Sandgem Town

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Sandgem Town マサゴタウン
Masago Town
"Town of Sand!"
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A sandy town that is located right next to a beach. It is redolent with the salty scent of the sea.
Prof. Rowan's lab is the town's landmark. He conducts his studies on Pokémon here.
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Route 202
Route 201
Sandgem Town
Route 219
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Location of Sandgem Town in Sinnoh.

Sandgem Town (Japanese: マサゴタウン Masago Town) is a town in the Sinnoh region. The town notably has sandy terrain to the south, the beginnings of Sandgem Beach. The beach, part of Route 219, is in close proximity to the town itself.

Professor Rowan's laboratory is located here. It is also the hometown of Dawn or Lucas, depending on the player's gender. The little sister of Dawn or Lucas gives information about swarms she sees on television. It is the first location in Sinnoh where Poké Balls are able to be purchased. The town smells of the salty scent of the sea.

Places of interest

Inside the professor's lab

Pokémon Research Lab

The Lab lies right next to the western entrance into Sandgem Town. Professor Rowan works here along with two assistants, one of whom is the father of Dawn/Lucas. It is here that the Professor gives the player their Pokédex.

Professor assistant's house

As the player's pseudo-rival, Dawn (if the player character is male) or Lucas (if the player character is female) will live in the house nearest to the southern entrance. Inside, after receiving the National Pokédex and defeating the Elite Four, their sister will inform the player of any Mass Outbreaks.

Pokémon Center

Main article: Pokémon Center

Sandgem's Pokémon Center is located right next to the Pokémon Research Lab, and is the first Pokémon Center the player will encounter on their journey. It provides an essential place for Trainers from the neighboring routes to stop and rest. A sign outside reads:

Heal Your Pokémon!
Pokémon Center


Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

Sandgem Town in Diamond and Pearl

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum the population of Sandgem Town is 25.

Poké Mart

Main article: Poké Mart

The Poké Mart is next to the northern exit, and is the top-right most building of the town. The Poké Mart has a sign outside which reads:

All Your Item Needs Fulfilled!
Pokémon Mart

Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1200
Max Potion Max Potion7 Badges
Pokémon Dollar2500
Full Restore Full Restore8 Badges
Pokémon Dollar3000
Revive Revive3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1500
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Burn Heal Burn Heal1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Ice Heal Ice Heal1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Full Heal Full Heal5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar600
Escape Rope Escape Rope1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar550
Repel Repel1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar350
Super Repel Super Repel3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar500
Max Repel Max Repel7 Badges
Pokémon Dollar700


Item Location Games
Pokédex Obtained from Professor Rowan in the Pokémon Research Lab  D  P  Pt 
TM Normal TM27 (Return) Obtained from Professor Rowan after leaving his Research Lab  Pt 
National Pokédex Pokédex upgraded by Professor Oak in the Pokémon Research Lab after the player sees all the Pokémon in the Sinnoh region  D  P  Pt 
Poké Radar Poké Radar Obtained from Professor Rowan after Professor Oak gives the player the National Pokédex  D  P  Pt 

In the anime

Sandgem Town in the anime
Professor Rowan's Laboratory

Sandgem Town first appears in the anime in Following A Maiden's Voyage!.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Sandgem Town is Platinum's hometown. On his way to Lake Verity, Diamond accidentally ended up in the Berlitz Family manor.


  • Sandgem's Japanese motto is うみにつながる すなのまち "The sandy town connected to the ocean".
  • The town's English name was first revealed via dialog in Home is Where the Start Is!.
  • This is the first town that contains a Lab that wasn't in a player's hometown.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese マサゴタウン Masago Town 真砂 (masago) means sand.
English Sandgem Town From sand and gem.
French Littorella From littoral.
German Sandgemme From Sand and Gemme, gem.
Italian Sabbiafine Means fine sand.
Spanish Pueblo Arena Arena means sand.
Korean 잔모래마을 Janmorae Maeul From 잔모래 janmorae.
Chinese (Mandarin) 真砂鎮/真砂镇 Zhēnshā Zhèn From the Japanese name. Literally means "Real sand town".
Chinese (Cantonese) 真砂鎮 Jansa Jan Same as Mandarin name.
Vietnamese Thị trấn Masago Transliteration of Japanese name

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