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'''Buena's Password''' (Japanese: '''アオイのあいことば''' ''{{tt|Aoi|Buena}}'s Password'') is a quiz show held in the [[Goldenrod Radio Tower|Radio Tower]] that was first introduced in {{game|Crystal}}.
The '''Variety Channel''' (Japanese: '''バラエティー チャンネールーぅ''' ''Variety Channel'') is a radio channel introduced in {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}. It mixes the [[Buena's Password]] channel with a couple new shows. Aside from the aforementioned program are a documentary and radio play; the three programs rotate on an hourly basis throughout the day.
 
The channel is broadcast in its own station in [[Generation II]], while in [[Generation IV]] it is part of the repertoire of the [[Variety Channel]].
==Programs==
===Pokémon Search Party===
'''Pokémon Search Party''' (Japanese: '''ポケモンそうさくたい''' ''Pokémon Search Party'') is a radio documentary covering the events a data crew encounter while exploring [[cave]]s and ruins. More episodes become available as the player advances through the game.
 
==How to play==
# The Cave Plunged into Darkness ([[Union Cave]]) (Japanese: やみに しずむ どうくつ!)
# Solving the <sc>{{p|Unown}}</sc> Puzzle! ([[Ruins of Alph]]) (Japanese: アンノーンの なぞを おえ!)
# The Dark Shadow that Kidnapped <sc>{{p|Slowpoke}}</sc>! ([[Slowpoke Well]]) (Japanese: ヤドンを さらう くろいかげ)
# Great Strategy in [[Ilex Forest]]! (Japanese: ウバメのもり だいさくせん)
# Look! A [[Red Gyarados]]! ([[Lake of Rage]]) (Japanese: もくげき! あかいギャラドス)
# The Shivering Path Out of Ice! ([[Ice Path]]) (Japanese: ふるえる こおりのぬけみち)
# The Legend Disappeared into the {{m|Whirlpool}}! ([[Whirl Islands]]) (Japanese: うずしおに きえた でんせつ)
# The [[Viridian Forest]] Search Party! (Japanese: トキワのもりの そうさくたい)
# Rumors on [[Mt. Moon]]! (Japanese: おつきみやまの うわさ)
# Illusion Cycling! ({{rt|17|Kanto}}) (Japanese: まぼろし サイクリング!)
# The Strange <sc>{{p|Giratina}}</sc>! ([[Distortion World]]) (Japanese: きみょうな ギラティナ!)
# Found it! The Illusion Space! ([[Mt. Coronet]]) (Japanese: はっけん! まぼろしのくうかん)
# The True Shape of the Cave’s Owner! ([[Cerulean Cave]]) (Japanese: どうくつの ぬしの しょうたい)
 
In order to play the quiz show, the player must listen to the [[Pokégear]] radio from 6 PM to midnight (in [[Generation IV]], at 2 AM, 5 AM, 8 AM, 11 AM, 2 PM, 5 PM, 8 PM, and 11 PM). A secret password will be announced over the air, along with an invitation for listeners to come to the [[Goldenrod Radio Tower]] in [[Goldenrod City]]. The player is to go to the second floor and talk to [[Buena]], the show's host. She will give the player three options; if the correct one is picked, one point is added to the player's Blue Card. Only one point can be earned per day. In [[Generation II]] these points can be spent on prizes in the Radio Tower. In [[Generation IV]] prizes are given out the moment the player has the right amount of points. Changing the DS time to a different day will not allow another point to be earned.
===Serial Radio Drama===
The '''Serial Radio Drama''' (Japanese: '''れんぞくラジオドラマ''' ''Serial Radio Drama'') program features four different radio plays of varying genres, all of which are performed by Silver Drama (Japanese: シロガネげきだん ''[[Mt. Silver|Shirogane]] Troupe'').
 
Also, players cannot have more than 30p on the Blue Card, so in [[Generation II]] some points must be spent before earning more. In [[Generation IV]] the player will be issued a new Blue Card once the 30p limit is hit.
* An anime-style drama titled "The Young Pokéathlete Maximo" (Japanese: ポケスリートしょうねん ケジメ) starring [[Maximo]], eight episodes total
*# Angry Maximo (Japanese: あれくるう ケジメ)
*# The Screaming Old Man (Japanese: さけぶ じじい!)
*# Unforgettable Emotions (Japanese: わすれえぬ おもい)
*# Hot Blooded (Japanese: たぎる ちしお)
*# True Friends (Japanese: しんじつの なかま)
*# The Old Man's True Face (Japanese: ほんとうの ろうじん)
*# The Real Me (Japanese: ほんとうの じぶん)
*# The Real Maximo (Japanese: ほんとうの ケジメ)
* A suspense drama titled "Johto Case Notes" (Japanese: ジョウトじけんぼ) starring the Radio Crew (Japanese: ラジオクルー), five episodes total
* A soap opera set around Johto and on the [[S.S. Aqua]] titled "Waves of Love" (Japanese: あいのなみま) starring a couple named East (Japanese: ヒガシ) and West (Japanese: ニシエ), five episodes total
* A road film-style drama titled "Delinquent Road" (Japanese: つっぱりロード) starring Pario (Japanese: パリオ), four episodes total
*# <unnamed>
*# Racing Emotions (Japanese: あいのなみま)
*# A Rival Appears (Japanese: かそくする おもい)
*# Bicycle Girl (Japanese: ライバルとうじょう)
 
==Prizes==
===Buena's Password===
===Generation II prizes===
{{main|Buena's Password}}
Points must be spent to buy each prize.
Buena's Password is a radio show where Buena tells the player a password, and the player will be able to go to [[Goldenrod City]] [[Goldenrod Radio Tower|Radio Tower]] where they player get can earn points and prizes for getting the password right.
{| style="margin:auto; background: #A6D4FF; {{roundy}}; border: 3px solid #1E90FF;"
 
In {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}, players receive gifts based on the points on their [[Blue Card]] as opposed to choosing what to purchase with these points, as was the case in {{2v2|Gold|Silver}}. Points went down in the earlier games after buying items - something which the [[Generation IV]] remakes did not have.
 
====Generation II items====
{| align="center" style="background:#A6D4FF; {{roundy}}; border: 5px solid #1E90FF"
|-
! colspan=2 | Item
! Points
|- style="background: #FFFFFFFFF;"
| {{bag|Ultra Ball}}
| {{ball|Ultra}}
| 2p
|- style="background: #FFFFFFFFF;"
| {{bag|Full Restore}}
| {{DL|Potion|Full Restore}}
| 2p
|- style="background: #FFFFFFFFF;"
| {{bag|Nugget}}
| {{DL|Valuable item|Nugget}}
| 3p
|- style="background: #FFFFFFFFF;"
| {{bag|Rare Candy}}
| {{DL|Vitamin|Rare Candy}}
| 3p
|- style="background: #FFFFFFFFF;"
| {{bag|Protein}}
| {{DL|Vitamin|Protein}}
| 5p
|- style="background: #FFFFFFFFF;"
| {{bag|Iron}}
| {{DL|Vitamin|Iron}}
| 5p
|- style="background: #FFFFFFFFF;"
| {{bag|Carbos}}
| {{DL|Vitamin|Carbos}}
| 5p
|- style="background: #FFFFFFFFF;"
| {{bag|Calcium}}
| {{DL|Vitamin|Calcium}}
| 5p
|- style="background: #FFFFFFFFF;"
| style="{{roundybl|5px}}" | {{DL|Vitaminbag|HP Up}}
| {{DL|Vitamin|HP Up}}
| style="{{roundybr|5px}}" | 5p
|}
 
====Generation IV items=prizes===
Prizes are awarded when the player obtains a certain number of points.
{| align="center" style="background:#A6D4FF; {{roundy}}; border: 5px solid #1E90FF"
{| style="margin:auto; background: #A6D4FF; {{roundy}}; border: 3px solid #1E90FF;"
|-
! colspan=2 | Item
! Points
|- style="background: #FFFFFFFFF;"
| {{bag|Poké Ball}}
| {{ball|Poké}}
| 1p
|- style="background: #FFFFFFFFF;"
| {{bag|Full Restore}}
| {{DL|Potion|Full Restore}}
| 3p
|- style="background: #FFFFFFFFF;"
| {{bag|Protein}}
| {{DL|Vitamin|Protein}}
| 5p
|- style="background: #FFFFFFFFF;"
| {{bag|Iron}}
| {{DL|Vitamin|Iron}}
| 10p
|- style="background: #FFFFFFFFF;"
| {{bag|Carbos}}
| {{DL|Vitamin|Carbos}}
| 15p
|- style="background: #FFFFFFFFF;"
| {{bag|Nugget}}
| {{DL|Valuable item|Nugget}}
| 20p
|- style="background: #FFFFFFFFF;"
| {{bag|Rare Candy}}
| {{DL|Vitamin|Rare Candy}}
| 25p
|- style="background: #FFFFFFFFF;"
| style="{{roundybl|5px}}" | {{DL|Vitaminbag|HP Up}}
| {{DL|Vitamin|HP Up}}
| style="{{roundybr|5px}}" | 30p
|}
 
===Buena's phone number===
==Schedule==
With 30p, Buena can be spoken with to have her phone number added to the [[Pokégear]] (points will not be spent).
The three programs run on the same schedule daily.
 
==In the manga==
===In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga===
[[File:Buena's Password Golden Boys.png|thumb|120px|right|{{GnB|Gold}} listening to Buena's Password]]
In the [[Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys]] manga, Buena's Password is featured briefly in the chapter ''[[GB15|Escape From The Mystery Forest!]]''. It comes on Gold's [[Pokégear]] radio as he is flipping channels while lost in the forest.
 
In the English translation by [[Chuang Yi]], [[Buena]] is still known as her Japanese name, Aoi.
{| style="margin:auto; text-align:center; border: 1px solid #555; border-collapse:collapse" border="1" width="400px"
|- style="background:#{{gold color}}"
! width=16% | Hour
! width=12% | S
! width=12% | M
! width=12% | T
! width=12% | W
! width=12% | T
! width=12% | F
! width=12% | S
|-
! 12a
| colspan="7" style="background:#f88" | Pokémon Search Party
|-
! 1a
| colspan="7" style="background:#ad8" | Serial Radio Drama
|-
! 2a
| colspan="7" style="background:#9bf" | Buena's Password
|-
! 3a
| colspan="7" style="background:#f88" | Pokémon Search Party
|-
! 4a
| colspan="7" style="background:#ad8" | Serial Radio Drama
|-
! 5a
| colspan="7" style="background:#9bf" | Buena's Password
|-
! 6a
| colspan="7" style="background:#f88" | Pokémon Search Party
|-
! 7a
| colspan="7" style="background:#ad8" | Serial Radio Drama
|-
! 8a
| colspan="7" style="background:#9bf" | Buena's Password
|-
! 9a
| colspan="7" style="background:#f88" | Pokémon Search Party
|-
! 10a
| colspan="7" style="background:#ad8" | Serial Radio Drama
|-
! 11a
| colspan="7" style="background:#9bf" | Buena's Password
|-
! 12p
| colspan="7" style="background:#f88" | Pokémon Search Party
|-
! 1p
| colspan="7" style="background:#ad8" | Serial Radio Drama
|-
! 2p
| colspan="7" style="background:#9bf" | Buena's Password
|-
! 3p
| colspan="7" style="background:#f88" | Pokémon Search Party
|-
! 4p
| colspan="7" style="background:#ad8" | Serial Radio Drama
|-
! 5p
| colspan="7" style="background:#9bf" | Buena's Password
|-
! 6p
| colspan="7" style="background:#f88" | Pokémon Search Party
|-
! 7p
| colspan="7" style="background:#ad8" | Serial Radio Drama
|-
! 8p
| colspan="7" style="background:#9bf" | Buena's Password
|-
! 9p
| colspan="7" style="background:#f88" | Pokémon Search Party
|-
! 10p
| colspan="7" style="background:#ad8" | Serial Radio Drama
|-
! 11p
| colspan="7" style="background:#9bf" | Buena's Password
|}
 
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==Trivia==
{{Project Games notice}}
* The program Serial Radio Drama may have originally been intended to be called Radio Miniseries, as referenced by the radio located in [[Mahogany Town]] tuned to the Variety Channel.
 
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[[ja:アオイのあいことば]]