Artazon (Japanese: ボウルタウン Bowl Town) is a town in the Paldea region, located on the border of South Province (Area Three) and East Province (Area One). It is known for its flowers and art. Citizens of Artazon have a particular fondness for the Pokémon Sunflora, which is featured in traditions and art installations around the town.
Because of the local Gym's specialized type, the people of this town tend to walk around accompanied by Grass-type Pokémon.
Places of interest
- Main article: Artazon Gym
The Artazon Gym is the official Gym of Artazon. The Gym Leader is Brassius, who specializes in Grass-type Pokémon.
The Sunflora Lawn is a garden filled with Sunflora. Here, the player can participate in a mini-game to find Sunflora from around the town and bring them back. This mini-game also serves as the local Gym Test.
- Main article: Artisan Bakery
Artisan Bakery is a chain store that sells various sandwich ingredients and picks. It has two locations in Artazon, one along the southwestern row of buildings and another along the southeastern row of buildings.
- Main article: Barato's
Barato's is a restaurant chain that sells sweet and savory foods which provide Meal Powers. It has one location in Artazon, along the northeastern row of buildings.
- Main article: Chic Kebab
Chic Kebab is a vending cart chain that sells grilled foods which provide Meal Powers. It has one location in Artazon, at the southeastern end of the swimming pool.
- Main article: Deli Cioso
Deli Cioso is a chain store that sells various sandwich ingredients. It has one location in Artazon, along the northwestern row of buildings.
Every Wich Way
- Main article: Every Wich Way
Every Wich Way is a restaurant chain that sells sandwiches which provide Meal Powers. It has one location in Artazon, along the southeastern row of buildings.
- Main article: Go-For-Broke Grill
Go-For-Broke Grill is a restaurant chain that sells various savory dishes which provide Meal Powers. It has one location in Artazon, along the southeastern row of buildings.
- Main article: Kanto Crepes
Kanto Crepes is a vending cart chain that sells sweet crepes which provide Meal Powers. It has one location in Artazon, in the plaza on the eastern side of town.
- Main article: Seabreeze Café
Seabreeze Café is a restaurant chain that sells light fare which provide Meal Powers. It has two locations in Artazon, one along the southwestern row of buildings and another along the northeastern row of buildings.
- Main article: Smoochurro
Smoochurro is a vending cart chain that sells different types of churros which provide Meal Powers. It has one location in Artazon, stationed between the Gym and the swimming pool.
- Main article: Sugar-N-Ice
Sugar-N-Ice is a vending cart chain that sells ice cream cones of various flavors which provide Meal Powers. It has four locations in Artazon: three surround the swimming pool to the south and one is stationed in front of the hedge maze to the north.
- Main article: Sure Cans
Sure Cans is a chain store that sells sandwich ingredients, mostly fruits and vegetables. It has one location in Artazon, along the northwestern row of buildings.
There are several Vending Machines located across town:
- Across the street from the Artazon (West) Pokémon Center (×2)
- Across the street from the Artazon (East) Pokémon Center (×2)
- By the buildings in the western plaza (×2)
- By the swimming pool
In the anime
Artazon was first mentioned by Alex at the end of HZ009, telling Liko and Friede that the Black Rayquaza may have seen by Brassius, an artist who lives in the town.
Artazon first appeared in HZ010, where it was visited by Liko and Roy. During their visit, they met Nemona and Brassius, learning that the Gym Leader was experiencing a slump after an encounter with the Black Rayquaza, causing him to have temporarily closed the Artazon Gym. After learning that Rayquaza had served as an inspiration for Roy's journey, Brassius challenged him to a battle to see if he was worthy of facing the Legendary Pokémon. The battle ended in Brassius's victory after he Terastallized his Sudowoodo. Afterwards, he directed Liko and Roy to the forest where he had seen Rayquaza.
In HZ012, Friede visited the library in Artazon, coincidentally meeting up with Liko's mother Lucca while there.
In HZ015, the Rising Volt Tacklers searched for Liko around Artazon after she had gone missing, until they learned that she was actually in Levincia.
|Brassius's art studio
In the TCG
- Main article: Artazon (Paldea Evolved 171)
Artazon was introduced as a Stadium card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Scarlet & Violet Series (the Japanese Scarlet & Violet Era). It was first released in the Japanese Triplet Beat subset and the English Paldea Evolved expansion, with artwork by Oswaldo KATO. A hyper rare version of the card with artwork by the same illustrator was included in the Japanese Ruler of the Black Flame expansion and the English Obsidian Flames expansion. It lets players search their deck for a Basic Pokémon without a Rule Box, and add it to their Bench. Afterwards, the player shuffles their deck.
- Main article: Pokémon world in relation to the real world → Paldea
Based on its geographical location, Artazon may be inspired by Murcia or Cartagena; both cities are located in the Region of Murcia, a region that plays an important role in Spain's horticulture.
||ボウルタウン Bowl Town
||From bowl. May reference fruit bowls, a common subject in still life paintings
||From art, artisan, and tazón (Spanish for bowl)
||From bol (Spanish for bowl) and jardín (Spanish for garden)
||From altamía (medieval bowl) and possibly Cave of Altamira (cave complex located in Cantabria renowned for its prehistoric cave art)
||From cuenco (Spanish for bowl), cuenca (Spanish for river basin) or Cuenca, and Murcia
||From los tazones (Spanish for "the bowls")
||보울마을 Bowl Maeul
||From its Japanese name
||深缽鎮 / 深钵镇 Shēnbō Zhèn
||From 深 shēn / sām (deep) and 缽 / 钵 bō / buht (earthenware bowl)
||深缽鎮 Sāmbuht Jan
||From mukun (lidded bowl used to store food)
||โบวล์ทาวน์ Bowl Town
||Transcription of its Japanese name