Member Card

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Member Card
Member's Card
Bag Member Card Sprite.pngBag Member Card BDSP Sprite.png
Member Card
Artwork from Platinum
Introduced in Generation IV
Generation IV Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation V Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VI Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VIII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items (BDSP)

The Member Card (Japanese: メンバーズカード Member's Card) is an event-exclusive Key Item available in Pokémon Platinum, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl.

In Pokémon Platinum, it was the second of the four event items in the Sinnoh-based games, preceded in its distribution by the Secret Key, and followed by Oak's Letter and the then-unreleased Azure Flute.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price


Passive effect

The Member Card grants the player access to the Harbor Inn in Canalave City. Shortly after, the player will meet a strange old man, have a nightmare, and travel to Newmoon Island, where Darkrai can be obtained. If Darkrai is obtained, a booming voice will talk to the player and the player will wake up from their nightmare with Darkrai either in their party or in the PC. The player can rebattle Darkrai again, if fled from or fainted.

Before the player may enter the Harbor Inn using the Member Card, the player must first meet Cresselia, obtain the Lunar Wing, and use it to dispel the nightmares Darkrai inflicts on Eldritch's son.


Games Description
A card needed for entering the inn in Canalave City. Oddly, the last date marked on it was 50 years ago.


Distribution in Pokémon Platinum

Game Version Duration
Wi-Fi Specific Locations
Japanese Dec. 1, 2008 to Jan. 15, 2009 -
North American Aug. 3 to Sept. 13, 2009
PAL Aug. 3 to Sept. 13, 2009
Korean - Nov. 21 to Dec. 27, 2009

Wonder Card
*ふしぎなカード 491MS3.png
メンバ-ズカ-ド プレゼント
フレンドリィショップで うけとったら
かならず レポートを かこう!
ダ-クライにであう ほうほうは
かくにん してね!

Wonder Card 491MS3.png
The Member Card!
For more info on how to get DARKRAI,
visit the official Pokémon website.
Be sure to save your game after you
pick up the Member Card at a
Poké Mart.

*Carte Miracle 491MS3.png
La Carte Membre!
Rendez-vous sur le site Pokémon
officiel pour savoir comment obtenir
DARKRAI. Allez tout d'abord récupérer
la Carte Membre dans une Boutique
Pokémon, puis pensez à sauvegarder.

*Wunderkarte 491MS3.png
Eine Mitgliedskarte für dich!
Die offizielle Pokémon-Webseite verrät
dir, wie du dir DARKRAI holen kannst.
Vergiss nicht, deinen Spielstand zu
sichern, wenn du die Mitgl.Karte im
Pokémon-Supermarkt abgeholt hast.

*Scheda Segreta 491MS3.png
Ecco la Scheda Soci!
Visita il sito ufficiale Pokémon per
ulteriori informazioni su come
ottenere DARKRAI. Ricorda di salvare
il gioco dopo aver ritirato la Scheda
Soci in un Pokémon-Market.

*Tarj. misteriosta 491MS3.png
¡El Carné Socio!
Para saber cómo conseguir a DARKRAI,
visita la página oficial de Pokémon.
Asegúrate de guardar la partida cuando
recojas el Carné Socio en la
Tienda Pokémon.

*이상한 카드 491MS3.png
멤버스카드 선물
프렌들리숍에서 받으면 반드시 리포트를
작성하세요! 환상의 포켓몬
다크라이를 만나러 가는 자세한 방법은
포켓몬 공식 사이트를 확인해 주세요!

Distribution in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Game Version Duration
Worldwide April 1 to April 30, 2022

Wonder Card

Member Card Gift
Here's what you got:
Member Card ×1


  • In the Member Card's description, it says that the last date marked on it was 50 years ago. On the official artwork, it is labeled "1958.12.1", exactly 50 years before the first Japanese distribution.
  • When receiving this item from the deliveryman in a Poké Mart, it is referred to as the "Member's Card".

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 會員卡 Wúiyùhn Kāat
Mandarin 會員卡 / 会员卡 Huìyuán Kǎ
France Flag.png French Carte Membre
Germany Flag.png German MitgliedskarteGen. VII onward
Mitgl.KarteGen. IV-VI
Italy Flag.png Italian Scheda Soci
South Korea Flag.png Korean 멤버스카드 Member's Card
Spain Flag.png Spanish Carné Socio

See also

Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

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Pikachu in a capSpiky-eared PichuVictiniGenesect
Ash-GreninjaVivillon (Poké Ball Pattern)DiancieHoopa
Walking WakeIron LeavesPecharunt
Happy HourCelebrateHold HandsHold Back
Bluesky MailMirage MailEgg TicketEon TicketMysticTicket
AuroraTicketOld Sea MapBrick MailMember CardOak's Letter
Enigma StoneLiberty PassDiscount CouponDynamax Crystal
Mythical Pecha Berry
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C-Gear Skins

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