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LaRousse City (Japanese: ラルース LaRousse) is an anime-exclusive location in the Hoenn region. It is the setting of Destiny Deoxys. According to promotional maps, LaRousse City is located near Lilycove City.
It is a technologically advanced city with moving walkways and an enormous presence of Block Bots. The city's main power source seems to be its wind turbines. The most famous attraction is the Battle Tower.
It made a cameo in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.
LaRousse City at night, with Deoxys
's aurora in the sky
overlooking LaRousse City
The city is located at the confluence of two rivers in northern Hoenn. The city mainly lies on an island, including the huge park, the Battle Tower, and most of the business districts.
On the shores of the river, presumably mainland Hoenn, lies more areas of the city, and presumably other cities such as South City. Access to the island is via monorail, which wraps around the island, and a bridge over the northern part of the island.
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring LaRousse City or Pokémon that reside there in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
- LaRousse City is also the hometown of May's rival, Drew.
- This is the second time a movie-made city was based on a real city outside of Japan.
- LaRousse City was one of the first movie settings to feature a highly-efficient, eco-friendly city. This is now a recurring theme in the Pokémon franchise. It is implied in the seventh movie that the city relies heavily on wind turbines and other alternative energy sources, which create a healthy, non-polluting environment.
LaRousse is based on Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
|| ラルース LaRousse
|| Possibly from the French la rousse (the redhead) and roux (russet) or the Spanish la luz (the light)
| English, German,
| LaRousse City
|| From its Japanese name.
|| From dico, an informal term for dictionary (possibly a reference to Éditions Larousse).
|| 랄스시티 Ralseu City
|| Rough transcription of its Japanese name
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 拉魯斯市 Lālǔsī Shì
|| Transliteration of its Japanese name.