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Reason: missing information on beauty value of each haircut from each of the brothers.

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The Haircut Brothers in the anime, as seen in A Goldenrod Opportunity

The haircut brothers (Japanese: さんぱつきょうだい Haircut brothers) are characters in Pokémon Gold and Silver and their remakes, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, occasionally appearing in the Goldenrod Tunnel in Goldenrod City, Johto.

As the name suggests, the brothers give a single Pokémon a haircut that increases the friendship of the Pokémon, once per day. Using the services of the brothers is useful for evolving Pokémon that require a certain amount of friendship to evolve, such as Togepi or Eevee. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the service not only raises a Pokémon's friendship, but also raises its Beauty stat, which is necessary to evolve Feebas into Milotic, due to the absence of Contests in the games.

The younger of the Haircut brothers is cheaper at PokémonDollar.png300, but his service is often less satisfactory. However, the younger brother has a chance of occasionally increasing a Pokémon's friendship to a greater degree than the older brother is capable. The older brother is more reliable but more expensive at PokémonDollar.png500.

In the games

Friendship level

The brothers will raise a Pokémon's friendship by one of three random levels:

  • "Pokémon looks a little happier"
+1 for all friendship values
  • "Pokémon looks happy!"
+3 for friendship values 0-199, +1 for values 200-249
  • Pokémon looks delighted!"
For younger brother, +10 for values 0-199, +4 for values 200-249
For older brother, +5 for values 0-199, +2 for values 200-249


The brothers never work at the same time. The brother that is on shift depends on the day of the week. On Mondays, neither brother is available for haircuts.

Day Brother
Monday None
Tuesday Older
Wednesday Younger
Thursday Older
Friday Younger
Saturday Older
Sunday Younger

In the anime

The brothers made a minor appearance in A Goldenrod Opportunity, when Ash and Whitney accidentally ended up at their shop in Goldenrod City. They offered to give the Trainers' Pikachu and Clefairy a new look but the two declined.

Non-player characters in the core series games
Johto Professor ElmProfessor OakMomEthanLyraSilverMr. PokémonEusineLanceRedKiyoBaobaMagnusEarlKurt
CarrieMaryBuenaRadio DirectorHaircut brothersWebsterMasterLiWilmaPrimoJetDudeMr. Game
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsKimono GirlsName RaterFelicityTealaCameron

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