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The Skyarrow Bridge (Japanese: スカイアローブリッジ Skyarrow Bridge) is a long suspension bridge that connects the southeastern part of Unova via the Pinwheel Forest to Castelia City in central Unova. The bridge serves as a means of transportation into and out of Castelia City.
In the games
The middle of the Skyarrow Bridge
The Skyarrow Bridge appears in Pokémon Black and White. The player can access it after retrieving the Dragon Skull from Sage Gorm. The bridge has two spans to support it across the water and loops off on the eastern entrance. Each end of the bridge has a gate between it and the area connected to.
The lower part of the bridge is built for vehicle traffic while suspended above the roadway is a pedestrian walkway. While traveling across the bridge, it is possible to see a stunning view of Castelia City due to changing camera angles. The Royal Unova can occasionally be seen passing underneath the bridge.
On the Pinwheel Forest side, there is a small viewing area between the forest area and the Bridge Gate. Inside the Pinwheel Forest Bridge Gate, a Hiker will give the player a Quick Claw, while a woman will talk about item maniacs. On the bridge itself, there are several people admiring it. At the Castelia City Bridge Gate, a woman complains about her sore legs from walking across the bridge.
In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the bridge is temporarily closed for repairs until the player defeats the Elite Four.
In the anime
Skyarrow Bridge in the anime
Skyarrow Bridge appeared in The Lost World of Gothitelle!, where Ash and his friends crossed it. It is a huge suspension bridge like it is in the games. The trees of Pinwheel Forest can be seen on the forest side of the bridge, a small Poké Mart is also there which has food and a telephone system. This is where Ash contacted Professor Juniper and switched his Sewaddle with his Pidove. Pictures of the old ferry system that was built before the bridge can be seen in the mart. Before the Poké Mart was there an old storage building for ferry supplies was there. Near the bridge is a road for transportation.
A Gothitelle created a fog around the bridge to deter people from crossing. Still, Ash, Iris, and Cilan crossed it anyway and it attacked them. It then creates the illusion of its old life, when the bridge was still under construction, with Sally and her father. The group is confused when they see the same Gothitelle that attacked them earlier being nice and friendly towards them. While the illusion was convincing, Cilan knew something was amiss.
They later follow Gothitelle to Skyarrow Bridge where it attacks them once more. That's when its old friend Sally appears to stop it. Gothitelle was happy to be reunited with its old friend and clears the fog from the bridge, letting Ash and company cross. It then mysteriously disappears.
In the TCG
The Skyarrow Bridge was featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards depicting the Skyarrow Bridge.
- Skyarrow Bridge draws inspiration from Brooklyn Bridge and Rainbow Bridge.
- If the player enters Skyarrow Bridge, and then gets on their bicycle, the music does not change.
- Starting and ending from either staircase, Skyarrow Bridge is 386 steps long. This makes it the longest non-circular straight path in the games, making it popular for Egg hatching.
- Skyarrow Bridge is one of two bridges in Unova that the player can see vehicles, with the other being Tubeline Bridge.
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