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Pallet Town

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Glitch City 故障都市
Broken-Down City
""Shades of your journey await!"
"A Tranquil Setting of Peace and Purity""
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Location
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Location of Glitch City in Kanto.
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Gen I Gen II Gen III

Pallet Town (Japanese: マサラタウン Masara Town) is where players of Generation I games, as well as several other notable Trainers, start their Pokémon journeys in Kanto. It is based on Machida, Tokyo, Satoshi Tajiri's hometown; but its location on the map better corresponds to somewhere in the Shizuoka Prefecture.

The town in the video games is located in western Kanto, nestled between Route 1 to the north and Route 21, a water route, to the south.

Places of interest

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Pallet Town in Generation I
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Pallet Town in Generation II
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Pallet Town in Generation IV

Professor Oak's Lab

Main article: Professor Oak's Laboratory

In the southeast corner of town is Professor Oak's Lab. Here, Pokémon Trainers just beginning their quest are given the choice to receive either a Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle from Professor Oak. On the occasion that Professor Oak is out of the previously listed Pokémon, he has been seen to hand out Pikachu and Eevee.

Player's House

In Generations I and III, this house is where the player lives before beginning their journey. The player's mother lives here, and after the player has left town for the first time, going home and talking to her will fully rest/restore all of the player's Pokémon, just like a Pokémon Center.

Rival's House

In Generations I and III after getting the Pokédex the rival's sister will give the player a Town Map. In Generations II and III, the sister of the rival will help the player comb his/her Pokémon, causing its happiness to be raised. In Generation IV, she'll give the player Blue's Pokégear phone number so the player can call and arrange a rematch with him at the Fighting Dojo.

Demographics

Pallet Town's population is 8 (not including the player and the rival, who leave Pallet Town at the beginning of the game). This low number is likely due to its lack of amenities like a Gym or Pokémon Center, and its isolation from the center of Kanto.

Items

Generations I and III

Key items

Generation IV

Pokémon

Generation I

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Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate


Gift Pokémon


001 Bulbasaur R B Y Oak's lab 5 Starter Pokémon


004 Charmander R B Y Oak's lab 5 Starter Pokémon


007 Squirtle R B Y Oak's lab 5 Starter Pokémon


025 Pikachu R B Y Oak's lab 5 Starter Pokémon


Fishing


129 Magikarp R B Y Old Rod 5 100%


060 Poliwag R B Y Good Rod 10 50%


118 Goldeen R B Y Good Rod 10 50%


072 Tentacool R B Y Super Rod 10-20 40%


120 Staryu R B Y Super Rod 5-10 60%


060 Poliwag R B Y Super Rod 15 50%


072 Tentacool R B Y Super Rod 15 50%


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.

Generation II

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Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Surfing and Fishing


072 Tentacool G S C Surfing 30-39 90%


073 Tentacruel G S C Surfing 35-39 10%


129 Magikarp G S C Old Rod 10 85%


072 Tentacool G S C Old Rod 10 15%


129 Magikarp G S C Good Rod 20 35%


072 Tentacool G S C Good Rod 20 35%


170 Chinchou G S C Good Rod 20 20%


090 Shellder G S C Good Rod 20 10%


170 Chinchou G S C Super Rod 40 40%


090 Shellder G S C Super Rod 40 30%


073 Tentacruel G S C Super Rod 40 20%


171 Lanturn G S C Super Rod 40 10%


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.

Generation III

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Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate


Gift Pokémon


001 Bulbasaur FR LG Oak's lab 5 Starter Pokémon


004 Charmander FR LG Oak's lab 5 Starter Pokémon


007 Squirtle FR LG Oak's lab 5 Starter Pokémon
Surfing and Fishing


072 Tentacool FR LG Surfing 5-40 100%


129 Magikarp FR LG Old Rod 5 100%


116 Horsea FR LG Good Rod 5-15 60%


116 Horsea FR LG Good Rod 5-15 20%


098 Krabby FR LG Good Rod 5-15 20%


098 Krabby FR LG Good Rod 5-15 60%


129 Magikarp FR LG Good Rod 5-15 20%


090 Shellder FR LG Super Rod 15-25 40%


116 Horsea FR LG Super Rod 15-25 40%


098 Krabby FR LG Super Rod 15-25 40%


120 Staryu FR LG Super Rod 15-25 40%


130 Gyarados FR LG Super Rod 15-25 15%


117 Seadra FR LG Super Rod 25-35 4%


099 Kingler FR LG Super Rod 25-35 4%


054 Psyduck FR LG Super Rod 25-35 1%


079 Slowpoke FR LG Super Rod 25-35 1%


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.

Generation IV

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Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate


Gift Pokémon


001 Bulbasaur HG SS Oak's lab 5 Only one


004 Charmander HG SS Oak's lab 5 Only one


007 Squirtle HG SS Oak's lab 5 Only one
Surfing and Fishing


072 Tentacool HG SS Surfing 30-35 90%


073 Tentacruel HG SS Surfing 35 10%


129 Magikarp HG SS Old Rod 10 95%


072 Tentacool HG SS Old Rod 10 5%


129 Magikarp HG SS Good Rod 20 60%


072 Tentacool HG SS Good Rod 20 30%


170 Chinchou HG SS Good Rod 20 7%


090 Shellder HG SS Good Rod 20 3%


170 Chinchou HG SS Super Rod 40 60%


090 Shellder HG SS Super Rod 40 30%


073 Tentacruel HG SS Super Rod 40 7%


171 Lanturn HG SS Super Rod 40 3%


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.

Trainers

Generation I

Pokémon Red, Green and Blue

001 If the player chose Bulbasaur:



004 If the player chose Charmander:



007 If the player chose Squirtle:



Pokémon Yellow



Generation III

001 If the player chose Bulbasaur:



004 If the player chose Charmander:



007 If the player chose Squirtle:



Trainer Tips

FireRed/LeafGreen

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In the anime

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Overview of Pallet Town as seen in Mewtwo Strikes Back

Pallet Town is the home town of the main character Ash Ketchum and his rival Gary Oak. As in the games, Professor Oak's Laboratory is located in Pallet Town. Ash always returns here before visiting a new region. Pallet town in the anime is depicted as having dirt trails and wide open grass fields.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Red, Green & Blue chapter, Pallet Town is visited in the rounds Glimpse of the Glow, Bulbasaur, Come Home! and The Secret of Kangaskhan for being the hometown of the main character Red and the place where Professor Oak's Laboratory is located. It is also where Red caught a Nidorino when most of the children tried to catch it but didn't weaken it. The town also has a forest where Red and Blue sees a Mew whilst Team Rocket Grunts tried to capture it. Later in Kalling Kadabra, the entire townspeople are kidnapped and held hostage in Silph Co. Near the end of the series, it is revealed that Green also was born in Pallet Town.

In the FRLG chapter of Adventures, Red and Blue are attacked by a Deoxys here.

Trivia

  • The town's motto is a reference to the color-named cities of Kanto.
  • The town's Japanese motto is マサラは まっしろ はじまりのいろ.
  • Aside from Ash Ketchum, other notable Trainers who have left Pallet Town include Gary Oak, Gilbert, Red and Green. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Pallet Town is famous for being the hometown of many great Trainers, including Professor Oak.
    • Besides those stated above, there are two other Trainers that live in Pallet Town. These are the Trainers that began their journey on the same day as Ash Ketchum and received either Bulbasaur or Charmander as their starter Pokémon. It is unknown if they will ever appear in the anime or if they've already appeared but never stated so.
  • Although this town is quite small in the video games, it is shown as a somewhat spacious town in the anime and manga.
  • In Pokémon Pinball, Pallet Town appears on the Red table; catchable Pokémon include Bulbasaur, Charmander, Rattata, Pidgey, Nidoran♂, Poliwag and Tentacool.
  • In the player's house in FR/LG, the TV says, "There's a movie on TV. Four boys are walking on railroad tracks. ...I'd better go, too." This message doesn't appear from any other TV, and is probably a reference to the classic coming-of-age movie, Stand By Me (1986). Paralleling the player leaving home and striking out on their own, the movie is about four boys who leave home to go on an adventure.

In other languages

Language Name Origin
Japanese マサラタウン May have been taken from 真っ新 (massara), meaning brand new.[1]
English Pallet Town A palette is a set of colors, used in various means.
French Bourg Palette From bourg, village, and palette.
Hindi Pallet Shehar Shehar means town, similar to Pallet Town..
Czech Oblázkové město Oblázek means pebble, and město means town (or city).
German Alabastia From Alabaster
Italian Biancavilla From bianco white, and villa, estate.
Polish Alabastia From German Alabastia.
Spanish Pueblo Paleta Paleta means palette.
Korean 태초마을 Taecho means beginning
Chinese (Mandarin) 眞新鎮/真新镇 Translates to Truly New Town
Chinese (Cantonese) 純白鎮 Seonbaak means white.
  1. Yahoo! dictionary

References

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