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Alto Mare (Japanese: アルトマーレ Altomare), Italian for "high sea" and also known as the city of water (Japanese: 水の都), is an anime-exclusive town and the setting of Pokémon Heroes.
In the anime
Alto Mare is an isolated island between the south-western coast of Johto, near Azalea Town, and the southeastern portion of Hoenn. It is accessible via ferries near Cherrygrove City. It is a city of canals; a major mode of transport is by gondola.
The city is guarded by the legendary Eon Pokémon Latias and Latios. Many other species of Pokémon can be found in Alto Mare, including Pidgey, Yanma, Murkrow, Quagsire, Chinchou and Remoraid.
The guardians of Alto Mare
The Tour de Alto Mare, a water chariot race, is held annually. Trainers race on floating platforms pulled by their Pokémon. One year, the competition was won by Misty and her Corsola. Winners are awarded a medal, depicting Latias and Latios.
It is also the site of Alto Mare Museum, where it exhibits the Defense Mechanism of Alto Mare (DMA). The fossil of pre-historic Pokémon, such as Aerodactyl and Kabutops can also be seen in the museum's floor. Lorenzo and his daughter, Bianca, are the caretakers of the museum.
The secret garden, where Latias and Latios reside, is found near the museum. Located in a small pond is the Soul Dew. If removed, it can be used to control the DMA, but this will cause all the water to drain from the city. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the two Eon Pokémon to protect the Soul Dew.
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Alto Mare or Pokémon that reside there in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
Statues of Alto Mare's two guardians, Latios (left) and Latias.
Ash and Pikachu discover the secret garden, after following Latias through a portal.
The DMA in the Alto Mare museum.
Alto Mare in a detail from a national map. It is visible on the far right, labeled as "アルトマーレ". Johto is visible north of it.
Sunrise over Alto Mare. The city's bell tower can be seen in the foreground.
The Secret Garden at dusk.
A gate featuring the image of Entei
- Alto Mare is the first movie-made city based on a real city outside Japan.
- The large numbers of Pidgey found in Alto Mare seems to be a reference to the pigeons of Venice.
- A gate in Alto Mare that Team Rocket tries to climb over features an image of Entei.
Alto Mare is based on Venice, Italy.
In other languages
| Chinese (Taiwan)
|| 奧多馬雷 Àoduōmǎléi
|| Transliteration of its Japanese name.