In the second generation the Pokemon Tower was made into a radio tower and replaced with the Soul House, which was placed where the mart was originally. I've browsed this entire wiki and there's absolutely no mention of the soul house anywhere. It doesn't have a page or even a reference on this page. Why?--Pkmn 07:19, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
- Even though the House has minor role in the games I think that it should definitely be mentioned. Also, I personally think that Pokémon Tower should be moved to "Kanto Radio Tower" since this is the up-to-date name and function of the tower. --Maxim 10:17, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
Lavender Town Tone and the like
Is it true that the original version of this town's melody in Pokémon Red and Green (mentioned in the article) had experimental "binaural beats" that had frequencies undetectable by fully developed human ears? These sounds are alleged to have been connected to suicides in children aged 7-12 in Japan. Urban legend?  Ampere 19:06, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
- Rumor. Come on, does that article even SOUND factual?
- Didn't sound very likely, but I do wonder why they changed the music.Ampere 19:44, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
FYI, I've heard both themes (1.0 and the later versions), and I can't tell the difference. Help please? MagicBarrier 18:23, 28 August 2010 (UTC)
To clarify: Lavender Town is rumored to have changed the background music between its release in Japan and North America. This is -sort- of true, but a bit inaccurate. Along with this are rumors that it cause headaches, paranoia, and a number of other things in people who heard the sound through headphones, ultimately resulting in dementia, suicide, or other horror stories.
In truth, there was a minor change made to the music, but it was later than the NA release of the game. Later-run carts either omit or changed a layer in the background music (don't remember which) because the original version had the pitch set an octave too high - just outside of the normal hearing range for an adult, but NOT the 7 to 12 range the game was aimed at. Even though the sound couldn't be "heard" by older kids and adults, it could be "felt" if heard through headphones. The worst of it was that it caused a mild headache or blurred vision, especially in younger kids. There were no suicides, and there are no cases of mental illness linked to the sound.
There are also supposed videos or sound files with a "beta" version of the soundtrack for Lavender that add in deeper tones or play slower, which are pretty much just either completely fake or hacked emulator ROMs. Basically, the rumors are usually either started by people taking Creepypasta seriously or exaggerations of the real story. All it was was a single, high-pitched sound layer that made your head hurt. --KingStarscream 19:40, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
- But should we add the Lavender Town hoax to trivia? I mean it is a very popular subject in Pokémon speculation. And people visiting the site might want to read about it. --Shinsaku 23:49, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
Hidden Binary Noises
- Lavender Town Japanese Forwards and Backwards Listen around 0:30 to 0:36 and 1:00 to 1:06. If you can't hear it, your ears are most likely fully developed.
- If you want to hear a scarier version containing the missing frequencies: Advanced Program with "Missing Frequencies"
- --Non-existant Fire Key 16:53, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
- I hear the sounds quite well, also I really doubt those stories even happened. Likely just the video poster trying to scare users a bit. Tune still sounds nice even with those funny little sounds in it. Heck, I even listened to the original, nothing scary or subliminal in it. Frozen Fennec 16:58, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
- Also it's funny how everyone says the tune makes you feel suicidal. When I was a lot younger and getting into Pokemon. I netered the town but I just the tune sounded a bit sad and nothing else. Frozen Fennec 17:07, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
I listened to the original version a few weeks ago, and I felt really creped out. Although it probably was because I just watched a video on Pokemon Creepy Black Version ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iYwMgG8dNs ), and it was late at night, idk. I kept feeling like someone was watching, and when I was half asleep, I thought I heard someone say "Get out now". Probably just hype. Oh wells. Point it, it's creepy.
Should the sprite of the marowak ghost and unown spelling leave that's suppositly embeded into the sound track hoax on youtube be notified? VENUS,MEGA,SCEPT,TORTE,SERP 18:30, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
"Cion" Town Romanization
Is there any particular reason we are romanizing シオン as "Cion"? From what I've seen it doesn't look linked to an English word and therefore should be kept as the more widely-used "Shion". --jda95 11:04, 27 January 2011 (UTC)