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Glitch City 故障都市
Broken-Down City
"The City of Nostalgic Scents"
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Location
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Location of Glitch City in Johto.
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Gen I Gen II Gen III

Violet City (Japanese: キキョウシティ Kikyō City) is located in central Johto. It is the third city encountered in Johto by the player. Pokémon Trainers often come to Violet City in order to win the Zephyr Badge from Falkner, the Violet Gym Leader, who specializes in Template:Type2 Pokémon. The city has three entrances, one from the east via Route 31, one from the south via Route 32, and one from the west via Route 36.

Places of interest

Earl's Pokémon Academy

Main article: Pokémon academy

Located in the center of the town is Earl's Pokémon Academy, where prospective trainers learn how to raise Pokémon. On the blackboard are descriptions of the various status conditions which can affect Pokémon.

The Pokémon academy is a school where students and Trainers can learn more about Pokémon. Most beginning trainers visit at least one of them, and common trainers who study extensively at these locations are Lasses, School Kids, and Scientists.

The Pokémon Academy is run by Earl Dervish, who, at first is located next to the Pokémon Gym, but will show the player where Pokémon Academy is while he twirls around at every turn along the way.

Sprout Tower

Main article: Sprout Tower

The large tower in the northern part of the town is a tall and wobbling pagoda, run by Buddhist monks who train Pokémon, all the while teaching people that all living beings coexist through cooperation. These monks mostly train Bellsprout, although occasionally use Hoothoot. As trainers battle, the flexible pagoda shakes from side to side. This flexibility protects the tall tower from earthquakes. This technology is now known as 柔構造 jūkōzō, and is applied to hundreds of modern high-rise buildings. Many people believe that a hundred-foot Bellsprout was used to make the swaying pillar.

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Sprout Tower in Generation IV

After the player defeats the last monk, they will receive HM05 (Flash). In HeartGold and SoulSilver, after defeating Elder Kōsei, players receive TM70 (Flash). Rattata and Bellsprout can be found in the tower, as can Gastly at night.

In-game trade

One of the few in-game trades can be found in Violet City. In a southwestern house lives a Trainer named Kyle who is willing to give up his Onix, named Rocky, in exchange for a Bellsprout. This Onix will be holding a Bitter Berry. This is a fairly easy-to-complete trade, as Bellsprout are readily available just outside the city on Route 31. With this Onix, the Gym Battle with Falkner can be made easier.

In Generation IV, the Onix that is traded holds a Persim Berry, which is considered the Bitter Berry's Generation III replacement.

Berries

In Generation IV, a Juggler found near the Pokémon Center will hand out three different types of berries each time a shard is traded. The types of berries given to the player depend on the shard's color.

Shard Berries
Bag Red Shard Sprite.png Red Shard Bag Cheri Berry Sprite.png Cheri Bag Pecha Berry Sprite.png Pecha Bag Leppa Berry Sprite.png Leppa
Bag Blue Shard Sprite.png Blue Shard Bag Chesto Berry Sprite.png Chesto Bag Oran Berry Sprite.png Oran Bag Wiki Berry Sprite.png Wiki
Bag Yellow Shard Sprite.png Yellow Shard Bag Aspear Berry Sprite.png Aspear Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Bag Iapapa Berry Sprite.png Iapapa
Bag Green Shard Sprite.png Green Shard Bag Rawst Berry Sprite.png Rawst Bag Lum Berry Sprite.png Lum Bag Aguav Berry Sprite.png Aguav

Violet Gym

Main article: Violet Gym
The Gym in Generation IV

The Violet Gym is the official gym of Violet City. It is based on Template:Type2 Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Falkner. Trainers who defeat him receive the Zephyr Badge. In Generation II, the Gym structure was very basic. The path is held on some sort of raised platform, with a seemingly bottomless pit left and right of the path. The path creates an "S" shape as it winds around toward the gym leader. At the tips of the "S" there are two trainers that are both unavoidable. After Leader Falkner is defeated, he will give the player the Zephyr Badge, TM31 (Mud-Slap), and the ability to use Flash outside of battle.

In Generation IV, the Gym appears to be redesigned as to another perspective. Trainers will start on plain ground other than a raised floor, along with a wooden platform that will lift Trainers up to the upper level, where a structure similar to the previous generation awaits. A Trainer waits at each end of the "S", but unlike in Generation II, both Trainers can be avoided by walking on the glass tiles that encircle the field. After Leader Falkner is defeated, he will give the player the Zephyr Badge, TM51 (Roost), and the ability to use Rock Smash outside of battle.

Demographics

Violet City's population is 35, making it the second-largest city in Johto.

Items

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Poké Mart

Generation II
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar250
X Defend X Defend
Pokémon Dollar550
X Attack X Attack
Pokémon Dollar500
X Speed X Speed
Pokémon Dollar350
Escape Rope Escape Rope
Pokémon Dollar550
Air Mail Air Mail
Pokémon Dollar50

Generation IV
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Heal Ball Heal Ball
Pokémon Dollar300
Net Ball Net Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion*
Pokémon Dollar700
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
Escape Rope Escape Rope*
Pokémon Dollar550
Repel Repel*
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Tunnel Mail Tunnel Mail
Pokémon Dollar50

Pokémon

Generation II

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Gift Pokémon


095 Onix G S C House The same as the Traded Pokémon Trade Bellsprout


175 Togepi G S C Pokémon Center Level 5 when Hatched Only one (egg)
Surfing and Fishing


060 Poliwag G S C Surfing 15-24 90%


061 Poliwhirl G S C Surfing 20-24 10%


129 Magikarp G S C Old Rod 10 85%


060 Poliwag G S C Old Rod 10 15%


060 Poliwag G S C Good Rod 20 65%


129 Magikarp G S C Good Rod 20 35%


060 Poliwag G S C Super Rod 40 70%


129 Magikarp G S C Super Rod 40 20%


061 Poliwhirl 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 IV

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Gift Pokémon


095 Onix HG SS House The same as the Traded Pokémon Trade Bellsprout


175 Togepi HG SS Poké Mart Level 1 when Hatched Only one (egg)
Surfing and Fishing


060 Poliwag HG SS Surfing 10-25 90%


061 Poliwhirl HG SS Surfing 15-32 10%


129 Magikarp HG SS Old Rod 10 95%


060 Poliwag HG SS Old Rod 10 5%


060 Poliwag HG SS Good Rod 20 60%


129 Magikarp HG SS Good Rod 20 40%


060 Poliwag HG SS Super Rod 40 93%


129 Magikarp HG SS Super Rod 40 7%
Special Pokémon


340 Whiscash HG SS Swarms Unknown Unknown


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.

Name origin

Violets are a type of flower. Kikyō (桔梗) is a Chinese bellflower.

Layout

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Trivia

  • Violet City was named Mauville when Pokémon Gold and Silver were translated into French; the English-language games would later use this name for a city in Hoenn.
  • In the games, the Violet City Gym is the only first gym challenge in the series to not specialize in the Template:Type2. It is also the only first gym where none of the starter Pokémon have a type advantage over the Leader's Pokémon, as well as being the only first gym where the Leader has an evolved Pokémon.
  • A remix of this town's music can be heard on Six and Seven Islands.
  • Violet City is the second largest city in Johto. However, it is dwarfed in comparison to Johto's largest, Goldenrod City, which is also the largest in the Pokémon world. Goldenrod actually has around double Violet City's population.

In other languages

  • Spanish: Ciudad Malva
  • Italian: Violapoli
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Cidade Violeta (anime only)
  • German: Viola City
  • French: Mauville
  • Korean: 도자리시티
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