Eterna City

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Eterna City (Japanese: ハクタイシティ Hakutai City) is a city in the region of Sinnoh; it is an older city, showing the signs of history.

There is a rather large statue of an ancient Pokémon (in Diamond, it is named as Dialga, in Pearl, Palkia, and in Platinum, it is not named) on the east side of town. The statue was once the main center of festivals in the town, although signs of the town's culture and rituals have started to slip away. Of late, both Team Galactic and Cynthia become interested in the statue. After the National Pokédex has been obtained and the player has visited the Pal Park, Professor Oak appears in the southernmost house in the city.

A woman in the Pokémon Center will give the player Pokétch app #6, the Friendship Checker. Beside the Pokémon Center is the Underground Man's House, where the Explorer Kit can be obtained. The kit gives access to the Underground.

The player may rename their Pokémon, as well as trade their Buizel for a Chatot, in a building next to the Poké Mart.

In Pokémon Platinum, after the player clears out the Galactic Eterna Building in the city and approaches the Bicycle Shop, Cynthia will appear and give him/her an egg which will hatch into a Togepi.

Places of interest

Eterna Condominiums

Main article: Eterna Condominiums

In this building, Sinnoh's Name Rater can be found, as well as a person named Norton who will trade a Chatot for a Buizel, and yet another who will give away TM67 (Recycle).

Eterna Gym

Main article: Eterna Gym

The Eterna Gym is one of the Gyms located in the Sinnoh region, and run by the Gym Leader Gardenia, who specializes in Template:Type2 Pokémon. Defeating Gardenia yields the Forest Badge, TM86 (Grass Knot), and the ability to use Cut outside of battle.

Eterna Museum

Main article: Eterna Museum

Galactic Eterna Building

Main article: Galactic Eterna Building

One of the two Team Galactic Headquarters in located here, adding a dark and sinister atmosphere in the city. In Pokémon Platinum, the building looks vastly different from its appearance in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. To reach the building, the move Cut must be used on a small tree blocking the entrance.

Herb Shop

Main article: Herb Shop

The Herb Shop is a shop that sells effective, yet inexpensive herbs. A lady runs it.

Rad Rickshaw's Cycle Shop

Main article: Rad Rickshaw's Cycle Shop

This Bicycle Shop is a store where Bicycles are sold. However, the player is never able to purchase a bicycle from here, as one is obtained for free once the store's owner is rescued from the Galactic Eterna building.

Poké Mart

Item Price
Poké Ball PokémonDollar.png200
Heal Ball PokémonDollar.png300
Net Ball PokémonDollar.png1,000
Nest Ball PokémonDollar.png1,000
Potion PokémonDollar.png300
Super Potion PokémonDollar.png700
Antidote PokémonDollar.png100
Paralyz Heal PokémonDollar.png200
Awakening PokémonDollar.png250
Burn Heal PokémonDollar.png250
Ice Heal PokémonDollar.png250
Other items
Escape Rope PokémonDollar.png550
Repel PokémonDollar.png350
Air Mail PokémonDollar.png50



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Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Surfing and Fishing

129 Magikarp D P Pt Fishing
3-10 100%

129 Magikarp D P Pt Fishing
10-25 65%

339 Barboach D P Pt Fishing
10-25 35%

054 Psyduck D P Pt Surfing 20-40 90%

055 Golduck D P Pt Surfing 20-40 10%
After getting National Dex

130 Gyarados D P Pt Fishing
30-55 65%

340 Whiscash D P Pt Fishing
20-40 35%

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.


  • Eterna's Japanese town motto is むかしを いまにつなぐ まち.
  • The full text on the plates of the statue, stolen by Team Galactic, as revealed in the Team Galactic HQ in Veilstone City:
    • "The creation of Dialga, the giver of time... In laughter, there is tears... And, likewise it is with time. The same time flows on. For it is the blessing of Dialga."
    • "The birth of Palkia, the creator of parallel dimensions... Alive, yet not alive... Everything drifts in space... To arrive in the same universe. It is the blessing of Palkia."
  • In Pokémon Platinum, there is a man in Eterna that states there was another Plate, other than Dialga and Palkia's plate, but he has never seen it.

Name origin

Eterna is a shortening of eternal, a word that is synonymous with forever.

In other languages

Language Name Origin
Japanese ハクタイシティ Hakutai City
English Eterna City Eterna is a shortening of eternal, a word that is synonymous with forever.
French Vestigion From Vestige, remain
German Ewigenau From Ewig, forever
Italian Evopoli
Spanish Ciudad Vetusta Vetusta means very ancient.
Portugese Eterna City
Korean 영원시티 Yeong'weon City 永遠 yeong'weon means Eternal.
Chinese 百代市 Means "City of a hundred generations".


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