Celadon City

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Celadon City タマムシシティ
Tamamushi City
"City of Rainbow Dreams"
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Map description
A rich, rainbow colored city where people and Pokémon gather.
Celadon City Gym - Kanto Gym #4
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Grass-type
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Route 16
Celadon City
Route 7
Location
Kanto Celadon City Map.png
Location of Celadon City in Kanto.
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Gen I Gen II Gen III

Celadon City (Japanese: タマムシシティ Tamamushi City) is located in central Kanto. It is the most populous city in Kanto and the eighth most populous in the Pokémon world, surpassing even Saffron City in the east. The city has two entrances, one from the east via Route 7, and one from the west via Route 16.

Celadon is the main place to spend money in Kanto, through the Celadon Department Store and the Celadon Game Corner. It is the home of the Celadon Condominiums, where residents of the city live, and the Celadon Hotel, where visitors can rest. Celadon is also home to Erika, the city's Gym Leader, and Eusine, the hunter that pursues Suicune.

Slogan

Generations I-III

The City of Rainbow Dreams (Japanese: タマムシ にじいろ ゆめの いろ Tamamushi, the color of rainbow dreams.)

Generation IV

City of the Rainbow's Colors (Japanese: にじいろの おおきな まち The large rainbow-colored town)

Generation VII

City of Rainbow Dreams

Places of interest

Celadon Department Store

Main article: Celadon Department Store

Celadon's department store is the largest building in the city, as well as the largest shop in Kanto. It is located in the northwest corner of the city. The store has two sliding door entrances, and is six stories high, including a rooftop floor.

Celadon Condominiums

Main article: Celadon Condominiums

Celadon Condominiums (known as Celadon Mansion prior to Generation IV) is located next to the Pokémon Center.

In the Generation I games and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the player can find a Poké Ball containing an Eevee here. Game Freak has an office in this building, where the player can receive a diploma from the lead developer if they have completed their Pokédex.

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, this is where the player obtains the Tea, which is required to enter Saffron City. In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the player receives the Tea from Brock in front of the building.

Celadon Game Corner

Main article: Celadon Game Corner
Celadon Game Corner

The Celadon Game Corner is located in the southeast of the city. It was originally run by Team Rocket, being known as the Rocket Game Corner while under their management. The Team Rocket Hideout is located underneath it; the staircase to the base is revealed by pressing a switch hidden behind a poster.

In the Generation I to IV games, the Game Corner consists of two adjacent buildings: the Game Corner proper (the larger building on the west) and the Prize Corner (the smaller building on the east). The main building contains the casino itself, where the player can earn coins; the Prize Corner is where the player can exchange coins for prizes, including Pokémon, TMs, and other items. In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the Game Corner is one building with two entrances; the space on the west side contains the arcade while the space on the east side is just a sitting area.

In Generation IV, there is a man in the Prize Corner building who can tell the player the type of their Pokémon's Hidden Power.

Team Rocket Hideout

Main article: Team Rocket Hideout

The Team Rocket Hideout is an underground four-floor-deep complex beneath the Rocket Game Corner. The Rocket Hideout is accessed by pressing a switch behind a poster in the Game Corner in Celadon City. In the Generation I, III, and VII games, the player must go into the underbelly of the Game Corner and defeat Team Rocket.

Celadon Hotel

Ken Sugimori's concept art for a hotel that bears resemblance to a Pokémon Center, much like the Celadon Hotel.

The Celadon Hotel is a luxurious hotel building located in the southeastern part of the city. The player is not able to rent a room due to all the rooms being booked. The hotel's layout is remarkably similar to a Pokémon Center.

In Pokémon Red and Blue (but not Pokémon Yellow), there is an invisible PC in the hotel; it is speculated that this is an oversight that occurred due to the interior of the hotel being created by copying a Pokémon Center, but the code that allows the player to activate the PC at that position was mistakenly not removed.

Move Tutors

The man who can only be accessed by Surf gives out TM41 (Softboiled) in Generation I. In Generation III, he instead offers to directly teach this move to certain Pokémon.

Move Type Gen I TM
Softboiled  Normal  TM41

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, a Tamer in the Pokémon Center will teach the player's Partner Pokémon exclusive moves.

Let's Go, Pikachu!
Move Type Cat.
Floaty Fall  Flying  Physical
Let's Go, Eevee!
Move Type Cat.
Glitzy Glow  Psychic  Special
Baddy Bad  Dark  Special

Celadon Gym

Main article: Celadon Gym

The Celadon Gym is the official Gym of Celadon City. It is based on Grass-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Erika. Trainers who defeat her receive the Rainbow Badge.

The Celadon Gym is a garden full of Trainers. It is impossible to reach Erika without fighting at least two other Trainers and using Cut. In all versions and adaptations of Pokémon, Celadon Gym is consistently rendered as a greenhouse.

In the anime, Celadon Gym appeared in Pokémon Scent-Sation!. Attached to the Celadon Gym is a perfume shop, run by Erika herself. Ash wanted to challenge Erika to a Gym battle, but the workers at the Gym refused to allow his entry because he had earlier criticized a perfume shop, saying that all they do is turn men into zombies. They kicked him out of the shop for insulting them and when Ash found out that the Gym is where the perfume was manufactured, he was visibly shocked.

Demographics

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

The population of Celadon City is 81 (70, excluding the Team Rocket Grunt guarding the Rocket Hideout and everyone inside the Hideout).

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

The population of Celadon City is 63.

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

The population of Celadon City is 82 (72, excluding the Team Rocket members in the Rocket Hideout), making it the largest city in Kanto, beating even its skyscraper-clustered neighbor Saffron City. Celadon City's large population is partly due to the Department store and the Team Rocket Hideout.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the population of Celadon City is 68.

Items

Item Location Games
Ether Ether Near the northwest corner of the city  FR  LG 
Nugget Nugget Near the northeast corner of the city  P  E 
Rare Candy Rare Candy Near the northwest corner of the city  P  E 
PP Up PP Up Northeast of the cuttable tree far east of the Rocket Game Corner (hidden)  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Coin Case Coin Case Received from a man in the restaurant  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Pewter Crunchies Pewter Crunchies Received from Brock in front of the Celadon Condominiums  P  E 
Tea Tea Received from Brock in front of the Celadon Condominiums  P  E 
None Sky Dash Taught by a Rocker in front of the Rocket Game Corner after obtaining the Silph Scope  P  E 
TM Normal TM41 (Softboiled) Received from the man north of the pond (requires Surf)  R  B  Y 
TM Poison VI TM26 (Poison Jab) Received from the man north of the pond (requires Sea Skim)  P  E 
PP Up PP Up In the southeastern-most part of the city (hidden)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Leftovers Leftovers In the restaurant's trash can (hidden)  G  S  C 
TM Normal TM67 (Recycle) At the end of the narrow pathway to the north of the city  HG  SS 

Pokémon

In Generations I to IV, wild Pokémon could be found in the pond in the center of the city.

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Fishing
129 Magikarp
R B Y
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
060 Poliwag
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
118 Goldeen
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
061 Poliwhirl
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
23 50%
079 Slowpoke
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 50%
118 Goldeen
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
5, 10, 15, 20 100%
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

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
088 Grimer
G S C
Surfing Surfing
15-24 90%
089 Muk
G S C
Surfing Surfing
15-19 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

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
054 Psyduck
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
5-40 99%
079 Slowpoke
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
5-40 99%
109 Koffing
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
30-40 1%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 100%
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 99%
088 Grimer
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-40 1%
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

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Headbutt
021 Spearow
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
11-20 80%
214 Heracross
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
11-17 20%
415 Combee
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
10-20 20%
Surfing
088 Grimer
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
15-20 90%
089 Muk
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
15 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 VII

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Special Pokémon
027A Sandshrew
Alola Form
P E
027 Trade
Sandshrew
27 Unlimited
037A Vulpix
Alola Form
P E
037 Trade
Vulpix
27 Unlimited
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.

Differences between generations

Between Generation I and III, there have being some little and unnoticeable changes to Celadon City. Mostly, there are only aesthetic changes between building designs. A fountain has been added to the western side of the city. The small pond in the center of the city now has small hints of pollution, with Grimer and Koffing appearing on rare occasions, as an allusion to the previous generation.

In Generation II, Celadon City has changed quite a bit. Some buildings have been removed and some have been added. There is a café located on the eastern side of town, and the Department Store has been moved the far western side of town. Over the course of two years, the small pond has grown very polluted; only Grimer and Muk can be found there. Like Generation III, Generation IV has the added fountain to the western side of the city. The central pond has been extended southward with a bridge going across it.

In the spin-off games

In Pokémon Pinball

In Pokémon Pinball, Celadon City appears on the Blue table. Catchable Pokémon include Vulpix, Meowth, Mankey, Scyther, Pinsir, Eevee, Porygon and Dratini.

In the anime

Celadon City in the anime

In the main series

Ash and his friends arrived in Celadon City in Pokémon Scent-sation! so that Ash could challenge the Gym Leader, Erika. She initially refused to battle him due to the fact that he offended her by insulting her perfume, so Ash sneaked into the Celadon Gym disguised as a girl and answering to the name "Ashley". When Team Rocket's interference caused a fire to start inside the Gym, Erika's Gloom was trapped inside. Ash saved the Pokémon despite its stench, and Erika awarded him the Rainbow Badge for his courage.

Ash and his friends briefly revisited Celadon City in The Punchy Pokémon after they just left it. Although it is not mentioned in the episode, according to official art for the P1 Grand Prix from the Game Freak website, the P1 Grand Prix takes place in the Celadon City Hall.

In Chikorita's Big Upset, it was mentioned that Celadon City has a university, where the episode's Nurse Joy studied Pokémon psychology. In a later episode, it was revealed that Professor Oak used to teach there, and Foster was one of his top students.

Gallery

Celadon Gym Celadon City Hall
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In Pokémon Origins

Red was briefly seen visiting Celadon City in File 3: Giovanni. After defeating Erika and earning the Rainbow Badge, he followed a "suspicious-looking guy" to a place that turned out to be Team Rocket's secret hideout. There, he released several Pokémon imprisoned by Team Rocket and had his first encounter with the leader of the organization, Giovanni.

In Pokémon Generations

Celadon Game Corner briefly appeared in The Chase.

In the manga

Celadon City in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Celadon City first appeared from Wartortle Wars to Meanwhile...Vileplume!. After being fooled into buying a lot of expensive items, all of which later turned out to be fake, from Green, Red encountered her again trying to sell her items to the people of Celadon. Upon noticing Red, she tried to get away with her Wartortle, but was stopped by Red and his Snorlax. When Red later went to spend night at the Celadon Hotel, he was enraged to find out that Green had secretly stolen his Boulder and Cascade Badges.

After having an encounter with Team Rocket and Mew, and supposedly recovering his Badges, Red encountered Erika, the Celadon City Gym Leader. She offered to accept Red's challenge for a battle if he caught her an Eevee. With the help of Bill, Red soon found an Eevee, but it turned out to be a modified Eevee, capable of changing into it evolutions and back. After catching the Eevee, Red learned from Erika that the Eevee had been tested by Team Rocket, and she had wanted to test Red if he'd be a good ally in a fight against the evil organization.

In the Yellow chapter, Yellow ended up in Celadon City after having escaped from Lorelei, and was greeted by Erika and several of her students. Super Nerd Miles, sent to capture Pika by Agatha, then appeared, disguised as Red. He knocked Erika out, overwhelmed Yellow, and tried to escape with Pika, but was stopped by the four "Gym Leaders of Justice". Agatha's Gastly then tried to kill Miles, but was stopped by Blue. Afterwards, Blue and Yellow left to train together at Route 9.

Later in the chapter, Celadon City was attacked by an army of Shellder and Cloyster, sent by Lorelei. While protecting her Gym, Erika found out that the Elite Four were after her Badge. After Yellow defeated Lance at Cerise Island, the Pokémon army lost its strength.

Like in the anime, Celadon City has a university, at which Erika teaches in addition to her duties as Gym Leader.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Celadon City in Pokémon Pocket Monsters
Celadon City in Pokémon Zensho

Celadon City appeared in Pikachu Was Kidnapped!!, where Red and his Pokémon ventured to the Game Corner, winning a lot of Coins. Team Rocket tried to steal Red's Pikachu, but were stopped by Clefairy.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Celadon City appeared in Celadon City, where Satoshi visited the city. Originally, he merely followed a pair of Team Rocket Grunts from Lavender Town in order to get a Silph Scope, but after snatching one from the Team Rocket Hideout, he noticed the Gym and decided to challenge it as well. During the Gym battle with Erika, Satoshi's Charmeleon accidentally set Erika's kimono on fire, but saved her by slashing off the burning part. Seeing how well Satoshi had raised his Pokémon, Erika gave him a Rainbow Badge.

Trivia

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese タマムシシティ Tamamushi City From 玉虫色 tamamushi-iro, the iridescent green color of the jewel beetle
English Celadon City From celadon, a light grayish green color named after the pottery
French Céladopole From céladon and the suffix -pole (city)
German Prismania City From Prisma, prism
Italian Azzurropoli From azzurro (azure) and the suffix -poli (city)
Spanish Ciudad Azulona From azulón, azure
Korean 무지개시티 Mujigae City From 무지개 mujigae, rainbow
Chinese (Mandarin) 玉虹市 Yùhóng Shì* From 玉虫色 tamamushi-iro (Japanese for iridiscence) or 玉 (jade) and 彩虹 cǎihóng (rainbow)
彩虹市 Cǎihóng Shì* From 彩虹 cǎihóng, rainbow
Chinese (Cantonese) 玉虹市 Yúkhùhng Síh* From 玉虫色 tamamushi-iro (Japanese for iridiscence) or 玉 yúk (jade) and 彩虹 chóihùhng (rainbow)
彩虹市 Chóihùhng Síh* From 彩虹 chóihùhng, rainbow
Czech Seladonové město From seladon (celadon) and město (city, town)
Indonesian Kota Seladon* From its English name
Norwegian Celadon City Same as English name
Polish Prizmania From its German name
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade de Celadon*
Cidade Celadon*
From its English name
Russian Селадон-Сити Seladon-Siti From its English name
Swedish Celadonstaden From English name
Vietnamese Thành phố Tamamushi Transliteration of its Japanese name



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