The Variety Channel is a radio channel introduced in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. It mixes the Buena's Password channel with a couple more new features. Aside from the aforementioned program are a documentary and radio play; the three programs rotate on an hourly basis throughout the day.
Pokémon Search Party
Pokémon Search Party is a radio documentary covering the events a data crew encounter while exploring caves and ruins. More episodes become available as the player advances through the game.
Serial Radio Drama
The Serial Radio Drama program features four different radio plays of varying genres.
- An anime-style drama titled "The Young Pokéathlete Maximo", eight episodes total
- A suspense drama titled "Johto Case Notes," five episodes total
- A soap opera set around Johto and on the S.S. Aqua titled "Waves of Love," five episodes total
- A road film-style drama titled "Delinquent Road," four episodes total
- Main article: Buena's Password
Buena's Password is a radio show where Buena tells the player a password, and the player will be able to go to Goldenrod City Radio Tower where they player get can earn points and prizes for getting the password right.
In HeartGold and SoulSilver, players receive gifts based on the points on their Blue Card as opposed to choosing what to purchase with these points, as was the case in Gold and Silver. Points went down in the earlier games after buying items - something which the Generation IV remakes did not have.
Gen II's Item Costs
Gen IV's Item Costs
The three programs run on the same schedule daily.
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- "Serial Radio Drama" may have originally been intended to be called the "Radio Miniseries", as is evident from the radio located in Mahogany Town.
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