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Black City ブラックシティ
Black City
"Prosperous and Vibrant"
Black City and White Forest.png
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Black City in {{{variable2}}}.
Map description
A modern city of ongoing development that draws people to it.
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Black City


Location
Unova Black City White Forest Black Tower White Treehollow Map.png
Location of Black City in Unova.

Black City (Japanese: ブラックシティ Black City) is a city located in the eastern part of the Unova region. Black City is exclusive to Pokémon Black and Pokémon Black 2, and features Trainers and tasks that do not appear or occur in Pokémon White and White 2. It is located to the east of Route 15, and to the south of Route 14. If the Tower Key is transferred to Pokémon White 2, both Black City and Black Tower can be accessed.

In Pokémon Black, Black City's population changes with time. The appearance of Black City alters with the number of varying Trainers residing there. When the player enters the city for the very first time, the total number of varying Trainers is determined by the number of days it took the player to reach Black City, decreasing as time goes by. The number of overall residents can vary between 12 (minimum occupancy, at which residents only exist in the Pokémon Center and gates) and 45 (maximum occupancy), 12 of them being Trainers at the maximum (including the two Trainers inside the marketplace, both of whom can only be battled once). In addition to the visual changes, the city's market will sell items to the player at inflated prices, dependent on which varying Trainers are in the city. The items are rare, with most being either evolutionary stones or valuable items.

At maximum occupancy, Black City is a sprawling metropolis with many large buildings and skyscrapers. At low level occupancy, there are fewer buildings, which are smaller in size. The Pokémon Center is present regardless of how many people reside in the city.

When using the Entralink feature to visit another player's White Forest, the player can invite people that have left to come to Black City to increase occupancy; this can enable new items to be purchased and new varying Trainers to battle.

In Pokémon Black 2, population instead increases as areas of Black Tower are completed.

Demographics

In Pokémon Black, Black City has a total population of 12 at the lowest possible occupancy level or at the maximum occupancy level of 45.

Each NPC Trainer resident has a set number of points, which will change depending on certain functions that can be performed by the player. If an NPC's points value reaches 0, then they will leave Black City. The factors involved in this are as follows:

Function Value
1 day passes -5 points
Player enters area +3 points
Player battles character +10 points

New NPCs can be brought into Black City by inviting them from White Forest via the Entralink.

In Pokémon Black 2, population instead increases as areas of Black Tower are completed, with a minimum of 26.

Marketplace

Pokémon Black

In Pokémon Black, the Black City market is only present if the player has a number of four Trainers or more in Black City. Items sold here vary according to the current residents of Black City. Bargain Pass Powers will not affect the prices of items sold here.

A man at the back of the building will keep track of how many times the player has defeated a Trainer in Black City (not counting the two inside the market). Every time ten Trainers have been defeated, the man will reward the player with PokémonDollar.png10,000. If Black City is kept at its maximum occupancy, the player can reap this monetary reward on a daily basis.

The items sold at the Market mostly correlate with the items dropped by the same resident in White Forest.

Items sold
Fresh Water Fresh Water
Pokémon Dollar1000 (Robbie)
Berry Juice Berry Juice
Pokémon Dollar1500 (Shane)
Yellow Shard Yellow Shard
Pokémon Dollar3000 (Collin)
Green Shard Green Shard
Pokémon Dollar3000 (Marie)
Blue Shard Blue Shard
Pokémon Dollar3000 (Eliza)
Red Shard Red Shard
Pokémon Dollar3000 (Doug)
TinyMushroom TinyMushroom
Pokémon Dollar3000 (Dave)
Max Repel Max Repel
Pokémon Dollar5000 (Miki)
Pearl Pearl
Pokémon Dollar6000 (Silvia)
Dawn Stone Dawn Stone
Pokémon Dollar10000 (Grace)
Sun Stone Sun Stone
Pokémon Dollar10000 (Lena)
Shiny Stone Shiny Stone
Pokémon Dollar10000 (Molly)
Leaf Stone Leaf Stone
Pokémon Dollar10000 (Karenna)
Water Stone Water Stone
Pokémon Dollar10000 (Ralph)
Fire Stone Fire Stone
Pokémon Dollar10000 (Vincent)
Oval Stone Oval Stone
Pokémon Dollar10000 (Carlos)
Thunder Stone Thunder Stone
Pokémon Dollar10000 (Ken)
Dusk Stone Dusk Stone
Pokémon Dollar10000 (Herman)
Moon Stone Moon Stone
Pokémon Dollar10000 (Rosa)
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar10000 (Pierce)
Stardust Stardust
Pokémon Dollar10000 (Leo)
Heart Scale Heart Scale
Pokémon Dollar10000 (Lynette)
Fluffy Tail Fluffy Tail
Pokémon Dollar15000 (Emi)
Poké Doll Poké Doll
Pokémon Dollar18000 (Jacques)
Big Mushroom Big Mushroom
Pokémon Dollar20000 (Gene)
Rare Bone Rare Bone
Pokémon Dollar30000 (Britney)
Big Pearl Big Pearl
Pokémon Dollar38000 (Miho)
Star Piece Star Piece
Pokémon Dollar48000 (Piper)
Nugget Nugget
Pokémon Dollar50000 (Ryder)
Luxury Ball Luxury Ball
Pokémon Dollar50000 (Frederic)

Pokémon Black 2

In Pokémon Black 2, the market is instead always present; however, items cannot be bought until a certain number of areas in the Black Tower have been cleared. Each store sells one item per day. There are four clerks, each unlocked after completing a certain area in the Black Tower. The areas to unlock the clerks are Area 2, Area 5, Area 8, and Area 10, respectively. The counters are filled from top to bottom, left to right.

Store 1
Thunder Stone Thunder Stone
Pokémon Dollar10000
Protector Protector
Pokémon Dollar10000

Store 2
Fire Stone Fire Stone
Pokémon Dollar20000
Metal Coat Metal Coat
Pokémon Dollar20000

Store 3
Dusk Stone Dusk Stone
Pokémon Dollar40000
Up-Grade Up-Grade
Pokémon Dollar40000

Store 4
Dawn Stone Dawn Stone
Pokémon Dollar60000
Dubious Disc Dubious Disc
Pokémon Dollar60000

Trainers

Pokémon Black

Both of these Trainers can only be battled once, and both participate in Rotation Battles.

Trainer Pokémon
Roughneck Johnny
Roughneck Johnny
ジョニー Johnny
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2080
Rotation Battle
596 Galvantula Lv.65
No item
576 Gothitelle Lv.65
No item
553 Krookodile Lv.65
No item
Backpacker Kiyo
Backpacker Kiyo
ノブヒコ Nobuhiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1560
Rotation Battle
631 Heatmor Lv.65
No item
614 Beartic Lv.65
No item
530 Excadrill Lv.65
No item

Residents

Of these Trainers, only ten of them can be in any one Black City at any given time.

Initial point value of 20
Trainer Pokémon
Ace Trainer Lena
Ace Trainer Lena
レナ Lena
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3660
282 Gardevoir Lv.61
No item
475 Gallade Lv.61
No item
Backpacker Molly
Backpacker Molly
ヒロミ Hiromi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
184 Azumarill Lv.30
No item
Socialite Grace
Socialite Grace
グレース Grace
Reward: PokémonDollar.png8000
373 Salamence Lv.40
No item

Initial point value of 30
Trainer Pokémon
Clerk ♂ Collin
Clerk ♂ Collin
ヒロノリ Hironori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1600
065 Alakazam Lv.40
No item
Backpacker Emi
Backpacker Emi
エミ Emi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
242 Blissey Lv.30
No item
Clerk ♀ Britney
Clerk ♀ Britney
サトコ Satoko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1600
189 Jumpluff Lv.40
No item
Gentleman Frederic
Gentleman Frederic
ツネカズ Tsunekazu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png8000
407 Roserade Lv.40
No item
Scientist Jacques
Scientist Jacques
サトル Satoru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2400
031 Nidoqueen Lv.50
No item
Hiker Gene
Hiker Gene
ガクト Gakuto
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1280
306 Aggron Lv.40
No item
Battle Girl Karenna
Battle Girl Karenna
カレン Karen
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1792
289 Slaking Lv.67
No item
Lass Miki
Lass Miki
ミキ Miki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png480
468 Togekiss Lv.30
No item
Rich Boy Pierce
Rich Boy Pierce
ヒトシ Hitoshi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png5600
181 Ampharos Lv.35
No item
Pokémon Ranger Ralph
Pokémon Ranger Ralph
ソウスケ Sōsuke
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3660
272 Ludicolo Lv.61
No item
Ace Trainer Vincent
Ace Trainer Vincent
ジュンイチ Junichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3720
467 Magmortar Lv.62
No item
School Kid Silvia
School Kid Silvia
ヒロコ Hiroko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png880
267 Beautifly Lv.44
No item
269 Dustox Lv.44
No item
School Kid Shane
School Kid Shane
トシノブ Toshinobu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png900
464 Rhyperior Lv.45
No item

Initial point value of 70
Trainer Pokémon
Roughneck Dave
Roughneck Dave
タクロウ Takurō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
094 Gengar Lv.30
No item
Clerk ♂ Doug
Clerk ♂ Doug
トモタカ Tomotaka
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1600
405 Luxray Lv.40
No item
Backpacker Carlos
Backpacker Carlos
カルロス Carlos
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
398 Staraptor Lv.30
No item
School Kid Leo
School Kid Leo
シュウサク Shūsaku
Reward: PokémonDollar.png900
018 Pidgeot Lv.45
No item
Pokémon Ranger Eliza
Pokémon Ranger Eliza
エリザ Eliza
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3660
330 Flygon Lv.61
No item
Veteran Ken
Veteran Ken
ケン Ken
Reward: PokémonDollar.png5360
034 Nidoking Lv.67
No item
Scientist Marie
Scientist Marie
カズホ Kazuho
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2400
462 Magnezone Lv.50
No item
Nursery Aide Miho
Nursery Aide Miho
ミホ Miho
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1600
275 Shiftry Lv.40
No item
Lady Lynette
Lady Lynette
シオリ Shiori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png5440
045 Vileplume Lv.34
No item
182 Bellossom Lv.34
No item
Youngster Robbie
Youngster Robbie
マサオ Masao
Reward: PokémonDollar.png480
466 Electivire Lv.30
No item
Black Belt Ryder
Black Belt Ryder
タクマ Takuma
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1792
068 Machamp Lv.56
No item
Clerk ♀ Piper
Clerk ♀ Piper
ユミコ Yumiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1600
071 Victreebel Lv.40
No item

Initial point value of 80
Trainer Pokémon
Veteran Rosa
Veteran Rosa
ローザ Rosa
Reward: PokémonDollar.png5360
295 Exploud Lv.67
No item
Backpacker Herman
Backpacker Herman
ヒロアキ Hiroaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
474 Porygon-Z Lv.30
No item

Pokémon Black 2

Main article: Black Tower → Trainers

All Trainers encountered in Black City are encountered within Black Tower.

Poké Mart

Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
Pokémon Dollar1200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion
Pokémon Dollar1200
Max Potion Max Potion
Pokémon Dollar2500
Full Restore Full Restore
Pokémon Dollar3000
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar1500
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
Full Heal Full Heal
Pokémon Dollar600
Escape Rope Escape Rope
Pokémon Dollar550
Repel Repel
Pokémon Dollar350
Super Repel Super Repel
Pokémon Dollar500
Max Repel Max Repel
Pokémon Dollar700
BridgeMail M BridgeMail M
Pokémon Dollar50
Greet Mail Greet Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Favored Mail Favored Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
RSVP Mail RSVP Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Thanks Mail Thanks Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Inquiry Mail Inquiry Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Like Mail Like Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Reply Mail Reply Mail
Pokémon Dollar50

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Black City in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Uxie Psychic Plasma Blast Rare 36/101 Megalo Cannon Uncommon 028/076
 

Trivia

  • In Pokémon Black, if the player invites people from either Black City or White Forest to go to their game and talks to them, they will say they met the player from the game they came from, even if he/she hasn't reached that location yet.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Ville Noire
Germany Flag.png German Schwarze Stadt
Italy Flag.png Italian Città Nera
South Korea Flag.png Korean 블랙시티 Black City
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Ciudad Negra



Unova
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Settlements
Nuvema TownAccumula TownStriaton CityNacrene CityCastelia CityNimbasa CityAnville Town
Driftveil CityMistralton CityIcirrus CityOpelucid CityPokémon LeagueLacunosa TownUndella Town
Black CityWhite ForestAspertia CityFloccesy TownVirbank CityLentimas TownHumilau City
Routes
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Bridges and tunnels
Skyarrow BridgeDriftveil DrawbridgeTubeline BridgeVillage BridgeMarvelous BridgeMarine Tube
Landmarks
DreamyardWellspring CavePinwheel ForestLiberty GardenDesert ResortRelic CastleBattle SubwayLostlorn Forest
Cold StorageMistralton CaveChargestone CaveCelestial TowerTwist MountainDragonspiral TowerMoor of Icirrus
Challenger's CaveVictory Road (BWB2W2) • N's CastleRoyal UnovaGiant ChasmUndella BayAbyssal Ruins
Abundant ShrinePoké Transfer LabP2 LaboratoryEntralinkUnity TowerFloccesy RanchPledge GroveVirbank Complex
Pokéstar StudiosCastelia SewersJoin AvenueCave of BeingPokémon World TournamentReversal MountainPlasma Frigate
Clay TunnelUnderground RuinsStrange HouseRelic PassageSeaside CaveWhite TreehollowBlack Tower
Access to
Nature Preserve

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