Symbol

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A Symbol (Japanese: シンボル Symbol) is an item which denotes a Pokémon Trainer as having defeated one of Hoenn's Frontier Brains. They are the Hoenn Battle Frontier's equivalent of a Badge. There are two levels of them for each: silver and gold. The Sinnoh and Johto equivalent is a commemorative print. Unlike Badges, they do not allow new items to be sold at Poké Marts.

List of Symbols

Symbols
Frontier Brain
Japanese
Facility
Japanese
Symbols
File:Spr E Noland.png
Factory Head Noland
ファクトリーヘッド ダツラ
Factory Head Datsura
Battle Factory
バトルファクトリー
Battle Factory
50px
Silver Knowledge Symbol
50px
Gold Knowledge Symbol
File:Spr E Greta.png
Arena Tycoon Greta
アリーナキャプテン コゴミ
Arena Captain Kogomi
Battle Arena
バトルアリーナ
Battle Arena
50px
Silver Guts Symbol
50px
Gold Guts Symbol
File:Spr E Tucker.png
Dome Ace Tucker
ドームスーパースター ヒース
Dome Superstar Heath
Battle Dome
バトルドーム
Battle Dome
50px
Silver Tactics Symbol
50px
Gold Tactics Symbol
File:Spr E Lucy.png
Pike Queen Lucy
チューブクイーン アザミ
Tube Queen Azami
Battle Pike
バトルチューブ
Battle Tube
50px
Silver Luck Symbol
50px
Gold Luck Symbol
File:Spr E Spenser.png
Palace Maven Spenser
パレスガーディアン ウコン
Palace Guardian Ukon
Battle Palace
バトルパレス
Battle Palace
50px
Silver Spirits Symbol
50px
Gold Spirits Symbol
File:Spr E Brandon.png
Pyramid King Brandon
ピラミッドキング ジンダイ
Pyramid King Jindai
Battle Pyramid
バトルピラミッド
Battle Pyramid
50px
Silver Brave Symbol
50px
Gold Brave Symbol
File:Spr E Anabel.png
Salon Maiden Anabel
タワータイクーン リラ
Tower Tycoon Lila
Battle Tower
バトルタワー
Battle Tower
50px
Silver Ability Symbol
50px
Gold Ability Symbol


In the anime

File:Ash Symbols.png
Ash's seven Symbols
File:Reggie symbols.png
Reggie's six Symbols

Ash earned the Knowledge Symbol close to the end of the eighth season, and then the rest of the Symbols during the ninth season. After earning his seventh Symbol in Pace - The Final Frontier!, Scott offered him a chance to become a Frontier Brain candidate, but he turned down the offer.

In Lost Leader Strategy!, it was revealed that Paul's big brother Reggie had earned six of the seven Symbols. However, he had been unable to defeat Brandon, thus never obtaining the Brave Symbol.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Emerald chapter

Emerald was seen earning all seven Symbols over the course of the chapter. For the Tactics Symbol, he had been unable to defeat Tucker on his first try, but later participated in a Battle Dome tournament with the other Pokédex holders and won, earning him his final Symbol.

Pokémon Battle Frontier

Enta was seen earning six of the seven Symbols over the course of the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga, although most of them were won off-panel. However, his battle with Anabel ended in a draw, leaving him without the Ability Symbol.

Trivia

  • In the Japanese version of Emerald, the patterns on the Symbols are originally the first letter of the Symbol's name: K (Knowledge), G (Guts), T (Tactics), L (Luck), S (Spirits), B (Brave), and A (Ability).
    • However, the anime features the patterns used in the English version instead.
    • Translations of the Emerald chapter of Pokémon Adventures retain the Japanese designs of the Symbols.
  • Some of the patterns in the Symbols have similarities to the Frontier Brain's battle facility.
    • The pattern on the Luck Symbol is identical to the hexagon patterns on Seviper, which the Battle Pike was modeled after.
    • The pattern on the Tactics Symbol seems to be the Battle Dome if seen from above. It might also stand for the first letter in Tucker's Japanese name Heath.
    • The pattern on the Brave Symbol seems to be the Battle Pyramid if seen from above.
    • The pattern on the Ability Symbol seems to be the Battle Tower seen from below.
  • The Knowledge Symbol is the only Symbol not to share a common first letter with its respective Frontier Brain in the English version. However, both are pronounced with the /n/ sound.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 象徵 Jeuhngjīng
Mandarin 象徵 / 象征 Xiàngzhēng *
象徴 Xiàngzhēng *
徽章 Huīzhāng *
20px Danish Frontalsymbol
20px Finnish Symboli
20px French Symbole
20px German Symbol
20px Italian Simbolo
20px Korean 심볼 Symbol
20px Polish Symbol
20px Portuguese Símbolo
20px Spanish Símbolo
20px Vietnamese Biểu tượng


Knowledge Symbol

Language Title
20px Japanese ノウレッジシンボル Knowledge Symbol
20px Finnish Tiedon symboli
20px French Symbole Savoir
20px German Kenntnissymbol
20px Italian Simbolo Sapienza
20px Spanish Símbolo del Saber
20px Vietnamese Biểu tượng Tri thức

Guts Symbol

Language Title
20px Japanese ガッツシンボル Guts Symbol
20px Finnish Sisusymboli
20px French Symbole Cran
20px German Grobsymbol
20px Italian Simbolo Valore
20px Spanish Símbolo del Coraje
20px Vietnamese Biểu tượng Ý chí

Tactics Symbol

Language Title
20px Japanese タクティクスシンボル Tactics Symbol
20px Finnish Taktiikkasymboli
20px French Symbole Tactique
20px German Taktiksymbol
20px Italian Simbolo Tattica
20px Spanish Símbolo de la Táctica
20px Vietnamese Biểu tượng Chiến thuật

Luck Symbol

Language Title
20px Japanese ラックシンボル Luck Symbol
20px Finnish Onnisymboli
20px French Symbole Chance
20px German Lossymbol
20px Italian Simbolo Fortuna
20px Spanish Símbolo de la Fortuna
20px Vietnamese Biểu tượng Vận may

Spirits Symbol

Language Title
20px Japanese スピリットシンボル Spirit Symbol
20px Finnish Henkisymboli
20px French Symbole Esprit
20px German Seelensymbol
20px Italian Simbolo Spirito
20px Spanish Símbolo del Ánimo
20px Vietnamese Biểu tượng Tinh thần

Brave Symbol

Language Title
20px Japanese ブレイブシンボル Brave Symbol
20px Finnish Rohkeussymboli
20px French Symbole Courage
20px German Bravursymbol
20px Italian Simbolo Audacia
20px Polish Symbol Dzielności*
Symbol Odwagi*
20px Spanish Símbolo de la Valentía
20px Vietnamese Biểu tượng Dũng cảm

Ability Symbol

Language Title
20px Japanese アビリティシンボル Ability Symbol
20px Finnish Kykysymboli
20px French Symbole Capacité
20px German Anlagesymbol
20px Italian Simbolo Abilità
20px Spanish Símbolo de la Destreza
20px Vietnamese Biểu tượng Tài năng


See also