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    Itemfinder FAQ by Liquefy

    Version: A | Updated: 07/14/08 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    A Specialized FAQ for Pokemon Yellow
    Itemfinder FAQ
    
    This is version A, created by Liquefy on July 14, 2008.  If you have any 
    questions, corrections, additions, suggestions, or comments, please contact me 
    at jps5@hotmail.com.
    
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    CONTENTS:
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    1) Introduction
    2) Itemfinder
    3) Getting the Itemfinder
    4) Hidden Item Locations
    5) Hidden Items
    
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    1) INTRODUCTION
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    Pokemon Yellow was released by Nintendo for Game Boy in North America on 
    October 19, 1999.
    
    This FAQ describes the Itemfinder, but is mostly a list of all the items 
    available in Pokemon Yellow that can be found using the Itemfinder.  The 50 
    items are listed by location, in the general order of a "typical" game 
    walkthrough.
    
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    2) ITEMFINDER
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    The Itemfinder is an in-game Key Item that can be used anywhere within the game.
    It allows the player to locate hidden items.  These items can be almost 
    anything, from types of Poke Balls, to health items like Potions, to other 
    useful items like Moon Stones.
    
    The Itemfinder will locate only items that are "on-screen" (within the window 
    of your game).  If you are scouring a location to look for items, you will need 
    to move your player around and use the Itemfinder often in order to check an 
    area completely.
    
    You obtain the item by directly facing the hidden item and pressing the "A" 
    button.  You can't get the item if you are standing on the exact spot where the 
    hidden item is located.
    
    If there are no items to find, you will get a verbal response saying, "Nope!  
    ITEMFINDER isn't responding."
    
    If there is an item nearby, you will hear four pings and get a verbal response 
    saying, "Yes!  ITEMFINDER indicates there's an item nearby."
    
    Unfortunately, you don't get any hints about how close your player is to the 
    hidden item, or in which direction your player must go to find the hidden item.
    Start pressing the "A" button as you wander the general area.
    
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    3) GETTING THE ITEMFINDER
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    You get the Itemfinder from Professor Oak's Aide, located on the upper floor of 
    the Gate at the eastern end of Route 11, where it connects with Route 12.
    
    In order to get the Itemfinder, you must have 30 different Pokemon in your 
    Pokedex.
    
    By the time the typical player has reached the eastern end of Route 11, the 
    following Pokemon could have been caught:
    
    1) Pikachu, as a starter
    2) Pidgey in Route 1 (or 2, 5, 6, 11, 24, 25 or Virdian Forest)
    3) Rattata in Route 1 (or 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, or 22)
    4) Spearow in Route 22 (or 3 or 4)
    5) Nidoran(F) in Route 22 (or 2)
    6) Nidoran(M) in Route 22 (or 2)
    7) Mankey in Route 22 (or 3 or 4)
    8) Caterpie in Viridian Forest
    9) Metapod in Viridian Forest
    10) Pidgeotto in Viridian Forest (or Routes 5, 6, 11, 24, or 25)
    11) Sandshrew in Route 3 (or 4 or Mt. Moon)
    12) Clefairy in Mt. Moon
    13) Zubat in Mt. Moon
    14) Paras in Mt. Moon
    15) Geodude in Mt. Moon
    16) Bulbasaur in Cerulean City (Pikachu at high friendship)
    17) Oddish in Route 24 (or 25)
    18) Venonat in Route 24 (or 25)
    19) Bellsprout in Route 24 (or 25)
    20) Charmander in Route 24
    21) Jigglypuff in Route 5 (or 6)
    22) Abra in Route 5 (or 6)
    23) Magikarp in Vermilion City (or Pallet Town, Veridian City, Routes 6, 24, 25,
                                    or Route 3 purchase)
    24) Squirtle in Vermilion City
    25) Diglett in Diglett's Cave
    26) Dugtrio in Diglett's Cave
    27) Mr. Mime in Route 2 (trade a Clefairy)
    28) Raticate in Route 11
    29) Drowzee in Route 11
    
    Any evolved forms of these Pokemon will "count" as well.  You can get a Moon 
    Stone in Mt. Moon to evolve Nidoqueen, Nidoking, Clefable, or Wigglytuff.  
    Pokemon that evolve "quickly" are Butterfree (level 10), Nidorina (level 16), 
    Nidorino (level 16), or Kadabra (level 16).  Lastly, you can trade to evolve 
    Alakazam or Golem.
    
    If you don't have 30 Pokemon in your Pokedex, you can always come back to the 
    Gate later in the game.
    
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    4) HIDDEN ITEM LOCATIONS
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    You don't have to use the Itemfinder to obtain the hidden items.  As long as 
    you know the exact location of an item, you can face the spot and press the "A" 
    button to get the item.
    
    Here are the locations of hidden items:
    
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    Pallet Town
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Route 1
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Viridian City
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    Find Potion on the north side, in a tree that can be Cut.
    
    
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    Route 2
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Viridian Forest
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    Find Antidote in the tree directly in front of the entrance, on the left side.
    
    Find Potion near the northwest corner, immediately to the left of the final Bug 
    Catcher.
    
    
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    Pewter City
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Route 3
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Mt. Moon
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    Find Ether on BF2 after going down the second ladder, at a lone rock, past the 
    Rocket.
    
    Find Moon Stone on BF2 after going down the final ladder, just before the steps 
    leading to the two fossils, at the end of a dead-end path, in the wall.
    
    
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    Route 4
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    Find Great Ball near the northwest corner, in the middle of the raised 
    rectangle of ground.
    
    
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    Cerulean City
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    Find Rare Candy near the northwest corner, on the ground, near the right end of 
    a brick plaza.  Walk through the Badge Master's house.
    
    
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    Route 24
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Route 25
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    Find Elixer [sic] near the northwest corner, northeast of Hiker, at the end of 
    a short dead-end path, in the north wall.
    
    Find Ether near the north side, west of the Sea Cottage, just east of ???, in 
    the fence.
    
    
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    Route 5
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Underground Path (5-6)
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    Find Full Restore directly west of the northern steps.
    
    Find X Special toward the south.
    
    
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    Route 6
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Vermilion City
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    Find Max Ether near the center, at the house northeast of the gym, in the west 
    roof, accessible by Surf.
    
    
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    S.S. Anne
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    Find Great Ball in the kitchen, in the trash can to the south.
    
    
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    Diglett's Cave
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Route 11
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    Find Escape Rope near the northeast corner, in the solitary tree.
    
    
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    Route 9
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    Find Ether near the western end, northeast of Jr. Trainer(F), in a rock south 
    of the grass patches.
    
    
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    Route 10
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    Find Super Potion in the wall, next to the Pokemon Center, after cutting down 
    the tree.
    
    Find Max Ether near the southeast corner, to the east of the Rock Tunnel exit, 
    in the solitary tree.
    
    
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    Rock Tunnel
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Lavender Town
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Pokemon Tower
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    Find Elixer [sic] on the fifth floor (with the purification zone), just 
    southeast of the entrance stairs, in the wall.
    
    
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    Route 8
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Underground Path (7-8)
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    Find Elixer [sic] near the center, next to the lower wall.
    
    Find Nugget toward the west.
    
    
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    Route 7
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Celadon City
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    Find PP Up on the eastern side, at the end of a dead-end path, in the north 
    tree.
    
    
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    Rocket Hideout
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    Find PP Up on B1F, south of the entrance, in a plant in the southeast corner.
    
    Find Nugget on B3F, near the southeast corner, immediately to the right of TM10 
    Double Edge.
    
    Find Super Potion on B4F, near the northwest corner, in the "cabinet" 
    immediately behind Giovanni.
    
    
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    Route 16
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Route 17
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    Find Rare Candy near the northeast corner, northwest of Cue Ball, in the middle 
    of the grass patches.
    
    Find Full Restore near the center, on the middle bike path, about a half dozen 
    steps north of the northernmost sign ("discarded items"), next to the water on 
    the left.
    
    Find PP Up near the center, to the right of the right bike path, several steps 
    south of Cue Ball.
    
    Find Max Revive south of where the middle bike path ends, north of Biker, just 
    east of the left bike path.
    
    Find Max Elixer [sic] near the southern end, southwest of Biker, a couple steps 
    north of the west end of the middle fence.
    
    
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    Route 18
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Fuchsia City
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Safari Zone
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    Find Revive in Area 3, in the statue southeast of the Secret House.
    
    
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    Route 12
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    Find Hyper Potion near the center, between the Route 11 gate and the place 
    where Snorlax sleeps, in a tree that "sticks out" into the path from the south.
     
    
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    Route 13
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    Find Calcium on the south side, near the center, in the fence immediately to 
    the right of the Trainer Tips sign.
    
    Find PP Up on the south side, toward the west, at the end of a dead-end path, 
    in the tree.
    
    
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    Route 14
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Route 15
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Saffron City
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    Find Nugget near the northwest corner, in Copycat's room, immediately next to 
    her computer.
    
    
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    Silph Co.
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    Find Elixer [sic] on the fifth floor, near the north side, in the plant on the 
    right.
    
    Find Max Potion on the ninth floor, near the southwest corner, in the foot of 
    the west bed.
    
    
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    Power Plant
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    Find Max Elixer [sic] near the center, in a room with visible wild Voltorb and 
    Electrode, at the end of a dead-end path, in the rock.
    
    Find PP Up near the northwest corner, in the very small room, at the end of a 
    short dead-end path, in the north rock.
    
    
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    Route 19
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Route 20
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Seafoam Islands
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    Find Nugget on the second floor down, on the south side, in a rock.
    
    Find Max Elixer [sic] on the third floor down (with the boulder puzzle), near 
    the southwest corner, in a rock south of two boulders.
    
    
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    Cinnabar Island
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Pokemon Mansion
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    Find Moon Stone in the entrance hallway, in the fifth "pillar" on the right.
    
    Find Max Revive on the third floor, on the west side, at the end of a dead-end 
    path, in the north rubble.
    
    Find Rare Candy in the basement, on the west side, in the room with the Secret 
    Key, in the northwest corner, on the floor.
    
    
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    Route 21
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Route 22
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Route 23
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    Find Max Ether after the Soulbadge Gate, on the square island, in the northwest 
    corner.
    
    Find Ultra Ball after the Marshbadge Gate, on the right side, in the tree to 
    the south.
    
    Find Full Restore after the Volcanobadge Gate, in the northwest corner of the 
    grass patches, in the rock.
    
    
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    Victory Road
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    Find Full Restore just before the exit, immediately to the right of the final 
    ladder, in a rock.
    
    
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    Indigo Plateau
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    Nothing.
    
    
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    Unknown Cave
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    Find PP Up on the upper floor, toward the south, southwest of the Max Revive, 
    in a solitary rock (not touching anything).
    
    Find PP Up on the entrance floor, near the center, south of the Ultra Ball, in 
    a single rock.
    
    Find PP Up on the lower floor, toward the southwest corner, east of the Ultra 
    Ball and Max Revive, in a single "pile of rubble."
    
    
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    5) HIDDEN ITEMS
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    Here is a list of the hidden items with their locations:
    
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    Health Items
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    Antidote         - Viridian Forest
    Elixer [sic]     - Route 25, Pokemon Tower, Underground Path (7-8), Silph Co.
    Ether            - Mt. Moon, Route 25, Route 9
    Full Restore     - Underground Path (5-6), Route 17, Route 23, Victory Road
    Hyper Potion     - Route 12
    Max Elixer [sic] - Route 17, Power Plant, Seafoam Islands
    Max Ether        - Vermilion City, Route 10, Route 23
    Max Potion       - Silph Co.
    Max Revive       - Route 17, Pokemon Mansion
    Potion           - Viridian City, Viridian Forest
    Revive           - Safari Zone
    Super Potion     - Route 10, Rocket Hideout
    
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    Balls
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    Great Ball - Route 4, S.S. Anne
    Ultra Ball - Route 23
    
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    Helpful Items
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    Escape Rope - Route 11
    
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    Skill Items
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    Calcium    - Route 13
    PP Up      - Celadon City, Rocket Hideout, Route 17, Route 13, Power Plant,
                 Unknown Cave (3)
    Rare Candy - Cerulean City, Route 17, Pokemon Mansion
    X Special  - Underground Path (5-6)
    
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    Evolution Items
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    Moon Stone - Mt. Moon, Pokemon Mansion
    
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    Value Items
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    Nugget - Underground Path (7-8), Rocket Hideout, Saffron City, Seafoam Islands