N's Castle

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N's Castle
Team Plasma's castle
N's Castle
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Map description: It once appeared in the past as a base for Team Plasma...
Location: Pokémon LeagueBW
North of Victory RoadB2W2
Region: Unova
Generations: V
Unova Ns Castle Map.png
Location of N's Castle in Unova.
Pokémon world locations
Location in Black and White

N's Castle (Japanese: Nの城 N's Castle) is the location where ReshiramB or ZekromW can be caught. It is Team Plasma's supreme headquarters, and is owned by N.

Both Looker and the Team Plasma Grunt in the Pokémon League Pokémon Center refer to the castle as Team Plasma's castle.

After the events in Black and White, the castle cannot be visited again. However, in Black 2 and White 2, the player can access its ruins from Victory Road. Its location is unmarked on the map until the player discovers it.

In the games

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Pokémon Black and White

N's Castle rising from the ground

After defeating the Elite Four, this castle rises from the ground and attaches itself to the Pokémon League building. According to a Team Plasma Grunt found here, the castle was being secretly built for several years by overworking Pokémon that were taken away from other Trainers.

As the player enters the first floor, six of the Seven Sages attempt to stop them. However, the Gym Leaders of Unova (with the exception of Cilan, Chili, and Cress, as Bianca was unable to reach them in time) intercept the surprise attack, allowing the player to continue.

On the second floor, a member of the Shadow Triad directs the player to a room where two women await them, introducing themselves as Anthea and Concordia. Anthea heals the player's party and Concordia tells the player about N's childhood. A room on the third floor contains a PC that will allow the player to rearrange the party as well. In the same room, scientists mention that now, they could infiltrate the Pokémon Storage System to even release the Pokémon from Trainers' PC Boxes. Team Plasma Grunts are scattered about the other rooms of the building; however, unlike their other encounters, they will not fight, instead celebrating victory or thinking of saying goodbye to their Pokémon. One of these Grunts will allow the player to return to the Pokémon League Pokémon Center, while another Grunt there will transport the player back to the castle, as the player cannot traverse through the Pokémon League again to get there.

N's room resides on the fourth floor. It is decorated in a childish manner, with cloud wallpaper and floor covering as well as there being many toys strewn about the area, many of which can be interacted with. Some of them show sign of recent usage (such as the train set) and some of which denote usage by Pokémon as well as humans, such as the skating ramp which upon inspection is covered in claw marks and scratches. There is a home basketball hoop installed on the west wall, before which lies a basketball with the word "Harmonia" (N and Ghetsis's surname) inscribed on it.

Right before the final battle with N, ReshiramB/ZekromW will emerge from its stone to battle the player. After the Legendary Pokémon is caught, the player has the option to add it to their party. This capture is forced, unless the player's party and PC Boxes are all full, in which case the Legendary Pokémon respawns at Dragonspiral Tower during the post-game.

During the battle with N, he uses the Legendary Pokémon opposite to the one caught by the player. After N is defeated, the player must battle Ghetsis, who reveals that he was manipulating N and Team Plasma in order to achieve his own goals. Once Ghetsis has been defeated, the castle is no longer accessible, making the items inside inaccessible as well.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

The ruins of N's Castle can be accessed from a large cavern that is located within Victory Road. However, the remnants of the castle can only be accessed after the player has entered the Hall of Fame.

After the player has entered the Hall of Fame, N's Zoroark stops blocking the path that leads to the ruins of N's Castle on Victory Road and leads the player there. After entering the castle, the player and N walk around the ruins that used to be N's Castle, including N's room and the castle's throne room. In the throne room, N asks the player to battle him and his ZekromB2/ReshiramW2. After the player defeats him, N reverts his dragon to its dormant state—the Dark StoneB2/Light StoneW2—and gives it to the player to summon ZekromB2/ReshiramW2 at Dragonspiral Tower to catch.

After catching ZekromB2/ReshiramW2, N appears in Nimbasa City near the Rondez-View Ferris Wheel every Friday. After a ride with him and having battled Kyurem in the Giant Chasm, he returns to his castle for a rematch with different Pokémon depending on the season.


Item Location Games
Max Potion Max Potion 2F, in the right room  B  W 
Max Revive Max Revive 3F, in the center room  B  W 
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball 3F, gift from a Team Plasma Grunt in the left room (repeatable if the player has no Poké Balls in their Bag)  B  W 
Rare Candy Rare Candy 4F, inside N's room  B  W 
Luxury Ball Luxury Ball 4F, inside N's room  B2  W2 
Protein Protein 4F, south of N's room  B2  W2 
Full Restore Full Restore 4F, in the center room  B  W 
TM Fire TM50 (Overheat) 4F, in the southeast corner  B2  W2 
Dark Stone Dark Stone 5F, gift from N after the first battle  B2 
Light Stone Light Stone 5F, gift from N after the first battle  W2 

Special encounters

Pokémon Black and White

A ReshiramB/ZekromW appears here as part of the story. If defeated or run from, it respawns immediately without leaving the area; however, if the player has a full party and PC Boxes, it will instead respawn at Dragonspiral Tower after defeating Ghetsis. It is coded to never be Shiny. After it is caught, the player will be given the option to swap it for a member of their party. If it is added to the party, it will be automatically moved to the first slot, causing it to be sent out first in the ensuing battle with N.

Black White
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Dragon Fire
Held item:
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Reshiram Lv.50
Dragon Special
Normal Physical
Psychic Special
Fusion Flare
Fire Special
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Dragon Electric
Held item:
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Zekrom Lv.50
Dragon Special
Normal Physical
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
Fusion Bolt
Electric Physical


Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black

Pokémon White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

First battle
Pokémon Black 2

Pokémon White 2

Season battles
Spring battle

Summer battle

Autumn battle

Winter battle


4F and 5F

Version 4F 5F
Black 2 N Castle 4F B2W2.png N Castle 4F N Room B2W2.png N Castle 5F B2W2.png N Castle 5F Throne Room B2W2.png
White 2

In the spin-off games

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Main article: Unova Pokémon League (stage)

N's Castle, as well as the building holding the Champion's room it surrounds, appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS as part of a stage. Reshiram, Zekrom, Shaymin, and Milotic appear there.

Pokémon Masters EX

Artwork depicting N's Castle is seen in N and Ghetsis's mindscapes.

N & Zekrom
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Ghetsis & Kyurem
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In the anime

Main series

N's Castle in the anime

N's Castle was first seen in a flashback in The Name's N!. When Ash told N how he and his friends were trying to find Reshiram, N had a flashback of his youth, a moment when he had been at his castle, which, along with its surroundings, had been on fire. He saw Reshiram appearing before him, and kept looking at it as it flew away.

The Castle was also seen in a flashback in Secrets From Out of the Fog!, where a ceremony involving N and led by Ghetsis and the other Seven Sages was taking place, when suddenly Reshiram appeared, setting the castle ablaze with its Fire attacks, preventing the ceremony from being completed, much to Ghetsis's anger.

In the anime, the castle is described as a mansion and is less grand in appearance than it is in the games.

Pokémon Generations

N's Castle in Pokémon Generations

N's Castle appeared in The Uprising. Like in Pokémon Black and White, it rose from the ground around the Pokémon League, with the Seven Sages standing at the tops of the rising towers. Iris started battling the army of Team Plasma Grunts coming out of the castle and was soon joined by most of the other Unova Gym Leaders.

Pokémon Evolutions

N's Castle in Pokémon Evolutions

N's Castle appeared in The Plan, where it was shown to be surrounding the Pokémon League. After N had defeated Alder, Hilda entered the castle and met Ghetsis, who told her how he had raised N into his role as Team Plasma's king and the Hero of Ideals. He then allowed Hilda, carrying the Light Stone, to enter the castle's throne room to face N and Zekrom.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

N's Castle appeared in Clash! White Hero vs Black Hero. After successfully awakening Reshiram at the Relic Castle, Shin flew the Legendary Pokémon to N's Castle and started his battle against N and his Zekrom. Although Reshiram was unable to beat its counterpart, it was able to provide Shin's Emboar with enough firepower to allow its Flare Blitz to defeat Zekrom. After being defeated, N promised to Shin to reconsider his ideology, before flying away with Zekrom.

N's Castle in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Black & White arc

N's room in Pokémon Adventures

N's Castle served as Team Plasma's main base of operations during this chapter. It debuted in Listening to Pokémon in N's flashback of his coronation as the king of Team Plasma.

In Something Suspicious, Grimsley felt faint rumbling coming from underground, sensing N's Castle moving through the earth.

In Cold Hard Truth, Zinzolin summoned the castle from underground via remote control, surrounding the Pokémon League building. Team Plasma Grunts emerged from the castle and surrounded the League viewers, while the Seven Sages and N watched from above as the chaos took place. N and Black had their final battle on top of the castle, which eventually moved to inside. White found her way in N's room after being teleported there by Hood Man, where she met Anthea and Concordia.

While Black and N were battling, Team Plasma displayed the Gym Leaders they had captured on crucifixes as a sign of their power. However, all the Trainers whom Black had befriended during his journey showed up to help, swearing to do everything in their power to protect Unova. Thanks to their cooperation, all the captured Gym Leaders were freed, much to the disbelief of the Seven Sages, and they joined the battle against the Sages. The Elite Four, meanwhile, focused their attention on Hood Man and the Forces of Nature, with Grimsley revealing that the rumbling caused by Team Plasma constructing their castle for the past months had kept disrupting his card and roulette games, irritating him enough to fight back now.

After Black successfully beat N, Ghetsis attacked him in order to silence him and keep the word of N's defeat from getting out. As Ghetsis had assembled a team of Pokémon specifically designed to counter Black's team, Black was initially at a disadvantage. However, after he figured out and that Ghetsis was using a Volcarona to power up his Pokémon, and had his Pokémon swap their opponents to ones more suitable for them, he was finally able to defeat Ghetsis. Afterwards, N flew away with Zekrom, and as Reshiram's counterpart was no longer present, the Vast White Pokémon started reverting back into its form as the Light Stone. Seizing the chance for revenge, Ghetsis pushed Black into Reshiram, causing him to be sucked into the Light Stone as well. Before White could grab the stone, it flew away into parts unknown.

Black 2 & White 2 arc

N's Castle reappeared in The Final Battle: Crushed Ambition, where it was shown to be still standing around the Pokémon League two years later. When the out-of-control Plasma Frigate collided with the castle and set it on fire, threatening the Pokémon inside the castle, the Unova Pokédex holders, Cheren, Bianca, Hugh, Benga, and Cedric Juniper combined their first partner Pokémon's respective pledge moves in order to put out the fire.

When the International Police prepared to take Ghetsis into custody, he said that people would fall for his lies in the future as well, but Whitley declared that even if people would be deceived by him again, the numerous Pokémon he had hurt would never forget about him or let him get away with his evil deeds ever again. The angry glares of the Pokémon in N's Castle caused Ghetsis to have a nervous breakdown and laugh madly as the International Police took him away.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring N's Castle 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 #
Silcoon Grass Dragons Exalted Uncommon 7/124 Dragon Blast C 004/050
Beautifly Grass Dragons Exalted Rare 8/124 Dragon Blast U 005/050
Cascoon Grass Dragons Exalted Uncommon 9/124 Dragon Blast C 006/050
Nincada Grass Dragons Exalted Common 10/124 Dragon Blade C 004/050
Ninjask Grass Dragons Exalted Uncommon 11/124 Dragon Blade U 005/050
Roselia Grass Dragons Exalted Uncommon 12/124 Dragon Blast C 007/050
Roselia Grass Dragons Exalted Common 13/124 Hydreigon Half Deck   001/015
Roserade Grass Dragons Exalted Uncommon 14/124 Dragon Blast U 008/050
Roserade Grass Dragons Exalted Rare 15/124 Hydreigon Half Deck   002/015
Foongus Grass Dragons Exalted Common 17/124 Hydreigon Half Deck   003/015
Magmortar Fire Dragons Exalted Rare 21/124      
      Dragon Blade U 008/050
Walrein Water Dragons Exalted Rare 31/124 Dragon Blade U 041/050
Buizel Water Dragons Exalted Common 32/124 Dragon Blast C 013/050
Seismitoad Water Dragons Exalted Rare 36/124 Dragon Blast U 017/050
Dustox Psychic Dragons Exalted Rare 47/124 Dragon Blast U 023/050
Shedinja Psychic Dragons Exalted Rare 48/124 Dragon Blade U 018/050
Drifloon Psychic Dragons Exalted Common 49/124 Dragon Blast C 024/050
Drifloon Psychic Dragons Exalted Common 50/124 Hydreigon Half Deck   004/015
Sigilyph Psychic Dragons Exalted Rare Holo 52/124 Dragon Blast Rare Holo 026/050
Gothitelle Psychic Dragons Exalted Rare 57/124 Dragon Blade U 021/050
Cubone Fighting Dragons Exalted Common 60/124 Dragon Blade Common 024/050
Nosepass Fighting Dragons Exalted Common 62/124 Dragon Blade C 026/050
Claydol Fighting Dragons Exalted Rare 64/124 Dragon Blast U 030/050
Gigalith Fighting Dragons Exalted Rare Holo 67/124 Dragon Blade R 029/050
Murkrow Darkness Dragons Exalted Common 72/124 Dragon Blast C 033/050
Honchkrow Darkness Dragons Exalted Rare 73/124 Dragon Blast U 034/050
Houndour Darkness Dragons Exalted Common 74/124 Hydreigon Half Deck   005/015
Houndoom Darkness Dragons Exalted Rare 75/124 Hydreigon Half Deck   006/015
Skuntank Darkness Dragons Exalted Uncommon 77/124 Dragon Blade U 033/050
Aggron Metal Dragons Exalted Rare Holo 80/124 Dragon Blast R 037/050
Deino Dragon Dragons Exalted Common 94/124 Hydreigon Half Deck   007/015
Zweilous Dragon Dragons Exalted Uncommon 95/124 Dragon Blast U 041/050
Zweilous Dragon Dragons Exalted Uncommon 96/124 Hydreigon Half Deck   008/015
Hydreigon Dragon Dragons Exalted Rare Holo 97/124 Dragon Blast R 042/050
Aipom Colorless Dragons Exalted Common 99/124 Dragon Blast C 043/050
Slaking Colorless Dragons Exalted Rare Holo 103/124 Dragon Blade R 043/050
Swablu Colorless Dragons Exalted Uncommon 104/124 Dragon Blade C 044/050
Bouffalant Colorless Dragons Exalted Uncommon 110/124 Dragon Blade R 045/050
Braviary Colorless Plasma Storm Rare 116/135 BW-P Promotional cards   137/BW-P
Altaria Dragon BW Black Star Promos   BW48 BW-P Promotional cards   148/BW-P
Gothitelle Psychic Legendary Treasures Rare Holo 72/113 EX Battle Boost   057/093
Zoroark Darkness Legendary Treasures Rare Holo 90/113 EX Battle Boost   074/093

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese N的城堡 N dīk Sìhngbóu
Mandarin N的城堡 N de Chéngbǎo *
N之城 N zhī Chéng *
France Flag.png European French Palais de N
Germany Flag.png German Schloss von N
Italy Flag.png Italian Palazzo di N
South Korea Flag.png Korean N의 성 N-ui Seong
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese O Castelo de N
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Palacio de N
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Lâu đài của đức vua N

Plasma-logo.png Team Plasma Plasma-logo.png
N's CastleP2 LaboratoryPlasma Frigate
Seven Sages
Zinzolin OD.pngGormwalkdown.pngBroniuswalkdown.pngGhetsis OD.pngGiallowalkdown.pngRyokuwalkdown.pngRoodwalkdown.png
ZinzolinGormBroniusGhetsis (Masters)GialloRyokuRood
Other members
Anthea OD.png Concordia OD.png Colress OD.png Shadow Triad OD.pngShadow Triad OD.pngShadow Triad OD.png Team Plasma M BW OD.pngTeam Plasma F BW OD.pngTeam Plasma M OD.pngTeam Plasma F OD.png
Anthea Concordia Colress
Shadow Triad Grunts
Animation and manga
AldithBarretSchwarz and WeissTogariWhitleyWhitley's mom

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