Snowpoint City (Japanese: キッサキシティ Kissaki City) is a snow-covered city located at the very north of Sinnoh. Snowpoint is located in the far north of Sinnoh, where snow blows down from the top of Mt. Coronet causing low temperatures. Snowpoint City and the three routes that lead to it (Route 216, Route 217 and Acuity Lakefront) are also completely covered in snow. To the northeast of Route 217, Lake Acuity can be found. A cave, which houses Uxie, is located in the middle of Lake Acuity. Being that the snow which affects every battle on the two routes leading to the city, as well as the fact that to get to Route 216 from the rest of Sinnoh one must pass through Mt. Coronet, the most convenient way to get to the city is to Fly. There is a port here, in which the player can access the Fight Area. Its temple is home to the legendary Pokémon Regigigas. There is also a Move Tutor in Snowpoint in Pokémon Platinum.
Places of interest
- Main article: Snowpoint Temple
Although Snowpoint City is not home to much, a noticeable landmark in the area is Snowpoint Temple, which can only be accessed after the Sinnoh Elite Four have been beaten and the National Dex has been obtained. The temple contains five floors, with odd bits of slippery ice. At the very bottom of the temple lies a dormant Regigigas. To awaken this legendary Pokémon, the player must bring all three of the legendary golems along with them, which are all only available in the Generation III games.
Because of the location of the temple within a city, Regigigas is only the fifth legendary Pokémon that can be caught within city limits, the other four being Ho-Oh and Suicune in Ecruteak's Tin Tower during Generation II and Kyogre and Groudon in Hoenn's Cave of Origin.
Snowpoint is home to the place where trendy phrases are obtained. Every day, players can go to the farthest house in the northeast and receive a new trendy phrase. A trendy phrase is an additional phrase which can be used in interviews with non-player characters. It appears in the "Tough Words" category. There are thirty-two different possibilities, all obtainable from an elderly man in the north-easternmost house in Snowpoint City. Only one may be obtained daily, and receiving a new trendy phrase will not alter any game mechanics. They typically refer to science, business and the arts.
On January 10, 2008, Junichi Masuda posted a blog entry urging players to play their Diamond or Pearl January 12. On that day, the same day as Masuda's birthday, a weather effect called diamond dust occurred in Snowpoint City, replacing the usual snow. It resembles glitter in the air. It is purely aesthetic, since it only occurs within the city where no battles are possible. It has been determined that other special weather conditions such as thunderstorms happen on predetermined days throughout the year, such as:
- April 22: When in 2007 Diamond and Pearl saw their release in North America.
- February 29: The extra day of the leap year
- March 17: St. Patrick's Day
- May 1
- September 2
- September 20
- October 30
- Main article: Snowpoint Gym
The Snowpoint Gym is the official gym of Snowpoint City. It is based on Template:Type2 Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Candice. Trainers who defeat her receive the Icicle Badge. The Snowpoint City Gym is a Gym consisting of a three-floor ice rink with slides connecting the various floors and snowballs blocking progress through the Gym. To reach the Gym Leader, trainers have to slide around the Gym and destroy the balls of snow blocking the way. For defeating Candice, trainers receive the Icicle Badge, TM72 (Avalanche), and the ability to use Rock Climb outside of battle.
The population of Snowpoint is 14, which makes it the smallest city of Sinnoh to have a Gym.
Hyper Potion (Hidden)
- Snowpoint's Japanese motto is こおり きらめく ゆきのまち.
- Snowpoint is geographically the northernmost city in the known Pokémon world.
- Snowpoint is the only city/town that does not connect directly to a route; before reaching a route one must pass through Acuity Lakefront first.
- Because of the snow, Snowpoint is one of two towns where bicycles cannot be ridden, though the only one in Sinnoh. The other is Pacifidlog Town in Hoenn.
- Snowpoint is the hometown of Dawn's rival, Zoey.
In other languages
|Japanese||キッサキシティ Kissaki City||‘’Kissaki’’ is the name of the tip of a katana.|
|English||Snowpoint City||From snow and point (it’s the northern-most point of Sinnoh).|
|French||Frimapic||From frimas, sleet, and pic, summit of a mountain.|
|German||Blizzach||From Blizzard and the suffix -ach (near a river).|
|Italian||Nevepoli||From neve, snow, and the suffix -poli, meaning city.|
|Spanish||Ciudad Puntaneva||From punta, tip, and nieve, snow.|
|Korean||선단시티 Seondan City||선단 (先端) seondan means tip (of a blade).|
|This article is part of Project Cities and Towns, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on every city and town in the Pokémon world.|