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Mossdeep City

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Mossdeep City トクサネシティ
Tokusane City
"Our slogan: Cherish POKéMON!"
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Mossdeep City Gym - Hoenn Gym #7
Tate and Liza
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Psychic-type
specialist Gym
Mind Badge
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Mossdeep City Gym - Hoenn Gym #7
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Mossdeep City Gym - Hoenn Gym #7
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Route 125
 
Route 124
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Location
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Location of Mossdeep City in Hoenn.

Mossdeep City (Japanese: トクサネシティ Tokusane City) lies on an island along the eastern edge of the Hoenn mainland. Many divers live at Mossdeep, and it is the fourth largest city in Hoenn. One of the city's attractions is Wailmer watching. A deep underwater trench runs between Mossdeep City and Sootopolis City. This cavern was found by Captain Stern in his submarine. Mossdeep City has a Pokémon Gym whose Gym Leaders are Tate and Liza.

The island of Mossdeep is covered in plants and flowers. Its weather is mainly sunny, and its winds are stable. This clear weather made Mossdeep the ideal location to build a space center to launch large rockets. In Mossdeep, there is a white rock which holds a special meaning to the people at the space center. They placed the rock outside of the space center as a symbol of their wish for their rockets to fly safely. After defeating the Elite Four, the player can obtain a level 5 Beldum from Steven's house.

North of Mossdeep is the Shoal Cave, on Route 125. To the west is Route 124, and Route 127 lies to the south.

Places of Interest

Space Center

Main article: Mossdeep Space Center

Mossdeep was the ideal location to build a space center which launches huge rockets because of the stable weather conditions. The Space Center is successfully sending rockets into space. In Emerald, the Space Center plays a big part in the plot, where Team Magma attempts to steal rocket fuel while a rocket begins to launch into space. On the second floor, the player will meet with Steven and battle two Team Magma Grunts.

Steven's house

The possibility of rare stones in the cavern has attracted the attention of Steven Stone, who owns a cottage here where he keeps part of his rock collection. He will leave behind a rare Beldum after the player defeats the Elite Four. Steven will also give the player HM08 (Dive) here in Ruby and Sapphire. In Emerald, however, he will give the player HM08 after defeating Team Magma at the Space Center.

Residential houses

There is a boy living in Mossdeep who will remind Pokémon Trainers of where their Secret Base is located, in case they forget. There is also a Black Belt who will identify which Pokéblocks Pokémon like. In Pokémon Emerald, the player will see a Black Belt on the shore in the western part of the city who will teach a compatible Pokémon DynamicPunch. Moreover, in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire only, a house run by an old man who organizes e-Reader battles for his amusement can be found.

Game Corner

A Game Corner is located here in Pokémon Emerald. It replaces the old man's house in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. It allows players to interact with Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen and other copies of Emerald in two mini-games, Pokémon Jump and Dodrio Berry Picking. Connections are made with the GBA Wireless Adapter.

Mossdeep Gym

Main article: Mossdeep Gym

Demographics

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the population of Mossdeep City is 45. Despite it being on an island in the middle of the sea, its population is fairly large, and it is Hoenn's fourth most populous city.

Poké Mart

Mossdeep is the only location in Hoenn where the rare Net Ball and Dive Ball are sold.

Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Net Ball Net Ball
Pokémon Dollar1,000
Dive Ball Dive Ball
Pokémon Dollar1,000
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion
Pokémon Dollar1200
Full Heal Full Heal
Pokémon Dollar600
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar1,500
X Attack X Attack
Pokémon Dollar500
X Defend X Defend
Pokémon Dollar550
Max Repel Max Repel
Pokémon Dollar700

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Net Ball Sprite.png Net Ball In the southeast corner of the city  R  S  E 
Bag King's Rock Sprite.png King's Rock Obtained from a boy outside Steven's house  R  S  E 
Bag Sun Stone Sprite.png Sun Stone Obtained from a man inside the Space Center  R  S  E 
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM08 (Dive) Received from Steven at his house*  R  S  E 
Bag Super Rod Sprite.png Super Rod Received from the fisherman in the northernmost house  R  S  E 

Pokémon

  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%
319 Sharpedo
R S E
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-35 40%
320 Wailmer
R S E
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-45 60%
Gift Pokémon
374 Beldum
R S E
Gift Gift
5 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.

In the anime

Mossdeep City in the anime

Ash and his friends arrived in Mossdeep Island in It's Still Rocket Roll to Me!. They met up with the local Gym Leaders Tate and Liza and explored Mossdeep's famous Space Center. In Solid as a Solrock, Ash battled the Gym Leaders and won, claiming his seventh Hoenn League Badge.

Appearance

Ruby Sapphire Emerald
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Trivia

  • Mossdeep's Japanese motto is 「ポケモンを たいせつに!」が あいことば "Our slogan: Cherish Pokémon!"
  • Due to an oversight, below Steven's house there is an NPC that walks through a tree.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese トクサネシティ Tokusane City Possibly from 木賊色 tokusairo (teal green) and 嶺 ne (peak)
English Mossdeep City From moss and deep, referring to the many areas where Dive can be used near the island
French Algatia From algue, seaweed
German Moosbach City From Moos (moss) and Bach (a rivulet)
Italian Verdeazzupoli From verde (green) and azzurro (azure)
Spanish Ciudad Algaria From alga, seaweed.
Korean 이끼도시 Ikki City 이끼 ikki means moss.
Chinese (Mandarin) 綠嶺市/绿岭市 Lǜlǐng Shì 綠嶺/绿岭 lǜlǐng means "green mountain ridge".



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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119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133134Underwater
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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