Jubilife TV

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Jubilife TV (Japanese: テレビコトブキ TV Kotobuki) is a television station headquartered in Jubilife City, Sinnoh. Its broadcasts reach residents across the region, spreading information far and wide. The building itself is not accessible until after the player has obtained the Coal Badge and defeated the Galactic Grunts to the north of the city; until this point a clown will block the entrance.

The headquarters is also home to a daily lottery, where, depending on how much the drawn number matches the Trainer ID number of Pokémon owned by the drawing Trainer, he or she may win a new backdrop for Super Contests (an Ultra Ball in Platinum), a PP Up, an Exp. Share, a Max Revive, or even, if the numbers match exactly, a Master Ball.

On the second floor, Trainers can dress up their Pokémon using their Accessories. On the third floor, players can see various records set by those they have mixed records with. Additionally, a man on the third floor allows the player to activate Mystery Gift.



A Trainer appears in the lobby and can be fought once a day in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions. The Trainer that appears depends on the current day.


Reporter Kinsey
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Cameraman Tevin


Clown Lee


Interviewers Roxy and Oli
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Poké Kid Ariel


Guitarist Arturo


Idol Grace


When the player enters a room containing a TV, a show will be chosen. A different part of that show will be displayed each time the player watches the TV, until the show ends - then, only commercials will appear unless the player leaves the room.

Trend Tracker Show

Pokémon Photo Rating

Rates the pictures on the second floor of Jubilife TV.

Berry Lookout

This program features the Berry Professor going out to a route or city in which Berries can be planted. This can serve as a reminder as to where Berry trees are growing, if there are any. If there are none, of course, he will be disappointed and encourage viewers to plant Berries.

Matchup Channel

The Matchup Channel is a short segment about how effective one type of move is against a specific type of Pokémon.

On-the-spot weather

Helena tells the weather in one of Sinnoh's many locations. This program is also aired on Sinnoh Now.

Trainer Research

Reporters around Sinnoh sometimes ask the player for an interview. Here's where those interviews turn up.

The Pokétch Watch

The Pokétch Watch is about the player's favorite Pokétch app. It is activated by talking to the reporter in the headquarters of the Pokétch Company.

Amity Square Watch

A reporter talks of how a Trainer walked with their Pokémon in Amity Square, what Pokémon it was, what the last item the Pokémon picked up was, and what the Trainer and Pokémon's feelings together were. Activated by talking to a reporter in one of the entrances to Amity Square after having taken a walk there.

Street Corner Personality Checkup

A reporter attempts to determine what a Trainer's personality is from their favorite type. Activated by talking to a reporter in a house in Canalave.

Your Pokémon Corner

An interviewer reports what a Trainer thinks of the Pokémon at the front of their party. Activated by talking to the reporter in the Pokémon Fan Club.

Rack 'Em Up Records

Hosted by Serge and Tanya, this show looks at records achieved and broken by Trainers. Serge explains the record broken, and Tanya naively comments on what she understands it to be. The various record-breaking achievements broadcast here include:

Berry Master

Reported when a player grows the maximum amount of Berries on one plant. Tanya thinks that the Trainer is gluttonously eating them.

Trap-busting master

Activated when the Trainer disarms traps in the Underground. Lists the number of Traps disarmed and the last Trap disarmed before the player surfaced. Tanya is very enthusiastic about this.


Activated by winning coins in Veilstone City's Game Corner. Tanya may mistake slots for slops, and talks about Spoink and Grumpig. Lists the number of coins that the player started out with and the number of coins they ended up with.

Capture the Flag

Reports on how many flags a Trainer stole (Tanya: "Isn't that greedy?") in the Underground session before surfacing. Is activated by playing Capture the Flag with a friend.

Battle Tower

Reports on the latest Battle Tower record. In case of a double battle record, Tanya thinks that the Trainer hasn't got the guts for entering the single battle challenge. Serge, however, thinks the opposite.

A Trainer's Day

A program that offers unique looks into the daily lives of Trainers.

What's Fishing? Trainers with Rods

The MC says what fishing rod a Trainer used, what Pokémon he or she caught, and gives the Trainer a score from 1 to 100.

Planting and Watering Show

A berry plant a Trainer grew is judged by the Berry Guru based on how many berries the plant bore. He will give advice if the plant did not give over 2 berries.

Pokémon Battle Watch

On Pokémon Battle Watch, the MC does "in-depth analyses of hot-blooded battling Trainers!"

Rate That Name Change

An appraiser rates a Pokémon's new nickname. They list an attribute to the name change (becoming speedier, smelling nicer, etc.) but list detriments (Which is always becoming mired in bogs) too. Activated by changing a nickname using Eterna City's Name Rater.

Seal Master's Seal Club

The Seal Master rates you ball capsules. Activated by using a Ball Capsule on a Pokémon.

Special News Report: Finding Hidden Items

This program, unlike most others, is not named, and is called a special news bulletin. It is activated by finding a hidden item, and reports how the Trainer appeared to be furtive and scanned the area often, finding a hidden item in the process.

Happy-Happy Egg Club

Reports an egg hatching and where it was hatched, as well as the species. Activated by hatching an egg.

Catch That Pokémon Show

Using Pokémon's old motto, a DJ reports how a Trainer "caught our eye with a dandy of a catch", what Pokémon was caught, and how many Poké Balls were used (or, alternately, how the Trainer completely failed at catching the Pokémon).

Battling Trainers

Battle Tower Corner

Reports a Trainer's winning streak in Battle Tower and a one-word phrase from the Trainer's vocabulary about it. Activated by talking to a reporter after battling in Battle Tower.

Contest Hall Report

A Coordinator is interviewed about the contest they have just participated in, and what there feelings are about it. Activated by talking to a reporter after participating in a contest.

Three Cheers for Poffin Corner

The Poffin Maniac rates Poffin. Activated by making Poffin.

Right On Photo Corner

The MC praises the player's photo that they have hung up on the second floor of Jubilife TV. They also ask the player their thoughts behind said photo. Activated by talking to a reporter after creating a photo.

Sinnoh News Net

Sinnoh Now

Main article: Sinnoh Now

Sinnoh Now tells about current events in Sinnoh. A variety of information can be obtained from it.

Swarm News Flash

A news flash airs in which the reporter says the location of that day's swarm and what Pokémon is swarming. Only airs after the player obtains the National Dex.

Discovering Groups

A reporter comments on a player's group and uses a type to describe it. Activated by talking to an Ace Trainer in Jubilife and starting a group.

Pokémon Research Corner

A researcher examines a wild Pokémon, discovering its held item and getting his finger scratched in the process.

Changes in Pokémon Platinum


There are no Trainers in Jubilife TV in Pokémon Platinum.


Many programs have been added, removed, or replaced.

Trend Tracker Show

The Matchup Channel has been replaced by Your Town's Top Three. Also, a news flash has been added.

Your Town's Top Three

A program which lists the three best attractions of the town you are in. If the area you are in does not have a top three (such as routes or small towns like Resort Area), the program will take the form of a commercial.

News Flash

The announcer from the Swarm News Flash reports a sighting of one of the legendary birds on the route they are on.

Record Corner

The Battle Tower program has been replaced by a Battle Frontier program, which can include any facility. Also, a new program has been added, about Battle Points.

Battle Frontier

Serge talks about the player's winning streak in one of the facilities.

Battle Points

Serge talks about the number of Battle Points the player has earned in one day. Tanya wonders if the player has mistook BP for money.

A Trainer's Day

A shopping program has been added.

Sinnoh Shopping Champ Corner

Details what an item the trainer bought, as well as the quantity purchased.

Sinnoh Now

The Pokémon Research Corner has been replaced with a program about nature.

Rich Boy's Nature Corner

A Rich Boy talks about the nature of Pokémon. He either tells which flavor Poffin it likes, or which stat grows the fastest.

Pokémon Variety Hour

A whole new show, with catchphrases such as "Ready to Dig like a Diglett? Ready to buzz like an Electabuzz? We hope you're as happy as a Happiny!"

Ketch Appy, Pokétch Detective

A Jubilife Pokétch Company-sponsored show, it covers the adventures of Ketch Appy, a child prodigy and detective, as he uses his Pokétch to identify and track down subjects.

Diary of a Poké Romantic

The adventures of a Bug Catcher and his Kricketune.

By The Surf's Edge

An ongoing drama in ten parts, this program covers Dovina and her son Howard's adventures (It is not stated what they hope to accomplish).

Sinnoh Sports

Covers pro-wrestling matches live, with Crasher Wake winning every time.

The Professor Evolves Eight Times

A show about a "dapper Pokémon professor by day...and a crime busting crusader with his Pokémon pals at night!" The Professor's catchphrase is, "You evolve, too!"

Pokémon Search

A research team searches for either the red Gyarados, Lugia, or Ho-oh. This is the TV show from the beginning of Diamond and Pearl.

We Love the GTS!

A reporter asks a random bystander in the GTS station what they think of the Pokémon that they've received. The interview subject gives generally positive reviews, but wonders why his Pokémon has such a strange set of moves; Cut, Explosion, Double-Edge, and Revenge. The Pokémon is not named, but the only Pokémon that can learn all four of these moves is Smeargle.