Space-Time Towers

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Space-Time Towers
時空の塔 Space-Time Towers
Space-Time Tower.png
Ash, Brock, and Dawn looking at the towers
Region Sinnoh
Debut The Rise of Darkrai

The Space-Time Towers (Japanese: 時空 Space-Time Towers) are two anime-exclusive buildings located in Alamos Town, Sinnoh. They first appeared in A Secret Sphere of Influence, albeit as a diorama in the Eterna Historical Museum, and then had a major role in The Rise of Darkrai. The Space-Time Towers were designed by Godey and constructed a century ago. Besides being buildings, they are the largest musical instrument in the Pokémon world.

The Space-Time Towers were vital for the safety of Alamos Town during the events of the movie. When played, the song Oración, which is able to calm the fiercest rage, soothed Dialga and Palkia and saved the town from destruction. The towers later appeared in flashbacks in both Giratina and the Sky Warrior and Arceus and the Jewel of Life. They also briefly appeared in I Choose You!, which is set in a timeline different from the main series.

Construction background

The origin of the Space-Time Towers was discovered through entries on Godey's diaries, which are kept by his great-grandson Tonio. Godey once had a nightmare caused by Darkrai in which a fight between Palkia and Dialga broke out in Alamos Town. The clash of the two Legendary Pokémon was of such magnitude that it destroyed the entire town.

When the towers were under construction, Godey witnessed Alicia playing Oración in the town's garden. Seeing how the song was able to comfort and relieve others, he thought of developing a musical instrument that would play the song in case the events in his nightmare became a reality. Godey's main purpose was to leave Oración for future generations, as he expected the song to bring peace to the furious Pokémon that Darkrai was informing him about.

Design

Within the Space Tower (Japanese: 空間 Space Tower) are large, pink-colored spheres rotating on orbits. Within the Time Tower (Japanese: 時間 Time Tower) are large, blue-colored pendulums swinging back and forth. At the center, there is a mural depicting Alicia sitting on a tree branch and playing Oración to a group of wild Pokémon. Tonio's laboratory is located on the basement, where he conducts research on the mysterious events occurring in his hometown.

Outside in between the two towers is a long and thin winding staircase, leading up to the top of the tower. On the topmost floor lies a large machine that plays music by inserting special disks into a place-holder and pulling a lever. This is a similar function as a piano, but the strings are aligned in a cylinder.

The building also serves as a Contest Hall, attracting a number of Pokémon Coordinators who wish to compete for the Alamos Ribbon. In contrast with many modern Contest Halls, where spectators sit in the stands, the Alamos Hall has several rows of seats at stage level in addition to a sloped seating area.

Gallery

Interior

Lobby Space Tower Time Tower Contest Hall
Space-Time Tower interior.png Space Tower interior.png Time Tower interior.png Alamos Town Contest Hall interior.png

Exterior

Bird's-eye view Night view Music room Contest Hall
Space-Time Towers birds-eye view.png Space-Time Towers night view.png Space-Time Towers music room.png Alamos Town Contest Hall.png

Trivia

Names

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 時空之塔 Shíkōng-zhī Tǎ
Finland Flag.png Finnish Aika-avaruus-tornit
France Flag.png French Tour de l'Espace-Temps
Germany Flag.png German Raum-Zeit Türme
Italy Flag.png Italian Torre Spazio-Tempo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 시공의 탑 Sigong-ui Tab
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Torre Espaço-Tempo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Torres del Espacio y Tiempo


Anime-exclusive locations in Sinnoh
Alamos TownAmber CastleArrowroot TownB-Button League HeadquartersBeach Rose TownBewilder ForestBrussel TownCamellia Town
Celestic Town Historical Research CenterChocovine TownCrown CityDandelion IslandDaybreak TownDiablo's OceanDustox Flower Field
Emeragrove TownEterna Historical MuseumGerbera TownGracideaGreenstation TownLake PsyduckLily of the Valley IslandLilypad Town
Lucario KingdomMajolica TownMetagross MountainMichina TownMt. ShadyNeighborly TownPokémon Summer AcademySage Town
Sandalstraw TownShelter TownSpace-Time TowersSquallvilleSummit RuinsSunyshore TowerTen'i VillageXatu's Forest
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