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Ecruteak City

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Ecruteak City エンジュシティ
Enju City
"A Historical City"
Ecruteak City HGSS.png
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Map description
A city that even now bears the marks of its history.
Ecruteak City Gym - Johto Gym #4
Morty
Morty
Ghost-type
specialist Gym
Fog Badge
Fog Badge
Ecruteak City Gym - Johto Gym #4
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Fog Badge
Ecruteak City Gym - Johto Gym #4
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Fog Badge
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Route 38
Ecruteak City
Route 42
 
Route 37
 
Location
Johto Ecruteak City Map.png
Location of Ecruteak City in Johto.
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Gen II
Ecruteak City in Gold and Silver

Ecruteak City (Japanese: エンジュシティ Enju City) is an old-fashioned city located in northern Johto, situated in the woods between tall Mt. Mortar and the open fields near Johto's western shores.

As with many of the larger cities in the Pokémon world, Ecruteak has a Pokémon Gym, led by Morty, who specializes in Ghost-type Pokémon and hands out the Fog Badge to those who defeat him.

Ecruteak is known as a historical and mythical city; fittingly, its buildings all feature traditional Japanese architecture, while the tallest building in the city, and perhaps all of Johto, is the ten-story Bell Tower in the city's northeast corner, built nearly a millennium before the events of the games. The city is known as being a centerpoint of the legendary Pokémon native to the Johto region, with the great Ho-Oh once being said to have roosted atop the Bell Tower, and having created three legendary beasts of the Pokémon who perished when the Brass Tower burned down.

Places of interest

Kimono Dance Theater

The Kimono Dance Theater is where the Kimono Girls dance and battle. The director will give the player the HM for Surf in Generation II, after defeating the Kimono Girls, and in Generation IV, after defeating a rude Team Rocket Grunt. Each of the five Kimono Girls has an evolution of Eevee: Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, and Umbreon. In Generation II, the player can freely choose their order of facing Kimono Girls. In Generation IV however, each of the Kimono Girls fight in a synchronized order, and the player must go through multiple battles until all five are defeated.

Trainers

Generation II
Trainer Pokémon
Kimono Girl Naoko
Kimono Girl Naoko
コウメ Koume
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1224
136 Flareon Lv.17
No item
Kimono Girl Sayo
Kimono Girl Sayo
サクラ Sakura
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1224
196 Espeon Lv.17
No item
Kimono Girl Zuki
Kimono Girl Zuki
タマオ Tamao
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1224
197 Umbreon Lv.17
No item
Kimono Girl Kuni
Kimono Girl Kuni
スモモ Sumomo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1224
134 Vaporeon Lv.17
No item
Kimono Girl Miki
Kimono Girl Miki
サツキ Satsuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1224
135 Jolteon 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.

Generation IV
Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
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109 Koffing Lv.12
No item
After earning the Rising Badge
Kimono Girl Zuki
Kimono Girl Zuki
タマオ Tamao
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197 Umbreon Lv.38
No item
Kimono Girl Naoko
Kimono Girl Naoko
コウメ Koume
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196 Espeon Lv.38
No item
Kimono Girl Miki
Kimono Girl Miki
サツキ Satsuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png4560
136 Flareon Lv.38
No item
Kimono Girl Sayo
Kimono Girl Sayo
サクラ Sakura
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135 Jolteon Lv.38
No item
Kimono Girl Kuni
Kimono Girl Kuni
コモモ Komomo
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134 Vaporeon Lv.38
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Burned Tower

Main article: Burned Tower

The sad remains of this once-great tower, in the northwestern corner of the city, are all that is left after a fire engulfed it 150 years before the events of the games. It was once as majestic as the Bell Tower to the east, with the two towers representative of where Pokémon awakened and where they slept.

According to some legends, Lugia once perched on this tower; however, others place Lugia as always living in the Whirl Islands. Three legendary beasts make their home in the basement of the tower, given new life after it burned down by Ho-Oh, who once perched atop the Bell Tower.

Promotional artwork by Midori Harada for HeartGold and SoulSilver

The player's rival, exploring the area, will challenge him or her a third time when he or she arrives here.

Burned Tower
It was destroyed by a mysterious fire.
Please stay away, as it is unsafe.

Barrier Station to Bell Tower

The Barrier Station to Bell Tower is located in the north of Ecruteak City. This gate houses three sages, collectively called the Wise Trio (Japanese: 3にんしゅう group of 3 men). It serves to prevent the player proceeding to Bell Tower until they have the Fog Badge. In Pokémon Crystal, the three sages battle the player before allowing passage.

Barrier Station to Bell Tower
No Trespassing by the Unworthy

Trainers

Pokémon Crystal
Trainer Pokémon
Sage Gaku
Sage Gaku
モウカイ Mōkai
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164 Noctowl Lv.32
No item
136 Flareon Lv.32
No item
Sage Masa
Sage Masa
タイソウ Taisō
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164 Noctowl Lv.32
No item
135 Jolteon Lv.32
No item
Sage Koji
Sage Koji
エイセン Eisen
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164 Noctowl Lv.32
No item
134 Vaporeon Lv.32
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.

Bellchime Trail

Main article: Bellchime Trail

Bellchime Trail is a short path between Ecruteak City and the Bell Tower. In Generation II, it was unnamed and simply considered a part of Ecruteak City.

Bell Tower

Main article: Bell Tower

A majestic tower to the east, the Bell Tower is where Ho-Oh was once said to roost. With the Rainbow Wing, the player is able to prove to Ho-Oh that he or she is a pure-hearted person who will bring Pokémon and people back into harmony with one another.

On the first floor, Suicune lingers in Pokémon Crystal, awaiting the player's arrival with a Clear Bell.

Demographics

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Ecruteak City's population is 46, making it the fourth-largest city in Johto, behind Goldenrod City, Violet City, and Olivine City.

Poké Mart

Generation II
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
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
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar1500
Generation IV
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Heal Ball Heal Ball
Pokémon Dollar300
Net Ball Net Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
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
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar1500
Escape Rope Escape Rope
Pokémon Dollar550
Repel Repel
Pokémon Dollar350
Super Repel Super Repel
Pokémon Dollar500
Air Mail Air Mail
Pokémon Dollar50

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Hyper Potion Sprite.png Hyper Potion In the corner by water in the northeast (hidden)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether Near the Burned Tower (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball West side of town in a lamp post (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 (Surf) Reward from old man for defeating the Kimono Girls  G  S  C 
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 (Surf) Reward from old man for saving the Dance Theater from the Team Rocket Grunt  HG  SS 
Bag Itemfinder Sprite.png Itemfinder Gift from the person in the house to the right of the Gym  G  S  C 
Bag Dowsing MCHN IV Sprite.png Dowsing MCHN Gift from the person in the house to the right of the Gym  HG  SS 
Bag Rainbow Wing Sprite.png Rainbow Wing Reward from the wise men for capturing all three legendary beasts  C 
Bag Clear Bell Sprite.png Clear Bell Reward for defeating the Kimono Sisters  HG 
Bag Tidal Bell Sprite.png Tidal Bell Reward for defeating the Kimono Sisters  SS 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy South of the water (hidden)  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
060 Poliwag
G S C
Surfing Surfing
15-24 90%
061 Poliwhirl
G S C
Surfing Surfing
20-24 10%
Fishing
060 Poliwag
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
060 Poliwag
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
060 Poliwag
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
061 Poliwhirl
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 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.

Generation IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
060 Poliwag
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
10-25 90%
061 Poliwhirl
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
15-25 10%
Fishing
060 Poliwag
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
060 Poliwag
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
060 Poliwag
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 93%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 7%
Headbutt
102 Exeggcute
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
12-17 20%
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
12-17 50%
165 Ledyba
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
15-17 30%
167 Spinarak
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
15-17 30%
204 Pineco
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
12-14 30%
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.

In the anime

Ecruteak City in the anime

Ecruteak City appeared in A Ghost of a Chance, From Ghost to Ghost, Trouble's Brewing, Espeon, Not Included, and For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!. Additionally, it appeared in Staging a Heroes' Welcome!, as the current location of Drew, Harley, and Solidad, and in An Egg Scramble! in Lyra's presentation of the Johto region.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Ecruteak City is destroyed by an earthquake in its debut appearance in Quilava Quandary. Jasmine witnesses the incident while on her way through the city to meet the Day-Care Couple. She falls due to the ground breaking under her. She is later rescued by Gold and Silver. The whole city is evacuated, leaving only Gold and Silver in the city. They meet several Team Rocket grunts and the two executives. The earthquake is revealed to have been caused by them. The city is later rebuilt, as requested by Morty, with Jasmine supervising the workers. Yellow sets the Legendary beasts free in the Burned Tower. Crystal follows Suicune to the Bell Tower and makes a failed attempt to capture it.

Years later, in One Tough Togepi, Gold heads here to meet Morty. The city's surroundings are the first place where Arceus is seen, with Crystal attempting to capture it.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

In Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys, Gold and Whitney pass through Ecruteak City in their travels. Ecruteak City is well-known for its history and its stories of legendary Pokémon that have been passed down through generations. Points of interest include Ecruteak Gym and the Pokémon Summit, which is held annually at a stadium which was built on the land formerly occupied by the Burned Tower.

Trivia

"When my Pokémon got sick, the pharmacist in Ecruteak made some medicine for me."
  • Ecruteak's Japanese motto is むかしと いまが どうじに ながれる れきしの まち "The city where past and present concurrently flows in history".
  • An inaccessible house in Olivine City features an NPC that claims that a pharmacist in Ecruteak made medicine for her Pokémon. As the pharmacy is in Cianwood City instead, this house, which must be hacked to enter, may feature either a mistranslation or evidence of the pharmacy being in Ecruteak during the development builds of the original Gold and Silver.
    • Early beta maps of Ecruteak suggest that the Magnet Train ran through the city as well, possibly instead of through Goldenrod City. The reason they may have considered this could have to do with the fact that Kyoto, the city that Ecruteak City is based on, has its own railway system.
  • The soundtrack of HeartGold and SoulSilver reveals that the kanji for Enju are 縁寿 (longevity of a relationship).
  • Ecruteak City was the first city the developers redesigned for HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • Its English Generation II motto was "A Historical City Where the Past Meets the Present".
  • Due to the fact that the burning of the Brass Tower has eye-witnesses that the player can talk to, this would make some residents over 150 years old.
  • In the French localization of Pokémon Crystal, the Wise Trio are named Ken, Shuu and Raoh, referencing the manga Fist of the North Star.
  • A painting of Ecruteak City is on display in the Lumiose Museum in Pokémon X and Y.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese エンジュシティ Enju City From 槐 enju (Japanese Pagoda tree), 縁寿 enju (longevity of relationship) and 臙脂色 enji-iro (deep red)
English Ecruteak City From ecru and teak
French Rosalia From rosier, rose
German Teak City From Teak
Italian Amarantopoli From amaranto, amaranth
Spanish Ciudad Iris From the genus Iris
Korean 인주시티 Inju City From 인주 (印朱) inju, red stamping ink
Chinese (Mandarin) 圓朱市/圆朱市 Yuánzhū Shì Alternative reading of its Japanese name. Literally means "Round vermilion city".
Chinese (Cantonese) 圓朱市 Yuenjue Si Same as the Mandarin name.



Johto
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Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
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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

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