Dark City

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Dark City
ダークシティ Dark City
Dark City.png
Dark City
Region Kanto
Debut Showdown at Dark City

Dark City (Japanese: ダークシティ Dark City) is an anime-exclusive location in Kanto found in between the Safari Zone and Cinnabar Island.

The city does not have an official Gym, but two rival Gyms seek the wealth and glory that comes with having an official Gym. When Ash and his friends arrive in Showdown at Dark City, the city was shown to be in disrepair because of the constant warfare from the competing Gyms. The residents of this town detest and fear Pokémon Trainers. A local restaurant owner stated that the Kaz Gym hadn't paid for food in over two years.

The leaders' main Pokémon for the Yas Gym and Kaz Gym are Scyther and Electabuzz respectively. For this reason, their followers do not appear to join for personal connection with a particular type of Pokémon, unlike in most Gyms, and the actions of Yas and Kaz appear to intimidate and recruit Trainers into joining their Gym, lest they join the rival Gym.

After an agent for the Pokémon Inspection Agency determined that neither Gym was worthy of being an official Gym due to using Pokémon as gang tools, the two rivals agreed to stop their street fighting and work together to reconstruct Dark City.


Yas Gym Kaz Gym
Yas Gym.png Kaz Gym.png

Pokémon seen in Dark City

Kaz Electabuzz.png
Kaz's Electabuzz
Dark City Various.png
Dark City Various.png
Dark City Kingler.png
Dark City Hitmonchan Rhydon.png
Yas Scyther.png
Yas's Scyther
Dark City Various.png
Dark City Various.png
Dark City Hitmonchan Rhydon.png
Dark City Various.png

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 黑暗市 Hāak'am Síh
Mandarin 黑暗市 Hēi'àn Shì
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Temné město
Denmark Flag.png Danish Dark City
France Flag.png European French Sombreville
Israel Flag.png Hebrew בעיר האופל
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Árnyékváros
Italy Flag.png Italian Dark City
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Byen Dark
Dark City*
Poland Flag.png Polish Mroczne Miasto
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Cidade Sombria
Romania Flag.png Romanian Orașul Întunecat
Russia Flag.png Russian Мрачный город
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Ciudad Obscura
Spain Flag.png Spain Ciudad Tenebrosa
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Dark City

Anime-exclusive locations in Kanto
A.J.'s GymAcapulcoBill's LighthouseCameran PalaceCamomile IslandCamp PokéhearstCeladon UniversityCerise Laboratory
Chrysanthemum IslandCommerce CityCremini TownCrimson CityDark CityDragonite IslandEevee Evolution LabEvolution Mountain
Fennel ValleyFighting Spirit GymFrodomar CityGaiva DamGardenia TownGrampa CanyonGringey CityHidden VillageHollywood
HopHopHop TownHouse of ImiteHutber PortIndigo AcademyIsland of the Giant PokémonKaz GymLeaf ForestMaiden's PeakMatcha City
Metallica IslandMirage MansionMossgreen VillageMt. HideawayMulberry CityNeon TownNew IslandO-Hina TownOld Shore WharfPokélantis
Pokémon LandPokémon Ninja SchoolPokémon TechPokémon Theme ParkPokémopolisPotpourri IslandRifure VillageRotaRoy's hometownSable City
Safari LandSayda IslandSayda LabScissor StreetSeafoam IslandSilver TownStone TownSunnytownTeam Rocket AcademyTeam Rocket HQ
Terracotta TownTree of BeginningUnnamed island (EP060)Vermilion City schoolVermilion ForestWisteria TownXanadu NurseryYas Gym
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