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This article is about the Key Item named Bicycle. For the bicycle models available in the Hoenn games, see Mach Bike and Acro Bike. For the bicycle model available in the Galar games, see Rotom Bike.
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Art of Red on a bike from Generation I
Introduced in Generation I
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A Bicycle (Japanese: じてんしゃ Bicycle) is a Key Item obtained in the games to facilitate faster movement. They are usually obtained from Bicycle Shops.

In the core series games


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The Bicycle allows for faster traveling than walking, running, or skating. It also allows the player to pass the Cycling Roads on Route 16 to 18 in Kanto and Route 206 in Sinnoh.

The Bicycle cannot be ridden inside of buildings or if the player is accompanied by a person. In Pokémon Yellow and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the walking Pokémon returns to its Poké Ball while the player is cycling. Prior to Generation V, bikes cannot be ridden in snow.

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald and their remade counterparts, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the player has a choice of two bike models, the Mach Bike and the Acro Bike. Both bicycles have different properties that allow the player to reach places they otherwise could not, but they typically cannot have both at the same time. They can switch models at Rydel's Cycles.

In Generation VII, several Ride Pokémon take over the role of transporting the player across the land at higher speeds, such as Tauros Charge.

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum only

The player can switch between third and fourth gears by pressing the B button, which function similarly to the Acro Bike and Mach Bike, respectively. Fourth gear is faster than third gear and allows the player to ride up muddy slopes and jump further from bike ramps. Third gear can jump bike ramps, but does not jump as far. In Diamond and Pearl only, bikes cannot be ridden in gates.

In Pokémon X and Y

The player can move in any direction using the Nintendo 3DS's Circle Pad. The player has a choice between a green and yellow Bicycle when they obtain it. They cannot switch bikes once they pick one, but both Bicycles are functionally identical.


Games Description
Stad Lets you travel twice as fast as walking.
GSC A collapsible bike for fast movement.
FRLG A folding bicycle that allows faster movement than the Running Shoes.
E A folding bicycle that is faster than the Running Shoes.
A folding Bicycle that enables much faster movement than the Running Shoes.
XY A folding Bicycle that enables a rider to get around much faster than a pair of Running Shoes will allow.
A folding Bike that enables a rider to get around much faster than with Running Shoes.
SwSh A folding bike that enables a rider to get around much faster than with Running Shoes.


Games Method
RBY/RGBY Bike Shop (from the owner in exchange for the Bike Voucher)
GSC Goldenrod City Bike Shop (from the owner)
FRLG Bike Shop (from the owner in exchange for the Bike Voucher)
DPPt Rad Rickshaw's Cycle Shop (from Rad Rickshaw after saving him from Team Galactic)
HGSS Goldenrod City Bike Shop (from the owner)
BW Nimbasa City (from the Day-Care Man after defeating the Team Plasma Grunts)
B2W2 Castelia City (from a Harlequin near Prime Pier)
XY Cyllage City Bicycle Shop (from the owner; choice between green and yellow)


RG Bicycle.png Bicycle Key Bicycle Sprite.png Bicycle Green Bicycle Yellow Bicycle green XY.png Bicycle yellow XY.png
Art from
Generation I
Bag sprite from
Generations III, IV, and V
Key Item sprite from
Generation V
Bag sprite from
X and Y
Models from
X and Y

In the anime

In the main series

Dawn's bike before it was destroyed
Ash, Dawn, and Brock riding rented bikes

Bicycles are rarely seen in the anime, since Ash and his friends are usually seen walking for their journeys. The only time bicycles are used is when it is necessary to use them, such as on Cycling Roads, or for a faster way to get somewhere.

The first bicycle to appear was Misty's bicycle in Pokémon - I Choose You!. It was "borrowed" by Ash in order to escape from a flock of Spearow. The bike was then unintentionally destroyed when Ash's Pikachu released a Thunder Shock at the Spearow. Misty later re-obtained her bike from Nurse Joy in Viridian City in Gotta Catch Ya Later.

The act of Pikachu destroying a female companion's bike became a running gag in the two following series of the anime: May's bicycle was destroyed in Get the Show on the Road! and Dawn's in Two Degrees of Separation.

Bicycles can be rented for use on Cycling Roads, as seen in The Bridge Bike Gang and One Big Happiny Family!. Some characters do own bicycles, but are rarely seen using them. For example, Professor Oak used a bicycle in The Power Of One to get to Delia's house.

Barry was shown to have a bike in Gotta Get a Gible!. He said he got it in Eterna City as part of a free bicycle distribution event. The bike was eventually devoured by a wild Gible.

In The Bridge Bike Gang, Chopper's bike bears a resemblance to Zapdos.

Mallow's bike appeared in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!.

In Pokémon Origins

Red's bicycle in Pokémon Origins

Red commonly used a bicycle to move around in Pokémon Origins. He was seen obtaining it at the beginning of File 2: Cubone, getting it in return for a Bike Voucher he had obtained from the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman.

In the manga

A Bicycle in Pokémon Zensho

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

In Play Misty For Me, it was revealed that Misty's Bicycle, which, like in the anime, had been accidentally destroyed by Ash's Pikachu, was custom-built and worth PokémonDollar.png10,000.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Professor Oak used a bicycle to pursue the Pokémon that escaped from his Laboratory in Bulbasaur Come Home!.

Red participated in a cycling competition along Routes 11 and 12 in Wake Up—You're Snorlax!, using a bicycle received in exchange for a coupon he had gotten from the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Gold competed with Whitney in a bike race from Goldenrod City to the National Park in Smeargle Smudge and How Do You Do, Sudowoodo?. Gold, however, altered his Bicycle into a push scooter.

Diamond & Pearl chapter

Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum received Bicycles from Rad Rickshaw as a sign of gratitude after his rescue from Team Galactic in Ring Around the Roserade II. The trio would later use their new Bicycles to travel through the Cycling Road.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

A Bicycle was seen inside the Miracle Cycle shop in Cerulean City.

In the Pokémon Newspaper Strip

In the Strip 14, Delia mentioned that Ash has a bicycle.

In the TCG

Main article: Bicycle (Plasma Storm 117)

The Bicycle was introduced as an Item card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Black & White Series (the Japanese BW Era). First released in the Cold Flare expansion, the Bicycle later debuted in the Plasma Storm expansion with both prints featuring an illustration by Toyste Beach. With the same effect as Mail from Bill from the Neo Destiny expansion, this Trainer card allows the player to draw cards until they have 4 cards in their hand.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 自行車Jihhàhngchē
腳踏車 Geukdaahpchē
Mandarin 自行車 / 自行车 Zìxíngchē
腳踏車 / 脚踏车 Jiǎotàchē
Denmark Flag.png Danish Cykel
Finland Flag.png Finnish Polkupyörä
France Flag.png French Bicyclette
Germany Flag.png German Fahrrad
Italy Flag.png Italian Bicicletta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 자전거 Jajeon-geo
Poland Flag.png Polish Rower
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Bicicleta
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Bicicleta*
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bici
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Cykel
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Xe đạp

See also

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