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Buena
アオイ Aoi
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Gender Female
Hometown Goldenrod City
Region Johto
Generation II, IV
Games Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver

Buena (Japanese: アオイ Aoi) is the host of Buena's Password Show, an independent radio broadcast introduced in Pokémon Crystal, which becomes part of the Variety Channel in HeartGold and SoulSilver. In Generation II, this radio show is only broadcast at night until midnight, and in Generation IV, the show is broadcast every three hours between 2 AM and 11 PM. The player must remember the daily password to earn a point.

Contents

In the games

Buena can be normally found on the second floor of the Goldenrod Radio Tower. Players can obtain her phone number by talking to her after getting thirty Blue Card points. In Generation II, when Buena makes a phone call to the player, she will tip the player off that one of the slot machines in Goldenrod Game Corner is 'lucky', and the player will win more times while playing on it compared to the other slot machines; however, she does not say which one it is.

According to her Pokégear conversations with the player, Buena has limited sense of direction. When Team Rocket take over the Radio Tower, she is shown to be terrified. If the player talks to her, she says, "Huh? Today's Password? HELP, of course!"

Buena's Password

Main article: Radio in the Pokémon world → Buena's Password

Most of the prizes awarded on Buena's radio show are rare items that can either be bought for a very high price, or not be bought at all. This makes listening to the show very valuable.

Quotes

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Pokémon Crystal

Pokégear - Buena's Password
"Buena here! Today's password! Let me think... It's <password>! Don't forget it! I'm in Goldenrod's Radio Tower!"
Goldenrod Radio Tower
  • During Buena's Password
"Hi! Did you tune in to my radio show? Do you remember today's password?"
No: "Come back after you listen to my show, OK? Catch ya later!"
Yes: "Oh, wow! Thank you! What was your name again? ...<Player>, OK! Come on, <Player>. Join the show."
"Everyone ready? I want to hear you shout out today's password for <Player>!"
  • Wrong answer
"Aww... That's not it... Did you forget the password?"
"Yup! Our contestant was <Player>. Thanks for coming! I hope all you listeners will come too! I'll be waiting!"
  • Correct answer
"YIPPEE! That's right! You did tune in! I'm so happy! You earned one point! Congrats!"
"Yup! Our contestant was <Player>. Thanks for coming! I hope all you listeners will come too! I'll be waiting!"
  • After answering
"Sorry... You get just one chance each day. Come back tomorrow for another try!"
  • Not during the show
"Tune in to Password every night from six to midnight! Tune in, then drop in for a visit!"
  • After the show if the player reached the 30 points limit for the first time
"Oh! Your Blue Card reached 30 points today! That's so wild! Hmm… There isn't a prize for hitting 30 points, but… You came by so often, <Player>. I'll make you a special deal! How would you like my phone number?"
Pokégear
  • Calling the player
"<Player>! Hi, it's Buena! I got up early, so I decided to call! / I needed someone to chat with! / I'm just on my break. / I couldn't sleep, so I called you."
Afterwards, one of the following is chosen at random
"The other day, I went out to eat with DJ Ben! Isn't it great? Not only that, he said the music on my program is cool! Oh, wow! Like, what should I do? …Oops, I have to get ready for my show! I'll catch you later!"
"You know the receptionist at the Radio Tower? 'Welcome,' is all she ever says. But she's really the chattiest person at the Radio Tower. So she must be holding back. Isn't that fun to know? Catch you later!"
"Tell me, <Player>. Have you ever won a prize on the Lucky Number Show? Reed moans that he's never won, so he vows to keep the show on the air till he does. Let's chat again!"
"You know, last night… I was so stressed out from work, I ate a ton of junk food! Mary and I have this deal about losing weight… This won't do… Huh? What's the weight? This has to be a total secret! Mary weighs… Aiyee! M-Mary! Uh… Um… I… Sorry, wrong number!"
"Yesterday, Prof. Oak was in the studio to tape his show. So I went over and introduced myself. Get this--he tunes in to my program! Oh! Here comes Prof.Oak again! I'm going to chat him up again! Catch you later!"
"…Cough, cough! Uhm sorry uh got uh code dite now. Buh uma pro so uh have to cover id ub so no un notice while uhm on air. Uh fidz muy voice now. I'll catch you on the fly. This has been Buena!"
"Hey, <Player>. You won that Radio Card by beating the quiz at the reception desk, didn't you? Guess what? I made up the questions! …Were they too easy for you? Well, let's chat again!"
"I'm elated that more people are taking part in my Password show. But when Pikachu was the password it was uh… whew… overwhelming. Fan Club people came in out in droves, shouting 'Pikachu!' over and over. I mean, they were loud. Anyone tuning in around then must have been shocked by the racket! Anyway, back to work for me! Let's chat again!"
"Guess what? The Radio Tower's Director is a big fan of TV! A while ago, a fashion show on TV said that black suits were in. Now all he wears are black suits. But it's a secret that our Director is a TV fan, so if you see him, don't you dare mention it! Oh! The Director will be here soon! Later! Tune into my show!"
"<Player>, tell me. When do you relax the most? For me, it has to be in the studio right after my show, enjoying a nice cup of tea. It's so pleasant that it gradually makes me drowsy…" "…… …… ……" "…… …… ……Zzz" "Oops, I drifted off just thinking about it! How, uh… embarrassing! Please forget this happened! Later!"
"<Player>, what was the first Pokémon you ever caught? …Oh, really? I've seen lots of Pokémon around, but I've never caught one. I should give it a try sometime. Did you know that the first Pokémon Mary caught was a Drowzee? Isn't that so out of character? But Mary's Drowzee kept making her fall asleep on the job, so she traded with a fan for a Meowth. Let's chat about Pokémon again! Bye-bye!"
These three additional variants appear only after beating the Elite Four
"Guess what? All of us from the Radio Tower are going on a company vacation to the Radio Tower in Lavender. We're wasting out vacation on a trip to another Radio Tower? I'd much rather go to the beach! <Player>, I hope you have enough fun for both of us on your journey! Bye-bye!"
"Did you know…? Ben and Fern talk on the phone for hours about what Pokémon music they should play on different days of the week. One time, Fern's rapping style kind of rubbed off on Ben weirdly. So we ended up enduring Ben's silly, chilly, a willy-nilly jive-talking shtick for a while. Let's chat again!"
"I'm going shopping with Mary and Lily soon. It'll be great if Goldenrod Dept. Store has a sale on when we go… <Player>, maybe we can hook up too! Catch you later!"
  • Calling her when Buena's Password is being broadcasted
"This is Buena. I can't come to the phone right now. If you want to chat, tune into Buena's Password on the radio and give me a call after midnight!"
  • Calling her when Buena's Password is not being broadcasted
"Hi, this is BuenaOh! Good morning, <Player>! I'm king of foggy in the morning… / Oh! Hi, <Player>! Do you tune into Buena's show? / Oh! Hi, <Player>! I just got off work. Let me tell you, I'm exhausted!"
Afterwards, one of the following is chosen at random
"I'm thinking of going to the Game Corner tomorrow. It's been a while. You see, I have my favorite machine… It pays out a lot, I kid you not! Huh? Nuh-uh, it's my secret! You have to find it yourself! Catch you later!"
"Hey, <Player>. You use your Pokégear to listen to the radio, right? I heard that you can even display town maps with Pokégear. I have a bad sense of direction, so Pokégear would be handy… Anyway, thanks for calling! Later!"
"Is it sunny outside today? When you're cooped up in the Radio Tower as much as I am, you lose touch with the outside. It can be boring. Please call again!"
  • Calling the player or answering when Team Rocket takes over the Radio Tower
"Oh. Hi, <Player>! You are how? Aiyee! This isn't the time for me to be cracking silly gag greetings! The Radio Tower is in deep trouble! <Player>, you'd better be careful!"

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokégear - Buena's Password
"Hello, everyone! It's Buena! Time for today's password! Today's password is... <password>! Don't forget it! I'm looking forward to your visiting me at the Goldenrod Radio Tower!"
Goldenrod Radio Tower
  • During Buena's Password
"Thank you for listening in every day! Do you remember today's password?"
No: "Come back after you listen to my show, OK? Catch ya later!"
Yes: "Oh, wow! Thank you! What was your name again? ...<Player>! Come on, <player>. Join the show."
"Everyone ready? I want to hear you shout out today's password for <player>!"
  • Wrong answer
"Aww... That's not it... Did you forget the password?"
  • Correct answer
"Yippee! That's right! You did tune in! I'm so happy! You earned one point! Congratulations! Tune in to my show again tomorrow!"
  • After answering
"Thank you for listening in every day! Sorry... You get just one chance each day. Come back tomorrow for another try!"
  • Not during the show
"Thank you for listening in every day! Tune in to my password show!"
Pokégear
  • Calling the player
  • Variant 1
"<Player>! Hi, it's Buena! I needed someone to chat with! Now, tell me. When do you relax the most? For me, it has to be in the studio right after my show, enjoying a nice cup of tea. It's so pleasant that it gradually makes me drowsy…"
"…… …… ……"
"…… …… ……Zzz"
"Oops, I drifted off just thinking about it! How, uh...embarrassing! Please forget this happened! Later!"
  • Variant 2
"<Player>! Hi, it's Buena! I needed someone to chat with! The other day I went out to eat with DJ Ben! Isn't that great? Not only that, he said the music on my show is cool! Oh, wow! Like, what should I do? ...Oops, I have to get ready for my show! I'll catch you later!"
  • Calling her when Buena's Password is being broadcasted
"Hi... This is Buena. I can't come to the phone right now. If you want to chat, tune into Buena's Password on the radio and give me a call after midnight!"
  • Calling her when Buena's Password is not being broadcasted (three variants)
"Hi, this is Buena... Oh! Hi, <player>! Do you tune into Buena's show?/I just got off work. Let me tell you, I'm exhausted!/I'm kind of foggy in the morning..."
Afterwards, one of the following is chosen
"I'm thinking of going to the Game Corner tomorrow. It's been a while. You know, I have this great strategy for playing... I always do great! Huh? Nuh-uh, it's my secret! You'll have to figure it out yourself! Catch you later!"
"Hey there! You use your Pokégear to listen to the radio, right? I heard that you can even display town maps with the Pokégear. I have a bad sense of direction, so the Pokégear would be handy... Anyway, thanks for calling! Later!"
"Is it sunny outside today? When you're cooped up in the Radio Tower as much as I am, you lose touch with the outside. It can be boring. Please call again!"

Sprites

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Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

In the manga

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Buena was briefly mentioned in Escape From The Mystery Forest!. While stuck in the illusory forest, Gold briefly caught her new Password Show on his Pokégear radio. However, the signal was quickly cut.

In Chuang Yi's English translation of the manga, she keeps her Japanese name, Aoi.

Trivia

  • Buena's Pokégear title is Radio Personality.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese アオイ Aoi From 葵 aoi, mallow
English, French, German,
Italian, Spanish
Buena From buena, Spanish for good
Korean 규화 Gyuhwa From 규화 (葵花) gyuhwa, "hollyhock" or "sunflower"
Chinese (Mandarin) 葵妍 Kuíyán* From 葵 kuí (mallow; sunflower) and 妍 yán (beautiful)
小葵 Xiǎo Kuí* From 葵 kuí (mallow; sunflower)
Chinese (Cantonese) 葵妍 Kwàihyìhn* From 葵 kwài (mallow; sunflower) and 妍 yìhn (beautiful)
小葵 Síu Kwàih* From 葵 kwàih (mallow; sunflower)



Non-player characters in the core series games
Johto Professor ElmProfessor OakMomEthanLyraSilverMr. PokémonEusineLanceRedKiyoBaobaMagnusEarlKurtCarrie
MaryBuenaRadio DirectorHaircut brothersWebsterMasterLiWilmaPrimoMaximoJetDudeCameronMr. GameFelicityTeala
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