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Violet City

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Violet City キキョウシティ
Kikyō City
"The City of Nostalgic Scents"
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Map description
This old village is still surrounded by trees and other scenery.
Violet City Gym - Johto Gym #1
Falkner
Falkner
Flying-type
specialist Gym
Zephyr Badge
Zephyr Badge
Violet City Gym - Johto Gym #1
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Zephyr Badge
Zephyr Badge
Violet City Gym - Johto Gym #1
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Flying-type
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Zephyr Badge
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Route 36
Violet City
Route 31
 
Route 32
 
Location
Johto Violet City Map.png
Location of Violet City in Johto.
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Gen II

Violet City (Japanese: キキョウシティ Kikyō City) is located in central Johto. It is the third city encountered in Johto by the player. Pokémon Trainers often come to Violet City in order to win the Zephyr Badge from Falkner, the Violet Gym Leader, who specializes in Flying-type Pokémon. The city has three entrances, one from the east via Route 31, one from the south via Route 32, and one from the west via Route 36.

Slogan

The City of Nostalgic Scents (Japanese, Generation II: なつかしい かおりのする まち The city of nostalgic scents.; Generation IV: なつかしい かおりの まち The city of nostalgic scents.)

Places of interest

Pokémon School

Main article: Pokémon academy

Located in the center of the town is the Pokémon School (Japanese: ポケモンじゅく Pokémon Juku), where prospective Trainers learn how to raise Pokémon. On the blackboard are descriptions of the various status conditions which can affect Pokémon.

The Pokémon School is also a place where students and Trainers can learn more about Pokémon. Most beginning Trainers visit at least one of them, and common Trainers classes found studying at these locations are Lasses, School Kids, and Scientists.

It is run by Earl Dervish, who at first is located next to the Gym, but will show the player where the Pokémon School is located while he twirls around at every turn along the way.

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, it is known as Earl's Pokémon Academy (Japanese: ジョバンニせんせいのポケモンじゅく Prof. Giovanni's Pokémon Juku).

Pokémon School
Earl will show you all
there is to Pokémon!

Sprout Tower

The Sprout Tower in HeartGold and SoulSilver
Main article: Sprout Tower

The large tower in the northern part of the town is a tall and wobbling pagoda, run by Sages who train Pokémon, all the while teaching people that all living beings coexist through cooperation. These monks mostly train Bellsprout, although occasionally use Hoothoot. As Trainers battle, the flexible pagoda shakes from side to side; this flexibility protects the tall tower from earthquakes. This technology is now known as jūkōzō, and is applied to hundreds of modern high-rise buildings. Many people believe that a hundred-foot Bellsprout was used to make the swaying pillar.

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, after the player defeats Li, they will receive HM05 (Flash), while in Generation IV they will instead receive TM70 (Flash). In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the player must defeat Li in order to challenge the Violet Gym. Rattata can be found in the tower, as can Gastly at night.

Sprout Tower
Experience the Way of Pokémon
to Cast Aside Your Doubts.

Violet Gym

The Violet Gym in HeartGold and SoulSilver
Main article: Violet Gym

The Violet Gym is the official Gym of Violet City. It is based on Flying-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Falkner. Trainers who defeat him receive the Zephyr Badge. In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the Gym structure was very basic. The path is held on a raised platform, with a large drop to either side of the path. The path creates an "S" shape as it winds around toward the Gym Leader. At the tips of the "S" there are two Trainers that are both unavoidable. After Falkner is defeated, he will give the player the Zephyr Badge, TM31 (Mud-Slap), and the ability to use Flash outside of battle.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Gym appears to be redesigned as to another perspective. Trainers will start on plain ground other than a raised floor, along with a wooden platform that will lift Trainers up to the upper level, where a structure similar to the previous generation awaits. A Trainer waits at each end of the "S", but unlike in Gold, Silver, and Crystal, both Trainers can be avoided by walking on the glass tiles that encircle the field. After Falkner is defeated, he will give the player the Zephyr Badge, TM51 (Roost), and the ability to use Rock Smash outside of battle.

In-game trade

One of the few in-game trades can be found in Violet City. In a southwestern house lives a Trainer named Rudy (Japanese: コンタ Konta), called Kyle in the English releases of Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, who is willing to give up his Onix, nicknamed Rocky (Japanese: ブルブル Buruburu), in exchange for a Bellsprout. This Onix will be holding a Bitter BerryGSC or Persim BerryHGSS.

Berries

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, a Juggler found near the Pokémon Center will hand out three different types of Berries each time a Shard is traded. The types of Berries given to the player depend on the shard's color. There is another Juggler that will trade a shard for Berries in Fuchsia City.

Shard Three Berries
Red Shard Red Shard Cheri Berry Cheri Berry Pecha Berry Pecha Berry Leppa Berry Leppa Berry
Blue Shard Blue Shard Chesto Berry Chesto Berry Oran Berry Oran Berry Wiki Berry Wiki Berry
Yellow Shard Yellow Shard Aspear Berry Aspear Berry Sitrus Berry Sitrus Berry Iapapa Berry Iapapa Berry
Green Shard Green Shard Rawst Berry Rawst Berry Lum Berry Lum Berry Aguav Berry Aguav Berry

Primo

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, a man named Primo appears in the Pokémon Center and introduces himself as the host of the Teachy TV program from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. He will offer the player the chance to give their opinion on him as he is apparently a celebrity. If the right combination of phrases is selected, the player can get secret wallpapers or Pokémon Eggs.

Demographics

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Violet City in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal has a population of 40.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Violet City's population is 52, making it the second-largest city in Johto. However, it is dwarfed in comparison to Johto's largest, Goldenrod City. Goldenrod actually has approximately double Violet City's population.

Poké Mart

Generation II
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Escape Rope Escape Rope
Pokémon Dollar550
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar250
X Defend X Defend
Pokémon Dollar550
X Attack X Attack
Pokémon Dollar500
X Speed X Speed
Pokémon Dollar350
unknown Flower Mail
Pokémon Dollar50

Lower cashier (Generation IV)
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball*
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball*
Pokémon Dollar1200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
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
Upper cashier (Generation IV)
Tunnel Mail Tunnel Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Heal Ball Heal Ball
Pokémon Dollar300
Net Ball Net Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000

Items

Item Location Games
Bag None Sprite.png Bitter Berry Held by Rocky, an Onix player receives in a trade  G  S  C 
Bag None Sprite.png PRZCureBerry From a Berry tree  G  S  C 
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up On the land northwest of the water (requires Surf)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy On the land east of the water (requires Surf)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Persim Berry Sprite.png Persim Berry Held by Rocky, an Onix player receives in a trade  HG  SS 
Bag Poké Ball Sprite.png Poké Ball On the small sand area in front of Sprout Tower (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Ylw Apricorn Sprite.png Ylw Apricorn From an Apricorn tree  HG  SS 
Bag Hyper Potion Sprite.png Hyper Potion At the end of the path between the Pokémon Center and the School (requires Rock Smash) (hidden)  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
060 Poliwag
G S C
Surfing Surfing
15-24 90%
061 Poliwhirl
G S C
Surfing Surfing
20-24 10%
Fishing
060 Poliwag
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
060 Poliwag
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
060 Poliwag
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
061 Poliwhirl
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
Gift Pokémon
175 Togepi
G S C
Egg Egg
5 One
Special Pokémon
095 Onix
G S C
069 Trade
Bellsprout
The same as the Traded Pokémon 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.

Generation IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
060 Poliwag
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
10-25 90%
061 Poliwhirl
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
15-32 10%
Fishing
060 Poliwag
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
060 Poliwag
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
060 Poliwag
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 93%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 7%
Headbutt
102 Exeggcute
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
10 20%
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
2-3 50%
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
4-10 80%
204 Pineco
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
10 30%
Swarm
340 Whiscash
HG SS
Swarm Swarm
10 ??%
340 Whiscash
HG SS
Swarm Swarm
20 ??%
340 Whiscash
HG SS
Swarm Swarm
40 100%
Gift Pokémon
175 Togepi
HG SS
Egg Egg
1 One
179 Mareep
HG SS
Egg Egg
1 One
194 Wooper
HG SS
Egg Egg
1 One
218 Slugma
HG SS
Egg Egg
1 One
Special Pokémon
095 Onix
HG SS
069 Trade
Bellsprout
The same as the Traded Pokémon 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.

In the anime

Violet City in the anime

Violet City first appeared in A Bout With Sprout, where Ash and his friends visited the Sprout Tower and stopped Team Rocket's plan of sending the tower into orbit. In Fighting Flyer with Fire, Ash challenged Falkner at the Violet Gym and defeated him, earning his first Johto Badge.

In the manga

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In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In addition to the Sprout Tower and the Violet Gym, Violet City also features a theme park in Pokémon Adventures. It is also well-known for its rice cakes. Violet City first appears in Number One Donphan, where it set the scene for Gold's capture of a thief with a Donphan. It later appeared in Surrounded by Staryu, where Crystal saves Bill from a Staryu herd, capturing them in the process.

Trivia

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese キキョウシティ Kikyō City From 桔梗 kikyō, the Chinese bellflower.
English Violet City From violet. May also refer to the color of the Chinese bellflower.
French Mauville From mauve, purple, and ville.
German Viola City From the genus Viola.
Italian Violapoli From viola, violet.
Spanish Ciudad Malva
Ciudad Violeta*
From the genus Malva.
From the English name.
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade Violeta* From violeta, violet.
Korean 도라지시티 Doraji City From 도라지 doraji, Chinese bellflower.
Chinese (Mandarin) 桔梗市 Jiégěng Shì From the Japanese name. Also refers to the Chinese bellflower.
Chinese (Cantonese) 桔梗市 Gatgang Si Same as Mandarin name.


Johto
Zephyr Badge.png Hive Badge.png Plain Badge.png Fog Badge.png Storm Badge.png Mineral Badge.png Glacier Badge.png Rising Badge.png
Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
2930313233343536373839404142434445464748
Landmarks
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex ForestRadio TowerGlobal Terminal
Goldenrod TunnelNational ParkPokéathlon DomeBell TowerBurned TowerMooMoo FarmGlitter Lighthouse
Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerSafari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenS.S. AquaMt. Silver
Access to
Sinjoh RuinsKanto

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