Old Gateau

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Old Gateau
Forest Yōkan
Old Gateau
Old Gateau
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
Generation IV File:Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation V File:Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VI File:Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VII File:Bag Medicine pocket icon.png Medicine
Generation VIII 24px Medicine
Power 30

The Old Gateau (Japanese: もりのヨウカン Forest Yōkan) is a type of medicine introduced in Generation IV. It is a local specialty of the Old Chateau and cures a Pokémon from all non-volatile status conditions and confusion.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A File:PokémonDollar.png100
N/A File:PokémonDollar.png175

In the Generation V games, the Old Gateau can be sold to the gourmet maniac on Route 5 for File:PokémonDollar.png4000.


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.


Games Description
Old Chateau's hidden specialty. It heals all the status problems of a single Pokémon.
The Old Chateau's hidden specialty. It can be used once to heal all the status conditions of a Pokémon.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Old Chateau
HGSS Trade
PW Scary Cave, Sightseeing
BW Dragonspiral Tower Royal UnovaTh
B2W2 Dragonspiral Tower Pokéstar Studios (gift after completing a movie), Royal UnovaTh, Join Avenue (Market), Nimbasa City (held by certain Pokémon traded from Curtis/Yancy)
DW Spooky Manor
XY Trade
ORAS Trick House Any Contest Spectacular Hall (random gift from a fan after completing a Contest)
SMUSUM Pokémon Center CaféTh
Festival Plaza (General Store)
SwSh Battle Café
BDSP Old Chateau

In the anime

Old Gateau was first seen in Get Your Rotom Running!, where Ash and his friends went to the Old Chateau to try some of the famous treat at the recommendation of Professor Oak.

In Beating the Bustle and Hustle!, James mentioned that there was Old Gateau and Lum Berries on the menu in the Sinnoh Pokémon Hustle Refreshment Room.

A piece of Old Gateau appeared in Getting a Jump on the Competition!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl chapter

In Robust Rotom, Diamond served Platinum some Old Gateau for tea time during their stay at the Old Chateau.


  • Old Gateau's name in both English and Japanese is a pun based on the location it is found. In English, the French word gateau ("cake") plays on Chateau. In Japanese, the Chateau's name is "Forest Manor" (Japanese: もりのようかん) while the Gateau's name is "Forest Yōkan" (Japanese: もりのヨウカン); the two terms are homophones and are pronounced as mori no yōkan.
    • Its French and Italian names also incorporates a pun between gateau and Chateau.
  • According to the anime, the Old Gateau is also known as the "Mirage Gateau".
  • In the games, "Old Gateau" is usually pluralized as "Old Gateaux". However, the description of the Souvenir Set in Join Avenue says "A set of two Old Gateaus. The cake heals all the status problems of one Pokémon."

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 森之羊羹 Sām-jī Yèuhnggāng
Mandarin 森之羊羹 Sēn-zhī Yánggēng
20px Finnish Vanha Gateau*
Vanha kakku*
20px French Vieux Gâteau
20px German Spezialität
20px Italian Dolce Gateau
20px Korean 숲의양갱 Supuiyanggaeng
20px Polish Wiekowa Babka*
Stary Piernik*
20px Brazilian Portuguese Antigo Gateau
20px Spanish Barrita Plus
Viejo Pastel*
20px Vietnamese Youkan

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