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Pokémon Mansion journals

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Pokémon Mansion journal in Pokémon Origins

The Pokémon Mansion journals are a series of diary entries present in the core series games and written by a Pokémon researcher, chronicling the events that led up to the creation and escape of Mewtwo. They are scattered around the Pokémon Mansion.

The Pokémon Mansion journals are only accessible in the Generation I games and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, as the Pokémon Mansion has been destroyed along with most of Cinnabar Island by a volcanic eruption prior to the events of the Generation II games and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Journal entries

The diary entries are the same in the Generation I games and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, both in Japanese and English.

July 5

Japanese
にっき 7がつ5か

ここは みなみアメリカの ギアナ
ジャングルの おくちで しんしゅの ポケモンを はっけん
English
Diary: July 5

Guyana, South America
A new Pokémon was discovered deep in the jungle.

July 10

Japanese
にっき 7がつ10か

しんはっけんの ポケモンを わたしは ミュウと なづけた
English
Diary: July 10

We christened the newly discovered Pokémon, Mew.

NOTE: The original Japanese text is in the first person singular (わたし I, not わたしたち We).

February 6

Japanese
にっき 2がつ6か

ミュウが こどもを うむ
うまれた ばかりの ジュニアを ミュウツーと よぶことに⋯⋯
English
Diary: Feb. 6

Mew gave birth.
We named the newborn Mewtwo.

NOTE: The original Japanese text is impersonal.

September 1

Japanese
にっき 9がつ1にち

ポケモン ミュウツーは つよすぎる
ダメだ⋯⋯
わたしの てには おえない!
English
Diary: Sept. 1

Mewtwo is far too powerful.
We have failed to curb its vicious tendencies…

The original Japanese text reveals the author in a tense situation when compared to the English text, which instead refers to a team being depicted in hopelessness. The translation of the Japanese text is:

Diary: September 1

The Pokémon Mewtwo is far too powerful.
It's no use...
I am unable to control it!

Relation to Faraway Island

It is speculated that the Guyanese jungle where Mew was apparently discovered is actually Faraway Island. A message is left on a signpost there which contains a remnant of a signature belonging to a name ending in ジ ji but this element is present exclusively in the Japanese release of Pokémon Emerald, which is generally assumed to be from Fuji. The researcher who wrote these diary entries is speculated to be Dr. Fuji, the founder of Pokémon Lab, or Mr. Fuji, who may both be the same character.

In the anime

In Pokémon Origins

Red found the Pokémon Mansion journal while visiting the Pokémon Mansion in File 3 - Giovanni. Instead of multiple different diaries scattered throughout the building, the journal in Pokémon Origins was a single notebook.

The journal was referenced again in File 4 - Charizard, where Red recalled finding out about the creation of Mewtwo from it. After telling Professor Oak about the journal, Red learned that the journal was probably the notes of "Doctor Fuji", a former Pokémon expert whose research was dismissed soon after he had found a new species of Pokémon and tried to artificially create a new, powerful Pokémon. Professor Oak also realized that "Dr. Fuji" was likely the same person as Mr. Fuji.


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