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
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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. 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 PokémonDollar.png50 for a child's ticket.

In the games


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 PokémonDollar.png50 admission fee.

Once the ability to use Cut out of battle is gained, 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 Cinnabar Island's Pokémon Lab in Generation I and FireRed and LeafGreen. 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 starter Pokémon from him at the Silph Co., inspecting a meteorite exhibit.


Kabutops Fossil
Aerodactyl Fossil

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 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.

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 Cut)  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
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
138 Omanyte
Helix Fossil Revive
Helix Fossil
20 Fossil
140 Kabuto
Dome Fossil Revive
Dome Fossil
20 Fossil
142 Aerodactyl
Old Amber Revive
Old Amber
20 Fossil
345 Lileep
Root Fossil Revive
Root Fossil
20 Fossil
347 Anorith
Claw Fossil Revive
Claw Fossil
20 Fossil
408 Cranidos
Skull Fossil Revive
Skull Fossil
20 Fossil
410 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.


Inside design

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Generation I Generation III Generation IV

Outside design

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Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV

In the anime

Pewter Museum of Science in Pokémon Origins

In the main series

In the anime, Seymour is a researcher from the museum; however, this isn't mentioned in the dub.

In Pokémon Origins

Red was seen visiting 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 the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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 freeze them in place. Giovanni later killed the Magmar with his Cloyster when they regained consciousness.

The museum was later rebuilt, and during the invasion of the armies of the Elite Four in the Yellow chapter, Brock had one of his Geodude protect a Kabuto kept there. After the ordeal, Brock took Kabuto under his ownership and later evolved it into a Kabutops.


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 *
Finland Flag.png Finnish 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
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Museu de Ciências de Pewter
Russia Flag.png Russian Музей науки Пьютер-Сити Muzey nauki P'yuter-Siti
Spain Flag.png Spanish Museo de la Ciencia de Ciudad Plateada
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Viện bảo tàng Khoa học Nibi


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