Big Pearl

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Big Pearl
おおきなしんじゅ
Big Pearl
Bag Big Pearl Sprite.png
Big Pearl
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation II
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Fling
Power 30

The Big Pearl (Japanese: おおきなしんじゅ Big Pearl) is a valuable item introduced in Generation II.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
GSC
HGSS
$3500 $3750
RSEFRLG
DPPt
WB2W2
XYORAS
BDSP
N/A $3,750
B $38000 $3750
SMUSUMPE
SV
N/A $4,000
SwSh $8,000 $4,000

In the Generation V games, the Big Pearl can be sold to the ore maniac inside the Icirrus City Pokémon Center for $7500.

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the Big Pearl can be sold to the valuable item buyer in Stow-on-Side for $12,000.

Effect

The Big Pearl serves no practical purpose other than to be sold.

Description

Games Description
GSC A big, beautiful pearl. Sell high.
RSEColo.XD A lovely large pearl that would sell at a high price.
FRLG A quite-large pearl that sparkles in a pretty silver color. It can be sold at a high price.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A quite-large pearl that sparkles in a pretty silver color. It can be sold at a high price to shops.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
A rather large pearl that has a very nice silvery sheen. It can be sold to shops for a high price.
PE
SwShBDSP
A rather large pearl that has a very nice silvery sheen. It can be sold at a high price to shops.
SV A rather large pearl that has a nice silvery sheen to it. It can be sold at a high price to shops.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC Goldenrod Underground (bargain shop)Mo
Held by wild Shellder (2% chance)
RSE Routes 105E, 124 (underwater), 125E, 126 (underwater), and 133, Safari ZoneE, Shoal Cave
Quiz LadyE
Held by wild Gulpin (5% chance)
FRLG Seafoam Islands, Rocket Warehouse Hidden recurring item (Treasure Beach, Memorial Pillar, Trainer Tower)
Resort Gorgeous (possible reward from Selphy)
Held by wild Shellder (5% chance)FR
DPPt Routes 213, 220Pt, 223DP, 224, and 226, Oreburgh GatePt, Old ChateauPt, Canalave CityPt, Victory RoadDP Held by wild Shellder, wild Gulpin, and wild ClamperlDP (5% chance each)
HGSS Route 19, Union Cave, Cliff Edge Gate, Vermilion City, Seafoam Islands, Cerulean Cave Goldenrod Tunnel (bargain shop)Mo
Rock Smash (Cliff Cave)
Held by wild Shellder, wild GulpinSS, and wild Clamperl (5% chance each)
PW Beautiful Beach, Warm Beach, Quiet Cave
BW Routes 17 and 18, Striaton City, Driftveil City
Passerby Analytics HQ (complete "About seasons" survey)
Black City (Miho)B
Route 13 (treasure hunter)
Big Stadium and Small Court (defeat Socialite Emilia)
Held by wild Shellder, wild Cloyster, and wild Clamperl (5% chance each)
B2W2 Routes 8, 14, and 21, Relic Passage, Undella Town, Village Bridge, Striaton City
Passerby Analytics HQ (complete "About the future" survey)
Join Avenue (Antique Shop)
Route 13 (reappears occasionally)
Pokéstar Studios (possible gift after completing a movie)
Big Stadium and Small Court (defeat Socialite Emilia)
Held by wild Shellder, wild Cloyster, wild Swalot, and wild Clamperl (5% chance each)
DW* Sparkling Sea
XY Azure Bay Battle Chateau
Rock Smash (except Glittering Cave)
Held by wild ShellderY, wild CloysterY, and wild Clamperl (5% chance each)
ORAS Routes 105, 109, 124 (underwater), 125, 126 (underwater), 129, and 133, Safari Zone, Shoal Cave, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Battle Resort, Mirage Cave (north of Route 132), Mirage Island (west of Dewford Town) Mirage Islands
Route 124 (15% chance after a rematch with Sis & Bro Rita & Sam)
Rock Smash (except Mirage spots)
Secret Base ("Search for treasure" with Secret Pal)
Held by wild Clamperl (5% chance)
SMUSUM Route 8, Konikoni City, Exeggutor Island, Poni GauntletSM Hidden recurring item (Route 14, Kala'e Bay, Secluded ShoreSM/Ula'ula BeachUSUM, Poni WildsSM, Poni BeachUSUM)
Ambush encounters (Wimpod in Poni WildsSM, Poni Breaker Coast, Route 8, and Dividing Peak TunnelUSUM; Wailmer and Wailord in Poni WildsSM)
Fishing spots (Routes 7, 8, 9, 14, and 15, Seaward Cave, Kala'e Bay, Melemele Sea, Brooklet Hill, Akala Outskirts, Malie Garden, Secluded ShoreSM)
Festival Plaza (decline a four ★ offer, General Store)
Poké Pelago (Isle Aphun - Rare-Treasure Hunting, Interesting-Item Hunting)
Held by wild Shellder and wild ClamperlUSUM (5% chance each)
PE Seafoam Islands Pewter City (from a woman next to the Museum for watching over her Slowpoke, daily)
Hidden recurring item (Vermilion City, Pokémon Tower, Seafoam Islands, Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5–6), Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7–8))
Found by walking Pokémon (Routes 12 and 19, Seafoam Islands, Cerulean Cave)
SwSh Hidden recurring item (East Lake Axewell, West Lake Axewell, Axew's Eye, South Lake Miloch, Giant's Seat, North Lake Miloch, Bridge Field, Lake of Outrage)
Max Raid Battles (East Lake Axewell, West Lake Axewell, South Lake Miloch, North Lake Miloch, Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Cap, Lake of Outrage)
Held by wild Shellder and wild Cloyster (5% chance each)
Wild Area (100-Watt gifts from Fisher)
SwShIA Hidden recurring item (Fields of Honor, Loop Lagoon, Honeycalm Sea)
Max Raid Battles (Fields of Honor, Soothing Wetlands, Forest of Focus, Challenge Beach, Courageous Cavern, Loop Lagoon, Workout Sea, Stepping-Stone Sea, Insular Sea, Honeycalm Sea)
Cram-o-matic (Pearls in Slots #1, #3, and #4)
SwShCT Freezington Peddler
Hidden recurring item (Frigid Sea)
Max Raid Battles (Giant's Bed, Giant's Foot, Frigid Sea, Ballimere Lake)
BDSP Routes 213, 223, 224, and 226, Victory Road Held by wild Shellder and wild Clamperl (5% chance each)
SV Tera Raid Battles (3★, 4★, 5★, 6★)
Sparkling overworld items (East Province (Area One), East Province (Area Two), North Province (Area One), North Province (Area Three))
SVID Item Printer

Gallery

Artwork

Bag Big Pearl SV Sprite.png
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

In the spin-off games

A Big Pearl in Pokémon Masters EX

Pokémon Masters EX

In Pokémon Masters EX, a Big Pearl can be exchanged for 3,000 coins at the shop.

In the manga

A Big Pearl in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

A Big Pearl appeared in Crossing Crobat, where it was retrieved by Janine as a part of a test to check the security of the Goldenrod Museum.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 大珍珠 Daaih Jānjyū
Mandarin 大珍珠 Dà Zhēnzhū
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Velká perla
France Flag.png French Grande Perle
Germany Flag.png German Riesenperle
Italy Flag.png Italian Grande Perla
South Korea Flag.png Korean 큰진주 Keun Jinju
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pérola Grande
Spain Flag.png Spanish Perla Grande
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Ngọc Trai Lớn
Viên ngọc trai khổng lồ *


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