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Pokémon Music Channel

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Pokémon Music Channel, sometimes shortened to Pokémusic, is two radio stations in Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver. In Johto, the program is known as Pokémon Music (Japanese: ポケモンミュージック Pokémon Music), hosted by DJ Ben, and is on channel 7.5 on the Pokégear's radio. In Kanto, the program is known as Let's All Sing! (Japanese: みんなで うたおう! Let's Sing, Everybody!), and is hosted by DJ Fern on channel 18.5. In Pokémon Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, the EXPN Card is required to listen to the Kanto station.

In Generation IV the Radio shows broadcasted in Kanto are the same as in Johto, meaning that "Let's All Sing" by DJ Fern is no longer available.

Pokémon Music Channel broadcasts different pieces of music on different days of the week, each with different effects.

Pokémon March

The Pokémon March increases wild Pokémon encounter rate when played, much like the White Flute in later generations.

  • In Generation II: The song plays on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
  • In Generation IV: The song plays on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays pre-National Pokédex, and only on Mondays and Fridays post-National Pokédex after receiving the GB Sounds.

Pokémon Lullaby

The Pokémon Lullaby decreases wild Pokémon encounter rate when played, much like the Black Flute in later generations.

  • In Generation II: The song plays on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
  • In Generation IV: The song plays on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays pre-National Pokédex, and only on Tuesdays and Saturdays post-National Pokédex.

Pokémon Past Archive

The Pokémon Past Archive is only accessible in Generation IV, after the player has acquired the National Pokédex. It has no function in the field, but like the GB Sounds, it plays chiptunes from Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. It primarily plays music that the player cannot normally listen to with the GB Sounds, such as the game's opening and ending themes. It plays on Sundays after receiving the GB Sounds from the Game Freak employee.

Hoenn Sound

The Hoenn Sound channel is also accessible only in Generation IV, post-National Pokédex. It plays a remixed version of the Route 101 theme, which attracts certain wild Hoenn Pokémon. The song plays on Wednesdays. In order to successfully attract Pokémon, the music must be currently playing instead of the location music.

Pokémon available

# Pokémon Area
263 263 Zigzagoon Sprout Tower, Bell Tower, and Burned Tower
264 264 Linoone Routes 4, 6, 9, 10, 13, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, Ruins of Alph, and Mt. Silver (outside)
293 293 Whismur Routes 4, 6, 9, 10, 13, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, Ruins of Alph, and Mt. Silver (outside)
296 296 Makuhita Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Mt. Mortar, Dark Cave, Whirl Islands, Mt. Silver (cave), Ice Path, Cliff Cave, Diglett's Cave, Mt. Moon, Cerulean Cave, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Tohjo Falls
311 311 Plusle Routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 29, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 46, 48, and National Park
312 312 Minun Routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 29, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 46, 48, and National Park
322 322 Numel Ilex Forest and Viridian Forest
325 325 Spoink Ilex Forest and Viridian Forest
327 327 Spinda Sprout Tower, Bell Tower, and Burned Tower
359 359 Absol Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Mt. Mortar, Dark Cave, Whirl Islands, Mt. Silver (cave), Ice Path, Cliff Cave, Diglett's Cave, Mt. Moon, Cerulean Cave, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Tohjo Falls

Sinnoh Sound

The Sinnoh Sound channel, much like the Hoenn Sound channel, can attract wild Pokémon from Sinnoh with a remix of the music played on Route 201. It is only available in Generation IV, post-National Pokédex. The song plays on Thursdays. In order to successfully attract Pokémon, the music must be currently playing instead of the location music. Curiously, it attracts Meditite even though it is a Hoenn Pokémon.

Pokémon available

# Pokémon Area
307 307 Meditite Sprout Tower, Bell Tower, and Burned Tower
399 399 Bidoof Routes 4, 6, 9, 10, 13, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, Ruins of Alph, and Mt. Silver (outside)
403 403 Shinx Routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 29, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 46, 48, and National Park
406 406 Budew Ilex Forest and Viridian Forest
418 418 Buizel Routes 4, 6, 9, 10, 13, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, Ruins of Alph, and Mt. Silver (outside)
433 433 Chingling Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Mt. Mortar, Dark Cave, Whirl Islands, Mt. Silver (cave), Ice Path, Cliff Cave, Diglett's Cave, Mt. Moon, Cerulean Cave, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Tohjo Falls
436 436 Bronzor Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Mt. Mortar, Dark Cave, Whirl Islands, Mt. Silver (cave), Ice Path, Cliff Cave, Diglett's Cave, Mt. Moon, Cerulean Cave, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Tohjo Falls
441 441 Chatot Sprout Tower, Bell Tower, and Burned Tower
455 455 Carnivine Ilex Forest and Viridian Forest

Schedule

The highlighted row in the table below marks the current day (in UTC time).

Day Music
Generation II Generation IV,
pre-National Pokédex
Generation IV,
post-National Pokédex
Sunday Pokémon March Pokémon March Pokémon Past Archive*
Monday Pokémon Lullaby Pokémon March Pokémon March
Tuesday Pokémon March Pokémon Lullaby Pokémon Lullaby
Wednesday Pokémon Lullaby Pokémon March Hoenn Sound
Thursday Pokémon March Pokémon Lullaby Sinnoh Sound
Friday Pokémon Lullaby Pokémon March Pokémon March
Saturday Pokémon March Pokémon Lullaby Pokémon Lullaby

Trivia

  • The Hoenn Sound channel plays on Wednesday, considered the third day of the week in some parts of the world, as well in international standardization. This corresponds with Hoenn's introduction in Generation III. Likewise, the Sinnoh Sound channel plays on Thursday, sometimes considered the fourth day, matching Generation IV.
  • Meditite is the only Pokémon found with the regional music programs that doesn't match the generation, being a Generation III Pokémon found with Sinnoh Sound. This is probably due to its greater prominence in the Generation IV games.
  • Sunday is the only day of the week that the music playing before the National Pokédex has been obtained in Generation IV is the same as the music playing in Generation II. All other days swapped the music.