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Lavender Town

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Lavender Town (Japanese: シオンタウン Shion Town) is a small town located in northeast Kanto, just south of the Rock Tunnel. Though the Lavender Town of Generation I and Generation III is known mainly for ghost sightings in the Pokémon Tower and as the main gravesite of Pokémon, it is noticeably modernized in Generation II and Generation IV with the inclusion of a broadcasting station.

According to the citizens of the town, Lavender Town is known as the grave site of Pokémon. All the memorial services are held in Pokémon Tower. According to local citizens, the ghosts that appear in the Tower are the spirits of Pokémon that have died or were killed (the latter is the case with the mother Marowak in the tower, which died at Team Rocket's hands). North of Lavender is Route 10 and the Rock Tunnel. West of the town is Route 8, while to the south is Route 12 and the Silence Bridge.

Places of Interest

Pokémon Tower

Main article: Pokémon Tower

In Generation I, Pokémon Tower is a seven-floor graveyard that holds the grave of departed Pokémon. Populated by channelers, it was notable for numerous ghost sightings (Pokémon killed by Team Rocket), as well as the location of Team Rocket's kidnapping of Mr. Fuji. Although players can encounter Template:Type2 Pokémon here, they can not be seen or captured unless they have a Silph Scope.

The sign outside reads:

POKéMON TOWER
Becalm the Spirits of POKéMON

Kanto Radio Tower

In Generation II and IV, the tower was converted to the Kanto Radio Tower, with all graves being moved to either the Soul House or underground. The new Soul House is placed where the Poké Mart has been bebore. The Kanto radio tower can be entered, like its Johto counterpart, but only the ground floor, as the upper floors are completely off limits. This was done to prevent a similar take over that was seen in Johto. Talking to the receptionist on the ground floor, the player can receive a PokéGear radio card for Kanto.

Lavender Volunteer Pokémon House

The inside of the Volunteer House.

The Lavender Volunteer Pokémon House, located in central Lavender Town, was founded by Mr. Fuji. The organization exists to care for abandoned and orphaned Pokémon.

A sign outside reads:

LAVENDER VOLUNTEER
POKéMON HOUSE

Name Rater

The Name Rater is located in the south end of town, and allows the player to change, or grant a nickname to any of their Pokémon.

Poké Mart

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Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Super Potion Super Potion
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Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
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Burn Heal Burn Heal
Pokémon Dollar250
Ice Heal Ice Heal
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Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar1,500
Escape Rope Escape Rope
Pokémon Dollar550
Super Repel Super Repel
Pokémon Dollar500

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Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Potion Potion
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Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
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Burn Heal Burn Heal
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Max Repel Max Repel
Pokémon Dollar700

Sign

Generations I and III

New SILPH SCOPE!
Make the Invisible Plain to See!
SILPH CO.

In the anime

In the anime, Ash travels to Lavender Town to catch a Template:Type2 Pokémon to fight Sabrina, and ends up befriending a Haunter. The Battle Dome is also located near the city.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Lavender Town first debuted in Sigh For Psyduck in the Red, Green & Blue Chapter, and again in That Awful Arbok!. Red was traveling through Lavender Town when it was raining, trying to ask for a place to shelter, but the townspeople did not listen. Then, a man named Mr. Fuji came up to Red whilst paying his respects to his Doduo, which had passed away.

At Mr. Fuji's home, Fuji told Red about a cemetery that was haunted by ghosts, then telling Red that the townspeople wouldn't listen because they were afraid of the ghosts. He later told Red that Blue had passed through, had gone to Lavender Tower, and hadn't come back for months. Later, Mr. Fuji's Doduo had a place to rest.

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Trivia

  • Lavender Town's Japanese motto is シオンは むらさき とうとい いろ.
  • Lavender Town is the only town in Kanto in the games apart from Pallet Town, if not taken in account that one of the Japanese names of Cinnabar Island contains the word "Town".
    • It is also the only settlement in Kanto in the games that doesn't have a Gym apart from Pallet Town.
    • Lavender Town is also one of the only two towns to appear in all four generations, the other being Pallet Town.
  • In German, Lavender Town is called Lavandia, the same name as the French for Mauville City.

In other languages

Language Name Origin
Japanese シオンタウン Shion Town 紫苑色 (shion iro) refers to the purple color of Tatarian Aster.
English Lavender Town From lavender, a pale purple color.
French Lavanville From lavande, lavender, and ville, town.
German Lavandia From Lavendel, lavender.
Italian Lavandonia From lavanda, lavender.
Polish Lawandia From German Lavandia.
Spanish Pueblo Lavanda From pueblo, village, and lavanda, lavender.
Korean 보라타운 Bora Town 보라 (bora) means violet.
Chinese (Mandarin) 紫苑鎮/紫苑镇 Zǐyuàn Zhèn 紫苑 (zǐyuàn) means purple garden.
Chinese (Cantonese) 幽谷鎮 Jauguk Zan 幽谷 (jauguk) means a deep, secluded valley.


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