Michina Town

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Michina Town
ミチーナ Michina
Michina Town.png
Michina Town
Region Sinnoh
Debut Arceus and the Jewel of Life

Michina Town (Japanese: ミチーナ Michina) is an anime-exclusive location in the Sinnoh region and the setting of Arceus and the Jewel of Life. It is a riverside town surrounded by flourishing nature. Most of the town is agricultural, with numerous fields growing crops such as corn and watermelon. The town's centerpiece is the Michina Ruins.

Thousands of years ago, Michina Town was a desolate place, which was nothing but a wasteland. But the Jewel of Life's power that Arceus gave Damos made the town's soil rich and fertile. Then Damos constructed a shrine at the peak of a mountain in order to praise Arceus's kindness.

Places of interest

Michina Ruins

Michina Ruins

The Michina Ruins are the remnants of the shrine made by Damos, which are located at the peak of a huge, rocky mountain in Michina. Close to the ruins is a beautiful lake, as well as multiple waterfalls that cascade down the mountainside.

The ruins are guarded by Sheena and Kevin. The Time-Space Axis can be found in the basement of the ruins; it is used by Sheena and Kevin to monitor disruptions in the time-space continuum. The basement is also the location where the Jewel of Life is safeguarded.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Michina Town or Pokémon that reside there in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Michina Town's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Chikorita Pokémon M Grass       Movie Commemoration Random Pack   001/022
Cyndaquil Pokémon M Fire       Movie Commemoration Random Pack   004/022
Totodile Pokémon M Water       Movie Commemoration Random Pack   006/022
Spiky-eared Pichu Pokémon M Lightning       Movie Commemoration Random Pack   009/022
      Movie Commemoration Random Pack   010/022
      Movie Commemoration Random Pack   011/022
      DPt-P Promotional cards   042/DPt-P
      Unnumbered Promotional cards    
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Michina Temple St       DPt-P Promotional cards   044/DPt-P


  • The Arceus distributed in the United States, Australia, and Europe had the OT "Michina"/"MICHINA", a reference to the twelfth movie Arceus's appearance in Michina Town.


Michina Town is mostly based on Meteora, Greece.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ミチーナ Michīna Possibly from 未知な michi-na, meaning "strange" or "unknown"
Korean 미케나 Mycena Similar to its Japanese name. Also, similar to Mycenae
Chinese (Taiwan) 米季納 Mǐjìnà Transliteration of Michina
Polish Michina From its English name
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade de Michina From English name
Russian Мичина Таун Mishina Toun Transcription of English name

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