Michina Town

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Michina Town
ミチーナ Michina
Michina Town.png
Michina Town
Region Sinnoh
Debut Arceus and the Jewel of Life

Michina Town (Japanese: ミチーナ Michina) is the setting for Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

Michina Town is a riverside town surrounded by flourishing nature. The town's centerpiece is the Michīna Ruins.

Thousands of years ago, Michina Town was a desolate place, which was nothing but a wasteland. But the Jewel of Life's power that Arceus gave Damos made the town's soil rich and fertile. Then Damos constructed the town's ruins in order to praise Arceus' kindness.

Michina Ruins

Michina Ruins

The Michina Ruins are old ruins of a temple, located at the peak of a huge, rocky mountain in Michina. Beside the ruins is a beautiful lake.

The ruins are guarded by Sheena and Kevin. It is where Damos witnessed the awakening of Arceus. It is also the home of the Jewel of Life. The Space-Time Axis can be found in the basement of the ruins.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Michina Town or Pokémon that reside there in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Michina Town's Pokémon
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.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Chikorita Pokémon M Grass       Movie Commemoration Random Pack   001/022
Cyndaquil Pokémon M Fire       Movie Commemoration Random Pack   004/022
Totodile Pokémon M Water       Movie Commemoration Random Pack   006/022
Spiky-eared Pichu Pokémon M Lightning       Movie Commemoration Random Pack   009/022
      Movie Commemoration Random Pack   010/022
      Movie Commemoration Random Pack   011/022
      DPt-P Promotional cards   042/DPt-P
      Unnumbered Promotional cards    
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Michina Temple St       DPt-P Promotional cards   044/DPt-P


  • ミチーナ Michīna is one katakana spelling of "Myitkyina," the name of the capital city of Kachin State, Myanmar.
  • Around the time of the premiere of Arceus and the Jewel of Life, at various EB Games stores around the country, an Australian event Arceus was distributed with its OT as "Michina", the name of the town in the movie.


Michina Town is mostly based on Meteora, Greece.

In other languages

Language Name Origin
Korean 미케나 Mycena Similar to Mycenae.
Chinese (Taiwan) 米季納 Mǐjìnà Transliteration of Michina. Also, 米 is "rice", 季 refers to "seasons", and 納 means "to receive".

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