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On the subject of old events, does anyone else remember the Lock Capsule? What was even up with that?

If y'all do not know what I'm referring to, let me explain. The Lock Capsule was a special event key item in HGSS and BW that was never used. Like not even in Japan. The idea was to have people send this item from HGSS to BW and it would give them TM (TM95, Snarl). Sounds straightforward, right? Nope. It was ridiculous . It was nothing but bad ideas and horrible planning.

Let's pretend we're an average player without a guide on how to do this whole thing. (Honestly, without a guide, we're screwed by step 2, but go with me here.)

First of all, it would have to be HGSS as an event. But in HGSS, the item is absolutely useless - and cryptic. The info just says "A sturdy Capsule that can only be opened with a special key." This alone would have players searching all over the Johto region looking for this "special key" ... but there is not one. And there's no single clue in the game to what it's for, what it does, or how to use it. At all. Nothing. Nothing. Null. Zilch.

Then we have BW. What do you want to do?

And getting it from HGSS to BW is even more absurd. You can not use the PokeTransfer to send it up - since that Pokemon transfers only. You could not give it to a Pokemon to hold because it was a key item. So, how would you get it there?

Alright, well, now maybe the game will tell us a little more about the Lock Capsule, or at least the Relocator? Hardly! He only says the Relocator is for "special pokemon and items," and does not tell you where to find it or how to use it . So again, we're left clueless. What we actually gotta do is save and restart, and then select The Relocator on the main screen. Which is located at the very bottom of the pre-game menu, so unless you're looking for it, you'll probably never see it. As soon as you start it up, it - without any explanation - attempts to open DS wireless communication. At that point, it acts much like PokeTransfer - it tells you to record your second DS with any 4th gen game inserted and go to Download Play. Except, unlike PokeTransfer, The Relocator can only transfer five every specific things: to a shiny event Raikou, Entei, or Suicune, the 4th gene event Celebi, or the Lock Capsule. Oh, by the way, it does not tell you any of that. If you have none of those, it will simply tell you nothing can be relocated. Even if you do not have one of those, it does not even tell you to relocate them, it just cryptically says the relocator will close.

Also, the aforementioned Raikou, Entei , Suicune, and Celebi (which are used for the Zoroark and Zorua cutscenes) could be transferred by the normal no-need-to-unlock-in-a-very-odd-and-unknowable-way PokeTransfer and still work fine for those cutscenes. Also because the Relocator does not tell you exactly what (i was not 100% sure on this, but since posting this I've had it verified by others. can be relocated. there's no way to know it can relocate the Lock Capsule, unless you're Relocating with a game of HGSS that already has one. That's it! That's the only way!

What's your reward for all this? The TM for Snarl. And since the Lock Capsule was never released, in the game of BW can legitimately have all TMs. Whoops! Also, because GameFreak never deletes items from their games, it's still dummied out, non-functional, unobtainable key item. Yeah. Even in Sun and Moon. It's still there. It's just hidden away.

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