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Cerulean City

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Cerulean City ハナダシティ
Hanada City
"The Floral Lagoon City"
Cerulean City HGSS.png
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Cerulean City in {{{variable2}}}.
Map description
A beautiful city with flowing water and blooming flowers.
Cerulean City Gym - Kanto Gym #2
Misty
Misty
Water-type
specialist Gym
Cascade Badge
Cascade Badge
Cerulean City Gym - Kanto Gym #2
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Water-type
specialist Gym
Cascade Badge
Cascade Badge
Cerulean City Gym - Kanto Gym #2
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Water-type
specialist Gym
Cascade Badge
Cascade Badge
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Route 24
 
Route 4
Cerulean City
Route 9
 
Route 5
 
Location
Kanto Cerulean City Map.png
Location of Cerulean City in Kanto.
Cerulean City RBY.png Cerulean City GSC.png Cerulean City FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III

Cerulean City (Japanese: ハナダシティ Hanada City) is a seaside city located in northern Kanto. It is situated near a sea inlet to the north, with Saffron City to the south, and Mt. Moon to the west. It is home to Misty, the Cerulean City Gym Leader.

The city is one of only two cities in Kanto to have four different routes enter the city, the other being Saffron City. Cerulean is a mid-sized city with a few attractions, including the Bike Shop and the Berry Powder man.

Places of interest

Bike Shop

Main article: Miracle Cycle

In Generation I, the Bike Shop sells Bicycles produced by the company. Designs range from a plain city bike to a fast mountain bike; however, the player can only ever get one: the Bicycle. It can be bought for PokémonDollar.png1,000,000 or exchanged for a Bike Voucher. As only PokémonDollar.png999,999 can be held at maximum, there is no way for the player to obtain a Bicycle without a Bike Voucher. The Pokémon Fan Club Chairman in Vermilion City will hand over his Bike Voucher if the player listens to him talk about his Rapidash.

In Generation II, the shop is closed because the owner decided to move the shop to Goldenrod City in the Johto region. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, however, the shop in Kanto is also open, although nothing is obtainable inside. The manager mentions that since all the bicycles have been shipped to Johto for sale, all he has left to sell are inflatable tubes. The That Town, These People radio show profile of Cerulean City mentions this as well.

The name "Miracle Cycle" only appears in the Japanese games. In the English versions, the Miracle Cycle Shops are just called "Bike Shops" and no mention of Miracle Cycle is made at all.

Trendsetter of the Bicycle Boom
Cerulean Bike Main Shop

Cerulean Cave

Main article: Cerulean Cave

On the outskirts of Cerulean City lies Cerulean Cave, also known as the Unknown Dungeon. It is said to be home to "horribly strong Pokémon". The player can capture the level 70 Mewtwo in the Generation I, III, and IV games. Only Trainers who compete and win in the Pokémon League at Indigo Plateau may enter due to the strength of the Pokémon in the cave. Mewtwo lies at the end of the cave, the only one of its species in the game.

Another addition in FireRed and LeafGreen is that Trainers are now required to further prove themselves before entering the cave by completing the quest on the Sevii Islands and restoring the Network Machine to operational status. This stipulation may or may not have been added due to the addition of Wobbuffet to the cave's selection of wild Pokémon, and the old set of requirements that would have allowed players to enter the cave before obtaining the National Pokédex.

In Generation II, the Dungeon has collapsed, but Mewtwo's Berserk Gene has been left behind. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, however, the cave is still open. The Pokégear map mentions that it once collapsed but was rebuilt, and Mewtwo can still be found inside.

Cerulean Gym

Main article: Cerulean Gym

The Cerulean Gym is the official Gym of Cerulean City. It is based on Water-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Misty. Trainers who defeat her will receive the Cascade Badge. Other known Gym members include Swimmer Briana, Swimmer Parker, Swimmer Diana, Swimmer Luis, and Picnicker Diana. The Cerulean Gym is designed like an indoor swimming pool, with platforms above the water for the player to walk on. There are no puzzles to solve in this Gym.

Berry Powder man

In FireRed and LeafGreen, there is a man in a cottage in the northern part of town who concocts a variety of medicines from Berry Powder and will exchange Berry Powder for rare and valuable items. When he is first visited, he gives the player the Powder Jar, and will ask the player to make some Berry Powder from the new machine that crushes Berries in the Pokémon Center upstairs. There is also a sign on his wall that keeps a record of pressing-speed ranking the player achieves.

Berry Powder
EnergyPowder EnergyPowder
50 units
Energy Root Energy Root
80 units
Heal Powder Heal Powder
50 units
Revival Herb Revival Herb
300 units
Protein Protein
1000 units
Iron Iron
1000 units
Carbos Carbos
1000 units
Calcium Calcium
1000 units
Zinc Zinc
1000 units
HP Up HP Up
1000 units
PP Up PP Up
3000 units

Gym Badge man

In Generations I and III, there is a man in a cottage in the northwest corner of the city who will explain exactly what the effects are for each of the eight Indigo League Gym Badges. He also has a small backyard, where a Rare Candy can be found hidden among the flowers.

Burgled house

In Generations I and III, a Team Rocket Grunt stole TM28 (Dig) from its owner, leaving the house a mess. After defeating the Grunt, the player will receive the TM from him. The owner then says that since the TM was stolen, he'll find a way of teaching Dig to Diglett without a TM.

The house is initially inaccessible because a Cerulean Police Officer (Officer Jenny in Yellow) blocks the door. The officer will only move aside from the door after the player talks to Bill at his Sea Cottage on Route 25.

In Generations II and IV, the man is actively fighting against robbers so the situation that occurred to him and his wife three years prior does not happen again. When he learns about the Team Rocket Grunt who stole the Machine Part, he gets upset and claims that he won't even reconsider not reporting the Team Rocket Grunt if he turns out to be the same thief from three years ago.

There's a notice outside the house in Generation II and HeartGold and SoulSilver that reads:

Generation II

There's a notice
here...
Stamp out thievery
and make the city
a friendlier, more
cheerful place!
CERULEAN POLICE

Generation IV

There's a notice here...
Stamp out thievery and make the city
a friendlier, more cheerful place!
Cerulean Police

Demographics

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the population of Cerulean City is 32.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the population of Cerulean City is 33, having increased by one since Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Poké Mart

Generation I and III
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion*
Pokémon Dollar700
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar250
Burn Heal Burn Heal
Pokémon Dollar250
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Escape Rope Escape Rope*
Pokémon Dollar550
Repel Repel
Pokémon Dollar350
Generation II
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Full Heal Full Heal
Pokémon Dollar600
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Dire Hit Dire Hit
Pokémon Dollar650
Super Repel Super Repel
Pokémon Dollar500
unknown Surf Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
X Attack X Attack
Pokémon Dollar550
X Defend X Defend
Pokémon Dollar550

Generation IV - Bottom
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
Pokémon Dollar1200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar200
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
Generation IV - Top
Air Mail Air Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Quick Ball Quick Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Fab Mail Sprite.png Fab Mail Held by ZYNX, a Jynx the player can obtain in a trade  FR  LG 
Bag Fame Checker Sprite.png Fame Checker Received from Blue after defeating him  FR  LG 
Bag Powder Jar Sprite.png Powder Jar Received from an old man in the house second to the right of Cerulean Cave  FR  LG 
Bag Bicycle Sprite.png Bicycle Received from Bike Shop Owner in return for a Bike Voucher  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy In the backyard of the Gym Badge man's house (hidden)  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 (Dig) Received from Team Rocket Grunt after defeating him  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag None Sprite.png Berserk Gene Near where the entrance to Cerulean Cave would have been (requires Surf) (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget Southeast of the entrance to Cerulean Cave (requires Surf) (hidden)  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Wild Pokémon can be found in the water inside the Cerulean Gym (Generation I only), as well as in the channel along the northwest edge of town.

In the house next to the Pokémon Center, there is a man who will trade his Jynx for a Poliwhirl in Pokémon Red and Blue and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
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%
054 Psyduck
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 33%
098 Krabby
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 33%
118 Goldeen
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 33%
118 Goldeen
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-30 70%
119 Seaking
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-40 30%
Gift Pokémon
001 Bulbasaur
R B Y
Gift Gift
10 One
Special Pokémon
124 Jynx
R B Y
061 Trade
Poliwhirl
The same as the Traded Pokémon 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 II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
Surfing
118 Goldeen
G S C
Surfing Surfing
5-14 90%
119 Seaking
G S C
Surfing Surfing
10-14 10%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
098 Krabby
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
098 Krabby
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 55%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
222 Corsola
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 10% 10% 0%
120 Staryu
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 0% 0% 10%
098 Krabby
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 60%
222 Corsola
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 30% 30% 0%
120 Staryu
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 0% 0% 30%
099 Kingler
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
Inside Gym
Fishing
098 Krabby
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 100%
098 Krabby
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
222 Corsola
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 30% 30% 0%
120 Staryu
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 0% 0% 30%
098 Krabby
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 60%
222 Corsola
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 30% 30% 0%
120 Staryu
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 0% 0% 30%
099 Kingler
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 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  
Surfing
072 Tentacool
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
5-40 100%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
116 Horsea
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
116 Horsea
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
098 Krabby
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
098 Krabby
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
116 Horsea
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 84%
098 Krabby
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 84%
130 Gyarados
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 15%
054 Psyduck
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 1%
079 Slowpoke
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 1%
Special Pokémon
124 Jynx
FR LG
061 Trade
Poliwhirl
The same as the Traded Pokémon 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

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
5-10 90%
119 Seaking
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
10 10%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 90%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 7%
119 Seaking
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 3%
Headbutt
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
11-16 50%
204 Pineco
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
11-13 30%
415 Combee
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
11-16 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 I

Pokémon Red and Blue

Bulbasaur If the player chose Bulbasaur:



Charmander If the player chose Charmander:



Squirtle If the player chose Squirtle:



Pokémon Yellow




Trainer Pokémon
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png510
066 Machop Lv.17
No item
096 Drowzee Lv.17
No item

Generation III

BulbasaurIf the player chose Bulbasaur:



Charmander If the player chose Charmander:



Squirtle If the player chose Squirtle:




Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png544
066 Machop Lv.17
No item
096 Drowzee Lv.17
No item

Trainer Tips

Generation I

TRAINER TIPS
Pressing B Button
during evolution
cancels the whole
process.

Generation III

TRAINER TIPS
A POKéMON can be made to hold
an item.
Some items can even be used by
the holding POKéMON in battle.

In the spin-off games

In Pokémon Pinball

In Pokémon Pinball, Cerulean City appears on the Red and Blue tables; catchable Pokémon include Caterpie, Oddish, Meowth, Psyduck, Mankey, Abra, Bellsprout, Krabby, Goldeen and Jynx.

In the anime

Cerulean City first appeared in The Water Flowers of Cerulean City, where Ash decides to challenge the Cerulean Gym.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Cerulean City is first visited in the Red, Green & Blue chapter in Suddenly Starmie as the place where Misty's mansion and the Cerulean Gym are located. Its streets surround a canal full of boats, resembling Venice. Red and Misty also train here to defeat Team Rocket.

Trivia

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ハナダシティ Hanada City 縹色 (hanada iro) refers to a light blue color.
English Cerulean City From cerulean, a deep blue color.
French Azuria From azur, azure.
Czech Blankytné město Blankyt means azure, město is city (or town)
German Azuria City From Azur, azure.
Italian Celestopoli From celeste, light blue, and the suffix -poli, meaning city.
Polish Azuria From German and French Azuria.
Spanish Ciudad Celeste
"Ciudad Azulona"
Ciudad Cerulean
Celeste means light blue.
Korean 블루시티 Blue City 블루 is a transliteration of blue.
Chinese (Mandarin) 華藍市/华蓝市 Huálán Shì
花藍市/花蓝市 Huālán Shì *
華藍/华蓝 (huálán) means "magnificent blue", but can also mean "blue blossoms".
花蓝 (huālán) means "floral blue".
Chinese (Cantonese) 淺藍市 Cinlaam Si 淺藍 (cinlaam) means "light blue".
Indonesian Kota Serulin (Pokémon Pocket Monsters only) Transliteration from its English name.




Kanto
Boulder Badge.png Cascade Badge.png Thunder Badge.png Rainbow Badge.png Soul Badge.png Marsh Badge.png Volcano Badge.png Earth Badge.png
Settlements
Pallet TownViridian CityPewter CityCerulean CityVermilion CityLavender Town
Celadon CitySaffron CityFuchsia CityCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau
Routes
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Landmarks
Professor Oak's LaboratoryViridian ForestDiglett's CavePewter Museum of ScienceMt. Moon (Square) • Cerulean Cave
Underground Path (Routes 5-6)Underground Path (Routes 7-8)S.S. AnneS.S. AquaCerulean CapeRock Tunnel
Power PlantCycling RoadRocket HideoutSilph Co.Magnet TrainPokémon TowerSafari Zone/Pal Park
Seafoam IslandsPokémon MansionPokémon LabPokémon League Reception GateVictory RoadTohjo Falls
Access to
Sevii IslandsJohto

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