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*An {{pkmn|anime}} song [[Viridian City (song)|of the same name]] is centered on its status as the location of the final [[Gym]] in [[Kanto]].
 
*An {{pkmn|anime}} song [[Viridian City (song)|of the same name]] is centered on its status as the location of the final [[Gym]] in [[Kanto]].
 
*It is the only town that is the first visited in the game that has a Gym after the starting location, though the Gym is closed until the other seven [[Badge|Badges]] have been obtained.
 
*It is the only town that is the first visited in the game that has a Gym after the starting location, though the Gym is closed until the other seven [[Badge|Badges]] have been obtained.
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*Viridian is a paleish blue-green color that looks like teal.
   
 
==In other languages==
 
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If you were looking for the song, see Viridian City (song).

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Broken-Down City
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Location
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Location of Glitch City in Kanto.
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Gen I Gen II Gen III

Viridian City (Japanese: トキワシティ Tokiwa City) is a small city located in western Kanto. In the Generation I and Generation III games, Team Rocket leader Giovanni serves as Leader of the Ground-specialist Viridian Gym, but the Gym is locked until the player can gain all seven other League Badges. Blue becomes the Gym Leader in the Generation II and Generation IV games and trains a variety of Pokémon.

Three paths, all major, lead from the city center. To the north is Route 2, as well as Viridian Forest, which lies in the middle of Route 2 south of Pewter City. To the south is Route 1, which leads to Pallet Town. To the west is Route 22, leading to the Indigo Plateau and the Pokémon League.

Places of interest

Pokémon Academy

Main article: Pokémon Academy

A Pokémon academy is a school where students and trainers can learn more about Pokémon. Most beginning trainers visit at least one of them, and common trainers who study extensively at these locations are Lasses, School Kids, and Scientists. Much like the Pokémon Academy in Violet City, this building, located in the center of Viridian in Generation III only, is dedicated to teaching the basics of Pokémon to inexperienced trainers. Many trainers that pass through Viridian fall under this category, making the city an ideal location. In Generation II this school was rebuilt as the Trainer House.

Old man

Main article: Old man (Kanto)
The old man lying down in the middle of the road

There is a grumpy old man that lives in central Viridian City that will not let Trainer's pass through to Route 2, until he has had his coffee for the day. In the original Japanese games, the old man is not grumpy from lack of coffee, but is rather drunk and has passed out in the middle of the road much to the dismay of his grandchild. This is just a barrier in the game, so players will not wander past Viridian City until the player goes to the Viridian Poké Mart and delivers a parcel to Professor Oak.

After that, he starts to lighten up and help the player by teaching them how to catch a Pokémon using a Poké Ball. This is a guide for novice players in Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow, and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. He will also give the player a Teachy TV in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, which teaches the player a variety of things about battling and catching Pokémon.

He appears again in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver saying that he had his cup of coffee and also tells the player he was once an expert at catching Pokémon. This is a reference to the events that happened three years before Generation II.

Trainer House

Main article: Trainer House
File:Trainerhouse.png
The Trainer House in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

A unique attraction in Generation II-era Viridian is the Trainer House, a location where trainers from far and wide can battle one trainer per day. On entry, the first floor has a few people and a small desk. Speaking to the woman behind the desk enables entry into the lower basement, where a lone trainer can be found. The basement is mostly comprised of a large open area with only a desk located at the top of the room and an open battlefield on the lower portion. The game takes control of the player, leading them to where the player is automatically engaged in their battle against their opponent. After the battle, the game once again takes control of the player, taking them back to the desk. After the battle, the player cannot re-enter the battlefield until the next day.

In Generation II, this trainer will either be Cal, if the player has never used Mystery Gift with anyone, or the last player he or she has used Mystery Gift with. If it is Cal, his team will consist of the final forms of all three Johto starter Pokémon at level 50, namely Meganium, Typhlosion and Feraligatr. If it is another player that has been Mystery Gifted with, their team will consist of whatever Pokémon were in their party at the time of Mystery Gifting, including held items, moves, levels, and so on. No matter what, however, the opponent trainer's sprite will be of Ethan.

In Generation IV, the player will initially encounter only Ace Trainer Cal. However, because Mystery Gift no longer requires communicating with other players, more trainers can be encountered through the use of the Pokéwalker. Up to 10 trainers may be encountered in this way. When the player meets someone in the Pokéwalker and re-syncs it back to the player's game, the trainer and their Pokémon will appear in the basement. Unlike Generation II, levels are not retained above level 50 and will revert both player's Pokémon to a maximum level of level 50, just like a Wi-Fi battle.

Viridian Gym

Main article: Viridian Gym
Viridian Gym in FireRed and LeafGreen

The Viridian Gym is the official gym of Viridian City. It is based on Template:Type2 Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Giovanni, the head of Team Rocket. Trainers who defeat him receive the Earth Badge. Viridian Gym appears in all games set in the Kanto region. In Generation I and III, when the player makes their first encounter with the gym, it is locked because of the absence of the Gym Leader. With this acknowledged, the player journeys off onto other Gyms to challenge them. Once this has been accomplished and the player has collected the other seven Gym Badges, the Viridian Gym reopens.

Inside the Gym, the floor uses the same transporting tiles as in the Rocket Hideout. The player must use these tiles to navigate through the Gym to reach Giovanni. In Generation II and IV, Blue takes over the gym. In Generation II, the gym is completely remodeled and the tiles are now gone. In Generation IV, the tiles are put back up. The maze of tiles is roughly the same shape of the original Generation II gym. The colors of the Gym's exterior are based on the colors most associated with the type that the Gym specializes in. Viridian Gym, however, is both green and blue, likely referring to its Gym Leader's name.

In Generation I, a Revive can be found, while a Macho Brace replaces it in Generation III, making it the only gym with items in it. This is the only gym to be based on 3 different types throughout the games and anime and the only one to not have a type for a generation. In all generations aside from Generation III, at least one Trainer in the Viridian Gym owned a Rhydon, while in Generation III, all of Giovanni's Pokémon knew Earthquake.

Poké Mart

Generation I and III
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Burn Heal Burn Heal*
Pokémon Dollar250
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300

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Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar250
Burn Heal Burn Heal
Pokémon Dollar250
Full Heal Full Heal
Pokémon Dollar600
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar1,500
??? Flower Mail
Pokémon Dollar50

Items

Item Location Games

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Pokémon

Wild Pokémon can be found in a pond located in the southwest part of the city.

Generation I

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Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate


Fishing


129 Magikarp R B Y Old Rod 5 100%


060 Poliwag R B Y Good Rod 10 50%


118 Goldeen R B Y Good Rod 10 50%


060 Poliwag R B Y Super Rod 15 50%


060 Poliwag R B Y Super Rod 5-15 100%


072 Tentacool R B Y Super Rod 15 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.

Generation II

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Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Surfing and Fishing


060 Poliwag G S C Surfing 5-14 90%


061 Poliwhirl G S C Surfing 10-14 10%


129 Magikarp G S C Old Rod 10 85%


060 Poliwag G S C Old Rod 10 15%


060 Poliwag G S C Good Rod 20 65%


129 Magikarp G S C Good Rod 20 35%


060 Poliwag G S C Super Rod 40 70%


129 Magikarp G S C Super Rod 40 20%


061 Poliwhirl G S C Super Rod 40 10%


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 III

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Surfing and Fishing


054 Psyduck FR LG Surfing 20-40 100%


079 Slowpoke FR LG Surfing 20-40 100%


129 Magikarp FR LG Old Rod 5 100%


060 Poliwag FR LG Good Rod 5-15 60%


118 Goldeen FR LG Good Rod 5-15 20%


129 Magikarp FR LG Good Rod 5-15 20%


060 Poliwag FR LG Super Rod 15-25 40%


061 Poliwhirl FR LG Super Rod 20-30 40%


130 Gyarados FR LG Super Rod 15-25 15%


054 Psyduck FR LG Super Rod 15-35 5%


079 Slowpoke FR LG Super Rod 15-35 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.

Generation IV

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Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Surfing and Fishing


060 Poliwag HG SS Surfing 5-10 90%


061 Poliwhirl HG SS Surfing 10 10%


129 Magikarp HG SS Old Rod 10 95%


060 Poliwag HG SS Old Rod 10 5%


060 Poliwag HG SS Good Rod 20 60%


129 Magikarp HG SS Good Rod 20 40%


060 Poliwag HG SS Super Rod 40 93%


129 Magikarp HG SS Super Rod 40 7%


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 other media

In the anime

File:Viridian City Pokémon Center.jpg
Viridian City's Pokémon Center.

Viridian City is first visited in Pokémon Emergency!, when Ash Ketchum takes his injured Pikachu to the Pokémon Center here. When entering the town, Ash is stopped by Viridian City's Officer Jenny, who finds him suspicious, due to the fact he is carrying Pikachu in his arms and not a Poké Ball. While staying overnight at the Pokémon Center, Ash has his first encounter with the Team Rocket Trio: Jessie, James, and Meowth. Ash and Pikachu foil their plot to steal all the Pokémon in the Pokémon Center, thus beginning Team Rocket's obsession with capturing Ash's Pikachu.

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The outskirts of Viridian City.

Sometime later, Ash and friends revisit Viridian City. They discover the Viridian Gym, and Ash decides to fight the Gym Leader, but Gary ends up fighting him first (forcing Ash to wait outside due to the one-trainer-at-a-time policy that Viridian Gym apparently has). After Togepi is carried off by a Fearow, Ash and friends go looking for it, only to find it in the Gym. They then notice that Gary and his girlfriends were badly injured due to Mewtwo's attacks. After Ash fights and wins a difficult and dangerous battle with Team Rocket, the Gym collapses due to Togepi blowing up the stands. Afterwards, Ash and friends leave.

After the Silver Conference, Viridian is once again revisited, only some things have changed. Most notably, the Nurse Joy who worked at the Viridian Center in Pokémon Emergency! had retired, Misty's bike had been fixed, and Misty had to return to the gym in Cerulean because her sisters were going away for three months. After a battle with Team Rocket, as well as a trio of hired thugs, they leave Viridian City.

Ash later passes through Viridian on the way home after the Ever Grande Conference. Visiting the site of the rebuilt Viridian Gym, circumstances end up bringing him to the battlefield for a friendly one-on-one challenge with the temporary Gym Leader. While he doesn't fight Giovanni, he does end up fighting Agatha of the Elite Four.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Viridian City is first visited in the Bulbasaur, Come Home! round of the Red, Green & Blue chapter when Red and Professor Oak chase the Pokémon that escaped from his laboratory. They enter the abandoned Viridian City Gym and fight with the only current resident of that building, an angry Machoke.

Viridian City made a brief appearance at the end of A Hollow Victreebel and at the beginning of Make Way For Magmar! in the Red, Green & Blue Chapter where citizens where asking about where Giovanni had gone.

Differences between generations

Generation I and III

Viridian City is very consistent in the way of layout throughout each generation. There are no notable differences between the Generation I and Generation III games, except for houses being slightly bigger and some buildings repositioned. Trees have become bigger, flowers are more visible, and most other sprites have been upgraded to Generation III standards. Most of the towns residence remain the same, and will tell Trainers the same message. Items that are given out, however, are different from generation to generation.

Generation II and IV

The differences between the Generation II and IV and Generation I and III games are more noticeable. The Pokémon Academy seen in Generation III has been replaced with the giant Trainer House, and other buildings were added as well. Within the Trainer House in Generation II, Trainer's will battle either Cal, if the player has never used Mystery Gift with anyone, or the last player he or she has used Mystery Gift with. In Generation IV, the player may either battle Cal or upto 10 trainers who they met on their Pokéwalker.

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Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV

Trivia

  • Its Japanese motto is トキワは みどり えいえんのいろ.
  • An anime song of the same name is centered on its status as the location of the final Gym in Kanto.
  • It is the only town that is the first visited in the game that has a Gym after the starting location, though the Gym is closed until the other seven Badges have been obtained.
  • Viridian is a paleish blue-green color that looks like teal.

In other languages

Language Name Origin
Japanese トキワシティ Tokiwa City 常磐色 (tokiwa iro) refers to the green color of evergreen trees.
English Viridian City From viridian, a blue-green color.
French Jadielle From jade.
Czech Chromové město Chrom means chrome (chromium), and město means city (or town).
German Vertania City From French vert, green.
Italian Smeraldopoli From smeraldo, emerald, and the suffix -poli, meaning city.
Polish Wertania From German Vertania.
Russian (ORT) Вертания Possibly from German Vertania.
Spanish Ciudad Verde Means green city.
Portuguese - Brazil Cidade de Veridiana
Korean 상록시티 Sangrok City 상록 (sangrok) means evergreen.
Chinese (Mandarin) 常磐市 Chángpán Shì From the Japanese name.
Chinese (Cantonese) 常青市 Soengceng Si 常青 (Soengceng) means evergreen.

References


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