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Lucky Channel

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Lucky Channel (Japanese: ラッキーチャンネル Lucky Channel) is a radio program that broadcasts from the Goldenrod Radio Tower in Goldenrod City in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal.

The station, hosted by Reed, broadcasts in Johto on channel 8.5 of the Pokégear. The channel broadcasts a random OT ID number which changes every Friday. During the week, the player can visit the Radio Tower and talk to a man on the first floor. If any of the player's Pokémon in the party or in the Pokémon Storage System have an OT ID that partially matches the ID number for the week, they will receive a prize. If the last two digits of the ID match, the player receives a PP Up; if the last three match, an Exp. Share; if all five digits match, the player wins a Master Ball. The player may not win more than once per week, even if they have multiple Pokémon with winning IDs.

While the program is no longer broadcast in Generation IV's Johto, the drawing itself remains on the Radio Tower's ground floor, changing daily, rather than weekly, and with the same prizes as the drawings in Hoenn and Sinnoh.


Item Location Games
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up Trainer ID matched last two digits  G  S  C 
Bag Exp. Share Sprite.png Exp. Share Trainer ID matched last three digits  G  S  C 
Bag Master Ball Sprite.png Master Ball Trainer ID matched perfectly  G  S  C 


  • Reed seldomly says the sentence, "...Repeating myself gets to be a drag..."
  • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the poster announcing the Lucky Channel on the ground floor of the Goldenrod Radio Tower is still present, despite the program itself no longer being available. It reads "Lucky Channel! Win with Pokémon ID numbers! Trade your Pokémon to collect different ID numbers!"
    • In the Japanese versions, the poster refers to the Lucky Channel as だいこうひょうポケモンくじ The Great Pokémon Lottery. In the English versions, the name "Lucky Channel" is kept.

See also

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