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Goldenrod Radio Tower

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Goldenrod Radio Tower コガネラジオとう
Kogane Radio Tower
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Goldenrod Radio Tower HGSS.png
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Location: Goldenrod City
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
Johto Goldenrod City Map.png
Location of Goldenrod Radio Tower in Johto.
Pokémon world locations
The Radio Tower in Gold, Silver, and Crystal

The Goldenrod Radio Tower (Japanese: コガネラジオとう Kogane Radio Tower) is a six-story tower located next to the Magnet Train station in Goldenrod City, the largest city in Johto.

Goldenrod City Radio Tower
A Network Providing Johto
with Interesting Information

In the games

The Radio Tower broadcasts numerous programs daily, the most prominent of such being Professor Oak's Pokémon Talk and Buena's Password, a new radio show that debuted in Pokémon Crystal. For a short time in Generation II and Generation IV, the tower fell victim to the clutches of Team Rocket, during which time all of the normal broadcasts were replaced with a pirate signal officially announcing Team Rocket's return and pleading Giovanni to return from seclusion.

After the player obtains their seventh Johto Gym Badge, it is necessary to purge the Radio Tower of Team Rocket in order to continue the storyline, because until the Radio Tower has been returned to normal, either the Blackthorn Gym will be closed because Clair is training in the restricted Dragon's DenGSC, or a man selling RageCandyBars will prevent access to Route 44, the eastern path out of Mahogany TownHGSS. After defeating the impostor station manager in the fifth floor office, the player will receive the Basement Key, which opens up a sealed area of the Goldenrod Tunnel. Upon finding the real station manager in the second basement of the Goldenrod Department Store, he will give the player a Card Key to open the door on the third floor that separates the upper floors of the tower in two. With the Card Key in tow, the player can ascend to the fifth floor studio to defeat the final Rocket Executives, effectively disbanding the organization. To show his gratitude, the station manager will give the player a Rainbow WingGHG, a Silver WingSSS, or a Clear BellC.

Places of interest

Studios

In Pokémon Gold and Silver, the station had two studios, located on the fourth and fifth floors. A third studio was added in Pokémon Crystal on the second floor, to accommodate Buena's new radio show. In every version, the tower has a welcome center, as well as a computer linked to Bill's PC and the player's personal computer, on the first floor and a small café on the second floor. The technical operations of the tower are handled by way of a network of computers on the third and fourth floors. The Director's office is found on the fifth floor.

Programs

Many programs are broadcast from the tower, with most being produced in-house.

Program Host(s) Channel (PG) Description Where produced Games
Buena's Password Buena 10.5 Broadcasts one password per night between 6 PM-12 AM; Trainers who come to Buena and recite the password can get points redeemable for prizes. 2nd floor studio C
HGSS
Variety Channel Unknown 10.5 Broadcasts Buena's Password channel with a couple more new features. Aside from the aforementioned channel, there's a few other new channels that are broadcast in different schedules. Unknown HGSS
Lucky Channel Reed 8.5 Broadcasts one ID per week; Trainers who come to the welcome center with a Pokémon whose ID is similar will win a prize. Unknown GSC
Pokémon Music Ben 7.5 Broadcasts different music to different effects depending on the day of the week. 5th floor studio GSC
HGSS
Pokédex Show (no DJ) 4.5
4 AM-10 AM
A show that broadcasts Pokédex entries gathered by the player. Unknown GSC
Professor Oak's Pokémon Talk Mary and Oak 4.5
GSC: 10 AM-4 AM
HGSS: all day
Talk show discussing locations where semi-rare Pokémon can be found. Also speaks about swarms. 4th floor studio GSC
HGSS
Team Rocket's announcement (replaces other broadcasts) Team Rocket Every radio station Plays on every radio station once Team Rocket has succeeded in taking over the Radio Tower. A Team Rocket Executive announces over the airwaves that they have resurfaced, and pleads for their boss, Giovanni, to come out of hiding and rejoin them. Begins playing once the player has obtained seven Badges, and ceases to play when Team Rocket is disbanded. 5th floor studio GSC
HGSS

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Basement Key Sprite.png Basement Key Given by Petrel after defeating him  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball The fifth floor studio  C 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball Fourth floor (the Card Key restricted area)  HG  SS 
Bag Rainbow Wing Sprite.png Rainbow Wing The director after defeating Team Rocket  G  HG 
Bag Silver Wing Sprite.png Silver Wing The director after defeating Team Rocket  S  SS 
Bag Clear Bell Sprite.png Clear Bell The director after defeating Team Rocket  C 
Bag None Sprite.png Pink Bow From Mary after defeating Team Rocket  G  S  C 
Bag Bright Powder Sprite.png BrightPowder From Mary after defeating Team Rocket  HG  SS 
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 (Sunny Day) From a woman on 3F after defeating Team Rocket  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Pokémon Lottery Corner

Main article: Pokémon Lottery Corner

In Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the Lucky Channel is a radio show which broadcasts an ID number that changes once per week. Prizes are awarded for winning numbers, which must match any of the player's Pokémon's ID numbers with either all digits, three digits or two digits.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Felicity gives out tickets for the Pokémon Lottery Corner with an ID number that changes daily. Prizes are awarded for winning numbers, which must match any of the player's Pokémon's ID numbers from the last digit to the first digit.

Item Location Games
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball Pokémon ID matched last digit  HG  SS 
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up Pokémon ID matched last two digits  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Exp. Share Sprite.png Exp. Share Pokémon ID matched last three digits  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive Pokémon ID matched last four digits  HG  SS 
Bag Master Ball Sprite.png Master Ball Pokémon ID matched perfectly  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Trainers

NOTE: These Trainers appear only during Team Rocket's takeover at Goldenrod City.

Generation II

1F
Trainer Pokémon
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
020 Raticate Lv.24
No item
020 Raticate Lv.24
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.

2F
Trainer Pokémon
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1040
024 Arbok Lv.26
No item
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png920
019 Rattata Lv.21
No item
019 Rattata Lv.21
No item
019 Rattata Lv.23
No item
019 Rattata Lv.23
No item
019 Rattata Lv.23
No item
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1000
088 Grimer Lv.23
No item
088 Grimer Lv.23
No item
089 Muk Lv.25
No item
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1040
041 Zubat Lv.26
No item
041 Zubat Lv.26
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.

3F
Trainer Pokémon
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png920
109 Koffing Lv.23
No item
041 Zubat Lv.23
No item
019 Rattata Lv.23
No item
088 Grimer Lv.23
No item
Scientist Marc
Scientist Marc
カネオ Kaneo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2700
081 Magnemite Lv.27
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.27
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.27
No item
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1040
110 Weezing Lv.26
No item
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1040
020 Raticate Lv.24
No item
109 Koffing Lv.26
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.

4F
Trainer Pokémon
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png880
041 Zubat Lv.22
No item
042 Golbat Lv.24
No item
088 Grimer Lv.22
No item
Scientist Rich
Scientist Rich
シンタロウ Shintarō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3000
137 Porygon Lv.30
No item
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
023 Ekans Lv.21
No item
043 Oddish Lv.23
No item
023 Ekans Lv.21
No item
044 Gloom Lv.24
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.



5F






Generation IV

1F
Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
020 Raticate Lv.24
No item
020 Raticate Lv.24
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.

2F
Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1040
024 Arbok Lv.26
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png920
019 Rattata Lv.21
No item
019 Rattata Lv.21
No item
019 Rattata Lv.23
No item
019 Rattata Lv.23
No item
019 Rattata Lv.23
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1000
041 Zubat Lv.26
No item
041 Zubat Lv.26
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1040
088 Grimer Lv.23
No item
088 Grimer Lv.23
No item
089 Muk Lv.25
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.

3F
Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png920
109 Koffing Lv.23
No item
041 Zubat Lv.23
No item
019 Rattata Lv.23
No item
088 Grimer Lv.23
No item
Scientist Garett
Scientist Garett
カネオ Kaneo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png864
081 Magnemite Lv.27
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.27
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.27
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1040
110 Weezing Lv.26
No item
Requires Card Key
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1040
020 Raticate Lv.24
No item
109 Koffing Lv.26
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.

4F
Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png880
041 Zubat Lv.22
No item
042 Golbat Lv.24
No item
088 Grimer Lv.22
No item
Scientist Trenton
Scientist Trenton
シンタロウ Shintarō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
137 Porygon Lv.30
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
023 Ekans Lv.21
No item
023 Ekans Lv.21
No item
043 Oddish Lv.23
No item
044 Gloom Lv.24
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.

Requires Card Key



5F


Requires Card Key



Observation Deck
Archer and the player on the Observation Deck, exclusive to HeartGold and SoulSilver



Layout

Version 1F 2F 3F 4F 5F Observation Deck
Gold Goldenrod Radio Tower 1F GS.png Goldenrod Radio Tower 2F GS.png Goldenrod Radio Tower 3F GS.png Goldenrod Radio Tower 4F GS.png Goldenrod Radio Tower 5F GS.png
Silver
Crystal Goldenrod Radio Tower 1F C.png Goldenrod Radio Tower 2F C.png Goldenrod Radio Tower 3F C.png Goldenrod Radio Tower 4F C.png Goldenrod Radio Tower 5F C.png
HeartGold Goldenrod Radio Tower 1F HGSS.png Goldenrod Radio Tower 2F HGSS.png Goldenrod Radio Tower 3F HGSS.png Goldenrod Radio Tower 4F HGSS.png Goldenrod Radio Tower 5F HGSS.png Goldenrod Radio Tower Observation Deck HGSS.png
SoulSilver
 

In the anime

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The Radio Tower

The Goldenrod Radio Tower appeared in Air Time. Ash is interviewed by DJ Mary.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards named Radio Tower.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Radio Tower T [St] Neo Destiny Rare 95/105 Darkness, and to Light... Rare  
 

Trivia

The radio tower in Pocket Monsters 2


In other languages

Language Title
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Radio Toren
France Flag.png European French Tour Radio
Germany Flag.png German Radioturm
Italy Flag.png Italian Torre Radio
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Torre Radio

See Also



Johto
Zephyr Badge.png Hive Badge.png Plain Badge.png Fog Badge.png Storm Badge.png Mineral Badge.png Glacier Badge.png Rising Badge.png
Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
2930313233343536373839404142434445464748
Landmarks
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex ForestRadio TowerGlobal Terminal
Goldenrod TunnelNational ParkPokéathlon DomeBell TowerBurned TowerMooMoo FarmGlitter Lighthouse
Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerSafari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenS.S. AquaMt. Silver
Access to
Sinjoh RuinsKanto

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