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
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
SM N/A PokémonDollar.png5,000


Manual activation

A Rare Candy raises the consuming Pokémon's level by one, up until level 100. It adds experience to a Pokémon until it levels up, and then stops, even if it just added a single experience point. Also, it revives the consuming Pokémon if it has fainted (the amount of HP remaining varies). It 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 where no more could be used.

Held item

The Rare Candy can be held, but has no effect as a held item.


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.


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Reason: Specific locations.
Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
Various locations
GSC Various locations Goldenrod Radio Tower (3 Blue Card points)C, Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS (999 watts)
RSE Various locations Pickup
FRLG Various locations Pickup
Colo. The Under, Snagem Hideout Pickup
XD Kaminko's House, Realgam Tower, Cipher Key Lair, Citadark Isle Pickup
DPPt Various locations Pickup, Pokémon Mansion (held by Liam and Celeste's Blissey)Pt
HGSS Various locations Pickup, Goldenrod Radio Tower (25 Blue Card points), Pokéathlon Dome (2000 Pts.)MoSa
PW Sinnoh Field, Sightseeing
BW Various locations Pickup, Big Stadium and Small Court (defeat Nursery Aide Leah), Battle Subway (48 BP), Anville Town (lost-and-found)
B2W2 Various locations, Join Avenue (Avenue rank reward) Pickup, Big Stadium and Small Court (defeat Nursery Aide Leah, Pokémon Breeder Owen, or Pokémon Breeder Brooke), Join Avenue (Raffle Shop), Black Tower/White Treehollow (Area 6-10 reward), Battle Subway/Pokémon World Tournament (48 BP), Anville Town (lost-and-found),
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 Ambrette Town, Couriway Town, Route 13, Route 14, Route 16, Route 17, Route 21, Parfum Palace, Lysandre Labs, Victory Road, Sycamore Pokémon Lab (for Poké Radar chain of 31 or more) Pickup, Route 18 (from Psychic Inver), Lumiose City South Boulevard Pokémon Center (500 PM), Battle Maison (48 BP)
ORAS Various locations Pickup, Mauville City (Inverse Battle Stop), Mauville City PokéMileage Center (500 PM), Battle Maison (48 BP)
PMC PokéMileage Shop (250 PM), Graffiti Eraser (all levels)
SM Pokémon Center Café, Brooklet Hill, Route 6, Aether Paradise, Aether House, Po Town, Poni Wilds, Vast Poni Canyon, Lush Jungle Pickup, Battle Royal Dome (48 BP), Festival Plaza (Lottery shops), Melemele Sea (regenerates)


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

The Rare Candy will be introduced to Pokémon GO with the introduction of Raid Battles.

Rare Candies can be used on a Pokémon in the player's collection, which turns it into one Candy for the Pokémon's evolutionary family.

Level 5 and higher players can obtain Rare Candies exclusively by winning Raid Battles.

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.
  • 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
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
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Doce Raro
Russia Flag.png Russian Редкая Конфета Redkaya Konfeta
Spain Flag.png Spanish Carameloraro

External links


  1. Game Informer interview

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