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Celadon City

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Celadon City タマムシシティ
Tamamushi City
"City of the Rainbow's Colors"
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A rich, rainbow colored city where people and Pokémon gather.
Celadon City Gym - Kanto Gym #4
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Route 16
Celadon City
Route 7
Location
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Location of Celadon City in Kanto.
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Gen I Gen II Gen III

Celadon City (Japanese: タマムシシティ Tamamushi City) is located in central Kanto. It is the most populous city in Kanto and the eighth most populous in the Pokémon world, surpassing even Saffron City in the east. The city has two entrances, one from the east via Route 7, and one from the west via Route 16. Celadon is the main place to spend money in Kanto, through the Celadon Department Store and the Celadon Game Corner. Celadon City is the home of the Celadon Condominiums where residents of the city live and the Celadon Hotel where visitors can rest. Celadon is also home to Erika, the city's Gym Leader and Eusine, the hunter that pursues Suicune.

Places of interest

Celadon Department Store

Main article: Celadon Department Store

Celadon's department store is the largest building in the city, as well as the largest shop in Kanto. It is located in the northwest corner of the city. The store has two sliding door entrances, and is six stories high, including a roof level. In front of it lies a decorative fountain. Here, a receptionist welcomes customers and directs them to a board that describes the store layout. The second floor contains Top-Grade items for Trainers. On the third floor, a man will give away TM18 (Counter) in Generation I, while in Generation III, he becomes a Move Tutor who will teach the move to a capable Pokémon. The fourth floor contains gift people can buy for others. On the fifth floor there is a pharmacy selling Pokémon Vitamins. And finally, on the Rooftop Square, there are some vending machines and a picnic table. A thirsty Trainer will give TMs in exchange for one of the drinks. In Generation I, the Trainer trades TM13 (Ice Beam) for Fresh Water, TM48 (Rock Slide) for Soda Pop, and TM49 (Tri Attack) for Lemonade. In Generation III, the Trainer trades TM16 (Light Screen) for Fresh Water, TM20 (Safeguard) for Soda Pop, and TM33 (Reflect) for Lemonade.

Celadon Condominiums

Main article: Celadon Condominiums

Next to the city's Pokémon Center is the Celadon Condominiums (known as Celadon Mansion up to Generation IV), where staff members of Game Freak rent a room from an old lady. It is here that players of both the Generation I games and their Generation III remakes can find an Eevee. This is the home of the Game Freak development studio, where the lead developer will give the player a diploma that signifies that they have completed the National Pokédex. In HeartGold and SoulSilver it has been largely renovated, with a brand new elevator system. In floor 3, the member of Game Freak standing in front of the globe gives the player a GB Sounds.

Celadon Condominiums play a more vital role in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. The player must enter the building, where, on the first floor, he/she will encounter an old woman. The old woman will give the player Tea, which he/she must use to enter Saffron City. Also, if the player is pursuing the Fame Checker sidequest, the second floor proves useful as well, providing information about Erika. Going into the Condominiums from the back not only leads the player to Eevee, but to the Know-It-All as well; this NPC provides the player with standard information concerning status changes if the player reads the blackboard.

In Generation II, instead of finding an Eevee, a man will give TM03 (Curse) away to people. However, in Generation IV he now gives away the Spell Tag.

Celadon Game Corner

Main article: Celadon Game Corner
Celadon Game Corner

The southern part of the city caters to travelers and tourists. In addition to a hotel and a restaurant, the Game Corner is a popular spot. The citizens take pride in the city's beauty and think the casino is bad for their image. The Celadon Game Corner is one of the six Game Corners in the Pokémon world, and for a time, is run by Team Rocket. The woman at the service desk sells 50 coins for PokémonDollar.png1000, and 500 coins for PokémonDollar.png10,000. The option to buy 500 coins is only available in the Generation III remakes.

The only game available is slots, which people in the game say are rigged. There are thirty slot machines in the Game Corner, with eight of them having people already seated at them, one that is labeled "out of order," one labeled "reserved," and one where someone left their keys. Slot machines in the first generation and their third generation remakes consist simply of inserting coins and stopping the reels with the A button.

In the Generation I and III games, the player must go into the underbelly of the Game Corner and defeat Team Rocket. By pushing a button underneath a poster, the player gains access to the Rocket Hideout. A Team Rocket Grunt is guarding the poster in question when the player first approaches it. After being defeated, the Grunt retreats into the base, leaving the poster un-guarded, and enabling the player to approach. Once the player activates a switch behind the poster, the stairs to the hideout will appear.

In Generation II, it is no longer run by Team Rocket. The hideout is not accessible, but people have not forgotten about the terrible events that occurred. In Generation II, a Card Flip game is added, which allows players to place bets on which card a player will flip over. The deck has 24, each one with a number between 1 and 6 and a picture of one of four Pokémon (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Oddish, or Poliwag). Bets can be placed by single card, by single column, by single row, by a pair of columns, or by a pair of rows.

In Generation IV, the Game Corner was again no longer run by Team Rocket, but the only game inside the building is the Voltorb Card Flip Game.

Located right next to the Game Corner is the Rocket Prize Corner, where people can exchange coins for prizes. These prizes include TMs and other rare items. The Celadon Game Corner also trades very rare Pokémon such as Dratini and Porygon in exchange for coins. In Generation IV, there is a man in this building who will tell the player the type of their Pokémon's Hidden Power.

Rocket Hideout

Main article: Rocket Hideout

The Rocket Hideout is a four-floored underground complex beneath the Rocket Game Corner. It is a secret base built used by Team Rocket to facilitate and administer their operations. The Rocket Hideout is accessed by pressing a switch behind a poster in the Game Corner in Celadon City. A Team Rocket Grunt is guarding the poster in question when the player first approaches it. After being defeated, the Grunt retreats into the base, leaving the poster un-guarded, and enabling the player to approach. Once the player activates a switch behind the poster, the stairs to the hideout will appear.

In the Generation I and III games, the player must go into the underbelly of the Game Corner and defeat Team Rocket. The player's initial objective is to search for and obtain the Lift Key in order to activate the lift leading to Giovanni. Once battled, Giovanni will flee, leaving the Silph Scope behind.

There are spinner tiles scattered around the place. This tile, when stepped upon, will whisk the player in the direction of the arrows depicted on it. The player will continue to travel in that direction until they hit a wall, land on another spinner (which may send them in a different direction) or land on a Stopper, a tile only used for that purpose.

Celadon Hotel

Ken Sugimori's concept art for a hotel that bears resemblance to a Pokémon Center, much like the Celadon Hotel.

The hotel, which is located in the southeastern part of the city, is a luxurious building, where the player is not able to rent a room due to the fact that there are no Pokémon allowed in the rooms. A couple is staying here at the moment, who are here on vacation and brought their little brother, who is a bit annoyed about it. In Red and Blue (but not Pokémon Yellow), there is an invisible PC in the hotel. This fact is explained by the close resemblance between the hotel and a Pokémon Center. This was less a glitch, and more likely an oversight by the programmers, who may have forgotten to remove the code to activate the PC at that particular point, though the sprite of the PC itself is no longer there, and the player can walk through it.

Move Tutor

The man who can only be accessed by Surf gives out TM41 (Softboiled) in Generation I. In Generation III, he instead offers to directly teach this move to certain Pokémon.

Celadon Gym

Main article: Celadon Gym

The Celadon Gym is the official Gym of Celadon City. It is based on Grass-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Erika. Trainers who defeat her receive the Rainbow Badge.

The Celadon Gym is a garden full of Trainers. It is impossible to reach Erika without fighting at least two other Trainers and using Cut. In all versions and adaptations of Pokémon, Celadon Gym is consistently rendered as a greenhouse.

In the anime, Celadon Gym appeared in Pokémon Scent-Sation!. Attached to the Celadon Gym is a perfume shop, run by Erika herself. Ash wanted to challenge Erika to a Gym battle, but the workers at the Gym refused to allow his entry because he had earlier criticized a perfume shop, saying that all they do is turn men into zombies. They kicked him out of the shop for insulting them and when Ash found out that the Gym is where the perfume was manufactured, he was visibly shocked.

Demographics

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

The population of Celadon City is 82 (72, excluding the Team Rocket members in the Rocket Hideout), making it the largest city in Kanto, beating even its skyscraper-clustered neighbor Saffron City. Celadon City's large population is partly due to the Department store and the Team Rocket Hideout.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the population of Celadon City is 68. Celadon City lost its population from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen to Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. Since Team Rocket's disband, it may have caused Celadon City to decline.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up At the end of the short path beyond the cuttable bush (hidden)  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether In the far northwest corner of the city, behind the buildings  FR  LG 
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up In the southeastern-most part of the city (hidden)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM18 (Counter) Received from a clerk on the third floor of the Celadon Department Store  R  B  Y 
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 (Ice Beam) Received from a girl on the roof of the Celadon Department Store in exchange for Fresh Water  R  B  Y 
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM48 (Rock Slide) Received from a girl on the roof of the Celadon Department Store in exchange for Soda Pop  R  B  Y 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 (Tri Attack) Received from a girl on the roof of the Celadon Department Store in exchange for Lemonade  R  B  Y 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 (Light Screen) Received from a girl on the roof of the Celadon Department Store in exchange for Fresh Water  FR  LG 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 (Safeguard) Received from a girl on the roof of the Celadon Department Store in exchange for Soda Pop  FR  LG 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 (Reflect) Received from a girl on the roof of the Celadon Department Store in exchange for Lemonade  FR  LG 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM41 (Softboiled) Received from the man across the pond (requires Surf)  R  B  Y 
Bag Coin Case Sprite.png Coin Case Received from a man in the restaurant  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers Inside one of the restaurant's trash cans (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag TM Unknown Sprite.png TM03 (Curse) Obtained by listening to man's story on the Celadon Mansion's roof at night  G  S  C 
Bag Spell Tag Sprite.png Spell Tag Obtained by listening to man's story on the Celadon Condominium's roof at night  HG  SS 
Bag Tea Sprite.png Tea Obtained from an old lady in Celadon Mansion  FR  LG 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 (Recycle) At the end of the narrow pathway to the north of the city  HG  SS 
Bag GB Sounds Sprite.png GB Sounds Reward from Game Freak employee for collecting all 16 Badges  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Wild Pokémon can be found in the pond in the center of the city.

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
133 Eevee
R B Y
Gift Gift
25 One
Fishing
129 Magikarp
R B Y
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
060 Poliwag
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
118 Goldeen
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
061 Poliwhirl
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
23 50%
079 Slowpoke
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 50%
118 Goldeen
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
5-20 100%
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 II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
088 Grimer
G S C
Surfing Surfing
15-24 90%
089 Muk
G S C
Surfing Surfing
15-19 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.

Generation III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
133 Eevee
FR LG
Gift Gift
25 One
Fishing and Surfing
054 Psyduck
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
5-40 99%
079 Slowpoke
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
5-40 99%
109 Koffing
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
30-40 1%
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 100%
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 99%
088 Grimer
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-40 1%
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

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Headbutt
021 Spearow
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
11-20 80%
214 Heracross
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
11-17 20%
415 Combee
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
10-20 20%
Surfing
088 Grimer
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
15-20 90%
089 Muk
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
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.

Differences between generations

Between Generation I and III, there have being some little and unnoticeable chances to Celadon City. Mostly, there are only aesthetic changes between building designs. A fountain has been added to the western side of the city. The small pond in the center of the city now has small hints of pollution, with Grimer and Koffing appearing on rare occasions, as an allusion to the previous generation.

In Generation II, Celadon City has changed quite a bit. Some buildings have been removed and some have been added. There is a café located on the eastern side of town, and the Department Store has been moved the far western side of town. Over the course of two years, the small pond has grown very polluted; only Grimer and Muk can be found there. Like Generation III, Generation IV has the added fountain to the western side of the city. The central pond has been extended southward with a bridge going across it.

In the spin-off games

In Pokémon Pinball

In Pokémon Pinball, Celadon City appears on the Blue table. Catchable Pokémon include Vulpix, Meowth, Mankey, Scyther, Pinsir, Eevee, Porygon and Dratini.

In the anime

Celadon City in the anime
Celadon City Hall

Ash, Misty, and Brock arrive in Celadon City in Pokémon Scent-sation! so that Ash could challenge the Gym Leader, Erika. She initially refuses to battle him due to the fact that he offended her by insulting her perfume, so Ash sneaks into the Celadon Gym disguised as a girl and answering to the name "Ashley". When Team Rocket's interference causes a fire to start inside the Gym, Erika's Gloom is trapped inside. Ash saves the Pokémon despite its stench, and Erika awards him the Rainbow Badge for his courage.

Ash and his friends briefly revisit Celadon City in The Punchy Pokémon after they just left it. Although it is not mentioned in the episode, according to official art for the P1 Grand Prix from the Game Freak website the P1 Grand Prix takes place in the Celadon City Hall.

In Chikorita's Big Upset, it is mentioned that Celadon City has a university, where the episode's Nurse Joy studied Pokémon psychology. In a later episode it is revealed that Professor Oak used to teach there, and Foster was one of his top students.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Celadon City has appeared in Wartortle Wars, Tauros the Tyrant!, The Jynx Jinx, A Tale of Ninetales, Blame It On Eevee and Meanwhile... Vileplume! in the Red, Green & Blue chapter of Pokémon Adventures.

It first appeared when Green was trying to sell more counterfeit Accessories by the riverside, but tried to escape on her stolen Wartortle but was stopped in her tracks by Red's Snorlax, but had managed to steal Red's Badges. Which Red later found out at the Celadon Hotel next to the Pokémon Center.

On the outskirts of town, Red and Blue crashed into each other, in the process switching their Pokémon by accident, but they were eventually returned to their original trainers. Three days later, Red caught an Eevee that can change between each of its evolutions, as requested by the city's Gym Leader, Erika.

Like in the anime, Celadon City has a university at which Erika teaches in addition to her duties as Gym Leader.

In the Yellow chapter, Yellow ended up at Celadon City having escaped from Lorelei, and was greeted by Erika and several of her students. Super Nerd Miles, another one of Erika's students, then appeared disguised as Red. He knocked Erika out, overwhelmed Yellow and tried to run away with Pika but was stopped by the four "Alliance of Justice" Gym Leaders. A Gastly then materialized out of Miles, implying that he was possessed. Blue arrived and defeated the Gastly, then led Yellow to a place to train. Later on, Celadon is attacked by an army of Shellder and Cloyster. Erika, while protecting her Gym, found out that the Elite Four were after her Badge.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Celadon City in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Celadon City appeared in Pikachu Was Kidnapped!!.

Trivia

  • Its Japanese motto is タマムシ にじいろ ゆめの いろ "Tamamushi, the color of rainbow dreams".
  • Many Gym Leaders have appeared at one point or another within Celadon City. Erika, as its own Gym Leader, resides there, while Jasmine, Falkner, Janine, Maylene, and Crasher Wake stop by at times during Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. Giovanni also appears here during Generation I and its remakes, as the Rocket Boss in the hideout under the Game Corner, while Blue is known to have visited the city to challenge Erika in Generation I and its remakes. Brock and Misty also have visited the city, along with Ash, in the anime episode Pokémon Scent-sation!.
  • Its motto before Generation IV was "The City of Rainbow Dreams".
  • In Generation I, the two Team Rocket Grunts that can be seen in the city remain even after Team Rocket is thwarted by the player at Silph Co. This was corrected in Generation III.
  • Celadon City is one of two cities that is more populous than the largest city in its region, the other being Nimbasa City. They are more populous than Saffron City and Castelia City, respectively.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese タマムシシティ Tamamushi City 玉虫色 (tamamushi iro) refers to the iridescent colors of the jewel beetle.
Jewel beetles reflect a rainbow of colors, most noticeably green.
English Celadon City From celadon, a light grayish green color.
French Céladopole From céladon and the suffix -pole, meaning city.
Czech Seladonové město Seladon mean celadon (a kind of people), město means city (or town)
German Prismania City From Prisma, prism.
Italian Azzurropoli From azzurro, azure, and the suffix -poli, meaning city.
Polish Prizmania From German Prismania.
Spanish Ciudad Azulona From azulón, azure.
Korean 무지개시티 Mujigae City 무지개 (mujigae) means rainbow.
Chinese (Mandarin) 彩虹市 Cǎihóng Shì 彩虹 (cǎihóng) means "rainbow."
Chinese (Cantonese) 彩色市 Coisik Si 彩色 (coisik) means "rainbow-colored."
Indonesian Kota Seladon (Pokémon Pocket Monsters only) Transliteration from its English name.



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