Snowpoint City

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Location of Glitch City in Sinnoh.
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Snowpoint City (Japanese: キッサキシティ Kissaki City) is a snow-covered city located at the far north of Sinnoh, where snow blows down from the top of Mt. Coronet causing low temperatures. Snowpoint City and the three routes that lead to it (Route 216, Route 217 and Acuity Lakefront) are also completely covered in snow. To the northeast of Route 217, Lake Acuity can be found. A cave, which houses Uxie, is located in the middle of Lake Acuity. Given the snow which affects every battle on the two routes leading to the city, as well as the fact that to get to Route 216 from the rest of Sinnoh one must pass through Mt. Coronet, the most convenient way to get to the city is to Fly. There is a port here in which the player can access the Fight Area, but only after getting the National Pokédex. Its temple is home to the legendary Pokémon Regigigas. There is also a move tutor in Snowpoint in Pokémon Platinum.

Places of interest

Snowpoint Temple

Main article: Snowpoint Temple
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The Snowpoint Temple

Although Snowpoint City is not home to much, a noticeable landmark in the area is Snowpoint Temple, which can only be accessed after the Sinnoh Elite Four have been beaten and the National Pokédex has been obtained. The temple contains five floors, with odd bits of slippery ice. At the very bottom of the temple lies a dormant Regigigas. To awaken this legendary Pokémon, the player must bring all three of the legendary golems along with them, which are all only available in the Generation III games. Through an event Regigigas, the legendary golems can also be obtained in Platinum and will activate the in-game Regigigas.

Because of the location of the temple within a city, Regigigas is only the fifth legendary Pokémon that can be caught within city limits, the other four being Ho-Oh and Suicune in Ecruteak's Bell Tower during Generations II and IV and Kyogre and Groudon in Hoenn's Cave of Origin.

Northeast House

Snowpoint's north-easternmost house is home to the place where trendy phrases are obtained. Every day, players can go to the farthest house in the northeast and receive a new trendy phrase. A trendy phrase is an additional phrase which can be used in interviews with non-player characters. It appears in the "Tough Words" category. There are thirty-two different possibilities, all obtainable from an elderly man in the northeasternmost house in the city. Only one may be obtained daily, and receiving a new trendy phrase will not alter any game mechanics. They typically refer to science, business and the arts.

In Pokémon Platinum, a move tutor may also be found here.

In-game trade

In the north-westernmost house, a girl will trade a Haunter holding an Everstone (So it won't evolve into a Gengar since Haunter evolves by trading.) for a Medicham. The Haunter is nicknamed "Gaspar" and the OT is "Mindy". The Haunter's ID number is 19248.

Diamond dust

On January 10, 2008, Junichi Masuda posted a blog entry urging players to play their Diamond or Pearl January 12. On that day, the same day as Masuda's birthday, a weather effect called diamond dust occurred in Snowpoint City, replacing the usual snow. It resembles glitter in the air. It is purely aesthetic, since it only occurs within the city where no battles are possible. It has been determined that other special weather conditions such as thunderstorms happen on predetermined days throughout the year. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, diamond dust can be seen in Mt. Silver.

Snowpoint Gym

Main article: Snowpoint Gym

The Snowpoint Gym is the official gym of Snowpoint City. It is based on Template:Type2 Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Candice. Trainers who defeat her receive the Icicle Badge. The Snowpoint City Gym is a Gym consisting of a three-floor ice rink with slides connecting the various floors and snowballs blocking progress through the Gym. To reach the Gym Leader, trainers have to slide around the Gym and destroy the balls of snow blocking the way. For defeating Candice, trainers receive the Icicle Badge, TM72 (Avalanche), and the ability to use Rock Climb outside of battle.


Snowpoint City as seen in the anime

The population of Snowpoint is 14, which makes it the smallest city in Sinnoh with a Gym.


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  • Snowpoint's Japanese motto is こおり きらめく ゆきのまち.
  • Snowpoint is geographically the northernmost city in the known Pokémon world.
  • Snowpoint is the only city/town that does not connect directly to a route; before reaching a route one must pass through Acuity Lakefront first.
  • Because of the snow, Snowpoint is one of two towns where bicycles cannot be ridden, though the only one in Sinnoh. The other is Pacifidlog Town in Hoenn.
  • Snowpoint is the hometown of Dawn's rival, Zoey.
  • Snowpoint is similar to Mahogany Town in Johto. Both have the 7th Gym to their regions which are both Template:Type2. Both also have a population of 14 in the games.
  • The traversable area of Snowpoint City is shaped like a snowflake when viewed from above.
    • This snowflake, however, has eight points. Because of the properties of water molecules, snowflakes only ever have 6 points or sides.
  • This is the only town in which there is snow completely covering the town.
  • Snowpoint City is also the first city in the Pokemon Franchise that has a port, but is not accessible by normal ships because of the Ice.

In other languages

Language Name Origin
Japanese キッサキシティ Kissaki City Kissaki is the name of the tip of a katana.
English Snowpoint City From snow and point (as the northernmost point of Sinnoh, possibly referencing kissaki).
French Frimapic From frimas, sleet, and pic, summit of a mountain.
German Blizzach From Blizzard and the suffix -ach (near a river).
Italian Nevepoli From neve, snow, and the suffix -poli, meaning city.
Spanish Ciudad Puntaneva From punta, tip, and nieve, snow.
Korean 선단시티 Seondan City 선단 (先端) seondan means tip (of a blade).
Chinese (Mandarin) 切鋒市 Qiēfēng Shì Literally, "Sharp Sword City".

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