Driftveil Drawbridge

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Driftveil Drawbridge
Charizard Bridge
Hodomoe Drawbridge
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Driftveil Drawbridge BW.png
Map description: A drawbridge raises and lowers, depending on the ship schedules.
Location: Between Driftveil City and Route 5
Region: Unova
Generations: V
Unova Driftveil Drawbridge Map.png
Location of Driftveil Drawbridge in Unova.
Pokémon world locations

The Driftveil Drawbridge (Japanese: ホドモエの跳ね橋 Hodomoe Drawbridge) is a bridge that connects Driftveil City and Route 5. It is the pride of Driftveil City and is also referred to as Charizard Bridge (Japanese: リザードンブリッジ Lizardon Bridge) for its beauty and elegance.

Wild Pokémon often fly over the bridge, leaving shadows which can either cause a battle with the flying Pokémon or one of its feathers may fall and be picked up.

In Black 2 and White 2, a small sidequest occurs where if the player has given a man in an orange shirt a Fresh Water at Skyarrow Bridge, then they will meet up with the same man here. Should the player give him another Fresh Water, then he will become re-hydrated and dash to the Tubeline Bridge.


Item Location Games
Heal Powder Heal Powder From a Youngster for showing him a Charizard  B2  W2 


Item Location Games
Health Wing Health Wing Flying Pokémon's shadow  B  W  B2  W2 
Muscle Wing Muscle Wing Flying Pokémon's shadow  B  W  B2  W2 
Resist Wing Resist Wing Flying Pokémon's shadow  B  W  B2  W2 
Genius Wing Genius Wing Flying Pokémon's shadow  B  W  B2  W2 
Clever Wing Clever Wing Flying Pokémon's shadow  B  W  B2  W2 
Swift Wing Swift Wing Flying Pokémon's shadow  B  W  B2  W2 
Pretty Wing Pretty Wing Flying Pokémon's shadow  B  W  B2  W2 


Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Ducklett Ducklett
Flying Pokémon's shadow Flying Pokémon's shadow
22-25 100%
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.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Ducklett Ducklett
B2 W2
Flying Pokémon's shadow Flying Pokémon's shadow
23-26 100%
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.



Driftveil Drawbridge BW Concept Art.png Driftveil Drawbridge BW Concept Art 2.png
Concept art from Black and White by Keiko Moritsugu[1]

In the anime

Driftveil Drawbridge in the anime

Driftveil Drawbridge was first seen in Crisis from the Underground Up!, where it was shut down by Dr. Zager hacking into its control system. The bridge was mentioned again in Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!, where Elesa told Ash that he could not travel there yet because it was closed for repairs at the time. In The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue!, Ash and his friends finally crossed the bridge to Driftveil City, meeting Clay in the process.

In the manga

Driftveil Drawbridge in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Black & White arc

The Driftveil Drawbridge was first mentioned in Special Delivery. During the Pokémon Musical's opening ceremony, White was informed that problems with the drawbridge meant that the delivery truck carrying the Prop Cases that were meant to be distributed to the audience was not able to arrive on time. As such, White decided to call Skyla to deliver the Prop Cases by air instead.

In Drawing Bridges, the problems at the bridge continued when Black, on his way to Driftveil City, found himself battling a mischievous Zorua on the bridge. Clay later revealed that Zorua was the one responsible for tampering with the controls for the bridge.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring the Driftveil Drawbridge in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Ducklett Water Dark Explorers Common 35/108 Dark Rush C 022/069
Swanna Water Dark Explorers Rare 36/108 Dark Rush U 023/069
Marill Water Boundaries Crossed Common 36/149 Freeze Bolt C 015/059
Sneasel Darkness Plasma Freeze Common 65/116 Spiral Force Common 031/051
Timburr Fighting Plasma Storm Common 79/135 Cold Flare C 034/059


  • Like other Unova bridges, if the player rides the bicycle here, the bicycle music will not play.
  • Several sound effects are played at a fixed interval, alternating between the sound of a plane, the sound of a helicopter, and the cry of Charizard, the latter being a reference to the bridge's alternative name.
  • This is the only bridge in Unova that the player can cross before the post-game in both Black and White and Black 2 and White 2.
  • This is the only bridge in Unova without the need to enter a gate.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 帆巴吊橋 Fàahnbā Diukìuh
Mandarin 帆巴吊橋 / 帆巴吊桥 Fānbā Diàoqiáo
Finland Flag.png Finnish Driftveilin nostosilta
France Flag.png French Pont Yoneuve
Germany Flag.png German Marea-Zugbrücke
Italy Flag.png Italian Ponte Libecciopoli
South Korea Flag.png Korean 물풍경도개교 Mulpunggyeong Dogaegyo
Poland Flag.png Polish Most Zwodzony Driftveil
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Ponte Levadiça de Driftveil
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Puente Driftveil
Spain Flag.png Spain Puente de Fayenza
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Cầu rút Hodomoe

Charizard Bridge

Language Title
France Flag.png French Pont Dracaufeu
Germany Flag.png German Glurak-Brücke
Italy Flag.png Italian Ponte Charizard
South Korea Flag.png Korean 리자몽다리 Rijamong Dali
Spain Flag.png Spanish Puente Charizard

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Black CityWhite ForestAspertia CityFloccesy TownVirbank CityLentimas TownHumilau City
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