Vista Lighthouse

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Vista Lighthouse シルベの灯台
Guidance Lighthouse
"The Beacon That Lights Sinnoh"
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Location: Sunyshore City
Region: Sinnoh
Generations: IV, VIII
Sinnoh Sunyshore City Map.png
Location of Vista Lighthouse in Sinnoh.
Pokémon world locations

The Vista Lighthouse (Japanese: シルベの灯台 Guidance Lighthouse) is a location in Sunyshore City in the Sinnoh region.

This lighthouse consists of an elevator and an observation deck. The player can see the Sinnoh Pokémon League building if they look into the binoculars at the observation deck. This is also where the player will first meet Volkner.


Looking at the Pokémon League from the Vista Lighthouse

The Vista Lighthouse is located on the far south east side of Sunyshore City. It was built to help guide ships and boats into Sunyshore's port, representing safety and protection to all Sailors.

The lighthouse was built on a large rocky cliff face right beside the sea. Despite its size, it has only one floor that can be publicly accessed by people, the top floor, which is only accessible by a large elevator. Once on the top floor, people can see the views and even use the binoculars to see far and wide, even the Pokémon League building towering over a great waterfall. There are also seats where people can have a rest and take a break. Volkner can be initially found here and needs to be talked to before he'll return to the Sunyshore Gym.


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Reason: BDSP layout
Version Exterior Elevator Observation deck
Diamond Vista Lighthouse DPPt.png Vista Lighthouse elevator DPPt.png Vista Lighthouse observation deck DPPt.png

In the anime

The Sunyshore Tower in the anime
Main article: Sunyshore Tower

The anime-exclusive Sunyshore Tower serves a similar purpose as the Vista Lighthouse in the games, with Ash first meeting Volkner there and finding him unwilling to take on challengers. The tower's solar panels are used to provide electricity for machinery around Sunyshore City.

In the manga

Vista Lighthouse in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl arc

The Vista Lighthouse first appeared in Encountering Elekid, where it had been darkened by the blackout plaguing Sunyshore City, causing potential trouble for the ships in the area. The Valley Windworks manager, who had been called in to investigate the blackout, eventually tracked the source of the problem to the Sunyshore Gym, where Volkner's renovations had caused the Gym to drain all the electricity in the city.

Platinum arc

The lighthouse briefly reappeared in The Final Dimensional Duel XI.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring Vista Lighthouse in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Vista Lighthouse
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Volkner Su Yellow A Alternate cards   135a/156 Tag Bolt TR 095/095


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 導航燈塔 Douhhòhng Dāngtaap
Mandarin 導航燈塔 / 导航灯塔 Dǎoháng Dēngtǎ
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Italy Flag.png Italian Faro Panorama
South Korea Flag.png Korean 길잡이등대 Giljabi Deungdae
Spain Flag.png Spanish Faro Visión
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hải đăng Shirube

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