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Location of Verdanturf Town in Hoenn.
Verdanturf Town (Japanese: シダケタウン Shidake Town) is a small, quaint town nestled between the mountains and the plains in central-western Hoenn. It is well known for its very clean air.
Wally is sent to live here with his aunt, uncle, and cousin, Wanda, to improve his health. The town features a Contest Hall in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, as well as in their Generation VI remakes, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. In Pokémon Emerald, however, the Contest Hall is replaced with a Battle Tent.
There are two ways out of Verdanturf: to the east is Route 117 towards Mauville City; and to the north is the Rusturf Tunnel, which was being constructed to link Rustboro and Verdanturf. However, the construction disturbed the local Whismur who lived in the tunnel, and so it was canceled. Wanda's boyfriend tried to dig the tunnel himself but was unable to do it. After the player gets the Dynamo Badge, they can use Rock Smash to complete the tunnel and open a path to Route 116.
The windswept highlands with the sweet fragrance of grass. (Japanese: くさの においの かぜふく こうげん The highlands where the grass-scented wind blows.)
Places of interest
- Main article: Contest Hall
In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the Verdanturf Town Contest Hall is where Normal Rank Pokémon Contests are held. It is also where Pokémon Coordinators can register their Contest Passes. A sign outside the building reads:
- Main article: Battle Tent
Wanda and most of her family live on the south side of the town. Wally is sent to live here to improve his health, but is only seen at Wanda's house after the player battles Wally in Mauville City. After the player obtains the Balance Badge, Wally will no longer be at Wanda's house.
In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, there is a little girl between the houses of Wanda and the friendship rater who has lost her Shroomish. She mentions it went missing somewhere near the sign. If the player reads the sign after talking to the girl, the Shroomish will come out from behind the sign and return to the girl. As a reward for finding it, the little girl will give the player the Intriguing Stone.
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
In Pokémon Emerald, the population of Verdanturf Town is 24, making it the third-largest town in Hoenn.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
|Lower cashier (Generation VI)
|Upper cashier (Generation VI)
|By the southeast edge of town, at the end of a path accessible from Route 117
|By the southeast edge of town, at the end of a path accessible from Route 117 (hidden)
|A gift from the little girl in the southwest of town for finding her Shroomish
|A gift from Wanda in her house for clearing the breakable rocks from Rusturf Tunnel, after defeating or capturing GroudonOR/KyogreAS
Contest Hall/Battle Tent
|From a womanRSE/LassORAS inside the Contest HallRSORAS/Battle TentE
|R S E OR AS
|From the Contest receptionist
|Prize for winning a Contest with a Pokémon that has won a Master Rank Contest before and already has a Ribbon of the won category and rank
|Reward for clearing the Battle Tent
|From Lisia upon approaching the Contest Hall reception for the first time (can be received at any Contest Hall)
|From Lisia after defeating her in a Master Rank Contest (can be received at any Contest Hall)
|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.
In the anime
In the anime, Verdanturf Town was shown to have a fairly luxurious neighborhood. It is the hometown of Morrison, a Pokémon Trainer and one of Ash's rivals in the Ever Grande Conference. Among the town's current residents are Timmy Grimm and his parents, Tommy Grimm and Mrs. Grimm, who live in a mansion.
Ash, May, Max, and Brock arrived in Verdanturf Town in Disaster of Disguise, where they met up with Drew again. Drew was planning to compete in the town's Pokémon Contest. However, after his Roselia was injured in a battle against Timmy's Dusclops, he took it to the Pokémon Center and decided not to participate.
In Disguise Da Limit!, May entered the Verdanturf Contest in the hopes of winning her second Ribbon. Timmy and Jessie, respectively disguised as The Phantom and Jesselana, were also among the contestants. In the Appeals Round, May's Skitty failed to deliver a successful Blizzard attack. Despite this, the Kitten Pokémon was able to save its performance by juggling with Double Slap just like Dr. Abby taught it in Delcatty Got Your Tongue. When Vivian announced the results, it was revealed that May, Timmy, Jessie, and a Coordinator by the name of Stefano had advanced to the Contest Battles.
After defeating Stefano, May battled Timmy in the final round. Timmy proved to be a talented Coordinator and a tough opponent for May, as he had some good combinations up his sleeve. This led May to lose a large number of points. However, her Skitty managed to master the move Blizzard and use it against Dusclops, knocking it out. The Contest Judges then called Battle Off and May was declared the winner. Afterwards, the Director of the Contest Committee, Mr. Contesta, handed her the coveted Verdanturf Ribbon, her second Contest Ribbon overall.
In the manga
Verdanturf Town appeared in Mind-Boggling with Medicham and It's Absol-lutely a Bad Omen, where Ruby arrived there to obtain the Hoenn Contest Pass and to compete in the Normal Rank Pokémon Contests, accompanied by Gabby and Ty. After winning all five Normal Rank Contests, he saw a person whom he initially mistook as Wally, but was actually Wally's cousin Wanda, who told him that Wally had left the town before his arrival.
In It All Ends Now VIII, the Verdanturf Contest Hall, destroyed during the weather crisis caused by Groudon and Kyogre, was revealed to have been rebuilt as a Battle Tent, though it still maintained the function of hosting Pokémon Contests.
- In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, a girl in the Poké Mart sings a short song when talked to, which goes: "Ball, Ball, Nest Ball. ♪ Ball, Ball, Luxury Ball. ♪" Afterwards, she says that she learned the song from "a strange person in red clothes" when she visited the Kalos region once. This is likely a reference to the Team Flare Grunt who sings a similar song before being battled at the Poké Ball Factory in X and Y.
- In Pokémon Emerald, the player can see past the outer edges of the map, leading to a visual glitch. This is due to the Battle Tent being smaller than the Contest Hall in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.
|シダケタウン Shidake Town
|From 芝 shi (lawn), 青竹色 aodake-iro (mint green color of bamboo), and 岳 take (peak)
|From verdant (green; lush) and turf (lawn)
|From Wiese (meadow; lawn) and Flur (corridor)
|From verdegal (green field)
|From vert (green) and gazon (lawn, turf)
|From menta (mint)
|잔디마을 Jandi Maeul
|From 잔디 jandi (lawn)
|綠茵鎮 / 绿茵镇 Lǜyīn Zhèn*
|From 綠 / 绿 lǜ (green) and 綠茵 / 绿茵 lǜyīn (lawn)
|綠蔭鎮 / 绿荫镇 Lǜyìn Zhèn*
|From 綠 / 绿 lǜ (green) and 綠蔭 / 绿荫 lǜyìn (tree shade)
|綠茵鎮 Luhkyān Jan*
|From 綠 luhk (green) and 綠茵 luhkyān (lawn)
|綠蔭鎮 Luhkyam Jan*
|From 綠 luhk (green) and 綠蔭 luhkyam (tree shade)
|Cidade de Verdanturf
|From its English name
|Thị trấn Shidake
|Transcription of its Japanese name
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