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Eterna City ハクタイシティ
Hakutai City
"History Living"
Eterna City DP.png
Eterna City in {{{variable2}}}.
Map description
An old city that shows fading and almost-forgotten vestiges of ancient history.
A Gym is indispensible in any town that has many people coming and going. This city is no exception.
The Cycle Shop is located here. There is also a big building with a slightly sinister atmosphere.
A statue of an ancient Pokémon is prominently and reverently displayed.
Eterna City Gym - Sinnoh Gym #2
specialist Gym
Forest Badge
Forest Badge
Eterna City Gym - Sinnoh Gym #2
specialist Gym
Forest Badge
Forest Badge
Eterna City Gym - Sinnoh Gym #2
specialist Gym
Forest Badge
Forest Badge
[[| League]]
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Champion [[{{{champion}}}|{{{champion}}}]]
[[| League]]
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Champion [[{{{champion2}}}|{{{champion2}}}]]
Route 205
Eterna City
Route 211
Route 206
Sinnoh Eterna City Map.png
Location of Eterna City in Sinnoh.

Eterna City (Japanese: ハクタイシティ Hakutai City) is a city in the region of Sinnoh; it is an older city, showing the signs of history.

There is a rather large statue of an ancient Pokémon (in Diamond, it is named as Dialga, in Pearl, Palkia, and in Platinum, it is a combination of both) on the east side of town. The statue was once the main center of festivals in the town, although signs of the town's culture and rituals have started to slip away. Of late, both Team Galactic and Cynthia become interested in the statue. After the National Pokédex has been obtained and the player has visited Pal Park, Professor Oak appears in the southernmost house in the city.

A woman in the Pokémon Center will give the player Pokétch app #6, the Friendship Checker. Beside the Pokémon Center is the Underground Man's House, where the Explorer Kit can be obtained. The kit gives access to the Underground.

The player may rename their Pokémon, as well as trade their Buizel for a Chatot, in a building next to the Poké Mart.

In Pokémon Platinum, after the player clears out the Galactic Eterna Building in the city and approaches the Bicycle Shop, Cynthia will appear and give him/her an Egg which will hatch into a Togepi.

Places of interest

Eterna Condominiums

Main article: Eterna Condominiums

In this building, Sinnoh's Name Rater can be found, as well as a person named Norton who will trade a Chatot for a Buizel, and yet another who will give away TM67 (Recycle).

Eterna Gym

Main article: Eterna Gym

The Eterna Gym is one of the Gyms located in the Sinnoh region, and run by the Gym Leader Gardenia, who specializes in Grass-type Pokémon. Defeating Gardenia yields the Forest Badge, TM86 (Grass Knot), and the ability to use Cut outside of battle.

Eterna Museum

Main article: Eterna Museum

Galactic Eterna Building

Main article: Galactic Eterna Building

One of the two Team Galactic Headquarters is located here, adding a dark and sinister atmosphere in the city. In Pokémon Platinum, the building looks vastly different from its appearance in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. To reach the building, the move Cut must be used on a small tree blocking the entrance.

Herb Shop

Main article: Herb Shop

The Herb Shop is a shop that sells effective, yet inexpensive herbs. A lady runs it.

Herb Shop
Energy Root Energy Root
Pokémon Dollar800
EnergyPowder EnergyPowder
Pokémon Dollar500
Revival Herb Revival Herb
Pokémon Dollar2800
Heal Powder Heal Powder
Pokémon Dollar450

Rad Rickshaw's Cycle Shop

Main article: Rad Rickshaw's Cycle Shop

This Bicycle Shop is a store where Bicycles are sold. However, the player is never able to purchase a bicycle from here, as one is obtained for free once the store's owner is rescued from the Galactic Eterna building.

Ancient Statue

This Pokémon Statue is up a little hill to the east of Eterna City. In Diamond and Pearl, the statue has a plate (dependent on the game), while in Pokémon Platinum the plate has been torn off the statue. It was once the centerpiece of many festivals. A man in the house just south of the statue will tell the player the two inscriptions. In the Team Galactic HQ building in Veilstone City, a report can be found with missing text generated with a machine (indicated by "...") when described by the man in the house. The text extracted by the machine is written in bolded text.

The first one says this:
The creation of DIALGA,
The giver of time...
In laughter, there is tears...
And, likewise it is with time.
The same time flows on.
For it is the blessing of DIALGA.

The second one says this:
The birth of PALKIA.
The creator of parallel dimensions...
Alive, yet not alive...
Everything drifts in space...
To arrive in the same universe.
It is the blessing of PALKIA.


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Eterna City has 51 residents, not counting Team Galactic, with the majority of the population in buildings on the main street.

Pokémon Platinum

In Pokémon Platinum, Eterna City has 50 residents, not counting Team Galactic, with the majority of the population in buildings on the main street.

Poké Mart

Lower cashier
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball*
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball*
Pokémon Dollar1200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion*
Pokémon Dollar1200
Max Potion Max Potion*
Pokémon Dollar2500
Full Restore Full Restore*
Pokémon Dollar3000
Revive Revive*
Pokémon Dollar1500
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar250
Burn Heal Burn Heal
Pokémon Dollar250
Ice Heal Ice Heal
Pokémon Dollar250
Full Heal Full Heal*
Pokémon Dollar600
Escape Rope Escape Rope
Pokémon Dollar550
Repel Repel
Pokémon Dollar350
Super Repel Super Repel*
Pokémon Dollar500
Max Repel Max Repel*
Pokémon Dollar700

Upper cashier
Air Mail Air Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Heal Ball Heal Ball
Pokémon Dollar300
Net Ball Net Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
Nest Ball Nest Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000


Item Location Games
Bag Super Potion Sprite.png Super Potion Next to the Gym  D  P  Pt 
Bag Heart Scale Sprite.png Friendship Checker Obtained from a woman in the Pokémon Center  D  P  Pt 
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 (Cut) Obtained from Cynthia  D  P  Pt 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 (Thief) Near Galactic Eterna Building (requires Cut)  D  P  Pt 
Bag Explorer Kit Sprite.png Explorer Kit Obtained from the Underground Man near the Pokémon Center  D  P  Pt 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 (Recycle) Received from the old lady in the Eterna Condominiums  D  P  Pt 
Bag Bicycle Sprite.png Bicycle A thank you from Rad Rickshaw for saving him from Team Galactic  D  P  Pt 
Bag Draco Plate Sprite.png Draco Plate Behind the statue of Dialga/Palkia (hidden)  D  P  Pt 
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up In the far north-east corner of the city (requires Surf) (hidden)  D  P 
Bag Moon Stone Sprite.png Moon Stone In the far north-east corner of the city (requires Surf) (hidden)  Pt 
Bag Up-Grade Sprite.png Up-Grade Given by Professor Oak after obtaining the National Pokédex  D  P 
Bag Leppa Berry Sprite.png Leppa Berry Held by Charap  D  P  Pt 


  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
054 Psyduck
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-40 90%
054 Psyduck
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-30 90%
055 Golduck
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-40 10%
129 Magikarp
D P Pt
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
3-10 100%
129 Magikarp
D P Pt
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
3-15 100%
129 Magikarp
D P Pt
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 65%
339 Barboach
D P Pt
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 35%
130 Gyarados
D P Pt
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-55 65%
340 Whiscash
D P Pt
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
20-50 35%
340 Whiscash
D P Pt
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-55 35%
Gift Pokémon
175 Togepi
D P Pt
Egg Egg
1 One
Special Pokémon
441 Chatot
D P Pt
418 Trade
The same as the Traded Pokémon One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

In the anime

Ash and his friends first arrive in Eterna City in A Secret Sphere of Influence!

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The statue as it appears in Pokémon Adventures

Eterna City first appears in Ring Around the Roserade I where Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum arrive while on their journey through the Sinnoh Region. In this canon the statue is neither Dialga or Palkia but a combination of the two statues (similar to how it appears in the games). Like many major cities of the region, Eterna City houses a Grand Hotel where the main trio stays.


  • Eterna's Japanese town motto is むかしを いまにつなぐ まち.
  • In Pokémon Platinum, there is a man in Eterna that states there was another Plate, other than Dialga and Palkia's plate, but he has never seen it. It may be for Giratina.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ハクタイシティ Hakutai City 百代 (hakutai) means eternal.
English Eterna City Eterna is a shortening of eternal, a word that is synonymous with forever.
French Vestigion From Vestige, remain.
German Ewigenau From Ewig, forever.
Italian Evopoli From evo, era, epoch.
Spanish Ciudad Vetusta Vetusta means very ancient.
Korean 영원시티 Yeong'weon City 영원 (yeong'weon) means eternal.
Chinese (Mandarin) 百代市 Bǎidài Shì From 百代 hakutai. Literally means "Hundred generation city".
Chinese (Cantonese) 百代市 Baakdoi Si Same as Mandarin name.

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