Red Shard

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Red Shard
Red Shard
Red Shard
Red Shard
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation III
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Power 30

The Red Shard (Japanese: あかいかけら Red Shard) is a type of item introduced in Generation III. It is one of the Shards.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A PokémonDollar.png100
B PokémonDollar.png3000 PokémonDollar.png100
N/A PokémonDollar.png100
SMUSUM N/A PokémonDollar.png500

In the Generation V games, the Red Shard can be sold to the ore maniac inside the Icirrus City Pokémon Center for PokémonDollar.png200.


In Hoenn, exchange one with the Treasure Hunter on Route 124 for a Fire Stone.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, exchange ten with the shard collector on Route 212 for TM11 (Sunny Day).

In Pokémon Platinum, exchange 2, 4, 6, or 8 with Move Tutors to teach Pokémon moves.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, exchange one with the Juggler in Violet City for a Cheri, Leppa, and Pecha Berry. Exchange one with the Juggler in Fuchsia City for a Persim, Razz, and Pomeg Berry.

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, exchange 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 with the Driftveil City Move Tutor to teach Pokémon moves.

In Alola, exchange 30 with the old man who appears in the Festival Plaza castle post-game for a Bottle Cap.


Games Description
RSE A shard from an ancient item. Can be sold cheaply.
FRLG A small red shard. It appears to be from some sort of a tool made long ago.
Colo.XD An item brought over from a faraway place.
A small red shard. It appears to be from some sort of implement made long ago.
A small red shard. It appears to be a fragment of some sort of implement made long ago.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RSE Routes 124 and 127 (underwater) Held by wild Corsola (5% chance)
FRLG Trade
DPPt Routes 210Pt, 213DP, and 214Pt, Wayward CavePt, Mt. CoronetPt, Great MarshPt, Fuego IronworksPt, Iron IslandPt, Survival AreaPt The Underground
Great Marsh (randomly given when entering)Pt
Fuego Ironworks (trade for Star Piece with Mr. Fuego)Pt
HGSS Rock Smash
PW Rugged Road, Volcano Path, Scary Cave, Night Sky's Edge
BW Black CityB/White ForestW (Doug)
B2W2 Routes 4, 13, and 22, Desert Resort, Nimbasa City, Relic Passage, Mistralton CaveW2, Reversal MountainW2, Victory Road, Twist Mountain, Dragonspiral Tower, Clay Tunnel Dust clouds (Relic Passage, Reversal Mountain)
Join Avenue (Antique Shop)
Big Stadium and Small Court (defeat Hiker Russel)
Pokémon World Tournament (randomly given after losing a tournament)
Hidden Grottoes
Pokémon Dream Radar (from start of game)
DW Icy Cave
XY Trade
ORAS Routes 124 and 127 (underwater), Mirage Mountain (northeast of Route 125) Mirage Caves
SMUSUM Poké Pelago (Isle Aphun - Odd-Shard Hunting, Interesting-Item Hunting)


This is the appearance of the Red Shard in the Sinnoh Underground.

Mine Red Shard.png
Red Shard

In the anime

Red Shards in the anime
Shards in the anime

Red Shards made a cameo in Team Rocket's fantasy in The Grass Menagerie!.

Ash found one of each shard in Treasure Hunt, Akala Style! during a Stoutland Search treasure hunt set up for him and his classmates by Olivia.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 紅色碎片 Hùhngsīk Seuipín
Mandarin 紅色碎片 / 红色碎片 Hóngsè Suìpiàn
Denmark Flag.png Danish Rødt skå
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Rode scherf
Finland Flag.png Finnish Punainen siru
France Flag.png French Tesson Rouge
Germany Flag.png German Purpurstück
Israel Flag.png Hebrew רסיס אדום Resis Adom
Italy Flag.png Italian Coccio Rosso
South Korea Flag.png Korean 빨강조각 Ppalgang Jogak
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Red Shard
Poland Flag.png Polish Czerwony Odłamek
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Caco Vermelho
Spain Flag.png Spanish Parte Roja
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Röd skärva

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