Pokémon Journal

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Pokémon Journal artwork by Ken Sugimori

The Pokémon Journal (Japanese: ポケモンジャーナル Pokémon Journal) is a magazine that has appeared exclusively in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. It is a gossip magazine with articles that serve as a source for Fame Checker entries.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, a similarly named magazine called Aha! Pokémon Journal (Japanese: しってなるほどポケモンジャーナル Now I get it! Pokémon Journal) is featured but it is not related to the Pokémon Journal. Instead, this magazine's articles focus on basic advice and highlight certain gameplay mechanics to help the player.

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Most Pokémon Journal articles are found in the bookshelf in the back of a Pokémon Center, though they can be found in other buildings like the Pokémon academy in Viridian City and Celadon Condominiums. Entries that mention Gym Leaders or Elite Four members do not appear until after the player has defeated everyone mentioned in them, and the entry on Mr. Fuji in the Cinnabar Island Pokémon Center does not appear until after entering the Hall of Fame. Although Pokémon Journals can be found in the Sevii Islands, the newest copy is missing from Four Island according to a Gentleman.

Subject Location Text
Professor Oak and Daisy Oak Viridian City School Prof. Oak reportedly lives with his grandchildren, Daisy and <Rival>.
Daisy Oak Four Island Pokémon Center The Spring Pokémon Contest's Grand Champion is Daisy Oak of Pallet Town!
Mr. Fuji Cinnabar Island Pokémon Center Editor: The shy Mr. Fuji turned down our interview requests. He is a kindly man who is adored and respected in Lavender Town.
Brock Pewter Museum of Science (Back Room) Brock rarely laughs, but is said to be unable to stop if he starts.
Misty Cerulean City Pokémon Center Misty is said to worship Lorelei of the Elite Four.
Lt. Surge Vermilion City Pokémon Center Lt. Surge is rumored to have been a pilot while home in America. He used the electricity generated by Pokémon to power his plane.
Erika Celadon Mansion Rumor has it that if you peek into Celadon Gym, you can often see Erika snoozing.
Koga Warden Slowpoke's House Koga is said to have a thorough knowledge of medicine. He even concocts medicine to nurse his Pokémon to health.
Sabrina Saffron City Pokémon Center People say that Sabrina can communicate with her Pokémon during battle without speaking.
Blaine Resort Gorgeous Blaine is said only to remove his shades when he is thinking up new riddles.
Lorelei Five Island Pokémon Center Known for her logical, calculated, and cool battling style, Lorelei has a surprising secret!
Bruno Pokémon Trainer Fan Club Bruno apparently joined the Elite Four out of his burning ambition to battle the best Trainers.
Agatha Seven Island Pokémon Center In her youth, Agatha and Prof. Oak were rivals.
Lance Indigo Plateau Lance's grandfather is thought to be the elder of a famous clan of dragon masters.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

The Aha! Pokémon Journal can be found on the bookshelves at the back of every Pokémon Center in Hoenn. The articles offer basic gameplay hints and tips.

Location Text
Oldale Town In battle, place the cursor over a move and press the L and A Buttons to read info about the move.
Petalburg City Select and drag the move buttons on the status screen to swap the positions of the moves.
Rustboro City To check the locations of Trainers looking for a rematch, Secret Bases you've found, or Berries ready to harvest, use your AreaNav!
Select the icons you want to check, and blinking icons will point the way.
Dewford Town Time for a poem!
"When to your BuzzNav you give a touch, you can fast-forward, but don't use it too much!"
Don't forget to check out the show, everybody!
Slateport City If a Pokémon with the Super Luck Ability holds a Scope Lens, its critical-hit ratio will be further boosted.
Mauville City Is organizing Boxes overwhelming? Then press START!
Every time you press the button, you can switch the modes for selecting Pokémon.
Verdanturf Town If you want to know your communication status, check the upper-right corner of your PokéNav Plus!
If you have opened the PSS screen once, the icon you see there indicates the current communication status.
Fallarbor Town Do you know the Pokémon move called Sweet Scent? If you use it in tall grass, Pokémon come out in a horde!
Lavaridge Town Use a Fire-type move on a frozen Pokémon, and you can melt the ice.
Fortree City Touch the place you want to fly to on the AreaNav. You can instantly use Fly!
Lilycove City Just like Poison-type Pokémon being immune to poison, Ghost-type Pokémon can flee regardless of Mean Look and Shadow Tag.
Mossdeep City The effects of Secret Power and Nature Power depend on the location. Misty Terrain and Grassy Terrain also change their effects.
Sootopolis City During sandstorms or hail, wild Pokémon protect themselves by going underground with Dig or diving deep into the sea with Dive.
Pacifidlog Town Even when riding on a Pokémon using the HM move Surf, unbelievably, you can still fish!
Let's all enjoy our elegant fishing lifestyles with our Pokémon!
Ever Grande City If you use Trick Room after Trick Room is used, the Pokémon with the higher Speed stat can attack first again.
Battle Resort If Pokémon with the same Speed move at the same time, nobody can tell which Pokémon will move first.

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