Sapphire (item)

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Bag Sapphire Sprite.png
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Introduced in Generation III
Generation III Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items (FRLGE)

The Sapphire (Japanese: サファイア Sapphire) is a Key Item introduced in Generation III.

In the core series games

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

The Sapphire is initially located at the Dotted Hole, but is stolen by Scientist Gideon just before the player can claim it. The player must chase Gideon to the Rocket Warehouse and defeat him in a battle in order to get it back.


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The Sapphire is one of the components Celio needs to complete the Pokémon Network Center's Network Machine's connection to the Hoenn region. Giving the Sapphire to Celio allows him to complete the Network Machine, which allows the player to trade with Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, as well as Pokémon Colosseum and XD: Gale of Darkness.


Games Description
FRLG An exquisitely beautiful gem that has a blue glow. It symbolizes honesty.
E A brilliant blue gem that symbolizes honesty.


Games Method
FRLG Rocket Warehouse (taken from Scientist Gideon after defeating him)

In the manga

The Sapphire in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire arc

The Ruby and Sapphire first appeared in It All Ends Now VIII. After the Red and Blue Orbs had been destroyed by Ruby's Celebi, their shattered remains fell to the ground and were found by Giovanni, who revealed that the formed gemstones were actually the Orbs' true forms.

FireRed & LeafGreen arc

The gemstones played a notable role during Team Rocket's plan in this arc. In Not Exactly Normal, Sird was revealed to have used the gems on Deoxys after it had defeated Red in a battle, allowing it to stabilize its Normal Forme, as well as access its Speed Forme. It was later revealed that the gemstones were able to replicate the climate of Hoenn in the Kanto region, giving Deoxys full access to all four of its Formes in Kanto and the Sevii Islands.

In Double Down Deoxys, Bill and Celio raided the Rocket Warehouse on Five Island, where the gemstones had been stationed in an amplifier, which had spreaded their influence to cover the entire Kanto region and Sevii Islands. Once Bill removed the gemstones from the amplifier, Deoxys lost its access to its Normal and Speed Formes in the Kanto region, allowing Mewtwo to defeat it aboard the Team Rocket airship. Bill subsequently took the gemstones with him to the Sea Cottage.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

In PS607, the gemstones were revealed to have started regenerating back into their states as the Orbs they had been before. The reforming Orbs were stolen by Archie and Maxie, who headed back to Hoenn with them. By the time they reached Hoenn, the Orbs had finished reforming.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Saphir
Germany Flag.png German Saphir
Italy Flag.png Italian Zaffiro
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Safira
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zafiro

See also

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