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Pokémon Mansion journals

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The Pokémon Mansion journals are a series of diary entries 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.

In the games

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

Although the English journal entries use "we", the Japanese journal entries only ever use a first person singular pronoun (わたし I).

July 5

English Japanese

Diary: July 5
Guyana, South America

A new POKéMON was discovered deep
in the jungle.

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

July 10

English Japanese

Diary: July 10
We christened the newly discovered
POKéMON, MEW.

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

February 6

English Japanese

Diary: Feb. 6
MEW gave birth.

We named the newborn MEWTWO.

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⋯

September 1

English Japanese

Diary: Sept. 1
MEWTWO is far too powerful.

We have failed to curb its vicious
tendencies…

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!

The Japanese text for this entry reveals the author to be somewhat more emotional.

Translation of the Japanese text
Diary: September 1
The Pokémon Mewtwo is far too powerful.

It's no use...
I cannot 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

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Pokémon Mansion journal 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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