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Stow-on-Side ラテラルタウン
Lateral Town
"A vibrant town that has grown up around an ancient mural tucked away in the mountains."
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Map description
Stow-on-Side Gym - Galar Gym #4Sw
specialist Gym
Fighting Badge
Fighting Badge
Stow-on-Side Gym - Galar Gym #4Sh
specialist Gym
Ghost Badge
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Stow-on-Side Gym - Galar Gym #4Sw
specialist Gym
Fighting Badge
Fighting Badge
[[| League]]
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Champion [[{{{champion}}}|{{{champion}}}]]
[[| League]]
Elite Four
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Glimwood Tangle
Route 6
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Location of Stow-on-Side in Galar.

Stow-on-Side (Japanese: ラテラルタウン Lateral Town) is a town situated in the west-central Galar region. It connects to Route 6 in the east and Glimwood Tangle in the north. It houses the Stow-on-Side Stadium, the fourth Gym in Galar's Gym Challenge.


A vibrant town that has grown up around an ancient mural tucked away in the mountains. (Japanese: 古代の 芸術を 中心に えてきた 山間の  A town in the mountains that has flourished around ancient art.)

Places of interest

The upper, northern part of Stow-on-Side consists of a Y-shaped intersection of paths. The Stow-on-Side Stadium sits at the intersection; the western path, up the stairs, leads to the ancient mural; and the eastern path leads to Glimwood Tangle. The lower, southern part of Stow-on-Side consists of a wide market area that houses the bargain shop, valuable item buyer's stall, and a Pokémon Center.

Stow-on-Side Stadium

Main article: Stow-on-Side Stadium

Stow-on-Side Stadium is the town's official Gym. In Pokémon Sword, it is led by the Fighting-type expert Bea, while in Pokémon Shield, its leader is the Ghost-type expert Allister.

Ancient mural

At the northernmost point of the town, up two flights of stairs, a colorful recreation of an ancient mural covers a large stone wall. During the game's story, Bede attempts to destroy the mural to find Wishing Stars, causing it to collapse. The mural's collapse reveals a hidden chamber that contains statues of Zacian, Zamazenta, and the twin kings of ancient Galar.

Bargain shop

The bargain shop sits just to the west of the Pokémon Center. The shopkeeper will sell the player one item per day for PokémonDollar.png3,000. If asked, the shopkeeper will also tell the player which item the shop will sell the next day. If the player does not purchase the daily item from the bargain shop, the shop will sell that item the following day for PokémonDollar.png5,000.

During the post-game, the shopkeeper gives the player various legendary artifacts if the player owns the appropriate Legendary or Mythical Pokémon.

Valuable item buyer

A man next to the bargain shop will buy one valuable item from the player per day at a higher price than what a Poké Mart would offer. The highest purchase price difference — a PokémonDollar.png17,500 increase from the normal price — is available for a Balm Mushroom, Pearl String, or Comet Shard.

Item buyer
Tiny Mushroom Tiny Mushroom
Pokémon Dollar2,000
Pearl Pearl
Pokémon Dollar3,000
Stardust Stardust
Pokémon Dollar4,000
Big Mushroom Big Mushroom
Pokémon Dollar10,000
Rare Bone Rare Bone
Pokémon Dollar11,111
Big Pearl Big Pearl
Pokémon Dollar12,000
Star Piece Star Piece
Pokémon Dollar14,000
Balm Mushroom Balm Mushroom
Pokémon Dollar25,000
Pearl String Pearl String
Pokémon Dollar27,500
Comet Shard Comet Shard
Pokémon Dollar30,000

Pokémon Center

The Stow-on-Side Pokémon Center is located in the southeast of the town, right next to the Route 6 exit.

Poké Mart

As with all Pokémon Centers in Galar, the Stow-on-Side Pokémon Center contains a Poké Mart.

Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar800
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar200
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion4 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1,500
Max Potion Max Potion7 Badges
Pokémon Dollar2,500
Full Restore Full Restore8 Badges
Pokémon Dollar3,000
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar200
Burn Heal Burn Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Ice Heal Ice Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar200
Paralyze Heal Paralyze Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Full Heal Full Heal6 Badges
Pokémon Dollar400
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar2,000
Repel Repel
Pokémon Dollar400
Super Repel Super Repel5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar700
Max Repel Max Repel7 Badges
Pokémon Dollar900
Poké Doll Poké Doll
Pokémon Dollar300


Pokémon Sword and Shield

Stow-on-Side has a population of 44.


Item Location Games
Dusk Stone Dusk Stone In a corner behind the Pokémon Center  Sw  Sh 
Fossilized Bird Fossilized Bird ×2 From a man on the left-hand side of the Pokémon Center  Sw 
Fossilized Drake Fossilized Drake ×2 From a man on the left-hand side of the Pokémon Center  Sh 
Rare Bone Rare Bone ×3 On the lower tier accessible via ladders in the south of town, next to a group of bags (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
Rocky Helmet Rocky Helmet On the lower tier accessible via ladders in the south of town  Sw  Sh 
Metal Coat Metal Coat On the roof accessible via the ladder in the west of the town (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
TM Poison VI TM74 (Venoshock) On the roof accessible via the ladder in the west of the town  Sw  Sh 
X Sp. Atk X Sp. Atk ×2 To the left of the Bronzong (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
None Bea's League Card From Opal after defeating Hop  Sw 
None Allister's League Card From Opal after defeating Hop  Sh 
TM Flying VI TM06 (Fly) From a Cabbie in the house right below the stairs  Sw  Sh 
Cracked Pot Cracked Pot On the roof accessible via the ladder on the right side of the stairs  Sw  Sh 
Max Revive Max Revive On the left side of the first platform on the way to the mural (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
Revive Revive ×2 From Sonia after the mural collapses  Sw  Sh 
Beast Ball Beast Ball From the bargain shop keeper after becoming Champion  Sw  Sh 
Soul Dew Soul Dew From the bargain shop keeper, if the player owns a Latias or Latios  Sw  Sh 
Adamant Orb Adamant Orb From the bargain shop keeper, if the player owns a Dialga  Sw  Sh 
Lustrous Orb Lustrous Orb From the bargain shop keeper, if the player owns a Palkia  Sw  Sh 
Griseous Orb Griseous Orb From the bargain shop keeper, if the player owns a Giratina  Sw  Sh 
Reveal Glass Reveal Glass From the bargain shop keeper, if the player owns a Tornadus, Thundurus, or Landorus  Sw  Sh 
DNA Splicers DNA Splicers From the bargain shop keeper, if the player owns a Kyurem  Sw  Sh 
Shock Drive Shock Drive From the bargain shop keeper, if the player owns a Genesect  Sw  Sh 
Burn Drive Burn Drive From the bargain shop keeper, if the player owns a Genesect  Sw  Sh 
Chill Drive Chill Drive From the bargain shop keeper, if the player owns a Genesect  Sw  Sh 
Douse Drive Douse Drive From the bargain shop keeper, if the player owns a Genesect  Sw  Sh 
Zygarde Cube Zygarde Cube From the bargain shop keeper, if the player owns a Zygarde  Sw  Sh 
N-Solarizer N-Solarizer From the bargain shop keeper, if the player owns a Necrozma  Sw  Sh 
N-Lunarizer N-Lunarizer From the bargain shop keeper, if the player owns a Necrozma  Sw  Sh 


A man sitting on a western building's rooftop will offer to trade the player his HatennaSw/ImpidimpSh nicknamed "Fringe"Sw/"Peepers"Sh in exchange for a Maractus.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Special Pokémon
Sw Sh
30 One
Sw Sh
30 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.


Grookey If the player chose Grookey:

Scorbunny If the player chose Scorbunny:

Sobble If the player chose Sobble:

After defeating BeaSw/AllisterSh

In the anime

Stow-on-Side in the anime

Stow-on-Side first appeared in Sword and Shield: The Darkest Day!, where Sonia took Goh to visit the ancient mural. When they were about to leave, one of Oleana's subordinates attacked them with his Gigantamax Garbodor. In response, Goh Dynamaxed his Raboot. During the ensuing battle, Raboot accidentally destroyed the mural, revealing a set of statues hidden behind it. The battle concluded in the next episode, with Raboot defeating its opponent. After examining the statues and identifying them as Zacian and Zamazenta, Goh and Sonia headed to the Slumbering Weald to go find the two Legendary Pokémon.

In Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken!, a Galarian Yamask was shown to have involuntarily Dynamaxed at Stow-on-Side due to Eternatus's influence. Once Eternatus was defeated and the Darkest Day ended, it reverted back to normal.

In Battle Three With Bea!, Ash and Goh traveled to Stow-on-Side for Ash's World Coronation Series rematch against Bea. They were soon joined by Korrina, who declared that she was going to cheer for both Ash and Bea. The battle begun the next day and continued in the next episode, ending with Ash as the victor.

Ash and Goh arrived in Stow-on-Side once more at the end of The Spectral Express!. In the next episode, they visited Allister's Ghost-type Gym to get help in Gigantamaxing Ash's Gengar. After collecting some Max Mushrooms with Allister's help and having him make Max Soup out of them, Ash was able to Gigantamax Gengar at the Stow-on-Side Stadium.


Mural Statues Stadium Pokémon Center Ghost-type Gym
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In the manga

Stow-on-Side in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield chapter

Stow-on-Side first appeared in Glittering!! The Tapestry in the Vault, where Henry, Casey, Marvin, and Professor Magnolia arrived there, accompanied by Opal, whom they had met in Hammerlocke. After their arrival, Henry and Casey prepared to challenge Allister at the Stow-on-Side Stadium, while Professor Magnolia headed to Ballonlea with Opal.

After Henry had won his Gym battle in PASS14, the local mural was attacked by Bede, who was searching for Wishing Stars for Chairman Rose. However, Rose soon appeared in person, and, disappointed in Bede's actions, revoked his Gym Challenger status. Later, Casey also challeged and successfully defeated Allister.

In PASS20, Sonia told Henry, Casey, and Marvin that that damage Bede had caused to the mural had resulted in it breaking apart completely, revealing statues of Zacian and Zamazenta. She theorized that the statues had been hidden in order to prevent the two Pokémon's involvement in the legend about Galar's history from being found out. In PASS28, this was revealed to have been the work of Sordward and Shielbert's family in order to make them seem like the true heroes.


Stadium Mural Statues
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  • The street lamps here are modeled after Chandelure.
  • Stow-on-Side has similarities with Lentimas Town in Unova.
    • Both are desert towns surrounded by mountains.
    • Both have architecture reminiscent of Native American or Spanish colonial styles in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.
  • Stow-on-Side is the only known location with hyphens in its English name.


Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ラテラルタウン Lateral Town From lateral pass
English, Brazilian
Portuguese, Polish
Stow-on-Side From stow (British toponym for place) and onside (not offside) or onside pass (lateral pass in Canadian football)
German Passbeck From Pass, back, and beck (British toponym for stream)
Spanish Pueblo Ladera From ladera (slope)
French Old Chister From old and chistera (flick pass in rugby)
Italian Latermore From lateral and more (British toponym for large)
Korean 래터럴마을 Lateral Maeul From its Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 溯傳鎮 / 溯传镇 Sùchuán Zhèn From 溯 sù / sou (to trace back) and 傳球 / 传球 chuánqiú / chyùhnkàuh (to pass the ball)
Chinese (Cantonese) 溯傳鎮 Souchyùhn Jan

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Slumbering WealdGalar MineGalar Mine No. 2Motostoke Outskirts
Glimwood TangleRoute 9 TunnelRose Tower/Battle TowerEnergy Plant
Wild Area
Meetup SpotRolling FieldsDappled GroveWatchtower RuinsEast Lake AxewellWest Lake Axewell
Axew's EyeSouth Lake MilochGiant's SeatNorth Lake MilochMotostoke RiverbankBridge Field
Stony WildernessDusty BowlGiant's MirrorHammerlocke HillsGiant's CapLake of Outrage
Isle of Armor
Fields of HonorMaster DojoSoothing WetlandsForest of FocusChallenge BeachTower of WatersBrawlers' Cave
Challenge RoadTower of DarknessCourageous CavernLoop LagoonTraining LowlandsWarm-Up Tunnel
Potbottom DesertWorkout SeaStepping-Stone SeaInsular SeaHoneycalm SeaHoneycalm Island
Crown Tundra
Slippery SlopeMax LairFreezingtonFrostpoint FieldGiant's BedRock Peak RuinsIron RuinsOld Cemetery
Snowslide SlopeIceberg RuinsTunnel to the TopPath to the PeakCrown ShrineGiant's FootRoaring-Sea Caves
Frigid SeaThree-Point PassSplit-Decision RuinsBallimere LakeLakeside CaveDyna Tree Hill

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