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A Symbol (Japanese: シンボル Symbol) is an item which denotes a Pokémon Trainer as having defeated one of Hoenn's Frontier Brains. They are the Hoenn Battle Frontier's equivalent of a Badge. There are two levels of them for each: silver and gold. The Sinnoh and Johto equivalent is a commemorative print. Unlike Badges, they do not allow new items to be sold at Poké Marts.

List of Symbols

Symbols
Frontier Brain
Japanese
Facility
Japanese
Symbols
Spr E Noland.png
Factory Head Noland
ファクトリーヘッド ダツラ
Factory Head Datsura
Battle Factory
バトルファクトリー
Battle Factory
Knowledgesymbolsilver.png
Silver Knowledge Symbol
Knowledgesymbol.png
Gold Knowledge Symbol
Spr E Greta.png
Arena Tycoon Greta
アリーナキャプテン コゴミ
Arena Captain Kogomi
Battle Arena
バトルアリーナ
Battle Arena
Gutssymbolsilver.png
Silver Guts Symbol
Gutssymbol.png
Gold Guts Symbol
Spr E Tucker.png
Dome Ace Tucker
ドームスーパースター ヒース
Dome Superstar Heath
Battle Dome
バトルドーム
Battle Dome
Tacticssymbolsilver.png
Silver Tactics Symbol
Tacticssymbol.png
Gold Tactics Symbol
Spr E Lucy.png
Pike Queen Lucy
チューブクイーン アザミ
Tube Queen Azami
Battle Pike
バトルチューブ
Battle Tube
Lucksymbolsilver.png
Silver Luck Symbol
Lucksymbol.png
Gold Luck Symbol
Spr E Spenser.png
Palace Maven Spenser
パレスガーディアン ウコン
Palace Guardian Ukon
Battle Palace
バトルパレス
Battle Palace
Spiritssymbolsilver.png
Silver Spirits Symbol
Spiritssymbol.png
Gold Spirits Symbol
Spr E Brandon.png
Pyramid King Brandon
ピラミッドキング ジンダイ
Pyramid King Jindai
Battle Pyramid
バトルピラミッド
Battle Pyramid
Bravesymbolsilver.png
Silver Brave Symbol
Bravesymbol.png
Gold Brave Symbol
Spr E Anabel.png
Salon Maiden Anabel
タワータイクーン リラ
Tower Tycoon Lila
Battle Tower
バトルタワー
Battle Tower
Abilitysymbolsilver.png
Silver Ability Symbol
Abilitysymbol.png
Gold Ability Symbol

In the anime

Ash's seven Symbols
Reggie's six Symbols

Ash was seen earning the Knowledge Symbol close to the end of the eighth season, and the rest of the Symbols during the ninth season. After earning his seventh Symbol in Pace - The Final Frontier!, Scott offered him a chance to become a Frontier Brain candidate, but he turned down the offer.

In Lost Leader Strategy!, it was revealed that Paul's big brother Reggie had earned six of the seven Symbols. However, he had been unable to defeat Brandon, thus never obtaining the Brave Symbol.

In the manga

Emerald's seven Symbols in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Emerald was seen earning all seven Symbols during the Emerald chapter. For the Tactics Symbol, he had been unable to defeat Tucker on his first try, but later participated in a Battle Dome tournament with the other Pokédex holders and won, earning him his final Symbol.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

Enta was seen earning six of the seven Symbols over the course of the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga, although most of them were won off-panel. However, his battle with Anabel ended in a draw, leaving him without the Ability Symbol.

Trivia

  • In the Japanese version of Emerald, the patterns on the Symbols are originally the first letter of the Symbol's name: K (Knowledge), G (Guts), T (Tactics), L (Luck), S (Spirits), B (Brave), and A (Ability).
    • However, the anime features the patterns used in the English version instead.
  • Some of the patterns in the Symbols have similarities to the Frontier Brain's battle facility.
    • The pattern on the Luck Symbol is identical to the hexagon patterns on Seviper, which the Battle Pike was modeled after.
    • The pattern on the Tactics Symbol seems to be the Battle Dome if seen from above. It might also stand for the first letter in Tucker's Japanese name Heath.
    • The pattern on the Brave Symbol seems to be the Battle Pyramid if seen from above.
    • The pattern on the Ability Symbol seems to be the Battle Tower seen from below.
  • The Knowledge Symbol is the only Symbol not to share a common first letter with its respective Frontier Brain in the English version. However, both are pronounced with the /n/ sound.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 象徵 / 象徴 Xiàngzhēng
Finland Flag.png Finnish Symboli
France Flag.png French Symbole
Germany Flag.png German Symbol
Italy Flag.png Italian Simbolo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 심볼 Symbol
Spain Flag.png Spanish Simbolo