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Bell Tower

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Bell Tower
Tin Tower
スズのとう
Suzu Tower
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS Bell Tower-Day.png
Map description: A tower that's said to have a legendary Pokémon that lands there.
Location: Northeast Ecruteak City
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
Johto Bell Tower Map.png
Location of Bell Tower in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

The Bell Tower (Japanese: スズのとう Suzu Tower), known as the Tin Tower in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal and Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, is a location of Johto positioned in the northeast of Ecruteak City. Ho-Oh formerly perched at the top of this ten-story tower, but flew away after the other tower in the west of Ecruteak City burned down mysteriously. It is considered a place of high sanctity among people in Johto, and not everyone is qualified to enter it.

Geography

The top of the Bell Tower during Ho-Oh's appearance

The Bell Tower was once the perch of the legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh; however, long before the events of the Generation II games and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Ho-Oh flew away, never to return. Many Trainers came to the tower, hoping for Ho-Oh's return, but no one had yet been successful. Finally, with the Rainbow Wing and Clear Bell, the player is able to summon Ho-Oh to the Bell Tower in order to battle it atop the roof.

In Generation II, the tower is known as the Tin Tower, and only the Rainbow Wing is required to reach the top. In Pokémon Crystal, the Clear Bell summons Suicune to the ground floor of the tower; however, Ho-Oh does not appear until all three of the legendary beasts have been captured and the Elite Four has been defeated.

History

Ho-Oh flying around the tower

Seven hundred years before the events of the games, two nine-tier towers were built opposite each other in Ecruteak City. The towers were built to foster friendship and hope between Pokémon and people. The view from atop the towers was said to be magnificent.

The eastern tower was said to awaken Pokémon, while the western tower was where Pokémon were said to rest, similar to Hoenn's Cave of Origin and Mt. Pyre, respectively. Ho-Oh roosted at the top of the Bell Tower to the east.

However, about 150 years before the games' events, a lightning bolt struck the western tower. It was engulfed in flames that raged for three days. A sudden downpour finally put out the blaze, but it had already burned to the ground. Three nameless Pokémon perished in the fire, but Ho-Oh descended from the sky and resurrected them. The Pokémon are said to embody three powers: the lightning that struck the tower, the fire that burned it, and the rain that extinguished the fire. When the Pokémon appeared, they struck terror in those who saw their rise. The three Pokémon, knowing their own power, fled, running like the wind off into the grassland.

Bellchime Trail

Main article: Bellchime Trail

Bellchime Trail is a short path between Ecruteak City and the Bell Tower. It does not exist in Generation II as a separate location, instead being considered part of Ecruteak City.

Items

The Bell Tower as seen in HeartGold and SoulSilver
The Bell Tower as seen in Pokémon Crystal, as the Tin Tower
Item Location Games
Bag Rainbow Wing Sprite.png Rainbow Wing 1F; after capturing all legendary beasts  C 
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal 3F; lower-left platform  G  S  C 
Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion 4F; northeast of the swaying pillar (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball 4F; on the series of ramps  G  S  C 
Bag Super Potion Sprite.png Super Potion 4F; lower-right platform, above doorway  G  S 
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up 4F; lower-right platform  C 
Bag Escape Rope Sprite.png Escape Rope 4F; lower-left platform  G  S  C 
Bag Full Restore Sprite.png Full Restore 5F; bottom right area, directly northwest of stairs leading to 4F (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy 5F; in front of the swaying pillar  G  S  C 
Bag Carbos Sprite.png Carbos 5F; bottom left area, directly southeast of stairs leading to 4F (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion 6F; left of the swaying pillar  C 
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive 7F; upper-right platform  G  S  C 
Bag Full Restore Sprite.png Full Restore 8F; upper platform, near left-most statue  G  S  C 
Bag Max Elixir Sprite.png Max Elixir 8F; near swaying pillar  G  S  C 
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget 8F; platform accessed by warping from ninth floor  G  S  C 
Bag HP Up Sprite.png HP Up 9F; upper platform, between two statues  C 
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal ×2
  • 3F; lower-left corner
  • 6F; upper-left platform
 HG  SS 
Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion ×2
  • 3F; on the ramp obscured by the swaying pillar (hidden)
  • 6F; directly north of the ladder to the fifth floor
 HG  SS 
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up 4F; near the ladder on the lower-right platform  HG  SS 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball 4F; on the series of ramps  HG  SS 
Bag Escape Rope Sprite.png Escape Rope 4F; near the ladder on the lower-left platform  HG  SS 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy 5F; in front of the swaying pillar  HG  SS 
Bag Full Restore Sprite.png Full Restore ×2
  • 5F; platform above the lower-right hand platform (hidden)
  • 8F; upper-left platform
 HG  SS 
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive 7F; upper-right platform  HG  SS 
Bag Max Elixir Sprite.png Max Elixir 8F; near the swaying pillar  HG  SS 
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget 8F; on a platform accessed by warping from the ninth floor  HG  SS 
Bag Carbos Sprite.png Carbos 8F; where the right window's light shines (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag HP Up Sprite.png HP Up 9F; northern section accessed via a warp tile on the eighth floor  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

Ho-Oh on top of the Bell Tower
  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
2F-9F
019 Rattata
G S C
2F-9F 2F-9F
20-24 100% 100% 0%
019 Rattata
G S C
2F-9F 2F-9F
22-24 0% 0% 20%
092 Gastly
G S C
2F-9F 2F-9F
20-22 0% 0% 80%
Special Pokémon
245 Suicune
G S C
Premier Ball Only one
40 One
250 Ho-Oh
G S C
Premier Ball Only one
40 One
250 Ho-Oh
G S C
Premier Ball Only one
70 One
250 Ho-Oh
G S C
Premier Ball Only one
60 One
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

Battling Ho-Oh on top of the Bell Tower in HeartGold
  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
2F-10F
019 Rattata
HG SS
2F-10F 2F-10F
20-24 100% 100% 20%
092 Gastly
HG SS
2F-10F 2F-10F
20-22 0% 0% 80%
Special Pokémon
250 Ho-Oh
HG SS
Premier Ball Only one
45 One
250 Ho-Oh
HG SS
Premier Ball Only one
70 One
263 Zigzagoon
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
20-21 20%
307 Meditite
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
22 20%
327 Spinda
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
22 20%
441 Chatot
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
20-21 20%
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.

Layout

Outside and 1F-5F

Version Outside 1F 2F 3F 4F 5F
Gold Tin Tower GS.png Tin Tower 1F GSC.png Tin Tower 2F GSC.png Tin Tower 3F GSC.png Tin Tower 4F GSC.png Tin Tower 5F GSC.png
Silver
Crystal Tin Tower C.png
HeartGold
Bell Tower HGSS.png
Bell Tower 1F HGSS.png Bell Tower 2F HGSS.png Bell Tower 3F HGSS.png Bell Tower 4F HGSS.png Bell Tower 5F HGSS.png
SoulSilver
 

6F-10F and Summit

Version 6F 7F 8F 9F 10F Summit
Gold Tin Tower 6F GSC.png Tin Tower 7F GSC.png Tin Tower 8F GSC.png Tin Tower 9F GSC.png Tin Tower Summit GSC.png
Silver
Crystal
HeartGold Bell Tower 6F HGSS.png Bell Tower 7F HGSS.png Bell Tower 8F HGSS.png Bell Tower 9F HGSS.png Bell Tower 10F HGSS.png Bell Tower Summit HGSS.png
SoulSilver
 

Eyecatches

In the anime

Tin Tower in the anime

The tower appeared in the episode For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll, where it was referred to as the Tin Tower by the dub, like in the English Generation II games. The importance of bells is made clear as the tower holds four bells on each floor, which will only ring if Ho-Oh or Suicune is coming. In addition, the bells on the top floor are made of crystal and will only ring for Ho-Oh's appearance.

Neither of the towers have any relation to Lugia in this continuity. This tower was also built after the other tower had already burned. It is said that Ho-Oh would occasionally appear at the old tower as a sign of peace to a chosen few who were Morty's ancestors. However, several greedy people tried to take its power, burning down the original in the ensuing battle and forcing Ho-Oh to flee the tower. The people of Ecruteak City decided to make another tower in hope of Ho-Oh returning, though it never did.

Trivia

Origin

A Buddhist temple in the real world city of Kyoto is known as Ginkaku-ji. Unlike its counterpart, Kinkaku-ji, which is covered in gold leaf, this temple is not covered in silver leaf, though this was originally intended. A statue of avian likeness rest atop each of the two real world towers.

Name origin

The Japanese name of the tower, スズのとう Suzu no Tō, could be translated either to Tin Tower (as in Generation II), or Bell Tower (as in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver). This is because the kana for suzu refers to both 錫 tin, a metal that has a bright, silvery sheen, but is far less valuable than actual silver, and 鈴 bell. Suzu are a type of bell used in Shinto rituals, which both the Clear Bell and Tidal Bell are based on.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鈴鐺塔*
鈴鈴塔 *
Mandarin 鈴鐺塔 Língdāng Tǎ*
鈴鈴塔 Línglíng Tǎ*
锡塔 Xī Tǎ*
Finland Flag.png Finnish Tinatorni
France Flag.png European French Tour FerrailleGSC
Tour CarillonHGSS
Germany Flag.png German ZinnturmGSC
GlockenturmHGSS
Italy Flag.png Italian Torre di LattaGSC
Torre CampanaHGSS
South Korea Flag.png Korean 방울탑 Bang'ul Tap
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Torre HojalataGSC
Torre LataDPPt
Torre CampanaHGSS

See also



Johto
Zephyr Badge.png Hive Badge.png Plain Badge.png Fog Badge.png Storm Badge.png Mineral Badge.png Glacier Badge.png Rising Badge.png
Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
2930313233343536373839404142434445464748
Landmarks
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex ForestRadio TowerGlobal Terminal
Goldenrod TunnelNational ParkPokéathlon DomeBell TowerBurned TowerMooMoo FarmGlitter Lighthouse
Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerSafari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenS.S. AquaMt. Silver
Access to
Sinjoh RuinsKanto


Game locations of legendary Pokémon
Kanto Seafoam IslandsPower PlantVictory RoadCerulean Cave
Route 10Route 25Pewter CityRoaming Pokémon
Sevii Islands Mt. EmberNavel RockBirth Island
Johto Ilex ForestBell TowerWhirl IslandsMt. Silver
Burned TowerEmbedded TowerRoaming Pokémon
Hoenn Desert RuinsIsland CaveAncient TombCave of OriginMarine Cave
Terra CaveSky PillarSouthern IslandRoaming Pokémon
Sinnoh Acuity CavernValor CavernSpear PillarTurnback Cave
Rock Peak RuinsIceberg RuinsIron RuinsSnowpoint TempleStark Mountain
Newmoon IslandFlower ParadiseHall of OriginRoaming Pokémon
Unova Guidance ChamberTrial ChamberRumination FieldN's CastleAbundant Shrine
Giant ChasmDragonspiral TowerLiberty GardenRoute 11Route 13Route 22
Route 23Celestial TowerNacrene CityUnderground RuinsTwist Mountain
DreamyardMarvelous BridgeReversal MountainRoaming Pokémon
Kalos Sea Spirit's DenTeam Flare Secret HQTerminus CaveUnknown DungeonRoaming Pokémon
Other Faraway IslandDistortion WorldSinjoh Ruins

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