Radio in the Pokémon world

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Lucky Channel (Japanese: ラッキーチャンネル Lucky Channel) is a radio program, and its corresponding station, which broadcast from the Goldenrod Radio Tower in Goldenrod City in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. The program is also referred to by its host Reed as the Lucky Number Show (ラッキーナンバーキャンペーン Lucky Number Campaign).

The station broadcasts in Johto on channel 8.5 of the Pokégear. The channel broadcasts a random OT ID number which changes every Friday. During the week, the player can visit the Radio Tower and talk to a man on the first floor. If any of the player's Pokémon in the party or in the Pokémon Storage System have an OT ID that in whole or in part matches the ID number for the week, they will receive a prize. The player may only receive a prize once per week, even if they have multiple Pokémon with winning IDs.

While the program is no longer broadcast in Generation IV's Johto, the drawing itself remains on the Radio Tower's ground floor, changing daily, rather than weekly, and with the same prizes as the drawings in Hoenn and Sinnoh.

The lucky numbers for the week are randomly generated the first time the player speaks with the man on the first floor of the Radio Tower.


Item Location Games
  PP Up Trainer ID matched last two digits only  G  S  C 
  Exp. Share Trainer ID matched last three or four digits only  G  S  C 
  Master Ball Trainer ID matched exactly  G  S  C 


  • Reed occasionally says, "...Repeating myself gets to be a drag..."
  • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the poster announcing the Lucky Channel on the ground floor of the Goldenrod Radio Tower is still present, despite the program itself no longer being available. It reads "Lucky Channel! Win with Pokémon ID numbers! Trade your Pokémon to collect different ID numbers!"
    • In the Japanese versions, the poster refers to the Lucky Channel as だいこうひょうポケモンくじ The Great Pokémon Lottery. In the English versions, the name "Lucky Channel" is kept.

See also

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