Nuvema Town

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Nuvema Town カノコタウン
Kanoko Town
"The Start of Something Big!"
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A rural town whose sea breezes give the sense of something coming.
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Route 1
Nuvema Town

Unova Nuvema Town Map.png
Location of Nuvema Town in Unova.

Nuvema Town (Japanese: カノコタウン Kanoko Town) is a small town located in southeastern Unova. It is the hometown of the player in Black and White. It is also the hometown of Cheren and Bianca, the rivals of the player in Black and White, and, in Black 2 and White 2, the Gym Leader of the Aspertia Gym and Professor Juniper's assistant, respectively. Professor Juniper's lab is located in the town.

The town has only one exit; to the north is Route 1, leading to Accumula Town.

In Black and White, after Alder has been defeated, Bianca can be found in the town on weekends, challenging the player to a rematch.


The Start of Something Big! (Japanese: 様々な 点が集う 街 A town where various dots gather.)

Places of interest

Player's house

Main article: Player's house → Unova → Nuvema Town

The player's house lies in the middle of Nuvema Town and is where the player lives before beginning their journey. The player's mother lives here. The player, Cheren, and Bianca get their first partner Pokémon from Professor Juniper here at the start of their journeys, and the latter two promptly challenge the player to a battle. There are two stories in the house, the first being a living room and kitchen area, and the second being the player's bedroom. The player's bedroom contains a Wii controlled with a Wii Remote, connected to a plasma TV given to the player by their father, and a PC, although this PC only includes information on "Pokémon Basics". After they have defeated Team Plasma, Looker meets the player here and gives them a Super Rod.

In Black 2 and White 2, Hilbert/Hilda's mother initially mistakes Nate/Rosa for her own child before correcting herself. She continues to heal the player's Pokémon as in Black and White, commenting on how she may want to go on a journey to find her child; however, she worries that they would return while she was gone. She does not refer to her child by their name, unless Memory Link has been established. The PC in the Hilbert/Hilda's room looks as if it has not been used in a long time.

Bianca's house

Bianca's house is located in the southwest of the town. Bianca's parents live here. Upstairs is Bianca's room, which contains a bookshelf lined with Pokémon picture books, a shelf and two cabinets filled with goods, two plants, and a desk. The bed has pink covers and is on a turquoise rug. A window is on the back wall, with a desk in the bottom-right corner.

In Black and White, when the player first visits the house, Bianca's father is yelling at her for thinking of going on a journey by herself. Ultimately, however, Bianca goes on her journey anyway.

Cheren's house

Cheren's house is located in the southeast of the town. Cheren's parents live here. Cheren's room has five shelves of books, a widescreen TV, a PC with information on how to play the game, a maroon rug in front of the television, and a bed with brown covers in the bottom-right. A sliding window is located above the staircase.

The PC states:

"Adventure Rule No. 1
"The X Button opens the menu!
"Adventure Rule No. 2
"Record your progress with SAVE.
"There is nothing else on here..."

Juniper Pokémon Lab

Professor Juniper's lab in the anime

Professor Juniper's lab lies in the northwest of the town. When the player first starts their journey, Cheren and Bianca are waiting for the player outside. When the trio enter the lab, Professor Juniper is waiting for them. She lets the player nickname their first partner Pokémon before giving them a Pokédex. When spoken to, Professor Juniper asks to see the player's Pokédex and counts the number of Pokémon they have seen in the Unova Pokédex; she will give three different prizes throughout the game based on the number. Cedric Juniper can be found here after the player has entered the Hall of Fame, providing a count of Pokémon registered in the National Pokédex. After the tutorial on how to catch Pokémon, the Patrat Professor Juniper caught can be seen wandering around the lab. In Black 2 and White 2, Cinccino and Watchog are seen instead in the lab.


Pokémon Black and White

The population of Nuvema Town is 10 (excluding the player, Cheren, and Bianca). It is the smallest town in the Unova region.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

The population of Nuvema Town is 10 (excluding Hilbert/Hilda, Cheren, and Bianca). It is the smallest town in the Unova region.


Item Location Games
Xtransceiver Xtransceiver From Mom after battling Bianca and Cheren for the first time  B  W 
None Pokédex From Professor Juniper after battling Bianca and Cheren for the first time  B  W 
Town Map IV Town Map From Mom after getting the Pokédex  B  W 
TM Normal TM54 (False Swipe) From Professor Juniper after seeing 25 Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex  B  W 
TM Normal TM17 (Protect) From Professor Juniper after seeing 60 Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex  B  W 
TM Normal TM10 (Hidden Power) From Professor Juniper after seeing 115 Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex  B  W 
Super Rod III Super Rod From Looker after defeating Ghetsis  B  W 
None National Pokédex From Cedric Juniper after defeating Ghetsis  B  W 
Zinc Zinc Southwest of Hilbert/Hilda's house (hidden)  B2  W2 
King's Rock King's Rock In Hilbert/Hilda's bedroom  B2  W2 
Berry Juice Berry Juice From Cheren's father  B2  W2 
Super Rod III Super Rod From Cedric Juniper  B2  W2 
Permit Permit From Professor Juniper after seeing all non-event Pokémon in Unova Pokédex  B2  W2 
Oval Charm Oval Charm From Professor Juniper after completing the Unova Pokédex  B2  W2 
Shiny Charm Shiny Charm From Professor Juniper after completing the National Pokédex  B2  W2 


Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
First partner Pokémon
Snivy Snivy
Gift Gift
5 One
Tepig Tepig
Gift Gift
5 One
Oshawott Oshawott
Gift Gift
5 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.


Pokémon Black and White

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:

Tepig If the player chose Tepig:

Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:

Post-Hall of Fame (weekends)

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:

Tepig If the player chose Tepig:

Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:

In the anime

Nuvema Town in the anime

In the anime, Nuvema Town is the hometown of Trip and Bianca, two of Ash's rivals, as well as Aspertia City's new Gym Leader Cheren, in Pokémon the Series: Black & White. The town is shown to have a harbor and an airport with an ATC tower. It is also the location of Professor Juniper's laboratory, where a variety of Pokémon lives. The lab is visited by many beginning Trainers in the Unova region, who are given the option of starting their journey with a Snivy, Tepig, or Oshawott. Nuvema Town also has a few shops.

It first appeared in In The Shadow of Zekrom!, when Ash, Delia, and Professor Oak arrived there by airplane, and were greeted by Professor Juniper. Soon afterwards, in Enter Iris and Axew!, Ash left Nuvema Town to begin his journey in Unova.

Ash returned to Nuvema Town along with his friends Iris and Cilan in New Places... Familiar Faces!, from which they departed to the White Ruins; and again in Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures!, when they decided to travel to Kanto through the Decolore Islands aboard a cruise ship.


Nuvema Town Harbor Professor Juniper's Laboratory
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In the manga

Nuvema Town in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Black & White arc

Nuvema Town first appeared in Fussing and Fighting, where Professor Juniper prepared to give the three first partner Pokémon she had to new Trainers. The package containing the first partner Pokémon and three Pokédexes was obtained by Black in Choices. From the three first partner Pokémon, he chose Tepig, while his childhood friends Cheren and Bianca chose Snivy and Oshawott, respectively. However, after Black had left, it turned out that him accidentally dropping the package to the ground earlier had left Cheren and Bianca's Pokédexes inoperable, leaving Black with the only functioning one. As such, they left them with Professor Juniper to be repaired before heading after Black.

In At Liberty on Liberty Garden, Professor Juniper asked Black and White to research Victini at Liberty Garden. After they had completed her request, they sent the data they had gathered to Professor Juniper's laboratory, where she also received a sudden surprise visit from her father.

In A Wretched Reunion, it was revealed that N had broken into Professor Juniper's laboratory a year earlier and "liberated" a set of first partner Pokémon that were kept there at the time as his first act as the King of Team Plasma. Snivy had chosen to follow N, Tepig had eventually wound up with White, and Oshawott had been taken under the care of Cedric Juniper.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Nuvema Town 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 #
Snivy Grass McDonald's Collection   1/12 Snivy Collection Sheet   001/009
      BW-P Promotional cards   034/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   042/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   075/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   078/BW-P
Oshawott Water McDonald's Collection   4/12 Oshawott Collection Sheet   007/009
      BW-P Promotional cards   036/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   044/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   077/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   080/BW-P
Tepig Fire McDonald's Collection   3/12 Tepig Collection Sheet   004/009
      BW-P Promotional cards   035/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   043/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   076/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   079/BW-P
Drifloon Psychic Plasma Blast Common 34/101 Megalo Cannon Common 026/076
Professor Juniper Su Black & White Uncommon 101/114 Black Collection U 053/053
      BW-P Promotional cards   012/BW-P
Dark Explorers Uncommon 98/108 Reshiram-EX Battle Strength Deck   015/018
      Zekrom-EX Battle Strength Deck   015/018
      Hydreigon Half Deck   013/015
      Garchomp Half Deck   013/015
      Master Deck Build Box EX   040/046
      Black Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck   015/018
      White Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck   015/018
Plasma Blast Uncommon 84/101 Blastoise + Kyurem-EX Combo Deck   014/018
Bianca Su Emerging Powers Uncommon 90/98 Virizion Strength Deck   014/014
      Terrakion Strength Deck   014/014
      Cobalion Strength Deck   014/014
      Battle Theme Deck: Victini   021/021
      Battle Gift Set: Thundurus vs Tornadus   020/020
      Master Deck Build Box EX   043/046
      Mewtwo Half Deck   015/016
      Genesect Half Deck   015/016
Legendary Treasures Uncommon 109/113 BW-P Promotional cards   098/BW-P
Cedric Juniper Su Legendary Treasures Uncommon 110/113 EX Battle Boost   093/093


Games Location Song name (Japanese) Song name (English Translation) Composition Arrangement
 B  W 
 B2  W2 
Everywhere カノコタウン Nuvema Town Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
When inside Professor Juniper's Pokémon Research Lab ポケモン研究所 Juniper Pokémon Lab Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama


Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese カノコタウン Kanoko Town From 鹿子模様 kanoko-moyō (a dappled pattern resembling the white spots of a fawn)
English Nuvema Town From nuvem (Portuguese for cloud) and possibly new or novum (Latin for new)
German Avenitia From aventure (French for adventure) or avenir (French for future)
Spanish Pueblo Arcilla From arcilla (clay)
French Renouet From renouer (rekindle)
Italian Soffiolieve From soffio lieve (soft breath)
Korean 마름꽃마을 Mareumkkot Maeul From 마름꽃무늬 mareumkkot munui (a pattern based on flowers of the water caltrop)
Chinese (Mandarin) 鹿子鎮 / 鹿子镇 Lùzi Zhèn From the Japanese name 鹿子 Kanoko
Chinese (Cantonese) 鹿子鎮 Lúkjí Jan
Polish Nuvema From its English name
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade de Nuvema From its English name
Vietnamese Thị trấn Kanoko Transcription of its Japanese name

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Blueberry AcademyTerarium

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