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Pewter City (Japanese: ニビシティ Nibi City) is a city located in northwest Kanto. The locale lies between Viridian Forest (via Route 2) and Mt. Moon (via Route 3). The most notable resident of the city is Brock, the Pewter City Gym Leader.
Places of interest
Pewter Museum of Science
- Main article: Pewter Museum of Science
A famous museum is located in the northwestern part of Pewter City and is one of the city's main attractions. The main building is open to the public for 50 and features several historical artifacts, including Aerodactyl and Kabutops fossils, and a model of a space shuttle.
There are two floors to explore in the Pewter Museum of Science. The first floor holds the front desk and a fossil exhibit containing the fossils of Aerodactyl and Kabutops. The second floor hosts a space exhibit featuring a Space Shuttle and a large Moon Stone that fell onto Mt. Moon The player is able to explore the museum at any time, after paying the 50 admission fee.
Once the ability to use Cut out of battle is gained, the player can sneak into the back of the museum and acquire the Old Amber from a scientist there, allowing the player to revive an Aerodactyl later in the game. In FireRed and LeafGreen, there is also a move tutor who will teach Seismic Toss.
The museum is closed for renovations during Generation II.
In Generation IV, however, the museum is open for business. There is a scientist in the museum who will revive a player's fossils, much like the scientist at Cinnabar Island's Pokémon Lab in Generation I and FireRed and LeafGreen. This is due to the fact that Fossils can be found under rocks using Rock Smash unlike in Generation II where players were required to transfer Fossil Pokémon from the Generation I games using the Time Capsule.
- Main article: Pewter Gym
The Pewter Gym is the official gym of Pewter City. It is based on Template:Type2 Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Brock. Trainers that defeat him receive the Boulder Badge.
Other known members include Camper Jerry, Camper Liam, Brock's father, Flint, and Brock's mother, Lola.
Pewter Gym appears in all games set in the Kanto region, appearing much the same in each: a small building with a Japanese rock garden inside, one trainer, and the Gym Leader Brock waiting on a large stone pedestal. In the Generation I games and their Generation III remakes, whenever the player tries to leave Pewter City, a boy will lead him or her to the front of the gym if the player has not earned their Boulder Badge yet.
The population of Pewter City is 31.
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Red and Blue
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In the anime
Episodes in Pewter City commonly focus on the Pewter Gym. While its legacy is of a strong Gym "as rough and tough as the stones themselves" was kept under Brock, his mother has recently added a brighter color scheme. The Gym Leader's family lives in a house by the side of the Gym, in which Brock's nine siblings and parents currently reside.
Around the outskirts of the city, there is a Contest Hall and one of the locations of the Battle Pyramid. Pewter City is also the hometown of Solidad, the winner of the Kanto Grand Festival.
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Pewter City is first visited in Wanted: Pikachu! and Onix is On! in the Red, Green & Blue chapter. The citizens are business people that have tents in the streets where they sell principally fruits and vegetables which a roaming Pikachu tried to steal. After Red caught it, the citizens of the city gave Red a big feast. They also enjoy to watch the battles of the trainers who challenge the Pewter Gym. The city has a Pokémon Center, but during this time, it is closed due to vandalism, later revealed to be caused by the "bad" Gym Leaders in an effort to make Brock give up his gym badge for their plans.
It later made a brief appearance in Make Way For Magmar in the Red, Green & Blue chapter when the Pewter Museum of Science had been set on fire by Two Magmar.
- Its Japanese motto is ニビは はいいろ いしのいろ .
- In Generation I, the Pewter Museum of Science housed a model of the Space Shuttle Columbia. However, due to the shuttle's fatal accident in 2003, it is simply called "Space Shuttle" in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
- Goldenrod City and Rustboro City are very similar to Pewter City. Their geographic locations in their respective regions are remarkably similar, as well as being only accessible through a forest during the beginning of the game. Rustboro is, however, the most like Pewter in that both cities are the second city visited with a gym, but first to be beat by the player. Both Pewter and Rustboro's Gyms specialize in Template:Type2 Pokémon, and play a role in the player obtaining fossil Pokémon.
- Pewter City is the only city in which a legendary Pokémon can be caught, with Latias or Latios appearing in Pewter City in HeartGold and SoulSilver if the player has the Enigma Stone.
- In Generation I, the young man who prevents the player from leaving via Route 3 before defeating Brock will walk off to the right hand side of the screen upon showing the player to the Pewter Gym. How he accomplishes this and returns to his original position is unknown, given the presence of a fence preventing the player from doing the same.
- The French name of the city is the same as the English name of Hall Matron Argenta.
- Pewter is a metal alloy made for vases and plates.
In other languages
|| ニビシティ Nibi City
||鈍色 (nibi iro) refers to a dull gray color.
|| Pewter City
|| Pewter is a metal alloy of copper, tin, and, traditionally, lead that has a gray color.
| Danish (Season 10 only)
|| Tin by
|| Tin is the Danish word for Pewter.
|| From argent, silver.
|| Cínové město
|| Cín means tin, město means city (or town).
|| Marmoria City
|| From Marmor, marble.
|| From plumbeo, of the color of lead, and the suffix -poli, meaning city.
|| From German Marmoria.
|| Ciudad Plateada
|| Means silver city.
|| 회색시티 Hoesaek City
|| 회색 (hoesaek) means gray.
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 尼比市 Níbǐ Shì
|| Transliteration of the Japanese name.
| Chinese (Cantonese)
|| 深灰市 Samfui Si
|| 深灰 (samfui) means dark gray.