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The Village of Dragons (Japanese: 竜の里 Village of Dragons) is a location in the Pokémon world, first mentioned in Pokémon the Series: Black & White.
In the anime
Young Iris leaving the Village of Dragons for Opelucid School
In the Pokémon anime, the Village of Dragons is a village in the Unova region located near Opelucid City. It is the hometown of Iris and Shannon.
The Village of Dragons is a place where people raise and admire Dragon-type Pokémon. An elder who lives there will also give out a Dragon-type Pokémon for Trainers to raise. It was first mentioned by Iris in The Bloom Is on Axew! when she explained how she obtained her Axew.
Statues of the Legendary Reshiram and Zekrom were built in the center of the village to commemorate them.
Dragon Pokémon roam around the village freely, such as Axew and its evolved form, Fraxure. Not all the Pokémon here are Dragon type though: other Pokémon such as Drilbur living in the surrounding forests.
Every year, there is a Pokémon battle tournament that Iris and her Excadrill were seen competing at. Iris competed in it one time and did very well. She felt confident enough to challenge Opelucid City Gym Leader Drayden to a battle, but Drayden and his Haxorus easily overpowered her and won.
According to Iris, most people from the village dream to become a Dragon Master.
Following on Iris's suggestion, the group visited the village in A Village Homecoming!. Iris caught up with the village elder, who gave a positive evaluation of her and Axew's progress. Iris's childhood friend Shannon was revealed to be training to become a Pokémon Breeder, and she was currently raising two Zweilous. However, one of the Zweilous evolved into a Hydreigon and began to panic. Iris and her Pokémon worked together to calm the Dragon-type down, and her efforts caught the attention of Drayden, who invited Iris to challenge the Opelucid Gym.
Pokémon seen in the Village of Dragons
In the games
In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, when using Memory Link in Opelucid City, Drayden mentions the Village of Dragons as the place he met Iris.
In Pokémon X and Y, an Ace Trainer in the Lumiose City Museum gives the player TM82 (Dragon Tail) and mentions that their partner learned the move in the Village of Dragons.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In One Way or Another, during the Pokémon League tournament battle between Black and Iris, she revealed that her hometown, the Village of Dragons, is in fact Blackthorn City in the Johto region. It is also where she had first met Drayden, who had taken her to the Unova region to train with him
- In the anime, the Village of Dragons is located in Unova, near Opelucid City. In the games, it is stated to be in a remote region far away from Unova.
- According to the Pokémon Adventures manga, the Village of Dragons is Blackthorn City in Johto, a place known for its long history with Dragon Pokémon.
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