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The Under (Japanese: アンダー Under) is a subterranean city situated directly beneath Pyrite Town in southwest Orre. It can be reached in three ways: via an elevator in Miror B.'s Hideout, The Under Subway, or a mine shaft not far to the west of Pyrite. The Under is home to two Colosseums: the anti-Cipher Kids Grid network and the lone Herb Shop in Pokémon Colosseum. It is connected to the Shadow Pokémon Laboratory by The Under Subway.
A chasm in the northern part of Pyrite Town allows sunlight to reach parts of The Under. This same chasm also separates The Under into two halves: the northern half, which is home to both Colosseums, and the southern half, the home of most of the city's commercial establishments. A UFO operated by Disks connects the two halves.
It was originally an artificial town constructed for the convenience of the miners of Pyrite. Instead of having to commute between Pyrite and the mine each day, the workers assigned to dig in the mine would stay in The Under instead. When the mine closed, the miners chose to remain in their adopted home. Now, most of The Under is populated by the descendants of the original mining crew. The original inhabitants that still live in The Under are quite old, but are fond of telling stories of when the mine was in its prime.
Since The Under is a full-fledged city in itself, many of its inhabitants have rarely, and in some cases never have, been to the surface. It is for this reason that the residents tend to be suspicious of those visiting from Pyrite. A fenced-off area in the southeastern portion of The Under serves as the town's make-shift prison; it is in this structure that visitors from the surface are occasionally detained.
In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, The Under is completely inaccessible. According to an NPC at the ONBS building, it was sealed off to prevent any more criminals from using it as a hideout. The former residents have since moved to new homes in Pyrite Town and Gateon Port.
Places of interest
- Main article: Deep Colosseum
As its name indicates, the Deep Colosseum is situated in the depths of the chasm that divides both Pyrite Town and The Under. It is accessible only by way of a D-Disk.
- Main article: Herb Shop
The lone Herb Shop in Pokémon Colosseum is located to the west of the Under Colosseum on the northern edge of the chasm. Like other Herb Shops in other regions, it sells inexpensive herbal medicine that will lower the happiness of Pokémon that consume it.
The Junk Shop is located in the south-central portion of The Under, which serves as The Under's commercial district. The shop is little more than a mechanics garage owned by an old man, who was said to be a brilliant engineer when The Under was in its prime.
- Main article: Kids Grid
The Kids Grid is a television network that is known for its opposition to Cipher. Their headquarters are located in the western portion of The Under on the southern edge of the chasm. Not far to the south is the large satellite dish used by the Kids Grid to transmit data.
A television studio is located to the east of the Under Colosseum on the northern edge of the chasm. It was used by Venus to broadcast her show, "Under Time", until she was defeated by Wes and Rui. It is connected to both the Under Colosseum and The Under Subway by a pair of basements.
The Under Grand Hotel
The Under Grand Hotel is located in the heart of The Under's commercial district. A one-night stay at the hotel costs 1000 Poké Dollars. Above the hotel is a bar frequented by some of The Under's more seedy members.
The Under Subway
- Main article: The Under Subway
The Under Subway is a former mining railroad that was renovated by Cipher for the purpose of transporting Shadow Pokémon between The Under and the Shadow Pokémon Laboratory. The tram car that runs along the line is known as the Shadow Liner. A R-Disk is initially required to access the subway; however, once the door connecting the Under Colosseum to the basement of Venus' former studio is unlocked, it is possible to reach the subway without any Disks.
- Main article: Under Colosseum
The Under Colosseum is located in the north-central portion of The Under. It has a built-in Pokémon Center as well as a mine shaft that leads to a point on the surface just northwest of Pyrite Town. This mine shaft can be used to quickly commute from The Under to anywhere in Orre, and vice versa, once it is used from the Under Colosseum side. A F-Disk is required to access the Colosseum.
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