Hearthome City

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Hearthome City ヨスガシティ
Yosuga City
"Warm & Kind"
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Hearthome City in {{{variable2}}}.
Map description
This friendly city started as a place where people and Pokémon gathered, then grew into a center of commerce.
If you care about the looks of your Pokémon, head for the Contest Hall. For toughness, go to the Gym.
The entrance to Amity Square is here. The square is a place where Trainers can stroll peacefully with Pokémon.
There is a building here that is symbolic of the city's status as a place where different cultures meet.
A nice fountain with benches, as well as the Pokémon Fan Club, are among the city's amenities.
Hearthome City Gym - Sinnoh Gym #5
specialist Gym
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Relic Badge
Hearthome City Gym - Sinnoh Gym #5
specialist Gym
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Hearthome City Gym - Sinnoh Gym #5
specialist Gym
Relic Badge
Relic Badge
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Location of Hearthome City in Sinnoh.

Hearthome City (Japanese: ヨスガシティ Yosuga City) is a city in the region of Sinnoh. Hearthome City is the fifth largest city in the Pokémon world. Hearthome City is home to the Super Contest Hall, where one can take part in the Super Contest, a Gym, the Pokémon Fan Club, and the Poffin House, among other things. An old man will give the player a Happiny Egg here in Diamond and Pearl. Hearthome City started as a place where people and Pokémon gathered and grew into a center of commerce, and is consistently voted as the most desirable place to live in all of Sinnoh. It is also a gateway to nearby Solaceon Town and Pastoria City.

Hearthome City is a child-friendly city; there are many families and young mothers living there. Most of the buildings use elevators instead of stairs so that small children and Pokémon can move through the houses. There are prams strewn through the city. The citizens scrupulously keep their city clean.

In Platinum, the road paving was given an update so it is now all beige. The tree's sprites were changed to match those in Platinum's Eterna Forest. In addition, the appearance of the entrances to Amity Square was modified so that the arch features a Psyduck, a Torchic and a Drifloon, and a Pikachu on its back.

Places of interest

Super Contest Hall

File:Super Contest Hall.png
The Super Contest Hall

The biggest attraction, garnering contestants from all throughout the region, is the Super Contest Hall. The Super Contest Hall is an expanded format of the Pokémon Contests within Hoenn. In it, Pokémon are rated on their appearance and performance, rather than strength. They are different from the previous generation's competitions in that not only do they have more rounds, but rounds from the earlier games have been altered. The city's Gym Leader, Fantina, is a self-proclaimed master at Pokémon Super Contests.

Amity Square

Main article: Amity Square
The entrance to Amity Square in Platinum

A notable attraction is Amity Square, where Trainers relax with their Pokémon. Eleven different types of cute Pokémon will follow the player about in Amity Square, and many Pokémon wander about the city outside of their Poké Balls. Amity Square is located north of Hearthome City. The setup in Amity Square is identical to the Pikachu interaction system that was in Pokémon Yellow. Only certain small Pokémon can be taken for walks in Amity Square, usually of a "cute" appearance. Pokémon will fetch Accessories or Berries for their owners every 200 steps. In Pokémon Platinum, more Pokémon are allowed in than before, and the area has been expanded and redesigned. It now includes a rather large pool of water.

Pokémon Fan Club

Main article: Pokémon Fan Club

The Sinnoh's Pokémon Fan Club is located in the eastern area of Hearthome City. The Fan Club is basically a place for people to meet and chat about their favorite Pokémon and to show off their collections to each other. In general, the members are usually more oriented to unevolved, cute Pokémon and Pokémon Contests than Pokémon battles. The Sinnoh Pokémon Fan Club Chairman says that his Fan Club is number one nationwide because he brags more than anyone. However, he doesn't do it anymore because of people's complaints. This may also explain why only two other members are found in his club. Inside the Pokémon Fan Club, the player will receive the Poffin Case, needed to bake Poffins. In Platinum, another member of the club will rate the friendship of first Pokémon in the player's party.

Poffin House

Main article: Poffin House

The Poffin House is also here, where coordinators can bake Poffins to boost their Pokémon's condition for Pokémon Super Contests, either alone or through DS Wireless Communications with people nearby. Up to four people may bake at a time. The Poffin House is located west of the Poké Mart where the player can make Poffins, which are the replacement of Pokéblocks from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. The player has to speak to the lady a little to the left of the entrance, throw in his or her selected Berry and start stirring the liquid to begin creating their own Poffin. The Poffin's level depends on the amount of time consumed cooking the Poffin, the number of burns, and the number of spills.

Bebe's House

Bebe, the system administrator for Sinnoh's Pokémon Storage System who will also give the player an Eevee living in the midst of Hearthome City. Her house, which is next to the Pokémon Center in Hearthome, is not quite as cluttered as Lanette's. Bebe is good friends with Hayley, who owns a ranch in which Pokémon can be stored, and they still keep in contact with each other. After the player obtains the National Pokédex, she will give them a level 5 Eevee. This Eevee came from a good mate in Johto before being passed onto the player. In Pokémon Platinum, the Eevee is available right away at level 20, without the need of the National Pokédex.

Mr. Goods

Main article: Mr. Goods

Mr. Goods lives on the street of Hearthome, although he claims he can't remember who he is or his real name. He is a bemused man dedicated to rarities who gives out goods to decorate the secret base in the Sinnoh Underground with upon completion of certain tasks, such as using the GTS or defeating all eight Gyms. Mr. Goods will also reward a Trainer for other miscellaneous achievements.

Foreign Building

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The Foreign Building

The Foreign Building (Japanese: いぶんかのたてもの Foreign Culture Building) is a building located in the western side of Hearthome City. It has six benches and stained glass windows. All the people there talk about the grace of life in the Pokémon world, supernatural powers, and the balance of spirit and nature. It seems to be loosely based on a church or cathedral, and is the first building in all the Pokémon games to be so. Respectfully, no music can be heard in the building. In the morning, one can see a piece of the wall jutting out behind the stone tablets on either side of the inside.

Pokémon Hotel

In the middle of the city, next to the Pokémon Fan Club, is a hotel called the Pokémon Hotel. There are only two accessible floors within the hotel. These can be accessed to by a large, automatic elevator. Many visitors come from all parts of the world to enter the Super Contest, or visit Amity Square. Visitors can stay here for a while to enjoy the parts of Hearthome. The landlord inhibits the first floor, and on the second floor lives a woman and a Clefairy. She will give the player a Shell Bell, saying that she was given it on vacation, but already had one.

Hearthome Gym

Main article: Hearthome Gym

The Hearthome Gym is the official Gym of Hearthome City. It is based on Ghost-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Fantina. Trainers who defeat her receive the Relic Badge. The Hearthome Gym in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, was the fifth Gym, but in Pokémon Platinum, this was changed to the third Gym. This is evident by the significant level change of Fantina's Pokémon. The Hearthome Gym is a giant, five-story building constructed of gray stone blocks. It is illuminated by eerie gray-blue torches. On every floor, there is a mathematical puzzle and three doors corresponding with the answers. Picking the correct door leads to the next elevator up. Picking the wrong door leads to a dead end and a Trainer to fight. The Gym Leader waits in the final room on the fifth floor, which has stained-glass windows and resembles a cathedral.

In Pokémon Platinum, Hearthome Gym has become much like the Dewford Gym in Hoenn: it is dark and there is only limited light source. The player must navigate their way around the Gym using a flashlight. Duskull lamps are used as visible walls to guide the player around. There are other Trainers with flashlights the player must battle, in order to make their way to Fantina.

For defeating Fantina, Trainers receive the Relic Badge, TM65 (Shadow Claw), and the ability to use Defog outside of battle.


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Hearthome City in Diamond and Pearl

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the population of Hearthome City is 91 people. It is Sinnoh's largest city and one of the largest cities in the Pokémon world. Given that it is the only town in the Pokémon world to feature babies, it probably has the lowest age distribution too.

Pokémon Platinum

In Pokémon Platinum, the population of Hearthome City is 81 people. It is one of the largest cities in the Pokémon world. Given that it is the only town in the Pokémon world to feature babies, it probably has the lowest age distribution too.

Poké Mart

Lower 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

Upper cashier
Heart Mail Heart Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Heal Ball Heal Ball
Pokémon Dollar300
Net Ball Net Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
Nest Ball Nest Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000


Item Location Games
Shell Bell Shell Bell Given by a woman in the Pokémon Hotel  D  P  Pt 
Glitter Powder Given by Keira in the Super Contest Hall  D  P  Pt 
Tuxedo/Dress Given by Johanna in the Super Contest Hall  D  P  Pt 
TinyMushroom TinyMushroom Near the Amity Square West Gate, on the outside of the town fence line (hidden)  D  P 
Big Mushroom Big Mushroom Near the Amity Square West Gate, on the outside of the town fence line (hidden)  Pt 
Poffin Case Poffin Case Given by the Fan Club Chairman in the Pokémon Fan Club  D  P  Pt 


  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
133 Eevee
D P Pt
Gift Gift
5 One
133 Eevee
D P Pt
Gift Gift
20 One
440 Happiny
D P Pt
Egg Egg
1 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 Diamond and Pearl

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:

Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:

Piplup If the player chose Piplup:

In Platinum

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:

Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:

Piplup If the player chose Piplup:


Trainer Pokémon
Reporter Kinsey
Reporter Kinsey
Reward: PokémonDollar.png880
403 Shinx Lv.22
No item
425 Drifloon Lv.22
No item
Cameraman Tevin
Cameraman Tevin
Reward: PokémonDollar.png704
439 Mime Jr. Lv.20
No item
066 Machop Lv.22
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.


Trainer Pokémon
Clown Lee
Clown Lee
Reward: PokémonDollar.png552
439 Mime Jr. Lv.23
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

In the anime

Through the streets of Hearthome City

In Dawn's Early Night, Hearthome City is first seen as a busy city. Ash tries to enter Hearthome Gym, but the Gym Leader isn't there, instead Nando comes to greet them. Dawn enters the Hearthome City Contest, only to find herself up against all of her rivals: Zoey, Jessie (disguised as Jessilina), and Nando. Dawn loses in the first round getting very depressed. Zoey loses to Nando in the finals.

Later, Ash, Dawn, and Brock enter the Tag Battle competition hosted in Hearthome City. Ash gets tagged with Paul, Dawn gets tagged with Conway, and Brock gets tagged with Holly. They all win their battles in the first and second rounds, advancing into the Tag Battle semifinals. After the second round, Paul releases his Chimchar due to its inability to use Blaze during the match, which is then adopted by Ash. Dawn and Conway make it to the finals while Paul and Ash duel against Brock and Holly. Paul's Torterra easily defeats Holly's Farfetch'd and Brock's Croagunk, sending Ash and Paul to the finals. In the final match, Ash and Paul send out Chimchar and Elekid while Conway and Dawn called out Heracross and Buizel. Elekid evolves into Electabuzz during the match, which helps Ash and Paul win the Tag Battle competition and the Soothe Bells.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Platinum, Diamond and Pearl arrive in Hearthome City in Booying with Buneary and stumble upon Keira's Buneary. They follow it to the Super Contest Hall, where they meet Keira and Platinum participates in two contests on separate days, earning themselves a Ribbon. They later return to Hearthome City together with Fantina from Celestic Town, and Platinum later challenges her in a Gym battle. The city is a fashion capital according to Platinum's Sinnoh travel guide.


  • Hearthome's Japanese town motto is こころが ふれあう ばしょ.
  • A woman in the city mentions that she evolved one of her Pokémon with a Water Stone; however, none of the Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex evolve via Water Stone. In Pokémon Platinum, her dialog is changed to reference a Fire Stone instead. Either way, no Pokémon in the original Sinnoh Pokédex can evolve using these two evolutionary stones, with only Eevee in the Platinum extension making use of them.
  • In the anime, Enta is the mayor of Hearthome City. However, this is only mentioned in the dub.
  • In Pokémon Platinum, there is a girl with a Shroomish in one of the houses, despite it not being in the Sinnoh Pokédex.
    • A Torchic can be seen on the board of Amity Square, despite it also not listed in the Sinnoh Pokédex.
  • In Pokémon Platinum, Hearthome City seems to push the limits of what the DS can handle, and tends to lag when the player runs outside of a building.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ヨスガシティ Yosuga City From 縁 (yosuga), "a way of life".
English Hearthome City From the expression home is where the heart is.
French Unionpolis From union and -polis, from the Greek word for city.
German Herzhofen From Herz, heart, and the suffix hofen (court).
Italian Cuoripoli From cuore, heart, and the suffix -poli, meaning city.
Spanish Ciudad Corazón
Ciudad Corazonada*
Corazón means heart.
Corazonada means hunch.
Korean 연고시티 Yeongo City From 연고시 (yeongosi) means hometown.
Chinese (Mandarin) 緣之市 Yuánzhī Shì From 縁 (yosuga). Can be interpreted as "City of predestined relationship".

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