Burned Tower

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Burned Tower やけたとう
Burned Tower
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS Brass Tower-Morning.png
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Location: Northwest Ecruteak City
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
File:MapBrass.gif
Location of Burned Tower in Johto.
Pokémon world locations
File:BrassTowerCrystal.png
The tower in Crystal

The Burned Tower (Japanese: やけたとう Burned Tower) is a location in Ecruteak City, formerly as tall as the Bell Tower to the east, which burned down mysteriously 150 years prior to the events of the Generation II and Generation IV games.

According to some legends, Lugia once perched here, however, when the tower burned down, Lugia fled to the Whirl Islands to live, while Ho-Oh, which lived in the Bell Tower, flew away in search of a pure-hearted Trainer. Three unnamed Pokémon were killed in the fire; Ho-Oh returned briefly to revive them after the fire had been put out. These Pokémon, the legendary beasts Raikou, Entei, and Suicune, were destined to speed across the land since their revival.

In the games

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, the player encounters Raikou, Entei, and Suicune for the first time in the basement of the Burned Tower, who then flee. This is also where the player's rival will challenge him or her once again, with the second form of the starter he stole.

In Crystal, it is said that, before it burned down, the tower was known as the Brass Tower, with gleaming golden panels of brass to compliment the Tin Tower's silvery panels of tin, however, this detail was not mentioned in the remakes, and the Tin Tower's name was changed to "Bell Tower", removing any connection the two had to the names of the games.

Items

Generation II

Item Location Games

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Generation IV

Item Location Games

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Pokémon

Generation II

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Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
All times


019 Rattata G S C 1F 13-15 50%


019 Rattata G S C 1F 13-15 55%


020 Raticate G S C 1F 15 5%


041 Zubat G S C 1F 14 10%


109 Koffing G S C 1F 14-16 35%


109 Koffing G S C 1F 14 30%


019 Rattata G S C B1F 14 30%


041 Zubat G S C B1F 15 5%


041 Zubat G S C B1F 15 10%


109 Koffing G S C B1F 14-16 50%


109 Koffing G S C B1F 12-16 59%


110 Weezing G S C B1F 16 1%
Morning


019 Rattata G S C B1F 14-16 40%


126 Magmar G S C B1F 14 5%
Day


019 Rattata G S C B1F 14 35%


126 Magmar G S C B1F 16 10%
Night


019 Rattata G S C B1F 14-16 40%


126 Magmar G S C B1F 14 5%


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

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Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
All times


019 Rattata HG SS 1F 13-15 50%


020 Raticate HG SS 1F 15 5%


041 Zubat HG SS 1F 14 10%


109 Koffing HG SS 1F 14, 16 35%


041 Zubat HG SS B1F 14 5%


109 Koffing HG SS B1F 14, 16 50%
Morning


019 Rattata HG SS B1F 14-16 40%


126 Magmar HG SS B1F 14 5%
Day


019 Rattata HG SS B1F 14 35%


126 Magmar HG SS B1F 16 10%
Night


019 Rattata HG SS B1F 14-16 40%


126 Magmar HG SS B1F 14 5%
Special Pokémon


263 Zigzagoon HG SS Hoenn Sound Unknown Unknown


327 Spinda HG SS Hoenn Sound Unknown Unknown


307 Meditite HG SS Sinnoh Sound Unknown Unknown


441 Chatot HG SS Sinnoh Sound Unknown Unknown


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.

Suicune

This Pokémon only appears if Knocked out on Route 25

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Types:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
None
Suicune Lv.40
Rain Dance
Water Status
Gust
Flying Special
Aurora Beam
Ice Special
Mist
Ice Status

Trainers

Generation II

  • The following trainers only appear in Gold and Silver:
Trainer Pokémon
Firebreather Ned
Firebreather Ned
トシヤ Toshiya
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109 Koffing Lv.15
No item
109 Koffing Lv.15
No item
058 Growlithe Lv.16
No item
Firebreather Dick
Firebreather Dick
マサノリ Masanori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png816
005 Charmeleon Lv.17
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.

If the player chose Chikorita:



If the player chose Cyndaquil:



If the player chose Totodile:



Generation IV

Trainer Pokémon
Firebreather Ned
Firebreather Ned
トシヤ Toshiya
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109 Koffing Lv.16
No item
109 Koffing Lv.16
No item
058 Growlithe Lv.17
No item
Firebreather Richard
Firebreather Richard
マサノリ Masanori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png576
005 Charmeleon Lv.18
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.

If the player chose Chikorita:



If the player chose Cyndaquil:



If the player chose Totodile:



Layout

Version 1F B1F
Gold 180px 180px
Silver
Crystal 180px 180px
 

Eyecatch

History

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Burned Tower as seen in Gold and Silver

The tower was built 700 years before the time of Generations II and IV alongside its twin, the Bell Tower. The two towers were meant to foster friendship between people and Pokémon. Many people, mostly ancestors of Ecruteak Gym Leader Morty, traveled to the tops of these towers to commune with the legendary Pokémon residing there.

Inside the Burned Tower in Generation IV
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Outside the Burned Tower in Generation IV

Suddenly, 150 years before the events of the games, this tower burned down in a mysterious fire, ignited by a bolt of lightning and put out by a sudden downpour. This fire, which may have had some relation to the drought that a Slowpoke ended in Azalea Town, caused three nameless Pokémon to perish. Ho-Oh, fleeing from its perch, granted new life to the Pokémon, making them into the legendary beasts before flying in search of a pure-hearted Trainer. The three events of the fire, the lightning bolt, raging blaze, and sudden downpour, are said to have some relation to the three beasts.

In the anime

A burned-down tower exists in the anime's interpretation of Ecruteak City as well, however, it was the only tower initially, and was the Bell Tower itself. When it burned down due to a war for Ho-Oh's power, a second, new Bell Tower was built to the east, in the hope that Ho-Oh would return, though it never did.

Ash, Misty, and Brock traveled to this burned-out tower by accident, thinking it was the Ecruteak Gym. While here, they were frightened by the many Gastly who took up residence here, as they had made an illusion of fire. With Morty's help, they were able to escape.

Trivia

  • In Pokémon Gold and Silver, the exterior of the Burned Tower depicts it as being a short, common tower. However, in Pokémon Crystal the top of the tower is destroyed, showing the inside, thus making it more akin to the storyline. The Crystal design was then updated and reused in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • The music used in the Burned Tower is a slower, more melancholic version of the theme of the Bell Tower, indicating their connection.
  • The only time where the original name of the tower was referred to was briefly in Pokémon Crystal, being the name Brass Tower.
  • Several citizens in Ecruteak mention that there are plans to rebuild the Burned Tower. This was not in the original Gold and Silver.

Origin

A Buddhist temple in the real world city of Kyoto, covered in gold leaf, is known as Kinkaku-ji. Like this tower, it was burned down; however, unlike it, it was reconstructed. The likeness of a phoenix rests atop the tower.

Name origin

While the Burned Tower is named quite obviously in both English and Japanese, the original Japanese name of the tower, revealed in Pokémon Crystal, was かねのとう Kane no Tou. "Kane" can be translated as "metal", hence the English version's translation as Brass Tower, a golden-colored metal, to counter the silver-colored tin used on the other tower. "Kane" can also, like the suzu of the Bell Tower, translate as a type of gong-like bell used in Japanese ritual.

In other languages

  • Spanish: Torre Quemada
  • Italian: Torre Bruciata
  • German: Turmruine
  • French: Tour Cendrée
  • Korean: 불탄탑

See also



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
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Landmarks
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex ForestRadio TowerGlobal Terminal
Goldenrod TunnelNational ParkPokéathlon DomeBell TowerBellchime TrailBurned 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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