Fame Checker

The Fame Checker (Japanese: ボイスチェッカー Voice Checker) is a Key Item that appears in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. It records miscellaneous information about famous people (such as Gym Leaders).

Fame Checker
Voice Checker
Bag Fame Checker Sprite.png
Fame Checker
Artwork from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen by Ken Sugimori
Introduced in Generation III
Generation III Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items (FRLGE)

The Fame Checker has a simple design. It is dark red and has a screen roughly the size of the Pokédex screen. It has four black circular buttons on the left side, and on the right side it has a Poké Ball-shaped button or wheel split into three different portions.

In the core series games


Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

The Fame Checker user interface

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, there are several characters who the player can collect information about in the Fame Checker.

Each character who appears in the Fame Checker has six different entries that can be unlocked. Each of these entries corresponds to a quote about the character that the player can encounter within the game. When the player encounters this dialogue in the game, it will be registered in their Fame Checker. Each entry has a title (e.g. "Favorite kind of Pokémon", "Friends and Family", etc.), a location (which does not necessarily correspond to the save location), and the character or text being quoted; additionally, the overworld sprite of the character or object that provided the quote appears as an icon that represents that entry. Prior to unlocking an entry, it appears as a question mark with no title or indication of where the player can unlock it.

These quotes can come from a variety of sources: the character themselves, major characters, unnamed NPCs, NPC Trainers, signs, Pokémon Journal, etc.

Once all six data pieces are obtained in a person's section, the player can read a message that that character has sent directly to the player.

The characters who have information stored in the Fame Checker in Generation III are as follows:

Prof. Oak Daisy Brock Misty Lt. Surge Erika Koga Sabrina
Blaine Giovanni Lorelei Bruno Agatha Lance Bill Mr. Fuji

Clicking a character's sprite will direct to their Fame Checker transcript.

Pokémon Emerald

In Pokémon Emerald, the Fame Checker is found in the game data, but it is not legitimately obtainable and has no effect when used.


Games Description
FRLG A device that enables you to recall what you've heard and seen about famous people.
E Stores information on famous people for instant recall.


Games Method
FRLG Cerulean City (from Blue after defeating him)

In the manga

A Fame Checker in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

FireRed & LeafGreen arc

Fame Checkers first appeared in Return to Pallet Town. When Red and Blue returned to Professor Oak's Laboratory in Pallet Town, they discovered three Fame Checkers left for them and Green by Professor Oak. On the Fame Checkers, the two Pokédex holders heard a voice message from the Professor himself, asking them to deposit their Pokédexes into the PC Item Storage System, much to their surprise and confusion.

In Going Green, it was revealed that Professor Oak had been forced to make the aforementioned voice messages by Orm as a part of Team Rocket's plan to have Professor Oak reverse-engineer Team Rocket their own version of the Pokédex in preparation of catching Deoxys. However, what Orm hadn't noticed was that Professor Oak had secretly turned Green's Fame Checker on while being attacked, recording the conversation between him and Orm into it.


  • In Koga's Fame Checker entries, his daughter Janine is incorrectly identified as "Charine".

In other languages

Language Title
  European French Memorydex
  German Ruhmesdatei
  Italian PokéVIP
  Brazilian Portuguese Verificador de Voz
  European Spanish Memorín
  Vietnamese Máy kiểm tra giọng nói

See also

  This item article is part of Project ItemDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on all items.