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Sootopolis City ルネシティ
Rune City
"The mystical city where history slumbers."
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Map description
This city, which rises from the crater of a great meteoroid crash, can only be reached through the sea or from the sky.
Sootopolis City Gym - Hoenn Gym #8RSORAS
Wallace
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Water-type
specialist Gym
Rain Badge
Rain Badge
Sootopolis City Gym - Hoenn Gym #8E
Juan
Juan
Water-type
specialist Gym
Rain Badge
Rain Badge
Sootopolis City Gym - Hoenn Gym #8RSORAS
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Cave of Origin
 
Sootopolis City
 
Route 126
 
Location
Hoenn Sootopolis City Map.png
Location of Sootopolis City in Hoenn.

Sootopolis City (Japanese: ルネシティ Rune City) is a city located to the east of the Hoenn mainland.

Sootopolis City plays a major part in the games, as it is the location where the player has their encounter with the Legendary Pokémon GroudonROR or KyogreSAS, and obtain their final Badge.

Sootopolis City has a fantastic nighttime view, with stars peering in through the top of the crater.

In the Pokémon games, Sootopolis City can only be reached by diving through Route 126, or by Flying or soaring. Sootopolis is surrounded by Route 126.

Slogan

The mystical city where history slumbers. (Japanese: れきしが ねむる しんぴの まち The mystical city where history slumbers.)

History

Sootopolis City is located inside of a giant crater.

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, the crater is that of an underwater volcano which erupted and forced itself out of the sea many years ago, eventually filling with rainwater.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the crater was formed by a giant meteorite impact into the ocean of the Hoenn region thousands of years ago, eventually filling with rainwater. People soon began to dwell in the crater for its warm, fresh water and a city soon came forth. The great tree in front of the Cave of Origin was received from AZ when he visited from the Kalos region.

To navigate the city, people have to climb many flights of stairs and Dive under the sea. This causes many of the locals to get into good shape.

Role

Delta Episode

During the Delta Episode, after Steven has informed Wallace of the plan to enter the Sky Pillar, Wallace is outside the Cave of Origin talking to the guard about the great tree. He invites the player to follow him to the Sky Pillar's entrance on Route 131, then leaves.

Places of interest

Cave of Origin

Main article: Cave of Origin

The Cave of Origin is located in Sootopolis, in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire it contains Groudon and Kyogre respectively, while in Pokémon Emerald, Wallace is there, wondering where Rayquaza could be.

Competitive brothers

In the house northeast of the Pokémon Center, there are two brothers who are arguing over two different species of Pokémon. The younger brother is a Fisherman, while the older brother is a Hiker.

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, they are arguing over the sizes of their favorite Pokémon. If a brother is shown a Pokémon of the species he prefers, he will calculate its size give the player a prize if it is bigger than the largest one he had seen before; the younger brother gives an Ether, while the older brother gives an Elixir.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, they are arguing over the cuteness of their favorite Pokémon. If a brother is shown a Pokémon of the species he prefers with an affection level of at least 4, he will give the player a Max Elixir.

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, the younger brother prefers Barboach and the older brother prefers Shroomish. In Pokémon Emerald, the younger brother prefers Seedot and the older brother prefers Lotad.

Sootopolis Gym

Main article: Sootopolis Gym

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, Wallace is the Gym Leader in this city. He uses Water-type Pokémon, and is the one who hands out the Rain Badge.

In Pokémon Emerald, Wallace is the former Gym Leader, with his former mentor Juan resuming the role due to Wallace moving on to become Champion.

Move Tutor

In Pokémon Emerald, inside the Pokémon Center there is a trainer who will teach a compatible Pokémon Double-Edge one time only.

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, in the north-eastern part of Sootopolis City there is a house with an elderly gentleman within it. If the player talks to him with a Dragon-type Pokémon with high friendship, he will offer to teach it Draco Meteor.

Demographics

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the population of Sootopolis City is 39. This is a middling population in Hoenn, despite its near isolation from the rest of the region.

Pokémon Emerald

In Pokémon Emerald, the population of Sootopolis City is 43.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Sootopolis City has a total population of 42.

Poké Mart

Generation III
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
Pokémon Dollar1200
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion
Pokémon Dollar1200
Max Potion Max Potion
Pokémon Dollar2500
Full Heal Full Heal
Pokémon Dollar600
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar1500
Max Repel Max Repel
Pokémon Dollar700
X Attack X Attack
Pokémon Dollar500
X Defend X Defend
Pokémon Dollar550
Shadow Mail Shadow Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Generation VI
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Max Potion Max Potion
Pokémon Dollar2,500
Full Restore Full Restore
Pokémon Dollar3,000
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar1,500
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
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

Items

Item Location Games
TM Fighting VI TM31 (Brick Break) Given by the Black Belt with the Kecleon in the northwestern house (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
None Wailmer Doll Given by girl in the house just east of the Pokémon Center  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Super Potion Super Potion North of Kiri (requires Surf) (hidden)  OR  AS 
Protein Protein Behind the house southeast of the Pokémon Center (hidden)  OR  AS 
HM Water HM07 (Waterfall) Gift from Wallace in front of the Gym after calming Groudon and Kyogre (requires Surf)  E 
Ether Ether From Fisherman if shown a big enough BarboachRS/SeedotE  R  S  E 
Elixir Elixir From Hiker if shown a big enough ShroomishRS/LotadE  R  S  E 
Max Elixir Max Elixir ×2  OR  AS 
TM Bug VI TM83 (Infestation) From a Collector in the Poké Mart for answering Lisia to his question (requires Surf)  OR  AS 
Sablenite Sablenite In the southeast of the area with the entrance to the Cave of Origin (requires Surf)  OR  AS 
Magma Suit Magma Suit From Maxie before entering the Cave of Origin, after Groudon has been awoken (requires Surf)  OR 
Aqua Suit Aqua Suit From Archie before entering the Cave of Origin, after Kyogre has been awoken (requires Surf)  AS 
Red Orb VI Red Orb From Maxie after defeating or capturing Groudon (requires Surf)  OR 
Blue Orb VI Blue Orb From Archie after defeating or capturing Kyogre (requires Surf)  AS 
Eon Flute Eon Flute From Steven after defeating or capturing GroudonOR/KyogreAS (requires Surf)  OR  AS 

Berries from Kiri

Kiri will give the player two Berries each day. Kiri is not present while GroudonROR/KyogreSAS is causing abnormal weather in Sootopolis City.

Item Location Games
Pomeg Berry Pomeg Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Kelpsy Berry Kelpsy Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Qualot Berry Qualot Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Hondew Berry Hondew Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Grepa Berry Grepa Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Tamato Berry Tamato Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Cornn Berry Cornn Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Magost Berry Magost Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Rabuta Berry Rabuta Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Nomel Berry Nomel Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Figy Berry Figy Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Iapapa Berry Iapapa Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Aguav Berry Aguav Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  OR  AS 
Mago Berry Mago Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  OR  AS 
Razz Berry Razz Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  OR  AS 
Wiki Berry Wiki Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  OR  AS 

Pokémon

Generation III

No surfing Pokémon can appear during the battle between Groudon and KyogreE.

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
129 Magikarp
R S E
Surfing Surfing
5-35 100%
Fishing
072 Tentacool
R S E
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5-10 30%
129 Magikarp
R S E
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5-10 70%
129 Magikarp
R S E
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-30 100%
129 Magikarp
R S E
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-35 80%
130 Gyarados
R S E
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
5-45 20%
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 VI

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
129 Magikarp
OR AS
Surfing Surfing
25, 30, 35 100%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
OR AS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5, 10, 15 100%
129 Magikarp
OR AS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
25 100%
129 Magikarp
OR AS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30, 35 95%
130 Gyarados
OR AS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 5%
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.

Layout

Game Surface Underwater
Ruby Sootopolis City RS.png Sootopolis City underwater RSE.png
Sapphire
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Alpha Sapphire
 

In the anime

Sootopolis City in the anime

In the anime, the volcano Sootopolis is built upon opens up at one side, giving access to ferries. It appeared in The Great Eight Fate! and Eight Ain't Enough!, where Ash and his friends visited the city for Ash's final Hoenn League Gym battle. After witnessing a demonstration of Juan's Contest skills, the group was taken to the Sootopolis Gym, where Ash had his final Hoenn Gym battle with Juan. Eventually Ash won, earning him his eighth Hoenn League Badge.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Sootopolis City in Pokémon Adventures

Sootopolis City was first mentioned in Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt I by Mr. Briney when his Whiscash, Whisko, was sensing earthquakes with its whiskers and that many earthquakes have happened there.

After Maxie awakened Groudon and Kyogre at the Seafloor Cavern, the two Legendary Pokémon eventually came face to face in Sootopolis City, where they began a fierce battle with each other. In order to prevent the immense energy resulted by the battle from going out of control, Steven and the Elite Four used the Legendary titans to contain the energy in Sootopolis City. Eventually, the battle was stopped by Ruby and Rayquaza.

Sootopolis City reappeared in PAORAS19, where Zinnia was taken there after Rayquaza rejected her offer to join her in order to destroy the meteoroid headed for Hoenn.

Origin

Sootopolis City appears to be based on the Greek island of Santorini, also known as Thera.

Trivia

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ルネシティ Rune City Possibly from ルネサンス (Renaissance), 流 ru (flow), 瑠璃 ruri (lapis lazuli or its blue color), and 涅 netsu (underwater soil containing alum that is traditionally used in dying black or dark colors)
English Sootopolis City From soot, which is expelled when a volcano erupts, and polis (Greek for city)
French Atalanopolis Possibly from Atlantis and polis, Greek for city. May also be derived from Vanessa atalanta, whose French name (Vulcain) is derived from volcano.
German Xeneroville Possibly from xeno- (foreign), cenere (Italian for ash), or nero (Italian for black) and ville
Italian Ceneride From cenere (ash)
Spanish Arrecípolis From arrecife (coral reef) and polis (Greek for city)
Korean 루네시티 Rune City Same as the Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 琉璃市 Liúlí Shì Rough transliteration of its Japanese name; can be taken as "colored glaze city" or "glass city"
Vietnamese Thành phố Rune Transliteration of Japanese name

References

  1. Director's Column (Japanese)


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