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The author of this list is King Kool

Author's Note: Words in parentheses in the Location column are who you obtain the item from. Locations separated by AND are two different types of the same item found in two different areas. Items separated by a slash indicate the same item found in two different places. (Cinema) means use of an item is automatic. If an item's use says "Red Herring," it has no absolute use; any uses described are only potential uses.

Here are the Location names that may be confusing:
1st floor hold: The hold of LeChuck's Ship, where the animals and Voodoo Root are.
Basement Hold: The hold below that one, with the scary rat and Glob Of Grease are found.
Captain's Chamber: Your room aboard the Sea Monkey.
Brig Hallway: The room with the sleeping ghost guarding the brig where Elaine is held; also has the Ghost Tools
Ghost Crew Bunk Room: The room with the four bunks and the sleeping ticklish ghost; this is where you get the Jug O'Grog.
South Beach: The beach where you start on Monkey Island; The southernmost beach.

Please write with comments, concerns, corrections, etc to King Kool. Don't think correcting my spelling or saying anything else trivial will make me mad; but let's be kind, please.

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Item Obtained Description Usage
A
No items in Monkey Island 1 begin with "A."
B
Banana South Beach (3) AND Cannibal Village (2) Guybrush loves pottasium. No, wait. I'm thinking of Bill Nye. Feed all 5 bananas to monkey to have him follow you.
Banana Picker Cannibal Village Jail A dandy banana picker. Barter with Toothrot for Monkey Head Key.
Breath Mints Shop (Shopkeeper) Ooooh! Grog-O-Mint! How refreshing! Give to Otis to cure halitosis; use in cooking pot on the Sea Monkey to get to Monkey Island. See Piece of Paper.
Brochure Dock (Stan) It says, "How To Arm Yourself In Sea Battle." Red Herring.
Business Card Stan's Previously Owned Vessels (Stan) Stan will give you this to remind you where to get your ship, or because he's a bloated gasbag. Red Herring; can burn in red hot fire in Kitchen of Sea Monkey to make Flaming Mass; Can discard in pot in Sea Monkey Kitchen.
C
Cake Jail (Otis) It sure is heavy... Open or Use to get the File.
Cannonball Herman's Fort A strong iron projectile with three holes in it. Use with Flint near Gunpowder on dam to blow up the dam.
Cereal Kitchen of Sea Monkey Crunch Crunch Crunch... Open to get a Prize; Use in cooking pot on the Sea Monkey to get to Monkey Island. See Piece of Paper.
Cinnamon Captain's Chamber on Sea Monkey. Guybrush looooooves cinnamon! Use in cooking pot on the Sea Monkey to get to Monkey Island. See Piece of Paper.
D
Dusty Book Captain's Chamber It's a diary, or a journal. Reveals history of a voyage to Monkey Island gone terribly wrong; can burn in red hot fire in Kitchen of Sea Monkey to make Flaming Mass; Can discard in pot in Sea Monkey Kitchen..
E
No items in Monkey Island 1 begin with "E."
F
Fabulous Idol Elaine's Mansion/Beneath the Dock The Idol of Many Hands; Elaine's most prized piece of art. Prove completion of theivery trial to important-looking pirates; pick up while under water to escape.
Feather Pen Captain's Chamber of Sea Monkey A pen made from a feather... duh... Red Herring; need to pick up to get Inkcan burn in red hot fire in Kitchen of Sea Monkey to make Flaming Mass; Can discard in pot in Sea Monkey Kitchen.
File Inventory A standard nail file. Use on rhinoceros toenails (Cinema); Use to get Fabulous Idol (Cinema)
Fine Wine Hold of Sea Monkey It's dark color suggests great quality. Use in cooking pot on the Sea Monkey to get to Monkey Island. See Piece of Paper.
Fish Dock outside SCUMM Bar Kitchen A herring. Barter with troll to gain passage over bridge; Lace with Yellow Petal to make Fish With Condiment; use in pot in SCUMM Bar Kitchen, then pick up to get Stewed Fish.
Fish with Condiment Inventory It's a fish with a yellow condiment. Barter with troll for bridge passage; no obvious knock-out effects; use in pot in SCUMM Bar Kitchen, then pick up to get Stewed Fish.
Flaming Mass Kitchen of Sea Monkey Only you can prevent deck fires. Use to light cannon fuse.
Flint Inventory Flint works against metal objects to make a spark. Use with Cannonball near Gunpowder on dam to blow up the dam.
G
Ghost Feather 1st Floor Hold A ghost feather from a ghost chicken. Use to tickle sleeping ghost crew to get Jug O'Grog.
Ghost Tools Brig Hallway Sez Guybrush, "Oh, good. More inventory." Use to open glowing crate on 1st floor Hold.
Giant Piece of Rope Hold of Sea Monkey It's good fuse-style rope. Use with cannon to make a fuse; with each use, the rope shrinks to Piece of Rope, Small Piece of Rope, Tiny Piece of Rope, Dinky Little Rope, and Infinitesimally Small Piece of Rope. At that point, it will not get smaller.
Glob of Grease Hold Basement Yeech. Grease squeaky door to get to brig hallway silently.
Gopher Repellant Elaine's Mansion The finest gopher repellant money can buy! Use on gopher, another gopher, gopher horde, and funny little man (Cinema); barter with Otis for cake.
Gunpowder Hold Of Sea Monkey and Herman's Fort Be careful with that stuff! Use in cooking pot on the Sea Monkey to get to Monkey Island. See Piece of Paper; used to rocket yourself to Monkey Island from Sea Monkey's cannon; use with lens and sun OR flint and cannonball to break the dam on Monkey Island.
H
Head of the Navigator Cannibal Village A decapitated head kept alive for its innate sense of direction. Needed to navigate catacombs; argue with to get Necklace.
Heavy Chair Elaine's Mansion This oughta hurt... Use to stun Fester. (Cinema)
I
Ink Captain's Chamber of Sea Monkey Nice, dark ink. Use in cooking pot on the Sea Monkey to get to Monkey Island. See Piece of Paper.
J
Jolly Roger Crow's Nest of Sea Monkey A regal pirate emblem. Use in cooking pot on the Sea Monkey to get to Monkey Island. See Piece of Paper.
Jug O'Grog Ghost Crew Bunk Room Chug! Chug! Chug! Chug! Chug! Use in dish near ghost rat to get by the rat.
K
Key LeChuck's Cabin A key. Exciting. Use on hatch in 1st floor hold.
L
Leaflet Dock (Stan) It says, "How To Get Ahead In Navigating." Barter with cannibals for Head of the Navigator.
Lens Inventory Sez Guybrush, "My feet look bigger through this." Use with the sun near Gunpowder on dam to blow up the dam.
M
Magic Seltzer Bottle Cannibal Village It's a carbonated BEER from a voodoo ROOT. Almost a ROOT BEER, if you will. Use to eliminate any ghosts between you and the church.
Magnetic Compass Stan's Previously Owned Vessels It's a magnetic compass with Stan's picture on it; it always points to Stan's shop. Use to magnetically attract Key.
Manual Of Style Elaine's Mansion It looks like a religious text. Use in shredder to get Stylish Confetti (Cinema).
Map Mêlée Street (Citizen of Mêlée) They look like dance instructions, but they lead you to treasure! Honest! Shows path to get treasure; can burn in red hot fire in Kitchen of Sea Monkey to make Flaming Mass.
Meat SCUMM Bar Kitchen It's a meat or meatlike substance. Lace with Yellow Petal to make Meat With Condiment; use in pot in SCUMM Bar Kitchen, then pick up to get Stewed Meat.
Meat With Condiment Inventory It's a meat with a yellow condiment. Use to knock out pirhana poodles; use in pot in SCUMM Bar Kitchen, then pick up to get Stewed Meat.
Memo All Over Monkey Island What fine letterhead! Reveals the soap-opera-style happenings between G. P. LeChuck, Herman Toothrot, the cannibals, and Toothrot's lawyers. As you collect more, the pile expands to Memos, A Few Memos, Several Memos, A Bunch Of Memos, A Pile Of Memos, A Whole Lot Of Memos, and Too Many Memos.
Minutes Mêlée Street (Men of Low Moral Fiber) There sure are a lot of spelling errors. Accept to get 2 Pieces of Eight; can burn in red hot fire in Kitchen of Sea Monkey to make Flaming Mass; Can discard in pot in Sea Monkey Kitchen.
Monkey Head Key Anywhere you meet Herman (Herman) It's a giant cotton swab. Use it in Giant Monkey Ear to gain access to catacombs.
Mug SCUMM Bar A fine pewtar tankard. Use with barrel in SCUMM Bar Kitchen to get Mug O'Grog; Use with Mug O'Grog, Melting Mug, or Mug Near Death to revert to Mug O'Grog.
Mug O'Grog SCUMM Bar and Inventory The mug won't last long; the grog eats through the pewtar. Use with lock on Otis' jail cell; slowly evolves into Melting Mug, Mug Near Death, Pewter Wad, and is destroyed.
N
Necklace on Navigator/Necklace on Guybrush Cannibal Village The necklace of the head of the navigator; gives wearer invisibility to ghosts. Use to sneak around LeChuck's ship without detetction.
Note Dock (Lookout) A note. Reveals LeChucks intentions; used to convince Carla and Meathook to join you (Cinema); can burn in red hot fire in Kitchen of Sea Monkey to make Flaming Mass; Can discard in pot in Sea Monkey Kitchen.
Noteworthy Rock River Fork This rock sure is... noteworthy. Examine to find out it's a piece of Flint!
O
No items in Monkey Island 1 begin with "O."
P
Pamphlet Dock (Stan) It says, "How To Get A Leg Up In Treasure Hunting." Red Herring.
Piece of Eight Mêlée Street (Men of Low Moral Fiber) and Circus (Fettucini Brothers) The standard currency of this game. Use to buy Sword, Shovel and Breath Mints.
Piece of paper Captain's Chamber of Sea Monkey It has a recipe written on it. Use all items in recipe to get to Monkey Island. See Gunpowder, Jolly Roger, Wine, Cereal, Rubber Chicken, Breath Mints, and Ink.
Pot SCUMM Bar Kitchen and Kitchen of the Sea Monkey A run-of-the-mill pot. Used as helmet for human cannonball (both times).
Prize Inventory GREAT! A toy prize! Look at to realize it's a Small Key.
Q
No items in Monkey Island 1 begin with "Q."
R
Root Beer Stan's Previously Owned Vessels A bottle that fell out of the machine when you broke it. Use to give the coup de grâce and end the scourge of LeChuck!
Rubber Chicken Voodoo Shop A rubber chicken with a pulley in the middle. Use on cable to get to Meathook's house; use in cooking pot on the Sea Monkey to get to Monkey Island. See Piece of Paper.
S
Shovel Shop A Digmaster™ shovel for 75 pieces of eight. Needed to find buried treasure on Mêlée Island.
Skull Cannibal Village Jail What a darling little skull! Cootchie-cootchie-coo! Red Herring; need to pick up to find loose board in floor of Cannibal Village Jail.
Small Key Inventory This is no prize! Use to unlock cabinet in Captain's Chamber.
Spyglass Herman's Fort A classic telescope. Remember, objects in spyglass may be farther away than they appear. Use near primitive art to see where propelled rocks will land; Open to get a Lens.
Staple Remover Elaine's Mansion A stapler remover. Use on tremendous dangerous-looking yak (Cinema).
Stewed Fish SCUMM Bar Kitchen It's inferior to unstewed fish, as it is stewed. Barter with troll to gain passage over bridge; Lace with Yellow Petal to make Fish With Condiment.
Stewed Meat SCUMM Bar Kitchen It's inferior to unstewed meat, as it is stewed. Lace with Yellow Petal to make Meat With Condiment.
Storekeeper's Note Shop This note is worth 5,000 pieces of eight of the storekeeper's money. Use with Stan to buy the Sea Monkey.
Stylish Confetti Elaine's Mansion It's now religious confetti. Give to Heavily-armed Clown (Cinema).
Sword Shop A Slashmaster™ sword for 100 pieces of eight. Needed to train for swordfighting; Use to get into other swordfights.
T
T-Shirt Treasure site "I found the Treasure of Mêlée Island and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt!" Prove completion of treasure-hunting trial to important-looking pirates; can burn in red hot fire in Kitchen of Sea Monkey to make Flaming Mass.
U
No items in Monkey Island 1 begin with "U."
V
Vase Elaine's Mansion A priceless Ming! Red Herring.
Voodoo Root 1st Floor Hold An unimpressive, but undoubtedly important voodoo root. Give to cannibals to get Magic Seltzer Bottle.
W
Wax Lips Elaine's Mansion Giant hairy wax lips. Throw into Fire (Cinema).
Wimpy Little Idol Giant Monkey Head Grounds Sez Guybrush, "What a cheap piece of mass-produced tourist crap." Barter with cannibals for freedom.
X
No items in Monkey Island 1 begin with "X."
Y
Yellow Petal Fork It's a very bright color; Note that bright colors in nature usually mean poisonous. Mix with Meat to make Meat with Condiment; can be mixed with Fish to make Fish with Condiment.
Z
No items in Monkey Island 1 begin with "Z."
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100% Cotton T-Shirt Swordmater's House (Swordmaster) A shirt that says "I beat the Swordmaster." Prove completion of sword-mastery trial to important-looking pirates; can burn in red hot fire in Kitchen of Sea Monkey to make Flaming Mass.

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