Virbank City

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Virbank City タチワキシティ
Tachiwaki City
"City of falling fog and rising stars!"
Virbank City in {{{variable2}}}.
Map description
A city often covered by clouds and smoke, with very active residents.
Virbank City Gym - Unova Gym #2B2W2
specialist Gym
Toxic Badge
Toxic Badge
Virbank City Gym - Unova Gym #2B2W2
specialist Gym
Toxic Badge
Toxic Badge
Virbank City Gym - Unova Gym #2B2W2
specialist Gym
Toxic Badge
Toxic Badge
[[| League]]
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Champion [[{{{champion}}}|{{{champion}}}]]
[[| League]]
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Champion [[{{{champion2}}}|{{{champion2}}}]]
Pokéstar Studios
Route 20
Virbank City
Virbank Complex
Unova Virbank City Map.png
Location of Virbank City in Unova.

Virbank City (Japanese: タチワキシティ Tachiwaki City) is a city in southwestern Unova. It is the location for the second Gym that the player visits in the games Black 2 and White 2, led by Roxie.

Virbank City is shown to be a port city with many hangars, docks and waterways. In the northeastern part of the city, there is graffiti painted on the wall that resembles Koffing's skull and crossbones mark.

Places of interest


After defeating Team Plasma Grunts both here and on Route 20, it is possible to sail to Castelia City.

Virbank Gym

Main article: Virbank Gym

The Virbank Gym is the official Gym of Virbank City. The Gym Leader is Roxie. The Virbank City Gym is a Gym is a music club. For defeating Roxie, Trainers receives the Toxic badge, and is also given TM09 (Venoshock).

Poké Mart

Upper cashier
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball*
Pokémon Dollar1200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion*
Pokémon Dollar1200
Max Potion Max Potion*
Pokémon Dollar2500
Full Restore Full Restore*
Pokémon Dollar3000
Revive Revive*
Pokémon Dollar1500
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Parlyz Heal Parlyz 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
Lower cashier
Heal Ball Heal Ball
Pokémon Dollar300
Net Ball Net Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
Greet Mail Greet Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Favored Mail Favored Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Pokémon Dollar50
Thanks Mail Thanks Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Inquiry Mail Inquiry Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Like Mail Like Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Reply Mail Reply Mail
Pokémon Dollar50


Item Location Games
Poké Toy Poké Toy In the house east of the Pokémon Center  B2  W2 
Great Ball Great Ball ×2 From woman in a gate connecting to Route 20  B2  W2 
Antidote Antidote In a trash can, near blue house south of the Pokémon Center (hidden)  B2  W2 
Burn Heal Burn Heal From a Nursery Aide in the blue house south of the Pokémon Center  B2  W2 
Poké Ball Poké Ball From a Roughneck near the Gym  B2  W2 
Rare Candy Rare Candy West of the Pokémon Center (requires Surf)  B2  W2 
Silk Scarf Silk Scarf At the end of a hidden passageway up the stairs next to a ship  B2  W2 
Pearl Pearl On a ledge under the bridge to the left of the gym (hidden)  B2  W2 
HM Normal HM01 (Cut) From Roxie after defeating Team Plasma Grunt  B2  W2 


  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
592F Frillish
B2 W2
Surfing Surfing
7, 10, 11, 13, 15  %
Rippling water
593F Jellicent
B2 W2
Surfing Surfing
6, 8, 14  %
594 Alomomola
B2 W2
Surfing Surfing
5, 9, 11-12, 15  %
098 Krabby
B2 W2
Super Rod Fishing
40, 42-43, 46, 48-51, 53-56, 58  %
211 Qwilfish
B2 W2
Super Rod Fishing
52  %
456 Finneon
B2 W2
Super Rod Fishing
41-43, 48-60, 65-67, 70  %
Rippling water
098 Krabby
B2 W2
Super Rod Fishing
50  %
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.


Trainer Pokémon
Team Plasma Grunt
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png560
504 Patrat Lv.14
No item

In the anime

Virbank City in the anime

Virbank City first appeared in the anime when Ash and his friends arrive at the city port in An Epic Defense Force!. The city has an existing movie studio and a recently built amusement park. The group meets Luke who is visiting to participate in a movie contest. After being persuaded by Cilan, the gang decided to help Luke in the making of his film.

In Rocking the Virbank Gym! (Part 1) and Rocking the Virbank Gym! (Part 2), Ash and his friends arrived at an underground music club while looking for the Virbank Gym. There, he battled Gym Leader Roxie for his eighth gym badge in Unova.

In All for the Love of Meloetta!, Ash and his friends having found out that the Unova League begins in three months, decided to go eat Virbank City's famous "Beartic Ice Cream" at Cilan's suggestion. Arriving at the ice cream stand, they meet up with the Sinnoh League Champion, Cynthia. Cynthia then invited them to go to East Unova with her.


  • Virbank's Japanese motto is タチワキは 立ちあがる 水蒸気.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese タチワキシティ Tachiwaki City From 立涌文様 tachiwaki-monyō, a pattern based on alternating vertical waves, resembling steam.
English Virbank City From virga, bank, and possibly Burbank.
French Ondes-sur-Mer Means "Waves on the sea".
German Vapydro City From vapor and hydro (Greek for water).
Italian Zondopoli From zonda, zonda wind.
Spanish Ciudad Hormigón From hormigón, concrete.
Chinese (Mandarin) 立湧市 ‎ Lìyǒng Shì From 立涌 tachiwaki. Literally means "Upright surge".

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