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Fortree City

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Fortree City ヒワマキシティ
Hiwamaki City
"The treetop city that frolics with nature."
Fortree City.png
Fortree City in {{{variable2}}}.
Map description
The people and the Pokémon of this city follow nature's cues to rise each morning and end each day.
Fortree City Gym - Hoenn Gym #6
specialist Gym
Feather Badge
Feather Badge
Fortree City Gym - Hoenn Gym #6
specialist Gym
Feather Badge
Feather Badge
Fortree City Gym - Hoenn Gym #6
specialist Gym
Feather Badge
Feather Badge
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Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Champion [[{{{champion}}}|{{{champion}}}]]
[[| League]]
Elite Four
Elite Four
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Route 119
Fortree City
Route 120
Hoenn Fortree City Map.png
Location of Fortree City in Hoenn.

Fortree City (Japanese: ヒワマキシティ Hiwamaki City) is a city, roughly between Mauville and Lilycove, in the Hoenn region. To its west are Route 119 and the Weather Institute, and to its east Route 120 and the Safari Zone. The city's motto is "The Treetop City that Frolics with Nature."

The residents of Fortree City live in treehouses and get around by a system of rope bridges that hang in the treetops. Due to the physical exertion needed for such a lifestyle, they are all healthy and fit, and by preserving Fortree's natural environment they are able to live nearer to wild Pokémon than the residents of most other cities. Wild Bug-type Pokémon often fly in through the windows, and from time to time wild Kecleon will block paths in the city. The heavy rainfall saturates the soil and lets the trees grow tall.

Places of interest

Residential houses

A woman in one of the houses of Fortree City will give away TM10 (Hidden Power) if the player can guess which hand she is hiding a coin in three times. A boy in one of the houses will trade his Skitty (nicknamed Skitit) for a Pikachu in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, and his Plusle (nicknamed Pluses) for a Volbeat in Pokémon Emerald. In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Elyssa will trade her Skitty (nicknamed Skitit) for a Spinda. The Pokémon will be at level 30 and hold a Magost Berry.

Desk and chair shop

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, there is a shop in the southeastern corner of Fortree City that sells a variety of Secret Base decorations. There are two counters, the one on the left is selling desks and the one on the right is selling chairs.

Desk shop
SmallDeskSprite.png Small Desk
PokemonDeskSprite.png Pokémon Desk
HeavyDeskSprite.png Heavy Desk
RaggedDeskSprite.png Ragged Desk
ComfortDeskSprite.png Comfort Desk
BrickDeskSprite.png Brick Desk
CampDeskSprite.png Camp Desk
HardDeskSprite.png Hard Desk
Chair shop
SmallChairSprite.png Small Chair
PokemonChairSprite.png Pokémon Chair
HeavyChairSprite.png Heavy Chair
RaggedChairSprite.png Ragged Chair
ComfortChairSprite.png Comfort Chair
BrickChairSprite.png Brick Chair
CampChairSprite.png Camp Chair
HardChairSprite.png Hard Chair

Secret Base Guild

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Secret Base decoration shop is replaced with the Secret Base Guild. This is where the player can meet and battle Aarune, and also serves as a place to buy Secret Base decorations from.

Desks and chairs
None.png Small Chair
None.png Poké Ball Chair
None.png Heavy Chair
None.png Soft Chair*
None.png Rough Chair*
None.png Small Desk
None.png Poké Ball Desk
None.png Heavy Desk
None.png Rough Desk*
None.png Soft Desk*
Other decorations
None.png Fence
None.png Makiwara
None.png Tall Grass
None.png Gym Statue
None.png Boppoyama
None.png Comfortable Bed
None.png Glitter Mat
None.png Jump Mat
None.png Spin Mat*
None.png Pitfall Mat*
None.png Red Spin Panel
None.png Blue Spin Panel*
None.png Toy PC*

Fortree Gym

Main article: Fortree Gym

The Fortree Gym is the official Gym of Fortree City. Fortree's Gym Leader, Winona, uses Flying-type Pokémon. When defeated, she awards the challenger the Feather Badge, which allows the player to use Fly outside of battle, as well as TM40 (Aerial Ace). Fortree Gym is inaccessible at first due to an invisible Kecleon; the player must use the Devon Scope, given to the player on Route 120 by Steven, to gain access to the Gym. The Gym's passages are blocked by rotating doors that turn when the player walks through them, requiring the player to backtrack and go through certain gates multiple times to access the Gym Leader.


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Fortree City's has a total population of 36, making it a medium-sized city by Hoenn standards.

Pokémon Emerald

In Pokémon Emerald, Fortree City's has a total population of 39.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Fortree City has a total population of 37.

Poké Mart

Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar250
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Super Repel Super Repel
Pokémon Dollar500
Wood Mail Wood Mail
Pokémon Dollar50


Item Location Games
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 (Hidden Power) Received from an old woman inside the house northwest of the Gym after clearing her guessing game  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Bag Mental Herb Sprite.png Mental Herb Received from the boy in the easternmost house after finding his Wingull in Mossdeep City  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 (Grass Knot) Behind the Fortree Gym (requires the Devon Scope)  OR  AS 
Bag None Sprite.png Stairs Received from a girl in a house just east of the Poké Mart  OR  AS 
Bag None Sprite.png Proclamation Received from Aarune during the first visit at the Secret Base Guild  OR  AS 
Bag Glitter Mail Sprite.png Glitter Mail Held by Skitit, a Skitty the player can receive in a trade  R  S 
Bag Wood Mail Sprite.png Wood Mail Held by Pluses, a Plusle the player can receive in a trade  E 
Bag Magost Berry Sprite.png Magost Berry Held by Skitit, a Skitty the player can receive in a trade  OR  AS 
Bag Super Repel Sprite.png Super Repel Outside of the Poké Mart (hidden)  OR  AS 
Bag Tiny Mushroom Sprite.png Tiny Mushroom Near the Pokémon Ranger at exit to Route 120 (hidden)  OR  AS 
Bag Garchompite Sprite.png Garchompite Received from Aarune once the player's Secret Base reaches the Platinum rank*  OR  AS 


Generation III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Special Pokémon
300 Skitty
025 Trade
The same as the traded Pokémon One
311 Plusle
313 Trade
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 VI

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Special Pokémon
300 Skitty
327 Trade
30 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.


Pre-Hall of Fame

Post-Hall of Fame

In the anime

The Fortree treehouses in the anime

In the Pokémon anime, Ash and his friends were in Fortree City throughout Who's Flying Now? and Sky High Gym Battle! Fortree was shown to have a festival called the Feather Carnival to celebrate wild Flying-type Pokémon.

Ash battled Fortree's Gym Leader Winona at the Gym and defeated her.


Ruby Sapphire Emerald
Fortree City RS.png Fortree City E.png


  • Fortree's Japanese motto is きの うえで しぜんと たわむれる まち "The treetop city that frolics with nature".

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ヒワマキシティ Hiwamaki City Possibly from 鶸 hiwa (Cardueline finch or its light yellow-green color) and 槙 maki (yew plum pine)
English Fortree City From fort and tree, referring to the tree houses that residents of the town live in
French Cimetronelle From cime (top) and citronelle (lemon verbena)
German Baumhausen City From Baum (tree) and hausen (to dwell)
Italian Forestopoli From foresta, forest
Spanish Ciudad Arborada Means full of trees
Korean 검방울도시 Geombang'ul City From 검 gum (black) and 방울 bang'ul (tiny bell) or 솔방울 solbang'ul (pine cone)
Chinese (Mandarin) 茵鬱市/茵郁市 Yīnyù Shì Literally means "Lush carpet city". Also a homophone to 茵芋 yīnyù (Skimmia).

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