Buena’s Password is a radio game show you can start playing as soon as you reach Goldenrod City. You have to tune into the show to get a unique password, and then if you say that password to Buena in Goldenrod City you’ll earn points. These points can be exchanged for prizes like Vitamins or Rare Candies.
But you need to get a Blue Card from Buena to store the points you earn. Buena will happily give you this Blue Card the first time you speak to her at the Goldenrod Radio Tower.
You can listen to Buena’s show on your PokéGear Radio between 6PM and midnight to learn each show’s password. You’ll be able to tune in from anywhere in Johto as long as it’s within the right time.
You’ll need to first get the Radio Card at Goldenrod Radio Tower before you can listen to radio shows.
Once you have the Radio Card then you can tune into Buena’s Password from anywhere in Johto – her show airs between 6PM and midnight.
But you’ll also need to get the Blue Card key item to start collecting points from her show.
Getting the Blue Card (Step-by-Step)
Go to the Goldenrod Radio Tower in Goldenrod City.
Then head up to the second floor (2F).
On the second floor you should see Buena sitting behind a desk (the girl with red hair).
Talk to her to receive the Blue Card.
How Does Buena’s Password Work?
You can tune into Buena’s Password on Station 10.5 every night between 6PM and midnight.
Just go to START, then PokéGear, then all the way right to the small Radio icon. There, you can choose the receiving channel manually by pressing up or down on the D-pad.
Note: You can only tune into Buena’s Password while in Johto.
Once you have her broadcast on, write down the Password announced during the transmission.
Then head to Goldenrod Radio Tower’s second floor (2F) and talk to Buena to take her quiz.
Choose the option that matches whatever password was said on the show and you’ll get one (1) point.
You can collect these points and redeem them for prizes by talking to Buena’s producer (the NPC in green).
Her producer will show you all available prizes in a drop-down menu, along with how many points you’ll need for each prize.
You can participate in Buena’s Password to earn another point once a day, so this is a great mini-game to keep up with once you reach Goldenrod City.
Buena’s Password Prizes
There are 9 prizes you can get with the points you earn from Buena’s Password.
|Full Restore||2p||Restores a Pokémon’s HP to 100% and cures status conditions.|
|Ultra Ball||2p||Catches high-level Pokémon easier than a Great Ball.|
|Nugget||3p||Can be sold for 5,000 PokéDollars.|
|Rare Candy||3p||Raises a Pokémon’s level by one (1).|
|Calcium||5p||Permanently increases Sp. Attack & Sp. Def.|
|Carbos||5p||Permanently increases Speed.|
|HP Up||5p||Permanently increases HP.|
|Iron||5p||Permanently increases Defense.|
|Protein||5p||Permanently increases Attack.|
You can exchange your points for prizes by talking to the female NPC in green that’s standing near Buena on the second floor of the Goldenrod Radio Tower
Tip: You can get Buena’s phone number by maxing out your Blue Card at 30 points. No points will be spent when asking Buena for her phone number, although this also doesn’t really serve a purpose since her phone number doesn’t give you much.
Getting Buena’s number is mostly done for bragging rights and completionism.
But she might share some interesting tips about Goldenrod City if you try calling her!