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Virbank City (Japanese: タチワキシティ Tachiwaki City) is a city in southwestern Unova. It is the location for the second Gym that the player visits in the games Black 2 and White 2, led by Homika.
Places of interest
- Main article: Virbank Gym
The Virbank Gym is the official Gym of Virbank City. The Gym Leader is Homika. The Virbank City Gym is a Gym is a music club. For defeating Homika, Trainers receives the Toxic badge, and is also given TM.
In the anime
Virbank City first appeared in the anime when Ash and his friends arrive in the city in BW082. The town has had a movie studio since long ago and recently an amusement park was completed. The group meets Luke who is visiting to participate in a movie contest and they help in the making of his film. In BW083 and BW084, Ash arrived at Virbank Gym, in order to battle Gym Leader Homika for his eigth gym badge in Unova. In BW085 Ash and his friends, having found out that the Unova League begins in three months, decided to go eat Virbank City's famous "Beartic Ice Cream" at Cilan's suggestion. When they do, they meet the Sinnoh Region Champion, Cynthia.
|| タチワキシティ Tachiwaki City
|| From 立涌文様 tachiwaki-monyō, a pattern based on alternating, vertical waves, similar to that of steam
|| Virbank City
|| From virga, bank, and possibly Burbank