Pokemon Black and White item location guide

Evolution-inducing items

Dawn Stone – Swirling dust in caves, Route 10
DeepSeaScale – Route 13; rarely on wild blue-striped Basculin, Gorebyss, Relicanth, Chinchou, Lanturn
DeepSeaTooth – Route 13, Route 17; rarely on wild red-striped Basculin, Huntail, Carvanha, Sharpedo
Dragon Scale – Route 13 (Treasure Hunter), Route 18
Dubious Disc – P2 Laboratory
Dusk Stone – Swirling dust in caves, Route 10 (from NPC), Mistralton Cave 3F
Electirizer – Route 13 (requires Cut), Route 13 (Treasure Hunter)
Fire Stone – Castelia City (NPC on easternmost pier if you pick Pansear), Desert Resort, Black City (buy)
Leaf Stone – Route 6, Route 6 (research facility if you show scientist all four Deerling forms), Castelia City (NPC on easternmost pier if you pick Pansage), Black City (buy)
Magmarizer – Route 13 (Treasure Hunter)
Moon Stone – Pinwheel Forest (from Lenora during story), Twist Mountain, Black City (buy)
Oval Stone – Black City (buy)
Prism Scale – Route 13, Undella Town (NPC in Pokemon Center), Pickup
Protector – Route 11 (requires Waterfall); Route 13 (Treasure Hunter)
Razor Claw – Battle Subway (48 BP)
Razor Fang – Battle Subway (48 BP)
Reaper Cloth – Route 13 (Treasure Hunter), Route 14
Shiny Stone – Route 6 (from NPC in healing house), Dragonspiral Tower 3F, Black City (buy), Swirling dust in caves
Sun Stone – Nimbasa City (NPC in building north of Pokemon Center), Relic Castle B4F, Black City (buy)
Thunderstone – Shopping Mall Nine (received from NPC), Chargestone Cave B1F, Black City (buy)
Up-Grade – Route 13 (Treasure Hunter), Route 15
Water Stone – Castelia City (NPC on easternmost pier if you pick Panpour), Driftveil City (near lighthouse), Black City (buy)

Medicine (misc)

Note: Ethers and Elixirs can only be found as items on the ground and by using the Dowsing MCHN – they cannot be purchased. Elixirs can also be found in swirling dust in caves. All other medicine not listed below is readily available at Poke Marts or at Shopping Mall Nine.

Berry Juice – Castelia City (Royal Unova on Tuesday), Black City (buy)
Casteliacone – Castelia City
Clever Wing – Driftveil Drawbridge, Marvelous Bridge
EnergyPowder – Driftveil Market
Energy Root – Driftveil Market
Full Heal – Various locations (not purchasable)
Full Restore – Various locations (not purchasable)
Fresh Water – Vending machines
Genius Wing – Driftveil Drawbridge, Marvelous Bridge
Heal Powder – Driftveil Market
Health Wing – Driftveil Drawbridge, Marvelous Bridge
Lava Cookie – Castelia City (Royal Unova on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)
Lemonade – Vending machines
Moomoo Milk – Driftveil Market
Old Gateau – Dragonspiral Tower (from Cedric Juniper during story), Castelia City (Royal Unova on Thursday)
RageCandyBar – Castelia City (Royal Unova on Saturday)
Rare Candy – Battle Subway (48 BP); Castelia City (Royal Unova on Sunday), various locations
Resist Wing – Driftveil Drawbridge, Marvelous Bridge
Revival Herb – Driftveil Market
Soda Pop – Vending machines
Sweet Heart – Obtained by using the C-Gear Feeling Check
Swift Wing – Driftveil Drawbridge, Marvelous Bridge

Battle items and vitamins

Battle items can be purchased at Shopping Mall Nine on Route 9, along with vitamins and restorative items.


There are two fossils new to the Unova region, the Cover Fossil and the Plume Fossil. You may choose one or the other from the backpacker in Relic Castle. All other fossils may be obtained from the fossil man in Twist Mountain (one per day).

Valuable and exchangable items

-Pearls and Mushrooms can be found with the Dowsing MCHN in various locations.
-A man in the Icirrus City Pokemon Center will buy most valuable items at double the normal price.
-A man in the Undella Town mansion will buy all the Relic items.

BalmMushroom – Striation City, Abundant Shrine (can be sold to hungry maid on Route 5)
Black Flute – Route 13 (Treasure Hunter)
Blue Flute – Route 13 (Treasure Hunter)
Comet Shard – Giant Chasm Crater Forest
Heart Scale – Various locations; Pickup; common on wild Luvdisc (Fishing on Routes 4, 13, Driftveil City, Undella Town, Undella Bay
Nugget – Various locations; Pickup; rarely held by wild Garbodor
Pearl – Common on wild Shellder (Fishing on Route 13, Undella Town, Undella Bay)
Pearl String – Route 13
Pretty Wing – Driftveil Drawbridge, Marvelous Bridge
Rare Bone – Black City (buy)
Red Flute – Route 13 (Treasure Hunter)
Relic Band – Abyssal Ruins 2F, 3F
Relic Copper – Abyssal Ruins 2F, 3F
Relic Crown – Abyssal Ruins 4F
Relic Gold – Abyssal Ruins 2F, 3F
Relic Silver – Abyssal Ruins 2F, 3F
Relic Statue – Abyssal Ruins 2F, 3F
Relic Vase – Abyssal Ruins 3F
Shoal Salt – Route 13 (Treasure Hunter)
Shoal Shell – Route 13 (Treasure Hunter)
Stardust – Swirling dust in caves; common on wild Staryu and Starmie (Surfing on Route 13)
Star Piece – Rarely on wild Staryu and Starmie (Surfing on Route 13); Black City (buy)
White Flute – Route 13 (Treasure Hunter)
Yellow Flute – Route 13 (Treasure Hunter)


Berries cannot be grown in Unova, but they can be grown within the Dream World. The berries section of this guide will be added when the Dream World launches outside of Japan.

Page one: TMs and HMs
Page two: Hold items and Poke Balls
Page three: Evolution-inducing items, medicine and recovery items, battle items, vitamins, fossils, valuable and exchangeable items, berries




  • bellamon - December 23, 2012 9:56 a.m.

    You forgot the hidden items big pearl and pearl on route 18...
  • jayden-rennie - December 4, 2011 10:04 p.m.

    At dream yard there is a big hole and a big bolder on the other side how do u get across
  • insertdisk - May 2, 2011 7:27 p.m.

    Good job, this is crazy. Is the pokeradar in gen V?
  • ookamionnanoko - March 26, 2011 11:50 a.m.

    I am very glad i found this, thank you, another forum I visited had someone telling people Rock smash didn't even exist in this game, and i knew it had to
  • WelcomeGhosts10 - March 16, 2011 2:55 a.m.

    Impressed as always! Look forward to using this in my post-gameplay!
  • StickyLungs - March 13, 2011 1:20 a.m.

    Thank you, Carolyn!!
  • Tackman - March 11, 2011 8:57 p.m.

    That's a very good list! However, you forgot to mention that all items that can be bought in Black City can also be found in White Forest.
  • KrEid - March 11, 2011 6:08 p.m.

    BAH! Pretty annoyed that I can't get an ice punch TM, my Weavile just has ice beam and I wasn't spending hours on HG Voltorb Flip to get it -___- Thought black would have one
  • philipshaw - March 11, 2011 12:03 p.m.

    Awesome work, I will be using this when I get the game
  • ssj4raditz - March 11, 2011 6:31 a.m.

    I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put so much into these guides, Carolyn. Keep up the awesome work on the Pokemans guides, please!
  • GamesRadarCarolynGudmundson - March 11, 2011 5:41 a.m.

    @Nap1400 - OMG, that is my mistake - I don't know why I wrote that. I meant to just say Elixirs and Ethers. Full Heals and Full Restores are definitely available at Poke Marts!
  • MechaGecko - March 11, 2011 4:29 a.m.

    Thanks very much i was looking for earthquake but i guess i want looking hard enough.
  • jpbr139 - March 11, 2011 4:23 a.m.

    Thanks Carolyn, all these guides are really hard work. You make me feel that I don't love pokemon enough...
  • SirNinja - March 11, 2011 3:34 a.m.

    I absolutely LOVE that TMs are finally reusable. Black/White rocks! Awesome lists, by the way - these will all be very helpful.
  • Nodoudt - March 11, 2011 3:11 a.m.

    @Riche666 Miss Gudmundson has the most exciting life anyone can imagine!
  • Lando81 - March 11, 2011 3:05 a.m.

    Thank You Carolyn! Your hard work is greatly appreciated!
  • Nap1400 - March 11, 2011 3:04 a.m.

    What?! Full restores aren't purchaseable? That's dumb, GF.
  • Robusken - March 11, 2011 2:40 a.m.

    Ah! Thank you! I've been looking for an orderly list of all the TMs, theyre pretty addicting to collect.
  • Riche666 - March 11, 2011 2:19 a.m.

    Does Carolyn have a life.
  • OnyxOblivion - March 11, 2011 2:01 a.m.

    Good. None of the TMs are ridiculous hard to get or require use of the C-Gear. I'm sorry, Game Freak. But random multiplayer hookups just don't happen often outside of Japan. They just don't.

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