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Pewter City

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Pewter City ニビシティ
Nibi City
"Between Rugged Mountains"
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Map description
A quiet city nestled between rugged mountains and rocks.
Pewter City Gym - Kanto Gym #1
Brock
Brock
Rock-type
specialist Gym
Boulder Badge
Boulder Badge
Pewter City Gym - Kanto Gym #1
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Rock-type
specialist Gym
Boulder Badge
Boulder Badge
Pewter City Gym - Kanto Gym #1
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Rock-type
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Boulder Badge
Boulder Badge
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Pewter City
Route 3
 
Route 2
 
Location
Kanto Pewter City Map.png
Location of Pewter City in Kanto.
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Gen I Gen II Gen III

Pewter City (Japanese: ニビシティ Nibi City) is a city located in northwest Kanto. The locale lies between Viridian Forest (via Route 2) and Mt. Moon (via Route 3). The most notable resident of the city is Brock, the Pewter City Gym Leader.

Places of interest

Pewter Museum of Science

Main article: Pewter Museum of Science
Exterior view of the Museum in HeartGold and SoulSilver

A famous museum is located in the northwestern part of Pewter City and is one of the city's main attractions. The main building is open to the public for PokémonDollar.png50 and features several historical artifacts, including Aerodactyl and Kabutops Fossils, and a model of a space shuttle.

There are two floors to explore in the Pewter Museum of Science. The first floor holds the front desk and a Fossil exhibit containing the Fossils of Aerodactyl and Kabutops. The second floor hosts a space exhibit featuring a Space Shuttle and a large Moon Stone that fell onto Mt. Moon The player is able to explore the museum at any time, after paying the PokémonDollar.png50 admission fee.

Once the ability to use Cut out of battle is gained, the player can sneak into the back of the museum and acquire the Old Amber from a scientist there, allowing the player to revive an Aerodactyl later in the game. In FireRed and LeafGreen, there is also a Move Tutor who will teach Seismic Toss.

The museum is closed for renovations during Generation II.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, however, the museum is open for business. There is a scientist in the museum who will revive a player's Fossils, much like the scientist at Cinnabar Island's Pokémon Lab in Generation I and FireRed and LeafGreen. This is due to the fact that Fossils can be found under rocks using Rock Smash unlike in Generation II where players were required to transfer Fossil Pokémon from the Generation I games using the Time Capsule.

The sign with the notice about its closure in Generation II reads:

There's a notice
here...
PEWTER MUSEUM OF
SCIENCE is closed
for renovations...

Pewter Gym

Main article: Pewter Gym

The Pewter Gym is the official Gym of Pewter City. It is based on Rock-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Brock. Trainers that defeat him receive the Boulder Badge.

Other known members include Camper Jerry, Camper Liam, Brock's father, Flint, and Brock's mother, Lola.

Pewter Gym appears in all games set in the Kanto region, appearing much the same in each: a small building with a Japanese rock garden inside, one Trainer, and the Gym Leader Brock waiting on a large stone pedestal. In the Generation I games and their Generation III remakes, whenever the player tries to leave Pewter City, a boy will lead him or her to the front of the Gym if the player has not earned their Boulder Badge yet.

Thievery notice

In Generation I and FireRed and LeafGreen, there's a notice about thieves that have been stealing Pokémon Fossils from Mt. Moon and to contact Pewter Police with any information to assist them in stopping the troublemakers.

Generation I

NOTICE!
Thieves have been
stealing POKéMON
fossils at MT.
MOON! Please call
PEWTER POLICE
with any info!

Generation III

NOTICE!
Thieves have been stealing POKéMON
fossils from MT. MOON.
Please call the PEWTER POLICE if
you have any information.

Welcome sign

In Generation II and HeartGold and SoulSilver, there's a sign that welcomes the player to the city.

Generation II

Welcome to
PEWTER CITY!

Generation IV

Welcome to Pewter City!

Mt. Moon Gift Shop notice

In Generation II only, there's a notice about the Mt. Moon Gift Shop at the Mt. Moon Square being now open.

There's a notice
here...
MT.MOON GIFT SHOP
now open!

Demographics

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the population of Pewter City is 33.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pewter City's population is 30; it declined from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen games to the Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver games. Its decline in population could be due to the Pewter Museum of Science's missing second floor, which was present in the FireRed and LeafGreen games.

Poké Mart

Generation I and III
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar250
Burn Heal Burn Heal
Pokémon Dollar250
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Escape Rope Escape Rope
Pokémon Dollar550
Repel Repel*
Pokémon Dollar350

Generation II
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar200
Burn Heal Burn Heal
Pokémon Dollar250
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Super Repel Super Repel
Pokémon Dollar500

Generation IV - Bottom
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
Pokémon Dollar1200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar200
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

Generation IV - Top
Steel Mail Steel Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Nest Ball Nest Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
Quick Ball Quick Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Poké Ball Sprite.png Poké Ball West of Pewter Museum of Science (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Running Shoes Sprite.png Running Shoes From one of Professor Oak's aides, near the entrance from Route 3  FR  LG 
Bag Old Amber Sprite.png Old Amber Received from a scientist inside the back room of Pewter Museum of Science (requires Cut)  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag None Sprite.png Burnt Berry Held by RUNNY, a Rapidash the player can obtain in a trade  G  S 
Bag None Sprite.png MysteryBerry Held by PAUL, a Xatu the player can obtain in a trade  C 
Bag None Sprite.png Ice Berry East of the closed Pewter Museum of Science  G  S  C 
Bag None Sprite.png Mint Berry East of the closed Pewter Museum of Science  G  S  C 
Bag Blu Apricorn Sprite.png Blu Apricorn East of Pewter Museum of Science  HG  SS 
Bag Guard Spec. Sprite.png Guard Spec. In the flower garden (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive Near the entrance from Route 2 (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up In the rock southwest of Pewter Gym (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Soul Dew Sprite.png Soul Dew Received from a scientist inside Pewter Museum of Science after showing him the Enigma Stone  HG  SS 
Bag Wacan Berry Sprite.png Wacan Berry Held by Paul, a Xatu the player can obtain in a trade  HG  SS 
Bag Wht Apricorn Sprite.png Wht Apricorn East of Pewter Museum of Science  HG  SS 
Bag Wise Glasses Sprite.png Wise Glasses In the narrow pathway in the northwestern part of the city (requires Rock Smash)  HG  SS 
Bag Silver Wing Sprite.png Silver Wing Received from an old man near the entrance from Route 3  G  C  HG 
Bag Rainbow Wing Sprite.png Rainbow Wing Received from an old man near the entrance from Route 3  S  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Special Pokémon
078 Rapidash
G S C
044 Trade
Gloom
The same as the Traded Pokémon One
178 Xatu
G S C
093 Trade
Haunter
The same as the Traded Pokémon 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.

Generation IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Headbutt
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
3-9 50%
204 Pineco
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
3-5 30%
265 Wurmple
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
3-9 20%
Headbutt (Special Tree)

The tree is located behind some fencing in Pewter City. It is accessible from a long grass patch at Route 2, right after exiting north from Viridian Forest.

265 Wurmple
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
5-9 65%
396 Starly
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
5-12 35%
Gift Pokémon
138 Omanyte
HG SS
Helix Fossil Revive
Helix Fossil
20 Fossil
140 Kabuto
HG SS
Dome Fossil Revive
Dome Fossil
20 Fossil
142 Aerodactyl
HG SS
Old Amber Revive
Old Amber
20 Fossil
345 Lileep
HG SS
Root Fossil Revive
Root Fossil
20 Fossil
347 Anorith
HG SS
Claw Fossil Revive
Claw Fossil
20 Fossil
408 Cranidos
HG SS
Skull Fossil Revive
Skull Fossil
20 Fossil
410 Shieldon
HG SS
Armor Fossil Revive
Armor Fossil
20 Fossil
Special Pokémon
178 Xatu
HG SS
093 Trade
Haunter
The same as the Traded Pokémon One
381 Latios
HG SS
Enigma Stone Event
Enigma Stone
40 One
380 Latias
HG SS
Enigma Stone Event
Enigma Stone
40 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.

Trainer Tips

Generation I

TRAINER TIPS
Any POKéMON that takes part in
battle, however
short, earn EXP!

Generation III

TRAINER TIPS
All POKéMON that appear in battle,
however briefly, earn EXP Points.

In the spin-off games

In Pokémon Pinball

In Pokémon Pinball, Pewter City appears on the Red table; catchable Pokémon include Pidgey, Spearow, Ekans, Jigglypuff and Magikarp.

In the anime

Brock's house

Episodes in Pewter City commonly focus on the Pewter Gym. While its legacy is of a strong Gym "as rough and tough as the stones themselves" was kept under Brock, his mother has recently added a brighter color scheme. The Gym Leader's family lives in a house by behind the Gym, in which Brock, his nine siblings, and parents currently reside.

Around the outskirts of the city, there is a Contest Hall and one of the locations of the Battle Pyramid. Pewter City is also the hometown of Solidad, the winner of the Kanto Grand Festival and Pete Pebbleman, a Trainer who was defeated by Ash Ketchum during the Indigo Plateau Conference.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Pewter City is first visited in Wanted: Pikachu! and Onix is On! in the Red, Green & Blue chapter. The citizens are business people that have tents in the streets where they sell principally fruits and vegetables which a roaming Pikachu tried to steal. After Red caught it, the citizens of the city gave Red a big feast. They also enjoy watching the battles of the Trainers who challenge the Pewter Gym. The city has a Pokémon Center, but during this time, it is closed due to vandalism, later revealed to be caused by the "bad" Gym Leaders in an effort to make Brock give up his Gym Badge for their plans.

It later made a brief appearance in Make Way For Magmar in the Red, Green & Blue chapter when the Pewter Museum of Science had been set on fire by two Magmar.

Trivia

  • Its Japanese motto is ニビは はいいろ いしのいろ "Nibi is the color of gray stone."
  • Goldenrod City and Rustboro City are very similar to Pewter City. Their geographic locations in their respective regions are remarkably similar, as well as being only accessible through a forest early in the game. Rustboro is, however, the most like Pewter in that both cities are the second city visited with a Gym, but first to be beat by the player. Both Pewter and Rustboro's Gyms specialize in Rock-type Pokémon, and play a role in the player obtaining Fossil Pokémon.
  • The French name of the city is the same as the English name of Hall Matron Argenta.
  • Prior to Generation IV, its English motto was "A Stone Gray City"
  • If the player enters "Mystery Event Is Exciting" to the girl asking for the player's profile in the Pokémon Center, she will mention that her cousin used to say that a lot, referring to the man in Petalburg City in Hoenn who asks for the player's profile.
  • Despite the fact that the plural forms of Pokémon names are not supposed to change, in the English Generation I games, a girl near the Pewter Gym states "CLEFAIRYs" instead of "CLEFAIRY".

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ニビシティ Nibi City 鈍色 (nibi iro) refers to a dull gray color.
English Pewter City Pewter is a metal alloy of copper, tin, and—traditionally—lead that has a gray color.
Chinese (Mandarin) 尼比市 Níbǐ Shì Transliteration of the Japanese name.
Chinese (Cantonese) 深灰市 Samfui Si From 深灰 samfui (dark gray).
Czech Cínové město Means tin city.
Danish Tinby (anime season 10 only) Means tin city.
French Argenta From argent, silver.
German Marmoria City From Marmor (marble).
Indonesian Kota Peter (Pokémon Pocket Monsters only) Corruption of Pewter.
Italian Plumbeopoli From plumbeo (of the color of lead) and the suffix -poli (city).
Korean 회색시티 Hoesaek City From 회색 hoesaek (the color gray).
Polish Marmoria From its German name.
Spanish Ciudad Plateada/Pewter Means silver city.



Kanto
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Settlements
Pallet TownViridian CityPewter CityCerulean CityVermilion CityLavender Town
Celadon CitySaffron CityFuchsia CityCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau
Routes
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Landmarks
Professor Oak's LaboratoryViridian ForestDiglett's CavePewter Museum of ScienceMt. Moon (Square) • Cerulean Cave
Underground Path (Routes 5-6)Underground Path (Routes 7-8)S.S. AnneS.S. AquaCerulean CapeRock Tunnel
Power PlantCycling RoadRocket HideoutSilph Co.Magnet TrainPokémon TowerSafari Zone/Pal Park
Seafoam IslandsPokémon MansionPokémon LabPokémon League Reception GateVictory RoadTohjo Falls
Access to
Sevii IslandsJohto


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

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