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In the [[Pokémon World]], [[television]]s are one of the many {{tt|household|Would household be the correct term?}} items in many homes. There are also many unique TV shows for a specific region. Televisions appear in both the games and the anime.
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{{search|household appliance|Secret Base decoration|Ornament#TVs|TVs}}
   
==Kanto==
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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 [[Kanto]], specifically in [[Generation I]] and {{gen|III}}, televisions were used for decoration purposes and had no unique TV show. Though the televisions does show a movie.
 
   
{| width="40%" align="center" style="background: #{{Kanto color}}; {{roundy|10px}} border: 2px solid #{{Kanto color dark}};"
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==In the games==
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===Generations I and II===
! colspan="5" style="background: #{{Kanto color light}}; {{roundytl|10px}}" | Movie
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[[File:RBTV.png|thumb|right|Television in {{2v2|Red|Blue}}]]
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The televisions in these [[Generation]]s 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 {{2v2|FireRed|LeafGreen}}.
! style="background: #{{Red color}};" | Red Version
 
! style="background: #{{Blue color}};" | Blue Version
 
! style="background: #{{Yellow color}};" | Yellow Version
 
! style="background: #{{FireRed color}};" | FireRed Version
 
! style="background: #{{LeafGreen color}};" | Leafgreen Version
 
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| colspan="3" rowspan="2" style="background: #FFF;" |
 
| colspan="2" style="background: #FFF;" | If player is a Boy
 
|-
 
| colspan="2" style="background: #FFF;" | If player is a Girl
 
|}
 
   
==Johto==
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===Generation III===
There were no televisions in [[Johto]] as they have been replaced by a radio.
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Television returned in {{game2|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}}, replacing [[Generation II]]'s [[Goldenrod Radio Tower|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 [[Pokémon outbreak|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]].
   
==Hoenn==
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In {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, a key item called the {{DL|List of key items in Generation III|Teachy TV}} is given to the player at the start of the game. It airs the Poké Dude Show, where a character called the [[Primo|Poké Dude]] will instruct the player on basic gameplay elements like how to catch Pokémon and how to battle.
[[Hoenn]] was the first region to introduce interviews with the player.
 
   
{| width="40%" align="center" style="background: #{{Hoenn color}}; {{roundy|10px}} border: 2px solid #{{Hoenn color dark}};"
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===Generation IV===
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[[File:DPTV.png|thumb|right|Television in {{2v2|Diamond|Pearl}}]]
! style="background: #{{Hoenn color light}}; {{roundytl|10px}}" | TV Show
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In {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|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 [[Pokémon outbreak|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 {{tc|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 phrase]]s in [[Snowpoint City]]. At the conclusion of each program, a series of advertisements can be watched.
! style="background: #{{Hoenn color light}};" | Host(s)
 
! style="background: #{{Hoenn color light}}; {{roundytr|10px}}" | About
 
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| style="background: #FFF;" |
 
| style="background: #FFF;" |
 
| style="background: #FFF;" |
 
|}
 
   
==Sinnoh==
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The events of the main storyline in {{2v2|Diamond|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 {{v2|Platinum}} this person can be found blocking the entrance to Lake Valor hoping to see {{p|Azelf}} before [[Team Galactic]] detonates the Galactic Bomb there.
Proper TV shows began to appear in [[Sinnoh]], along with commercials.
 
   
{| width="40%" align="center" style="background: #{{Sinnoh color}}; {{roundy|10px}} border: 2px solid #{{Sinnoh color dark}};"
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There is also a TV in the [[Old Chateau]] which contains a wild {{p|Rotom}} at night (after obtaining the [[National Pokédex]] in Diamond and Pearl, and at any time in Platinum).
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! style="background: #{{Sinnoh color light}}; {{roundytl|10px}}" | TV Show
 
! style="background: #{{Sinnoh color light}};" | Host(s)
 
! style="background: #{{Sinnoh color light}}; {{roundytr|10px}}" | About
 
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| style="background: #FFF;" |
 
| style="background: #FFF;" |
 
| style="background: #FFF;" |
 
|}
 
   
==Unova==
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===Generation V===
[[Unova]] introduces more TV shows, however, these TV shows may be unique only to Unova.
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In {{game|Black and White|s}}, televisions show a variety of different programmes. The type of television shows that are broadcast at any particular instance depend on the in-game time.
   
===PokéQuiz===
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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.
PokéQuiz is a television program that asks three kids to identify the Japanese equivalent of a Pokémon's English name.
 
   
{| width="40%" align="center" style="background: #{{Unova color}}; {{roundy|10px}} border: 2px solid #{{Unova color dark}};"
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From ten minutes past to thirty-five minutes past each hour, educational shows are broadcast. These are "The Waving Weaving Walk", which describes various [[Ability|abilities]]; "Moves for Living", which describes various [[move]]s that are new to the game; and "Watchy the Watchog", which inspects held items that are new to the games.
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! rowspan="2" style="background: #{{Unova color light}}; {{roundytl|10px}}" | Question
 
! rowspan="2" style="background: #{{Unova color light}};" | Hints
 
! colspan="3" style="background: #{{Unova color light}};" | Guesses
 
! rowspan="2" style="background: #{{Unova color light}}; {{roundytr|10px}}" | Answers
 
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! style="background: #{{Unova color light}};" |
 
! style="background: #{{Unova color light}};" | Quill
 
! style="background: #{{Unova color light}};" |
 
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| style="background: #FFF;" |
 
| style="background: #FFF;" |
 
| style="background: #FFF;" |
 
| style="background: #FFF;" |
 
| style="background: #FFF;" |
 
| style="background: #FFF;" |
 
|}
 
   
===The Waving Weaving Walk===
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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 {{wp|Japanese Language|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.
The Waving Weaving Walk show, known as WaWalk for short, is a program that focuses on abilities.
 
   
===Moves for Living===
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==In the anime==
Moves for a living is a program that explains what a move does and how it can be used in everyday life. The Professor is Dr. Al Machine.
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Television has been present in the anime since [[EP001|the first episode]], where {{Ash}} saw a [[Pokémon League]] battle on television. Ash and {{ashfr|his traveling companions}} have met several television and film producers on their journeys, but televisions remained largely unseen until the {{series|Advanced Generation}}. [[Max]] mentioned watching the [[Silver Conference]] on television when he first meets Ash in [[AG003]], and thus learned a lot about him. Several characters mention watching [[Pokémon Contest]]s and [[Grand Festival]]s on TV, and in ''[[AG126|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 {{si|Rhonda}}.
   
===What's That?===
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==Trivia==
It follows a reporter and a {{p|Watchog}}, presumably owned by the reporter, as they find and identify many items.
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* TVs are wider since the [[Generation IV]] games. This may reflect the general trend towards new TVs being widescreen.
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* 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.
   
===Eyes on Unova===
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[[Category:Pokémon world media]]
Eyes on Unova is a program.
 
   
===Your Pokémon===
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[[de:Fernsehsendungen]]
Your Pokémon is a program about Pokémon who have achieved great things.
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[[ja:テレビ]]
 
===Personality Assessment and 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.
 
 
===Unova News===
 
Unova News is a news program that brings stories of numerous kinds.
 
 
===Koukan Talk===
 
Koukan Talk is a program hosted by Asuza that explain how to use the Japanese language on certain occasions.
 
 
==In the anime==
 

Revision as of 21:53, 18 April 2012

This article is about the household appliance. For Secret Base decoration, see TVs.

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

Television in Red and Blue

The 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.

Generation III

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.

Generation IV

Television in Diamond and Pearl

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).

Generation V

In Pokémon Black and White, televisions show a variety of different programmes. 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 "Watchy the Watchog", 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 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. Max mentioned watching the Silver Conference on television when he first meets Ash in AG003, 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.

Trivia

  • 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.