The Pokewars! Shiny Unown Quest Guide

The PW!'s Shiny Unown Quest began in May of 2001, in a thread called "Walking On Thin Ice". Twenty-six shiny Unown were released into the wild in the Ruins of Alph by a group consisting of Yolei, Lynkeru, Mamoru/Yuki, and Drake. The collective of Regular Unown who live in the Ruins of Alph informed these characters, as well as a Shorts Kid who was there with them, that whoever brought all of the shiny Unown back to the Ruins would get three wishes. These characters started looking for the shiny Unown, but the shiny Unown also came in contact, and some were even caught by, people unaware of the prize at stake. Soon after they went their separate ways, some of the more malicious shiny Unown started recruiting their shiny comrades with the goal of world domination.

In April of 2003, the Regular Unown Collective received 8 shiny Unown, which they imprisoned, from Bob Raiser and Aerie.

In January of 2004, the Regular Unown Collective received 8 more shiny Unown, which they imprisoned, from Lynkeru.

Bob Raiser and Aerie are presently tied with Lynkeru in the Shiny Unown Quest. For another character to claim the Regular Collective's prize, that character would have to return more than 8 shiny Unown to the Ruins of Alph. However, no wishes will be granted by the Regular Unown Collective unless all 26 Shiny Unown are returned to the Ruins of Alph.

The shiny Unown have the following interesting abilities and goals:

  • Time Freeze. The shiny Unown can freeze time. One shiny Unown by itself can freeze time in a small space around it for a short amount of time, about a minute or two. When two Unown Team up, they can freeze time for a longer amount of time and over a larger area. Theoretically, if all twenty-six shiny Unown got together, they could freeze every being on the planet except for themselves for hundreds of years.

  • Psychic Manipulation. Another property of the shiny Unown is that due to their Psychic nature, they can manipulate the thoughts of those around them. This power is very weak for one Unown, but as more Unown team up, their power grows. If enough Unown gather, they can project mental images, speak to people in their minds, and even speak through people or Pokemon. People and Pokemon usually lose total control when six Unown team up against them.

  • Hidden Power. Unlike in the Pokemon video game, where all shiny Pokemon have a Grass-Type Hidden Power, the Hidden Powers of the shiny Unown in the Pokewars! vary. All seventeen Types are represented, some more than once. So far the following Hidden Powers have been determined: Both Eye and Vee know Grass, both Bee and You know Dark, both Pea and Dbu (Double You) know Poison, Ehx knows Electric, Ehn (Fire Wand) knows Fire, Ehl (Tickler) knows Ice, Jay (Blower) knows Flying, Cue knows Ghost, and Eff knows Bug. If your character has a shiny Unown and you reveal the type of its Hidden Power, make sure it's not one of these types.

  • Formation of Collective or Pursuit of Individuality. A few shiny Unown seek to form an ultra-powerful Shiny Unown Collective. Other shiny Unown desire individuality, preferring to decide for themselves what to do with their lives - whether it be serve a Trainer, remain wild, or be malicious. The majority of shiny Unown are neutral and will serve the Collective if they're recruited into it but aren't actively trying to destroy the world or seek out their comrades.

    The following characters are searching for shiny Unown:

  • Marcia and Doppler, who are concerned that if Aerie gets the shiny Unown before they do, she will use her wishes to alter their personalities. Marcia is tempted by the three wish prize that Drake told her about, but since she has duties at the new S.S. Tidal Pokemon Center, she isn't actively seeking the shiny Unown out.

  • Mr. Pokemon, who wants to display all 26 Unown in his collection of rare finds. Marcia and Doppler told him that they would help him find the shiny Unown, but they haven't sent him a single shiny Unown.

  • Aerie, who wants to collect all 26 shiny Unown for two reasons. One - Marcia, her mother, wants her to do this and she wants her mom to be proud of her. Two - Drake told her that the regular Unown Collective will grant three wishes to whoever takes all the shiny Unown to the Ruins of Alph and she wants her wish that Marcia and Doppler will live happily ever after to be granted.

  • Bob Raiser, who's assisting Aerie in her quest to collect all the shiny Unown, wanting to protect her from them so they don't use her as a host or warp her mind. Bob knows about the three wish prize being offered by the regular Unown Collective since Raffy, his psychic Girafarig, read Lynkeru's mind to get the information and told him about it, but Bob's main concern is protecting Aerie.

  • Mimic, who wants to prevent the shiny Unown Collective from forming.

  • Roxie, who wants to sell the 26 shiny Unown as a set on the Internet.

  • Lynkeru and Mamoru/Yuki, who want to claim the three wishes, but still think that the shiny Unown are harmless because that's what the regular Unown Collective told them (who knows what else the regular Unown Collective was lying about, hmm?). Lynkeru already knows what she'll wish for - to return to Hyrule, her home.

  • Marvin, who wants to take back two of his Shiny Unown - Fire Wand and Blower - from Terri, a little girl who took them from him.

  • Jason Cassidy, who believes the shiny Unown could use their time-freezing abilities to help him in his quest to catch legendary Pokemon.

    Since the shiny Unown quest began, the shiny Unown have been developing their own unique personalities as authors wrote them into their stories. I've made the table below to help authors keep the shiny Unown in character without reading all the PW! posts dealing with shiny Unown.

    Name and Shape Unown Picture Characteristics / Abilities / Hidden Power History Goal Currently With
    Aay, the A-shaped Shiny Unown Angry / Angers people and Pokemon. Shortly after being released into the wild, Aay the A-shaped Unown was the first of seven shiny Unown caught by Mr. Pokemon. Mr. Pokemon used a machine in his collection of rare finds to transfer Aay and the six other shiny Unown he caught - Bee, Sea, Dee, Eae, Eff, and Gee - into a musical RPG video game that he considered almost impossible to beat. His pet Porygon2 ended up taking the video game to the Violet City Pokemon Center, leaving it there after being healed. Aerie and Omelette the Blissey successfully beat the game one night, releasing Aay and its six comrades. Dee, one of the Unown who wish to rule the world, Directed Aay to stay at the Pokemon Center with Ehx, the X-shaped Unown who was almost killed in the Ruins of Alph by Aerie. Eventually, Marcia and Doppler left Aerie alone with Aay and it penetrated her body, warping her mind and making her Angry. Kitsu, Aerie's good friend, pulled Aay out of Aerie's body shortly before Aerie went to the Whirl Cup Competition and Aerie was able to remain calm during the tournament. Kitsu later gave Aay to her brother, Keaton. During Olivine City's Comic Book Convention, when Keaton dropped Aay's Pokeball, Bob Raiser took Aay to keep it away from Trent Retwin, who was hunting shiny Unown at the time under the influence of Vee. To help Dee reunite the shiny Unown Collective and take over the world. Aay occasionally makes Bob act unreasonably Angry. Bob Raiser
    Bee, the B-shaped Shiny Unown (Nickname: Esuma) Bear and Be / Bears its psychic powers to others. / Its Hidden Power is Dark. When Aerie and Omelette the Blissey successfully beat the game mentioned in Aay's history, Bee was one of the seven Unown released. Bee traveled in a mini-Collective led by Dee the D-shaped Unown for a while, looking for other shiny Unown, until Sarah the shepherdess bumped into the mini-Collective on Route 36 and convinced Bee that it should do what it wanted to do, not what Dee wanted it to do. Realizing that Sarah had a point, Bee flew away from the mini-Collective. Its freedom was short-lived - Bee was caught near Ecruteak City by a Trainer named Tetsuo Yagami after Tetsuo had his Growlithe defeat Bee in battle. When Tetsuo's friend, Yolei Hernandez, became depressed and decided to retire from her Pokemon Journey in Cherrygrove City, Tetsuo decided to stay with her to cheer her up and gave Bee to Lynkeru. Lynkeru took Bee to the Ruins of Alph, where the Regular Unown Collective imprisoned it and seven of its comrades. Bee likes being part of a team. The Regular Unown Collective
    Sea, the C-shaped Shiny Unown Chase / Provides speed when chasing after someone or something. When Aerie and Omelette the Blissey successfully beat the game mentioned in Aay's history, Sea was one of the seven Unown released. Sea traveled in a mini-Collective led by Dee the D-shaped Unown for a while, looking for other shiny Unown, until Sarah the shepherdess bumped into the mini-Collective on Route 36. There, Sea left Dee's Collective and teamed up with You, a more malicious Unown than Dee, and left with You and Eff to find a green-haired girl named Roxie, hoping they could manipulate her in their quest to destroy the world. They found Roxie and followed her for a while, but the next time Roxie bumped into Sarah in her travels, Sarah caught the C-shaped Unown in a Friend Ball given to her by Bob Raiser.

    Sarah carried the Unown for a while, promising to give it to Drake, a Dragonite she was traveling with who was collecting shiny Unown, if he accompanied her to Ecruteak City. They got sidetracked and ended up in the National Park, where Aerie stole Sea's Friend Ball from Sarah during a Team Rocket attack. Drake found Aerie, released the Unown, and crushed the Friend Ball, thinking it was a Pokeball Aerie used to steal Sarah's Unown. When Drake went to give Sea back to Sarah, Sarah thought he was about to attack her, so she let him keep the Unown and ran away. Drake entrusted the C-shaped shiny Unown to Mimic when Sabrina summoned him, telling the Ditto to give it to Sarah if he saw her. Shortly after that, Sea entered Mimic's body. Mimic figured Sarah would want a Friend Ball similar to the one Drake crushed, so he visited Kurt and commissioned a Friend Ball that would catch Sea even though the C-shaped Unown had been caught previously. Kurt was happy to comply. Mimic stored the empty Friend Ball he received from Kurt inside his own body, not wanting to imprison Sea, who was still within his body, in the Friend Ball.

    When Mimic finally did find Sarah on a trip to Cianwood City, she had forgotten her past and was calling herself "Belle", thus Mimic decided to not give Sea to her on the grounds that she was now Belle, not Sarah. Later, during the Whirl Cup Competition, Mimic started to lose control of his body because the five shiny Unown within him at the time teamed up against him. Xerox entered Mimic's body and tried to catch Sea with a Pokeball, but having already been caught in the past by Sarah's Friend Ball, Xerox was unsuccessful. Soon after this, Mimic pulled the Friend Ball he had Kurt make for Sarah out of storage and Xerox trapped Sea in it. Shortly after the Whirl Cup ended, Mimic gave Sea to Bob Raiser. Bob and Aerie later took Sea to the Ruins of Alph, where the Regular Unown Collective imprisoned it and seven of its comrades.

    Sea would like to reunite the Shiny Unown Collective and destroy the world. The Regular Unown Collective
    Dee, the D-shaped Shiny Unown Direct / Directs people and Pokemon to do what it wants. When Aerie and Omelette the Blissey successfully beat the game mentioned in Aay's history, Dee (not to be confused with Doppler, who is nicknamed Dee) was one of the seven Unown released. Dee led a mini-Collective for a while, looking for other shiny Unown, until Sarah the shepherdess bumped into its mini-Collective on Route 36. At that point each member of Dee's mini-Collective went its own way. Dee was soon found on Route 36 by Marcia and Aerie on their quest to locate shiny Unown. It followed them and the shiny Unown with them, hoping to re-form a mini-Collective. After Marcia and Doppler left Aerie alone, Dee saw its opportunity and entered Aerie's body along with the other Unown she was with. After the Whirl Cup Competition on Red Rock Isle, Bob Raiser put Aerie to sleep and extracted Dee from within her body, placing it in a Great Ball. Aerie agreed to let him carry the shiny Unown for her if he joined her in her quest to find the rest. Dee, along with four other shiny Unown, were soon stolen from Bob by Lynkeru. Bob took them back from her in a moment of rage, then after he calmed down, she revealed the reason she took them. Bob let Aerie decide whether or not to let Lynkeru hold them for her. It was ultimately decided that Bob should keep them. Bob and Aerie later took Dee to the Ruins of Alph, where the Regular Unown Collective imprisoned it and seven of its comrades. Dee wishes to Direct some host to reunite the whole Shiny Unown Collective so it can take over the world. The Regular Unown Collective
    Eae, the E-shaped Shiny Unown Engage and Explain / Enhances the psychic powers of others and engages others' thoughts, sometimes by Explaining things. When Aerie and Omelette the Blissey successfully beat the game mentioned in Aay's history, Eae was one of the seven Unown released. Eae was pleased to comply when Dee Directed it to stay at the Violet City Pokemon Center to take care of Ehx, one of its two mates, who had been wounded by Aerie at the Ruins of Alph. Eae then traveled with Marcia and Aerie, as well as Aay and Ehx, on their quest to find more shiny Unown. After Marcia and Doppler left Aerie alone with the shiny Unown, Eae entered Aerie's body and Eae started enacting revenge on Aerie for what she did to Ehx, using its abilities to make horrible thoughts and actions seem okay to her. After the Whirl Cup Competition on Red Rock Isle, Bob Raiser put Aerie to sleep and extracted Eae from within her body, placing it in a Great Ball. Aerie agreed to let him carry the shiny Unown for her if he joined her in her quest to find the rest. Eae, along with four other shiny Unown, were soon stolen from Bob by Lynkeru. Bob took them back from her in a moment of rage, then after he calmed down, she revealed the reason she took them. Bob let Aerie decide whether or not to let Lynkeru hold them for her. It was ultimately decided that Bob should keep them. Bob and Aerie later took Eae to the Ruins of Alph, where the Regular Unown Collective imprisoned it and seven of its comrades. Eae would like to find Ess, Ehx's other mate, and wishes to assist Dee in reuniting the Shiny Unown Collective. The Regular Unown Collective
    Eff, the F-shaped Shiny Unown Find / Can locate people or Pokemon, including Unown. / Its Hidden Power is Bug. When Aerie and Omelette the Blissey successfully beat the game mentioned in Aay's history, Eff was one of the seven Unown released. Eff traveled in a mini-Collective led by Dee the D-shaped Unown for a while, looking for other shiny Unown, until Sarah the shepherdess bumped into the mini-Collective on Route 36. There, Eff left Dee's Collective and teamed up with You, a more malicious Unown than Dee, and left with You and Sea to find a green-haired girl named Roxie, hoping they could manipulate her in their quest to destroy the world. They found Roxie and followed her for a while. The next time Roxie bumped into Sarah in her travels, Sarah caught two of the Unown following Roxie, Sea and You. Roxie, fearing that Sarah would catch Eff as well, trapped Eff in her Fast Ball and ran off, wanting to find more shiny Unown to sell them as a set online.

    Much later, after not finding more shiny Unown, Roxie tried selling Eff to a Pokemon Rental Center on Red Rock Isle during the Whirl Cup Competition, but the owner of the Center, Greg Oldman, didn't want the shiny Unown, saying it was worthless because it only knew one weak move. On her way out of the Rental Center, Roxie bumped into Mimic, who now had a mini-Collective controlling him. Eff tried to enter Mimic's body, but it was thwarted when Marvin the magician threw a Park Ball at it, knocking it off course. Ehn, the nice N-shaped Unown within the Park Ball, was released and used its Fire Hidden Power to defeat Eff. Roxie recalled the fainted F-shaped Unown and ran off, planning to steal Marvin's N-shaped Unown before the end of the Whirl Cup Competition. However, Marvin left Red Rock Isle before Roxie got a chance to steal Ehn. Later, while Roxie was on the Magnet Train in Saffron City, a Zigzagoon stole the Fast Ball containing Eff and gave it to his Trainer, a little girl named Terri who kept it. When Marvin reached Fallarbor Town, he encountered Terri and accidentally took Eff from her while trying to get back the Pokemon she stole from him. While Eff was not his Pokemon, he decided to keep it thinking that Eff was better off with him than with Terri.

    Eff wants to locate more shiny Unown so they can destroy the world. Marvin
    Gee, the G-shaped Shiny Unown Give / Lends others its psychic powers or simply gives others advice. When Aerie and Omelette the Blissey successfully beat the game mentioned in Aay's history, Gee was one of the seven Unown released. Gee traveled in a mini-Collective led by Dee the D-shaped Unown for a while, looking for other shiny Unown, until Sarah the shepherdess bumped into the mini-Collective on Route 36 and convinced Gee that it should do what it wanted to do, not what Dee wanted it to do. Realizing that Sarah had a point, Gee flew away from the mini-Collective. Gee teamed up with Eye and Zee to release an Unown they heard was caught by a Rocket in Mahogany Town. The trio of Unown blew up a restaurant called Morty Rocket's in Mahogany instead of a Rocket Base by accident then went their own ways. Gee teamed up with Bob Raiser on Route 36 soon after that. After Aerie and Bob met, the shiny Unown within Aerie revealed themselves to Gee, then once Gee finished Giving help to Bob, Aerie absorbed Gee into her body. The mini-Collective within Aerie forced Gee to Give them its psychic powers.

    After the Whirl Cup Competition on Red Rock Isle, Bob Raiser put Aerie to sleep and extracted Gee from within her body, placing it in a Great Ball. Aerie agreed to let him carry the shiny Unown for her if he joined her in her quest to find the rest. Gee, along with four other shiny Unown, were soon stolen from Bob by Lynkeru. Bob took them back from her in a moment of rage, then after he calmed down, she revealed the reason she took them. Bob let Aerie decide whether or not to let Lynkeru hold them for her. Bob and Aerie later took Gee to the Ruins of Alph, where the Regular Unown Collective imprisoned it and seven of its comrades.

    Gee is weak-willed and easily manipulated so it readily obeys its fellow shiny Unown or even complete strangers. The Regular Unown Collective
    Ach, the H-shaped Shiny Unown Help / Helps others use their natural abilities. The Shorts Kid who was in the Ruins of Alph when the shiny Unown were set free caught Ach shortly after it was released. When the Shorts Kid confronted Yolei and Lynkeru in Cianwood City, Lynkeru threatened him with one of her swords and took Ach from him. Lynkeru gave Yolei Ach for safe keeping. Yolei later returned Ach to Lynkeru when she settled down in Cherrygrove City. Lynkeru took Ach to the Ruins of Alph, where the Regular Unown Collective imprisoned it and seven of its comrades. Ach likes assisting Ess when it Searches for more shiny Unown. The Regular Unown Collective
    Eye, the I-shaped Shiny Unown Increase / Increases the power of others' natural abilities. / Its Hidden Power is Grass. Eye started following Sarah the shepherdess moments after it was set free, wondering if it should join the shepherdess' team but afraid that she might be a poor Trainer. Eye followed Sarah for quite a while, but didn't reveal itself to her until she bumped into an Unown Collective on Route 36 led by Dee, the shiny D-shaped Unown. There, after being attacked by You, Eye's arch-nemesis, Eye's mission changed - inspired by the independence speech Sarah gave the Unown in Dee's Collective, Eye decided to search for other shiny Unown to tell them that they should remain independent. Eye teamed up with Gee and Zee to release an Unown they heard was caught by a Rocket in Mahogany Town. The trio of Unown blew up a restaurant called Morty Rocket's in Mahogany instead of a Rocket Base by accident then went their own ways. Eye went as far as as Cerulean City in its quest to tell shiny Unown that they should remain free, but while in Ecruteak City, its quest was cut short when a woman captured it. The woman's new-found powers led her into Team Magma. When Mimic killed her in Hoenn, Eye joined him. When Eye was pulled out of Mimic's body in the Petalburg Woods, Alexandria Masters caught it. Eye wants to put a stop to Dee and You, the malicious shiny Unown who want to take over and destroy the world, respectively. Eye was often mocked by many fellow shiny Unown in the past and thus prefers the company of people and other kinds of Pokemon. Alexandria Masters
    Jay, the J-shaped Shiny Unown (Nickname: Blower) Join / Bridges the psychic powers of those around it. / Its Hidden Power is Flying. Jay was grabbed by a Cubone near Azalea Town shortly after the shiny Unown were set free from the Ruins of Alph. Jay, having Joined the Team consisting of the Cubone and its Trainer, was fine with being the Cubone's club. It was rather successful as a club and before long, the Cubone evolved into a Marowak. The Marowak's Trainer took it to Red Rock Isle to use a Magikarp he caught in the Whirl Cup Competition's only preliminary match. The Trainer's opponent was Mimic, who went to Red Rock Isle because the Unown Collective within him wanted to steal the J-shaped Unown so that Jay would Join together their psychic powers.

    Under the influence of the shiny Unown within him, Mimic did manage to steal Jay during the match and absorbed Jay into his body. Mimic started losing what control he had left over his body once Jay was inside him. Xerox found Mimic as he was decomposing, swam into Mimic, and used one of Marvin's Pokeballs to capture Jay. When Xerox swam out of Mimic, she gave the Pokeball to Marvin. The Pokeball was later stolen by a Zigzagoon during Marvin's last show in Goldenrod City. The Zigzagoon took the Pokeball to his Trainer, a little girl named Terri who kept it.

    Jay is neutral towards Collectives. If Jay's part of one, it complies with the desires of the team. If not, Jay doesn't seek one out. Terri
    Kay, the K-shaped Shiny Unown Keep / Keeps mental records of all the knowledge it has gathered during its lifetime. Kay, as well as Ehl, was caught by a well-dressed gentleman who went to the Jason Bard concert of the future in Cerulean City. After the concert was over, the man traded Kay and Ehl to a Dragonite named Drake for a Natu, a Smeargle, and a Shellder. Drake later gave Kay to Mimic for safekeeping when he went to see Sabrina after being summoned by her. Mimic released Kay from its Pokeball and Kay entered Mimic's body. The second time Xerox saw Mimic on Red Rock Isle, she convinced Mimic to put Kay in a Pokeball. Mimic pulled the Pokeball Drake gave him out of storage and Xerox trapped Kay in it. Shortly after the Whirl Cup ended, Mimic gave Kay to Bob Raiser. Bob and Aerie later took Kay to the Ruins of Alph, where the Regular Unown Collective imprisoned it and seven of its comrades. Kay is neutral towards Collectives. If Kay's part of one, it complies with the desires of the team. If not, Kay doesn't seek one out. The Regular Unown Collective
    Ehl, the L-shaped Shiny Unown (Nickname: Tickler) Laugh / Loves to laugh and can make other people laugh. / Its Hidden Power is Ice. Ehl, as well as Kay, was caught by a well-dressed gentleman who went to the Jason Bard concert of the future in Cerulean City. After the concert was over, the man traded Ehl and Kay to a Dragonite named Drake for a Natu, a Smeargle, and a Shellder. Drake later gave Ehl to Mimic for safekeeping when he went to see Sabrina after being summoned by her. Mimic released Ehl from its Pokeball and Ehl entered Mimic's body. Mimic put Ehl's empty Pokeball inside his body as well, since Drake might want it upon returning from visiting Sabrina. Inside Mimic's body, Ehl found that You, the most malicious of all the shiny Unown, was plotting to use Mimic's abilities to destroy the world. Ehl did not want You to do this since it would mean the jovial shiny Unown would have less beings to entertain, so Ehl didn't cooperate with You, tickling Mimic from within so he couldn't remain in a destructive form for too long. When Xerox met up with Mimic on Red Rock Isle, she extracted Ehl, placing it in the Pokeball Drake gave Mimic. Xerox decided Ehl would better serve Marvin when Mimic told her about Ehl's personality, so she gave Marvin the Pokeball. The Pokeball was later stolen by a Zigzagoon during Marvin's last show in Goldenrod City. The Zigzagoon took the Pokeball to his Trainer, a little girl named Terri who kept it. When Marvin reached Fallarbor Town, he encountered Terri and managed to take back Ehl from her. Ehl is a happy-go-lucky jester who loves to entertain others. Marvin
    Ehm, the M-shaped Shiny Unown (Nickname: Annon) Make / Can create make-shift contraptions using only its telekinesis. After being released from the Ruins of Alph, Ehm went as far as Cerulean City before being caught by a young man named Splash. For a while, Ehm tried to convince Splash to Train it so that it would become stronger. Splash eventually released Ehm into the wild. Shortly afterwards, Ehm began following Bob Raiser and Aerie. Ehm later went on the S.S. Tidal cruise, where it was pursued by various people. When the cruise ship docked at Littleroot Pier, Lynkeru and Jason Cassidy competed underwater for possession of Ehm. Lynkeru won and Ehm let her catch it. Ehm doesn't mind tagging along with Lynkeru, provided it gets the chance to make things once in a while. Lynkeru
    Ehn, the N-shaped Shiny Unown (Nickname: Fire Wand) Nuzzle / Nuzzles up against others for comfort. / Its Hidden Power is Fire. On his birthday, Marvin the magician caught Ehn at the National Park using a Park Ball during a Bug Pokemon Catching Contest. Marvin soon found out that Ehn's Hidden Power was Fire, and he used Ehn as a magic wand during his shows, asking it to spit fire to impress his audiences. Ehn was happy to be with Marvin, who nicknamed it Fire Wand. Ehn's Pokeball was stolen by a Zigzagoon during Marvin's last show in Goldenrod City. The Zigzagoon took the Pokeball to his Trainer, a little girl named Terri who kept it. Ehn is very peaceful and avoids Collectives, preferring to hang out with human beings. Ehn finds humans nicer to nuzzle than Unown. Terri
    Ohh, the O-shaped Shiny Unown Observe / Has extremely keen eyesight that allows it to see very far. The Shorts Kid who was in the Ruins of Alph when the shiny Unown were set free caught Ohh shortly after it was released. When the Shorts Kid confronted Yolei and Lynkeru in Cianwood City, Lynkeru threatened him with one of her swords and took Ohh from him. Lynkeru gave Yolei Ohh for safe keeping. Yolei later returned Ohh to Lynkeru when she settled down in Cherrygrove City. Lynkeru took Ohh to the Ruins of Alph, where the Regular Unown Collective imprisoned it and seven of its comrades. Ohh likes enhancing others' sight. The Regular Unown Collective
    Pea, the P-shaped Shiny Unown Perform / It enjoys performing tricks to amuse crowds. / Its Hidden Power is Poison. Pea was caught in Goldenrod City by Lynkeru after being coughed out by a Ledian who was following her. Lynkeru eventually took Pea to the Ruins of Alph, where the Regular Unown Collective imprisoned it and seven of its comrades. Pea wishes it could perform its tricks before a large audience. The Regular Unown Collective
    Cue, the Q-shaped Shiny Unown (Nickname: Queue) Quicken and Question / It increases one's mental speed and encourages others to question their situations. / Its Hidden Power is Ghost. Cue decided to travel with Darian McCain and Lisa Charity, not fond of flying around. After helping Darian and Lisa come closer together by questioning their decisions and behaviors, getting them to realize their mistakes, Cue floated away from them towards a city. Cue wound up on the S.S. Tidal, where it questioned various people and where many people tried to catch it. Cue allowed Alexandria Masters, one of the passengers on the ship, catch it since she promised to release it after it helped her counsel Aerie's parents. Later, Alexandria gave Cue to Aerie. Cue would like to help other people with their problems. Aerie
    Arr, the R-shaped Shiny Unown Reassure / Arr is able to Reassure anyone that what they are doing is good. The Shorts Kid who was in the Ruins of Alph when the shiny Unown were set free caught Arr shortly after it was released. When the Shorts Kid confronted Yolei and Lynkeru in Cianwood City, Lynkeru threatened him with one of her swords and took Arr from him. Lynkeru gave Yolei Arr for safe keeping. Yolei later returned Arr to Lynkeru when she settled down in Cherrygrove City. Lynkeru took Arr to the Ruins of Alph, where the Regular Unown Collective imprisoned it and seven of its comrades. Arr wishes to reunite with its comrades. The Regular Unown Collective
    Ess, the S-shaped Shiny Unown Search / Ess is skilled at searching the minds of those around it for information. The Shorts Kid who was in the Ruins of Alph when the shiny Unown were set free caught Ess shortly after it was released. When the Shorts Kid confronted Yolei and Lynkeru in Cianwood City, Lynkeru threatened him with one of her swords and took Ess from him. A year later, Lynkeru took Ess to the Ruins of Alph, where the Regular Unown Collective imprisoned it and seven of its comrades. Ess likes scanning the thoughts of those near it. The Regular Unown Collective
    Tea, the T-shaped Shiny Unown Tell / Notices others' true feelings, even if they are being hidden, and can tell whenever someone is being dishonest. The Shorts Kid who was in the Ruins of Alph when the shiny Unown were set free caught Tea shortly after it was released. When the Shorts Kid confronted Yolei and Lynkeru in Cianwood City, Lynkeru threatened him with one of her swords and took Tea from him. Lynkeru gave Yolei Tea for safe keeping. Yolei later returned Tea to Lynkeru when she settled down in Cherrygrove City. Lynkeru took Tea to the Ruins of Alph, where the Regular Unown Collective imprisoned it and seven of its comrades. Tea enjoys probing the minds of others to make sure they aren't lying. The Regular Unown Collective
    You, the U-shaped Shiny Unown Undo / Undoes any mental barriers others put up - the less powerful the mental defenses, the easier it can undo them. / Its Hidden Power is Dark. You started following Roxie the biker girl moments after it was set free, wondering if it should use Roxie as a host to destroy the world but concerned that she might not be malicious enough. You lost Roxie eventually and ended up in the forests of Route 36, where it bumped into its arch-nemesis, the righteous Eye. When both You and Sarah the shepherdess bumped into Dee's mini-Collective on Route 36, You took the opportunity to recruit two of the Unown making up Dee's Collective, Sea and Eff, and left to find Roxie, hoping that as a team, the trio could manipulate her to fulfill You's plan to destroy the world. They found Roxie and followed her for a while, but the next time Roxie bumped into Sarah in her travels, Sarah caught the U-shaped Unown in a Friend Ball given to her by Bob Raiser. You, being pure evil, was barely affected by the Friend Ball's effect on Pokemon.

    Sarah carried the Unown for a while, promising to give it to Drake, a Dragonite she was traveling with who was collecting shiny Unown, if he accompanied her to Ecruteak City. They got sidetracked and ended up in the National Park, where Aerie stole You's Friend Ball from Sarah during a Team Rocket attack. Drake found Aerie, released the Unown, and crushed the Friend Ball, thinking it was a Pokeball Aerie used to steal Sarah's Unown. When Drake went to give You back to Sarah, Sarah thought he was about to attack her, so she let him keep the Unown and ran away. Drake entrusted the U-shaped Unown with Mimic when Sabrina summoned him, telling the Ditto to give it to Sarah if he saw her. Shortly after that, You decided to use Mimic as its host in its mission reunite the Unown Collective and destroy the world. You entered Mimic's body and encouraged the other Unown traveling with Mimic at the time - Sea, Jay, and Kay - to enter him as well. Mimic figured Sarah would want a Friend Ball similar to the one Drake crushed, so he visited Kurt and commissioned a Friend Ball that would catch You even though the U-shaped Unown had been caught previously. Kurt was happy to comply. Mimic stored the empty Friend Ball he received from Kurt inside his own body, not wanting to imprison You, who was still within his body, in the Friend Ball.

    When Mimic finally did find Sarah on a trip to Cianwood City, she had forgotten her past and was calling herself "Belle", thus Mimic decided to not give You to her on the grounds that she was now Belle, not Sarah. Later, during the Whirl Cup Competition, on the first night of the Competition, Xerox merged with Mimic and battled with You, knocking him out and giving Mimic control over his body for a while. You regained consciousness by day three and continued its quest to reunite the Unown Collective, wanting to get close to Aerie and merge its Collective with the one Dee formed in her body, but Mimic successfully kept You from achieving its goal. The next time Mimic saw Xerox on Red Rock Isle, she convinced Mimic to put You in a Pokeball. Mimic pulled the Friend Ball he had Kurt make for Sarah out of storage and Xerox trapped You in it. Shortly after the Whirl Cup ended, Mimic gave You to Bob Raiser. Bob and Aerie later took You to the Ruins of Alph, where the Regular Unown Collective imprisoned it and seven of its comrades.

    You, the most malicious of all the shiny Unown and Eye's arch-nemesis, wishes to reunite the Shiny Unown Collective and have them destroy the world. The Regular Unown Collective
    Vee, the V-shaped Shiny Unown Vanish / Can become invisible and make other beings invisible. / Its Hidden Power is Grass. Vee was caught near Mahogany Town by a Team Rocket Member used the shiny Unown's ability to stop time as well as its ability to make him invisible to commit crimes in Blackthorn City, calling himself "The Clock Stopper". A few months later, Shorts Kid located the "The Clock Stopper" in Blackthorn and took the Rocket's V-shaped Unown in a moment of temporal instability. Vee entered the body of the Shorts Kid and corrupted him from within, turning him into a deranged little child. When Shorts Kid met up with Yolei and Lynkeru in Cianwood City, they did not realize Vee was inside the Kid's body and didn't take Vee away from him when they took the other five Unown that were manipulating him. However, when the Shorts Kid later went to the Cianwood City Pokemon Center in search of shiny Unown, Trent Retwin shot him in the head, killing him. Vee sensed that Trent was evil and teamed up with him - making him Vanish from sight on the spot. Vee entered Trent's head and worked together with the demon to pursue other shiny Unown. When Trent visited the Cave of Origin in Hoenn, Vee wanted to leave the cave while Trent did not. Vee exited Trent's head to leave the cave on its own, but Trent caught it in a Pokeball. During the Silver Conference, Trent gave the Pokeball containing Vee to Doppler in exchange for money. Doppler quickly absorbed the Pokeball containing Vee into his body. Vee is almost as malicious as You, but it doesn't wish to be part of a Collective. Vee is not happy trapped within a Pokeball floating inside Doppler. Doppler (aka Dee)
    Dbu, the W-shaped Shiny Unown (Nickname: Double You) Want and Double / Can manipulate others to want whatever it wants and create duplicates of others that act and feel like the originals but are actually illusionary. / Its Hidden Power is Poison. Dbu was caught by a Trainer named Becky in a playground in New Bark Town it had frozen in time. Becky nicknamed the Unown Double You and sent it into Pokemon storage. Towards the end of the Whirl Cup Competition on Red Rock Isle, Becky got a call from Professor Ivy. Influenced by the Unown, Ivy told her that she Wanted to send Double You back to her. When Becky received Double You, she noticed that it was in a new black Pokeball - a "Dark Ball" that keeps others from noticing Double You's thoughts but permits Double You to reach out to others from within with the container. Ivy created this special Pokeball for Double You since Double You convinced Ivy that she Wanted to do so. Soon after being transferred to Becky, Double You created a double for Becky during a battle where it picked up that its Trainer wished she was more than one person. The other Becky was shot and killed by thugs who were trying to take Becky's Poliwrath from her. Later, when Becky traveled to Cianwood City, she gave Dbu to Mimic, not exactly sure of why she Wanted to give Dbu to him. When Dbu was pulled out of Mimic's body in the Petalburg Woods, Bob Raiser caught it. Dbu Wants to avoid being absorbed into any Unown Collectives, which was part of the reason it convinced Professor Ivy to make the Dark Ball. Bob Raiser
    Ehx, the X-shaped Shiny Unown XXXXXX and X-Ray / It is the only Unown capable of producing Unown offspring, but only if it mates with both Ess and Eae in a complex ritual that requires the entire Collective to be gathered together. It can also shoot X-Ray beams from its eye. / Its Hidden Power is Electric. Ehx decided to stay at the Ruins of Alph after being released, depressed that its mates ran off without it. This left it vulnerable and when Aerie visited the Ruins of Alph with Marcia, to impress her mom, Aerie stabbed Ehx repeatedly. Marcia scolded Aerie and rushed Ehx to the Violet City Pokemon Center to heal the wounded Unown. When seven of Ehx's comrades were released in the Pokemon Center, as detailed in Aay's history, Dee Directed Aay and one of Ehx's mates, Sea, to stay with it. Ehx got better over time then joined Marcia and Aerie on their quest to find more shiny Unown. When Marcia and Doppler left Aerie alone, Ehx entered Aerie's body to get revenge on Aerie for almost killing it and to help Dee reunite the Collective. Ehx was also constantly probing and enhancing the latent sexuality Aerie inhereted from her mother, making Aerie overly sexual, especially for her age.

    After the Whirl Cup Competition on Red Rock Isle, Bob Raiser put Aerie to sleep and extracted Ehx from within her body, placing it in a Great Ball. Aerie agreed to let him carry the shiny Unown for her if he joined her in her quest to find the rest. Ehx, along with four other shiny Unown, were soon stolen from Bob by Lynkeru. Bob took them back from her in a moment of rage, then after he calmed down, she revealed the reason she took them. Bob let Aerie decide whether or not to let Lynkeru hold them for her. It was ultimately decided that Bob should keep them. Bob and Aerie later took Ehx to the Ruins of Alph, where the Regular Unown Collective imprisoned it and seven of its comrades.

    Ehx longs to reunite the Shiny Unown Collective in order to mate with its mates. Therefore, Ehx wishes to help Dee reunite the Shiny Unown Collective and take over the world. The Regular Unown Collective
    Why, the Y-shaped Shiny Unown Yield / It can stretch out to yield nearby objects. Lynkeru found the Y-shaped Unown moments after the shiny Unown were released from the Ruins of Alph. She caught Why and used it as a hookshot sometimes. Lynkeru eventually took Why to the Ruins of Alph, where the Regular Unown Collective imprisoned it and seven of its comrades. Why likes yielding things and doesn't want to be part of a Collective. The Regular Unown Collective
    Zee, the Z-shaped Shiny Unown Zoom / Flies very fast and can make objects appear closer than they really are. Zee bumped into Eye, who was traveling with Gee, during Eye's quest to convince the shiny Unown to remain free. Zee told Eye and Gee that a shiny Unown was caught by a Rocket in Mahogany Town. Zee wanted to free the captured Unown to start up its own Collective, while Eye and Gee wanted the Unown to be freed so that it could be independent. The trio of Unown blew up a restaurant called Morty Rocket's in Mahogany instead of a Rocket Base by accident. Zee stayed with Aerie and Marcia, who were on a shiny Unown quest at the time. When Marcia and Doppler left Aerie alone, Zee teamed up with Dee, who was traveling with Aerie, and entered her body to control her. After the Whirl Cup Competition on Red Rock Isle, Bob Raiser put Aerie to sleep and extracted Zee from within her body, placing it in a Great Ball. Aerie agreed to let him carry the shiny Unown for her if he joined her in her quest to find the rest. Zee, along with four other shiny Unown, were soon stolen from Bob by Lynkeru. Bob took them back from her in a moment of rage, then after he calmed down, she revealed the reason she took them. Bob let Aerie decide whether or not to let Lynkeru hold them for her. It was ultimately decided that Bob should keep them. Bob and Aerie later took Zee to the Ruins of Alph, where the Regular Unown Collective imprisoned it and seven of its comrades. Zee wants to assist Dee reunite the Unown Collective and take over the world. The Regular Unown Collective