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Azalea Town

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Azalea Town ヒワダタウン
Hiwada Town
"Living Happily with Pokémon"
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A town where people and Pokémon live together in simple harmony.
Azalea Town Gym - Johto Gym #2
Bugsy
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specialist Gym
Hive Badge
Hive Badge
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Azalea Town Gym - Johto Gym #2
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Ilex Forest
Azalea Town
Route 33
Location
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Location of Azalea Town in Johto.
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Gen II

Azalea Town (Japanese: ヒワダタウン Hiwada Town) is a small, isolated town located on the southern peninsula of the Johto region. The town is best known for being the residence of Kurt, a custom Poké Ball creator who makes Poké Balls out of Apricorns. He lives in the northwest portion of town on the east edge of Ilex Forest. Azalea features other notable locations as well, such as the Slowpoke Well, and as such, Slowpoke can be found around the town. The town has two entrances, Route 33 to the east and Ilex Forest to the west.

Pokémon Trainers must journey to Azalea Town in order to win the Hive Badge from Bugsy, the Azalea Gym Leader who specializes in Bug-type Pokémon.

Places of interest

Azalea Gym

Main article: Azalea Gym

The Azalea Gym is located on the southwestern side of the town. It is where Bugsy hands out the Hive Badge to Trainers that beat him.

Charcoal Kiln

Charcoal Kiln
We let our FARFETCH'D fetch branches
for charcoal!

Near the Gym is a small house that houses a Charcoal kiln. The kiln is owned by a family that handles not only the production of the Charcoal, but also the collection of the necessary materials. To acquire the wood necessary for the Charcoal, the family uses a Farfetch'd to Cut down trees in Ilex Forest. The wood is then treated in the kiln and turned into Charcoal, which is then sold at the local Poké Mart, making Charcoal the only type-enhancing held item that can be freely purchased, albeit at a high price.

Kurt's House

The inside of Kurt's house

Kurt's House
Apricorn and Nothing Else
The Stubborn Poké Ball Creator

Kurt (Japanese: ガンテツ Gantetsu) lives in a house in the northwest corner of Azalea Town. He studies Poké Ball mechanics, and is known far and wide as a Poké Ball expert, residing there with his granddaughter Maisy (Japanese: チエ Chie), and her favorite Pokémon, Slowpoke. There is an Apricorn tree located next to his house that grows Wht Apricorns daily.

Kurt specializes in making custom Poké Balls specifically designed to work more effectively against specific types of Pokémon. The Ball that Kurt makes depends on the Apricorn that is given to Kurt by Trainers. He will offer to make his Apricorn Balls as long as he is brought an Apricorn. By the next day, he will have crafted it into one of his custom Poké Balls, depending on the color of the Apricorn.

When entering Kurt's house for the first time, he will quickly run out after saying something about going to the Slowpoke Well. He will defeat the Team Rocket Grunt at the entrance, then will fall into the well and injure his back. After Kurt is injured while trying to stop Team Rocket, the player has to defeat the Grunts as well as Proton (Japanese: ランス Lance) (who is also a regular Grunt in Generation II) and rescue the kidnapped Slowpoke.

Slowpoke Well

Main article: Slowpoke Well

SLOWPOKE Well
Also known as the Rainmaker Well.
Locals believe that a SLOWPOKE's
yawn summons the rain.
Records show that a SLOWPOKE's yawn
ended a drought 400 years ago

The Slowpoke Well is a large underground well that Azalea's Slowpoke live and drink. Slowpoke may not be considered to be an important Pokémon outside of Azalea, but in this small southern Johto town, Slowpoke are placed in high regard and are revered by the community. According to legends in the town, the Yawn of a Slowpoke causes rain. 400 years ago, a drought in Azalea Town ended right when a Slowpoke yawned. This is shown by the existence of the Slowpoke Well in the northeast corner of town near the entrance to Route 33. The small well opening leads to an expansive two-level cave heavily populated with Slowpoke located underneath Azalea. Above the Slowpoke well are a row of Headbutt trees, as well as to the left. The second tree to the left side is a special tree, which can be used to more easily obtain Heracross.

Slowpoke Well is where the player first encounters the revived Team Rocket in the Generation II games and their Generation IV remakes, who are cutting off the tails of Slowpoke to sell at their hideout in Mahogany Town. Before talking to Kurt at his house, there will be a Team Rocket Grunt guarding the entrance to the well, and will not let anyone in.

There are two floors; the first one can be explored when Team Rocket attacks, whereas the other cannot be reached until later. Later in the game, after the player has acquired both Surf and Strength, they can explore the lower floor of the well. There is a man on an island who will give players a King's Rock if they talk to him.

Demographics

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

In Pokémon Gold and Silver and Pokémon Crystal, Azalea Town has a population of 26.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Azalea Town's population is 31, making it the largest town in Johto. It is tied for the title of the largest town in the Pokémon world with Solaceon Town in Sinnoh.

Poké Mart

Generation II
Charcoal Charcoal
Pokémon Dollar9800
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Escape Rope Escape Rope
Pokémon Dollar550
Repel Repel
Pokémon Dollar350
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
unknown Flower Mail
Pokémon Dollar50

Lower cashier (Generation IV)
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball*
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball*
Pokémon Dollar1200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion*
Pokémon Dollar1200
Max Potion Max Potion*
Pokémon Dollar2500
Full Restore Full Restore*
Pokémon Dollar3000
Revive Revive*
Pokémon Dollar1500
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar250
Burn Heal Burn Heal
Pokémon Dollar250
Ice Heal Ice Heal
Pokémon Dollar250
Full Heal Full Heal*
Pokémon Dollar600
Escape Rope Escape Rope
Pokémon Dollar550
Repel Repel
Pokémon Dollar350
Super Repel Super Repel*
Pokémon Dollar500
Max Repel Max Repel*
Pokémon Dollar700
Upper cashier (Generation IV)
Bloom Mail Bloom Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Heal Ball Heal Ball
Pokémon Dollar300
Net Ball Net Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal On the north wall surrounding Slowpoke Well (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Lure Ball IV Sprite.png Lure Ball Gift from Kurt after Team Rocket is out of Slowpoke Well  G  S  C 
Bag Wht Apricorn Sprite.png Wht Apricorn Apricorn tree outside of Kurt's House  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Charcoal Sprite.png Charcoal Gift from the charcoal maker's assistant  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal On the logs outside of the charcoal maker's house (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Fast Ball Sprite.png Fast Ball Gift from Kurt after Team Rocket is out of Slowpoke Well  HG  SS 

Poké Balls from Kurt

From Pokémon Crystal onwards, Kurt can make multiple Poké Balls of the same kind at the same time, if given multiple Apricorns of the same color.

Item Location Games
Bag Level Ball Sprite.png Level Ball From Kurt on the day after giving him a Red Apricorn  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Moon Ball Sprite.png Moon Ball From Kurt on the day after giving him a Ylw Apricorn  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Lure Ball Sprite.png Lure Ball From Kurt on the day after giving him a Blu Apricorn  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Friend Ball Sprite.png Friend Ball From Kurt on the day after giving him a Grn Apricorn  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Love Ball Sprite.png Love Ball From Kurt on the day after giving him a Pnk Apricorn  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Fast Ball Sprite.png Fast Ball From Kurt on the day after giving him a Wht Apricorn  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Heavy Ball Sprite.png Heavy Ball From Kurt on the day after giving him a Blk Apricorn  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

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  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Headbutt
010 Caterpie
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 65%
011 Metapod
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 15%
012 Butterfree
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 5%
013 Weedle
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 65%
014 Kakuna
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 15%
015 Beedrill
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 5%
021 Spearow
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 50%
023 Ekans
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10  ?%
102 Exeggcute
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 15%
102 Exeggcute
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 20%
165 Ledyba
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 15%
167 Spinarak
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 15%
Headbutt (Special Tree)
010 Caterpie
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 50%
013 Weedle
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 50%
190 Aipom
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 5%
204 Pineco
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 30%
214 Heracross
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 30%
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.

Generation IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Headbutt
021 Spearow
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
3-5 50%
021 Spearow
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
6-8 80%
190 Aipom
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
3-8 20%
214 Heracross
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
2-5 30%
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.

Trainers

Generation II

Chikorita If the player chose Chikorita:



Cyndaquil If the player chose Cyndaquil:



Totodile If the player chose Totodile:



Generation IV

Chikorita If the player chose Chikorita:



Cyndaquil If the player chose Cyndaquil:



Totodile If the player chose Totodile:



In the anime

Azalea Town in the anime

Azalea Town appeared in A Shadow of a Drought, Going Apricorn!, and Gettin' The Bugs Out. Ash and his friends helped Kurt to drive Team Rocket out of the Slowpoke Well, after which they delivered the GS Ball to the Poké Ball maker. Kurt also showed Ash, Brock, and Misty how Apricorn Poké Balls are made, and gave them a Fast Ball each. After foiling yet another of Team Rocket's plans, during which Brock used his Fast Ball to catch himself a Pineco, Ash challenged and beat the Azalea Gym, earning his second Johto League Badge. Before leaving the town, Maisy gave Ash and company one more Apricorn Poké Ball each made for them by Kurt, with Ash and Misty receiving a Lure Ball each and Brock receiving a Heavy Ball.

In the manga

Azalea Town in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Azalea Town appeared in Find Slowpoke!!.

Trivia

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ヒワダタウン Hiwada Town From 桧皮 Hiwada (bark of the Japanese cypress) and 桧皮色 Hiwada-iro (reddish brown color of the cypress bark)
English Azalea Town From azalea
French Ecorcia From écorce, bark
German Azalea City From the English name
Italian Azalina From azalea.
Spanish Pueblo Azalea From the English name
Korean 고동마을 Godong Maeul 고동 godong means "reddish-brown."
Chinese (Mandarin) 檜皮鎮/桧皮镇 Kuàipí Zhèn From the Japanese name. 檜皮 kuàipí refers to the bark of the Chinese juniper.
Chinese (Cantonese) 檜皮鎮 Kúipei Jan Same as the Mandarin name.



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