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Lilycove City ミナモシティ
Minamo City
"Where the land ends and the sea begins."
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This tourist destination is undergoing a revival, thanks to the popularity of its Pokémon Contest Spectaculars.
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Route 121
Lilycove City
Route 124
Location
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Location of Lilycove City in Hoenn.

Lilycove City (Japanese: ミナモシティ Minamo City) is located in eastern Hoenn and is one of the many cities that is connected to the sea.

Despite Lilycove lacking a Pokémon Gym, it offers a wide range of attractions. The Hoenn region's Department store, the Lilycove Department Store, is located at the top of the hills offering numerous amounts of supplies for visiting Trainers. Lilycove houses a harbor in which the S.S. Tidal provides transportation to Slateport City and the Battle Frontier. Lilycove also houses the Lilycove Museum and the Cove Lily Motel for tourists to stay in. Finally, it is home to the Move Deleter.

Lilycove is located southeast of Fortree, near the sea. The western entrance of the city is Route 121, leading to Mt. Pyre and the Safari Zone. To the east is Route 124, the open sea, and the hideout of either Team AquaSE or Team MagmaR.

Places of interest

Pokémon Contest Hall

Main article: Contest Hall
The Lilycove Contest Hall in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

One of the major features in Lilycove is the grand Contest Hall, which, in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire holds the Master rank Pokémon Contests, while in Pokémon Emerald, all of the Pokémon Contests take place here. It is located in the southern half of the city, south of the Pokémon Center and west of the Cove Lily Motel. These Contests attract many prize-winning Trainers and Pokémon from around the country to watch and participate in the events. A lot of citizens are honored to have the hall located right at their doorstep. Inside, there are two reception counters and four Berry Blenders for making Pokéblocks. There are also photo frames for winning Pokémon, that are painted by a skilled artist. People are also allowed to watch Pokémon Contests as they take place by going their one of two audience entrances.

People can also enter Contests here, however some credentials and Ribbons may be needed to enter some Contests. A Coordinator enters Pokémon in one of five categories: Coolness, Beauty, Cuteness, Smartness, or Toughness and compete against three other Coordinators in two rounds. First, the audience preliminarily votes on which four competing Pokémon looks the coolest, most beautiful, cutest, smartest, or toughest, depending on what category the Contest is in. Attributes that the audience likes and the Pokémon's overall luster also beneficially influences the audience. In the secondary phase, the four Pokémon take turns appealing, using certain moves in front of an appointed judge. In one Contest, there are five rounds of Appealing, in which each Pokémon may make appeals once or not at all, depending on the moves it and the other Pokémon have used in the previous round.

The player must win Pokémon Contests in order, starting with Normal Rank in Verdanturf Town, then the Super Rank in Fallarbor Town, then the Hyper Rank in Slateport City, and then finally the Master Rank in Lilycove City. The player must enter one of their Pokémon one of the five Contest categories, and win all of the Contests in that category and receive the corresponding Ribbon. In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, if the player scores high enough while at the same time winning a Master Rank Pokémon Contest, an artist will come and talk to him or her, saying that he has painted the Pokémon that won. After winning the Master Rank, the painter located in the Contest Hall will then paint the player's Pokémon, and put it on display in the museum. As more paintings are put up, more people come into the museum, eventually prompting the curator to give the aforesaid item.

Contest entries of all ranks are unrestricted in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Cove Lily Motel

Main article: Cove Lily Motel
The Cove Lily Motel

The Cove Lily Motel is a local motel in Lilycove. It is located east of the Contest Hall. Due to the fact that Team Magma and Team Aqua were situated in Lilycove City, the city has become an unpopular tourist destination for a time, so the Cove Lily Motel has become empty. However, once the villainous teams were scared away by the player, the Game Freak staff decided to stay there after the player beats the Elite Four.

The motel has a very simple layout. The lower level only contains a man watching a TV set. If the player attempts to check the TV, he or she will be shoved away by the man for blocking his view. The upper level contains the Game Freak staff, as it is where they are staying while in Hoenn. Players will find the Graphic Artist, the Programmer, and the Game Designer. The Game Designer will give the player the Poké Diploma after completing the Hoenn Pokédex.

Lilycove Museum

Main article: Lilycove Museum
Meeting the curator

Northern Lilycove is home to the Lilycove Museum, where fine art and paintings are on display. The museum is located west of the Lilycove Department Store and the western-most attraction in town. An art dealer is often seen walking around the entrance. The first floor, or the ground floor as it is known, is the main exhibition floor of the museum; there are many statues here, including a few that are replicas of real statues, as well as a few paintings. Many people wander around this floor for inspiration or to just marvel at the fantastic pieces of artwork. It is this hall that features the classical artwork of Pokémon, and the symbolization of Pokémon, while most artwork originated during the ancient times.

The curator will introduce the second floor to the player as the "special exhibit hall", and give out their future plans for the design. The second floor, as the curator explains, was made for modern and vibrant artworks that feature Pokémon springing forth into glorious life, a great change from the first floor which displays classical paintings. There seems to be nothing at first; however, the paintings that the artist does of the player's Pokémon will hang here, and if all five (one for each Contest category) are done, the curator of the museum will give the player a Glass Ornament for his or her Secret Base. If the player scores high enough while at the same time winning a Master Rank Pokémon Contest, an artist will come and talk to him or her, saying that he has painted the Pokémon that won. After winning the Master Rank, the painter located in the Contest Hall will then paint the player's Pokémon, and put it on display in the museum. As more paintings are put up, more people come into the museum, eventually prompting the curator to give the aforesaid item.

Lilycove Department Store

Main article: Lilycove Department Store

Adjacent to the museum and one of the main attractions of the city is the Lilycove Department Store, the largest store in Hoenn. The receptionist on the left welcomes visitors, and the one on the right gives out Pokémon Loto Tickets for the Pokémon Lottery Corner, with the winning number changing daily. Prizes are awarded for winning numbers, which must match any of the player's Pokémon's original Trainer's ID numbers from the last digit to the first one. The second floor is where items to fulfill Trainers' basic needs are available, such as Poké Balls, Potions, Mail, and other items. The third floor sells items that raise the stats of Pokémon, while the fourth floor sells four offensive and four defensive TMs, and the fifth floor sells furniture for Secret Bases. The rooftop has a couple of vending machines and hosts a random rooftop sale, which is advertised beforehand.

Lilycove City Harbor

The wharf is a large seaside building located on the southernmost extent of the city's headland, southwest of the Pokémon Contest Hall. From here, players may catch the S.S. Tidal and travel to Slateport City and either the Battle Tower if in Ruby and Sapphire or the Battle Frontier in Emerald, but, by having a range of tickets, other locations can also be reached. The tickets required are game-dependent, and only one can be obtained in-game: the S.S. Ticket, which leads to a special area after the Elite Four has been defeated. The rest must be obtained in a Nintendo event, but all give access to an island where a legendary Pokémon awaits capture.

Pokémon Trainer Fan Club

Main article: Pokémon Trainer Fan Club
The Pokémon Trainer Fan Club

Fans at the Pokémon Trainer Fan Club discuss popular Pokémon Trainers and Gym Leaders. Once the player has defeated the Pokémon League, several members of the fan club announce themselves as fans of the player. In addition to this, and before the completion of the Pokémon League, there will be other members who are fans of some non-player characters including Gym Leaders such as Norman, Elite Four members such as Glacia, and the Champion Steven, and also the most recent person to have mixed records with the player's game cartridge. Winning or losing in Link Battles respectively increases or decreases the number of members who are supporting the player.

Move Deleter's house

Main article: Move Deleter

The Move Deleter is located on the northern side of the city, just east of the Lilycove Department Store. He is the only Move Deleter in Hoenn. Although not a hugely important place to visit, the Move Deleter is helpful for deleting moves that can't be deleted otherwise. He is a very forgetful man, and lives alone. For no charge, the Move Deleter will make a Pokémon forget a move it knows. This is the only way for a Pokémon to forget HM moves such as Cut or Fly, besides using the Day Care. In order to delete an HM move, one must first have another Pokémon with that same move in order for it to be deleted. This is done so that a player will not get stuck in an area where an HM move is required to continue. In addition, a Pokémon's move will not be forgotten if it is the only move it knows.

Demographics

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

The population of Lilycove City is 123, making it by far the largest city in Hoenn, and the fifth largest in the Pokémon world, behind Kalos's Lumiose City, Unova's Castelia City and Nimbasa City, and Johto's Goldenrod City.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 (Rest) Obtained from the man in house closest to the water  R  S  E 
Bag Enigma Berry Sprite.png Random Berries (Cheri-Sitrus) Obtained from man in the northeast part of city (one daily)  R  S  E 
Bag Max Repel Sprite.png Max Repel In front of the monument overlooking the ocean  R  S  E 
Bag Max Repel Sprite.png Max Repel To the left of the monument overlooking the ocean  OR  AS 
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up Inside the isolated rock on the northernmost part of the shoreline (hidden)  R  S  E 
Bag Poké Ball Sprite.png Poké Ball Inside the most southeastern rock on the shoreline (hidden)  R  S  E 
Bag Heart Scale Sprite.png Heart Scale Inside the most southwestern rock on the shoreline (hidden)  R  S  E 

Pokémon

Generation III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
072 Tentacool
R S E
Surfing Surfing
5-35 60%
278 Wingull
R S E
Surfing Surfing
10-30 35%
279 Pelipper
R S E
Surfing Surfing
25-30 5%
Fishing
072 Tentacool
R S E
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5-10 30%
129 Magikarp
R S E
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5-10 70%
072 Tentacool
R S E
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-30 20%
129 Magikarp
R S E
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-30 60%
320 Wailmer
R S E
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-30 20%
120 Staryu
R S E
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-30 15%
320 Wailmer
R S E
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-45 85%
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

Before the player is allowed to enter the Lilycove Department Store, they must defeat their rival in a battle.

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:





Torchic If the player chose Torchic:





Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:





Pokémon Emerald

Treecko If the player chose Treecko:





Torchic If the player chose Torchic:





Mudkip If the player chose Mudkip:





Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Torchic If the player chose Torchic:



In the anime

Lilycove City in the anime
Lilycove Contest Hall

Ash and his friends reached Lilycove City in Pokéblock, Stock, and Berry. Originally, they had intended to make a stop here just because it was en route to the Gym in Mossdeep City. They met up with Kelly, a Pokémon Coordinator who lives in Lilycove City. They followed Kelly, who took them to her mother's Pokéblock shop.

May, as well as Kelly and Jessie, decided to enter the Lilycove City Contest. May battled Jessie in the semi-finals, and Kelly in the final, during Lessons in Lilycove, but May ultimately won and claimed her third Ribbon. During the Contest, Ash had Swellow train under Vladimir to teach it the move Aerial Ace. In Judgment Day! Ash and his friends left for Mossdeep City.

"Cool beauty" Katie, a challenger of the Ever Grande Conference Victory Tournament, is considered to be the pride of Lilycove City.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, the headquarters for Hoenn TV is located here, which is the station Gabby and Ty work for. Archie secretly controls it.

Trivia

  • Lilycove's Japanese motto is りくちの さいはて うみの はじまり "Where the land ends and the sea begins".
  • A rearranged, bossa nova version of the background music of Lilycove City can be found in Pokémon Platinum. It is played on the Audio System that can be obtained at the Villa in the Resort Area.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ミナモシティ Minamo City Possibly from 水藻 minamo (water algae) or 水面 minamo (water's surface)
English Lilycove City From lily (a type of water plant) and cove (a type of coastal landmark)
French Nénucrique From Nénuphar (European waterlily) and crique (cove)
German Seegrasulb From Seegras, seaweed.
Italian Porto Alghepoli From porto (port) and alga (seaweed)
Spanish Ciudad Calagua From cala (cove) and agua (water)
Korean 해안도시 Haean City 해안 (海岸) haean means coast.
Chinese (Mandarin) 水靜市/水静市 Shuǐjìng Shì Literally means "City of calm water".



Hoenn
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Settlements
Littleroot TownOldale TownPetalburg CityRustboro CityDewford TownSlateport CityMauville CityVerdanturf Town
Fallarbor TownLavaridge TownFortree CityLilycove CityMossdeep CitySootopolis CityPacifidlog TownEver Grande City
Routes
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Landmarks
Petalburg WoodsRusturf TunnelIsland CaveGranite CaveAbandoned ShipOceanic MuseumSeaside Cycling Road
Trick HouseNew MauvilleDesert RuinsMirage TowerTrainer HillFiery PathJagged PassMt. ChimneyDesert Underpass
Meteor FallsWeather InstituteScorched SlabAncient TombSafari ZoneMt. PyreLilycove MuseumShoal Cave
Aqua HideoutMagma HideoutMossdeep Space CenterSeafloor CavernCave of OriginSky PillarVictory Road
Sealed ChamberBattle Tower/FrontierArtisan CaveAltering CaveMirage IslandSouthern IslandMarine CaveTerra Cave
Access to
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