The Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions concert tour is coming to Philadelphia on September 19th. We have two sets of concert double-passes to give away to lucky Bulbanews readers!
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are coming this November! Check BNN and Bulbanews for up-to-date Pokémon news and discuss it on the forums or in our IRC channel.

Nacrene City

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search
Spr 1g 006.png The picture used in this info box is unsatisfactory.
Reason: The Spring one is of an extremely low resolution and cannot be viewed clearly
Please feel free to replace it so it conforms to Bulbapedia conventions.
Nacrene City シッポウシティ
Shippou City
"A Pearl of a Place"
Nacrene City Spring BW.png
None.png
Nacrene City in {{{variable2}}}.
Map description
A city established in restored storehouses built 100 years ago.
Nacrene City Gym - Unova Gym #2BW
Lenora
Lenora
Normal-type
specialist Gym
Basic Badge
Basic Badge
Nacrene City Gym - Unova Gym #2BW
[[File:{{{leadersprite2}}}|{{{leader2}}}|link={{{leader2}}}]]
[[{{{leader2}}}|{{{leader2}}}]]
Normal-type
specialist Gym
Basic Badge
Basic Badge
Nacrene City Gym - Unova Gym #2BW
[[File:{{{leadersprite3}}}|{{{leader3}}}|link={{{leader3}}}]]
[[{{{leader3}}}|{{{leader3}}}]]
Normal-type
specialist Gym
Basic Badge
Basic Badge
[[| League]]
[[File:{{{elite1sprite}}}|64px|{{{elite1}}}|link={{{elite1}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite1}}}|{{{elite1}}}]]
[[File:{{{elite2sprite}}}|64px|{{{elite2}}}|link={{{elite2}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite2}}}|{{{elite2}}}]]
[[File:{{{elite3sprite}}}|64px|{{{elite3}}}|link={{{elite3}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite3}}}|{{{elite3}}}]]
[[File:{{{elite4sprite}}}|64px|{{{elite4}}}|link={{{elite4}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite4}}}|{{{elite4}}}]]
[[File:{{{championsprite}}}|{{{champion}}}|link={{{champion}}}]]
Champion [[{{{champion}}}|{{{champion}}}]]
[[| League]]
[[File:{{{elite1sprite2}}}|64px|{{{elite12}}}|link={{{elite12}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite12}}}|{{{elite12}}}]]
[[File:{{{elite2sprite2}}}|64px|{{{elite22}}}|link={{{elite22}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite22}}}|{{{elite22}}}]]
[[File:{{{elite3sprite2}}}|64px|{{{elite32}}}|link={{{elite32}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite32}}}|{{{elite32}}}]]
[[File:{{{elite4sprite2}}}|64px|{{{elite42}}}|link={{{elite42}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite42}}}|{{{elite42}}}]]
[[File:{{{championsprite2}}}|{{{champion2}}}|link={{{champion2}}}]]
Champion [[{{{champion2}}}|{{{champion2}}}]]
Pinwheel Forest
Nacrene City
Route 3
Location
Unova Nacrene City Map.png
Location of Nacrene City in Unova.

Nacrene City (Japanese: シッポウシティ Shippou City) is a city in southeastern Unova. It is the location for the second Gym that the player visits in the region, led by Lenora.

Nacrene City is described as having a peculiar cityscape, as it reuses its warehouses built about a century ago. According to the manga, the unique cityscape makes it a popular place for avant-garde artists and is usually the place where trends begin. Due to this, Nacrene City is called the "city of art". Castelia City's Gym Leader Burgh is a renowned artist whose hometown is Nacrene City. Nacrene City houses the Nacrene Museum which happens to include the Nacrene Gym.

Places of interest

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: More detail.

Nacrene Museum

A museum showing various historical treasures, most prominently a skeleton of a Dragon-type Pokémon (resembling Dragonite), is located in Nacrene City. Just to the left of the skeleton is an Armaldo Fossil. There is also a meteorite exhibit located above the Fossil that, when examined, can change Deoxys into any of its four forms, depending on which one it is currently in. The Dark StoneW or Light StoneB is located here before Lenora discovers what it actually is and gives it to the player. On the right side of the museum is an ancient tablet with an unknown script carved into it. Beneath this is a mask that was worn by ancient people at festivals, and three large bones that were once carried as weapons by a certain Pokémon (possibly Cubone or Marowak). By talking to the woman on the right hand desk inside, the player can restore Fossils. At the back of the museum there is a library room which also operates as the Nacrene Gym.

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the player can choose to obtain either a Plume Fossil or a Cover Fossil (neither of which are obtainable at Twist Mountain) from Lenora upon visiting the Nacrene Museum for the first time. After visiting the Cave of Being, Uxie can also be found when the player is in the center of the paved circle at the front entrance after exiting the museum.

Nacrene Gym

Main article: Nacrene Gym

The Nacrene Gym is the official Gym of Nacrene City. It is based on Normal-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Lenora. The Nacrene City Gym is a Gym consisting of a library that require Trainers to find the right answers to opponents' questions through the readable books, before engaging them in battle. For defeating Lenora, Trainers receive the Basic Badge and TM67 (Retaliate).

Café Warehouse

The Café Warehouse is a diner just west of the museum. They have specials on Wednesday, where the player can receive a free Soda Pop. In Black 2 and White 2, the player may also receive a free Lemonade on Saturdays.

Loblolly's studio

Loblolly's studio is located in the southeast of Nacrene City. After visiting the Dream World at least once, Loblolly will talk about Décor that "people will dream of". Players may choose one of five pieces of Décor that will be unlocked in the Dream World the next time the Game Sync is used. Each day another piece may be chosen.

Dye's house

Dye's house is located in the southeastern side of Nacrene City. In it, Dye will offer to trade the player Petilil for Cottonee in Black, and Cottonee for Petilil in White. After trading with Dye and stopping Team Plasma at N's Castle, Dye will challenge the player to a battle in which she uses the evolved form of the CottoneeB or PetililW that the player traded to her.

In addition, downstairs in Dye's house, a woman will evaluate the friendship of the first Pokémon in the player's party.

Battle item shop

In the southeastern side of Nacrene City, a man will sell battle items out of his house.

Battle items
X Speed X Speed
Pokémon Dollar350
X Attack X Attack
Pokémon Dollar500
X Defend X Defend
Pokémon Dollar550
Guard Spec. Guard Spec.
Pokémon Dollar700
Dire Hit Dire Hit
Pokémon Dollar650
X Accuracy X Accuracy
Pokémon Dollar950
X Special X Special
Pokémon Dollar350
X Sp. Def X Sp. Def
Pokémon Dollar350

Move Tutor

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, a Move Tutor in the city will teach the player's Pokémon moves in exchange for six, eight, ten, or twelve Green Shards.

Move Type Cat. Shards
Worry Seed  Grass  Status 0 6 0 0
Gastro Acid  Poison  Status 0 6 0 0
Helping Hand  Normal  Status 0 8 0 0
After You  Normal  Status 0 8 0 0
Magic Room  Psychic  Status 0 8 0 0
Wonder Room  Psychic  Status 0 8 0 0
Spite  Ghost  Status 0 8 0 0
Recycle  Normal  Status 0 10 0 0
Trick  Psychic  Status 0 10 0 0
Stealth Rock  Rock  Status 0 10 0 0
Outrage  Dragon  Physical 0 10 0 0
Endeavor  Normal  Physical 0 12 0 0
Sleep Talk  Normal  Status 0 12 0 0
Skill Swap  Psychic  Status 0 12 0 0
Snatch  Dark  Status 0 12 0 0

Demographics

Black and White

Nacrene City has a population of 51. It is among the Unova region's largest cities in terms of population.

Black 2 and White 2

Nacrene City's population increases to 54.

Variable scoring

An accordion track will be added to the background theme if the player is near a street performer west of the Gym.

Poké Mart

Lower cashier
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball*
Pokémon Dollar1200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion*
Pokémon Dollar1200
Max Potion Max Potion*
Pokémon Dollar2500
Full Restore Full Restore*
Pokémon Dollar3000
Revive Revive*
Pokémon Dollar1500
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar250
Burn Heal Burn Heal
Pokémon Dollar250
Ice Heal Ice Heal
Pokémon Dollar250
Full Heal Full Heal*
Pokémon Dollar600
Escape Rope Escape Rope
Pokémon Dollar550
Repel Repel
Pokémon Dollar350
Super Repel Super Repel*
Pokémon Dollar500
Max Repel Max Repel*
Pokémon Dollar700
Upper cashier
Heal Ball Heal Ball*
Pokémon Dollar300
Net Ball Net Ball*
Pokémon Dollar1000
BridgeMail S BridgeMail S*
Pokémon Dollar50
Greet Mail Greet Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Favored Mail Favored Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
RSVP Mail RSVP Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Thanks Mail Thanks Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Inquiry Mail Inquiry Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Like Mail Like Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Reply Mail Reply Mail
Pokémon Dollar50

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Chesto Berry Sprite.png Chesto Berry ×3 Gift from Cheren when first entering the city  B  W 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive Over the railway, to the right of the fence (hidden)  B  W 
Bag Miracle Seed Sprite.png Miracle Seed From a girl in the west-most house if the player answers "Snivy"  B  W 
Bag Mystic Water Sprite.png Mystic Water From a girl in the west-most house if the player answers "Oshawott"  B  W 
Bag Charcoal Sprite.png Charcoal From a girl in the west-most house if the player answers "Tepig"  B  W 
Bag Cheri Berry Sprite.png Cheri Berry Held by LillilB/FluffeeW, a PetililB/CottoneeW the player can receive in a trade  B  W 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball Near the Café Warehouse, to the right of the accordionist (hidden)  B  W 
Bag Soda Pop Sprite.png Soda Pop From the Waitress in the Café WarehouseWe  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Dowsing MCHN Sprite.png Dowsing MCHN From Bianca after beating the Nacrene Gym  B  W 
Bag Light Stone Sprite.png Light Stone Gift from Lenora after clearing Relic Castle  B 
Bag Dark Stone Sprite.png Dark Stone Gift from Lenora after clearing Relic Castle  W 
Bag Grubby Hanky Sprite.png Grubby Hanky From a person inside the Café Warehouse  B2  W2 
Bag Cover Fossil Sprite.png Cover Fossil From Lenora if the first option is chosen  B2  W2 
Bag Plume Fossil Sprite.png Plume Fossil From Lenora if the second option is chosen  B2  W2 
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up At the western end of railroad tracks (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Lemonade Sprite.png Lemonade From the Waitress in the Café WarehouseSa  B2  W2 
Bag Fluffy Tail Sprite.png Fluffy Tail From the customer on the Café's lower levelSu, after returning the Grubby HankyTh  B2  W2 

Pokémon

Pokémon Black and White

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
138 Omanyte
B W
Helix Fossil Revive
Helix Fossil
25 Fossil
140 Kabuto
B W
Dome Fossil Revive
Dome Fossil
25 Fossil
142 Aerodactyl
B W
Old Amber Revive
Old Amber
25 Fossil
345 Lileep
B W
Root Fossil Revive
Root Fossil
25 Fossil
347 Anorith
B W
Claw Fossil Revive
Claw Fossil
25 Fossil
408 Cranidos
B W
Skull Fossil Revive
Skull Fossil
25 Fossil
410 Shieldon
B W
Armor Fossil Revive
Armor Fossil
25 Fossil
564 Tirtouga
B W
Cover Fossil Revive
Cover Fossil
25 Fossil
566 Archen
B W
Plume Fossil Revive
Plume Fossil
25 Fossil
Special Pokémon
546 Cottonee
B W
548 Trade
Petilil
15 One
548 Petilil
B W
546 Trade
Cottonee
15 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.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
440 Happiny
B2 W2
Egg Egg
1 One
138 Omanyte
B2 W2
Helix Fossil Revive
Helix Fossil
25 Fossil
140 Kabuto
B2 W2
Dome Fossil Revive
Dome Fossil
25 Fossil
142 Aerodactyl
B2 W2
Old Amber Revive
Old Amber
25 Fossil
345 Lileep
B2 W2
Root Fossil Revive
Root Fossil
25 Fossil
347 Anorith
B2 W2
Claw Fossil Revive
Claw Fossil
25 Fossil
408 Cranidos
B2 W2
Skull Fossil Revive
Skull Fossil
25 Fossil
410 Shieldon
B2 W2
Armor Fossil Revive
Armor Fossil
25 Fossil
564 Tirtouga
B2 W2
Cover Fossil Revive
Cover Fossil
25 Fossil
566 Archen
B2 W2
Plume Fossil Revive
Plume Fossil
25 Fossil
Special Pokémon
480 Uxie
B2 W2
Premier Ball Only one
65 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.

Trainers

Pokémon Black and White



After trading with Dye and stopping Team Plasma at N's Castle, Dye will challenge the player to a battle in which she uses the evolved form of the CottoneeB or PetililW that the player traded to her.

Trainer Pokémon
Lass DyeB
Lass DyeB
アヤ Aya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1040
547 Whimsicott/ Lv.65
No item
Lass DyeW
Lass DyeW
アヤ Aya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1040
549 Lilligant Lv.65
No item

In the anime

Nacrene City in the anime
Nacrene Museum in the anime

Nacrene City was shown to be a very colorful and artistic city in the anime with water fountains, stained glass windows and an unused railway track. The buildings and warehouses are painted in a variety of different colors. It was also shown to have a Battle Club.

In Minccino-Neat and Tidy!, Jessie, James and Meowth arrived there, planning to go to the Nacrene Museum.

In A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!, Ash and his friends visited the Nacrene Museum looking for the Nacrene Gym which is closed. The Museum is quite a historical building and features a range of exhibits such as Fossils, skeletons, knight's armor and tombs. Hawes is the vice-curator of the museum. Near the back is a library where the Gym's entrance is. There was a Yamask causing havoc in the museum.

In The Battle According to Lenora!, Ash battled Lenora in the Gym, but was defeated; Team Rocket stole a meteorite from the museum, replacing it with a dummy.

In Rematch at the Nacrene Gym!, Ash had a rematch against Lenora and finally won. Its last appearance was in Scraggy-Hatched to be Wild! where Team Rocket got orders by Pierce to visit Dr. Zager. They went there and he examined the meteorite which was shown to have materials found nowhere on earth.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Nacrene City in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Lileep Grass Plasma Blast Uncommon 3/101 Megalo Cannon Common 003/076
Tirtouga Water Plasma Blast Uncommon 27/101 Megalo Cannon Common 021/076
Drifloon Psychic Plasma Blast Common 34/101 Megalo Cannon Common 026/076
Archen Fighting Plasma Blast Uncommon 53/101 Megalo Cannon Common 044/076
 

Trivia

  • Nacrene's Japanese motto is シッポウは 七つの 宝物 "Shippou is the Seven Treasures".
  • Nacrene City has a train track running through the south side of the city.
    • However, it is nonfunctional, as there is no train visible and the track ends abruptly in Pinwheel Forest.
  • Nacrene City shares its Japanese name, Shippou, with Sevault Canyon in the Sevii Islands.
  • A boy in Nacrene City mentions that Dire Hit is called Dire Hit in Unova. This is a reference to the change in the Japanese name of Dire Hit from クリティカッター Criticutter to クリティカット Criticut, in order to make room for the number-level reference of Wonder Launcher items. Because "Dire Hit" is much shorter than the 12-character limit on English item names, this issue does not come up in the translated games.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese シッポウシティ Shippou City From 七宝紋 shippōmon, a pattern consisting of interlocking circles in which the intersections resemble flowers. Literally means "seven treasures", referring to seven precious objects referenced in Buddhist scripture. Also refers to cloisonné, an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects.
English Nacrene City From nacreous cloud, polar clouds glowing with iridescent colors. Also from nacre (mother of pearl).
French Maillard From maille (mail, an armor consisting of interlocking metal rings), émail (vitreous enamel), and suffix -ard.
German Septerna City From the Latin septem (seven).
Italian Zefiropoli From zefiro, an Italian name for Poniente.
Spanish Ciudad Esmalte From esmalte, vitreous enamel.
Korean 칠보시티 Chilbo City From the Japanese name; 칠보 (七寶) chilbo means both "seven treasures" and "cloisonné".
Chinese (Mandarin) 七寶市 Qībǎo Shì From the Japanese name; 七寶/七宝 shippō means "Seven Treasures", referencing the Seven Treasures in Buddhist scripture.


Game locations of legendary Pokémon
Kanto Seafoam IslandsPower PlantVictory RoadCerulean Cave
Route 10Route 25Pewter CityRoaming Pokémon
Sevii Islands Mt. EmberNavel RockBirth Island
Johto Ilex ForestBell TowerWhirl IslandsMt. Silver
Burned TowerEmbedded TowerRoaming Pokémon
Hoenn Desert RuinsIsland CaveAncient TombCave of OriginMarine Cave
Terra CaveSky PillarSouthern IslandRoaming Pokémon
Sinnoh Acuity CavernValor CavernSpear PillarTurnback Cave
Rock Peak RuinsIceberg RuinsIron RuinsSnowpoint TempleStark Mountain
Newmoon IslandFlower ParadiseHall of OriginRoaming Pokémon
Unova Guidance ChamberTrial ChamberRumination FieldN's CastleAbundant Shrine
Giant ChasmDragonspiral TowerLiberty GardenRoute 11Route 13Route 22
Route 23Celestial TowerNacrene CityUnderground RuinsTwist Mountain
DreamyardMarvelous BridgeReversal MountainRoaming Pokémon
Kalos Sea Spirit's DenTeam Flare Secret HQTerminus CaveUnknown DungeonRoaming Pokémon
Other Faraway IslandDistortion WorldSinjoh Ruins


Unova
Trio Badge.png Basic Badge.png Insect Badge.png Bolt Badge.png Quake Badge.png Jet Badge.png Freeze Badge.png Legend Badge.png
Basic Badge.png Toxic Badge.png Insect Badge.png Bolt Badge.png Quake Badge.png Jet Badge.png Legend Badge.png Wave Badge.png
Settlements
Nuvema TownAccumula TownStriaton CityNacrene CityCastelia CityNimbasa CityAnville Town
Driftveil CityMistralton CityIcirrus CityOpelucid CityPokémon LeagueLacunosa TownUndella Town
Black CityWhite ForestAspertia CityFloccesy TownVirbank CityLentimas TownHumilau City
Routes
1234567891011121314151617181920212223
Bridges and tunnels
Skyarrow BridgeDriftveil DrawbridgeTubeline BridgeVillage BridgeMarvelous BridgeMarine Tube
Landmarks
DreamyardWellspring CavePinwheel ForestLiberty GardenDesert ResortRelic CastleBattle SubwayLostlorn Forest
Cold StorageMistralton CaveChargestone CaveCelestial TowerTwist MountainDragonspiral TowerMoor of Icirrus
Challenger's CaveVictory Road (BWB2W2) • N's CastleRoyal UnovaGiant ChasmUndella BayAbyssal Ruins
Abundant ShrinePoké Transfer LabP2 LaboratoryEntralinkUnity TowerFloccesy RanchPledge GroveVirbank Complex
Pokéstar StudiosCastelia SewersJoin AvenueCave of BeingPokémon World TournamentReversal MountainPlasma Frigate
Clay TunnelUnderground RuinsStrange HouseRelic PassageSeaside CaveWhite TreehollowBlack Tower
Access to
Nature Preserve

Project Cities and Towns logo.png This article is part of Project Cities and Towns, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on every city and town in the Pokémon world.