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A Symbol (Japanese: シンボル Symbol) is an item which denotes a Pokémon Trainer as having defeated one of Hoenn's Frontier Brains. They are the Hoenn Battle Frontier's equivalent of a Badge. There are two levels of them for each: silver and gold. The Sinnoh and Johto equivalent is a commemorative print. Unlike Badges, they do not allow new items to be sold at Poké Marts.

List of Symbols

Frontier Brain
Spr E Noland.png
Factory Head Noland
ファクトリーヘッド ダツラ
Factory Head Datsura
Battle Factory
Battle Factory
Silver Knowledge Symbol
Gold Knowledge Symbol
Spr E Greta.png
Arena Tycoon Greta
アリーナキャプテン コゴミ
Arena Captain Kogomi
Battle Arena
Battle Arena
Silver Guts Symbol
Gold Guts Symbol
Spr E Tucker.png
Dome Ace Tucker
ドームスーパースター ヒース
Dome Superstar Heath
Battle Dome
Battle Dome
Silver Tactics Symbol
Gold Tactics Symbol
Spr E Lucy.png
Pike Queen Lucy
チューブクイーン アザミ
Tube Queen Azami
Battle Pike
Battle Tube
Silver Luck Symbol
Gold Luck Symbol
Spr E Spenser.png
Palace Maven Spenser
パレスガーディアン ウコン
Palace Guardian Ukon
Battle Palace
Battle Palace
Silver Spirits Symbol
Gold Spirits Symbol
Spr E Brandon.png
Pyramid King Brandon
ピラミッドキング ジンダイ
Pyramid King Jindai
Battle Pyramid
Battle Pyramid
Silver Brave Symbol
Gold Brave Symbol
Spr E Anabel.png
Salon Maiden Anabel
タワータイクーン リラ
Tower Tycoon Lila
Battle Tower
Battle Tower
Silver Ability Symbol
Gold Ability Symbol

In the anime

Ash's seven Symbols
Reggie's six Symbols

Ash earned the Knowledge Symbol close to the end of the eighth season, and then the rest of the Symbols during the ninth season. After earning his seventh Symbol in Pace - The Final Frontier!, Scott offered him a chance to become a Frontier Brain candidate, but he turned down the offer.

In Lost Leader Strategy!, it was revealed that Paul's big brother Reggie had earned six of the seven Symbols. However, he had been unable to defeat Brandon, thus never obtaining the Brave Symbol.

In the manga

Emerald's seven Symbols in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Emerald was seen earning all seven Symbols during the Emerald chapter. For the Tactics Symbol, he had been unable to defeat Tucker on his first try, but later participated in a Battle Dome tournament with the other Pokédex holders and won, earning him his final Symbol.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

Enta was seen earning six of the seven Symbols over the course of the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga, although most of them were won off-panel. However, his battle with Anabel ended in a draw, leaving him without the Ability Symbol.


  • In the Japanese version of Emerald, the patterns on the Symbols are originally the first letter of the Symbol's name: K (Knowledge), G (Guts), T (Tactics), L (Luck), S (Spirits), B (Brave), and A (Ability).
    • However, the anime features the patterns used in the English version instead.
    • Translations of the Emerald chapter of Pokémon Adventures retain the Japanese designs of the Symbols.
  • Some of the patterns in the Symbols have similarities to the Frontier Brain's battle facility.
    • The pattern on the Luck Symbol is identical to the hexagon patterns on Seviper, which the Battle Pike was modeled after.
    • The pattern on the Tactics Symbol seems to be the Battle Dome if seen from above. It might also stand for the first letter in Tucker's Japanese name Heath.
    • The pattern on the Brave Symbol seems to be the Battle Pyramid if seen from above.
    • The pattern on the Ability Symbol seems to be the Battle Tower seen from below.
  • The Knowledge Symbol is the only Symbol not to share a common first letter with its respective Frontier Brain in the English version. However, both are pronounced with the /n/ sound.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 象徵 Jeuhngjīng
Mandarin 象徵 / 象征 Xiàngzhēng *
象徴 Xiàngzhēng *
徽章 Huīzhāng *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Frontalsymbol
Finland Flag.png Finnish Symboli
France Flag.png French Symbole
Germany Flag.png German Symbol
Italy Flag.png Italian Simbolo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 심볼 Symbol
Poland Flag.png Polish Symbol
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Símbolo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Símbolo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Biểu tượng

Knowledge Symbol

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ノウレッジシンボル Knowledge Symbol
Finland Flag.png Finnish Tiedon symboli
France Flag.png French Symbole Savoir
Germany Flag.png German Kenntnissymbol
Italy Flag.png Italian Simbolo Sapienza
Spain Flag.png Spanish Símbolo del Saber
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Biểu tượng Tri thức

Guts Symbol

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ガッツシンボル Guts Symbol
Finland Flag.png Finnish Sisusymboli
France Flag.png French Symbole Cran
Germany Flag.png German Grobsymbol
Italy Flag.png Italian Simbolo Valore
Spain Flag.png Spanish Símbolo del Coraje
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Biểu tượng Ý chí

Tactics Symbol

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese タクティクスシンボル Tactics Symbol
Finland Flag.png Finnish Taktiikkasymboli
France Flag.png French Symbole Tactique
Germany Flag.png German Taktiksymbol
Italy Flag.png Italian Simbolo Tattica
Spain Flag.png Spanish Símbolo de la Táctica
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Biểu tượng Chiến thuật

Luck Symbol

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ラックシンボル Luck Symbol
Finland Flag.png Finnish Onnisymboli
France Flag.png French Symbole Chance
Germany Flag.png German Lossymbol
Italy Flag.png Italian Simbolo Fortuna
Spain Flag.png Spanish Símbolo de la Fortuna
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Biểu tượng Vận may

Spirits Symbol

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese スピリットシンボル Spirit Symbol
Finland Flag.png Finnish Henkisymboli
France Flag.png French Symbole Esprit
Germany Flag.png German Seelensymbol
Italy Flag.png Italian Simbolo Spirito
Spain Flag.png Spanish Símbolo del Ánimo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Biểu tượng Tinh thần

Brave Symbol

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ブレイブシンボル Brave Symbol
Finland Flag.png Finnish Rohkeussymboli
France Flag.png French Symbole Courage
Germany Flag.png German Bravursymbol
Italy Flag.png Italian Simbolo Audacia
Poland Flag.png Polish Symbol Dzielności*
Symbol Odwagi*
Spain Flag.png Spanish Símbolo de la Valentía
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Biểu tượng Dũng cảm

Ability Symbol

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese アビリティシンボル Ability Symbol
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kykysymboli
France Flag.png French Symbole Capacité
Germany Flag.png German Anlagesymbol
Italy Flag.png Italian Simbolo Abilità
Spain Flag.png Spanish Símbolo de la Destreza
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Biểu tượng Tài năng

See also