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Pastoria City

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Pastoria City ノモセシティ
Nomose City
"The Marsh City"
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Map description
This city was originally founded to protect the Great Marsh. It has grown naturally over the years.
The Gym is a good example of the abundant water resources available to the city.
There is a lookout that affords views of the Great Marsh. The gates to the Safari Zone are also here.
Pastoria City Gym - Sinnoh Gym #4
Crasher Wake
Crasher Wake
Water-type
specialist Gym
Fen Badge
Fen Badge
Pastoria City Gym - Sinnoh Gym #4
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Water-type
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Fen Badge
Pastoria City Gym - Sinnoh Gym #4
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Water-type
specialist Gym
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Fen Badge
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Great Marsh
 
Route 212
Pastoria City
Route 213
Location
Sinnoh Pastoria City Map.png
Location of Pastoria City in Sinnoh.
Pastoria City in Diamond and Pearl

Pastoria City (Japanese: ノモセシティ Nomose City) is a city in the region of Sinnoh. It is also the home of the Move Reminder, the Scarf Guy and the Sinnoh region's Safari Zone. It is a city on the edge of a giant swamp, known as the Great Marsh. The marsh was once part of the sea, which drained away over time leaving the marshland. There are rare Pokémon only found in the swamps. The Great Marsh keeps the weather cool in the summertime, making it an ideal town for Water Pokémon. Croagunk is one of the rare Pokémon that can be found in the swamp in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Places of interest

Great Marsh

Main article: Great Marsh

The Great Marsh is an area located right to the north of Pastoria City. It is the main attraction of Pastoria City that gets many visitors and Trainers coming from around the area. The Great Marsh contains some Pokémon that cannot be found elsewhere in Sinnoh. It is filled with marshy areas, which are inhabited by wild Pokémon. Much like other Pokémon preserves in Kanto and Hoenn, the Great Marsh features a Safari Game in which Trainers pay PokémonDollar.png500 for 30 Safari Balls and a limited amount of steps (500) to catch as many Pokémon as they can. When a wild Pokémon appears, no Pokémon may be sent out to battle it: catching Pokémon here, as in all Safari Zones, requires sheer luck. There are four options in the battle screen: Throw a Safari Ball, throw Bait, throw Mud, and run away. Throwing Bait makes a Pokémon less likely to run, but makes it harder to catch; while throwing Mud does the reverse, making it easier to catch but more likely to run. Each day, a special type of Pokémon which can only be found on one day, will change, therefore, to get a new set, players must wait a day. These Pokémon will appear randomly in one of the six areas, some may not appear for a while, while others appear several days in a row or in multiple areas on the same day. Some may not appear until after getting the National Pokédex. The only way to tell which changing Pokémon is available in the areas for the day is to use the lookout upstairs from the entrance.

Move Reminder

Main article: Move Reminder

The Move Reminder allows Pokémon to relearn any move that they were able to learn at an earlier level than the one they are currently at, or ones from that level. Certain Pokémon have moves that may only be obtained in this fashion. The Move Reminder resides in a house northeast of the Poké Mart and will teach a Pokémon a move it could have previously learned but has not, in exchange for a Heart Scale. These may be obtained from The Underground, from the man in the Pokémon News Press, or from wild Luvdisc after the National Pokédex is acquired.

Scarf Guy

Main article: Scarf Guy

The Scarf Guy lives in Pastoria City, in the house nearest to the Route 213 exit. The Scarf Guy checks a Pokémon's condition to see if it is worthy of a Scarf. If the Pokémon's condition is at its maximum value in an area, he will give out the corresponding Scarf to that Pokémon. If not, he will tell the player to improve its condition with Poffins. The Scarf Guy lives with his sister and a Pachirisu. His girlfriend is the Massage Girl in Veilstone City, whom he keeps in contact with through mail, which he lets Pokémon deliver.

Pastoria Gym

Main article: Pastoria Gym

The Pastoria Gym is the official Gym of Pastoria City. It is based on Water-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Crasher Wake. The Pastoria Gym is a large indoor swimming pool comprised of three levels and numerous floating platforms. Switches on the floor of the pool raise and lower the water level. To get to the Gym Leader, the switches must be hit in a certain order so that a path will be formed with the floating platforms. For defeating Crasher Wake, Trainers receive the Fen Badge, TM55 (Brine), and the ability to use Defog in Diamond and Pearl and Surf in Platinum Version outside of battle.

Demographics

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the population of Pastoria City is 47, which also happens to be the same number as Sunyshore City.

Pokémon Platinum

In Pokémon Platinum the population of Pastoria City is 44.

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
Air Mail Air Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Nest Ball Nest Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
Dusk Ball Dusk Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
Quick Ball Quick Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal In a large puddle south of the west entrance (hidden)  D  P 
Bag Zinc Sprite.png Zinc In a large puddle south of the west entrance (hidden)  Pt 
Bag Mystic Water Sprite.png Mystic Water On a small patch of land north of the boats in the southeast corner of the city (requires Surf)  D  P  Pt 
Bag Macho Brace Sprite.png Macho Brace From the boy in the house north of the Poké Mart after showing him either all three forms of BurmyDP or a male and female CombeePt  D  P  Pt 
Accessory Turtwig Mask Sprite.png Turtwig Mask Accessory; obtained from a Parasol Lady near the Pokémon Center if the player started with Piplup  D  P  Pt 
Accessory Chimchar Mask Sprite.png Chimchar Mask Accessory; obtained from a Parasol Lady near the Pokémon Center if the player started with Turtwig  D  P  Pt 
Accessory Piplup Mask Sprite.png Piplup Mask Accessory; obtained from a Parasol Lady near the Pokémon Center if the player started with Chimchar  D  P  Pt 
Bag Persim Berry Sprite.png Persim Berry ×2 Berry patch Northeast of Poké Mart  D  P  Pt 
Bag Nanab Berry Sprite.png Nanab Berry ×2 Berry patch Northeast of Poké Mart  D  P  Pt 

Berry woman

The woman in the southwestern-most house will give the player one of the move-weakening Berries once a day.

Item Location Games
Bag Occa Berry Sprite.png Occa Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
Bag Passho Berry Sprite.png Passho Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
Bag Wacan Berry Sprite.png Wacan Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
Bag Rindo Berry Sprite.png Rindo Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
Bag Yache Berry Sprite.png Yache Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
Bag Chople Berry Sprite.png Chople Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
Bag Kebia Berry Sprite.png Kebia Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
Bag Shuca Berry Sprite.png Shuca Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
Bag Coba Berry Sprite.png Coba Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
Bag Payapa Berry Sprite.png Payapa Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
Bag Tanga Berry Sprite.png Tanga Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
Bag Charti Berry Sprite.png Charti Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
Bag Kasib Berry Sprite.png Kasib Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
Bag Haban Berry Sprite.png Haban Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
Bag Colbur Berry Sprite.png Colbur Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
Bag Babiri Berry Sprite.png Babiri Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
Bag Chilan Berry Sprite.png Chilan Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 

Pokémon

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
072 Tentacool
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-30 60%
073 Tentacruel
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-40 5%
073 Tentacruel
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-40 9%
278 Wingull
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-30 30%
279 Pelipper
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-40 5%
422E Shellos
East Sea
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-30 30%
423E Gastrodon
East Sea
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-40 1%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
D P Pt
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
3-10 100%
129 Magikarp
D P Pt
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
3-15 100%
129 Magikarp
D P Pt
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 65%
223 Remoraid
D P Pt
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 35%
130 Gyarados
D P Pt
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-55 65%
224 Octillery
D P Pt
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
20-50 35%
224 Octillery
D P Pt
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-55 35%
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 Diamond and Pearl

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



Pokémon Platinum

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



In the Pokémon Center

On different days, the player can challenge a Trainer who appears in the Pokémon Center. Depending on the game progress, these Trainers will have teams with higher leveled Pokémon upon rematch.

Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday
Trainer Pokémon
Guitarist Arturo
Guitarist Arturo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png150
401 Kricketot Lv.6
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Monday, Friday
Trainer Pokémon
Idol Grace
Idol Grace
Reward: PokémonDollar.png850
035 Clefairy Lv.6
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Tuesday, Thursday
Trainer Pokémon
Clown Lee
Clown Lee
Reward: PokémonDollar.png250
439 Mime Jr. Lv.6
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

In the anime

Pastoria City in the anime

Ash and his friends first arrive in Pastoria City in Cream of the Croagunk Crop!.

Trivia

  • Pastoria's Japanese town motto is だいしつげんと いきる まち "Town that lives with the Great Marsh".
  • The mascot of Pastoria City is Croagunk, as there is a statue of one in the Poké Mart. This is reflected in the anime episode Cream of the Croagunk Crop!, when the city holds a Croagunk Festival in honor of their mascot.
  • Southeast of the city, there are two ships, but they have no known use for transportation.
  • After looking at the statue in the Poké Mart, at the Pastoria Great Marsh in Platinum, if the player stands behind the Croagunk Wall with the player's head sticking out of it, a wild Croagunk will come, but it will just cry and walk into the Great Marsh building.
  • Standing right outside the Move Reminder's house is a man who claims to be standing "smack-dab in the middle of town." However, according to the map, he is placed four steps down and five steps to the right of the true center of town.
  • Upon arriving in Pastoria, a Team Galactic grunt will refer to the player as a "little bugger". Despite the game being acceptable for 'Everyone', 'bugger' is an expletive in some parts of the English-speaking world. This line was removed from the European release.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ノモセシティ Nomose City 野面 (nomose) means field or outdoor. Contains the kanji 面, much as does the name of its Gym Leader.
English Pastoria City From pasture land.
French Verchamps From vert, green, and champs, fields.
German Weideburg From Weide, pasture land, and the suffix -burg (castle).
Italian Pratopoli From prato, meadow, and the suffix -poli, meaning city.
Spanish Ciudad Pradera Pradera means pasture. Ciudad means city.
Korean 들판시티 Deulpan City 들판 (deulpan) means plain.
Chinese (Mandarin) 濕原市 Shīyuán Shì Literally means "Wet plains city".



Sinnoh
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Settlements
Twinleaf TownSandgem TownJubilife CityOreburgh CityFloaroma TownEterna CityHearthome City
Solaceon TownVeilstone CityPastoria CityCelestic TownCanalave CitySnowpoint CitySunyshore City
Pokémon LeagueFight AreaSurvival AreaResort Area
Routes
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Landmarks
Lake Verity (Lakefront) • Oreburgh GateOreburgh MineOreburgh Mining MuseumGlobal TerminalRavaged Path
Floaroma MeadowValley WindworksEterna ForestOld ChateauThe UndergroundWayward CaveMt. Coronet
Amity SquareLost TowerHallowed TowerSolaceon RuinsLake Valor (Lakefront) • Great MarshPokémon Mansion
Fuego IronworksIron IslandLake Acuity (Lakefront) • Spear PillarVictory RoadPal ParkBattle Zone
Battle Park (Tower)/FrontierStark MountainSnowpoint TempleSpring PathSendoff SpringTurnback Cave
Fullmoon IslandNewmoon IslandSeabreak PathFlower ParadiseHall of Origin
Access to
Distortion World

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