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Virbank City

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Virbank City タチワキシティ
Tachiwaki City
"City of falling fog and rising stars!"
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Virbank City in {{{variable2}}}.
Map description
A city often covered by clouds and smoke, with very active residents.
Virbank City Gym - Unova Gym #2B2W2
Roxie
Roxie
Poison-type
specialist Gym
Toxic Badge
Toxic Badge
Virbank City Gym - Unova Gym #2B2W2
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Poison-type
specialist Gym
Toxic Badge
Toxic Badge
Virbank City Gym - Unova Gym #2B2W2
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Poison-type
specialist Gym
Toxic Badge
Toxic Badge
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Elite Four
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Pokéstar Studios
 
Route 20
Virbank City
 
Virbank Complex
 
Location
Unova Virbank City Map.png
Location of Virbank City in Unova.

Virbank City (Japanese: タチワキシティ Tachiwaki City) is a city in southwestern Unova. It is the location of the second Gym that the player visits in the games Black 2 and White 2, led by Roxie.

Virbank City is shown to be a port city with many hangars, docks and waterways. In the northeastern part of the city, there is graffiti painted on the wall that resembles Koffing's skull and crossbones mark.

Places of interest

Harbor

After defeating Team Plasma Grunts both here and on Route 20, it is possible to sail to Castelia City.

Virbank Gym

Main article: Virbank Gym

The Virbank Gym is the official Gym of Virbank City. The Gym Leader is Roxie. The Virbank City Gym is a Gym is a music club. For defeating Roxie, Trainers receives the Toxic badge, and is also given TM09 (Venoshock).

Virbank Complex

Main article: Virbank Complex

Virbank Complex is an industrial plant in the south of the city. It is known for its abundance of Electric- and Fire-type Pokémon.

Demographics

The population of Virbank City is 40.

Poké Mart

Upper cashier
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
Lower cashier
Heal Ball Heal Ball
Pokémon Dollar300
Net Ball Net Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
Greet Mail Greet Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Favored Mail Favored Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
RSVP Mail RSVP Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Thanks Mail Thanks Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Inquiry Mail Inquiry Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Like Mail Like Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Reply Mail Reply Mail
Pokémon Dollar50

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Poké Toy Sprite.png Poké Toy In the house east of the Pokémon Center  B2  W2 
Bag Great Ball Sprite.png Great Ball ×2 From attendant in the gate to Route 20  B2  W2 
Bag Antidote Sprite.png Antidote In a trash can on the west side of the blue house south of the Pokémon Center (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Burn Heal Sprite.png Burn Heal From a Nursery Aide in the blue house south of the Pokémon Center  B2  W2 
Bag Poké Ball Sprite.png Poké Ball ×5 From a Roughneck in front of the Gym  B2  W2 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy West of the Pokémon Center (requires Surf)  B2  W2 
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 (Cut) From Roxie after defeating Team Plasma Grunt  B2  W2 

Pokémon

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
592 Frillish
B2 W2
Surfing Surfing
5-15 50%
592F Frillish
B2 W2
Surfing Surfing
5-15 50%
Rippling water
593 Jellicent
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
5-15 2.5%
593F Jellicent
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
5-15 2.5%
594 Alomomola
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
5-15 95%
Fishing
098 Krabby
B2 W2
Super Rod Fishing
40-60 30%
211 Qwilfish
B2 W2
Super Rod Fishing
50-70 5%
456 Finneon
B2 W2
Super Rod Fishing
40-70 65%
Rippling water
098 Krabby
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
40-60 60%
099 Kingler
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
50-70 10%
457 Lumineon
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
40-60 30%
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

Trainer Pokémon
Team Plasma Grunt
Team Plasma Grunt
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504 Patrat Lv.14
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In the anime

Virbank City in the anime

Virbank City first appeared in the anime when Ash and his friends arrived at the city port in An Epic Defense Force!. Like in the games, the city has an existing movie studio and a recently built amusement park. The group met Luke again who was visiting the city to participate in a movie contest. After being persuaded by Cilan, the gang decided to help Luke in the making of his film.

In Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1 and Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 2, Ash and his friends went to the Virbank Gym. There, he battled Gym Leader Roxie for his eighth gym badge in Unova.

In All for the Love of Meloetta!, Ash and his friends, having found out that the Unova League began in three months, decided to go eat Virbank City's famous "Bearticone" at Cilan's suggestion. Arriving at the ice cream stand, they met up with the Sinnoh League Champion, Cynthia. Cynthia then invited them to go to East Unova with her.

Trivia

  • Virbank's Japanese motto is タチワキは 立ちあがる 水蒸気 "Tachiwaki is rising steam".

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese タチワキシティ Tachiwaki City From 立涌文様 tachiwaki-monyō, a pattern based on alternating vertical waves, resembling steam.
English Virbank City From virga, bank, and possibly Burbank.
French Ondes-sur-Mer From ondes (waves), and sur-Mer, city suffix for a city near the sea.
German Vapydro City From vapor and hydro (Greek for water).
Italian Zondopoli From zonda, zonda wind.
Spanish Ciudad Hormigón From hormigón, concrete.
Korean 모란만시티 Moranman City From 모란만초문 (牡丹蔓草紋) moran-manchomun, a creeping pattern based on the tree peony.
Chinese (Mandarin) 立湧市 ‎ Lìyǒng Shì From 立涌 tachiwaki. Literally means "Upright surge".


Unova
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Settlements
Nuvema TownAccumula TownStriaton CityNacrene CityCastelia CityNimbasa CityAnville Town
Driftveil CityMistralton CityIcirrus CityOpelucid CityPokémon LeagueLacunosa TownUndella Town
Black CityWhite ForestAspertia CityFloccesy TownVirbank CityLentimas TownHumilau City
Routes
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Bridges and tunnels
Skyarrow BridgeDriftveil DrawbridgeTubeline BridgeVillage BridgeMarvelous BridgeMarine Tube
Landmarks
DreamyardWellspring CavePinwheel ForestLiberty GardenDesert ResortRelic CastleBattle SubwayLostlorn Forest
Cold StorageMistralton CaveChargestone CaveCelestial TowerTwist MountainDragonspiral TowerMoor of Icirrus
Challenger's CaveVictory Road (BWB2W2) • N's CastleRoyal UnovaGiant ChasmUndella BayAbyssal Ruins
Abundant ShrinePoké Transfer LabP2 LaboratoryEntralinkUnity TowerFloccesy RanchPledge GroveVirbank Complex
Pokéstar StudiosCastelia SewersJoin AvenueCave of BeingPokémon World TournamentReversal MountainPlasma Frigate
Clay TunnelUnderground RuinsStrange HouseRelic PassageSeaside CaveWhite TreehollowBlack Tower
Access to
Nature Preserve

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