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Santalune City

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Santalune City ハクダンシティ
Hakudan City
"A traditional city."
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Santalune City in {{{variable2}}}.
Map description
Many beginning Trainers gather in this friendly city to start a Pokémon journey.
Santalune City Gym - Kalos Gym #1
specialist Gym
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Bug Badge
Santalune City Gym - Kalos Gym #1
specialist Gym
Bug Badge
Bug Badge
Santalune City Gym - Kalos Gym #1
specialist Gym
Bug Badge
Bug Badge
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Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
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Elite Four
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Route 4
Santalune City
Route 22
Route 3
Kalos Santalune City Map.png
Location of Santalune City in Kalos.

Santalune City (Japanese: ハクダンシティ Hakudan City) is a city located in the Kalos region. It is the hometown of the first Gym Leader, Viola.

Places of interest

Santalune Gym

Main article: Santalune Gym

The Santalune Gym is the official Gym of Santalune City, whose Gym Leader is Viola and specializes in Bug-type Pokémon.

Trainers' School

The Trainers' School is located west of the Gym. Inside are four children and an old man. The old man gives the player three X Attack and three X Defense. On the marker board in the back of the school is a list of status ailments with descriptions.


The population of Santalune City is 36.

Poké Mart

Generation VI (left cashier)
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Paralyze Heal Paralyze Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar250
Burn Heal Burn Heal
Pokémon Dollar250
Ice Heal Ice Heal
Pokémon Dollar250
Escape Rope Escape Rope
Pokémon Dollar550
Repel Repel
Pokémon Dollar350

Generation VI (right cashier)
X Speed X Speed
Pokémon Dollar350
X Attack X Attack
Pokémon Dollar500
X Defense X Defense
Pokémon Dollar550
Guard Spec. Guard Spec.
Pokémon Dollar700
Dire Hit Dire Hit
Pokémon Dollar650
X Accuracy X Accuracy
Pokémon Dollar950
X Sp. Atk X Sp. Atk
Pokémon Dollar350
X Sp. Def X Sp. Def
Pokémon Dollar350


Item Location Games
Bag Great Ball Sprite.png Great Ball ×2
  • Gift from a boy inside of the house behind the Pokémon Center
  • In the grass below and to the right of the tables at the Café on the hill (hidden)
 X  Y 
Bag Antidote Sprite.png Antidote Inside of the lamppost in the southwestern corner of the Café on the hill (hidden)  X  Y 
Bag Super Potion Sprite.png Super Potion Inside of the flower box, second from the left, at the Café on the hill (hidden)  X  Y 
Bag X Attack Sprite.png X Attack ×3 Gift from an old man inside of the Trainers' School  X  Y 
Bag X Defense Sprite.png X Defense ×3 Gift from an old man inside of the Trainers' School  X  Y 
Bag None Sprite.png Roller Skates From Roller Skater Rinka after defeating her in front of the Gym  X  Y 
Bag Exp. Share Sprite.png Exp. Share From Alexa at the entrance to Route 4, after defeating Viola  X  Y 


  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Special Pokémon
083 Farfetch'd
659 Trade
10 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 Pokémon
Roller Skater Rinka
Roller Skater Rinka
リンコ Rinko
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263 Zigzagoon Lv.7
No item

Santalune City in the anime

In the anime

Santalune City was first mentioned by Alexa in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, saying that her sister's Gym is located there and not in Lumiose City. Santalune City made its proper debut appearance in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!, where Ash and his friends arrived there to challenge the Gym.


  • Santalune's Japanese motto is 古式ゆかしい 街 "A traditional city".


Santalune City is based on the city of Fontainebleau, home of the nearby Forest of Fontainebleau.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ハクダンシティ Hakudan City From 白檀 byakudan (Indian sandalwood), which produces aromatic wood used in fragrances and serves as food for several species of moths and butterflies, referencing the gym's specialization in Bug-types
English Santalune City From the genus Santalum or santal (French for sandalwood)
French Neuvartault From Art Nouveau
German Nouvaria City From Art Nouveau
Italian Novartopoli From Art Nouveau
Spanish Ciudad Novarte From Art Nouveau
Korean 백단시티 Baekdan City From 백단 (白檀) baekdan, sandalwood

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