Old Chateau

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Old Chateau 森の洋館
Forest Manor
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Old Chateau BDSP.png
Map description: Deep in the forest is the Old Chateau. It is falling into disrepair after being abandoned by its owner.
Location: Eterna Forest*
Region: Sinnoh
Generations: IV, VIII
Sinnoh Eterna Forest Map.png
Location of Old Chateau in Sinnoh.
Pokémon world locations

The Old Chateau (Japanese: 森の洋館 Forest Manor) is an abandoned manor house near the exit of the Eterna Forest.

Its Japanese name is the same as that of the Old Gateau, with the difference being that the Old Gateau is instead spelled as もりのヨウカン (with the second word in katakana instead of hiragana). According to Nob Ogasawara, he was able to keep the Old Chateau/Old Gateau pun in the English versions in part due to him being able to give more input in the localization process from Generation III onward.[1]


Room with Rotom's TV

The Old Chateau is located deep within Eterna Forest, near the Route 205 entry point from Eterna City. It cannot be reached without using Cut on an obstructive small tree. The manor is known to be haunted, scaring many citizens of Eterna City, especially Gardenia, who sometimes appears before it cowering in fear at the urban legends related to it.

Upon entering, the Old Chateau appears to be old and abandoned. The first room encountered is the foyer, which has two flights of stairs both leading to the second floor. Between the foyer's staircases is a door to the dining hall, where a long wooden table dominates the room. The kitchen area is found to the left side of the table. Just outside of the room stands a strange statue with an ominous aura that appears to be glaring.

On the second floor, left and right of the main room extends a library, where old books are crammed into bookshelves. There are also four bedrooms that can be accessed by traveling further up to the first floor. In one of the rooms there is a TV that is on and displaying a plain, white, flickering screen. The TV is inhabited by a wild Rotom, which comes out exclusively at night to initiate a battle (in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, this requires entering the Hall of Fame and obtaining the National Pokédex). In Generation VIII, the player will automatically obtain the Secret Key upon catching Rotom. In another room, there is a portrait with glowing red eyes that stare at and seem to follow the player.


Occasionally, the ghosts of a little girl and a butler appear in the rightmost bedroom on the second floor and in the dining hall, respectively. They cannot be interacted with and move by floating.

  • The little girl appears when the player enters the fourth room from the west, which is next to the bedroom where she randomly "appears". When this happens, she looks to the left, where the player is, then moves towards the exit, never being seen on the other side. This can only occur when the player enters this particular room because the game loads a different map depending on the room entered, and the little girl is only programmed to appear in the map of the fourth room.
  • The butler appears to be sitting at the other side of the table in the dining room. The player walks forward and he starts moving to the left—leaving the game window—as if going to the kitchen area, but never appearing there.


In Pokémon Platinum, one of the books on the floor in the library is just barely readable. It says:

It's an old notebook. There's something scrawled in it...

"Som...hing so pecu...r shou... make off ...ith the mot..."

The rest of the pages are blank.

In Japanese:

ふるびた ほんに かきなぐった あとが ある⋯⋯

あんな えたいのしれ⋯⋯ ⋯⋯に モ⋯⋯を もっていかれる とは⋯⋯

あとは まっしろだ⋯⋯

It most likely is meant to say: "Something so peculiar should make off with the motor."


Item Location Games
Old Gateau Old Gateau 2F, in the room west of the entrance  D  P  Pt  BD  SP 
Antidote Antidote 1F Dining Area, in the northern trash can on the west side (hidden)  D  P  BD  SP 
Honey Honey 1F Dining Area, in a box on the west side (hidden)  Pt 
Rare Candy Rare Candy 1F Dining Area, on the west side  Pt 
Big Pearl Big Pearl 1F Dining Area, on the east side  Pt 
TM Normal VI TM90 (Substitute) 2F, in the easternmost bedroom  D  P  Pt  BD  SP 
Dread Plate Dread Plate 2F, in the westernmost bedroom  D  P  Pt  BD  SP 
Secret Key IV Secret Key 2F, automatically obtained after catching Rotom (requires National Pokédex)  BD  SP 


Generation IV

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Morning Day Night
Gastly Gastly
D P Pt
Building Walking
12-16 100%
Gastly Gastly
D P Pt
Building Walking
14-17 100%
Special Pokémon
All rooms, except room with eyes
Haunter Haunter
D P Pt
Any Generation III game Dual-slot
Any Gen III
16 8%
Special Pokémon
Room with eyes
Haunter Haunter
D P Pt
Any Generation III game Dual-slot
Any Gen III
16 4%
Gengar Gengar
D P Pt
Any Generation III game Dual-slot
Any Gen III
16 4%
Gengar Gengar
D P Pt
Any Generation III game Dual-slot
Any Gen III
17 8%
Special Pokémon
Rotom Rotom
D P Pt
Premier Ball Only one
15 - - One
Rotom Rotom
D P Pt
Premier Ball Only one
20 - - 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.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Morning Day Night
12-16 100%
Special Pokémon
Premier Ball
Only one
15 - - 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.



Diamond Pearl Platinum Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Old Chateau DPPt.png Old Chateau BDSP.png


Version 1F & 2F: Entrance and Side Rooms 1F Dining Area 2F
Diamond Old Chateau entrance DPPt.png Old Chateau dining room DPPt.png Old Chateau 2F DPPt.png

In the anime

The Old Chateau in the anime

Main series

The Old Chateau is located in Canalave City in the anime. In complete contrast to the games, it's a popular well-kept locale where it also serves as a hotel. There, people can make the Old Gateau using the instructions and ingredients found there. It is also run with an automated voice to guide visitors.

In Get Your Rotom Running!, it was abandoned for a while due to electricity problems triggered by a recent thunderstorm. As a result, a Rotom took shelter there for a while to play with visitors by possessing different appliances.

Pokémon Generations

The Old Chateau in Pokémon Generations

The Old Chateau appeared as the focus point of The Old Chateau. Cheryl and her Chansey were drawn there while looking for a place to stay overnight while exploring the Eterna Forest. While inside, the two were tricked and eventually attacked by the ghosts of a butler and a little girl. Due to a glamour trick placed by the ghosts, it at first appears to be a pleasant brightly-lit mansion, but the ending reveals it's completely run down and abandoned.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

The Old Chateau in Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl chapter

In Robust Rotom, Diamond and Pearl discovered the Old Chateau while leading Platinum through the Eterna Forest. Platinum, unaware that the manor-like building had long been deserted, decided that she and her bodyguards stay overnight inside. During their stay, a globe of energy emerged around Diamond and Pearl, spooking them in the process. Diamond managed to trap the energy globe into a television in one of the rooms. Subsequently, the trio enjoyed a peaceful night's sleep before leaving the next morning.

Platinum chapter

In Unplugging Rotom (Heat, Wash, Mow, Fan, Frost), Diamond and Pearl returned to the Old Chateau to seek out the Pokémon they had seen before, as they were co-operating with the Sinnoh Pokémon Association to stop Charon from capturing the Legendary and Mythical Pokémon listed in his notebook, with the Old Chateau's Rotom being listed among them. After making Rotom emerge from the television, the two Pokédex holders chased it to Eterna City.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 森之洋館 Sām-jī Yèuhnggún *
森林的洋房 Sāmlàhm-dīk Yèuhngfòhng *
Mandarin 森之洋館 / 森之洋馆 Sēn-zhī Yángguǎn *
森林里的洋房 Sēnlínlǐ-de Yángfáng *
森林洋房 Sēnlín Yángfáng *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Oude chateau
Finland Flag.png Finnish Vanha Chateau
France Flag.png French Vieux Château
Germany Flag.png German Alte Villa
Italy Flag.png Italian Antico Château
South Korea Flag.png Korean 숲의 양옥집 Sup-ui Yang-okjip
숲속의 서양식 저택 Supsog-ui Seoyangsik Jeotaek (PG10)
Poland Flag.png Polish Stara Piekarnia
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Antiga Mansão (PG10)
Velho Chateau (DP105)
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Viejo Chateau
Spain Flag.png Spain Vieja Mansión
Viejo Castillo*
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Eski Konak
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Biệt trang trong rừng


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