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Burned Tower

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Burned Tower
Brass Tower
やけたとう
Burned Tower
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS Brass Tower-Morning.png
Map description: A tower that was hit by lightning, and subsequently caught fire and burned.
Location: Northwest Ecruteak City
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
Johto Brass Tower Map.png
Location of Burned Tower in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

The Burned Tower (Japanese: やけたとう Burned Tower) is a location in Ecruteak City formerly as tall as the Bell Tower to the east. It burned down mysteriously 150 years prior to the events of the Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal and their remakes. Before the great fire that caused its destruction the tower was called Brass Tower (Japanese: かねのとう Kane Tower).

According to some legends, Lugia once perched here. However, when the tower burned down, Lugia fled to the Whirl Islands to live, while Ho-Oh, which lived in the Bell Tower, flew away in search of a pure-hearted Trainer. Three unnamed Pokémon perished in the fire; Ho-Oh returned briefly to revive them after the fire had been put out. These Pokémon, the Legendary beasts Raikou, Entei, and Suicune, were destined to speed across the land since their revival.

In the games

The beasts in the Burned Tower in HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, the player encounters Raikou, Entei, and Suicune for the first time in the basement of the Burned Tower, who then flee. This is also where the player's rival will challenge him or her once again, with the second form of the starter he stole.

In Crystal, it is said that, before it burned down, the tower was known as the Brass Tower, with gleaming golden panels of brass to complement the Tin Tower's silvery panels of tin. However, this detail was not mentioned in the remakes, and the Tin Tower's name was changed to "Bell Tower", removing any connection the two had to the names of the games.

History

The tower was built 700 years before the time of Generations II and IV alongside its twin, the Bell Tower. The two towers were meant to foster friendship between people and Pokémon. Many people, mostly ancestors of Ecruteak Gym Leader Morty, traveled to the tops of these towers to commune with the legendary Pokémon residing there.

Suddenly, 150 years before the events of the games, this tower burned down in a mysterious fire, ignited by a bolt of lightning and put out by a sudden downpour. This fire, which may have had some relation to the drought that a Slowpoke ended in Azalea Town, caused three nameless Pokémon to perish. Ho-Oh, fleeing from its perch, granted new life to the Pokémon, making them into the legendary beasts before flying in search of a pure-hearted Trainer. The three events of the fire, the lightning bolt, raging blaze, and sudden downpour, are said to have some relation to the three beasts.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Burn Heal Sprite.png Burn Heal ×2
  • 1F; past the eastern Firebreather
  • B1F; drop into hole right of entrance (hidden)
 G  S 
Bag X Speed Sprite.png X Speed 1F; in the center area  G  S 
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether 1F; dead end nearest to Rival (hidden)  C 
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether 1F; northernmost dead end (hidden)  G  S  HG  SS 
Bag HP Up Sprite.png HP Up 1F; dead end at the northeast corner (requires Rock Smash)  C  HG  SS 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball 1F; dead end right of entrance, near smashable rocks (hidden)  C  HG  SS 
Bag HP Up Sprite.png HP Up B1F; drop into northwestern hole  G  S 
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget B1F; where Entei, Raikou, and Suicune were (hidden)  G  S 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball B1F; drop into hole left of entrance (hidden)  G  S 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 (Endure) B1F; drop into northeastern hole (requires Strength)  G  S  C 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 (Taunt) B1F; in northwestern corner (requires Strength)  HG  SS 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive B1F; south-center in a boulder just west of the smashable rocks (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Antidote Sprite.png Antidote ×2
  • 1F; on bridge to left side
  • B1F; boulder in northwestern corner (hidden)
 HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
019 Rattata
G S C
1F 1F
13-15 50%
019 Rattata
G S C
1F 1F
13-15 55%
020 Raticate
G S C
1F 1F
15 5%
041 Zubat
G S C
1F 1F
14 10%
109 Koffing
G S C
1F 1F
14-16 35%
109 Koffing
G S C
1F 1F
14 30%
Rock Smash
098 Krabby
G S C
Rock Smash Rock Smash
15 90%
213 Shuckle
G S C
Rock Smash Rock Smash
15 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.

B1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
041 Zubat
G S C
B1F B1F
15 5%
041 Zubat
G S C
B1F B1F
15 10%
019 Rattata
G S C
B1F B1F
14-16 40% 35% 40%
019 Rattata
G S C
B1F B1F
14 30%
109 Koffing
G S C
B1F B1F
14-16 50%
109 Koffing
G S C
B1F B1F
12-16 59%
110 Weezing
G S C
B1F B1F
16 1%
126 Magmar
G S C
B1F B1F
14 5% 0% 5%
126 Magmar
G S C
B1F B1F
16 0% 10% 0%
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

1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
019 Rattata
HG SS
1F 1F
13-15 50%
020 Raticate
HG SS
1F 1F
15 5%
041 Zubat
HG SS
1F 1F
14 10%
109 Koffing
HG SS
1F 1F
14-16 35%
Special Pokémon
263 Zigzagoon
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
13-14 20%
307 Meditite
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
15 20%
327 Spinda
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
15 20%
441 Chatot
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
14 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.

B1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
019 Rattata
HG SS
B1F B1F
14-16 40% 0% 40%
019 Rattata
HG SS
B1F B1F
14 0% 35% 0%
041 Zubat
HG SS
B1F B1F
15 5%
109 Koffing
HG SS
B1F B1F
14-16 50%
126 Magmar
HG SS
B1F B1F
14 5% 0% 5%
126 Magmar
HG SS
B1F B1F
16 0% 10% 0%
Special Pokémon
245 Suicune
HG SS
Premier Ball Only one
40 One
263 Zigzagoon
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
14 20%
307 Meditite
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
16 20%
327 Spinda
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
16 20%
441 Chatot
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
14 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.

Trainers

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
Firebreather NedGS
Firebreather NedGS
トシヤ Toshiya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
109 Koffing Lv.15
No item
109 Koffing Lv.15
No item
058 Growlithe Lv.16
No item
Firebreather DickGS
Firebreather DickGS
マサノリ Masanori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png816
005 Charmeleon Lv.17
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.

152If the player chose Chikorita:



155If the player chose Cyndaquil:



158If the player chose Totodile:



Generation IV

Trainer Pokémon
Firebreather Ned
Firebreather Ned
トシヤ Toshiya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png512
109 Koffing Lv.16
No item
058 Growlithe Lv.17
No item
109 Koffing Lv.16
No item
Firebreather Richard
Firebreather Richard
マサノリ Masanori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png576
005 Charmeleon Lv.18
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.

152If the player chose Chikorita:



155If the player chose Cyndaquil:



158If the player chose Totodile:



Eyecatch

Layout

Version Outside 1F B1F
Gold Brass Tower GS.png Burned Tower 1F GS.png Burned Tower B1F GS.png
Silver
Crystal Brass Tower C.png Burned Tower 1F C.png Burned Tower B1F C.png
HeartGold Brass Tower HGSS.png Burned Tower 1F HGSS.png Burned Tower B1F HGSS.png
SoulSilver
 

In the anime

The burned-out tower in the anime

A burned-down tower exists in the anime's interpretation of Ecruteak City as well, however, it was the only tower initially, and was the Bell Tower itself. When it burned down due to a war for Ho-Oh's power, a second, new Bell Tower was built to the east, in the hope that Ho-Oh would return, though it never did.

In A Ghost of a Chance, Ash, Misty, and Brock traveled to this burned-out tower by accident, thinking it was the Ecruteak Gym. While here, they were frightened by the many Gastly who took up residence here, as they had made an illusion of fire. With Morty's help, they were able to calm down the ghosts and get out.

The tower later made a brief cameo in An Egg Scramble! during Lyra's presentation of Johto at the Johto Festival.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The ruined tower is briefly seen in Slugging It Out With Slugma, where three balls of light are seen flying out of the building.

In Buzz Off, Butterfree! the events seen at the end of the previously mentioned round are shown in more detail. When Yellow and Wilton pass through Ecruteak City, they meet Jasmine with whom they talk about things related to the earthquake that struck the city not too long ago. While they discuss, the Burned Tower catches fire. Yellow puts the fire out but is pulled into the tower. She is about to hit a rock inside the tower but, to her great surprise, goes through it. She finds herself in an unknown place and meets Entei, Raikou, and Suicune. The three Pokémon thank her for freeing them, after which they take off. After Yellow gets out from the rock she tells Jasmine and Wilton what she saw. Jasmine then tells her and Wilton the story behind the ruined tower and the Legendary beasts.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

The stadium where the Pokémon Summit is held, located on the site of the Burned Tower

In Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys, the legend passed down in Ecruteak City is that Brass Tower was burned down intentionally by people long ago, as they felt they had lost their connection to the legendary Pokémon it was built to honor. As a result, the golden Pokémon returned to the skies and broke all ties with humankind.

Unlike in the games, there are no ruins where the Burned Tower used to stand. Instead, a stadium was built on the site of the tower. It is used to house the Pokémon Summit.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards named Burned Tower.

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 #
Burned Tower St Undaunted Uncommon 71/90 Reviving Legends Uncommon 078/080
 

Trivia

  • In Pokémon Gold and Silver, the exterior of the Burned Tower depicts it as being a short, common tower. However, in Crystal Version the top of the tower is destroyed, showing the inside, and the interior uses darker colors to produce a charred look, thus making it more akin to the storyline. The Crystal exterior design was then updated and reused in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, while the interior combines elements of both designs from Generation II.
  • There's an oversight involving Silver in the Burned Tower in Pokémon Crystal. Because Silver doesn't battle the player immediately after entering the Burned Tower, the player can enter the tower and speak with Eusine, and see that Silver is in the middle of the tower, waiting for the player. However, if the player leaves and proceeds to Olivine City, when the player arrives Silver appears there, exiting the Gym, and then talks to the player before leaving. If the player returns to the Burned Tower, Silver can still be waiting for the player there.
  • The music used in the Burned Tower is a slower, more melancholic version of the theme of the Bell Tower, indicating their connection.
  • The tower's original name of "Brass Tower" is only referenced once, in Crystal.
  • After the player has captured or defeated Ho-Oh in HeartGold and SoulSilver, several citizens of Ecruteak mention that there are plans to rebuild the tower.
  • It is actually possible to use Dig to escape from the Burned Tower—even the basement—and return to the entrance; this is because, as can be seen from the in-battle background used in Generation IV, the Burned Tower is classified as a cave area, rather than a building, likely to allow wild Pokémon to be found. This is also the case with the Bell Tower and Sprout Tower.
    • Due to this, unlike other buildings, Burmy will take on its Sandy Cloak, rather than its Trash Cloak, if it battles here.

Origin

A Buddhist temple in the real world city of Kyoto, covered in gold leaf, is known as Kinkaku-ji. Like this tower, it was burned down; however, unlike it, it was reconstructed. The likeness of a phoenix rests atop the tower.

Name origin

While the Burned Tower is named quite obviously in both English and Japanese, the original Japanese name of the tower, revealed in Pokémon Crystal, was かねのとう Kane no Tou. "Kane" can be translated as "metal", hence the English version's translation as Brass Tower, a golden-colored metal, to counter the silver-colored tin used on the other tower. "Kane" can also, like the suzu of the Bell Tower, translate as a type of gong-like bell used in Japanese ritual. As it was not mentioned in HeartGold and SoulSilver, it did not receive a more accurate name as Bell Tower did.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 燒焦塔 Shāojiāo Tǎ
France Flag.png European French Tour Cendrée
Germany Flag.png German Turmruine
Italy Flag.png Italian Torre Bruciata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 불탄탑 Bultan Tap
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Torre Quemada

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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