Purika City

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Purika City
プリカシティ Purika City
Purika Contest Hall.png
Purika City Contest Hall
Region Hoenn
Debut A Cacturne for the Worse

Purika City (Japanese: プリカシティ Purika City) is an anime-exclusive location in Hoenn. It is located in between Mossdeep City and Sootopolis City, and on Izabe Island. Like many other cities in the region, it is home to a Contest Hall. It was featured in A Cacturne for the Worse.

On board the boat to Purika City, May was practicing with Bulbasaur for her next Pokémon Contest when she was approached by a Coordinator named Harley and his Cacturne. As Harley introduced himself, May scanned the Cactus Pokémon with her Pokédex and said it was scary. Harley then offered her some cookies, and May said they weren't half bad. Later, Harley was seen taking a picture of May and sticking it in his scrapbook, drawing skulls and crossbones over the picture as he took offense at May for her thoughtless remarks.

Determined to get revenge, Harley tricked Max into telling him an embarrassing story about May and secretly recorded it. Later, both May and Harley entered the Purika Contest. During the Performance Stage, May had Bulbasaur using Razor Leaf before telling her to use Vine Whip to hit the leaves, while Harley commanded Cacturne to use Bullet Seed to draw skull and crossbones on the field. The two of them managed to impress the three judges enough to proceed to the Contest Battles.

When the match-ups for the Battle Stage were announced, May discovered that she would be battling Kent. In an attempt to sabotage May, Harley told her that the Pokémon used by Kent, a Surskit, is slow in battle. Despite the bad advice, May was able to win the battle and advance to the final round, where she found herself up against Harley.

During their battle, Harley played the tape he had recorded earlier, leaving May mortified and making her lose focus. However, May was able to bounce back and concentrate on the match, commanding Bulbasaur to use a combination of Petal Dance and Razor Leaf to secure her victory. As a result, she was declared the winner of the competition and presented with the Purika Ribbon, her fourth Contest Ribbon overall.

Pokémon seen in Purika City

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Surskit
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Tentacruel
Izabe Island Azurill.png
Azurill
Izabe Island Camerupt.png
Camerupt


Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese プリカシティ Purika City Possibly from paprika
English, Italian Purika City Same as Japanese name
French Purika From its English name
German Furika City Similar to its English name
Spanish Ciudad Purika From its English name
Korean 프리콘시티 Peurikon City Corruption of its Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 普里加市 Pǔlǐjiā shì Transliteration of its Japanese name



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Monsu IslandMuscle IslandNorth PetalburgOldale RuinsPurika CityRinshin TownRiyado TownRubello TownShroomish Forest
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