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Sootopolis City (Japanese: ルネシティ Rune City) is one of the the sixteen cities of Hoenn, the land in which the games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald take place. It is based on Santorini of Greece.
Sootopolis City is located inside a crater formed by a volcano. Many years ago, an underwater volcano erupted and forced itself up from the depths creating a crater, the hollowed volcano. Its crater emerged from the sea and became filled with rainwater. People soon started 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 Dive under the sea. Because of this, many of the locals are in good shape. Sootopolis has a fantastic nighttime view, the stars peer in through the top of the crater.
In the Pokémon games, Sootopolis can only be reached by diving through an underwater cavern or by Flying. Sootopolis is surrounded by Route 126. Sootopolis 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.
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.
Barboach and Shroomish can be shown to a pair of residents, who will calculate their size and reward prizes of Ethers and Elixirs accordingly. In Pokémon Emerald, they will calculate the sizes of Seedot and Lotad instead.
- Main article: Sootopolis Gym
Wallace, is the Gym Leader in this town. He uses Template:Type2 Pokémon, and is the one who hands out the eighth Gym Badge of Hoenn. However, in Pokémon Emerald, Juan is the Gym Leader instead, with Wallace replacing Steven as Champion of the Hoenn League.
The population of Sootopolis is 33. Considering the area Sootopolis covers, this number is fairly low, which may be because of Sootopolis's somewhat remote location.
In the anime
In the anime, the volcano Sootopolis is built in opens on one side so that ferries can reach it.
Sootopolis comes from soot, which is expelled when a volcano erupts, and polis, the Greek word for city used in many English city names such as Indianapolis.
In other languages
|| ルネシティ Rune City
|| Sootopolis City
|| From soot, which is expelled when a volcano erupts, and polis, the Greek word for city.
|| From atlantis, an ancient island underwater, and polis, the Greek word for city.
|| From cenere, meaning ash.
|| From arrecife, coral reef, and polis, the Greek word for city.
|| 루네시티 Rune City
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 琉璃市 Liúlí Shì