Face boards (Japanese: 顔出し看板B2W2ORAS or 顔ハメ看板SMUSUM photo stand-in) are a feature that have appeared in the games Pokémon Platinum, Black 2 and White 2, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Sun and Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Sword and Shield, and Scarlet and Violet. A face board is a two-dimensional, upright board depicting a Pokémon or person with a hole in the face. When the player stands behind the face board, the player's face fills the hole. In the Nintendo 3DS games, standing behind the face board causes the camera to zoom onto the face board.
- Pastoria City: A face board of a Croagunk in front of a forest background is situated outside the entrance to the Great Marsh. After looking at the Croagunk statue in the Poké Mart, if the player stands behind the face board with the player's head sticking out of it, a wild Croagunk will appear, cry out, and walk into the Great Marsh building.
A face board featuring a Croagunk
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
- Humilau City: A face board featuring a male and female Frillish is situated outside the Humilau Gym. Standing behind one of the Frillish may trigger an event where a random NPC comes and takes a photo of the player. Notable NPCs include Marlon, the Gym Leader of the Humilau Gym. Taking a commemorative photo at the face board rewards the Face Board Memorial Medal.
A face board featuring two Frillish
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
- Lilycove Department Store: A face board depicting Lilycove Viridian of the Hoenn Rangers Coexistence Force is located on the roof of the Lilycove Department Store.
- Mossdeep Space Center: A face board of an astronaut is located on the first floor of the Mossdeep Space Center in front of a moon background. After the player completes the Delta Episode, a Kecleon with its Hidden Ability hides behind the face board.
A face board of Lilycove Viridian
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
- Heahea City: A face board of a mermaid with a Bellossom is located inside the Alola Tourist Bureau. Its in-game description describes it as a face board for photographing oneself.
- Malie City: A face board of a Hariyama is located in front of a house.
Pokémon Sword and Shield
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
- Porto Marinada: A face board of a Finizen and Hero Form Palafin is located at the end of the port.
- Apple Hills: A face board of an Applin in a basket of apples is located in front of the southeast portion of the apple orchard by the main road.
A face board of Applin
In the manga
In Besting Buizel I, Crasher Wake brought Pearl to the Pastoria City Croagunk face board in order to cheer him up after his loss against Team Galactic at Lake Valor. In the next chapter, Rad Rickshaw observed Pearl's training with Crasher Wake through the same face board.
- On the face board in Humilau City, the eyes of the male Frillish are incorrectly colored, being the inverse of what they should be.
In other languages
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