Face board

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A face board located in Turffield

Face boards (Japanese: 顔出し看板B2W2ORAS or 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.


Pokémon Platinum

  • 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.

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.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

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

In the manga

The Croagunk face board in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl arc

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

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 臉部鏤空板 Líhmbouh Lauhhūngbáan
Mandarin 臉部鏤空板 / 脸部镂空板 Liǎnbù Lòukōngbǎn
France Flag.png French PanneauB2W2ORAS
Germany Flag.png German FotoaufstellerSMUSUM
Italy Flag.png Italian CartelloneSMUSUM
South Korea Flag.png Korean 얼굴이 뚫린 간판 Eolguri Ttulrin GanpanSMUSUM
사진 촬영대 Sajin ChwaryeongdaeB2W2ORAS
Spain Flag.png Spanish Silueta de cartónSMUSUM

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