Rare Candy is an item introduced in Generation I.
Using a Rare Candy on a Pokémon raises the Pokémon's level by 1, ending up with the minimum amount of
Experience Points of that level after leveling up. It also raises the Pokémon's friendship by a little.
If used on a
fainted Pokémon, it would be revived in addition to leveling up. Except for Shedinja, the revived Pokémon's HP is equal to the amount of HP increased.
Generation VIII, if used on a Level 100 Pokémon that evolves by leveling up and has met the evolution requirements, it would evolve.
G S C Raises level of a POKéMON by one.
R S E Raises the level of a POKéMON by one.
FR LG A candy that is packed with energy. It raises the level of a POKéMON by one.
D P Pt HG SS B W
B 2 W 2 A candy that is packed with energy. It raises the level of a single Pokémon by one.
X Y OR AS S M U S U M P E
SW SH A candy that is packed with energy. When consumed, it will instantly raise the level of a single Pokémon by one.
R B Y Mt. Moon, S.S. Anne, Pokémon Tower, Rocket Hideout, Silph Co., Power Plant, Pokémon Mansion, Victory Road
G S C Route 34, Violet City, Mt. Mortar, Tin Tower, Whirl Islands, Lake of Rage, Glitter Lighthouse, Route 28, Cinnabar Island Goldenrod Radio Tower
R S E Route 108, Trick House first puzzle, Route 111, Route 119, Route 120, Route 123, Route 127 , E Route 132, Safari Zone , E Shoal Cave, Mt. Pyre Pickup
FR LG Route 6, Route 9, Route 12, Route 17, Cerulean City, Mt. Moon, Pokémon Tower, Rocket Hideout, Silph Co., Pokémon Mansion, Victory Road, Cape Brink, Lost Cave Resort Gorgeous, Pickup
D P Pt Route 207, Route 214, Route 218, Route 223, Route 224, Route 225, Route 226, Route 228, Route 230, Old Chateau, Wayward Cave, Mt. Coronet, Solaceon Ruins, Valor Lakefront, Snowpoint City, Victory Road, Stark Mountain, Veilstone Galactic Building, Floaroma Meadow Battle Park / D P Battle Frontier (48 BP), Pt Pickup
According to Junichi Masuda, humans can also eat Rare Candies but most don't like them because it is equivalent to eating dog food in real life.