The Driftveil Drawbridge (Japanese: ホドモエの跳ね橋Hodomoe Drawbridge) is a bridge that connects Driftveil City and Route 5. It is the pride of Driftveil City and is also referred to as Charizard Bridge for its beauty and elegance.
Wild Pokémon often fly over the bridge, leaving shadows which can either cause a battle with the flying Pokémon or one of its feathers may fall and be picked up.
The Driftveil Drawbridge was first mentioned in Special Delivery. During the Pokémon Musical's opening ceremony, White was informed that problems with the drawbridge meant that the delivery truck carrying Prop Cases that were meant to be distributed to the audience was not able to arrive on time. As such, White decided to call Skyla to deliver the Prop Cases by air instead.
In Drawing Bridges, the problems at the bridge continued when Black, on his way to Driftveil City, found himself battling a mischievous Zorua on the bridge. Clay later revealed that Zorua was the one responsible for tampering with the controls for the bridge.
Related cards Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format. Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Like other Unova bridges, if the player rides the bicycle here, the bicycle music will not play.
Several sound effects are played at a fixed interval, alternating between the sound of a plane, the sound of a helicopter, and the cry of Charizard, the latter being a reference to the bridge's alternative name.
It is the only bridge in Unova that the player can cross without the need to enter a gate.