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LaRousse City

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LaRousse City
ラルース LaRousse
LaRousse City from above.png
Sky view of LaRousse City
Region Hoenn
Debut Destiny Deoxys

LaRousse City (Japanese: ラルース LaRousse) is an anime-exclusive city located in the Hoenn region and was the setting for the seventh Pokémon movie, Destiny Deoxys, and makes a cameo in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. It is a technologically advanced city with moving walkways and a enormous presence of Block Bots. The city's main power source seems to be its wind turbines. The most famous attraction in LaRousse is the Battle Tower.

Location

LaRousse City at night, with Deoxys's aurora in the sky

According to the promotional map handed out with Destiny Deoxys Japanese release, LaRousse City is located in northern Hoenn, near Lilycove City.

Geography

Deoxys overlooking LaRousse City

The city is located at the confluence of two rivers in northern Hoenn. The city mainly lies on an island, including the huge park, the Battle Tower, and most of the business districts.

On the shores of the river, presumably mainland Hoenn, lies more areas of the city, and presumably other cities such as South City. Access to the island is via monorail, which wraps around the island, and a bridge over the northern part of the island.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring LaRousse City or Pokémon that reside there in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

LaRousse's Pokémon
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
LaRousse's Plusle Lightning       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Space Fissure's Deoxys   004/019
LaRousse's Minun Lightning       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Space Fissure's Deoxys   005/019
LaRousse's Munchlax Colorless       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Space Fissure's Deoxys   006/019
      PCG-P Promotional cards   020/PCG-P
      PCG-P Promotional cards   025/PCG-P
 

Trivia

  • LaRousse City is also the hometown of May's rival, Drew.
  • This is the second time a movie-made city was based off a real city outside of Japan.
  • LaRousse City was one of the first movie settings to feature a highly-efficient, eco-friendly city. This is now a recurring theme in the Pokémon franchise. It is implied in the seventh movie that the city relies heavily on wind turbines and other alternative energy sources, which create a healthy, non-polluting environment.

Origin

LaRousse is based on Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ラルース LaRousse Possibly from the French la rousse (the redhead) and roux (russet) or the Spanish la luz (the light)
English, German,
Italian, Spanish
LaRousse City From its Japanese name.
French Dicoville From dico, an informal term for dictionary (possibly a reference to Éditions Larousse).
Korean 랄스시티 Ralseu City Rough transcription of its Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 拉魯斯市 Lālǔsī Shì Transliteration of its Japanese name.


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