10000.


When used from the Bag on a Pokémon, it increases that Pokémon's level by one, up to level 100. After leveling up, it will have the minimum required experience for its current level. If used on a fainted Pokémon, it will be revived. When Rare Candy is used to revive and level up a Pokémon, it will have either 2 HP remaining or its remaining HP will equal to the amount its maximum HP increased, except Shedinja which will always be revived with its maximum 1 HP.

The Rare Candy is consumed upon use and cannot be used in battle.

In Generations I and II, Pokémon above level 100 could level up using Rare Candies until level 255, after which another Rare Candy would revert it to level 0 (Rare Candies cannot be used on level 0 Pokémon).

Generation III onward

The Rare Candy also increases the Pokémon's friendship a little.

Generation VIII

If a Rare Candy is used on a Level 100 Pokémon that evolves by leveling up and currently meets its evolution requirements, it will evolve (without gaining a level). (This applies to all Pokémon that evolve by leveling up, not just Pokémon that evolve at or above a certain level.)


Games Description
Stad Raises the level of the selected Pokémon by one.
GSC Raises level of a Pokémon by one.
RSE Raises the level of a Pokémon by one.
FRLG A candy that is packed with energy. It raises the level of a Pokémon by one.
Colo.XD Raises the level of a Pokémon by one.
A candy that is packed with energy. It raises the level of a single Pokémon by one.
A candy that is packed with energy. When consumed, it will instantly raise the level of a single Pokémon by one.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
Route 17, Mt. Moon, Cerulean City, S.S. Anne, Power Plant, Rocket Hideout, Silph Co., Pokémon Tower, Fuchsia City, Pokémon Mansion, Victory Road, Cerulean Cave
GSC Routes 27, 28, and 34, Violet City, Tin Tower, Glitter Lighthouse, Whirl Islands, Mt. Mortar, Lake of Rage, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island Goldenrod Radio Tower (3 Blue Card points)C, Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS (999 watts)
RSE Routes 108, 110, 111, 114, 119, 120, 123, 127E, and 132, Petalburg City, Granite Cave, Trick House (First Puzzle), Safari ZoneE, Mt. Pyre, Shoal Cave, Magma HideoutE
Quiz LadyE
FRLG Routes 6, 9, 12, and 17, Mt. Moon, Cerulean City, Rocket Hideout, Silph Co., Pokémon Tower, Fuchsia City, Pokémon Mansion, Victory Road, Cape Brink, Lost Cave Resort Gorgeous (reward from Selphy)
Colo. The Under, Snagem Hideout Pickup
XD Kaminko's House, Cipher Key Lair, Citadark Isle (×3), Realgam Tower (Battle CD 22, 40, and 41 completion prizes) Pickup
DPPt Routes 207, 210, 212, 214, 217Pt, 218, 223Pt, 224, 225, 226Pt, 228, and 230, Old ChateauPt, Wayward Cave, Floaroma MeadowPt, Mt. Coronet, Solaceon Ruins, Veilstone CityPt, Team Galactic HQ, Valor LakefrontDP, Great Marsh, Snowpoint CityPt, Victory Road, Survival AreaPt, Stark Mountain Battle ParkDP/Battle FrontierPt (48 BP)
Pokémon Mansion (held by Rich Boy Liam and Lady Celeste's Blissey)Pt
HGSS Routes 27, 28, and 34, Violet City, Ruins of Alph, Pokéathlon Dome, Ecruteak City, Bell Tower, Olivine City, Glitter Lighthouse, Whirl Islands, Mt. Mortar, Lake of Rage, Victory Road, Indigo Plateau, Frontier Access, Vermilion City, Seafoam Islands, Cinnabar Island, Cerulean Cave, Mt. Silver Goldenrod Radio Tower (25 Blue Card points), Battle Frontier (48 BP), Pokéathlon Dome (2000 Pts.)MoSa
PW Sinnoh Field, Sightseeing
BW Routes 2, 3, 13, and 16, Pinwheel Forest, Passerby Analytics HQ, Desert Resort, Anville Town, Lostlorn Forest, Mistralton Cave, Chargestone Cave, Twist Mountain, Icirrus City, Victory Road, N's Castle, Challenger's Cave, Village Bridge, Abundant Shrine Battle Subway (48 BP), Anville Town (lost-and-found)
Royal UnovaSu, Big Stadium and Small Court (defeat Nursery Aide Leah)
B2W2 Routes 3, 8, 12, 18, 20Autumn, 22, and 23, Virbank City, Castelia City, Passerby Analytics HQ, Anville Town, Lostlorn Forest, Relic Passage, Abundant Shrine, Strange House, Village Bridge, Seaside Cave, Victory Road, Moor of IcirrusSpringSummerAutumn, Dreamyard, Pinwheel Forest, Twist Mountain
Join Avenue (Avenue rank reward)
Join Avenue (Raffle Shop)
Nimbasa City (held by certain Pokémon traded from Curtis/Yancy)
Battle Subway/PWT (24 BP), Anville Town (lost-and-found)
Black Tower/White Treehollow (Area 6-10 reward)
Big Stadium and Small Court (defeat Nursery Aide Leah, Pokémon Breeder Owen, or Pokémon Breeder Brooke)
Hidden Grottoes, Pickup
Pokémon Dream Radar (regular areas after catching Landorus, Simulator α, Simulator β, Simulator γ)
DW Spooky Manor, Rugged Mountain, Icy Cave, Dream Park, Pokémon Café Forest
XY Routes 13, 14, 16, 17, and 21, Parfum Palace, Ambrette Town, Lysandre Labs, Couriway Town, Victory Road
Any hotel (held by in-game trade Eevee)
Sycamore Pokémon Lab (for a Poké Radar chain of 31 or more)
Loto-ID Center (4 digits)
Lumiose City South Boulevard Pokémon Center (500 PM), Battle Maison (48 BP)
Route 18 (from Psychic Inver)
ORAS Routes 108, 110, 111, 114, 119, 120, 123, 127, and 132, Petalburg City, Granite Cave, Safari Zone, Mt. Pyre, Shoal Cave, Mirage Cave (southeast of Route 129), Mirage Island (south of Route 132), Mirage Mountain (east of Route 125) Lilycove Department Store Pokémon Lottery Corner (4 digits)
Mauville City PokéMileage Center (500 PM), Battle Maison (48 BP)
Mauville City (Inverse Battle Stop)
Route 117 (1% chance after rematch with Pokémon Breeder Lydia or Isaac)
Secret Base ("Pick something up" with Secret Pal)
PMC PokéMileage Shop (250 PM - 20 Medals or more), Graffiti Eraser (all levels)
SMUSUM Route 6, Heahea City, Brooklet Hill, Royal Avenue, Lush Jungle, Aether Paradise, Mount Hokulani, Aether House, Po Town, Poni Wilds, Vast Poni Canyon, Team Rocket's CastleUSUM
Pokémon Center Café
Loto-ID Center (4 digits)
Big Wave BeachUSUM, Ula'ula BeachUSUM, Heahea BeachUSUM, Battle Royal Dome (48 BP)
Battle Tree (win streak of 20)
Battle AgencyUSUM
Festival Plaza (Lottery shop: Big Dreams second prize)
Melemele Sea (regenerates)
PE Route 17, Cerulean City, Celadon City, Mt. Moon, Pokémon Tower, Team Rocket Hideout, Silph Co., Power Plant, Seafoam Islands, Pokémon Mansion, Cerulean Cave Route 6
Catching Pokémon, Poké Ball Plus
SwSh Routes 2, 4, and 6, Wedgehurst, Hammerlocke Battle Café


In spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, Joy Seeds are the equivalent of Rare Candy.

Pokémon GO

Rare Candy in Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Rare Candy can turn into Candy for any Pokémon. The player can use Rare Candy on a Pokémon from their collection, then choose a number of Rare Candies to be turned into Candy for that Pokémon's evolutionary family.

Rare Candy was introduced to Pokémon GO on June 22, 2017.


Games Description
GO A mysterious candy. When used on a Pokémon, it turns into the Pokémon's Candy.


Rare Candies can be obtained via the following:

In the anime

Rare Candy in the anime

Rare Candy appeared in Caterpie's Big Dilemma. However, unlike in the games, where Rare Candy levels up a Pokémon, in the episode it actually makes the Pokémon larger (and in some cases uncontrollable) due to the fact that this was a specially modified and experimental version of it. Brock said that the original would merely "enhance a Pokémon's abilities". Also, due to a dubbing error, the Rare Candy was referred by a direct translation of its Japanese name, Mystery Candy.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Innocent Scientist, Blake revealed that he had given his Dewott a Rare Candy and Resist Wing before heading to battle Genesect, boosting its defenses just enough for it to be able to survive an Electric-type Techno Blast.

In the TCG

Rare Candy
Main article: Rare Candy (EX Sandstorm 88)

The Rare Candy was introduced as a Trainer card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English EX Series (the Japanese ADV Era) in the EX Sandstorm. Rare Candy was later reclassified in Japanese as an Item card during the LEGEND Era, and was reclassified in English in the Black & White Series (due to the classification not existing until then). It has been reprinted in the English HeartGold & SoulSilver Series (the Japanese LEGEND Era), the English Black & White Series (the Japanese BW Era), the English XY Series (the Japanese XY Era), and the English Sun & Moon Series (the Japanese Sun & Moon Era).

Prior to Undaunted, this card allowed the player to evolve a Basic Pokémon directly into a Stage 1 or Stage 2 Pokémon from their hand. From Undaunted onward, this card has the same effect as Pokémon Breeder from the Base Set, allowing the player to evolve a Basic Pokémon into a Stage 2 Pokémon from their hand.


  • The item duplication glitch is sometimes called the Rare Candy glitch due to the desirability of Rare Candies.
  • According to an interview with Junichi Masuda, humans can consume Rare Candies, but they may not like them as this is the equivalent of eating dog food in the real world.[1]

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 神奇糖果 Sàhnkèih Tòhnggwó
Mandarin 神奇糖果 Shénqí Tángguǒ
Denmark Flag.png Danish Sjælden slik*
France Flag.png French Super Bonbon
Germany Flag.png German Sonderbonbon
Italy Flag.png Italian Caramella rara
South Korea Flag.png Korean 이상한사탕 Isanghan Satang
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Doce Raro
Russia Flag.png Russian Редкая Конфета Redkaya Konfeta
Spain Flag.png Spanish Caramelo Raro*
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Sällsynt godis*
Thailand Flag.png Thai ลูกอมประหลาด Mysterious Candy
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Kẹo Thần Kì


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