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Castelia City

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Castelia City ヒウンシティ
Hiun City
"A City of Grandeur"
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Castelia City in {{{variable2}}}.
Map description
A big city with skyscrapers piercing the clouds.
Castelia City Gym - Unova Gym #3
Burgh
Burgh
Bug-type
specialist Gym
Insect Badge
Insect Badge
Castelia City Gym - Unova Gym #3
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Bug-type
specialist Gym
Insect Badge
Insect Badge
Castelia City Gym - Unova Gym #3
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Bug-type
specialist Gym
Insect Badge
Insect Badge
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Route 4
 
Castelia City
Skyarrow Bridge
 
Castelia Sewers*
 
Location
Unova Castelia City Map.png
Location of Castelia City in Unova.
Castelia City in Black 2 and White 2

Castelia City (Japanese: ヒウンシティ Hiun City) is a large seaside city located in south central Unova. Unlike other cities, Castelia is a huge, sprawling metropolis, sporting many towering skyscrapers and other tall buildings. It is the heart of business and economy of the Unova region, as opposed to its sister city, Nimbasa City, which is the heart of leisure and entertainment. Most of its city streets are crowded with different people rushing around, trying to get to work, home, or other places, creating a hustle and bustle scene for city life. The city exists on the bottom of Unova's central peninsula, south of the desert and north of the sea, making for a perfect harbor city.

The city has only two possible entrances on foot, from Route 4, a harsh desert in the north, and from the Skyarrow Bridge, a large suspension bridge that connects the southern part of the eastern peninsula to the central peninsula and provides a scenic view of Castelia's vast skyline, which spans off in the east. There are several other ways to enter the city. Tourists and businessmen travel to Castelia City from other regions by boat and stop at Castelia's harbor side.

Castelia City is geographically the largest city in the Unova region and contains many structural elements that have not been seen in cities in other regions. The city's core is a central business district, with huge skyscrapers and other commercial buildings; a series of alleyways lead into this core, where smaller shops are set up among city traffic. The city's outskirts are bounded on all sides by harbor, where ships provide traffic to other regions in the Pokémon world.

Despite its economic encouragement, Castelia also offers a worldly aspect. The city is a melting pot, incorporating cultures and foods from other regions. From across the globe, artists also flock to Castelia to open their art galleries, offering a different sort of entertainment in comparison to Nimbasa City.

Places of interest

A map of Castelia City in Pokémon Black and White

Oceanfront Road

Due to the geography of the central peninsula, Castelia City's wharf is shaped so it extends all the way around the southern half of the city. The wharf is considered the outer layer of the giant city, where many tall skyscrapers and important buildings stand. The Pokémon Center can be found along the eastern side of the wharf, as well as several other company buildings, for example, the Battle Company, and Passerby Analytics HQ.

Battle Company

Battle Company
Talented Trainers Welcome!

The Battle Company is a multi-story building located on the corner of Mode Street along the wharf. The company is one of the lead researchers of battle items, and assists in the development of other items such as Poké Balls, as well as goods for Pokémon and Trainers. An essential part of the research the company does is through battling, so most of the employees, who are usually Clerks and Scientists, are looking for a battle when they work. The stronger the employee is, the higher the floor they work on. Only three floors are accessible to Trainers and visitors, however: the ground floor, 47th floor, and 55th floor. The floors are all connected by an elevator at the back of the building. The ground floor is reception and the visitors' floor, where there are a few tables set up and a television. The 47th floor contains many Battle Company employees who will battle visitors. The head of the company works on the 55th floor.

The 47th floor contains sixBW/fiveB2W2 employees, most of whom can be battled. There are many office desks and cubicles, as well as computer systems and servers. The 55th floor is very much similar to the 47th floor, with several desks, cubicles and meeting places. In Black and White, there are four employees working on this floor, as well as the president, who sits at the back of the room behind a desk. In Black 2 and White 2, only the new president and the janitor occupy the 55th floor.

In Black and White, the president is an elderly man who disguises himself as a Janitor to trick people. He will give the player an Exp. Share after he is defeated. In Black 2 and White 2, it is revealed that the old president has retired to become a full-time janitor. His successor is his grandson, School Kid Neil. The janitor cannot be battled, but will still give the player an Exp. Share when they enter the building.

Item Location Games
Bag Quick Ball Sprite.png Quick Ball ×3 Received from a Clerk ♂ in the upper-right corner of Battle Company's 47F  B  W 
Bag Timer Ball Sprite.png Timer Ball ×3 Received from a Clerk ♂ in the upper-right corner of Battle Company's 47F  B  W 
Bag Scope Lens Sprite.png Scope Lens Received from a Scientist in the lower-right corner of Battle Company's 47F  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive Lower-left corner of Battle Company's 47F  B  W 
Bag Hyper Potion Sprite.png Hyper Potion Center of Battle Company's 55F  B  W 
Bag Exp. Share Sprite.png Exp. Share Reward from the Janitor/President on Battle Company's 55F upon defeating him  B  W 
Bag Exp. Share Sprite.png Exp. Share Received from the Janitor/President upon entering Battle Company  B2  W2 
Bag Miracle Seed Sprite.png Miracle Seed Received from an Ace Trainer on 1F if the first option is chosen  B2  W2 
Bag Mystic Water Sprite.png Mystic Water Received from an Ace Trainer on 1F if the second option is chosen  B2  W2 
Bag Charcoal Sprite.png Charcoal Received from an Ace Trainer on 1F if the third option is chosen  B2  W2 
Bag Guard Spec. Sprite.png Guard Spec. In lower left corner on 47F  B2  W2 
Bag Quick Ball Sprite.png Quick Ball ×2 Reward for defeating Clerk Clemens  B2  W2 
Bag Timer Ball Sprite.png Timer Ball ×5 Reward for defeating Clerk Warren  B2  W2 
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether In upper left corner on 55F  B2  W2 

Passerby Analytics HQ

Main article: Passerby Analytics HQ

Passerby Analytics HQ
...People pass by as they walk along.

The Passerby Analytics HQ is located on the corner of the street where Castelia Gym is. This is the place where the player may accept requests to conduct surveys, answer questionnaires or change his or her greeting or thanking phrase.

Ocean Piers

Liberty Pier with a boat

There are five piers on the waterfront based on five human fingers[1] where certain ferries are docked.

Liberty Pier

Liberty Pier is opposite the street in which the Gym resides. The ferry found here will take the player to Liberty Garden if the player has a Liberty Pass. In Black 2 and White 2, the Liberty Pass is no longer required.

Unity Pier

Unity Pier is across from Narrow Street, and its ferry is transport to Unity Tower, which is only available after making an international trade.

Prime Pier

Prime Pier is across from Mode Street. In Black and White, the Plasma Ship is occasionally docked here, a black boat that Team Plasma uses to get to Liberty Garden. A few of the local citizens noticed the strange black boat and become concerned. In Black 2 and White 2, this is where Pop Roxie docks his boat and where the Plasma Frigate can be initially seen.

Cruise Dock

The Cruise Dock is opposite Castelia Street. It is where the Royal Unova docks. In Black and White, the player can only ride it in the evening after defeating Ghetsis and Team Plasma at N's Castle.

Thumb Pier

Thumb Pier lies directly south of the Bridge Gate. In Black and White, a person will give away an evolutionary stone, depending on whether the Trainer wants to evolve a Pansage, Pansear, or Panpour. In Black 2 and White 2, the entrance to the Castelia Sewers is located here.

Castelia Street

Castelia Street has many people coming and going, especially during the evenings when people are going home from work. This street has many tall skyscrapers and large buildings. The Game Freak HQ is on this street, as well as a building where, in Black and White, one Pokémon per day can receive a massage to increase its friendship. The second building also has an elevator allowing access to its 11th floor, where a person will give away TM44 (Rest).

Game Freak

The Game Freak headquarters are located in a large building on Castelia Street's right side. The building has only one accessible floor—22F—where the Game Freak developers can be found.

In Black and White, a girl on the ground floor will tell a story about a Pokémon that can cause illusions and then show the player a photo of Zorua, thus adding it to the Pokédex. Next to her is a young boy who does not talk. If the player has a fateful encounter Celebi in his or her party and talks to the boy, Celebi will come out of its Poké Ball, and the boy will reveal himself to actually be a Zorua, who will then join the player if they have a Poké Ball to spare.

The office on the 22nd floor is similar to the Battle Company's, with computers, cubicles, desks and servers around the place. Here is where the Game Freak developers are working on the game. The Game Director at the back of the room will give the player a Diploma if they complete the Regional Pokédex, as well as another Diploma if they fill up the National Pokédex.

In Black and White, after defeating Ghetsis and Team Plasma at the Pokémon League, another Game Designer, Morimoto, will battle the player once per day. The Sound Director will play a special Team Rocket theme. In Black 2 and White 2, Morimoto and Nishino can be battled once per day here, but unlike Pokémon Black and White, they will battle the player at any stage in the game.

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
570 Zorua
B W
Gift Gift
10 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.

Item Location Games
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive 22F, near Morimoto  B2  W2 

Mode Street

Mode Street is another commuter-heavy street, but it is not as large or as busy as Castelia Street. Many trees and plants line its sides, giving the street a feeling of nature. Along the west side of Mode Street is the famous Casteliacone stand, and along the east side is Studio Castelia, a popular art gallery where people go to enjoy local artwork.

Studio Castelia

Studio Castelia is a small art gallery in central Castelia which displays and showcases many painting from artists who live in Castelia; however, it does not display any of Burgh's paintings, as he prefers to hang them in the Castelia Gym. Many artists from around Unova come to Castelia to get inspiration from Burgh, and their paintings are hanging here. In Black and White, the studio is currently exhibiting works in the motif of legends of the Unova region, which have more to do with the myths of Reshiram and Zekrom. In Black 2 and White 2, the current focus is works by up-and-coming young artists. The owner of the studio likes to take walks along the Central Plaza and enjoys taking in the scenery and landscape with people and Pokémon. Every day, a HarlequinBW /ClerkB2W2 inside will ask the player to bring him a Pokémon of a certain type, and for doing so he will reward the player with their choice of one of the first five Berries.

Item Location Games
Bag Cheri Berry Sprite.png Cheri Berry Received from clownBW/ClerkB2W2  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Chesto Berry Sprite.png Chesto Berry Received from clownBW/ClerkB2W2  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Pecha Berry Sprite.png Pecha Berry Received from clownBW/ClerkB2W2  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Rawst Berry Sprite.png Rawst Berry Received from clownBW/ClerkB2W2  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Aspear Berry Sprite.png Aspear Berry Received from clownBW/ClerkB2W2  B  W  B2  W2 

Casteliacone

Casteliacone

Castelia's Famous Casteliacone
Closed during Winter.

Castelia's Famous Casteliacone

Casteliacone is a popular ice cream stand in Castelia City, which sells ice creams with the same name as the store. In Black and White, a single Casteliacone can be purchased once per week every Tuesday for PokémonDollar.png100, except in winter when the stand is closed. Due to its tremendous popularity, Casteliacone sells out very quickly, with crowds of people coming from all across Unova, even as far as Accumula Town, just to have a taste. The line for the famous sweet is always long and the ice cream is often unavailable.

In the two years between Pokémon Black and White and Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the ice cream has diminished in popularity. In Black 2 and White 2, the player can either purchase one or a dozen Casteliacones, is no longer limited by day of the week, and the stand remains open even in winter, but the player may still only make one purchase per day. Initially, the stand has no line, but after the player has defeated the Champion, a long line will again appear in front of the stand (if the player has bought a Casteliacone sometime previously), and the player must talk to the last person in line to get in line.

The ice cream has the ability to cure a single Pokémon of all status conditions.

Casteliacone
Casteliacone Casteliacone
Pokémon Dollar100
Casteliacone Casteliacone*
Pokémon Dollar1200

Narrow Street

Narrow Street is a back alley with a number of dumpsters and rubbish bins lined up against its sides. Like the name suggests, the street is very narrow, containing dark buildings, and shady people. Unlike any of the other streets, it is poorly lit and contains very few people. A man hidden behind one of the dumpsters will give the player TM70 (Flash). Some thugs can be seen hanging around the street not saying much, just laughing and smirking. In Black and White, one of the city's three Dancers is originally located here. There is only one accessible building on this street, a small café called Café Sonata.

Café Sonata

Café Sonata is a small café on the right side of Narrow Street. Many people come to the café to relax after a tiring day of work, and to listen to the Musician's guitar rhythm, who believes that a beautiful melody makes people happy and a sad melody makes people sorrowful. If a Trainer brings Meloetta to the Musician, he will teach it Relic Song. The manager of the café will give Trainers a Lemonade in Black and White and Moomoo Milk in Black 2 and White 2 for coming into the store for the first time; however, no drinks or items can be bought after this.

In Black 2 and White 2, by showing Meloetta to a person here, player can receive a special Funfest Mission.

Gym Street

Gym Street is a large street which contains its namesake, the Castelia Gym. Another building is also on the west side of the street, being only an empty building in Black and White while in Black 2 and White 2 it contains the Medal Office and many people.

Castelia City Gym

Main article: Castelia Gym

The Castelia Gym is the official Gym of Castelia City, located on the western-most street above the Liberty Pier. The Gym also doubles as a working art gallery. It is based on Bug-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Burgh.

The Castelia Gym is designed like a huge beehive in Black and White. It contains many small hexagonal rooms, several which are cut off by walls of honey which are at first barricaded by gates. There are buttons which are placed in the center of most of the rooms, and if certain buttons are stepped on, they trigger the gates to descend. However, not all the buttons trigger the doors to descend; some instead make Trainers appear who will then challenge the player. The player is able to walk through any wall of honey, as long as there is not a raised gate over it, allowing the player to navigate through the Gym and eventually reach Burgh. The Gym is also decorated with pictures painted by Burgh himself. For defeating Burgh, Trainers receive the Insect Badge and TM76 (Struggle Bug).

In the two year gap in the series, Burgh's Gym gets a redesign, now featuring cocoons (perhaps created using String Shot) which a player uses much like elevators to reach Burgh.

Medal Office

This building is located on the opposite side of the street from the Gym.

In Black and White, when following a Team Plasma Grunt to try to retrieve Bianca's Munna, it is discovered that the strange, seemingly deserted building is currently hiding Ghetsis, Bronius and Rood, along with several Team Plasma Grunts. Ghetsis reveals that they are using the building as a hideout as they thought it would be ironic to have a hideout opposite a Gym, but they had not expected to be discovered so soon. Team Plasma then leaves the building, leaving only a Smoke Ball.

In Black 2 and White 2, the second floor of this location has been turned into the Medal Office. The Name Rater, Pokémon massager, and Feeling Reader can be found on the first floor, while Fennel and Amanita are on the third floor. After the player has entered the Hall of Fame, Amanita will give the player an Eevee she received from a friend in the Kanto region. This Eevee has its Hidden Ability and is always male.

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
133 Eevee
B2 W2
Gift Gift
10 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.

Central Plaza

Central Plaza in the anime

The Central Plaza, also known as the Castelia Central Area, is a park located at the intersection of all the streets in Castelia City. There is a large flowing fountain that is said to bring people and Pokémon together. There are vending machines located here that sell drinks. In Black and White, a Dancer named Mickey will give the player an Amulet Coin if they can round up two other Dancers in Castelia to form a dance team with him. The two other dancers that are located around the city are Edmond and Raymond, and they are located on Narrow Street and Unity Pier respectively.

To the north of Central Plaza is another street with several tall skyscrapers that leads out to Route 4. Three buildings may be accessed from this street.

On the west side is a building that contains many useful services in Black and White. On the ground floor is the Name Rater, where Trainers may change the nicknames of their Pokémon, as well as the Feeling Reader, who offers advice about using the Feeling Check on the C-Gear. On the 11th floor is the Relocator, which requires a password to be used. The Relocator is used to transfer any of the four Pokémon distributed to commemorate the anime movie Zoroark: Master of IllusionsCelebi and the Shiny legendary beasts, Raikou, Entei, and Suicune. Also on the 11th floor is Mr. Lock, the "magical clown who can open anything." Using the Relocator, the player can transfer the Lock Capsule, an event item that was never given an official distribution, to Black or White. After giving the Lock Capsule to Mr. Lock, the player will receive TM95 (Snarl), which was locked within the Lock Capsule to protect it from Team Rocket. In Black 2 and White 2, an old man on the ground floor will give the player an Amulet Coin.

The southernmost building on the east side of the street is hosting a party on its 47th floor. After getting past the guard on the ground floor who frisks anyone for suspicious items, the player may go up the elevator and talk with people at the party, some of whom speak in foreign languages. Some of the people upstairs will give away items or TMs.

The northernmost building on the east side of the street is full of people on the ground floor, one of whom is a Scientist who will give the player an Eviolite if they have seen enough Pokémon. On the 47th floor, a man will explain the effects of each of the eight Badges.

Vending Machines
Fresh Water Fresh Water
Pokémon Dollar200
Soda Pop Soda Pop
Pokémon Dollar300
Lemonade Lemonade
Pokémon Dollar350

Castelia Park

Only accessible via the Castelia Sewers in Black 2 and White 2, Castelia Park is a small area enclosed by buildings. Similar to (but much smaller than) the National Park in Johto, it is shaped like a Poké Ball. Dark grass is on the right, with regular tall grass on the left and a tree in the middle. It is said to be "where it all began" for Castelia City.

Pokémon

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
019 Rattata
B2 W2
Grass Grass
15-16 30%
133 Eevee
B2 W2
Grass Grass
18 5%
300 Skitty
B2 W2
Grass Grass
15-16 15%
427 Buneary
B2 W2
Grass Grass
15-16 15%
519 Pidove
B2 W2
Grass Grass
15-16 15%
546 Cottonee
B2 W2
Grass Grass
15-17 35%
548 Petilil
B2 W2
Grass Grass
15-17 35%
Dark grass
019 Rattata
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
16-17 30%
133 Eevee
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
19 5%
300 Skitty
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
16-17 15%
427 Buneary
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
16-17 15%
519 Pidove
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
16-17 15%
546 Cottonee
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
16-18 35%
548 Petilil
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
16-18 35%
Rustling grass
301 Delcatty
B2 W2
Rustling grass Rustling grass
18 5%
428 Lopunny
B2 W2
Rustling grass Rustling grass
18 5%
531 Audino
B2 W2
Rustling grass Rustling grass
15-18 90%
547 Whimsicott
B2 W2
Rustling grass Rustling grass
18 5%
549 Lilligant
B2 W2
Rustling grass Rustling grass
18 5%
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.

Pokémon Center

A lady next to the PC will ask whether the Pokémon leading the team at that moment is the player's favorite Pokémon. This will change the favorite Pokémon's sprite in the Trainer's Profile from the Vs. Recorder. This action can be repeated anytime the player wants to change the favorite Pokémon again.

Demographics

Castelia City's population is 127. Castelia City is the third most populous city in the Pokémon world, behind Lumiose City and Nimbasa City while beating Goldenrod City's population of 126.

Poké Mart

Lower cashier
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
Upper cashier
Heal Ball Heal Ball
Pokémon Dollar300
Net Ball Net Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
Nest Ball Nest Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
BridgeMail S BridgeMail S*
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

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Leaf Stone Sprite.png Leaf Stone Received from a man on the pier to the south of the city entrance  B  W 
Bag Fire Stone Sprite.png Fire Stone Received from a man on the pier to the south of the city entrance  B  W 
Bag Water Stone Sprite.png Water Stone Received from a man on the pier to the south of the city entrance  B  W 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 (Rest) Received from a HikerBW/GuitaristB2W2 on the 11th floor of the building on the western side of Castelia Street  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Soda Pop Sprite.png Soda Pop Reward for answering all the surveys at the Passerby Analytics HQ  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy Reward for completing all survey requests at the Passerby Analytics HQ  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 (Flash) Received from a man behind a dumpster on Narrow Street  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Lemonade Sprite.png Lemonade Received from the manager at the café on Narrow Street  B  W 
Bag Amulet Coin Sprite.png Amulet Coin Reward from Dancers after defeating all three  B  W 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 (Attract) Received from a girl on the 47th floor of the southeastern building on the street connecting to Route 4  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM95 (Snarl) Received from Mr. Lock via the Lock Capsule  B  W 
Bag Eviolite Sprite.png Eviolite Received from a scientist on the first floor of the northeastern building on the street connecting to Route 4, if over 25BW/40B2W2 Pokémon have been seen in the Pokédex  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Yache Berry Sprite.png Yache Berry Received from Iris after defeating Team Plasma  B  W 
Bag Smoke Ball Sprite.png Smoke Ball In Team Plasma's hideout  B  W 
Bag Charcoal Sprite.png Charcoal On the 47th floor of the northeastern building on the street connecting to Route 4  B2  W2 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy Reward for finding all Harlequins  B2  W2 
Bag Heart Scale Sprite.png Heart Scale On southern part of Prime Pier  B2  W2 
Bag Destiny Knot Sprite.png Destiny Knot Given by a woman on Unity Pier  B2  W2 
Bag Bicycle Sprite.png Bicycle Received from a Harlequin near Prime Pier  B2  W2 
Bag Moomoo Milk Sprite.png Moomoo Milk Received from the manager at the café on Narrow Street  B2  W2 
Bag Amulet Coin Sprite.png Amulet Coin From a man in the building on the west side of the street connecting to Route 4  B2  W2 
Bag Quick Claw Sprite.png Quick Claw Received from a Clerk♀ in Bridge Gate  B2  W2 
Bag Miracle Seed Sprite.png MiracleSeed In the park area, accessible from the Castelia Sewers  B2  W2 
Bag Repel Sprite.png Repel In the back-alley area with Trainers; it can only be accessed from the Castelia Sewers (requires Surf)SpringSummer  B2  W2 
Bag Black Glasses Sprite.png BlackGlasses In the back-alley area with Trainers, near the Trainers; it can only be accessed from the Castelia Sewers (requires Surf)SpringSummer  B2  W2 

Man in Pokémon Center

In the upstairs of the Pokémon Center, a man wearing a black suit will give the player some rare items based on how many different outsider ID numbers the player has in their possession (despite his claim it is based off the number of trades), acting as a Generation V equivalent to the Lucky Channel and its successors. These items are usually acquired by battling on the Battle Subway. If the player has not traded with enough people to receive an item, the man suggests players use the GTS.

Item Location Games
Bag Wide Lens Sprite.png Wide Lens Player has 5 different outsider IDs  B  W 
Bag Everstone Sprite.png Everstone Player has 10 different outsider IDs  B  W 
Bag Zoom Lens Sprite.png Zoom Lens Player has 20 different outsider IDs  B  W 
Bag Choice Scarf Sprite.png Choice Scarf Player has 30 different outsider IDs  B  W 
Bag PP Max Sprite.png PP Max Player with 40 different outsider IDs  B  W 
Bag Master Ball Sprite.png Master Ball Player has 50 different outsider IDs  B  W 

Trainers

Pokémon Black and White

Castelia City image from a TV commercial

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Game Freak



Battle Company

47F
Trainer Pokémon
Clerk ♀ Ingrid
Clerk ♀ Ingrid
ミチコ Michiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png760
507 Herdier Lv.19
No item
Clerk ♂ Clemens
Clerk ♂ Clemens
カツノリ Katsunori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png760
532 Timburr Lv.19
No item
Scientist Randall
Scientist Randall
ナオユキ Naoyuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png912
524 Roggenrola Lv.19
No item
Clerk ♂ Warren
Clerk ♂ Warren
ヒロノブ Hironobu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png680
550 Basculin Lv.17
No item
550B Basculin Lv.17
No item
550 Basculin Lv.17
No item
Clerk ♀ Alberta
Clerk ♀ Alberta
モモコ Momoko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
548 Petilil Lv.18
No item
546 Cottonee Lv.18
No item

55F
Trainer Pokémon
Clerk ♂ Ivan
Clerk ♂ Ivan
カズヤ Kazuya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png800
527 Woobat Lv.20
No item
Scientist Samantha
Scientist Samantha
アカリ Akari
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
517 Munna Lv.20
No item
Scientist Steve
Scientist Steve
スティーブ Steve
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
540 Sewaddle Lv.20
No item
Clerk ♂ Wade
Clerk ♂ Wade
コウイチ Kōichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1520
513 Pansear Lv.19
No item
511 Pansage Lv.19
No item
515 Panpour Lv.19
No item
Janitor Geoff
Janitor Geoff
シンノスケ Shinnosuke
Reward: PokémonDollar.png4000
568 Trubbish Lv.20
No item
572 Minccino Lv.20
No item

Gym Street

Trainer Pokémon
Team Plasma Grunt
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png680
551 Sandile Lv.17
No item
551 Sandile Lv.17
No item

Central Plaza

Trainer Pokémon
Dancer Mickey
Dancer Mickey
ミッキー Mickey
Reward: PokémonDollar.png672
511 Pansage Lv.21
No item

Narrow Street

Trainer Pokémon
Dancer Edmond
Dancer Edmond
エドモンド Edmond
Reward: PokémonDollar.png672
515 Panpour Lv.21
No item

Unity Pier

Trainer Pokémon
Dancer Raymond
Dancer Raymond
レイモンド Raymond
Reward: PokémonDollar.png672
513 Pansear Lv.21
No item

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Area accessible from sewers

These three Trainers are in area accessible only from the Castelia Sewers. Defeating the three Trainers earns the player the Castelia Boss Medal. The area can only be accessed when the sewers are flooded, so can only be accessed in spring and summer and requires Surf. However, it is possible to change seasons to autumn or winter while entering the area from the sewers.

Trainer Pokémon
Roughneck Ricky
Roughneck Ricky
リッキー Ricky
Reward: PokémonDollar.png768
559 Scraggy Lv.32
No item
Dancer Jean-Paul
Dancer Jean-Paul
ベルモンド Belmondo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1024
554 Darumaka Lv.32
No item
Guitarist Tina
Guitarist Tina
ティナ Tina
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1056
552 Krokorok Lv.33
No item
510 Liepard Lv.33
No item

Battle Company

47F
Trainer Pokémon
Clerk ♂ Clemens
Clerk ♂ Clemens
カツノリ Katsunori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
058 Growlithe Lv.16
No item
Clerk ♂ Warren
Clerk ♂ Warren
ヒロノブ Hironobu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
183 Marill Lv.16
No item
Clerk ♀ Britney
Clerk ♀ Britney
サトコ Satoko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
406 Budew Lv.16
No item
Clerk ♂ Gilligan
Clerk ♂ Gilligan
シゲオ Shigeo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1360
519 Pidove Lv.17
No item

55F
Trainer Pokémon
School Kid Neil
School Kid Neil
ノボル Noboru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png340
133 Eevee Lv.17
No item
507 Herdier Lv.17
No item

Game Freak

Pre-Hall of Fame




Post-Hall of Fame




In the anime

Castelia City in the anime

Like in the games Castelia is a big city with an abundance of huge, colorful skyscrapers and shops with a long wharf.

It made a brief cameo in The Lost World of Gothitelle! where a few skyscrapers could be seen from the Skyarrow Bridge, and again in Sally's flashback of Gothitelle in the alleyways. It appeared fully in A Venipede Stampede! when Ash, Iris and Cilan arrived there. Cilan talked about its famous ice cream: Casteliacone. Ash and his friends suddenly met Burgh at the Central Plaza. Burgh sensed something was wrong and they went down the underground sewage system that goes past the outskirts of Castelia to find the problem. Here, they found an injured Venipede. Suddenly a massive group of Venipede stormed in and attacked the city.

Burgh became somewhat angry when he found out that the mayor planned to get rid of the Venipede using force and protested the idea. The mayor eventually decided to let him handle it. His idea was to find the leader of the Venipede and have Nurse Joy's Audino use Heal Pulse on it. He, Ash, and Iris eventually located the leader only to see it was attacked by Trip and his Lampent. Burgh ordered him to stop and told him that he was only making things worse.

Once Nurse Joy's Audino used Heal Pulse on the leader, Burgh played his "Insect Pipe" and lead the Venipede out of the city. In a now-deleted scene from the episode (the episode's original ending), he saw Ash and his friends off when they decided to go with Professor Juniper to investigate the Desert Resort.

It was to have been the scene of Team Rocket and Team Plasma's battle in BW023 (unaired) and BW024 (unaired). During the conflict, the Meteonite was to release energy blasts that threatened to destroy Castelia City. However, these episodes never aired and were later retconned out of existence, leaving their events non-canonical.

In Battling For The Love of Bug-Types! Ash had his Gym battle with Burgh. Ash won against Burgh, and his Sewaddle evolved into a Swadloon.

A fishing contest in A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition! was supposed to take place in Castelia City, but the episode was delayed in Japan until June 23 because of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and the contest was relocated to an unnamed city.

Castelia City briefly appeared again at the end of The Name's N!. Here, N got off the ship where he met Ash, Iris and Cilan and bid farewell to them.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Castelia 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 #
Amoonguss Grass Next Destinies Rare 9/99 Hail Blizzard U 008/052
Growlithe Fire Next Destinies Common 10/99 Hail Blizzard C 009/052
Simisear Fire Next Destinies Rare 16/99 Psycho Drive U 011/052
Lapras Water Next Destinies Rare 25/99 Hail Blizzard U 015/052
Simipour Water Next Destinies Rare 29/99 Psycho Drive U 017/052
Vanillite Water Next Destinies Common 31/99 Hail Blizzard C 016/052
Vanillish Water Next Destinies Uncommon 32/99 Hail Blizzard C 017/052
Ralts Psychic Next Destinies Common 55/99 Hail Blizzard C 026/052
      Master Deck Build Box EX   015/046
Meowth Colorless Next Destinies Common 80/99 Psycho Drive C 045/052
Miscellaneous Promotional cards          
Pokémon Center St Next Destinies Uncommon 90/99 Hail Blizzard U 051/052
Riolu Fighting BW Black Star Promos   BBW33 BW-P Promotional cards   104/BW-P
Meowth Colorless BW Black Star Promos   BW35 BW-P Promotional cards   105/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   204/BW-P
Muk Psychic Plasma Freeze Rare 46/116 Thunder Knuckle Uncommon 024/051
Kyurem Water Legendary Treasures Rare Holo 43/113 EX Battle Boost   035/093
 

Trivia

Pikachu inside the building
  • Castelia's Japanese motto is ヒウンは 飛ぶ雲 めでたい雲 "Hiun is soaring clouds, auspicious clouds".
  • Even though it was officially stated that no Pokémon from previous generations would appear in Pokémon Black and White before obtaining the National Pokédex, a Pikachu can be seen with a Hiker inside the same building as the Name Rater in Castelia City. However, the developers most likely meant that players could not obtain or battle any such Pokémon before the National Pokédex.
  • The Game Freak headquarters in Castelia City is a direct reference to the Carrot Tower in Setagaya, Tokyo. The 22nd floor of the Carrot Tower is the current headquarters of the game development company Game Freak, which is the same floor that the Game Freak members are located on in the game.
  • Castelia City is based off the island of Manhattan, which is one of the five New York City boroughs.
    • Castelia Park also represents New York City's Central Park.
  • Several locations in Castelia City are different than they are in other cities and towns: the Pokémon Center is located underneath another building, not a standalone building; the Gym faces the left, while others face south.
  • The "Moves for Living" TV program broadcast around Unova features Dr. Technic Al'Machine, a professor from Castelia University.
  • Despite the Casteliacone stand closing in Winter, it will still be advertised on TV and bulletin boards during that season.
  • Because of the many different camera angles used in the city, using Fly in Castelia City causes an abrupt change in the camera angle in order to center the player in the screen and zoom in on him or her. Other places in the game with multiple camera angles also employ this technique.
  • The man who gives the player TM70 (Flash) says the target's accuracy is lowered to half after Flash is used two times, but this is false; it must actually be used three times.
  • A painting of Castelia City is on display in Lumiose Museum in Pokémon X and Y.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ヒウンシティ Hiun City 飛雲文 hiunmon, a type of pattern based around swirling clouds (example). 飛雲 hiun translates to "soaring clouds".
English Castelia City From castellanus, a cloud species. Also, from the Latin for castle.
French Volucité From volume or volute (swirl), and cité, city.
German Stratos City Probably from Stratus cloud or from Stratosphere
Italian Austropoli From australe (southern), ostro wind, and the suffix -poli, meaning city.
Spanish Ciudad Porcelana From porcelana, porcelain.
Korean 구름시티 Gureum City 구름 (gureum) means cloud.
Chinese (Mandarin) 飛雲市 Fēiyún Shì From 飛雲 hiun. Also translates to "soaring clouds".


References

  1. Official Game Freak blog



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Landmarks
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