A Pokémon Mart (Japanese: フレンドリィショップ Friendly Shop), commonly referred to as the Poké Mart, is a convenience store that sells supplies necessary for Pokémon training. All Poké Marts will sell standard adventure supplies (such as HP and status condition healing items and Poké Balls), but some stores will also sell special items that are often unique to the store (such as Net Balls in Blackthorn City and Quick Balls in Lavender Town). Much of the merchandise sold at Poké Marts is produced by either Silph Co. or the Devon Corporation. Poké Marts will also buy many items from customers, usually at half their normal sale price. Prior to Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Poké Marts had slogans: in the Generation I games and the Kanto-based Generation III games, it is "All your item needs fulfilled!"; in the Generation II games, it is "For All Your Pokémon Needs"; in the Hoenn-based Generation III games, it is "Selected items for your convenience!"; and in the Sinnoh-based Generation IV games, it is "Where Smiling Faces Gather."
Before Generation IV, each Poké Mart's stock was immutable, and stores further along in the player's journey would generally offer more advanced items. Since Generation IV, however, all Poké Marts will upgrade their standard stock when the player gains a new Badge (or completes a trial in Generation VII), so that all stores always sell the same standard items. Also since Generation IV, any Poké Mart that sells specialty items will sell those items at a second register, so that the first register always sells whatever standard adventure supplies are currently unlocked.
Almost all cities, both major and minor, have Poké Marts, the exception being some which have local medicine shops. Notably, the town players start at in each main game usually does not have a Poké Mart. Poké Marts do not seem to be as ubiquitous in the anime as they are in the games.
When the Mystery Gift function on a game cartridge is used, a delivery person may appear in Poké Marts with gifts for the player. The deliveryperson only appears when a Mystery Gift is received by the cartridge. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, another deliveryman will deliver a range of items from the player's Mom, such as Potions, Berries, and battle items like the Macho Brace, which she buys when the player's savings reach certain points.
As of Generation V, the Poké Mart is not its own separate store, but is instead located inside the Pokémon Center, to the right of the entrance. Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl are the only exceptions to this due to them being remakes.
In the core series
The first Poké Mart in the Generation I games can be found in Viridian City. When the player enters the Viridian City Poké Mart for the first time, the clerk will ask the player to deliver a package to Professor Oak in Pallet Town. Until the player does so, the store will not sell anything to the player, and the player will not be able to travel beyond the city due to an old man who blocks the way.
On Route 1, a man who works at the Poké Mart in Viridian City will give out a free sample of Potion to Trainers who chat with him.
The first Poké Mart is encountered in Cherrygrove City, where all basic items are available aside from Poké Balls, which they will not have in stock until after the player completes the errand to Mr. Pokémon's house, fights Silver, and returns to New Bark Town to report to Professor Elm.
Every Poké Mart in Generation II has a different appearance, each based on the style used in its hometown, making the most of the transition from the original Game Boy to the Game Boy Color.
In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, the Poké Mart is introduced by a salesman in Oldale Town, who directs the player to the local Poké Mart before giving the player a Potion as a gift. Like in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, there is no supply of Poké Balls, and they will not be in stock until after the player challenges their rival on Route 103 and visits Professor Birch for the second time.
In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, all situations are the same as in Generation I, with Poké Balls only becoming available in the Viridian City Poké Mart once Oak's Parcel has been delivered.
A new feature is introduced to Poké Marts in Generation III, the ability to answer surveys inside the Poké Mart. These surveys will allow the activation of Mystery Gift. To activate the Mystery Gift feature in the Generation III games, players need only to walk up to the clipboard found at any Poké Mart and enter a phrase. The clerk behind the counter will then inform them that the Mystery Gift feature has been activated, and it will be available on the main menu from that point on.
In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, the Poké Mart is introduced by the rival after taking their tour of Sandgem Town. Poké Marts expand their stock as the player wins Gym Badges. There are two cashiers in this generation: the one on the right sells standard adventure items and is the same in any town, while the one on the left sells goods unique to that location, such as specialty Poké Balls or mail. Unlike in other regions, Poké Balls are available immediately in Sandgem Town.
Whenever the player receives an item or event from a Nintendo event, a deliveryman in a green uniform will appear next to the counter to give the player the item.
In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, all Poké Marts are the same as in Generation II. The sales method, however, carries over from Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. In these games, if the player opted to have their Mom save some money, an item will occasionally be delivered by a deliveryman in red.
The lower cashier will always sell the same items regardless of which Poké Mart the player is in. The items for sale at any given time are based on the number of Gym Badges that the player has. These items are consistent between the Kanto, Johto, and Sinnoh regions.
In Pokémon Black and White, the Poké Mart has been combined with the Pokémon Center. Like Generation IV, there continue to be two salesmen. If the player receives a Mystery Gift, a man in a blue uniform will be in the Pokémon Center to give the gift to the player.
The upper cashier will always sell the same items regardless of which Poké Mart the player is in. The items for sale at any given time are based on the number of Gym Badges that the player has.
Concept art depicting the internal layout of a Pokémon Center from Pokémon X and Y
, the Poké Mart on top right
In Pokémon X and Y, the Poké Mart remains part of the Pokémon Center; in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Poké Mart is instead a separate building. Each Poké Mart contains one or two salesmen.
The leftXY/lowerORAS cashier (or the only cashier, in Poké Marts with only one) will always sell the same items regardless of which Poké Mart the player is in. The items for sale at any given time are based on the number of Gym Badges that the player has.
In Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, the Poké Mart is once again part of the Pokémon Center. Each Poké Mart contains one or two clerks. The Po Town Pokémon Center contains an area where a Poké Mart would be located, but it is abandoned.
Like in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Poké Marts in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! remain separated from Pokémon Centers, with the exception of the Indigo League.
In Alola, the left cashier will always sell the same items regardless of which Poké Mart the player is in. The items for sale at any given time are based on the trials the player has completed.
In Kanto, the Mart's stock is affected by how many badges the player has instead. Like in Generations I and III, Kanto Poké Marts typically have only one cashier.
In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the Poké Mart is a type of store found inside Pokémon Centers, train stations, and Stadiums. Pokémon Center Poké Marts contain one or two clerks, while all other Poké Marts only have a single clerk.
Like in Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Poké Marts are separate from the Pokémon Centers in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Locations of Poké Marts are the same as for those in Diamond and Pearl, however the Poké Marts now only have one clerk each.
||Behind the Pokémon Research Lab
|Meetup Spot (Wild Area)
||Inside the Wild Area Station
||Lower tier south, just west of the Wild Area entrance
||Upper tier south, inside the Motostoke Station
||Upper tier west, next to the Route 3 exit
||In the southeast
||In the southwest
||In the south, just north of the Wild Area entrance
||Inside the Hammerlocke Station, eastmost storefront
||Upper tier, northwest
||In the east, next to the Route 7 exit
||In the east, next to the Route 6 exit
||In the south, just north of the Glimwood Tangle
||In the southwest, just north of the Route 8
||In the west, next to the Route 9 exit
||At the south of the city, in front of the statue
|Fields of Honor (Isle of Armor)
||Inside the Armor Station
|Slippery Slope (Crown Tundra)
||Inside the Crown Tundra Station
||At the north of the city, next to the Wyndon Stadium
The Poké Mart's stock in Pokémon Sword and Shield is affected by the number of Badges the player has. For Poké Marts with two clerks, the left clerk has the common stock shared between all Poké Marts that varies based on the player's Badges, while the right clerk has stock exclusive to that location. In addition to the Badge-dependant stock, the player cannot purchase Poké Balls until they encounter Leon on Route 2, where he teaches the player to catch Pokémon if they have not already caught any.
Stock available in Poké Marts in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pearl are almost identical to those in the original games. However, Mail is no longer sold, and the Poké Ball variations previously sold by the left cashier are now sold by the one available cashier.
Other shops that sell items
A Department Store is the largest shop in a region, selling a variety of different items, including items that are not sold in a regular Poké Mart, such as TMs. Most regions have Department Stores, usually in the region's largest city. Department Stores have several levels, usually selling a different type of item on each level.
Cianwood City Pharmacy
- Main article: Cianwood City → Pharmacy
The Cianwood City Pharmacy is a small pharmacy located in Cianwood City, Johto. It is over 500 years old and it sells a variety of rare goods. The Cianwood City Pharmacy sells remedies exclusive to the town. Jasmine will ask the player to fetch her Ampharos some medicine from there. After giving Jasmine the medicine, players can return to the Pharmacy to find that Potions and Full Heals are in stock.
Just a Souvenir Shop
- Main article: Mahogany Town → Just a Souvenir Shop
Mahogany Town, as a result of its small population, does not have a Poké Mart. Instead, a small convenience store is run which stocks basic supplies for Pokémon Trainers. This shop is secretly a cover for a Team Rocket operation at the Lake of Rage; a secret basement is their base of operations. Once they have been defeated, the shop remains simply a shop.
Mt. Moon Square shop
- Main article: Mt. Moon Square → Shop
There is a shop in Mt. Moon Square that is only open from 10:00AM until 5:59PM.
Two Island Market stall
- Main article: Two Island → Market Stall
Two Island, rather than having a Poké Mart, has a market stall that sells special items. Similar to the Poké Marts in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, the variety of items increases with each advancement into the story. After beating the Kanto Elite Four, certain items originating in Johto and Hoenn are available. Notably, the stall is mentioned as selling Rage Candy Bars, though they are never in stock in-game.
Lavaridge Town Herb Shop
- Main article: Lavaridge Town → Herb Shop
In the southern part of the town, there is an Herb Shop that sells herbal medicine.
Celestic Town Shop
- Main article: Celestic Town → Shop
In Celestic Town, there is no Poké Mart, so an elderly couple runs a shop out of their house. A man standing in the shop gives away three pairs of glasses to the player depending on the time of day. He gives away Choice Specs in the morning, BlackGlasses during the day, and Wise Glasses at night.
Safari Zone Gate stalls
- Main article: Safari Zone Gate → Shops
There are two stalls at the Safari Zone Gate, one selling Poké Balls, the other vitamins.
Eterna City Herb Shop
- Main article: Eterna City → Herb Shop
In the far east near the Pokémon statue in Eterna City, there is a lady who sells herbal medicine.
Aquacorde Town shops
- Main article: Aquacorde Town → Shops
In Aquacorde Town, unlike in most other cities or towns with shopping opportunities, the purchasable items are scattered to specialized shops that sell only one type of product.
- Main article: Royal Avenue → Thrifty Megamart
In addition to the Poké Mart, Royal Avenue also has the Thrifty Megamart where the player can buy a few items at half price using a discount coupon.
Differences among generations
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Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
FireRed and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
In side series games
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In Pokémon Colosseum and XD, Poké Marts can be found in Phenac City, Pyrite Town, Agate Village, The Under, and Gateon Port. However, in Colosseum, none of these locations sell Poké Balls.
In Pokémon XD, Agate Village and Pyrite Town's Poké Marts sell Poké Balls and Great Balls, while Phenac City and Gateon Port's Poké Marts sell Poké Balls, Great Balls, and Ultra Balls.
- Main article: Outskirt Stand
The Outskirt Stand is the only non-Poké Mart shop in Orre, consisting of a lonely gasoline stand and diner located in the southeastern desert in the region. In Colosseum, this is the only place where Poké Balls are available, with most variations of Poké Ball from Generation III being sold here.
In spin-off games
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
- Main article: Kecleon Shop
The Kecleon Shop in Pokémon Square
In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games, there are no Poké Marts, as it takes place in an alternate world. Instead two Kecleon run their own shop based in Pokémon Square, Treasure Town, and local dungeons, but in Gates to Infinity in Paradise there is only one Kecleon. These shops have the same basic purpose as a Poké Mart, selling common items, as well as selling Wonder Orbs and other items that can be held in the player's Toolbox or Treasure Bag. The Kecleon shop is run by two Kecleon brothers. The younger sells items like food and toss items and the older sells Wonder Orbs and TMs.
Poké Mart icon in Pokémon Quest
In Pokémon Quest, the Poké Mart is a shop that sells decorations, box expansions, and downloadable content. Decorations and box expansions are purchased with PM Tickets. PM Tickets can be acquired as rewards for completing quests or purchasing premium content. The Poké Mart also offers 50 PM Tickets to the player every 22 hours as part of a Member Service. Each item of DLC comes with 100 PM Tickets.
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire
- Main article: Pokémon Mart (Pinball)
In Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire, the player is able to buy various bonuses with Coins at the Pokémon Mart. In the Ruby Field, the same building functions as the Pokémon Mart and Pokémon Center. In the Sapphire Field, there is a passage to the Mart between the Plusle Switch and Minun Switch.
In the anime
Poké Marts in the anime work the same as the ones in the games, where Ash and his friends buy items for their Pokémon, or sometimes Seals in Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl. What is different from the games is that some stores contain phones with which to call people, most commonly Professor Oak. In Pokémon the Series: Black & White, although Poké Marts are now part of the Pokémon Center in the games, it has been shown that Poké Marts still exist separately in the anime.
In Steamboat Willies!, Ash, Brock, and Dawn visited a store that was referred to as a Poké Mart in the dub, but was left unspecified whether it was one or not in the Japanese version.
In A Connoisseur's Revenge!, Ash, Iris, and Cilan visited a newly opened Poké Mart. A vendor tried to sell Iris a Dragon Gem, but she declined. The Mart also housed a Pokémon Connoisseur shop, where Trainers could get their Pokémon's friendship evaluated. It was at this Poké Mart where Ash and Iris first met Burgundy, the self-proclaimed rival of Cilan and a low-ranking Pokémon Connoisseur.
In When a House is Not a Home!, Ash and Goh visited the Vermilion City Poké Mart while trying to figure out who owned the Grookey they had found. The clerk allowed them to view the surveillance footage, from which they discovered that Grookey actually belonged to Team Rocket. The same Poké Mart reappeared in Mad About Blue!.
The interior of a Poké Mart
The Vermilion City Poké Mart
The interior of the Vermilion City Poké Mart
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