Cianwood City

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Cianwood City タンバシティ
Tanba City
"A Port of Crashing Waves"
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Map description
A beachside city that has benefitted greatly from the sea.
Cianwood City Gym - Johto Gym #5
Chuck
Chuck
Fighting-type
specialist Gym
Storm Badge
Storm Badge
Cianwood City Gym - Johto Gym #5
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Cianwood City Gym - Johto Gym #5
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Cliff Edge Gate*
Cianwood City
Route 41
Location
Johto Cianwood City Map.png
Location of Cianwood City in Johto.
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Gen II
Cianwood City in Gold and Silver

Cianwood City (Japanese: タンバシティ Tanba City) is located on the far western edge of Johto, apparently on a totally different landmass than the rest of the region. Due to Cianwood City being at a dead end location in the Johto region, it was not a popular destination. However, in Generation IV it became a notable destination due to the addition of the Safari Zone located to the west of the city.

Tales of Lugia and the whirlpools it creates circulate among the sailors that stop in this port town.

Slogan

Generation II

A Port Surrounded by Rough Seas! (Japanese: あらなみに かこまれた うみのまち A sea town surrounded by rough seas.)

Generation IV

A Port of Crashing Waves (Japanese: あらなみに よせる うみのまち A sea town of crashing waves.)

Places of interest

Kirk's house

Kirk (Japanese: セイジ Seiji), known as Mania (Japanese: マニア Mania) in Generation II, is a PokéManiac who lives in the house directly south from the Gym. Before the player meets him, he is bullied by Silver into giving up his rare Pokémon—Sneasel. To prevent Silver from coming back to steal any more Pokémon, Kirk wants to give the player his Shuckle, nicknamed Shuckie (Japanese: ネッシー Nessie), for safekeeping. This Shuckle has Kirk's Trainer ID number and will act like an outsider in battle.

He will later ask for Shuckie back. If the player agrees, he will let them keep it if it has high friendship; otherwise he will take it back. However, he will accuse the player of stealing if Shuckie is not returned.

Photo Studio/Cameron's house

In the Generation II games, the Photo Studio (Japanese: タンバしゃしんオヤジ Tanba's photographer) is where pictures of Pokémon can be taken. This is meant to work with the Game Boy Printer peripheral. The player can print out their Pokédex or the stats of one specific Pokémon. Mail can also be printed.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, this is the house of Cameron, the Photographer (Japanese: しゃしんオヤジのいえ photographer's house). He has a camera set up outside so the player can take a picture with their party for their Photo Album, which can be seen on the PC. One of Cameron's relatives resides inside the house.

Generation II

CIANWOOD CITY
PHOTO STUDIO
Take a Snapshot as
a Keepsake!

Generation IV

This is the house of Cameron,
the Photographer.
Take a Snapshot as a Keepsake!

Cianwood City Pharmacy

Cianwood City Pharmacy (Japanese: タンバくすりや Tanba Pharmacy) is a small pharmacy that is over 500 years old. The Cianwood City Pharmacy sells remedies exclusive to the town. Jasmine will ask the player to fetch her Ampharos some medicine from there.

After giving Jasmine the medicine, players can return to the Pharmacy to find that Potions and Full Heals are in stock. If the player goes to Cianwood City before speaking with Jasmine at the Glitter Lighthouse in Olivine City, Potions and Full Heals will be in stock and the SecretPotion will be unavailable.

Cianwood City Pharmacy
500 Years of Tradition
We Await Your Medicinal Queries

Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion
Pokémon Dollar1200
Full Heal Full Heal
Pokémon Dollar600
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar1500

Area north of the city

Area north of Cianwood City in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In the very north of the city, there is a small area with a ledge where Suicune will be at a certain point in Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver. Eusine will appear after it runs away, and will battle the player in an effort to prove himself to Suicune.

Poké Seer

In the very north of the city, there is a small house called the Poké Seer (Japanese: おみとおし seer) with an elderly woman who, in Pokémon Crystal, can tell where and when a Pokémon in the Trainer's party has been caught. She will also comment about how much Pokémon's level has grown from when it was caught.

Unlike in the Generation III and later games, the player is unable to find out where they caught their Pokémon by looking at their Pokémon's summary screen; hence, the Poké Seer is the only way the player can tell where they caught their Pokémon. If a Pokémon traded from another game or an in-game traded Pokémon is shown to her, she will not be able to identify any details about it.

Cianwood Gym

Main article: Cianwood Gym

The Cianwood Gym is the official Gym of Cianwood City. It is based on Fighting-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Chuck, whom the Trainer will see either lifting a boulder in Generation II or meditating under a waterfall in HeartGold and SoulSilver. Trainers who defeat him receive the Storm Badge. Obtaining this Badge is usually the only reason that people travel to Cianwood City. Outside the Gym is Chuck's wife, who will give the player HM02 (Fly) after defeating Chuck.

The Gym guide for the Cianwood Gym is inside the local Pokémon Center rather than the Gym itself. This is played for humor, with the guide claiming that he is afraid of the Gym's tough Trainers.

Entrance to Cliff Edge Gate

Main article: Cliff Edge Gate

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, to the west of Cianwood City is an entrance to Cliff Edge Gate, a small cave located between the city and Route 47, which leads to the Safari Zone. The entrance is initially blocked but the player will be able to go through once Jasmine's Amphy is healed in Olivine City.

Entrance to the road for the
Safari Zone.
Experience thrilling encounters
with wild Pokémon for heart-to-heart
contact!
The Safari Zone is just around the
corner from this entrance!

Demographics

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, Cianwood City's population is 19.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Cianwood City has a population of 27. This makes it an average-sized city. It has little immigration, because of its remote position in Johto. Cianwood City is strongly related to Olivine City, as the only route to Cianwood is via Olivine.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, a Safari Zone was added to the west of Cianwood City, meaning that those heading for the Safari Zone would have to pass through Cianwood City.

Items

Item Location Games
Revive Revive Under rock in north area, near Pokémon Seer's house (requires Rock Smash) (hidden)  G  S  C 
Max Ether Max Ether Northwest of the Photo Studio (requires Rock Smash) (hidden)  G  S  C 
Stardust Stardust In front of the second drying rack from the top (hidden)  HG  SS 
Revive Revive Next to northernmost house (requires Rock Smash) (hidden)  HG  SS 
None Berry Held by Shuckie, a Shuckle the player can receive from Mania  G  S  C 
Berry Juice Berry Juice Held by Shuckie, a Shuckle the player can receive from Kirk  HG  SS 
Secret Potion SecretPotion From the Cianwood City Pharmacy after talking with Jasmine at the Glitter Lighthouse  G  S  C  HG  SS 
HM Flying HM02 (Fly) Gift from Chuck's wife outside of the Gym after earning the Storm Badge  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Rock Smash

Item Location Games
Red Shard Red Shard Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
Blue Shard Blue Shard Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
Yellow Shard Yellow Shard Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
Green Shard Green Shard Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
Heart Scale Heart Scale Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
Revive Revive Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
Max Ether Max Ether Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
Star Piece Star Piece Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
Surfing
Tentacool Tentacool
G S C
Surfing Surfing
15-24 90%
Tentacruel Tentacruel
G S C
Surfing Surfing
20-24 10%
Fishing
Krabby Krabby
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
Magikarp Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
Krabby Krabby
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 55%
Staryu Staryu
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 0% 0% 10%
Magikarp Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
Corsola Corsola
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 10% 10% 0%
Krabby Krabby
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 60%
Kingler Kingler
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
Staryu Staryu
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 0% 0% 30%
Corsola Corsola
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 30% 30% 0%
Rock Smash
Krabby Krabby
G S C
Rock Smash Rock Smash
15 90%
Shuckle Shuckle
G S C
Rock Smash Rock Smash
15 10%
Gift Pokémon
Shuckle Shuckle
G S C
Gift Gift
15 One
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  
Morning Day Night
Surfing
Tentacool Tentacool
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
10-25 90%
Tentacruel Tentacruel
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
15-25 10%
Fishing
Krabby Krabby
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
Magikarp Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
Krabby Krabby
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 37%
Staryu Staryu
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 0% 0% 3%
Magikarp Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
Corsola Corsola
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 3% 3% 0%
Krabby Krabby
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 67%
Kingler Kingler
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 3%
Staryu Staryu
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 0% 0% 30%
Corsola Corsola
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 30% 30% 0%
Rock Smash
Krabby Krabby
HG SS
Rock Smash Rock Smash
15-24 90%
Shuckle Shuckle
HG SS
Rock Smash Rock Smash
23-29 10%
Gift Pokémon
Shuckle Shuckle
HG SS
Gift Gift
20 One
If the player has only one Pokémon
Tentacool Tentacool
HG SS
Gift Gift
15 Multiple
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.

Trainers

Generation II



Generation IV



In the anime

Cianwood City in the anime

Cianwood City appeared in Machoke, Machoke Man!, where Ash, his friends, and Janina traveled there to get medicine for Jasmine's sick Ampharos. While Janina immediately headed back to Olivine City along with the medicine, Ash and his friends stayed behind for Ash's Gym battle at the local Gym. They soon met the Gym Leader, Chuck, who agreed to have a Gym battle with Ash. The battle ended in Ash's victory, earning him the Storm Badge. After receiving word from Janina that the medicine had been successfully delivered to Jasmine, Ash and his friends headed off to the Whirl Islands.

Cianwood City reappeared in JN039, when Ash and Goh visited the Gym so that Ash could have a World Coronation Series rematch against Bea. Although Ash had figured out a way to counter Bea's Grapploct's Octolock, the match still ended in a draw, resulting in no change to either Trainer's ranking.

Darren, a Trainer who participated in the Silver Conference, is from Cianwood City. Tokio, Goh's childhood friend, is from Cianwood City as well.

Gallery

Cianwood Gym Cianwood City Pharmacy
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In the manga

Cianwood City in Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Cianwood City appeared in Scrappy Skarmory, where Chuck was seen waiting for the visit of his old rival Walker. When Walker was running late, Chuck saw evidence that he had been attacked on his way to Cianwood. However, Walker was next seen to be unhurt, and joined Chuck in an impromptu battle against his attacker: Suicune. They were ultimately unable to defeat and catch the Legendary Pokémon, which then fled.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Gold and Chris traveled to Cianwood City in The Secret Of The Fighting Type Pokémon in order to get the medicine for Jasmine's Ampharos. They encountered the local Gym Leader, Chuck, who agreed to give them the last pack of the medicine if Gold served as a temporary Gym Leader while he recovered from the injuries he had just received in an accident. After Gold had successfully defeated Black in a Gym battle, Chuck gave him the medicine, which he and Chris sent to Olivine City.

In Farewell To Pikachu?!, Eusine arrived to take away Gold's Pikachu, which he had sent back in time with Bill's Time Capsule. Gold refused to hand Pikachu to him, and the two had a battle to determine who would get to keep it, with Gold eventually winning. After this, however, Black unsealed the monstrous Black Tyranitar in an attempt to catch it, causing it to go on a rampage. It took the combined efforts of the citizens of Olivine and Cianwood City, as well as Gold and Black, to stop the monster's rampage and reseal it.

Trivia

  • Cianwood City is the only city in the entire Pokémon franchise that takes place on land modeled after Shikoku.
  • Cianwood was the first Fighting-type Gym where the player received an official League Badge, due to Saffron City's Fighting Dojo losing its official status before the events of Generations I and III.
  • Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum have a reference to Cianwood City. When meeting up with Cynthia after earning the Cobble and Fen Badges, she will give the player a SecretPotion. The SecretPotion's description mentions that it was dispensed by the pharmacy in Cianwood City.
  • In Generation IV, if the player has only one Pokémon in their party and PC boxes, a Trainer in the Pokémon Center will give the player a Tentacool. This event can be repeated so long as the player only has one Pokémon. This is likely to prevent the player from having no means of leaving Cianwood City.
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Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese タンバシティ Tanba City From 胆礬色 tanba-iro (teal color named after the chalcanthite) and 波 ha (wave)
English Cianwood City From cyan and wood
German Anemonia City From Anemone and Seeanemonen (sea anemone)
Spanish Ciudad Orquídea From orquídea (orchid)
French Irisia From iris, a flower whose color ranges from blue to purple
Italian Fiorlisopoli From fiordaliso (cornflower) and the suffix -poli (city)
Korean 진청시티 Jincheong City From 진청 (眞靑) jincheong (azure)
Chinese (Mandarin) 湛藍市 / 湛蓝市 Zhànlán Shì* From 湛藍 / 湛蓝 zhànlán / jaamlaam (azure)
丹波市 Dānbō Shì* From the Japanese name 丹波 Tanba. Contains 波 (wave)
Chinese (Cantonese) 湛藍市 Jaamlàahm Síh* From 湛藍 jaamlaam (azure)
丹巴市 Dāanbā Síh* Transcription of its Japanese name
Polish Cianwood*
Miasto Cianwood*
From its English name
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade de Cianwood From its English name
Vietnamese Thành phố Tanba Transcription of its Japanese name


Johto
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Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
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Landmarks
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex ForestRadio TowerGlobal Terminal
Goldenrod TunnelNational ParkPokéathlon DomeBell TowerBellchime TrailBurned TowerMoomoo FarmGlitter Lighthouse
Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerSafari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenS.S. AquaMt. Silver
Access to
Sinjoh RuinsKanto

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