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(hex:C1) is a glitch item in Pokémon Red and Blue.
It is an unterminated name glitch item, hence provides the effects associated with those glitches and allows for glitches such as Yami Shop glitch and LOL glitch.
If a 0x50 sub-tile is early enough in the saved screen data, then this item will give Professor Oak's message that it isn't the time to use the item if it is attempted to be used outside of battle. If the same applies from within battle (via GameShark code 0150A0C3 or theoretically OAM DMA hijacking), a copy of this glitch item may be used up with the message "Nothing happened!".
Theoretically this may happen because the game attempts to modify glitch stat 0x8A (0xC1-0x37).