Petalburg City

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Petalburg City トウカシティ
Touka City
"Where people mingle with nature."
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Map description
A whiff of salt is always in the air in this city, which is skirted by the ocean shore.
Petalburg City Gym - Hoenn Gym #5
Norman
Norman
Normal-type
specialist Gym
Balance Badge
Balance Badge
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Petalburg City Gym - Hoenn Gym #5
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Route 104
Petalburg City
Route 102
Location
Hoenn Petalburg City Map.png
Location of Petalburg City in Hoenn.

Petalburg City (Japanese: トウカシティ Touka City) is located in southwestern Hoenn. Despite Petalburg being the first city with a Gym, the Gym is not accessible until after obtaining four Badges. Norman, the father of the players, is also the Petalburg Gym Leader.

East of Petalburg City is Route 102 and Oldale Town. To the west is Route 104 where Mr. Briney's Cottage and the Petalburg Woods are found.

When a player first arrives at this city, they are prevented from heading out into Route 104 until they go to the Gym and talk to Norman. A boy named Wally will come in asking for help to catch a Pokémon. Using Zigzagoon, a Pokémon Norman lends, and the player's support, Wally catches his first Pokémon: a Ralts.

In Generation III, the Pokémon Center has a man near the PC who will let players put key words on their Trainer Cards.

Slogan

Where people mingle with nature. (Japanese: しぜんと ひとが ふれあう まち The city where people mingle with nature.)

Places of interest

Wally's house

Wally's house is located in the west section of the town, next door to the Gym. Wally, the main rival of Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald, and his family live here. It cannot be visited until after the player has helped Wally catch a Pokémon. After defeating Petalburg Gym, Wally's family will give the player HM03 (Surf).

Petalburg Gym

Main article: Petalburg Gym

The Petalburg Gym is the official Gym of Petalburg City. It is based on Normal-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Norman. Norman is the father of the player in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, and Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. He uses Normal Pokémon and gives out the Balance Badge. Between the entrance and Gym Leader Norman are a series of rooms, each containing a Trainer. The Trainers have special ways to battle, as displayed on the doors leading to their rooms. Once three rooms in a row are completed, they can access the Gym Leader Room with Norman. When defeated, Norman will give the player the Balance Badge as well as TM42 (Facade)RSE or TM67 (Retaliate)ORAS as a reward.

Role

Delta Episode

During the Delta Episode, after Zinnia has stolen the neighbor Brendan/May's Mega Bracelet from them in their house, CourtneyOR/MattAS is here trying to steal Wally's Key Stone from him outside his house, despite Wally insisting he doesn't have it anymore. Upon seeing the player, the villainous team admin decides to battle the player in order to take their Key Stone instead. Upon defeating villainous team admin, they say they are going to head to Meteor Falls.

After the battle, the player receives an Entry Call on their PokéNav Plus from Steven, and requests that the player meet him at the Devon Corporation in Rustboro City to discuss some urgent business.

Demographics

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and Pokémon Emerald the population of Petalburg City is 30. Compared to other Hoenn towns and cities Petalburg City is an average-sized city.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Petalburg City has a total population of 26.

Poké Mart

Generation III
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball4 Badges
Pokémon Dollar600
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion4 Badges
Pokémon Dollar700
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Paralyze Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar250
Escape Rope Escape Rope
Pokémon Dollar550
Repel Repel
Pokémon Dollar350
X Speed X Speed
Pokémon Dollar350
X Attack X Attack
Pokémon Dollar500
X Defense X Defend
Pokémon Dollar550
Orange Mail Orange Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Generation VI
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion2 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Max Potion Max Potion4 Badges
Pokémon Dollar2,500
Full Restore Full Restore5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar3,000
Revive Revive2 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1,500
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Paralyze Heal Paralyze Heal1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Burn Heal Burn Heal1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Ice Heal Ice Heal1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Full Heal Full Heal3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar600
Escape Rope Escape Rope2 Badges
Pokémon Dollar550
Repel Repel1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar350
Super Repel Super Repel2 Badges
Pokémon Dollar500
Max Repel Max Repel3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar700


Items

Item Location Games
HM Water VI HM03 (Surf) Obtained from Wally's father after defeating Norman  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Max Revive Max Revive North of the northeast pond (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Ether Ether South of the southwest pond, on the southwestern shore (requires Surf)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Rare Candy Rare Candy South of the southwest pond, on the southeastern shore (requires Surf) (hidden)  R  S  E  OR  AS 

Pokémon

Generation III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
Marill Marill
R S E
Surfing Surfing
5-35 100%
Fishing
Goldeen Goldeen
R S E
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5-10 30%
Magikarp Magikarp
R S E
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5-10 70%
Goldeen Goldeen
R S E
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-30 20%
Magikarp Magikarp
R S E
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-30 60%
Corphish Corphish
R S E
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-30 20%
Corphish Corphish
R S E
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
20-45 100%
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 VI

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
Marill Marill
OR AS
Surfing Surfing
15 50%
Azumarill Azumarill
OR AS
Surfing Surfing
20, 25 31%
Surskit Surskit
OR AS
Surfing Surfing
15 15%
Masquerain Masquerain
OR AS
Surfing Surfing
25 4%
Fishing
Goldeen Goldeen
OR AS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 35%
Magikarp Magikarp
OR AS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10, 15 65%
Goldeen Goldeen
OR AS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
25 35%
Magikarp Magikarp
OR AS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
25 60%
Corphish Corphish
OR AS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
25 5%
Corphish Corphish
OR AS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30, 35, 40 100%
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.


Trainers

Pokémon Omega Ruby



Pokémon Alpha Sapphire



Appearance

Ruby Sapphire Emerald Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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In the anime

Petalburg City in the anime

In the anime, Petalburg City is the hometown of Norman and Caroline, and their children May and Max. It has a sister city to the north of it, called North Petalburg, where the citizens are obsessed with Norman and his family.

Ash and May first arrived there in There's no Place Like Hoenn. After meeting up with May's family and having an unofficial battle at the local Gym, which Norman won, Ash left together with May and Max. They returned to Petalburg City in Love, Petalburg Style!, where they had a confrontation with Team Rocket. Ash had an official Gym battle with Norman in the following episode. He was successful in defeating Norman this time, earning the Balance Badge.

May and Max returned home in The Scheme Team, following May's participation in the Hoenn Grand Festival and Ash's efforts in the Ever Grande Conference. By The Right Place and the Right Mime, both May and Max had left home again to rejoin Ash in the Kanto region. However, May left behind her Beautifly and Skitty to keep her mother company.

In the manga

Petalburg City in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

In Nixing Nuzleaf, Ruby arrived in Petalburg City. After defeating a group of wild Pokémon trying to attack him, he discovered Wally, whose attempts to catch one of them had caused them to be startled. Ruby offered to help him catch a Pokémon, but Wally told him that someone else was already coming to help him do that. Said person turned out to be Norman, much to Ruby's horror, as he was trying to avoid his father after running away from home to participate in Pokémon Contests. Wally asked Norman to teach him how to catch Pokémon, but Norman refused, since he hadn't been informed of Wally's illness before he had made his promise.

In Brushing Past Breloom, after Ruby had escaped his father's detection and taken Wally back home, Wally told him that his parents didn't want him to catch a Pokémon, so they must've told Norman to refuse helping him. Angered by this, Ruby took Wally to Petalburg Woods to teach him how to catch himself a Pokémon.

In Lombre Larceny, Sapphire helped to free Mr. Stone's Castform after it had gotten stuck in a fountain in Petalburg City. Team Aqua Admins, who had sabotaged the fountain on purpose in order to secretly steal the Devon Parts Mr. Stone was carrying while "saving" Castform, decided to abandon secrecy and directly attacked Mr. Stone, escaping with the parts while Sapphire pursued them to Petalburg Woods.

Trivia

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese トウカシティ Touka City From 橙花 tōka (orange blossom) or 頭花 tōka (flower head)
English, Danish Petalburg City From petal and placename suffix -burg
German Blütenburg City From Blüten (blossoms) and the suffix -burg (castle)
Spanish Ciudad Petalia From pétalo (petal)
Ciudad Petalburgo* From its English name
French Clémenti-ville From clémentine (clementine) and ville (city)
Italian Petalipoli From petalo (petal) and the suffix -poli (city)
Korean 등화도시 Deunghwa Dosi* From 등화 (橙花) deunghwa (orange blossom)
등화시티 Deunghwa City*
Chinese (Mandarin) 橙華市 / 橙华市 Chénghuá Shì From 橙 chéng / cháang (orange) and 華 / 华 huá / wàh (flowery, splendor)
Chinese (Cantonese) 橙華市 Cháangwàh Síh
Norwegian Petalburg-by From its English name
Polish Petalburg From its English name
Braziian Portuguese Cidade de Petalburg From its English name
Russian Петалбург Сити Petalburg Siti Transcription of its English name
Swedish Petalburg-staden From its English name
Vietnamese Thành phố Touka Transcription of its Japanese name


Hoenn
Stone Badge.png Knuckle Badge.png Dynamo Badge.png Heat Badge.png Balance Badge.png Feather Badge.png Mind Badge.png Rain Badge.png
Settlements
Littleroot TownOldale TownPetalburg CityRustboro CityDewford TownSlateport CityMauville CityVerdanturf Town
Fallarbor TownLavaridge TownFortree CityLilycove CityMossdeep CitySootopolis CityPacifidlog TownEver Grande City
Battle FrontierBattle Resort
Routes
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119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133134Underwater
Landmarks
Petalburg WoodsRusturf TunnelIsland CaveGranite CaveAbandoned ShipSea MauvilleOceanic Museum
Seaside Cycling RoadTrick HouseMauville Game CornerNew MauvilleTrainer HillDesert RuinsMirage TowerFiery Path
Jagged PassMt. ChimneyDesert UnderpassMeteor FallsWeather InstituteScorched SlabAncient TombSafari ZoneMt. Pyre
Lilycove MuseumShoal CaveTeam Aqua Hideout • Team Magma Hideout (LilycoveJagged Pass) • Mossdeep Space CenterSeafloor Cavern
Cave of OriginMirage IslandSky PillarVictory RoadSealed ChamberArtisan CaveAltering CaveSouthern IslandMarine CaveTerra Cave
Contest HallBattle MaisonBattle TowerBattle TentSecret IsletSecret MeadowSecret Shore
Mirage spots

Mirage CavesMirage ForestsMirage IslandsMirage Mountains
Crescent IsleFabled CaveGnarled DenNameless CavernPathless PlainTrackless Forest

Access to
Birth IslandFaraway IslandNavel RockSky


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