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Driftveil City

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Driftveil City ホドモエシティ
Hodomoe City
"A City of Billowing Sails"
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Driftveil City in {{{variable2}}}.
Map description
A port town distributing many goods, and a gateway to the Unova region.
Driftveil City Gym - Unova Gym #5
Clay
Clay
Ground-type
specialist Gym
Quake Badge
Quake Badge
Driftveil City Gym - Unova Gym #5
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specialist Gym
Quake Badge
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Driftveil City Gym - Unova Gym #5
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specialist Gym
Quake Badge
Quake Badge
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Clay Tunnel*
 
Route 6
Driftveil City
Driftveil Drawbridge
 
Cold Storage* and Pokémon World Tournament*
 
Location
Unova Driftveil City Map.png
Location of Driftveil City in Unova.

Driftveil City (Japanese: ホドモエシティ Hodomoe City) is a major ocean port city in western Unova. It has strong wind currents popular with sailboaters. More importantly, its ports are used by freighters and fishing boats that import and export goods such as vegetables in and out of Unova. A large market offering some useful items occupies part of the city. Driftveil is typically subject to precipitation year-round. In Black and White, a small beach to the east of the Pokémon Center was available to use Surf from to reach the lighthouse. In Black and White 2 however, both the beach and Lighthouse have been removed.

In Black 2 and White 2, several strange craters have appeared throughout the city. One of the craters in particular, Clay Tunnel (named after the city's Gym Leader), connects the city to an underground mining cave that stretches to the nearby Mistralton Cave, Twist Mountain, and Underground Ruins. Another crater leads to Castelia Sewers and the Relic Castle.

In Black and White, the houses in Driftveil City all had orange-colored roofs so they looked bright at sunset. However, in Black and White 2, this style has changed, and the city now sports very large emerald-colored towers, which are hotels to house the visitors of Driftveil City for the Pokémon World Tournament. Inside are tables and other furniture all covered in emeralds, which could be a result of Clay's mining operation success in Black and White two years ago; however, this is not confirmed.

The city has two possible entrances on foot: from Route 6 to the west and from the Driftveil Drawbridge to the east, which leads to Unova's central peninsula.

A hiker inside Pinwheel Forest says that trees that are cut down are sent from Driftveil City to the rest of the world.

Places of interest

Market

The market is located on the western side of the city. Herbal medicine and Moomoo Milk can be bought here. After defeating Team Plasma and obtaining the National Pokédex, a former Team Plasma Grunt sells incense for PokémonDollar.png9600 each. In Black 2 and White 2, the National Pokédex requirement is removed, and they can be bought on the first visit.

Herb Shop
Energy Root Energy Root
Pokémon Dollar800
EnergyPowder EnergyPowder
Pokémon Dollar500
Revival Herb Revival Herb
Pokémon Dollar2800
Heal Powder Heal Powder
Pokémon Dollar450

Moomoo Milk shop
Moomoo Milk Moomoo Milk
Pokémon Dollar500
Moomoo Milk Moomoo Milk*
Pokémon Dollar6000

Incenses
Full Incense Full Incense
Pokémon Dollar9600
Lax Incense Lax Incense
Pokémon Dollar9600
Luck Incense Luck Incense
Pokémon Dollar9600
Odd Incense Odd Incense
Pokémon Dollar9600
Pure Incense Pure Incense
Pokémon Dollar9600
Rock Incense Rock Incense
Pokémon Dollar9600
Rose Incense Rose Incense
Pokémon Dollar9600
Sea Incense Sea Incense
Pokémon Dollar9600
Wave Incense Wave Incense
Pokémon Dollar9600

Driftveil City Market in the anime

Lighthouse

Driftveil City has a small beach. If the player Surfs directly off the beach, they can find the lighthouse, which has a Water Stone on its shore. The lighthouse is not present in Black 2 and White 2.

Docks

There is a large shipping dock located directly south of the city. The Cold Storage can be found here.

Move Tutor

In Pokémon Black and White Versions, the Move Tutor's house is the house to the right of the market. He will teach Grass Pledge, Fire Pledge, or Water Pledge to a friendly starter Pokémon.

In Pokémon Black and White Versions 2, the Move Tutor is in a house west of the Pokémon Center. He teaches 15 moves for 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 Red Shards.

Moves taught

Black and White
Move Type Cat.
Grass Pledge  Grass  Special
Fire Pledge  Fire  Special
Water Pledge  Water  Special
Black 2 and White 2
Move Type Cat. Shards
Covet  Normal  Physical 2 0 0 0
Bug Bite  Bug  Physical 2 0 0 0
Drill Run  Ground  Physical 4 0 0 0
Bounce  Flying  Physical 4 0 0 0
Signal Beam  Bug  Special 4 0 0 0
Iron Head  Steel  Physical 4 0 0 0
Super Fang  Normal  Physical 6 0 0 0
Uproar  Normal  Special 6 0 0 0
Seed Bomb  Grass  Physical 6 0 0 0
Dual Chop  Dragon  Physical 6 0 0 0
Low Kick  Fighting  Physical 8 0 0 0
Gunk Shot  Poison  Physical 8 0 0 0
Fire Punch  Fire  Physical 10 0 0 0
ThunderPunch  Electric  Physical 10 0 0 0
Ice Punch  Ice  Physical 10 0 0 0

Driftveil Gym

Main article: Driftveil Gym

The Driftveil Gym is the official Gym of Driftveil City. The Gym Leader is Clay, who uses Ground-type Pokémon. Trainers who defeat him are awarded the Quake Badge, as well as TM78 (Bulldoze) as a reward.

Move lover's house

In the house northBW/southB2W2 of the Driftveil Market, there is a girl who requests to see a certain random TM or HM move every day. When the player presents a Pokémon that knows the move she asked for, she will reward the player with a Heart Scale. The girl will only request moves from TMs or HMs the player currently owns.

Demographics

Black and White

Driftveil City is a large city with a population of 55.

Black 2 and White 2

Driftveil City's population increases with larger population of 70.

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
Net Ball Net Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
Nest Ball Nest Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
Dusk Ball Dusk Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
BridgeMail D BridgeMail D
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 Big Pearl Sprite.png Big Pearl In market accessible by left door  B  W 
Bag Heart Scale Sprite.png Heart Scale
  • From a woman in the house northBW or southB2W2 of the market, if the player has a Pokémon knowing the asked TM move (repeatable once per day)
  • Diagonally down from the blond saleslady at the market (hidden)
 B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Expert Belt Sprite.png Expert Belt Received from a man in black at the market, if the player has a Pokémon that is level 30 or higher  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Shell Bell Sprite.png Shell Bell Received from an old man in a house east of the market, if the player has seen more than 50BW or 70B2W2 Pokémon  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Repeat Ball Sprite.png Repeat Ball ×3 From a girl at Pokémon Center, upstairs  B  W 
Bag Luxury Ball Sprite.png Luxury Ball ×3 From a girl at Pokémon Center, upstairs  B2  W2 
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry Held by Basculin obtained in a trade  B  W 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball Northwest, near Route 6  B  W 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball Left of the statue by the Driftveil Bridge (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 (Fly) Given after beating Bianca  B  W 
Bag Water Stone Sprite.png Water Stone Next to the lighthouse (requires Surf)  B  W 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 (Embargo) In the market accessible by the left door  B2  W2 
Bag Calcium Sprite.png Calcium Near the stone bridge  B2  W2 
Bag Everstone Sprite.png Everstone From a Butler on 23F of the building just south of the market  B2  W2 
Bag Air Balloon Sprite.png Air Balloon From an old man on 25F of the building just west of the Pokémon Center  B2  W2 
Bag Big Root Sprite.png Big Root From a man on 25F of the green and gray building just west of the water  B2  W2 
Bag Haban Berry Sprite.png Haban Berry From the Axew on 19F of the building just east of the market  B2  W2 
Bag Rare Bone Sprite.png Rare Bone In the pile of dirt on the construction site, accessible during the post-game (hidden)  W2 

Pokémon

Pokémon Black and White

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
592 Frillish
B W
Surfing Surfing
10-25 50%
592F Frillish
B W
Surfing Surfing
10-25 50%
Rippling water
594 Alomomola
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
10-30 95%
593 Jellicent
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
10-30 2.5%
593F Jellicent
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
10-30 2.5%
Fishing
098 Krabby
B W
Super Rod Fishing
35-55 65%
170 Chinchou
B W
Super Rod Fishing
35-55 30%
370 Luvdisc
B W
Super Rod Fishing
35-55, 60 5%
Rippling water
170 Chinchou
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
35-60 60%
370 Luvdisc
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
35-60 30%
099 Kingler
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
35-70 5%
171 Lanturn
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
35-70 5%
Special Pokémon
550 Basculin
Red-Striped
B W
572 Trade
Minccino
25 One
550B Basculin
Blue-Striped
B W
572 Trade
Minccino
25 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.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
570 Zorua
B2 W2
Gift Gift
25 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.

Trainers

Pokémon Black and White

Motorcyclist Charles asks the player to try a new kind of battling called Rotation BattleB/Triple BattleW.



Bianca is battled after the player has won the Quake Badge.

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Post-game

After trading with Kyle and stopping Team Plasma, Kyle will challenge the player to a battle in which he uses the evolved form of the Minccino that the player traded to him.

Trainer Pokémon
Youngster Kyle
Youngster Kyle
ナオキ Naoki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1040
573 Cinccino/ Lv.65
No item

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Charles can again be found behind the Driftveil Market, challenging the player to a Triple BattleB2/Rotation BattleW2.






Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



In the anime

Driftveil City in the anime

Ash and his friends were in Driftveil City from The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue! until Battling the King of the Mines!, except in Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2 where they stayed on Milos Island the whole time.

Here Ash met a local biker named Charles whose secret identity was "Mighty Accelguard" and aided him in battling Cryogonal Man and Team Vanillite. In A Call for Brotherly Love!, Chili visited the city in order to battle his brother, Cilan. The group also met Clay during this time who denied Ash a battle twice before finally accepting his challenge in Battling the King of the Mines!.

In the TCG

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

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Eevee Colorless Dark Explorers Common 2831/108 Dark Rush Common 058/069
 

Trivia

  • Driftveil City's Japanese motto is 船の帆と 渦巻く水のこと "Ship sails and swirling water".

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ホドモエシティ Hodomoe City 帆巴 hodomoe, "sail swirl": a mon that resembles sails set in a circle (example).
English Driftveil City From cloud drift and the word "veil". May also be from velum (sail-shaped cloud).
French Port Yoneuve From port, porion (miner master) and neuve (new).
German Marea City From the Latin mare (sea).
Italian Libecciopoli From Libeccio.
Spanish Ciudad Fayenza From fayenza, faience.
Korean 물풍경시티 Mulpunggyeong City Possibly from 물 (mul) water and 풍경 (風景) punggyeong, landscape.
Chinese (Mandarin) 帆巴市 Fānbā Shì From 帆巴 hodomoe. 帆 fān means "sail".



Unova
Trio Badge.png Basic Badge.png Insect Badge.png Bolt Badge.png Quake Badge.png Jet Badge.png Freeze Badge.png Legend Badge.png
Basic Badge.png Toxic Badge.png Insect Badge.png Bolt Badge.png Quake Badge.png Jet Badge.png Legend Badge.png Wave Badge.png
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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