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Vermilion City クチバシティ
Kuchiba City
"The Port of Exquisite Sunsets"
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Map description
A southern city that is bathed in orange by the setting sun.
Vermilion City Gym - Kanto Gym #3
Lt. Surge
Lt. Surge
Electric-type
specialist Gym
Thunder Badge
Thunder Badge
Vermilion City Gym - Kanto Gym #3
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Electric-type
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Vermilion City Gym - Kanto Gym #3
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Electric-type
specialist Gym
Thunder Badge
Thunder Badge
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Route 6
 
Vermilion City
Route 11
Location
Kanto Vermilion City Map.png
Location of Vermilion City in Kanto.
Vermilion City RBY.png Vermilion City GSC.png Vermilion City FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III

Vermilion City (Japanese: クチバシティ Kuchiba City) is a city in Kanto.

Situated near a sea inlet to the south, it serves as a popular sea port for ships such as the S.S. Anne. Vermilion Harbor is a home port for many ships. The S.S. Anne sails around the world and returns to Vermilion once a year. The S.S. Aqua sails from Olivine City in Johto to Vermilion Harbor. The ten Seagallop Ferries sail regularly to all of the Sevii Islands. Aside from the harbor, the other exits to the city are Route 11 and Diglett's Cave to the east. North of the city is Route 6.

Places of interest

Vermilion City is home to the "Lightning American" Lt. Surge, the Leader of the Electric-specialist Gym. The people in the town are careful about pollution, as they are afraid that an infestation of Grimer could occur if the seas were ever polluted, as Celadon City suffers from this in Generations II and IV. Wild Pokémon appear in the sea around the city. Vermilion is also home to the Fan Club Chairman. He can be found in the Pokémon Fan Club house located just slightly north of the Gym. By talking to him, the player can obtain a voucher for a free bike, the only way to obtain a bike since the price of PokémonDollar.png1,000,000 is impossible.

Harbor

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Map of harbor (all generations).

Vermilion HarborRBYFRLG or Vermilion Port EntranceGSCHGSS (Japanese: クチバみなといりぐち Kuchiba Port Entrance) is one of the larger docks in the Kanto region, and ships such as the S.S. Anne, S.S. Aqua, and Seagallop Ferries dock here.

S.S. Anne

The S.S. Anne moored in the harbor on Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Main article: S.S. Anne

The S.S. Anne is a well-known luxury cruise liner that sails the world, stopping annually in Vermilion City. In the Generation I games and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the player can board the S.S. Anne if they have an S.S. Ticket, but cannot stay on it for its departure. This ship contains many Trainers looking for a battle.

S.S. Aqua

Main article: S.S. Aqua

In the Generation II games and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the S.S. Aqua takes the place of the S.S. Anne, and travels between Vermilion City and Olivine City in Johto on Wednesdays and Sundays. The player must have the S.S. Ticket in order to board it.

Pokémon Fan Club

Main article: Pokémon Fan Club
The Vermilion City's Fan Club in FireRed and LeafGreen

The Kanto chapter of the Pokémon Fan Club is located in Vermilion. The Pokémon Fan Club is an organization spread throughout the Pokémon world, with at least one Club House in nearly every region. The Fan Club is basically a place for people to meet and chat about their favorite Pokémon and to show off their collections to each other. In general, the members are usually more oriented to unevolved, cute Pokémon.

By talking to the Fan Club Chairman he will start a long talk with the player. He talks about his two favorite Pokémon, Rapidash and Fearow at length and then gives the player a voucher to get a bicycle. In Pokémon Yellow he got a new hobby - taking Pokémon photos. The big photos of his Rapidash and Fearow can be seen on the walls of the clubhouse. He appears again in Generation II and its Generation IV remakes in the same place. Again, he talks about his Rapidash and gives the player a Rare Candy for listening to his story.

Pokémon Fan Club
All Pokémon Fans Welcome!

Vermilion Gym

Main article: Vermilion Gym
Vermilion Gym

The Vermilion Gym is the official Gym of Vermilion City. Its Gym Leader, Lt. Surge, focuses on Electric-type Pokémon. Trainers who defeat him receive the Thunder Badge. The Vermilion Gym appears in all games set in the Kanto region, appearing much the same in each: the main room is filled with 15 trash cans, and Trainers are scattered about this room. Beyond this room is another, guarded by electric doors in Generation I, and an electric fence in Generation III. The only way to get in the final room in these generations, where Lt. Surge is located, is to find two switches underneath the trash cans. If the first switch was found, but the player incorrectly guessed the second one, the traps would reset. In Generation II, these traps are not turned on. After Lt. Surge is defeated, he will give the player the Thunder Badge, TM34 (Shock Wave) or TM24 (Thunderbolt) in Generation I, and the ability to use Fly outside of battle.

Construction site

In the northeastern part of the city, there is an old man whose Machop is preparing a plot of land for construction of a building. They still have not finished three years after he started in Generation I, as he does not have enough money to begin building. This man's Machop can cause a glitch in Generation II. In Generation IV, the construction site consumes most of the north-eastern side of the city, playing a slightly bigger role in the game; there are many smashable rocks surrounding the building site that conceal many hidden items such as Shards, Heart Scales, and other valuable items.

In-game trade

In one of the houses south and a little east of the Pokémon Center is a girl that wants to trade the player a Farfetch'd for a Spearow. The Farfetch'd will be nicknamed "CH'DING" ("DUX" in Generation I), and it will be holding a Stick. The OT will be "ELYSSA" and its ID will be 08810. The Pokémon's level will be the same as the one that the player traded. Oddly enough, when traded to Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald or transferred to Generation IV, the OT is shown as being colored blue - despite that the previous owner of that Farfetch'd is a girl, and even has a girl name. The OT also remains blue upon transferring it further into Generation V. It is unknown if this minor oversight will ever get fixed.

Fishing Brother

In Generations I and III, a man known as the Fishing Guru can be found in Vermilion City who gives away an Old Rod to the player. Later (in Generations II and IV), he is known as the Fishing Dude and claims to be the eldest of the Fishing Brothers.

Sleeping Pokémon notice

There's a notice in Generations I and III near the entrance to Diglett's Cave about a sleeping Pokémon that's blocking Route 12, advising people wishing to go to Lavender Town to detour through the Rock Tunnel instead in the meantime.

NOTICE!

ROUTE 12 may be blocked off by a
sleeping POKéMON.
Detour through ROCK TUNNEL to
LAVENDER TOWN.

VERMILION POLICE

Demographics

Pokémon Red and Blue

In Pokémon Red and Blue, the population of Vermilion City is 25 (not including the passengers on the S.S. Anne).

Pokémon Yellow

In Pokémon Yellow, the population of Vermilion City has increased to 26 (not including the passengers on the S.S. Anne). This is because Officer Jenny has been added.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the population of Viridian City is 30. The increase in population is possibly due to the addition of the harbor building.

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Vermilion City has a population of 29 (not including the passengers on the S.S. Anne).

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the population of Vermilion City is 34; the population has increased by five since Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, possibly due to the addition of the harbor building.

Poké Mart

Generation I and III
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Antidote Antidote*
Pokémon Dollar100
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar250
Ice Heal Ice Heal
Pokémon Dollar250
Repel Repel
Pokémon Dollar350

Generation II
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar1,500
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar250
Burn Heal Burn Heal
Pokémon Dollar250
unknown Litebluemail
Pokémon Dollar50

Generation IV - Bottom
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
Pokémon Dollar1200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar200
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion
Pokémon Dollar1200
Max Potion Max Potion
Pokémon Dollar2500
Full Restore Full Restore
Pokémon Dollar3000
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar1500
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Parlyz Heal Parlyz 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

Generation IV - Top
Air Mail Air Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Nest Ball Nest Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
Dusk Ball Dusk Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
Quick Ball Quick Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether On the house next to the Pokémon Fan Club house (requires Surf) (hidden)  R  B  Y 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether Five steps south and one step west of the Pokémon Center entrance (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Stick Sprite.png Stick Held by CH'DING, a Farfetch'd the player can obtain in a trade  FR  LG 
Bag Vs. Seeker Sprite.png Vs. Seeker Received from the female at the Pokémon Center counter  FR  LG 
Bag Bike Voucher Sprite.png Bike Voucher Received from the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Old Rod Sprite.png Old Rod Received from the Fishing Guru  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal In the bush next to Vermilion Gym (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag HP Up Sprite.png HP Up Received from the man east of the Poké Mart after obtaining all 16 Badges  G  S  C 
Bag Iron Sprite.png Iron In Vermilion Harbor, northeast of the S.S. Aqua (hidden)(requires Surf)  C 
Bag Big Pearl Sprite.png Big Pearl On the sandbar south of the walkway leading to Vermilion Harbor (can only be accessed from Route 11) (requires Surf) (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal In the southeastern corner of the construction site (requires Rock Smash)(hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Heart Scale Sprite.png Heart Scale On the second northernmost boat (requires Surf) (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Iron Sprite.png Iron In Vermilion Harbor, southeast of the S.S. Aqua (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Luck Incense Sprite.png Luck Incense On the sandbar north of the walkway leading to Vermilion Harbor (requires Surf)  HG  SS 
Bag Pearl Sprite.png Pearl ×2

On the sandbar south of the walkway leading to Vermilion Harbor (can only be accessed from Route 11) (requires Surf) (hidden)

 HG  SS 
Bag PP Max Sprite.png PP Max Received from the man east of the Poké Mart after obtaining all 16 Badges  HG  SS 
Bag Sticky Barb Sprite.png Sticky Barb In the section of land east of the walkway leading to Vermilion Harbor (can only be accessed from Route 11)  HG  SS 
Bag Lost Item IV Sprite.png Lost Item Received from a member of the Pokémon Fan Club after hearing about Copycat's missing doll  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy Received from the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Rock Smash

Item Location Games
Bag Blue Shard Sprite.png Blue Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Green Shard Sprite.png Green Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Heart Scale Sprite.png Heart Scale Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Red Shard Sprite.png Red Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Star Piece Sprite.png Star Piece Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Yellow Shard Sprite.png Yellow Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
083 Farfetch'd
R B Y
021 Trade
Spearow
The same as the Traded Pokémon One
007 Squirtle
R B Y
Gift Gift
10 One
Fishing
129 Magikarp
R B Y
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
060 Poliwag
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
118 Goldeen
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
072 Tentacool
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
10-20 90%
090 Shellder
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 50%
098 Krabby
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 50%
116 Horsea
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
5 10%
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.

Harbor

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Fishing
129 Magikarp
R B Y
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
060 Poliwag
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
118 Goldeen
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
072 Tentacool
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
10-15 70%
090 Shellder
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 50%
090 Shellder
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
10 10%
098 Krabby
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 50%
120 Staryu
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 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 II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
072 Tentacool
G S C
Surfing Surfing
30-39 90%
073 Tentacruel
G S C
Surfing Surfing
35-39 10%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
072 Tentacool
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
072 Tentacool
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
170 Chinchou
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 20%
090 Shellder
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 10%
170 Chinchou
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 40%
090 Shellder
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 30%
073 Tentacruel
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
171 Lanturn
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
Special Pokémon
143 Snorlax
G S C
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.

Harbor

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
072 Tentacool
G S C
Surfing Surfing
30-39 90%
073 Tentacruel
G S C
Surfing Surfing
35-39 10%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
072 Tentacool
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
072 Tentacool
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
170 Chinchou
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 20%
090 Shellder
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 10%
170 Chinchou
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 40%
090 Shellder
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 30%
073 Tentacruel
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
171 Lanturn
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
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 III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Special Pokémon
083 Farfetch'd
FR LG
021 Trade
Spearow
The same as the Traded Pokémon One
Surfing
072 Tentacool
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
5-40 100%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
116 Horsea
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
116 Horsea
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
098 Krabby
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
098 Krabby
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
116 Horsea
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 44%
116 Horsea
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 4%
090 Shellder
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
120 Staryu
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
130 Gyarados
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 15%
098 Krabby
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
054 Psyduck
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 1%
079 Slowpoke
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 1%
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.

Harbor

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
072 Tentacool
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
5-40 100%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
116 Horsea
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
116 Horsea
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
098 Krabby
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
098 Krabby
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
116 Horsea
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 44%
098 Krabby
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 44%
090 Shellder
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
120 Staryu
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
130 Gyarados
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 15%
054 Psyduck
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 1%
079 Slowpoke
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 1%
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  
050 Diglett
HG SS
Rock Smash Rock Smash
24-37 90%
213 Shuckle
HG SS
Rock Smash Rock Smash
32-35 10%
Headbutt
021 Spearow
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
11-16 50%
214 Heracross
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
11-13 30%
415 Combee
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
11-16 20%
Surfing
072 Tentacool
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
30-35 90%
073 Tentacruel
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
35 10%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
072 Tentacool
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
072 Tentacool
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 30%
170 Chinchou
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 7%
090 Shellder
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 3%
170 Chinchou
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 60%
090 Shellder
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 30%
073 Tentacruel
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 7%
171 Lanturn
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 3%
Swarm
278 Wingull
HG SS
Swarm Swarm
35 60%
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.

Differences among generations

Vermilion Port in Generation IV

Much has changed from Generation I to Generation III. Most of the city is now covered in grass and sandy patches along the shoreline. The construction site has grown, while the Pokémon Fan Club has been redesigned and expanded. The S.S. Anne's port has also had an archway added to the entrance. In Generation II nothing major has changed, though the city has extended into Route 11 near Diglett's Cave and the Vermilion City port has been redesigned into a building, where the S.S. Aqua transports passengers to and from Olivine City in Johto. Also, Snorlax was also relocated from Route 12 to the entrance to Diglett's Cave. To move it, Trainers had to use a Pokégear tuned to the PokéFlute Channel, as the Poké Flute did not exist in the Generation II games. In Generation IV, the Diglett's Cave is pushed back to Route 11.

In the spin-off games

In Pokémon Pinball

In Pokémon Pinball, Vermilion City makes two appearances: the Seaside (Red table) and the Streets (Blue table).

In the Red table, called "Vermilion City Seaside", catchable Pokémon include: Pidgey, Ekans, Oddish, Farfetch'd, Shellder and Krabby.

In the Blue table, called "Vermilion City Streets", catchable Pokémon include: Sandshrew, Farfetch'd, Shellder, Drowzee, Krabby and Pinsir.

In the anime

Vermilion City in the anime

Vermilion City debuts in Electric Shock Showdown, where Ash battles Lt. Surge for his third Badge. The harbor appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne, when Ash, Misty, and Brock boarded the St. Anne.

O has a Pokémon Ping-Pong center, where he is training Dawn's Ambipom, in Vermilion City.

In Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!, Ash and company's tour of the Decolore Islands ended at Vermilion City. The city was shown to have a local train station, with Iris and Cilan taking the train to Saffron City in order to board the Magnet Train there. Alexa also bought Cloyster boxed lunches for the two, which is exclusively sold in Vermilion City.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Vermilion is split into two main areas; the center city and the port. The Kanto Pokémon Fan Club headquarters is located in the center city and the S.S. Anne arrives once in a month in the port. Some of the citizens are Pokéfans and Sailors.

The first visit to Vermilion covers the rounds from Danger: High Voltorb to Buzz Off, Electabuzz!. Here, Red saves the citizens' Pokémon kidnapped by Lt. Surge.

The Vermilion Harbor is the setting of six rounds beginning with Ekans the Ecstasy through to Breath of Dragonair Part 3. In these chapters, the S.S. Anne sinks to the bottom of the harbor. Yellow is also told the legend of the harbor by the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman: apparently, four evolutionary stones lie at the bottom of the harbor and never lose their powers of starting a Pokémon's evolution.

In the FireRed and LeafGreen chapter, Red and Blue flew to Vermilion to board the Seagallop for Knot Island. The Seagallop returned to Vermilion carrying Blue, Green and her parents, Lorelei, Ultima and Professor Oak, at the same time that a Team Rocket airship, that Red was trying to control, was about to crash somewhere in Vermilion.

Trivia

The truck, as it appears in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
  • Its Japanese motto is クチバは オレンジ ゆうやけのいろ "Kuchiba is the color of orange sunsets."
  • In Generation I, a truck appears as scenery in the S.S. Anne's port, though it is only visible if the player actively seeks it out. Due to the scarcity of scenery in the Generation I games, as they were on a less powerful system, rumors began to spring up about the availability of Mew through a Poké Ball that could be found underneath. Though the rumor has long since been proven false, the truck makes a reappearance in the Generation III remakes. This time, an item can be found — a Lava Cookie —, not available until later on in the games.
  • Vermilion City and Cinnabar Island are named after the same color in the English versions of the Pokémon games but not in the Japanese versions, since クチバ vermilion refers to a shade of orange while グレン crimson refers to a shade of red. Vermilion is an orange-red pigment, produced from the orange-red mineral cinnabar. This explains why Vermilion City is colored orange while Cinnabar Island is colored red in the Generation I games when played with the Super Game Boy enhancements enabled on a compatible system or with the Game Boy Color enhancements available in the international releases of Pokémon Yellow.
  • In Generations II and IV, there is a photo of people fishing inside the Fishing Dude's house. The player's reaction differs between the two generations:
    • Generation II: "It's a photo of people fishing... They're having a great time..."
    • Generation IV: "You found something in between the pages... It's a photo of people fishing... They look identical!"

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese クチバシティ Kuchiba City 朽葉色 (kuchiba iro) refers to the orange color of decayed leaves.
English Vermilion City From vermilion, a reddish-orange pigment produced from the mineral cinnabar.
French Carmin sur mer From carmin, carmine, and sur mer (at the sea).
Czech Rumělkové město Rumělka means cinnabar, město is city (or town)
German Orania City From orange.
Italian Aranciopoli From arancione, orange (color), and the suffix -poli, meaning city.
Polish Orania From German Orania.
Spanish Ciudad Carmín
Ciudad Vermilion
Carmín means carmine.
Korean 갈색시티 Galsaek City 갈색 (褐色) galsaek means "brown."
Chinese (Mandarin) 枯葉市 / 枯叶市 Kūyè Shì 枯葉/枯叶 (kūyè) means "dried leaves."
Chinese (Cantonese) 秋色市 Causik Si 秋色 (causik) means "autumn colored."



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