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Rage Candy Bar
The Rage Candy Bar (Japanese: いかりまんじゅう Rage Manjū), formatted as RageCandyBar as an item prior to Generation VI, is a type of medicine introduced in the Generation II games. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, it is a Key Item. It is a local specialty of Mahogany Town.
In the core series games
In the Generation V games, the RageCandyBar can be sold to the gourmet maniac on Route 5 for 6000.
When used from the Bag on a Pokémon, it heals the Pokémon by 20 HP, identical in behavior to a Potion.
In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, it may be exchanged for TM64 (Explosion) with an NPC on the Underground Path between Routes 5 and 6.
Generations V and VI
When used from the Bag on a Pokémon, it heals the Pokémon by 20 HP.
In Pokémon Black and White, if the player uses a RageCandyBar on one of the Darmanitan statues in the Desert Resort, the RageCandyBar is consumed and will prompt a battle with the awakened Darmanitan. Each Darmanitan will be at level 35 and have their Hidden Ability, Zen Mode.
Generation VII onward
When used from the Bag on a Pokémon, it cures a Pokémon of all non-volatile status conditions (poison, paralysis, sleep, burn, freeze) and confusion.
In the anime
Rage Candy Bars appeared in An Egg Scramble!, where they were one of the items being sold by Khoury at the Johto Festival. Some of them were also seen amongst the food stolen by Team Rocket.
In the manga
HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter
In Out-Odding Oddish, while on his way to the Pokéathlon Dome, Gold was seen eating some Rage Candy Bars that he had recently purchased. He also threw one into Whitney's mouth, almost causing her to choke. Gold later gave a Rage Candy Bar to Bruno, who immediately fell in love with its delicious taste. In All About Arceus IX, Whitney, who was shown to have a crush on Bruno, was seen sending the Elite Four member a boxful of Rage Candy Bars, much to his pleasure.
Black & White chapter
In To Make a Musical, Ryoku of the Seven Sages was seen holding a box of Rage Candy Bars in his hand before entering the Relic Castle to catch Volcarona for Ghetsis.
In Generation II, the item's name is rendered Ragecandybar in all caps (like all items) and with no spaces.
In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, where it is only mentioned in dialogue and does not appear as an item, its name is rendered "Rage Candybar". In Pokémon Platinum, where it likewise is only mentioned in dialogue, its name is rendered as "Rage Candy Bar".
In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver and in all Generation V games, where it once again appears as an item, its name is rendered as "RageCandyBar", spelled in CamelCase due to the 12-character limit and capitalization of item names.
From Generation VI onward, due to the increased character limit, its name is rendered as "Rage Candy Bar" with spaces.
The Rage Candy Bar is based on the Japanese manjū, a type of pounded rice cake. Manjū are sold in Japan as confectionery, and are often unique to certain places (much as the Rage Candy Bar is to Mahogany Town). A direct translation would thus prove confusing for English-speaking players, providing reasoning behind naming it as a candy bar. Its in-Bag sprite depicts it in a small box, which could pass for a candy bar wrapper, preventing revelation of the translation issue.
According to Nob Ogasawara, under his alias of Douglas Dinsdale (also Doug Dinsdale), in a thread apparently archived from the Something Awful forums and available at the Let's Play Archive, the name Rage Candy Bar is a mistranslation that was decided by his handlers at Nintendo of America. He claims that the correct translation of いかりまんじゅう is "Rage Dumpling" or, given the twelve-character limit at the time, "Rage Bun". During the localization process, Ogasawara had suggested Cake of Rage as a possible English name, which would match the Lake of Rage.
- Though the item does not exist in the internal data of the Generation III and Sinnoh-based Generation IV games, it is mentioned repeatedly in those games:
- In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, it is mentioned by an NPC in Two Island on Two Island, who claims that is the favorite delicacy of Bruno of the Elite Four, who left the island in disappointment when he discovered that the local shop was sold out of them.
- In Pokémon Platinum, it is supposed to be sold at Veilstone Department Store's basement, but the vendor selling them always says they're sold out of them. They are also said to be favored by Professor Rowan, who can occasionally be found in the Department Store basement, sulking about the fact that the store has run out of them. An NPC in the basement claims to be the one who has bought all the available Rage Candy Bars.
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