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Violet City

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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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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 north via Route 36.

Places of interest

Sprout Tower

Main article: Sprout Tower
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Sprout Tower in Generation IV

The large tower in the northern part of the town is a towering and wobbling pagoda run by Buddhist monks who train Pokémon, and teaches people that all living beings coexist through cooperation. These monks train Bellsprout, and occasionally 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 applied to hundreds of modern high-rise buildings. Many people believe that a 100 foot Bellsprout was used to make the swaying pillar.

After the player defeated the last monk, the player 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.

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 twirls around at every turn along the way.

In-game trade

One of the few in-game trades can be found in Violet City. In a southwestern house is a trainer 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.

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 trainer 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 perceptive. 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

Generation II

Generation IV

Poké Mart

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Balls
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Medicine
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Antidote PokémonDollar.png100
Parlyz Heal PokémonDollar.png200
Awakening PokémonDollar.png250
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X Defend PokémonDollar.png550
X Attack PokémonDollar.png500
X Speed PokémonDollar.png350
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Repel* PokémonDollar.png350
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Pokémon

Generation II

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
All times


060 Poliwag G S C Old Rod 10 15%


129 Magikarp G S C Old Rod 10 85%


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 80%


129 Magikarp G S C Super Rod 40 20%


060 Poliwag G S C Surf 15-24 90%


061 Poliwhirl G S C Surf 20-24 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.

Gift Pokémon

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate


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


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

Gift Pokémon

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate


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)


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.

Trivia

  • Violet City, when Pokémon Gold and Silver were translated into French, was named Mauville. 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 it 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 when compared to Johto's largest, Goldenrod City, the largest city in the Pokémon world with 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
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