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Lake Valor

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Lake Valor リッシこ
Risshi Lake
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Lake Valor Pt.png
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Location: South end of Route 214
Region: Sinnoh
Generations: IV
Sinnoh Lake Valor Map.png
Location of Lake Valor in Sinnoh.
Pokémon world locations

Lake Valor (Japanese: リッシこ Risshi Lake) is a location in the region of Sinnoh. Here, Team Galactic's Commander Saturn is battled for the first time. Within the cave in the center of the lake resides the legendary Pokémon Azelf.

During the events of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Team Galactic used a Galactic Bomb to dry up the lake. The resulting earthquake was felt in Canalave City, located at the opposite end of Sinnoh. After Dialga, Palkia, or Giratina has been captured or defeated at Mt. Coronet, the lake will appear rejuvenated.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 (Thunder) At the right edge of tall grass in the southeast part of the lake (requires Surf)  D  P  Pt 
Bag HP Up Sprite.png HP Up In the northwest while the lake is dry (hidden)  D  P  Pt 

Pokémon

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
054 Psyduck
D P Pt
Grass Grass
35-36 20%
054 Psyduck
D P Pt
Grass Grass
38-39 15%
055 Golduck
D P Pt
Grass Grass
40-41 15%
164 Noctowl
D P Pt
Grass Grass
34-36 0% 0% 20%
397 Staravia
D P Pt
Grass Grass
34-36 25% 25% 5%
397 Staravia
D P Pt
Grass Grass
38-40 35%
400 Bibarel
D P Pt
Grass Grass
34-36 45%
400 Bibarel
D P Pt
Grass Grass
39-41 35%
433 Chingling
D P Pt
Grass Grass
35-36 10%
Surfing
054 Psyduck
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-40 90%
055 Golduck
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-40 10%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
D P Pt
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
3-15 100%
118 Goldeen
D P Pt
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 35%
129 Magikarp
D P Pt
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 65%
119 Seaking
D P Pt
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-55 35%
130 Gyarados
D P Pt
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-55 65%
Swarm
108 Lickitung
D P Pt
Swarm Swarm
34-36 40%
Special Pokémon
202 Wobbuffet
D P Pt
Poké Radar Poké Radar
35-36 22%
202 Wobbuffet
D P Pt
Poké Radar Poké Radar
38-40 22%
337 Lunatone
D P Pt
Sapphire Dual-slot
Sapphire
35 8%
337 Lunatone
D P Pt
Sapphire Dual-slot
Sapphire
40-41 8%
338 Solrock
D P Pt
Ruby Dual-slot
Ruby
35 8%
338 Solrock
D P Pt
Ruby Dual-slot
Ruby
40-41 8%
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.

Valor Cavern

Azelf in Valor Cavern
  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
482 Azelf
D P Pt
Premier Ball Only one
50 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.

Trainers

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Trainer Pokémon
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1320
431 Glameow Lv.33
No item
453 Croagunk Lv.33
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1440
042 Golbat Lv.32
No item
453 Croagunk Lv.36
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1240
453 Croagunk Lv.34
No item
269 Dustox Lv.31
No item
267 Beautifly Lv.31
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.



Pokémon Platinum

Trainer Pokémon
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1400
431 Glameow Lv.35
No item
198 Murkrow Lv.35
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1480
042 Golbat Lv.37
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1320
453 Croagunk Lv.33
No item
228 Houndour Lv.33
No item
434 Stunky Lv.33
No item
431 Glameow Lv.33
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.



Layout

Version Lake Dry Lake Cavern
Diamond Lake Valor DP.png Lake Valor Dry DP.png Lake Valor Cavern DP.png
Pearl
Platinum Lake Valor Pt.png Lake Valor Dry Pt.png Lake Valor Cavern Pt.png
 

In the anime

Lake Valor in the anime

Lake Valor was the location of the Wallace Cup tournament and the Sinnoh Grand Festival. Like the games, the Hotel Grand Lake and Seven Stars Restaurant were located nearby, and Ash, Dawn, Brock, and May all battled the owners of the restaurant, Roman and Kylie.

In Pruning a Passel of Pals!, Ash decided to go for a walk with Pikachu after falling out of bed. At the lake, he had a brief encounter with the projected soul of Azelf, similar to Dawn's and Brock's encounters with Mesprit and Uxie, respectively.

In The Needs of the Three!, it was explained that Lake Valor, as well as all three of Sinnoh's lakes, are the entrances to another world where the lake guardians live, and they do not actually live in the lakes themselves.

In the same episode, Pokémon Hunter J dropped the Galactic Bomb, bringing out Azelf from its home and drawing out Mesprit and Uxie when their comrade was captured. She was challenged by Gary, who was working with Professor Rowan, but Saturn's Toxicroak quickly took care of his Umbreon and Electivire.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

At the end of Bombastic Bibarel & Heroic Hippopotas, Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, along with Dr. Footstep, were thrown to the lakeside by a Sand Tomb created by wild Hippowdon. Diamond and Platinum ended up on the shore and while seeking for their comrades, Diamond told Platinum about a mysterious incident that happened to him when he was little at Lake Verity. After this, they encounter two scientists, who intend to take them away which leads to a battle. Meanwhile, Pearl and Dr. Footstep who ended up on the opposite shore of the lake but are thrown on an island in the middle of the lake by a wild Staraptor. In the midst of the battle between Diamond and Platinum and the scientists, a strange light coming from the center of the lake gives Diamond and Platinum a chance to resolve the battle. Pearl and Dr. Footstep swim to the shore and see the two scientists binded. After Diamond explaining them what had happened, Platinum faints due to the burden of the battle. At morning, she wakes up, shocked upon noticing they had camped out the previous night, opposed to her plan of staying at Hotel Grand Lake. After the first shock she recovers and enjoys the sunrise. Diamond and Pearl come with breakfast. As the trio leaves, Pearl looks up the lake contemplatively.

Later, after Diamond, Pearl and Platinum decide to split up to stop Team Galactic, Pearl heads towards Lake Valor. In Tackling Tangrowth, Team Galactic blows up the lake in order to awaken and capture the Lake guardians.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

The lake makes its first appearance in The Legendary Pokémon, Captured where it was all dried up from the explosion caused by Saturn putting off a Galactic Bomb.

Trivia

  • At each of Sinnoh's lakes, a TM can be found containing a powerful move of a different type. Lake Valor's TM is Electric-type.
  • For some reason, the damage caused by Team Galactic's bomb is fixed when later returning.
  • There appears to be the dried-up remains of a river that would flow into the lake on the northwest side that vanishes when the lake is restored. However, it is also possible that the bomb was detonated in the upper left corner of the lake, and consequently blew away the land in this area.
  • When the bomb is set off here, the blast is powerful enough to be felt in Canalave City on the other side of Sinnoh, but there is no damage to the Magikarp living in the lake or the surrounding area, besides the obvious crater and disappearance of water.
  • The Galactic Bomb in the anime functions differently from its counterpart in the games. Instead of a violent detonation that destroys the landscape and drains Lake Valor, it creates a spatial anomaly that either makes the water disappear or repels it and forcibly pulls Azelf out of hiding.
  • Lake Valor is the only Sinnoh lake that is not entered from the south.

Name origin

Valor means "courage". This is fitting, as Azelf is the Willpower Pokémon.

Risshi is from 立志 risshi, "resolve" or "aspiration".

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 立志湖 Lìzhì
Finland Flag.png Finnish Valor-järvi
France Flag.png European French Lac Courage
Germany Flag.png German See der Kühnheit
Italy Flag.png Italian Lago Valore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 입지호수 Ipji Hosu
Poland Flag.png Polish Jezioro Waleczności
Portugal Flag.png European Portuguese Lago Bravura
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Lago Valor



Sinnoh
Coal Badge.png Forest Badge.png Cobble Badge.png Fen Badge.png Relic Badge.png Mine Badge.png Icicle Badge.png Beacon Badge.png
Settlements
Twinleaf TownSandgem TownJubilife CityOreburgh CityFloaroma TownEterna CityHearthome City
Solaceon TownVeilstone CityPastoria CityCelestic TownCanalave CitySnowpoint CitySunyshore City
Pokémon LeagueFight AreaSurvival AreaResort Area
Routes
201202203204205206207208209210211212213214215
216217218219220221222223224225226227228229230
Landmarks
Lake Verity (Lakefront) • Oreburgh GateOreburgh MineOreburgh Mining MuseumGlobal TerminalRavaged Path
Floaroma MeadowValley WindworksEterna ForestOld ChateauThe UndergroundWayward CaveMt. Coronet
Amity SquareLost TowerHallowed TowerSolaceon RuinsLake Valor (Lakefront) • Great MarshPokémon Mansion
Fuego IronworksIron IslandLake Acuity (Lakefront) • Spear PillarVictory RoadPal ParkBattle Zone
Battle Park (Tower)/FrontierStark MountainSnowpoint TempleSpring PathSendoff SpringTurnback Cave
Fullmoon IslandNewmoon IslandSeabreak PathFlower ParadiseHall of Origin
Access to
Distortion World


Game locations of legendary Pokémon
Kanto Seafoam IslandsPower PlantVictory RoadCerulean Cave
Route 10Route 25Pewter CityRoaming Pokémon
Sevii Islands Mt. EmberNavel RockBirth Island
Johto Ilex ForestBell TowerWhirl IslandsMt. Silver
Burned TowerEmbedded TowerRoaming Pokémon
Hoenn Desert RuinsIsland CaveAncient TombCave of OriginMarine Cave
Terra CaveSky PillarSouthern IslandRoaming Pokémon
Sinnoh Acuity CavernValor CavernSpear PillarTurnback Cave
Rock Peak RuinsIceberg RuinsIron RuinsSnowpoint TempleStark Mountain
Newmoon IslandFlower ParadiseHall of OriginRoaming Pokémon
Unova Guidance ChamberTrial ChamberRumination FieldN's CastleAbundant Shrine
Giant ChasmDragonspiral TowerLiberty GardenRoute 11Route 13Route 22
Route 23Celestial TowerNacrene CityUnderground RuinsTwist Mountain
DreamyardMarvelous BridgeReversal MountainRoaming Pokémon
Kalos Sea Spirit's DenTeam Flare Secret HQTerminus CaveUnknown DungeonRoaming Pokémon
Other Faraway IslandDistortion WorldSinjoh Ruins

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