Pewter Museum of Science

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Pewter Museum of Science ニビ科学博物館
Nibi Museum of Science
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Location: Pewter City
Region: Kanto
Generations: I, III, IV, VII
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Location of Pewter Museum of Science in Kanto.
Pokémon world locations

The Pewter Museum of Science (Japanese: ニビ科学博物館 Nibi Museum of Science) is located in the north side of Pewter City, Kanto, and is one of the city's main attractions.

In the core series games

The Pewter Museum of Science hosts a wide range of attractions and exhibits, largely based around space and Fossil exploration. The museum holds a huge collection of artifacts, including rocks from the moon, space shuttles, and Fossils of ancient Pokémon. The admission is $50 for a child's ticket.


Pewter Museum of Science's side door

There are two floors to explore in the Pewter Museum of Science. The first floor holds the front desk and a Fossil exhibit containing the Fossils of Aerodactyl and Kabutops. MissingNo. may use these sprites, depending on its index number. The second floor hosts a space exhibit, featuring a Space Shuttle and Moon Stone that fell onto Mt. Moon. The player is able to explore the museum at any time, after paying the $50 admission fee.

Pewter Museum of Science's side entrance

Once the ability to use Cut out of battle has been gainedRBYFRLG or the Secret Technique Chop Down has been learnedPE, the player can sneak into the back of the museum and acquire the Old Amber from a scientist there, allowing the player to revive an Aerodactyl later in the game. In FireRed and LeafGreen, there is also a Move Tutor who will teach Seismic Toss.

In Generation II, the museum is closed due to renovations.

In Generation IV, the museum is open for business, but the major exhibitions are elsewhere, so entry is free. There is only one floor in this generation. There is a scientist in the museum who will revive a player's Fossils, much like the scientist at the Cinnabar Lab in Generations I, III, and VII. This is due to the fact that Fossils can be found under rocks using Rock Smash, unlike in Generation II, where players were required to transfer Fossil Pokémon from the Generation I games using the Time Capsule. Steven Stone, former Champion of the Hoenn region, will also appear here after the player has received a Hoenn first partner Pokémon from him at the Silph Co., inspecting a meteorite exhibit.


The Pewter Museum of Science hosts a wide array of different exhibits and attractions. The first floor contains Fossil exhibits, including Fossils of Aerodactyl and Kabutops, the rare, prehistoric Pokémon. The second floor has a space exhibit featuring a model of a Space Shuttle, and a rock, most likely a Moon Stone, that fell onto Mt. Moon in the form of a meteorite. In Generation VII, a model replica of an Aerodactyl is present next to its fossil, now stored in a glass case.

In the Generation I games and their Generation III remakes, an old man on the second floor of the museum states: "July 20, 1969! Humankind first set foot on the moon that day. I bought a color TV just so I could watch that news." July 20, 1969 was indeed the date that humans first landed on Earth's Moon in the real world with the Apollo 11 flight. In Generation VII, he also talks about humankind's plans to set foot on Mars.

Aerodactyl Fossil

Kabutops Fossil


Enigma Stone event

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, if the event item, Enigma Stone, is taken to the Pewter Museum of Science, traveling Pokémon Champion Steven Stone will have a researcher from the museum examine the stone. The researcher then discovers that it is really the Soul Dew, an item said to be the crystallized souls of Latias and Latios. After this brief encounter, depending on the game version, one of the twin dragons will appear outside of the Museum, giving the player an opportunity to capture it. If the player does not engage in a battle with the Latios or Latias, it will remain there until the player has done so.


Item Location Games
Old Amber Old Amber Received from a Scientist inside the back room of the museum (requires CutRBYFRLG/Chop DownPE)  R  B  Y  FR  LG  P  E 
Pretty Wing Pretty Wing ×10 Received from a Scientist inside the back room of the museum after showing him an Aerodactyl (requires Chop Down)  P  E 
Soul Dew Soul Dew Received from a scientist inside the museum after showing him the Enigma Stone  HG  SS 


Generation IV

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Gift Pokémon
Omanyte Omanyte
Helix Fossil Revive
Helix Fossil
20 Fossil
Kabuto Kabuto
Dome Fossil Revive
Dome Fossil
20 Fossil
Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Old Amber Revive
Old Amber
20 Fossil
Lileep Lileep
Root Fossil Revive
Root Fossil
20 Fossil
Anorith Anorith
Claw Fossil Revive
Claw Fossil
20 Fossil
Cranidos Cranidos
Skull Fossil Revive
Skull Fossil
20 Fossil
Shieldon Shieldon
Armor Fossil Revive
Armor Fossil
20 Fossil
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 VII

All of these Trainers appear at the museum once the player has become Champion.

Trainer Pokémon
Master Trainer
Hiker Hisato
Hiker Hisato
トオル Tōru
Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Lv.75
Roost Fly
Toxic Iron Tail
Master Trainer
Hiker Valentino
Hiker Valentino
マサテル Masateru
Golem Golem Lv.75
Dig Fire Punch
Defense Curl Protect


Inside design

Pewter Museum of Science interior RBY.png Pewter Museum of Science interior FRLG.png Pewter Museum of Science interior HGSS.png Pewter Museum Left Entance LGPE.png
Generation I Generation III Generation IV Generation VII

Outside design

Pewter Museum of Science RBY.png Pewter Museum of Science GSC.png Pewter Museum of Science FRLG.png Pewter Museum of Science HGSS.png Pewter Museum Exterior LGPE.png
Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV Generation VII

In the anime

Pewter Museum of Science in the anime

Main series

In Clefairy and the Moon Stone, Seymour mentioned he's a researcher from the Pewter Museum, although this isn't mentioned in the English dub.

The Museum itself appeared in Restore and Renew!. Ash, Goh, and Chloe originally visited the museum to see the recently revived giant Shieldon, but as the exhibit was closed for the day, they instead decided to dig up Fossils at the local digging site. After hours of digging, Goh managed to find an Old Amber, which was placed into a revival machine.

Team Rocket, wanting to steal the revived Pokémon for themselves, accelerated the revival process while no one was looking, causing the machine to be destroyed as the revived Aerodactyl emerged from it prematurely. Goh chased the Aerodactyl into the museum exhibit and battled it with his Golurk to get it under control, while Ash battled Team Rocket. In the end, Ash defeated Team Rocket and Goh managed to calm down and catch the Aerodactyl.

The Pewter Museum of Science is run by its overly enthusiastic Curator. The facility features a large biodome that houses many revived Fossil Pokémon, a fossil restoration machine, and an outdoor excavation site where visitors are allowed to try uncovering Fossils for themselves.

Pokémon seen at the Museum

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Shieldon (giant)*
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Goh Aerodactyl.png
Old Amber → Aerodactyl

Pokémon Origins

Pewter Museum of Science in Pokémon Origins

Red visited the Pewter Museum of Science in File 1: Red, where he overheard two girls talking about the local Gym Leader, Brock.

In the manga

Pewter Museum of Science in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue arc

In Make Way For Magmar!, the museum was burned down by two wild Magmar. While traveling with Giovanni, Red came across the burning museum, and used his Sandshrew's Sand Attack to immobilize the Magmar. Once Red had left after receiving an Old Amber as a gift, Giovanni killed the Spitfire Pokémon with his Cloyster when they regained consciousness.

Yellow arc

In Striking Golduck, during the invasion of the armies of the Elite Four, Brock had one of his Geodude protect a Kabuto kept at the rebuilt museum. After the ordeal, Brock took Kabuto under his ownership and later evolved it into a Kabutops.

In the magazines

Explanation about the Pewter Museum
(Pokémon Power magazine)

Pokémon Power

In Pokémon Power (issue 1, page 3), it is said that the fossil exhibit has recently opened and that it contains fossils discovered in the caves beneath Mt. Moon.

The curator of the museum is named Professor Phineas Fogg. His name appears to be based on Phileas Fogg, the protagonist of the 1872 Jules Verne novel Around the World in Eighty Days.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 深灰科學博物館 Sāmfūi Fōhohk Bokmahtgún *
科學博物館 Fōhohk Bokmahtgún *
Mandarin 深灰科學博物館 / 深灰科学博物馆 Shēnhuī Kēxué Bówùguǎn *
尼比市科學博物館 / 尼比市科学博物馆 Níbǐ Shì Kēxué Bówùguǎn *
科學博物館 / 科学博物馆 Kēxué Bówùguǎn *
深灰市科学博物馆 Shēnhuī Shì Kēxué Bówùguǎn *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Pewterské přírodovědné muzeum
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pewterin tiedemuseo
France Flag.png French Musée des Sciences d'Argenta
Germany Flag.png German Marmorias Museum der Wissenschaft
Italy Flag.png Italian Museo della Scienza di Plumbeopoli
South Korea Flag.png Korean 회색시티 과학 박물관 Hoesaek City Gwahak Bakmulgwan
Poland Flag.png Polish Muzeum Nauki Marmorii
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Museu de Ciências Pewter (anime)
Museu de Ciências de Pewter (manga)
Russia Flag.png Russian Музей науки Пьютер-Сити Muzey nauki P'yuter-Siti
Spain Flag.png Spanish Museo de la Ciencia de Ciudad Plateada
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Pewter Bilim Müzesi
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Viện bảo tàng Khoa học Nibi


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