Old Sea Map

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Old Sea Map
Old Sea Chart
Old Sea Map
Old Sea Map
Artwork from Pokémon Emerald
Introduced in Generation III
Generation III Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items

The Old Sea Map (Japanese: ふるびたかいず Old Sea Chart) is an event-exclusive Key Item needed to access Faraway Island, a location at which Mew can be encountered and caught. The only game it has appeared in is Pokémon Emerald.

In the core series games


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When the player has the Old Sea Map and goes to the S.S. Tidal port in Lilycove City and the player interacts with the woman standing in front of the boat, the Faraway Island event will activate. She proceeds to fetch the captain, who initially claims it's impossible to take the player to the area denoted on the chart, but Mr. Briney scolds him for turning the player away and volunteers to take the player to Faraway Island, even though it is a long way from Hoenn.

After the boat ride, the player enters Faraway Island, a small island with a thick patch of forest. Deep within this forest, the player notices Mew, who flees playfully. After a short game of hide and seek, the player is able to pin Mew in a corner and engage it in battle.


Games Description
E A faded sea chart that shows the way to a certain island.


Main article: List of other event distributions in Generation III → Old Sea Map

The Old Sea Map was only released officially in Japan and Taiwan and was distributed during Pokémon Festa 2005 and at the PokéPark theme park. Like the GS Ball, this event item never reached international players without the use of cheating.

In the manga

Old Sea Map in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Old Sea Map was one of the items Ultima took from the Trainer Tower in Bested by Banette. She had been looking for it in order to help her old friend, Mr. Briney, find a way to Faraway Island. When Ultima called Briney about her find, however, she was shocked to learn that the old sailor had managed to find the island without the map.


  • The Old Sea Map and the related event were both created by Shigeki Morimoto, Mew's original designer.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 古航海圖 / 古航海图 Gǔ Hánghǎitú
陈旧航海图 Chénjiù Hánghǎitú *
France Flag.png French Vieille Carte
Germany Flag.png German Alte Karte
Italy Flag.png Italian Mappa Stinta
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mapa Viejo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tấm hải đồ cũ

See also

Event exclusives
BerriesEgg TicketEon TicketMysticTicketAuroraTicketOld Sea MapPokétch Apps
Secret KeyMember CardOak's LetterAzure FluteEnigma StoneLiberty PassDiscount Coupon
Dynamax Crystal

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