Old Chateau

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Old Chateau もりのようかん
Forest Manor
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Old Chateau DPPt.png
Map description: Deep in the forest is the Old Chateau. It is falling into disrepair after being abandoned by its owner.
Location: Eterna Forest
Region: Sinnoh
Generations: IV
Sinnoh Eterna Forest Map.png
Location of Old Chateau in Sinnoh.
Pokémon world locations

The Old Chateau (Japanese: もりのようかん Forest Manor) is an abandoned manor house near the exit of Eterna Forest.

Its Japanese name is the same as that of the Old Gateau, with the difference being that the Old Gateau is instead spelled as もりのヨウカン (with the second word in katakana instead of hiragana). According to Nob Ogasawara, he was able to keep the Old Chateau/Old Gateau pun in the English versions in part due to him being able to give more input in the localization process from Generation III onward.[1]


The Old Chateau is located deep within Eterna Forest, near the Route 205 entry point from Eterna City. It cannot be reached without using Cut on an obstructive small tree. The manor is known to be haunted, scaring many citizens of Eterna City, especially Gardenia, who sometimes appears before it cowering in fear at the urban legends related to it.

Upon entering, the Old Chateau appears to be old and abandoned. The first room encountered is the foyer, which has two flights of stairs both leading to the second floor. Between the foyer's staircases is a door to the dining hall, where a long wooden table dominates the room. The kitchen area is found to the left side of the table. Just outside of the room stands a strange statue with an ominous aura that appears to be glaring.

On the second floor, left and right of the main room extends a library, where old books are crammed into bookshelves. There are also four bedrooms that can be accessed by traveling further up to the first floor. In one of the rooms there is a TV that is on and displaying a plain, white, flickering screen. The TV is inhabited by a wild Rotom, which comes out exclusively at night to initiate a battle (in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, this requires entering the Hall of Fame and obtaining the National Pokédex). In another room, there is a portrait with glowing red eyes that stare at and seem to follow the player, but only while the player is in that room.


Occasionally, the ghosts of a little girl and a butler appear in the rightmost bedroom on the second floor and in the dining hall, respectively. They cannot be interacted with and move by floating.

  • The little girl appears when the player enters the fourth room from the west, which is next to the bedroom where she randomly "appears". When this happens, she looks to the left, where the player is, then moves towards the exit, never being seen on the other side. This can only occur when the player enters this particular room because the game loads a different map depending on the room entered, and the little girl is only programmed to appear in the map of the fourth room.
  • The butler appears to be sitting at the other side of the table in the dining room. The player walks forward and he starts moving to the left—leaving the game window—as if going to the kitchen area, but never appearing there.


In Pokémon Platinum, one of the books on the floor in the library is just barely readable. It says:

It's an old notebook. There's something scrawled in it...

"Som...hing so pecu...r shou... make off ...ith the mot..."

The rest of the pages are blank.

In Japanese:

ふるびた ほんに かきなぐった あとが ある⋯⋯

あんな えたいのしれ⋯⋯ ⋯⋯に モ⋯⋯を もっていかれる とは⋯⋯

あとは まっしろだ⋯⋯

It most likely is meant to say: "That something so peculiar should make off with the motor."


Item Location Games
Bag Antidote Sprite.png Antidote Dining Room; in the northernmost trash can in the kitchen (hidden)  D  P 
Bag Honey Sprite.png Honey Dining Room; in a box in the kitchen (hidden)  Pt 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy Dining Room; in the kitchen  Pt 
Bag Big Pearl Sprite.png Big Pearl Dining Room; in the easternmost part  Pt 
Bag Old Gateau Sprite.png Old Gateau Entrance; in the westernmost room  D  P  Pt 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 (Substitute) 2F; in the easternmost bedroom  D  P  Pt 
Bag Dread Plate Sprite.png Dread Plate 2F; in the westernmost bedroom  D  P  Pt 


  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
092 Gastly
D P Pt
Entrance, Dining Room, 2F Entrance, Dining Room, 2F
12-16 100%
092 Gastly
D P Pt
Entrance, Dining Room, 2F Entrance, Dining Room, 2F
14-17 100%
Special Pokémon
All rooms, except room with eyes
093 Haunter
D P Pt
Any Generation III game Dual-slot
Any Gen III
16 0% 0% 8%
Special Pokémon
Room with eyes
093 Haunter
D P Pt
Any Generation III game Dual-slot
Any Gen III
16 0% 0% 4%
094 Gengar
D P Pt
Any Generation III game Dual-slot
Any Gen III
16 0% 0% 4%
094 Gengar
D P Pt
Any Generation III game Dual-slot
Any Gen III
17 0% 0% 4%
Special Pokémon
479 Rotom
Normal Rotom
D P Pt
Premier Ball Only one
15 - - One
479 Rotom
Normal Rotom
D P Pt
Premier Ball Only one
20 - - 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.


Version Foyer Dining room 2F
Diamond Old Chateau entrance DPPt.png Old Chateau dining room DPPt.png Old Chateau 2F DPPt.png

In the anime

The Old Chateau in the anime

The Old Chateau is located in Canalave City in the anime. Here people can make the Old Gateau using the instructions and ingredients found there. It is also run with an automated voice to guide the people visiting the mansion, which also served as a hotel.

In the episode Get Your Rotom Running!, it was abandoned for a while due to electricity problems from a recent thunderstorm. As a result, a Rotom took residence there for a while to play with the people coming in by possessing different appliances.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 森之洋館 Sēn-zhī Yángguǎn
Finland Flag.png Finnish Vanha Chateau
France Flag.png European French Vieux Château
Germany Flag.png German Alte Villa
Italy Flag.png Italian Antico Château
South Korea Flag.png Korean 숲의 양옥집 Sup-yi Yang'okjip
Poland Flag.png Polish Stara Piekarnia
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Velho Chateau
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Vieja Mansión
Viejo Castillo*


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