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Sprout Tower

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Sprout Tower マダツボミのとう
Madatsubomi Tower
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS Sprout Tower-Morning.png
Map description: A tower where they study diligently to learn to live with Pokémon.
Location: Violet City
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
Johto Sprout Tower Map.png
Location of Sprout Tower in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

Sprout Tower (Japanese: マダツボミのとう Madatsubomi Tower) is a large pagoda located in Violet City in Johto. The tower itself is over 100 feet tall and is held together by a giant flexible pillar that shakes from side to side. This flexibility protects the tall tower from earthquakes and symbolizes the battles that are occurring on upper floors. This technology is now known as 柔構造 jūkōzō, and applied to hundreds of modern high-rise buildings. Legend has it that a 100-foot-tall Bellsprout was used to make the swaying pillar. It is inhabited by monks who study diligently and teach that all living beings coexist through cooperation. These monks primarily train Bellsprout, but occasionally use Hoothoot as well.

Geography

Sprout Tower in Generation IV
Sprout Tower in Generation II

Sprout Tower is a three-tiered tower with multiple eaves. Like the Bell Tower and the Burned Tower, it is constructed solely out of wood, creating a multi-story effect. The design of Sprout Tower is inspired by Buddhist temples in the Nara Prefecture of Japan, such as Kōfuku-ji and Hōryū-ji temples. Before the tower is a beautiful lake in the center of Violet City, hosting a couple of modern bridges that stretch across the water. Sprout Tower is dedicated to the gentle and peaceful nature of Bellsprout. The giant spine-like pillar located in the center of the tower acts as a support for the old tower structure, and it even protects the tall tower from sudden earthquakes. It is said that the main swaying pillar was, in fact, once a 100-foot-tall Bellsprout.

Sprout Tower is three stories tall. The ground floor is for tourists, who come to see the unique style in which the tower is built. There are two upper levels, which are dedicated to Pokémon training. There, monks study diligently, train their gentle Bellsprout, and come to learn that all living beings coexist through cooperation. The monks of the tower train Bellsprout, each having at least one in his party; others have occasionally trained Hoothoot as well. The upper floors are also riddled with wild Rattata that inhabit the wooden pillars and columns; as night falls, ghosts are said to appear in the tower, in the form of Gastly.

In the games, when the player first encounters the Elder, Li, he has just been defeated by Silver, who uses an Escape Rope to exit the tower easily. After defeating the Elder, the player will receive Flash, an HM in Generation II and a TM in Generation IV.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Paralyze Heal Sprite.png Parlyz Heal 1F; hallway on the east side  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag X Defense Sprite.png X Defend 2F; hallway on left, near north wall  G  S 
Bag X Accuracy Sprite.png X Accuracy 2F; hallway on left, near north wall  C  HG  SS 
Bag Potion Sprite.png Potion 3F; next to left statue, near ladder to 2F  G  S  HG  SS 
Bag Escape Rope Sprite.png Escape Rope 3F; near wall, east of Li  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM05 (Flash) 3F; gift from Li after defeating him  G  S  C 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 (Flash) 3F; gift from Li after defeating him  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
1F-3F
019 Rattata
G S C
1F-3F 1F-3F
3-6 100% 100% 0%
019 Rattata
G S C
1F-3F 1F-3F
3-5 0% 0% 15%
092 Gastly
G S C
1F-3F 1F-3F
3-6 0% 0% 85%
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  
Morning Day Night
1F-3F
019 Rattata
HG SS
1F-3F 1F-3F
3-6 100% 100% 0%
019 Rattata
HG SS
1F-3F 1F-3F
3-5 0% 0% 15%
092 Gastly
HG SS
1F-3F 1F-3F
3-6 0% 0% 85%
Special Pokémon
263 Zigzagoon
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
3-4 20%
307 Meditite
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
5 20%
327 Spinda
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
5 20%
441 Chatot
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
3-4 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.

Trainers

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
Sage Nico
Sage Nico
チンネン Chinnen
Reward: PokémonDollar.png96
069 Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
069 Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
069 Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
Sage Chow
Sage Chow
モクネン Mokunen
Reward: PokémonDollar.png96
069 Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
069 Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
069 Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
Sage Edmond
Sage Edmond
エイソウ Eisō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png96
069 Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
069 Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
069 Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
Sage Jin
Sage Jin
ソウネン Sōnen
Reward: PokémonDollar.png192
069 Bellsprout Lv.6
No item
Sage Neal
Sage Neal
カクネン Kakunen
Reward: PokémonDollar.png192
069 Bellsprout Lv.6
No item
Sage Troy
Sage Troy
カイネン Kainen
Reward: PokémonDollar.png224
069 Bellsprout Lv.7
No item
163 Hoothoot Lv.7
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.



Generation IV

Trainer Pokémon
Sage Nico
Sage Nico
チンネン Chinnen
Reward: PokémonDollar.png144
069 Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
069 Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
069 Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
Sage Chow
Sage Chow
モクネン Mokunen
Reward: PokémonDollar.png144
069 Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
069 Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
069 Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
Sage Edmond
Sage Edmond
エイソウ Eisō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png144
069 Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
069 Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
069 Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
Sage Jin
Sage Jin
ソウネン Sōnen
Reward: PokémonDollar.png288
069 Bellsprout Lv.6
No item
Sage Neal
Sage Neal
カクネン Kakunen
Reward: PokémonDollar.png288
069 Bellsprout Lv.6
No item
Sage Troy
Sage Troy
カイネン Kainen
Reward: PokémonDollar.png336
069 Bellsprout Lv.7
No item
163 Hoothoot Lv.7
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.



Layout

Version 1F 2F 3F
Gold Sprout Tower 1F GS.png Sprout Tower 2F GS.png Sprout Tower 3F GS.png
Silver
Crystal Sprout Tower 1F C.png Sprout Tower 2F C.png Sprout Tower 3F C.png
HeartGold Sprout Tower 1F HGSS.png Sprout Tower 2F HGSS.png Sprout Tower 3F HGSS.png
SoulSilver
 

Eyecatch

In the anime

Sprout Tower in the anime

Ash, his friends and the people at Earl's Pokémon academy visit the Sprout Tower in A Bout with Sprout. Team Rocket takes over Sprout Tower as a way of luring Ash and Zackie there. Zackie rescues Pikachu with the help from his newly caught Bellsprout and the villains are sent blasting off via Pikachu's Thunderbolt.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Sprout Tower in Pokémon Adventures

Gold goes in the Sprout Tower in Bellsprout Rout to search for Silver. He encounters six Sages along the way and he defeats their Bellsprout using Exbo. Gold finds Silver on the third floor and they have a battle in Totodile Rock. However, the battle was called off as Exbo's SmokeScreen activates a trap set by the monks. Exbo and Totodile work together to defeat the trap. Silver and Totodile flee Sprout Tower with Totodile evolving into Croconaw in the process.

In the TCG

The Sprout Tower was featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards named Sprout Tower.

Sprout Tower
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Sprout Tower T [St] Neo Genesis Uncommon 97/111 Gold, Silver, to a New World... Uncommon  
 

Trivia

  • It is actually possible to use Dig to escape from Sprout Tower—even the top floor—and return to the entrance; this is because, as can be seen from the in-battle background used in Generation IV, Sprout Tower is classified as a cave area, rather than a building, likely to allow wild Pokémon to be found. This is also the case with the Bell Tower and Burned Tower.
    • Due to this, unlike other buildings, Burmy will take on its Sandy Cloak, rather than its Trash Cloak, if it battles here.
  • In Chuang Yi's translation of Pokémon Adventures, Sprout Tower is named the Bellsprout Pagoda.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 喇叭芽之塔 Lǎbāyá-zhī Tǎ
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Bellsprout Toren
Finland Flag.png Finnish Sprout-torni
France Flag.png European French Tour Chétiflor
Germany Flag.png German Knofensaturm
Italy Flag.png Italian Torre Sprout
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모다피의 탑 Modapi-yi Tap
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Torre Bellsprout



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Landmarks
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