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Televisions (also abbreviated TVs) are part of the furniture in most houses in the Pokémon world. They debuted in Generation I, but were merely for decoration until Generation III. They have also appeared in the Pokémon anime.
In the games
Generations I and II
The TV in the player's house displays a movie. Other televisions in these generations were merely for decoration purposes and, unlike later generations, the television is in the middle of the room. Televisions normally appeared in residential houses. The same applies in FireRed and LeafGreen.
Television returned in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, replacing Generation II's radio broadcasts and served a purpose unlike the Generation I TVs. They were present in most houses in Hoenn, but had a limited function, only showing programs when an event occurs, such as swarming Pokémon, or when the player changes a Pokémon's nickname at the Name Rater. They may also show interviews with the player character, who answers by selecting words from a drop-down list. When a program is airing, the television screen will flash, and will not cease flashing until the program has been watched. If an event has not happened to activate a television program, the screen will remain blank and the phrase "Mom/Dad might like this program... better get going!" will be played. The programming is organized by Hoenn TV.
In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, a key item called the Teachy TV is given to the player at the start of the game. It airs the Poké Dude Show, where a character called the Poké Dude will instruct the player on basic gameplay elements like how to catch Pokémon and how to battle.
In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum television screens flash constantly. Jubilife TV produces many television programs broadcast all around the Sinnoh region, including the Trend Tracker show, Trainer Research, and Sinnoh Now. Each program includes information about events happening around Sinnoh, including swarming Pokémon and weather conditions affecting different routes. They may also contain information about the player which is customizable by speaking to a number of interviewers which can be found scattered around the region. Like in the previous generation, the answers to the interviewers' questions are limited, but more answers can be added by learning trendy phrases in Snowpoint City. At the conclusion of each program, a series of advertisements can be watched.
The events of the main storyline in Diamond and Pearl are encouraged by a television program, The Search for the Red Gyarados. Later, at the Survival Area, the player will encounter the cameraman responsible for this story. In Platinum this person can be found blocking the entrance to Lake Valor hoping to see Azelf before Team Galactic detonates the Galactic Bomb there.
There is also a TV in the Old Chateau which contains a wild Rotom at night (after obtaining the National Pokédex in Diamond and Pearl, and at any time in Platinum).
In Pokémon Black and White, televisions show a variety of different programs. The type of television shows that are broadcast at any particular instance depend on the in-game time.
For the first ten minutes of every hour, documentaries and a cartoon focusing on the player character are broadcast. Each program acts as a view of in-game statistics, telling the player how many times he/she has had a Pokémon flee, how much money he/she has spent at shops, how many Trainers and Pokémon he/she has defeated, and so on.
From ten minutes past to thirty-five minutes past each hour, educational shows are broadcast. These are "The Waving Weaving Walk", which describes various Abilities; "Moves for Living", which describes various moves that are new to the game; and "What's That?", which inspects held items that are new to the games.
For the last twenty-five minutes of each hour, other shows such as human interest pieces are broadcast; these include "Eyes on Unova", "Your Pokémon", "Personality Assessment and Horoscope", "National Gymquirer", and "Unova News". Other programs shown at this time are "Koukan Talk", which teaches Japanese in the North American games; and "PokéQuiz", which quizzes three kids on the Japanese names of Pokémon. There are even infomercials advertising overpriced items.
In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, all the previous shows are retained, and new shows, such as "The Pokémon Whisperer" and "The Pokémon Live Sports Broadcast" have been added. Instead of airing programs based on the hour, the player can choose from three channels to watch: Celebrity, Battle, and Variety.
In the anime
Television has been present in the anime since the first episode, where Ash saw a Pokémon League battle on television. Ash and his traveling companions have met several television and film producers on their journeys, but televisions remained largely unseen until the Advanced Generation series. Once, however, in The Rivalry Revival, Jessie and James pretend to make a live broadcast on Ash's special dinner in his house in Pallet Town. The meal commemorates his departure for Johto, which will happen the next day. During the report, they devour some of the food, trap Ash's Pikachu inside the supposed camera, and soon flee from the house. Fortunately for Ash and his friends, Tracey's Scyther frees Pikachu by cutting through the camera.
Max mentioned watching the Silver Conference on television when he first meets Ash in There's no Place Like Hoenn!, and thus learned a lot about him. Several characters mention watching Pokémon Contests and Grand Festivals on TV, and in Saved by the Beldum! several supporting characters watch Ash's battle on TV. Like in the games, Sinnoh Now is broadcast in the Sinnoh region, with host Rhonda. She and the Sinnoh Now staff have appeared in The Champ Twins!, All Dressed Up with Somewhere to Go, A Secret Sphere of Influence!, Top-Down Training!, Mass Hip-Po-Sis!, Our Cup Runneth Over!, Losing Its Lustrous, Pursuing a Lofty Goal!, and Beating the Bustle and Hustle!.
Television shows in the Pokémon world
In Kanto, specifically in Generations I and III, all televisions except the one in the living room of the player's house cannot be interacted with. The one that can be interacted with displays a movie.
| There's a movie on TV. Four boys are walking on railroad tracks. I better go too.
|| There's a movie on TV. Four boys are walking on railroad tracks. …I better go, too.*
| There's a movie on TV. A girl with her hair in pigtails is walking up a brick road. …I better go, too.*
| The movie from Red, Blue, and Yellow and FireRed and LeafGreen (if player is male) is a reference to the movie Stand by Me.|
If the player is female, the movie from FireRed and LeafGreen is a reference to the movie The Wizard of Oz.
The Teachy TV, which exists only in FireRed and LeafGreen, airs the Poké Dude Show, where a character called the Poké Dude instructs the player on basic gameplay elements like how to catch Pokémon and how to battle.
- "Hey, all you Trainers out there! HELLO, Trainers! ……… ……… ……… Come on, let me hear you! HELLO, Trainers! It's me, the Poké Dude!"
- Before moving to a particular aspect of the show (aside from TMs)
- "All righty, here goes! Keep your eyes glued to the super/sorta super Poké Dude Show!"
- "Remember, Trainers, a good deed a day brings happiness to stay!"
"Teach me how to battle."
- "Today, the Poké Dude's here to tell you about how you can battle Pokémon! Say you're out for a stroll when, suddenly, a wild Pokémon appears! It's up to you to smartly use your Pokémon and their moves to reduce the opponent's HP to nothing, and claim victory! I'll show you how to do that in person and for sure!"
- "The speedier of the battlers gets to attack first. It looks like my Rattata was faster than the Pidgey. The battlers take turns attacking and reducing each other's HP. My Rattata reduced the foe's HP to zero, so it wins! The Pokémon that took part in the battle get EXP. Points. When a Pokémon collects enough EXP. Points, it levels up. Leveling up makes your Pokémon stronger than before."
- "Well, did you get that? Even if your own Pokémon's HP falls to zero, and it becomes unable to battle, not to worry! Just take it to any Pokémon Center and heal it!"
"What are status problems?"
- "Today, the Poké Dude's here to tell you about status problems! Status problems include poisoning, paralysis, sleep, burn… There are a couple others, but they really are trouble. Get any one, and your Pokémon may become useless in battle. You know, it hurts the Poké Dude to see a Pokémon suffer… So, what should you do if your Pokémon gets a status problem? Well, you've got me to show you!
- "Uh-oh… My Rattata has been poisoned… If a Pokémon is poisoned, it loses HP steadily. If a Pokémon develops a status proble, heal it right away. Using an item on a Pokémon uses up one turn, though. Now, it's the opponent's turn! Yay! We managed to win!"
- "Poisoning or paralysis don't go away after a battle. If a Pokémon is poisoned, it loses HP even while you're walking. You should heal Pokémon of these kinds of problems right away. Use an item, or try to get to a Pokémon Center for healing. That wasn't hard, was it? All righty, be seeing you!"
"What are type matchups?"
- "Does everyone know about type matchups? Pokémon and their moves all belong to certain types. For example, there are such types as Grass and Water. You need to consider the type of the move used to attack… And, the type of the Pokémon that is hit by that attack. Depending on how those two types match up, the damage can change. You see, it depends n whether the type matchup is good or bad. If you don't know how matchups work, battles will be tough. So, let me demonstrate exactly what I mean. All righty, be seeing you!"
- "The move Bubble is a Water-type attack. The targeted Oddish is a Grass/Poison-type Pokémon. The Water-type attack is absorbed by the Grass-type Pokémon… As a result, the move becomes not very effective, and inflicts only half the usual damage. Uh-oh, this is not good! The Absorb attack you just saw is a Grass-type move. Poliwag is a Water-type Pokémon. So, Absorb becomes super effective, doubling the damage. It's not going to be easy to win with this matchup… Let's try shifting Pokémon! Shifting Pokémon in and out uses up one turn. Now, it's the opponent's turn. Butterfree is a Bug/Flying-type Pokémon. Against this Pokémon, a Grass-type attack……inflicts only half the usual damage on a Bug-type Pokémon… And, it also causes only half the damage on Flying-type Pokémon. Therefore, Butterfree, being a Bug/Flying Pokémon, only takes one quarter of the usual damage. Oddish is a GrassPoison Pokémon. A Flying- or Psychic-type attack is super effective against it. One of those types of attacks will inflict double the usual damage. Okay, here we go! Yeah! We won!"
- "Is it possible to launch an attack that will inflict heavy damage? Does the opposing Pokémon pose a threat to your Pokémon? Is there any chance that it may have disastrously tough moves? Watch the type matchups to gain the upper hand! All righty, be seeing you! Oh, for the Cool-type Poké Dude, Awesome-type kids like you match up perfectly!"
"I want to catch Pokémon."
- "Today, the Poké Dude's going to show you how to catch Pokémon! Just imagine… A groovy Pokémon suddenly appearing in the wild! Oh, you want it! You just can't help it! Oh, you have to catch it! You gotta have it! Let me show you how you can make it happen!"
- "When you're trying to catch a Pokémon, don't throw any Poké Balls right away. First, you need to weaken it by reducing its HP. Okay, that should be good enough. But, if it's possible, it would be best if the target has a status problem. For instance, it would be easier to catch if it were asleep or paralyzed. This will make the Pokémon a lot easier to catch! Oh, yes. If you paralyze a Pokémon, you can't make it fall asleep on top of paralysis. In other words, you can't double up status problems, okay? Okay! Let me throw my Poké Ball! Before you throw a Poké Ball, consider the condition and the type of Pokémon, and pick the kind of Ball that would work best."
- "If your first Poké Ball fails to catch the Pokémon, don't give up! Keep throwing Poké Balls… It's bound to work sometime! All righty, be seeing you!"
"Teach me about TMs."
- "Hey, everyone! Do you all have TMs? A TM, Technical Machine, is an amazingly great item! It teaches Pokémon a move that it may not learn when leveling up! Isn't that just great? What a convenient world we live in! Open the TM Case and check out the TMs you have. You can check them out in detail, too."
- "Normal, Water, Grass… TMs also come in types. Check the type and teach it to a Pokémon that matches up well. For example, Water Pulse is suitable for Water-type Pokémon. Bullet Seed is a move that most Grass-type Pokémon can learn. There's one other thing! Don't just look at the type, read the description, too. It will contain hints about what Pokémon might learn the move. For example, take a move like Focus Punch. It doesn't sound like anything a bird or fish Pokémon can learn. So, try using it on Pokémon with arms that can throw punches!"
- "Wow, I talked a lot today! All righty, be seeing you!"
"How do I register an item?"
- "A Trainer's Bag has a bunch of nifty, convenient features! Take stuff in the key items pocket, for instance. You can use a key item without opening the Bag every time. For example, let's pretend I have a Teachy TV in my Bag. I can register it for instant use, and I'll show you how!
- And now, your Teachy TV is registered. How do you use it? Well, here's how it works. Once an item in the Key Items Pokcetsic is registered, you can use it by pressing Select. So, you've given yourself one-touch access to Teachy TV. All it takes for you to see me is pressing one button! That kind of attention is a little embarrasing! All righty, be seeing you!"
There are no television shows in Johto as they are replaced by radio programs.
Hoenn was the first region to have multiple TV shows available in a single game. However, they only show programs when an event occurs. In that case, they will be flashing. Otherwise, the TV usually displays "Mom/Dad might like this program... better get going!"
The following program only displays on the lower floor. The TV does not flash for this program.
- There is a movie on TV. Two men are dancing on a big piano keyboard. Better get going!
Gabby interviews (In Search of Trainers)
- "Hi! Today I'm visiting an area near <place fought>. We're trying to spot some up-and-coming new talent in the field. Today, we turned our lens on the Trainer <player>. There's something about this Trainer that piqued our interest. We've battled <player> before, but we can attest that the Trainer has most definitely improved from before. I knew we were onto someone special when we spotted this Trainer! The best way to determine how strong a Trainer is… Well, the fastest way is to battle. And so we began our investigation! … … That's how we ended up in battle with <player>. In a dominating performance we were flattened, rolled up, and tossed aside! <player> is ruthlessly strong… Here's our impressions after having battled our featured Trainer. The combination of <Pokémon at the end> and <second Pokémon at the end> was divine! The sight of them--<Pokémon at the end> and <second Pokémon at the end>--selflessly supporting each other in the thick of battle… It was a marvelous sight to behold! <finishing move> was the move the Trainer used last in our battle. The move <move> is <Pokémon> and <Pokémon>'s sign of friendship!/Honestly speaking, I thought that I might even be pretty good. While we did end up losing, we did have a hotly contested battle. But if you're struggling against me, you have a ways to go, <player>! After our battle, we asked <player> for a succinct summary. The Trainer replied, "<word>." <player>'s Pokémon <Pokémon> and <Pokémon>… And "<word>"… Mmm! That's deep! There's deep significance behind that quote! It's no surprise--a good Trainer has good things to say. That's all for today! See you all again on our next broadcast!"
Name Rater Show
Sinnoh introduced news that was always present, along with commercials.
Unova introduces more TV shows. The types of shows broadcast depend on the in-game time, except in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.
During the first ten minutes of the hour, the TV shows are about various statistics about the player, such as how many times he or she has used the move Struggle.
Pokémon Trainer <player>
- It's the cartoon "Pokémon Trainer <player>"
- It’s the success story of the rookie Pokémon Trainer, <player>, who set out on a journey to become the Champion a year ago!
- It's the cartoon "Pokémon Trainer <player>"
- <episode number>: <episode name>
- Our story begins...and then things happen...
- And a year later, <statistic>
| Episode number
|| Episode name
||"Nicknaming is Tough!"
||he/she had thought of nicknames for <number> Pokémon!
||his/her number of saved games is <number>!
||"Pokémon Center, Pokémon Healer"
||he/she had battled <number> Pokémon and this many Trainers: <number>!
||his/her number of TV-watching experiences is <number>!
||"Catch Pokémon If You Can!"
||he/she had caught <number> Pokémon!
||"Sometimes Ya Gotta Fight!"
||he/she had battled <number> Pokémon and this many Trainers: <number>!
||"Evolved at Last"
||he/she had evolved <number> Pokémon!
||"Turn Fishing Line to Clothesline!"
||he/she had reeled in <number> Pokémon and lost <number> Pokémon!
- This is the documentary "The Best Day."
- Today, we will discuss a Trainer named <player>, who caught <number> Pokémon in a single day!
- This Trainer is doing nothing but throwing Poké Balls.
- Today, we will discuss a Trainer named <player>, who defeated this many Trainers in a single day: <number>!
- This Trainer definitely thinks battling other Trainers is the most fun ever!.
- Today, we will discuss a Trainer named <player>, who defeated <number> Pokémon in a single day!
- This Trainer is definitely concerned only with the search for Pokémon.
- Today, we will discuss a Trainer named <player>, who evolved <number> Pokémon in a single day!
- This Trainer surely loves the moment of evolution.
The Number One
|| Statement to the player
|The Number One "Bicycle" Trainer!
||According to our independent research, Nuvema Town's <player> has, amazingly, ridden a Bicycle this many times: <number>!
||How about it, <player>? Isn't the breeze you feel when pedaling a Bicycle just the best?
|The Number One "Egg" Trainer!
||According to our independent research, Nuvema Town's <player> has, amazingly, hatched this many Eggs: <number>!
||How about it, <player>? Isn't the sight of a Pokémon hatching a fantastic spectacle?
|The Number One "Extracting" Trainer!
||According to our independent research, Nuvema Town's <player> has, amazingly, extracted <number> Pokémon from Fossils!
||How about it, <player>? Do you feel the mystery of history?
|The Number One "Can't Escape" Trainer!
||According to our independent research, Nuvema Town's <player> has, amazingly, failed to run away this many times: <number>!
||It can't be helped, <player>! That's life!
|The Number One "Day Care" Trainer!
||According to our independent research, Nuvema Town's <player> has, amazingly, left <number> Pokémon at the Day Care!
||How about it, <player>? Do you have a crush on someone who works at the Day Care? Hmmm?
|The Number One "GTS" Trainer!
||According to our independent research, Nuvema Town's <player> has, amazingly, left <number> Pokémon with the GTS!
||That's fantastic, <player>! You are truly a global Trainer!!
|The Number One "Had No Effect" Trainer!
||According to our independent research, Nuvema Town's <player> has, amazingly, used a move that has no effect on an opponent this many times: <number>!
||It can't be helped, <player>! Pokémon type matchups are difficult!
|The Number One "Mail Writing" Trainer!
||According to our independent research, Nuvema Town's <player> has, amazingly, written Mail this many times: <number>!
||That's fantastic, <player>! The feelings communicated by Mail... They are wonderful, aren't they?
|The Number One "Missed Opportunity" Trainer!
||According to our independent research, Nuvema Town's <player> has, amazingly, had <number> Pokémon get away!
||It can't be helped, <player>! I'm sure you'll see them again someday!
|The Number One "Premier Ball" Trainer!
||According to our independent research, Nuvema Town's <player> has, amazingly, received this many Premier Balls: <number>!
||That's fantastic, <player>! You're quite the skilled shopper!
|The Number One "Spin Trade" Trainer!
||According to our independent research, Nuvema Town's <player> has, amazingly, traded Eggs with Spin Trade this many times: <number>!
||How about it, <player>? Spin, spin, spin some more, right?
|The Number One "Splash" Trainer!
||According to our independent research, Nuvema Town's <player> has, amazingly, used the move Splash this many times: <number>!
||What's up with that, <player>? Is Splash really that amusing?
|The Number One "Stay at Home" Trainer!
||According to our independent research, Nuvema Town's <player> has, rested at home this many times: <number>!
||That's fantastic, <player>! After all, there's no place like home.
|The Number One "Struggle" Trainer!
||According to our independent research, Nuvema Town's <player> has, amazingly, used the move Struggle this many times: <number>!
||That's amazing <player>! That's the never-give-up spirit!
For the next 25 minutes, shows on Abilities, moves, and items are broadcast.
Moves for Living
Moves for Living is a program that explains what a move introduced in Generation V does and how it can be used in everyday life. The Professor is Dr. Technic Al'Machine, a professor at Castelia University.
- Announcer: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen!
- It's time for “Moves for Living.” Today we will learn about the move <move>.
- Our guest expert is Dr. Technic Al'Machine, a professor at Castelia University.
- Al'Machine: Hello. I'm Dr. Al'Machine.
- Announcer: I see... I learned a lot. Well/I see. I sure learned a lot. Well/Oh dear, that sounds dangerous... Ahem. Well, I learned a lot. OK then, everyone, until next time, good-bye.
|| Description in the show
|| Usefulness in real life
||After You is a move filled with the spirit of give and take, where you allow the target to attack right after you do.
||In practical terms, if you see a new dish at a restaurant that you're a little nerous about, you can use this move to make someone else taste it first!
||Bestow is a very generous move where you pass an item to the target.
||There's an effective use for this move in everyday life. Sometimes you receive a gift that will clearly cause trouble, right? You can use this move right away to... No, actually, you'd better wait until the person who gave you the gift has left! But then you can use the move to pass your unwanted gift off to someone else.
||Chip Away is a very persistent move that keeps striking and ignores all of the target's stat changes.
||In everyday life, this move might be handy for winning an argument with a really stubborn person!
||Echoed Voice is a very rugged move whose power grows when you use it in successive turns.
||I bet you can think of ways to use this move in everyday life without my help! You know how sometimes you have to tell your kids the same thing over and over before they listen? In this situation, parents, teachers, and friends can all use this move and it will be very effective!
||Foul Play is a move that gets better the more physically strong your opponent is.
||It's a little sneaky, but you can use it in everyday life. For example, if you're terrible at sports, and you're going up against a big, powerful opponent... Well, it might be considered cheating, but it would get the job done!
||Guard Split is a very balanced move that takes the defensive power of both sides and divides it up evenly.
||Here's a practical application. If you and a friend get lost in the mountains, you could use this move to share your defenses so you can both withstand the cold. It's a great way to test the dynamics of a relationship!
||Hone Claws is a very clean move where the user's claws are honed and sharpened.
||Ladies could use this move in everyday life. It's like a super-powered manicure!
||Low Sweep is a simple but wild move. It's a swift kick to the lower part of the target's legs.
||It can also be handy in everyday life. Just imagine a lady wearing a short skirt, and she has to kick someone... She can use this move without causing any embarrassment to herself.
||Psyshock is a very indirect move where the user attacks with a psychic wave that takes physical form.
||It can be used effectively in everyday life, too. For example, sometimes you want to practice comedy routines by yourself, right? If you time this move right, you can smack yourself around for some amazing physical comedy!
||Quash is a fantastically stubborn move that makes the target's move go last.
||As for how to use it in life... If, for example, someone you are dating is about to break up with you... Well, you can see how using this move quickly could exhibit dramatic effects!
||Quiver Dance is a beautiful, graceful move that raises the user's Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed stats.
||There's an effective use for this move in everyday life. For example, suppose you were invited to your friend's birthday, but you forgot to bring a gift. You could use this move when you arrive at the party, as a distraction... And then it would make you harder to hit if your friend got angry!
||Reflect Type is a very conformist move that makes your type match your target's type.
||This works really well if you're spending time with someone and you decide you have nothing in common. Use this move and... Voilà! Instant common ground!
||Sky Drop is a dramatic move where the target is taken high into the sky and then slammed into the ground.
||There's an effective use for this move in everyday life: Showing off! You could use this move on yourself, right? If you go fluttering up into the sky, you'll impress everyone! It's an extremely dramatic performance! Just brace yourself for the landing...
||Smack Down is a classic and primitive move where something is thrown at a flying target to bring it to the ground.
||There's an effective use for this move in everyday life. For example, suppose you sent air mail to someone, but then you change your mind and don't want them to read it! You could use this move to knock it down before it gets to them.
||Well, Soak is a sloshy move that turns the target into a Water type.
||Wondering how you could possibly use this move in everyday life? What if you spilled a drink during an important occasion? If you use this move right, it might not matter at all!
||Synchronoise is an exclusive move that only attacks everything of the same type as the user.
||If a person who has the same personality and characteristics as you shows up at school or work, you could use this move to distinguish yourself.
||Venoshock covers the target in a special kind of poisonous liquid. It's a truly spicy move!
||Sometimes, when you're cooking, you dish just needs a little extra pinch of something. Well, you can see how using this move quickly could add a dangerous flavor!
The Waving Weaving Walk
The Waving Weaving Walk show, known as Wawalk for short, is a program that focuses on Abilities.
- It's "The Waving Weaving Walk"--Wawalk for short!
- I wonder what kind of Pokémon we'll meet today?
- Oh, what's this? It's a Pokémon with the Ability <Ability>!
- Well, it'd sure be nice if I had an Ability like that...
- I wonder where I should walk next.
||If the opponent has a supereffective move or one-hit KO move, Anticipation will warn you so you can be prepared!
||Contrary makes stat changes go topsy-turvy! For example, if a Pokémon with Contrary gets hit by a move that lowers its Speed, it will have the opposite effect! That's right. Its Speed will increase!
||If a Pokémon with Cursed Body is damaged by a move, sometimes that move can be disabled so the foe can't use it anymore!
||If a Pokémon with Damp is in battle, moves like Explosion and Selfdestruct can't be used.
|| A Pokémon with Download can take advantage of its opponent's weaknesses. If the opponent's Defense is lower than its Sp. Def, the Pokémon's Attack will be boosted. If the opponent's Sp. Def is lower than its Defense, the Pokémon's Sp. Atk will be boosted.
||If a Pokémon with Harvest eats a Berry during battle, the Berry may regenerate at the end of the turn! It's like an all-you-can-eat Berry buffet!
||Held items have no effect on a Pokémon with Klutz. It could even hold an Iron Ball without being weighed down!
||If a Pokémon with Lightningrod is in battle, any Electric-type move will hit it. And getting hit by an Electric-type move boosts the Pokémon's Sp. Atk stat!
||Magic Bounce works like the move Magic Coat, but it's "on" all the time!
||A Pokémon with Mold Breaker can completely ignore its opponent's Ability when attacking.
||During a battle, Moody raises one stat and lowers another at the end of each turn.
||A Pokémon with Pickup can get the effect of an item an opponent has used in battle. It also picks up various items when it is not battling.
||Prankster gives priority to status moves like Screech!
||If a Pokémon with Rattled is hit by a Ghost-, Dark-, or Bug-type move, its Speed will go up!
||A Pokémon with Sheer Force gets a power boost for moves that normally have additional effects, but the additional effects won't occur!
||One-hit KO attacks don't work on a Pokémon with Sturdy. It hangs on to that one last HP!
||When a Pokémon with Weak Armor is hit by a physical attack, its Defense will be lowered, but its Speed will go up!
It follows a reporter and a Watchog named Watchy Watchog, presumably owned by the reporter, as they find and identify held items introduced in Generation V.
- Lady: Hello! It's time for the "What's That?" show, were we talk about wonderful items!
- Today we are talking about the <item>!
- Watchy Watchog, have you heard of the <item>?
- Watchy: Tch tch cha! (<Watchog's translated answer>)
- Lady: Amazing! Yo know it! OK, well, I'll explain it anyway!
- <Host's presentation of the item to Watchog>
- Watchy: Tch tch cha! (<Watchog's translated reaction>)
|| Watchog's translated answer
|| Host's presentation of the item to Watchog
|| Watchog's translated reaction
||Come on! Of course I haven't!
||Amazingly, a Pokémon holding the Air Balloon will float up in the air! That means Ground-type moves won't work against it at all! But, the balloon pops if the Pokémon gets hit with an attack, so be careful!
||Oh no! I popped it!!
||Hey! Nice one, clumsy!
||Come on! Of course I haven't!
||When a Pokémon holding an Absorb Bulb is hit by a Water-type attack, its Sp. Atk stat goes up!
||But you can only use it once. Here, you can have this used one!
||Don't pawn your garbage off on me!
||Come on! Of course I haven't!
||The Binding Band increases the power of binding moves, like Wrap!
||Well, that's it for today!
||Hey? That's it?!
||Come on! Of course I haven't!
||When a Pokémon holding a CellBattery is hit by an Electric-type attack, its Attack stat goes up!
||But you can only use it once. I already used mine, so I can't give it to you!
||I didn't want it anyway!
||Come on! Like I'd know!
||When you give the Eviolite to a Pokémon that hasn't evolved yet... Its Defense and Sp. Def both rise sharply! Isn't that amazing?!
||So, we'll see you later, then.
||What? That was a really short show!
||Come on! Of course I haven't!
||When you give the Float Stone to a Pokwmon, its weight decreases!
||Let's try giving one to Watchy right now!
||Hey! Are you calling me fat?!
||Come on! Of course I haven't!
||When the Pokémon holding the Red Card is attacked, the attacker is thrown out of the battle.
||Just so you know, Watchy, I'm holding a Red Card right now!
||Hey! I'm not going to attack you!
||Come on! Of course I haven't!
||If a Pokémon holds the Ring Target, even attacks that would usually have no effect will hit it!
||That reminds me, I have a present for you, Watchy! Your very own Ring Target!
||Hey! That's not very nice!
||Come on! Of course I haven't!
||When an attack does physical damage to a Pokémon holding the Rocky Helmet, the attacker takes damage, too.
||I'll try it! So I put it on, like so, and... OK, Watchy, hit me with your best shot!
||No fair! You're not a Pokémon!
Eyes on Unova
Eyes on Unova is a program about a certain resident of Unova.
- Host: Today, on “Eyes on Unova,” we will introduce you to:
- An older man from Opelucid City who loves musicals!
- Hello! I’ve heard that you hand out Musical Props every day!
- Man: Indubitably! ♪ C’est vrai! ♪
- Host: Oh dear. There’s really no need to sing about it, sir...
- Man: ♪ Beeee-caaaause ♪ bee-cause ♪...
- Host: OK, OK, thank you very much! That was our report from Opelucid City!
- A talented Pokémon massage therapist who lives in Castelia City!
- Hello! So what got you interested in Pokémon massage therapy?
- Woman: At first, I wanted to be a massage therapist for people, but one day I didn't have any human clients, so I decided to practice on a Pokémon. It was so happy and so cute afterward! So I decided to switch my practice to Pokémon massage exclusively.
- Host: Wow, is that so? That means you can do massage for people too, right?! If you don't mind, my neck has been killing me... ...Oh, well, that's... erk... Maybe you're out of practice... ow ow OW! OK, that's enough, thanks! That was...ow... our report from Castelia City.
- This wonderful lady who lives right here in Driftveil City!
- Hello! You are the lady who is famous for being obsessed with TMs, right?
- Woman: That's right. Are you familiar with a move called Spite?
- Host: Um... I've heard of it..
- Woman: I will not speak to you unless you bring me a Pokémon that knows Spite!
- Host: Well, I think we can confirm that you're every bit as eccentric as people say! And that was our report from Driftveil City.
Koukan Talk is a program hosted by Azusa (sometimes Toru) that explain how to use the Japanese language on certain occasions.
- Toru: YA, MINNA!
- In today’s “KOUKAN TALK,” I’m going to introduce something that’s often said to me.
- “You’re kidding!”
- There is often a lot of shocking news in my circle of friends.
- When I said I saw a bright red Mandibuzz, this is what they said to me!
- “Jodan deshou!”
- Jo-da-n de-sho-o!
- You’re kidding?!
- I’m serious!
- I saw a very angry Mandibuzz, and its face was bright red!
- ...Man, I was scared!
- So that’s all for today! MATA KONDO, everyone!
- Toru: YA! MINNA! Are you enjoying life?
- It's time for this week's “KOUKAN TALK!”
- This week's phrase is for asking your excellent Pokémon rival something, yeah!
- "How many Badges have you got?"
- "Ikutsu bajji motteru?"
- Ii-ku-tsu ba ji mo te-ru?
- With this, you can see how far your rival has progressed!
- Through Pokémon, everyone can be friends and rivals!
- On that note, I'm going to challenge the Gyms and collect more Badges! MATA NE!
- Azusa: HAAAAI! For good kids and even kids that are a little bad... It's time for “KOUKAN TALK!”
- Today's phrase is perfect for when two people's thoughts match up, as if by telepathy!
- "I was thinking the same thing!"
- "Chodo onaji koto kangaeteta!"
- Choh-do o-na-gee ko-to ka-n-ga-eh-te-ta!
- When I say this, the conversation always picks up steam, and then it can't stop!
- For that reason, that's it for today! JA MATA NE!
- Azusa: OSSU, MINNA! Yesterday, I fell in love with a TOTTEMO KAWAII Pokémon in the Musical!
- This is what you say at that time!
- "I became your fan!"
- After that, I told it this in Japanese.
- "Anata no fan ni narimashita!"
- Ah-nah-ta no fan nee na-ri-ma-shee-ta!
- It was cute! So utterly KAWAII!
- My beloved <player's leading Pokémon>
- Your double-flip jump is just too adorable to be legal!
- On that note, I'm going to the Musical again today! JA NE!
- Azusa: Meowdy, MINNA! It's time for “KOUKAN TALK!”
- Today's one phrase for communication is this:
- "Where did you find that?"
- This phrase can be useful whenever you need it!
- HAI! So this useful phrase goes like this in Japanese!
- "Sore doko de mitsuketano?"
- So-re do-ko de mee-tsu-kay-tah no?
- When I meet Trainers with a cute <player's leading Pokémon>, I ask them that right away!"
- So with that, MATA ITSUKA AIMASHO! And adios!
- Azusa: OSSU, everybody!
- Are you so GENKI it's causing everyone else trouble?
- It's time for this week's highly anticpated “KOUKAN TALK!”
- This is today's phrase:
- "Where did you come from?"
- This is handy! You'll want to know where your opponent is from!
- If you want to say this in Japanese, it's like this!
- "Doko kara kita no?"
- Do-ko ka-ra kee-ta no?
- After that, there's no doubt you'll have fun talking about where you're from! Yeah!
- Ok, so, MATA NE! Bye-bye!
- Azusa: Hey, MINA SAN!
- It's time for “KOUKAN TALK!”
- Today, I'll teach you this question to ask when you see a Pokémon that you are interested in!"'
- "Where did you catch that Pokémon?"'
- "Sono Pokémono doko de tsukamaeta no?"
- So-no po-kay-mon do-koh de tsu-ka-mah-e-ta no?
- Then yo ucan go catch one for yourself!
- OK, that's it for today! MINNA, bye-bye!
- Azusa: Hello, MINNA!
- It's time for “KOUKAN TALK!”
- Another day, another step closer to mastering global communication!
- ...Recently, on the way back from the Musical, someone said this to me:
- "Your Pokémon looks different!"
- "Kawatta Pokémon da ne!"
- Ka-wa-tah p-kay-mo-n da ne!
- I thought it could be a joke, but when I looked at <player's lead Pokémon>... BIKKURI!
- It was sstill waering Props from the Musical! I forgot to take them off!
- Oops! That would look strange!
- HAI! That's it for today!
- MATA AIAMSHOU! See you!
- Toru: OSSU!
- Recently, I met an UTSUKUSHII woman at a party!
- The second I saw her, I thought I'd seen her before somewhere.
- But I couldn't remember her name!
- So, in this situation, I went up to her, and I said this:
- "Dokoka de atta koto arukke?"
- Do-ko-ka de a ta ko-to a-ru keh?
- It means, "Have we met somewhere?"
- And what do you think she said to me? "What? I work with you every day. You're not serious, right?"
- IYA! It was an all-prettied-up Azusa! SHIMATAAAA!
- So, that's it for today's “KOUKAN TALK!”
- ...I sure hope Azusa will start talking to me again soon!
- Azusa: Hello, Minna! It's time for “KOUKAN TALK!”
- This week's phrase is:
- "Nice meeting you!"
- Use this when parting with someone you just met!
- At time like this, I say:
- "Shiri aete yokatta!"
- Shee-ree ah-e-te yo-ka-ta!
- It's even better when you say this along with a firm handshake!
- OK, that's it for today!
- JA NE!
- Toru: Hey hey, is everyone explosively GENKI today?!
- “KOUKAN TALK!” comin' atcha!
- Today's single phrase for communication is...
- "Let me see your Pokédex!"
- Trainers are always interested in another Trainer's Pokédex!
- "Pokémon Zukan misete!"
- Po-kay-mo-n zu-ka-n mee-say-te!
- Now you can have a person who speaks Japanese show you their Pokédex! You have that? URAYAMASHII ZE!
- OK, have a great day! MATA NE! MINNA!
- Toru: Hey, everyone! How ya doin'?!
- Ha ha! Whether you're feeling good or bad, it's time for “KOUKAN TALK!”
- This week's phrase is:
- "Check out this Pokémon!"
- This is like telling someone: Hey, have a look at my Pokémon! It's so cool! Wooo! When you want to say that in Japanese, say this!
- "Kono Pokémon mite!"
- Ko-no po-kay-mo-n mee-te!
- With this, you can show off your Pokémon to each other, right?
- OK, thanks for watching this week! MATA KONDO!
- Toru: MINNA, KONNICHIWA! In today's “KOUKAN TALK,”
- we're going to teach you an aggresive way to proclaim your future victory!
- "I'm going to win!"
- "Katsu zo!"'
- Ka-tsu zo!
- What is important is to emphasize the "zo!" Be aggressive and show where you stand!
- For example, saying it through clenched teeth would be really cool.
- You might not even have to battle! Just declare victory like that, and your opponent might get scared and run away!
- So that's it for today!
- Let's meet again! JA NE!
| Day's phrase (English)
|| Day's phrase (Japanese)
|Check out this Pokémon!
||Kono Pokémon mite!
||Ko-no po-kay-mo-n mee-te!
|Have we met somewhere?
||Dokoka de atta koto arukke?
||Do-ko-ka de a ta ko-to a-ru keh?
|How many Badges have you got?
||Ikutsu bajji motteru?
||Ii-ku-tsu ba ji mo te-ru?
|I'm going to win!
|I became your fan!
||Anata no fan ni narimashita!
||Ah-nah-ta no fan nee na-ri-ma-shee-ta!
|I was thinking the same thing!
||Chodo onaji koto kangaeteta!
||Choh-do o-na-gee ko-to ka-n-ga-eh-te-ta!
|Let me see your Pokédex!
||Pokémon Zukan misete!
||Po-kay-mo-n zu-ka-n mee-say-te!
|Nice meeting you!
||Shiri aete yokatta!
||Shee-ree ah-e-te yo-ka-ta!
|Your Pokémon looks different!
||Kawatta Pokémon da ne!
||Ka-wa-tah p-kay-mo-n da ne!
|Where did you come from?
||Doko kara kita no?
||Do-ko ka-ra kee-ta no?
|Where did you find that?
||Sore doko de mitsuketano?
||So-re do-ko de mee-tsu-kay-tah no?
|Where did you catch that Pokémon?
||Sono Pokémono doko de tsukamaeta no?
||So-no po-kay-mon do-koh de tsu-ka-mah-e-ta no?
The National Gymquirer
The National Gymquirer collects the hottest gossip about Gym Leaders seen around town.
- Jingle: "Woo hoo! All right! It's 'The National Gymquirer'!"
- Page: "That's right! We collect the hottest gossip about Gym Leaders seen around town! Here is today's letter. From someone going by the name <letter submitter>! Thank yooou! '<Letter's content> <Host's reaction>"
| Letter submitter
|| Gym Leader
|| Letter's content
|| Host's reaction
||Cilan, Chili, and CressBW
||Recently, I saw Striaton Gym's three Gym Leaders, and they were all out of order! Like, Chili was Cilan, and Cilan was Cress!BW
||Hmmm. Well, I'm not saying you're crazy, but...are you sure they weren't just standing in front of a mirror?BW
||Recently, I saw Cheren making his thumb and middle finger into a circle like glasses. He said he gave up his glasses so he can focus on Pokemon battles, but maybe Cheren actually misses themB2W2
||Hm... Maybe a circle is just a circle!B2W2
||I saw it... Lenora, in the middle of the night...talking to bones in the museum! I also heard a man's guttural laugh... It was scary!BW
||I see. Very horrific. But, I'll bet it was just her husband, Hawes. He has a weird laugh...BW
||This is a story about the first time I ever went to one of Roxie's shows! Many fans collapsed from the toxic power of her songs. Roxie's really a toxic shock to the system, isn't she?!B2W2
||Maybe they were just too excited and fainted. Make sure to drink lots of fluids when you go to concerts!B2W2
||When I went to meet Burgh. It was like he had been licking the honeycomb walls! That guy likes to eat!BW
When I went to meet Burgh, he was shooting cocoon silk from his hands and decorating his walls with it! Could he actually be a Pokémon?!B2W2
|Now that is a surprise... But, I wonder if he was just admiring his own face reflected on those walls... That's also weird though...BW|
Now that is a surprise... But, I wonder if he was just carrying that silk in his hands? We are talking about Burgh, though...B2W2
||The Gym Leader Elesa said that Nimbasa's Pokémon can dance a nimble bossa! Nobody laughed, but I thought it was really funny! What do you think?
||Hmmm... It really seems like Elesa needs to come up with a sneakier pen name. Well, whatever!
||You know how Gym Leader Clay never takes off his hat? Well, the other day I finally saw him take it off... And underneath his big hat was a fluffy knit hat! He wears two hats! Weird, huh?
||Hmm... That seems like it would be way too warm! Still, I wonder if that isn't just Clay's hair sticking up all funny...
||I'm an aspiring Pilot who is a huge fan of Skyla! I couldn't take it anymore, and I peeked into her Gym...and it looked like she was flying with the propeller on her head! Isn't that amazing?! Maybe she doesn't even need a plane!BW
I wanted to ride on Skyla's plane, so I went to the Gym! Skyla was in the back of the Gym, and she sneezed! At that very instant, a tremendous wind blew me clear out of the Gym!B2W2
|Hmm... That is mysterious! Still, I wonder if she was just using the cannons in her Gym to fly...BW|
Hmm... That is amazing! Still, I suspect that wind might not have had anything to do with her...B2W2
||Brycen is too cool! He's always acting like Mr. Tough Guy, like he doesn't even feel the cold...but recently, I heard him sneeze inside his chilly Gym!BW
||I guess even a super-cool Gym Leader can catch a cold. Feel better soon, Brycen!BW
||Drayden is a man among men who puts himself on the line to protect the people living in our city. He always gives his all, even in training. According to his training schedule I just happened upon, he does:
1. 10,000 sit-ups
2. 10,000 push-ups
3. 10,000 squatsB2W2
|Isn't that outrageous? Huh... How old is that guy anyway?B2W2
||Drayden and IrisBW
||I'm from Opelucid City, and I just went home for the first time in a long time. I saw Drayden and Iris counting up a big handful of coins! Isn't that setting a bad example for kids, flaunting your wealth like that?BW
||Hmmm... That's living the high life! But you know, the Opelucid Gym Badge is shiny like a coin... Maybe you saw wrong?BW
||Marlon was swimming the other day, and he just kept going faster until he shot out of the water and into the sky! That swimming style could completely dominate the world of swimming.B2W2
||Hm... That is amazing, but nobody else can do that. Actually, can you even call jumping into the sky swimming?B2W2
Personality Assessment and Horoscope
- Main article: Horoscope
Personality Assessment and Horoscope is a program that talks about horoscopes and what they mean. It also mentions what item the person should hold, presumably for good luck.
- Host: It's time for today's "Personality Assesment and Horoscope"! So what's today's star sign? Dr. Astropoff, if you please!
- Astropoff: If you were born in October, your sign is <sign Pokémon>! <personality> <personality's effect> <advice>, and all will be well!
- Host: What's the lucky item for a <sign Pokémon> sign?
- Astropoff: Weeell... Carry a <lucky item> <Lucky item's effect>
- Host: Thank you very much! See you next time!'
|| Sign Pokémon
|| Personality's effect
|| Lucky item
|| Lucky item's effect
||Very free-spirited and unique
||You can attract the interest of those around you with your mysterious charm.
||Try to be a more empathetic person
||The fun content of the Mail will put smiles on the faces around you!
||You could be described as hating to lose and having a stronge sense of justice.
||Everyone around you probably respects your strong character.
||Try to be a kind and gentle person
||Everyone around you will appreciate your generous kindness.
||Calm and relaxed
||Everyone feels at peace when they're around you.
||Try to be a little more assertive
||Everyone around you will be surprised when you aggressively attack.
||You are a very curious and fun person!
||Everyone is impressed by your knowledge.
||Try to be a strong and enduring person
||A slow Pokémon*
||You'll overwhelm everyone with a well-thought-out attack!
||You are a hard worker, and you take care of people!
||Everyone can relax when you're on the job!
||Try to be a little more restrained
||Raise the Special Attack stat of a reserved Pokémon and everyone will be in awe of its aggressive attacking style!z
||You have good sense and are a very balanced person!
||You make evenhanded choices.
||It's fashionable, and you will shine as you attack with only one move!
|| White Herb
PokéQuiz is a television program that asks three kids to identify the Japanese equivalent of a Pokémon's English name.
|| Pronunciation guide
|| Supposed name origin
|| "Zeni" is an old-fashioned word for money. Squirtle's shells look like old coins, so that's how they got their name! You can't use them as coins, though.
|| "Nae" means seedling in Japanese, and Turtwig has a seedling growing out of its head!
Unova News is a news program that brings stories of numerous kinds.
- "Unova News": Next up, we have news of a Pokémon that can see the future.
- Ms. D: I was elegantly strolling along the beach. Then I saw a Pokémon off in the distance. It was looking intently in my direction for some reason.
- It just sat there staring, so at first, I thought it was looking at me, but..
- It suddenly pointed to the ocean and disappeared!
- I wanted to know what it was pointing at, so I walked toward the ocean...
- And then! A big boulder fell down from the cliff above!
- Right where I had just been standing!
- I'm sure that Pokémon can see the future! There's no doubt about it!
- It protected the future of a beautiful lady like me.
- "Unova News: ...Uh-huh. This concluded the report on Ms. D.
Your Pokémon is a program about Pokémon who have unique traits, such as eating lots of food. At the end, the host comments that the Pokémon talked about is remarkable, but not as special as his or hers.
|| Striaton City
|| In a two-story home in Striaton City, the Patrat called Peeps lives with its Trainer. Its Trainer is also a Pokémon Breeder who is raising many Pokémon! And when its Trainer is really busy, Peeps lends a hand...or a paw! It plays with all the other Pokémon to give them some exercise and sometimes even gets them to settle down for the night. Today, Peeps has started a lively game of tag with some of the other Pokémon its Trainer is taking care of. They'll sleep well tonight after all that running!
|| Opelucid City
|| Near the gate of Opelucid City, the Zweilous Chow lives with its Trainer. Both Chow and its Trainer really love to eat! Anything you serve them, they'll gobble it right up. They even compete against each other in eating contests. Back when Chow was a Deino, its Trainer cold eat faster...but now that Chow has evolved into a Zweilous, it has an extra mouth, so that's a big advantage! It's built up quite a winning streak with its two hungry hungry heads. That was the Zweilous, Chow, who eats a lot, but not as much as my Zweilous!
|| Nimbasa City
|| It's waiting in the wings in the Nimbasa City Musical for its cue to go on stage. Julie and its trainer have put so much effort into training for the Musical. They've worked really hard! And for Julie, the goal every day is to be the one that gets the most time in the spotlight! Julie and its Trainer have a real fire in their hearts when it comes to performing! That was the Zweilous Chow, who stands out, just not as much as my Minccino.
- So this is today's recommended item: a darling Poké Doll!
- Just touch it for a second! Isn't it so soft? That's right!
- It's made from Unova's finest-grade cotton!
- It feels like touching a cloud, and it's as light as a feather!
- and it looks so real! Like it could leap into battle at any second...
- But relax! If you just put this Poké Doll down, you can escape for sure!
- This highest-quality Poké Doll is available for only...
- But wait, there's more! If you call right now, we'll throw in a Potion, too. And all for just 28,000,000!
- Operators are standing by!
- So this is today's recommended item:
- At first glance, it looks like nothing more than your handy traveling companion, the potion! But just taste it!'
- Such a smooth flavor! That's right! This exquisite Potion was made by Unova's finest pastry chef.
- It makes you feel good inside and out!
- And when you order this amazingly delicious chef's-special Potion, we'll throw in a fantastic regular Potion, too!
- But relax! If you just put this Poké Doll down, you can escape for sure!
- This highest-quality Poké Doll is available for only...
- All for amaaazing 3,000,000!
- Call NOW!
- TVs are wider since the Generation IV games. This may reflect the general trend towards new TVs being widescreen.
- In Generation IV, only cathode ray tube televisions have been used, as the Generation IV games did not feature plasma or LCD screen televisions, with the exception of the Villa television set. However, in Generation V, these types of televisions became commonplace, replacing cathode ray tube televisions.