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Alamos Town (Japanese: アラモスタウン Alamos Town) is an anime-exclusive location in the Sinnoh region and the setting for the first Diamond & Pearl series movie, The Rise of Darkrai.
According to promotional maps, Alamos Town is located northwest of Oreburgh City and northeast of Jubilife City, near the Ravaged Path. The main part of the city is on top of a large mesa in the middle of a lake. There is a bridge connecting the mesa to the mainland. The area around Alamos Town is heavily wooded with many hills and plateaus.
Many Pidgey and Rattata can be seen roaming here, as well as some Purugly.
In the anime
Alamos Town in another dimension
The town's centerpiece is the Space-Time Tower, where the Alamos Town Pokémon Contest is held. Dawn entered the Alamos Contest along with fellow Coordinators Allegra, Kai, and Maury. However, she ended up losing and Allegra was the one who received the Alamos Ribbon.
The town is the home to the Mythical Darkrai and it was nearly destroyed during a battle between Dialga and Palkia. The two Legendary Pokémon were fighting due to distortions in both the Temporal World and the Spatial World caused by Arceus's imminent awakening. There is a garden near the water in where many wild Pokémon play, and was also where Alicia first met Darkrai, after defending himself from a Roserade, a Kirlia, and a Luxray.
Alamos Town has two brief reappearances in Arceus and the Jewel of Life. After observing disruptions in the Time-Space Axis, Sheena and Kevin traveled to Alamos and were present at its plateau when Palkia returned the town to its proper dimension. Later on, during the credits of the movie, a brief update on Tonio, Alice, and Baron Alberto is shown.
The cliffs surrounding Alamos Town
- The town's name is the Spanish word for poplar - álamos.
- The only Shellos that appear in the movie are of the East Sea variety, although Alamos Town is actually on the west side of Mt. Coronet.
- The Darkrai distributed in the United States, as well as the ones distributed in the European countries, had the OT "ALAMOS", a reference to the tenth movie Darkrai's appearance in Alamos Town.
Alamos Town is based on Granada and Barcelona in Spain.
Flamenco dancing is featured in The Rise of Darkrai. Flamenco is characteristic of Spain on the whole, but especially Southern Spain, such as the Province of Granada.
The mountains that can be seen on the background landscape are based on the Sierra Nevada in the Province of Granada, Spain and Macizo de Montserrat in the Province of Cataluña, Spain.
The Space-Time Tower located in Alamos Town is based on the Sagrada Família cathedral in Barcelona, Spain. Similarly, the Pokémon garden in Alamos Town is based on Parque Güell in Barcelona. Both the park and the cathedral were designed by Antoni Gaudí, just as the Space-Time Tower and the garden in Alamos Town were designed by Godey, who, along with his descendant Tonio, are based on the Catalan architect.
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