Sandgem Town

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Sandgem Town マサゴタウン
Masago Town
"Town of Sand!"
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A sandy town that is located right next to a beach. It is redolent with the salty scent of the sea.
Prof. Rowan's lab is the town's landmark. He conducts his studies on Pokémon here.
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Route 202
Route 201
Sandgem Town
Route 219
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Location of Sandgem Town in Sinnoh.

Sandgem Town (Japanese: マサゴタウン Masago Town) is a location in the region of Sinnoh, the featured area in the Generation IV games, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. The town notably has sandy terrain to the south, the beginnings of Sandgem Beach. The beach, part of Route 219, is in close proximity to the town itself.

Professor Rowan's laboratory is located here. It is also the hometown for Dawn or Lucas, depending on the player's gender. The little sister of Dawn or Lucas gives information about swarms she sees on television. It is the first location in Sinnoh where Poké Balls are able to be purchased. The town smells of the salty scent of the sea.

Places of interest

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Inside the professor's lab

Pokémon Research Lab

The Lab lies right next to the western entrance into Sandgem Town. Professor Rowan works here along with two assistants, one of whom is the father of Dawn/Lucas. It is here that the Professor gives the player their Pokédex.

Professor assistant's house

As the player's pseudo-rival, Dawn (if the player character is male) or Lucas (if the player character is female) will live in the house nearest to the southern entrance. Inside, after receiving the National Pokédex and defeating the Elite Four, their sister will inform the player of any Mass Outbreaks.

Pokémon Center

Main article: Pokémon Center

Sandgem's Pokémon Center is located right next to the Pokémon Research Lab, and is the first Pokémon Center the player will encounter on their journey. It provides an essential place for trainers from the neighboring routes to stop and rest. A sign outside reads:

Heal Your Pokémon!


Pokémon Diamond Pearl and Platinum

In Pokémon Diamond, Pokémon Pearl, and Pokémon Platinum the population of Sandgem Town is 25.

Poké Mart

Main article: Poké Mart

The Poké Mart is next to the northern exit, and is the top-right most building of the town. The Poké Mart has a sign outside which reads:

All Your Item Needs Fulfilled!
Pokémon 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


Item Location Games

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In the anime

Sandgem Town first appears in the anime in Following A Maiden's Voyage!
Sandgem Town in the anime.


  • Sandgem's Japanese motto is うみにつながる すなのまち.
  • The town's English name was first revealed via dialog in Home is Where the Start Is!.
  • The start of the background music from this town contains quotes from the music of Goldenrod City, Slateport City (Keyboards) and Petalburg City (Bass).
  • This is the first town that contains a Lab that wasn't in a player's hometown.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese マサゴタウン Masago Town 真砂 (masago) means sand.
English Sandgem Town From sand and gem.
French Littorella From littoral.
German Sandgemme From Sand and Gemme, gem.
Italian Sabbiafine Means fine sand.
Spanish Pueblo Arena Arena means sand.
Korean 잔모래마을 Janmorae Maeul 모래 (janmorae) means fine sand.
Chinese (Mandarin) 真砂鎮/真砂镇 Zhēnshā Zhèn From the Japanese name. Literally means "Real sand town".
Chinese (Cantonese) 真砂鎮 Jansa Jan Same as Mandarin name.

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