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- For the type of special tile featured in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, see Dungeon tile.
A warp tile or teleport tile is a special tile featured in games since Generation I. Once stepped upon, the player is transported instantly to a connecting warp tile elsewhere. The connecting warp tile could be anywhere, generally within the building that the player is exploring.
In the games
Generation I and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
The warp tile is first and predominately found in Silph Co.'s head office building in Saffron City in Kanto. Inside there is a mass network of the tiles, which the player has to navigate through in order to complete the task. In FireRed and LeafGreen, this task was made easier, as the floor number was displayed each time the player was transported. Warp tiles are also found in Saffron Gym. Warp tiles in Generation I as well as the Silph Co. tiles in FireRed and LeafGreen are indicated by a diamond while in FireRed and LeafGreen, the ones in Saffron Gym are indicated by green squares.
In the Generation I games, using the move Dig or an Escape Rope while stepping on a warp tile will shorten the warping animation. While it usually takes about six seconds, the shorter animation is only four seconds long.
Unlike the preceding generation, warp tiles are rare in Generation II. In Johto, one can be found in Team Rocket HQ, which, unlike standard warp tiles, transports the player to a normal tile instead of another warp tile. In Johto, the regular variety is featured only in the Tin Tower, where they are used to navigate the upper floors of the building. Warp tiles can also be found in Saffron Gym in Kanto. Most warp tiles in the games are indicated by a diamond while the ones in Johto at the Tin Tower are indicated by pink squares with a white outline.
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, there are two styles of warp tiles. One style appears in the Team AquaSE or Team Magma HideoutR in Lilycove City in Hoenn, which serves the same role as warp tiles in previous generations. These warp tiles are indicated by a circle. They have an expanded role in Emerald, where these warp tiles are used to traverse Mossdeep Gym's maze similar to that in Saffron Gym, and again to traverse a similar maze in the Trick House. These warp tiles are indicated by an octagon.
Hoenn also introduced one-way warp tiles, where the tile on the other end of the warp is a warp tile but does nothing if stepped on. The other style appears in the Mossdeep Gym and a similarly-designed maze in the Trick House. In Ruby and Sapphire, these warp tiles only serve as a quick exit from the Gym from Tate and Liza's area, as well as a way to return to the start of the corresponding Trick House maze.
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, warp tiles can be found in the Galactic Veilstone Building in Sinnoh. Two-way warp tiles are yellow and only go between areas on the same floor, while one-way warp tiles are green and only go between areas on different floors. Warp tiles in the Sinnoh games are indicated by a circle. A one-way warp tiles also appears at the end of Hearthome Gym as a quick exit.
HeartGold and SoulSilver
In HeartGold and SoulSilver, warp tiles are used only once in Team Rocket HQ, and numerous times on the higher floors of the Bell Tower in Johto. In Kanto, they are found yet again at the Saffron Gym. Warp tiles are indicated by green squares in the Saffron Gym or yellow ones at the Bell Tower. One-way warp tiles also appear at the end of Blackthorn Gym and Saffron Gym as quick exits.
In Unova, warp tiles are also rare. In Pokémon Black and White, they only appear in Big Stadium and Small Court and are colored blue. There's a one-way warp tile as well on DraydenB/Iris'sW platform in the Opelucid Gym.
Regular warp tiles become more abundant in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, appearing on the Plasma Frigate. All warp tiles in Unova outside of Nimbasa City are indicated by green circles.
X and Y
In X and Y, warp tiles can be found in the Anistar Gym, the Laverre Gym, and the Lysandre Labs in Kalos. The warp tiles found at the last two locations are round and light green, except for the one-way warp tiles, which are colored yellow. In the Anistar Gym, the warp tiles are square-shaped and yellow, and work in both directions.
At the Lysandre Labs, after defeating Aliana, the player must choose one of the two warp tiles she was guarding in order to proceed, with the one-way warp tile taking the player back to the beginning. At the Laverre Gym, the player can use a one-way warp tile to transport themselves from Valerie's room to the entrance.
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, warp tiles once again appear in the Team Aqua HideoutAS and Team Magma HideoutOR near Lilycove City in Hoenn, having the same round and green appearance as the warp tiles in Kalos. Besides normal two-way tiles, the player can also use a warp tile in the hideout's submarine room to return to a warp tile near the entrance, although this tile will not be not connected to the submarine room, instead transporting the player into a storage room. One white warp tile also appears in the Mossdeep Gym, working as a shortcut back to the entrance after Tate and Liza have been defeated.
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
In Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon there is a pair of warp tiles in the mansion on Aether Paradise in Alola. The warp tile is located in the center of the second room, and leads to Lusamine's research chamber, where she stores frozen Pokémon in tanks. It is also the location in which she uses Nebby to summon an Ultra Wormhole. After the player has battled Lusamine and left the area, these warp tiles become unusable. In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, this same warp tile reappears during Episode RR when the mansion is temporarily transformed into Team Rocket's Castle. The player is required to defeat the villainous team leaders in Team Rainbow Rocket in order to activate this warp tile and reach Giovanni at the center of the castle. Most of these leaders also have their own room with a one-way warp tile back to the castle's entrance room.
A set of one-way warp tiles also appear at the Pokémon League. After an Elite Four member has been defeated, a multicolored warp tile behind them will light up and teleport the player to a tile outside of their respective chamber's door. Once all Elite Four members have been defeated, the warp tile in the middle of the hall will become active, transporting the player to the Champion's chamber.
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
In Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, warp tiles are once again in the Silph Co. head office building and Saffron Gym in Kanto, the latter of which has a one-way quick exit warp tile from Sabrina's location. Unlike in FireRed and LeafGreen, the game no longer displays when the player changes levels by warping or climbing stairs. As well as this, the exit doors to the Power Plant and Pokémon Mansion from Generation I, FireRed, and LeafGreen have been replaced with one-way warp tiles to those locations' respective entrances. In all cases, these tiles are the same round shape.
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In the anime
Warp tiles made their only anime appearance in Abra and the Psychic Showdown. Team Rocket used a warp tile to transport Ash, Misty, and Brock, trapping them in an empty room with no exit.
A warp tile appeared in a flashback in The Eclipse, being used by Lusamine to enter her Trophy Room at Aether Paradise.
In the manga
Diamond & Pearl chapter
Warp tiles first appeared in Chancing Upon Chingling, where Diamond found one by accident while infiltrating the Team Galactic HQ. He then proceeded to step onto multiple other warp tiles in his effort to find the room where the imprisoned lake guardians were being kept.
Black 2 & White 2 chapter
Multiple warp tiles appeared inside the Plasma Frigate, first being seen in Flying Ship.
X & Y chapter
A warp tile appeared in Gyarados Changes, where X accidentally stepped onto one in Team Flare's HQ, transporting him into the ultimate weapon's control room and in front of Lysandre.
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter
The Trophy Room warp tile in Aether Paradise first appeared in Ray of Light!! Through the Crack in the Sky!, making several reappearances later in the chapter.
|Special tiles in the Pokémon games|
|Cave tile • Hole • Ice tile • Ledge • Marsh tile • Puddle • Sand tile • Snow tile|
Spin tile • Soft soil • Tall grass • Trap • Warp tile • Water tile
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