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'''Sootopolis City''' (Japanese: '''ルネシティ''' ''Rune City'') is a city located off the eastern mainland of [[Hoenn]].
 
'''Sootopolis City''' (Japanese: '''ルネシティ''' ''Rune City'') is a city located off the eastern mainland of [[Hoenn]].
 
Sootopolis City is located inside of a giant crater. In [[Generation III]], the crater is that of an underwater volcano which erupted and forced itself out of the sea many years ago, eventually filling with rainwater. In [[Generation VI]], the crater was instead formed by a giant meteorite impact into the oceans of the Hoenn region thousands of years ago. People soon began to dwell in the crater for its warm, fresh water and a city soon came forth. To get around the city, people have to climb many flights of stairs and {{m|Dive}} under the sea. This made many of the locals get into good shape. Sootopolis City has a fantastic nighttime view. The stars peer in through the top of the crater.
 
   
 
Sootopolis City plays a major part in the games, as it is the location where the player has their first encounter with a [[Legendary Pokémon]], and obtains their final [[Badge]].
 
Sootopolis City plays a major part in the games, as it is the location where the player has their first encounter with a [[Legendary Pokémon]], and obtains their final [[Badge]].
   
In the [[Pokémon games]], Sootopolis City can only be reached by diving through an underwater cavern or by {{m|Fly}}ing. Sootopolis is surrounded by {{rt|126|Hoenn}}.
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Sootopolis City has a fantastic nighttime view; the stars peer in through the top of the crater.
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In the [[Pokémon games]], Sootopolis City can only be reached by diving through {{rt|126|Hoenn}}, or by {{m|Fly}}ing or [[soaring in the sky|soaring]]. Sootopolis is surrounded by {{rt|126|Hoenn}}.
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==History==
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Sootopolis City is located inside of a giant crater.
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In {{game2|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}}, the crater is that of an underwater volcano which erupted and forced itself out of the sea many years ago, eventually filling with rainwater.
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In {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}, the crater was formed by a giant meteorite impact into the ocean of the Hoenn region thousands of years ago, eventually filling with rainwater. People soon began to dwell in the crater for its warm, fresh water and a city soon came forth.
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To navigate the city, people have to climb many flights of stairs and {{m|Dive}} under the sea. This causes many of the locals get into good shape.
   
 
==Places of interest==
 
==Places of interest==
[[File:Sootopolis City RS.png|left|thumb|170px|Sootopolis City in Ruby and Sapphire]]
 
 
===Cave of Origin===
 
===Cave of Origin===
 
{{main|Cave of Origin}}
 
{{main|Cave of Origin}}
 
 
The [[Cave of Origin]] is located in Sootopolis, in {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}} it contains {{p|Groudon}} and {{p|Kyogre}} respectively, while in {{game|Emerald}}, Wallace is there, wondering where {{p|Rayquaza}} could be.
 
The [[Cave of Origin]] is located in Sootopolis, in {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}} it contains {{p|Groudon}} and {{p|Kyogre}} respectively, while in {{game|Emerald}}, Wallace is there, wondering where {{p|Rayquaza}} could be.
   
===Residential houses===
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===Competitive brothers===
{{p|Barboach}} and {{p|Shroomish}} can be shown to a pair of residents, who will calculate their size and reward prizes of {{DL|Ether|Ether}}s and {{DL|Ether|Elixir}}s accordingly. In Pokémon Emerald, they will calculate the sizes of {{p|Seedot}} and {{p|Lotad}} instead.
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In the house northeast of the Pokémon Center, there are two brothers who are arguing over two different species of Pokémon. The younger brother is a {{tc|Fisherman}}, while the older brother is a {{tc|Hiker}}.
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In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, they are arguing over the sizes of their favorite Pokémon. If a brother is shown a Pokémon of the species he prefers, he will calculate its size give the player a prize if it is bigger than the largest one he had seen before; the younger brother gives an {{DL|Ether|Ether}}s, while the older brother gives an {{DL|Ether|Elixir}}.
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In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, they are arguing over the cuteness of their favorite Pokémon. If a brother is shown a Pokémon of the species he prefers with an [[Pokémon-Amie|affection level]] of at least 4, he will give the player a {{DL|Ether|Max Elixir}}.
   
In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, instead of size, they're arguing over which is cuter. Showing them a Barboach or Shroomish with an [[Pokémon-Amie|affection level]] of at least 4 will award you with a {{DL|Ether|Max Elixir}} once for each species.
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In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, the younger brother prefers {{p|Barboach}} and the older brother prefers {{p|Shroomish}}. In Pokémon Emerald, the younger brother prefers {{p|Seedot}} and the older brother prefers {{p|Lotad}}.
   
 
===Sootopolis Gym===
 
===Sootopolis Gym===
 
{{main|Sootopolis Gym}}
 
{{main|Sootopolis Gym}}
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In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, [[Wallace]] is the [[Gym Leader]] in this city. He uses {{type|Water}} Pokémon, and is the one who hands out the eighth [[Badge]] of [[Hoenn]].
   
[[Wallace]] was the [[Gym Leader]] in this city. He uses {{type|Water}} Pokémon, and is the one who handed out the eighth [[Badge|Gym Badge]] of [[Hoenn]]. However, his former teacher [[Juan]] resumed his role as the [[Gym Leader]] in {{game|Emerald}}, with the student moving on to become Champion of the Hoenn League and replacing {{Steven}} from previous versions.
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In Pokémon Emerald, Wallace is the former Gym Leader, with his former mentor [[Juan]] resuming the role due to Wallace moving on to become {{pkmn|Champion}}.
   
 
===Move Tutor===
 
===Move Tutor===
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In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, in the north-eastern part of Sootopolis City there is a house with an elderly gentleman within it. If the player talks to him with a {{type|Dragon}} Pokémon with high [[friendship]], he will offer to teach it {{m|Draco Meteor}}.
In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, in the north-eastern part of Sootopolis City there is a house with an elderly gentleman within it. If you speak to him with a Dragon-type Pokémon of high happiness, he will teach it the special move, [[Draco Meteor]].
 
   
 
==Demographics==
 
==Demographics==
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==Items==
 
==Items==
 
{{Itlisth|water}}
 
{{Itlisth|water}}
{{Itemlist|TM Fighting VI|Given by the Black Belt with the Kecleon in the northwestern house|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|OR=yes|AS=yes|display={{TM|31|Brick Break}}}}
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{{Itemlist|TM Fighting VI|Given by the Black Belt with the Kecleon in the northwestern house (requires {{m|Surf}})|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|OR=yes|AS=yes|display={{TM|31|Brick Break}}}}
 
{{Itemlist|None|sprite=Doll Wailmer III|Given by girl in the house just east of the Pokémon Center|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|OR=yes|AS=yes|display=[[Pokémon doll#Generation III|Wailmer Doll]]}}
 
{{Itemlist|None|sprite=Doll Wailmer III|Given by girl in the house just east of the Pokémon Center|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|OR=yes|AS=yes|display=[[Pokémon doll#Generation III|Wailmer Doll]]}}
{{Itemlist|Super Potion|North of Kiri ''(hidden)''|OR=yes|AS=yes|display={{DL|Potion|Super Potion}}}}
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{{Itemlist|Super Potion|North of Kiri (requires {{m|Surf}}) ''(hidden)''|OR=yes|AS=yes|display={{DL|Potion|Super Potion}}}}
 
{{Itemlist|Protein|Behind the house southeast of the Pokémon Center ''(hidden)''|OR=yes|AS=yes|display={{DL|Vitamin|Protein}}}}
 
{{Itemlist|Protein|Behind the house southeast of the Pokémon Center ''(hidden)''|OR=yes|AS=yes|display={{DL|Vitamin|Protein}}}}
{{Itemlist|HM Water|Gift from Wallace in front of the Gym after calming Groudon and Kyogre|E=yes|display={{HM|07|Waterfall}}}}
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{{Itemlist|HM Water|Gift from Wallace in front of the Gym after calming Groudon and Kyogre (requires {{m|Surf}})|E=yes|display={{HM|07|Waterfall}}}}
 
{{Itemlist|Ether|From {{tc|Fisherman}} if shown a big enough {{p|Barboach}}{{sup/3|RS}}/{{p|Seedot}}{{sup/3|E}}|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|display={{DL|Ether|Ether}}}}
 
{{Itemlist|Ether|From {{tc|Fisherman}} if shown a big enough {{p|Barboach}}{{sup/3|RS}}/{{p|Seedot}}{{sup/3|E}}|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|display={{DL|Ether|Ether}}}}
 
{{Itemlist|Elixir|From {{tc|Hiker}} if shown a big enough {{p|Shroomish}}{{sup/3|RS}}/{{p|Lotad}}{{sup/3|E}}|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|display={{DL|Ether|Elixir}}}}
 
{{Itemlist|Elixir|From {{tc|Hiker}} if shown a big enough {{p|Shroomish}}{{sup/3|RS}}/{{p|Lotad}}{{sup/3|E}}|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|display={{DL|Ether|Elixir}}}}
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* From {{tc|Fisherman}} if shown a {{p|Barboach}} with affection level of at least 4
 
* From {{tc|Fisherman}} if shown a {{p|Barboach}} with affection level of at least 4
 
* From {{tc|Hiker}} if shown a {{p|Shroomish}} with affection level of at least 4|OR=yes|AS=yes|display={{DL|Ether|Max Elixir}} ×2}}
 
* From {{tc|Hiker}} if shown a {{p|Shroomish}} with affection level of at least 4|OR=yes|AS=yes|display={{DL|Ether|Max Elixir}} ×2}}
{{Itemlist|TM Bug VI|From a {{tc|Collector}} in the Poké Mart|OR=yes|AS=yes|display={{TM|83|Infestation}}}}
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{{Itemlist|TM Bug VI|From a {{tc|Collector}} in the [[Poké Mart]] for answering [[Lisia]] to his question (requires {{m|Surf}})|OR=yes|AS=yes|display={{TM|83|Infestation}}}}
{{Itemlist|Sablenite|Southeast from the entrance to the Cave of Origin|OR=yes|AS=yes|display={{DL|Mega Stone|Sablenite}}}}
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{{Itemlist|Sablenite|In the southeast of the area with the entrance to the Cave of Origin (requires {{m|Surf}})|OR=yes|AS=yes|display={{DL|Mega Stone|Sablenite}}}}
{{Itemlist|Magma Suit|From [[Maxie]] before entering the Cave of Origin|OR=yes|display={{key|VI|Magma Suit}}}}
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{{Itemlist|Magma Suit|From [[Maxie]] before entering the Cave of Origin (requires {{m|Surf}})|OR=yes|display={{key|VI|Magma Suit}}}}
{{Itemlist|Red Orb VI|From Maxie after confronting {{p|Groudon}}|OR=yes|display={{DL|Legendary artifacts|Red Orb}}}}
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{{Itemlist|Red Orb VI|From Maxie after confronting {{p|Groudon}} (requires {{m|Surf}})|OR=yes|display={{DL|Legendary artifacts|Red Orb}}}}
{{Itemlist|Aqua Suit|From [[Archie]] before entering the Cave of Origin|AS=yes|display={{key|VI|Aqua Suit}}}}
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{{Itemlist|Aqua Suit|From [[Archie]] before entering the Cave of Origin (requires {{m|Surf}})|AS=yes|display={{key|VI|Aqua Suit}}}}
{{Itemlist|Blue Orb VI|From Archie after confronting {{p|Kyogre}}|AS=yes|display={{DL|Legendary artifacts|Blue Orb}}}}
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{{Itemlist|Blue Orb VI|From Archie after confronting {{p|Kyogre}} (requires {{m|Surf}})|AS=yes|display={{DL|Legendary artifacts|Blue Orb}}}}
{{Itemlist|Eon Flute|From {{Steven}} after confronting Groudon{{sup/6|OR}}/Kyogre{{sup/6|AS}}|OR=yes|AS=yes|display={{key|VI|Eon Flute}}}}
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{{Itemlist|Eon Flute|From {{Steven}} after confronting Groudon{{sup/6|OR}}/Kyogre{{sup/6|AS}} (requires {{m|Surf}})|OR=yes|AS=yes|display={{key|VI|Eon Flute}}}}
 
{{Itlistfoot|water}}
 
{{Itlistfoot|water}}
   
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Kiri will give the player two Berries each day.
 
Kiri will give the player two Berries each day.
 
{{Itlisth|water}}
 
{{Itlisth|water}}
{{Itemlist|Pomeg Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|OR=yes|AS=yes}}
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{{Itemlist|Pomeg Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city (requires {{m|Surf}})|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|OR=yes|AS=yes}}
{{Itemlist|Kelpsy Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes}}
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{{Itemlist|Kelpsy Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city (requires {{m|Surf}})|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes}}
{{Itemlist|Qualot Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|OR=yes|AS=yes}}
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{{Itemlist|Qualot Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city (requires {{m|Surf}})|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|OR=yes|AS=yes}}
{{Itemlist|Hondew Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|OR=yes|AS=yes}}
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{{Itemlist|Hondew Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city (requires {{m|Surf}})|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|OR=yes|AS=yes}}
{{Itemlist|Grepa Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes}}
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{{Itemlist|Grepa Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city (requires {{m|Surf}})|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes}}
{{Itemlist|Tamato Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes}}
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{{Itemlist|Tamato Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city (requires {{m|Surf}})|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes}}
{{Itemlist|Cornn Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|OR=yes|AS=yes}}
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{{Itemlist|Cornn Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city (requires {{m|Surf}})|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|OR=yes|AS=yes}}
{{Itemlist|Magost Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes}}
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{{Itemlist|Magost Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city (requires {{m|Surf}})|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes}}
{{Itemlist|Rabuta Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes}}
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{{Itemlist|Rabuta Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city (requires {{m|Surf}})|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes}}
{{Itemlist|Nomel Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|OR=yes|AS=yes}}
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{{Itemlist|Nomel Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city (requires {{m|Surf}})|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|OR=yes|AS=yes}}
{{Itemlist|Figy Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes}}
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{{Itemlist|Figy Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city (requires {{m|Surf}})|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|OR=yes|AS=yes}}
{{Itemlist|Iapapa Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|OR=yes|AS=yes}}
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{{Itemlist|Iapapa Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city (requires {{m|Surf}})|Ru=yes|Sa=yes|E=yes|OR=yes|AS=yes}}
{{Itemlist|Mago Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city|OR=yes|AS=yes}}
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{{Itemlist|Mago Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city (requires {{m|Surf}})|OR=yes|AS=yes}}
{{Itemlist|Razz Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city|OR=yes|AS=yes}}
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{{Itemlist|Razz Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city (requires {{m|Surf}})|OR=yes|AS=yes}}
{{Itemlist|Wiki Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city|OR=yes|AS=yes}}
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{{Itemlist|Wiki Berry|Obtained from [[Kiri]] in the southwest part of city (requires {{m|Surf}})|OR=yes|AS=yes}}
 
{{Itlistfoot|water}}
 
{{Itlistfoot|water}}
   
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{{Catch/footer|water}}
 
{{Catch/footer|water}}
   
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===Generation VI===
 
{{Catch/header|water|no}}
 
{{Catch/header|water|no}}
 
{{Catch/div|water|Surfing}}
 
{{Catch/div|water|Surfing}}
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{{Catch/entryoras|129|Magikarp|yes|yes|Fish Super|30, 35|95%|type1=Water}}
 
{{Catch/entryoras|129|Magikarp|yes|yes|Fish Super|30, 35|95%|type1=Water}}
 
{{Catch/entryoras|130|Gyarados|yes|yes|Fish Super|40|5%|type1=Water}}
 
{{Catch/entryoras|130|Gyarados|yes|yes|Fish Super|40|5%|type1=Water}}
{{Catch/footer|water}}-->
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{{Catch/footer|water}}
   
 
==In the anime==
 
==In the anime==
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The fight between {{p|Groudon}} and {{p|Kyogre}} mainly took place in Sootopolis City.
 
The fight between {{p|Groudon}} and {{p|Kyogre}} mainly took place in Sootopolis City.
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{{left clear}}
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==Origin==
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Sootopolis City appears to be based on the {{wp|Greece|Greek}} {{wp|List of islands of Greece|island}} of {{wp|Santorini}}, also known as Thera.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* Sootopolis's Japanese motto is {{tt|れきしが ねむる しんぴの まち|Rekishi ga nemuru shinpi no machi}} ''"The mystical city where history slumbers"''.
 
* Sootopolis's Japanese motto is {{tt|れきしが ねむる しんぴの まち|Rekishi ga nemuru shinpi no machi}} ''"The mystical city where history slumbers"''.
* Sootopolis City appears to be based on the {{wp|Greece|Greek}} {{wp|List of islands of Greece|island}} of {{wp|Santorini}}, also known as Thera.
 
 
* The background music used in this city is a remix of music from {{g|Pinball}}, specifically that which plays during the "Name Entry" screen.
 
* The background music used in this city is a remix of music from {{g|Pinball}}, specifically that which plays during the "Name Entry" screen.
 
* In {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}}, if the {{player}} goes to the highest house on the right side of the city (the side with the [[Pokémon Center]]), stands on the stairs outside, and hits the "left" direction on the d-pad, it is possible to use a [[glitch]] to walk on part of the rock wall. This was corrected in {{game|Emerald}}.
 
* In {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}}, if the {{player}} goes to the highest house on the right side of the city (the side with the [[Pokémon Center]]), stands on the stairs outside, and hits the "left" direction on the d-pad, it is possible to use a [[glitch]] to walk on part of the rock wall. This was corrected in {{game|Emerald}}.
 
* This is the only city in the Pokémon world which requires the use of {{m|Dive}} in order to be reached for the first time.
 
* This is the only city in the Pokémon world which requires the use of {{m|Dive}} in order to be reached for the first time.
* [[Junichi Masuda]] named an NPC in Sootopolis after his then new-born daughter, Kiri.
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* [[Kiri]] was named after [[Junichi Masuda]]'s daughter, born right before the Japanese release of {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}}.<ref>[http://www.gamefreak.co.jp/blog/dir/?p=96 Director's Column] (Japanese)</ref>
* Sootopolis City is the most recent place where {{p|Groudon}} and {{p|Kyogre}} have battled each other in the wild.
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* Sootopolis City is the only city or town located in the middle of a single route.
** In addition, it is the last location where the [[weather trio]] met at once.
 
* Sootopolis City is the only city or town located in the middle of a single route, and also surrounded completely by one.
 
   
 
==Name origin==
 
==Name origin==
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| English
 
| English
 
| Sootopolis City
 
| Sootopolis City
| From ''soot'', which is expelled when a volcano erupts, and ''polis'', Greek for city
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| From ''soot'', which is expelled when a volcano erupts, and ''polis'' (Greek for city)
 
|- style="background:#FFF;"
 
|- style="background:#FFF;"
 
| French
 
| French
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| Italian
 
| Italian
 
| Ceneride
 
| Ceneride
| From ''cenere'', ash
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| From ''cenere'' (ash)
 
|- style="background:#FFF;"
 
|- style="background:#FFF;"
 
| Spanish
 
| Spanish
 
| Arrecípolis
 
| Arrecípolis
| From ''arrecife'' (coral reef) and ''polis'', Greek for city
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| From ''arrecife'' (coral reef) and ''polis'' (Greek for city)
 
|- style="background:#FFF;"
 
|- style="background:#FFF;"
 
| Korean
 
| Korean
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| Chinese ({{tt|Mandarin|Taiwan and mainland China}})
 
| Chinese ({{tt|Mandarin|Taiwan and mainland China}})
 
| 琉璃市 ''Liúlí Shì''
 
| 琉璃市 ''Liúlí Shì''
| Rough transliteration of its Japanese name. Can be taken as "Colored glaze city" or "glass city".
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| Rough transliteration of its Japanese name; can be taken as "colored glaze city" or "glass city"
 
|}
 
|}
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==Layout==
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{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; background: #000; border: 3px solid #{{locationcolor/dark|ocean}}"
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|-
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! style="background:#{{locationcolor/light|ocean}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | Version
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! style="background:#{{locationcolor/light|ocean}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" |
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|-
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! style="background:#{{ruby color}}" | {{color2|fff|Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions|Ruby}}
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| rowspan="2" | [[File:Sootopolis City RS.png|200px]]
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|-
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! style="background:#{{sapphire color}}" | {{color2|fff|Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions|Sapphire}}
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|-
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! style="background:#{{emerald color}}" | {{color2|000|Pokémon Emerald Version|Emerald}}
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| [[File:Sootopolis City E.png|200px]]
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|-
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| colspan="3" style="background:#{{locationcolor/light|ocean}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | &nbsp;
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|}
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==References==
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<references/>
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{{-}}
 
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{{Hoenn|A0A0A0}}<br>
 
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Sootopolis City ルネシティ
Rune City
"The mystical city where history slumbers."
Sootopolis City E.png
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Sootopolis City in {{{variable2}}}.
Map description
This city, which rises from the crater of a great meteoroid crash, can only be reached through the sea or from the sky.
Sootopolis City Gym - Hoenn Gym #8RSORAS
Wallace
Wallace
Water-type
specialist Gym
Rain Badge
Rain Badge
Sootopolis City Gym - Hoenn Gym #8E
Juan
Juan
Water-type
specialist Gym
Rain Badge
Rain Badge
Sootopolis City Gym - Hoenn Gym #8RSORAS
[[File:{{{leadersprite3}}}|{{{leader3}}}|link={{{leader3}}}]]
[[{{{leader3}}}|{{{leader3}}}]]
Water-type
specialist Gym
Rain Badge
Rain Badge
[[| League]]
[[File:{{{elite1sprite}}}|64px|{{{elite1}}}|link={{{elite1}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite1}}}|{{{elite1}}}]]
[[File:{{{elite2sprite}}}|64px|{{{elite2}}}|link={{{elite2}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite2}}}|{{{elite2}}}]]
[[File:{{{elite3sprite}}}|64px|{{{elite3}}}|link={{{elite3}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite3}}}|{{{elite3}}}]]
[[File:{{{elite4sprite}}}|64px|{{{elite4}}}|link={{{elite4}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite4}}}|{{{elite4}}}]]
[[File:{{{championsprite}}}|{{{champion}}}|link={{{champion}}}]]
Champion [[{{{champion}}}|{{{champion}}}]]
[[| League]]
[[File:{{{elite1sprite2}}}|64px|{{{elite12}}}|link={{{elite12}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite12}}}|{{{elite12}}}]]
[[File:{{{elite2sprite2}}}|64px|{{{elite22}}}|link={{{elite22}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite22}}}|{{{elite22}}}]]
[[File:{{{elite3sprite2}}}|64px|{{{elite32}}}|link={{{elite32}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite32}}}|{{{elite32}}}]]
[[File:{{{elite4sprite2}}}|64px|{{{elite42}}}|link={{{elite42}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite42}}}|{{{elite42}}}]]
[[File:{{{championsprite2}}}|{{{champion2}}}|link={{{champion2}}}]]
Champion [[{{{champion2}}}|{{{champion2}}}]]
 
Cave of Origin
 
Sootopolis City
 
Route 126
 
Location
Hoenn Sootopolis City Map.png
Location of Sootopolis City in Hoenn.

Sootopolis City (Japanese: ルネシティ Rune City) is a city located off the eastern mainland of Hoenn.

Sootopolis City plays a major part in the games, as it is the location where the player has their first encounter with a Legendary Pokémon, and obtains their final Badge.

Sootopolis City has a fantastic nighttime view; the stars peer in through the top of the crater.

In the Pokémon games, Sootopolis City can only be reached by diving through Route 126, or by Flying or soaring. Sootopolis is surrounded by Route 126.

History

Sootopolis City is located inside of a giant crater.

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, the crater is that of an underwater volcano which erupted and forced itself out of the sea many years ago, eventually filling with rainwater.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the crater was formed by a giant meteorite impact into the ocean of the Hoenn region thousands of years ago, eventually filling with rainwater. People soon began to dwell in the crater for its warm, fresh water and a city soon came forth.

To navigate the city, people have to climb many flights of stairs and Dive under the sea. This causes many of the locals get into good shape.

Places of interest

Cave of Origin

Main article: Cave of Origin

The Cave of Origin is located in Sootopolis, in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire it contains Groudon and Kyogre respectively, while in Pokémon Emerald, Wallace is there, wondering where Rayquaza could be.

Competitive brothers

In the house northeast of the Pokémon Center, there are two brothers who are arguing over two different species of Pokémon. The younger brother is a Fisherman, while the older brother is a Hiker.

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, they are arguing over the sizes of their favorite Pokémon. If a brother is shown a Pokémon of the species he prefers, he will calculate its size give the player a prize if it is bigger than the largest one he had seen before; the younger brother gives an Ethers, while the older brother gives an Elixir.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, they are arguing over the cuteness of their favorite Pokémon. If a brother is shown a Pokémon of the species he prefers with an affection level of at least 4, he will give the player a Max Elixir.

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, the younger brother prefers Barboach and the older brother prefers Shroomish. In Pokémon Emerald, the younger brother prefers Seedot and the older brother prefers Lotad.

Sootopolis Gym

Main article: Sootopolis Gym

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, Wallace is the Gym Leader in this city. He uses Water-type Pokémon, and is the one who hands out the eighth Badge of Hoenn.

In Pokémon Emerald, Wallace is the former Gym Leader, with his former mentor Juan resuming the role due to Wallace moving on to become Champion.

Move Tutor

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, in the north-eastern part of Sootopolis City there is a house with an elderly gentleman within it. If the player talks to him with a Dragon-type Pokémon with high friendship, he will offer to teach it Draco Meteor.

Demographics

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the population of Sootopolis City is 39. This is a large population considering the city being settled inside a dormant volcano and its isolation from the other Hoenn cities.

Poké Mart

Generation III
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
Pokémon Dollar1200
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion
Pokémon Dollar1200
Max Potion Max Potion
Pokémon Dollar2500
Full Heal Full Heal
Pokémon Dollar600
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar1500
X Attack X Attack
Pokémon Dollar500
X Defend X Defend
Pokémon Dollar550
Max Repel Max Repel
Pokémon Dollar700
Shadow Mail Shadow Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Generation VI
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Max Potion Max Potion
Pokémon Dollar2,500
Full Restore Full Restore
Pokémon Dollar3,000
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar1,500
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Paralyze Heal Paralyze 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

Items

Item Location Games
TM Fighting VI TM31 (Brick Break) Given by the Black Belt with the Kecleon in the northwestern house (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
None Wailmer Doll Given by girl in the house just east of the Pokémon Center  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Super Potion Super Potion North of Kiri (requires Surf) (hidden)  OR  AS 
Protein Protein Behind the house southeast of the Pokémon Center (hidden)  OR  AS 
HM Water HM07 (Waterfall) Gift from Wallace in front of the Gym after calming Groudon and Kyogre (requires Surf)  E 
Ether Ether From Fisherman if shown a big enough BarboachRS/SeedotE  R  S  E 
Elixir Elixir From Hiker if shown a big enough ShroomishRS/LotadE  R  S  E 
Max Elixir Max Elixir ×2  OR  AS 
TM Bug VI TM83 (Infestation) From a Collector in the Poké Mart for answering Lisia to his question (requires Surf)  OR  AS 
Sablenite Sablenite In the southeast of the area with the entrance to the Cave of Origin (requires Surf)  OR  AS 
Magma Suit Magma Suit From Maxie before entering the Cave of Origin (requires Surf)  OR 
Red Orb VI Red Orb From Maxie after confronting Groudon (requires Surf)  OR 
Aqua Suit Aqua Suit From Archie before entering the Cave of Origin (requires Surf)  AS 
Blue Orb VI Blue Orb From Archie after confronting Kyogre (requires Surf)  AS 
Eon Flute Eon Flute From Steven after confronting GroudonOR/KyogreAS (requires Surf)  OR  AS 

Berries from Kiri

Kiri will give the player two Berries each day.

Item Location Games
Pomeg Berry Pomeg Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Kelpsy Berry Kelpsy Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E 
Qualot Berry Qualot Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Hondew Berry Hondew Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Grepa Berry Grepa Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E 
Tamato Berry Tamato Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E 
Cornn Berry Cornn Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Magost Berry Magost Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E 
Rabuta Berry Rabuta Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E 
Nomel Berry Nomel Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Figy Berry Figy Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Iapapa Berry Iapapa Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Mago Berry Mago Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  OR  AS 
Razz Berry Razz Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  OR  AS 
Wiki Berry Wiki Berry Obtained from Kiri in the southwest part of city (requires Surf)  OR  AS 

Pokémon

Generation III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
129 Magikarp
R S E
Surfing Surfing
5-35 100%
Fishing
072 Tentacool
R S E
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5-10 30%
129 Magikarp
R S E
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5-10 70%
129 Magikarp
R S E
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-30 100%
129 Magikarp
R S E
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-35 80%
130 Gyarados
R S E
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
5-45 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Generation VI

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
129 Magikarp
OR AS
Surfing Surfing
25, 30, 35 100%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
OR AS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5, 10, 15 100%
129 Magikarp
OR AS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
25 100%
129 Magikarp
OR AS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30, 35 95%
130 Gyarados
OR AS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 5%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

In the anime

Sootopolis City in the anime

In the anime, the volcano Sootopolis is built upon opens up at one side, giving access to ferries. It appeared in the episodes The Great Eight Fate! and Eight Ain't Enough!. Ash had his battle with Juan here, obtaining his final Hoenn League Badge.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Sootopolis City in Pokémon Adventures

Sootopolis City was first mentioned in Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt I by Mr. Briney when his Whiscash, Whisko, was sensing earthquakes with its whiskers and that many earthquakes have happened there.

The fight between Groudon and Kyogre mainly took place in Sootopolis City.

Origin

Sootopolis City appears to be based on the Greek island of Santorini, also known as Thera.

Trivia

  • Sootopolis's Japanese motto is れきしが ねむる しんぴの まち "The mystical city where history slumbers".
  • The background music used in this city is a remix of music from Pokémon Pinball, specifically that which plays during the "Name Entry" screen.
  • In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, if the player goes to the highest house on the right side of the city (the side with the Pokémon Center), stands on the stairs outside, and hits the "left" direction on the d-pad, it is possible to use a glitch to walk on part of the rock wall. This was corrected in Pokémon Emerald.
  • This is the only city in the Pokémon world which requires the use of Dive in order to be reached for the first time.
  • Kiri was named after Junichi Masuda's daughter, born right before the Japanese release of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.[1]
  • Sootopolis City is the only city or town located in the middle of a single route.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ルネシティ Rune City Possibly from ルネサンス (Renaissance), 流 ru (flow), 瑠璃 ruri (lapis lazuli or its blue color), and 涅 netsu (underwater soil containing alum that is traditionally used in dying black or dark colors)
English Sootopolis City From soot, which is expelled when a volcano erupts, and polis (Greek for city)
French Atalanopolis Possibly from Atlantis and polis, Greek for city. May also be derived from Vanessa atalanta, whose French name (Vulcain) is derived from volcano.
German Xeneroville Possibly from xeno- (foreign), cenere (Italian for ash), or nero (Italian for black) and ville
Italian Ceneride From cenere (ash)
Spanish Arrecípolis From arrecife (coral reef) and polis (Greek for city)
Korean 루네시티 Rune City Same as the Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 琉璃市 Liúlí Shì Rough transliteration of its Japanese name; can be taken as "colored glaze city" or "glass city"

Layout

Version
Ruby Sootopolis City RS.png
Sapphire
Emerald Sootopolis City E.png
 

References

  1. Director's Column (Japanese)



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