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Mauville City (Japanese: キンセツシティ Kinsetsu City) is located in central Hoenn and serves as the hub for travelers throughout the Hoenn region. The city features a Game Corner and Rydel's Cycles. Wattson is the Gym Leader and founder of Mauville. He originally had plans to do a complete overhaul of the town, but abandoned them. The city is also notable for its Pokémon Center men.
The roads of the town stretch north to Route 111, west to Route 117 and Verdanturf Town, east to a beach on Route 118, and south to Route 110.
Places of interest
Mauville City in Ruby and Sapphire
- Main article: Rydel's Cycles
A bike shop is located in Mauville City which is called Rydel's Cycles. It is very conveniently located for the owner and customers alike, as the Seaside Cycling Road runs on Route 110, just to the south. Rydel sells Acro Bikes and Mach Bikes. However, he will give the player a bike for free after he finds out that the player have come all the way from Littleroot Town with just Running Shoes. The player may exchange their bike with the owner for the other bike.
Mauville Game Corner
- Main article: Mauville Game Corner
The Mauville Game Corner also draws tourists in. At the Game Corner, people can gamble coins on slots or roulette. This game corner houses two roulette wheels and sixteen slot machines. A Coin Case is needed to play at the game corner, which can also be found in one of the houses at Mauville City, in exchange for Harbor Mail.
- Main article: Mauville Gym
The Mauville Gym specializes in Electric-types. Wattson, the Gym leader hands out the Dynamo Badge to players who defeat him. The Gym contains electric dividers that turn on or off when different switches are stepped on.
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the population of Mauville City is 39. This number means it is a medium-sized Hoenn city.
In the anime
Mauville City first appeared in the anime in the episode Watt's with Wattson. Ash and his friends arrived here and went straight to the Mauville Gym where Ash challenged Wattson for the Dynamo Badge. Mauville City also appeared in the episode Manectric Charge when Ash and his friends arrived here as a pit stop on their way back to Petalburg City.
- Mauville's Japanese motto is あかるく かがやく たのしい まち "The bright and shiny city of fun".
- Mauville City is the hometown of League Champion, Tyson.
- Mauville has part of a straight line of free path can be ridden on that breeders use when hatching Eggs.
- "Mauville" is the French name of Violet City.
- The city's French name "Lavandia" is the same as the German name of Lavender Town.
- Additionally, the city shares its name with Lavender Town in Korean.
|| キンセツシティ Kinsetsu City
|| Possibly from 菫 kin (violet), 近接 kinsetsu (nearby; neighboring), and 晢 setsu (shine)
|| Mauville City
|| From mauve (a purple-pink color) and ville
|| From lavande, lavender
|| Malvenfroh City
|| From Malvenfarbe (mauve) and froh (glad)
|| From ciclamino, cyclamen
|| Ciudad Malvalona
|| From malva, mauve
|| 보라도시 Bora City
|| 보라 bora means violet
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 紫堇市 Zǐjǐn Shì
|| From 紫 zǐ (purple or violet) and 堇 jǐn (Viola)