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Pokémon Center men

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The Pokémon Center men are a quintet of non-player characters that appear in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. They are all located in the Mauville City Pokémon Center, however only one will be present at a time. Each one can be indicated by the color of their hair.

Each man performs a different role.

If two or more players of Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire or Emerald mix records with each other, the men that were in each players' games will be transferred over.

Mechanics

The final digit of the player's Trainer ID determines which of the five men will initially appear in the Mauville City Pokémon Center. The following list details which number corresponds with which man.

  • If the Trainer's ID ends in 0 or 1, The Bard will appear.
  • If the Trainer's ID ends in 2 or 3, The Hipster will appear.
  • If the Trainer's ID ends in 4 or 5, The Trader will appear.
  • If the Trainer's ID ends in 6 or 7, The Storyteller will appear.
  • If the Trainer's ID ends in 8 or 9, Giddy will appear.

The storyteller

This man, in his own words, "tells tales of legendary Trainers". He tells the player about records they have set as well as those set with other players they have mixed records with. When approached by the player, he will offer them choices of the records they would like to hear about, and will also add a comment about it.

List of stories

The Item-Finding Trainer
The storyteller states the number of times the player has used an Itemfinder. He then comments that the Trainer must enjoy scouring the ground for hidden items.
The Save-Happy Trainer
The storyteller states the number of times that the player has saved the game. He then comments that one will never find a more cautious Trainer than them.
The Cut-Frenzy Trainer
The storyteller states the number of times that the player has used Cut. He then comments that they are a Trainer who just must love to cut.
The Move-Loving Trainer
The storyteller states the number of times the player has moved their Secret Base. He then comments that they are a Trainer who loves to move houses often.
The Cable Car-Loving Trainer
The storyteller states the number of times the Trainer rode the Cable Car to Mt. Chimney. He then comments that they must be a busy Trainer who's up and down all the time.
The Interviewed Trainer
The storyteller states the number of times the Trainer has been interviewed. He then comments that they must be attracting a lot of attention.
The Safari-Loving Trainer
The storyteller states the number of times the Trainer has gone into the Safari Zone. He then comments that they must have a wild side that comes out in the Safari Zone.
The Hot Spring-Loving Trainer
The storyteller states the number of times the Trainer bathed in the Hot Springs. He then comments that they must be a Trainer with baby-smooth skin.
The Trendsetter Trainer
The storyteller states the number of times the Trainer has changed the trendy phrase in Dewford Hall. He then comments that the Trainer is setting trends for all the Hoenn region.
The Contest-Loving Trainer
The storyteller states how many times the Trainer entered Pokémon Contests. He then comments that the Trainer must love showing off Pokémon to others.
The Contest Master
The storyteller states the number of times the Trainer has won Pokémon Contests. He then comments that the Trainer must be an incredible Contest master.
The Fishing Trainer
The storyteller states how many times the Trainer has successfully caught a wild Pokémon with a Fishing Rod. He then comments that the Trainer is a legendary fishing expert.
The Battle-Happy Trainer
The storyteller states the number of times the Trainer has battled other Trainers. He then comments that they must be a Trainer who can never refuse a chance to battle.
The Rock-Smashing Trainer
The storyteller states how many times the Trainer has used Rock Smash. He then comments that they must be a Trainer who can't leave a stone unsmashed.
The Pokémon-Catching Trainer
The storyteller states how many Pokémon the Trainer has caught. He then comments that the Trainer is a legendary catcher of wild Pokémon.
The Homebody Trainer
The storyteller states how many times the Trainer healed their Pokémon at their house. He then comments that there could be no more of a homebody than the Trainer.
The Berry-Planting Trainer
The storyteller states how many times the Trainer planted Berries. He then comments that the Trainer is a legendary lover of Berries.
The Ledge-Jumping Trainer
The storyteller states how many times the Trainer has jumped down ledges. He then comments that if there is a ledge to be jumped, the Trainer can't ignore it.
The Splash-Happy Trainer
The storyteller states how many times the Trainer has used Splash. He then comments that they must be a Trainer who must love splashing around.
The Rain-Soaked Trainer
The storyteller states how many times the Trainer has been soaked by rain. He then comments that the Trainer's charisma must even attract rain.
The Avid Pokédex Reader
The storyteller states how many times the Trainer has checked the Pokédex. He then comments that the Trainer must love inspecting Pokémon in a Pokédex.
The Pokémon Center-Loving Trainer
The storyteller states how many times the Trainer has healed Pokémon at a Pokémon Center. He then comments that there could be no greater love of Pokémon Centers than the Trainer.
The Egg-Warming Trainer
The storyteller states how many times the Trainer has hatched Pokémon from Eggs. He then comments that the Trainer is a legendary warmer of eggs.
The Blend-Loving Trainer
The storyteller states how many times the Trainer has made Pokéblocks. He then comments that there is none better at using a Berry Blender than the Trainer.
The Legendary TV Viewer
The storyteller states how many times the Trainer has watched TV. He then comments that the Trainer must love watching TV.
The Evolver Trainer
The storyteller states how many times the Trainer has made Pokémon evolve. He then comments that the Trainer is the ultimate evolver of Pokémon.
The Happy Shopper
The storyteller states how many times the Trainer has bought items in shops. He then comments that the Trainer must be one of those people who are born to shop.
The Ribbon Collector
The storyteller states how many times the Trainer has received a ribbon. He then comments that the Trainer must be one of those people who love ribbons.

The Trader

The trader will allow the player to trade one Secret Base decoration for one of his own decorations. When the player mixes records with other Hoenn-centric games, the trader will keep the item the first player traded to him and will offer it to the new player for a trade. This allows easy trading of Secret Base decorations between games. The trader will offer a new trade every time the player mixes records. He has green hair.

The Bard

The bard will sing a song to the player and ask them to change part of the lyrics of the song.

The Hipster

The hipster adds phrases to the game's easy chat system. He will add one phrase each time records are mixed.

Giddy

Giddy will have a "scintillating story" for the player. He will ask a series of yes or no questions based on either a word from the easy chat system or something else, such as if the player knows a nice place for vacation. He appears to have a brother (Gaddy) and a niece who live in Laverre City in the Kalos region.

Overworld sprites

Mauville Pokémon Center storyteller OD.png Mauville Pokémon Center trader OD.png Mauville Pokémon Center bard OD.png Mauville Pokémon Center hipster OD.png Mauville Pokémon Center Giddy OD.png
Storyteller Trader Bard Hipster Giddy


Non-player characters in the core series games
Hoenn Professor BirchMomMayBrendanWallyWandaSteven StoneWallaceScottMr. BrineyMr. StoneGabby and TyLanette
BrigetteProfessor CozmoPokémon Fan Club ChairmanRydelWinstrate familyCaptain SternTrick MasterDiving Treasure Hunter
DockApprenticePokémon Center LadiesPokémon Center menTealaAaruneLisiaTeam AquaTeam Magma
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsGym guideName RaterLegendary Top Pokémon Breeder

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