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Cherrygrove City

Cherrygrove City ヨシノシティ
Yoshino City
"The City of Fragrant Flowers"
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Cherrygrove City in {{{variable2}}}.
Map description
A city where you can smell small flowers and a sea breeze.
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Route 30
 
Cherrygrove City
Route 29
Location
Johto Cherrygrove City Map.png
Location of Cherrygrove City in Johto.
Cherrygrove City GSC.png
Gen II

Cherrygrove City (Japanese: ヨシノシティ Yoshino City) is located in south-central Johto. Though the city has no Gym, it is frequently passed through by Pokémon Trainers on their way to Violet City from New Bark Town. The city acts mainly as a tutorial, introducing the player to the main tools of the game (the Pokémon Center, the Poké Mart, etc.).

Places of interest

City Tour

Guide Gent (Japanese: おんないじいさん Kind Old Man), who first stands near the east entrance of Cherrygrove City, will offer the player a tour of the city. The tour route includes the Pokémon Center, the Pokémon Mart, the exit to Route 30, the sea, and Guide Gent's house. Upon the conclusion of the tour, the player will receive the Map Card for their Pokégear. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, he instead gives the player the Running Shoes, and only gives them the Map Card upon leaving Cherrygrove City to the north.

Guide Gent's House
Full-of-Energy, High-Speed Old Man

Off-shore island

There is an off-shore island to the west of the town. Trainers are unable to reach the island when they first reach the town, due to the fact they are unable to use Surf. Trainers must gain HM03 (Surf) in order to access this area. There is a man who will give the player the Mystic Water. A strip of land north of the island has a hidden Nugget, which requires HM08 (Rock Climb) to reach.

Demographics

Pokémon Crystal

In Pokémon Crystal, Cherrygrove City has a total population of 18.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the population of Cherrygrove City is 22, making it the second-smallest in Johto, the smallest being New Bark Town.

Poké Mart

The Poké Mart is to the left of the Pokémon Center.

Generation II
Poké Ball Poké Ball*
Pokémon Dollar200
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar250
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Generation IV-Bottom
Poké Ball Poké Ball*
Pokémon Dollar200
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar200
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Generation IV - Top
Air Mail Air Mail*
Pokémon Dollar50
Heal Ball Heal Ball*
Pokémon Dollar300

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Town Map Sprite.png Map Card Gift from Guide Gent after giving a tour around the town  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Running Shoes Sprite.png Running Shoes Gift from Guide Gent at the entrance to Route 30  HG  SS 
Bag Mystic Water Sprite.png Mystic Water Gift from a man on the island in the water (requires Surf)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget ×2
  • Directly right of the Pokémon Center, accessed from Route 30's lower pond (requires Surf) (hidden)
  • On land north of the off-shore island (requires Surf and Rock Climb) (hidden)
 HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
Surfing
072 Tentacool
G S C
Surfing Surfing
15-24 90%
073 Tentacruel
G S C
Surfing Surfing
20-40 10%
Fishing
098 Krabby
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
098 Krabby
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 55%
120 Staryu
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 0% 0% 10%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
222 Corsola
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 10% 10% 0%
098 Krabby
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 60%
099 Kingler
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
120 Staryu
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 0% 0% 30%
222 Corsola
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 30% 30% 0%
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  
Morning Day Night
Surfing
072 Tentacool
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
10-25 90%
073 Tentacruel
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
15-25 10%
Fishing
098 Krabby
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
098 Krabby
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 37%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
120 Staryu
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 0% 0% 3%
222 Corsola
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 3% 3% 0%
098 Krabby
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 67%
099 Kingler
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 3%
120 Staryu
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 0% 0% 30%
222 Corsola
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 30% 30% 0%
Headbutt
102 Exeggcute
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
2-3 20%
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
2-5 50%
165 Ledyba
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
4-5 30%
167 Spinarak
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
4-5 30%
204 Pineco
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
2-4 30%
Headbutt (Special Tree)

The group of trees are located at the top of the hill in Cherrygrove City. It is accessible by surfing west into the water, then using Rock Climb.

102 Exeggcute
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
18-20 65%
276 Taillow
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
18-25 35%
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

Cherrygrove City in the anime

Ash, Misty and Brock visited Cherrygrove City in Once in a Blue Moon during their travels through Johto, where a large group of Quagsire were stealing spherical objects from the city and performing a ritual to the moon at a waterfall.

Alex Davis is revealed to be from the city in Power Play!, as well as Salvador, who Ash battled in A Claim to Flame!.

Trivia

  • Cherrygrove's Japanese motto is かわいい はなの かおる まち "The fragrant city of cute flowers".
  • Cherrygrove City is the second smallest city of Johto, which is ironic since its location is based on Nagoya, which is the third largest city of Japan and the second largest city of the region Johto represents.
  • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the pond behind the Pokémon Center that was present, but inaccessible in Generation II, is accessible through a new path on Route 30. However, this causes a strange phenomenon: due to there being only one set of data for all bodies of water in a given location, entirely different Pokémon can be caught depending on whether the player is in the water on the Cherrygrove City or Route 30 side of the pond. Even stranger is the fact that those found on the Cherrygrove side belong in the sea.
  • As with many other Johto towns, Cherrygrove City's slogan is changed between Generation II and Generation IV. Its Generation II slogan is "The City of Cute, Fragrant Flowers," while in Generation IV, it is just "The City of Fragrant Flowers."

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ヨシノシティ Yoshino City From 吉野草 Yoshino-gusa (alternate name of the cherry blossom) and 染井吉野 Somei Yoshino (natural hybrid of the Japanese cherry tree).
English Cherrygrove City From cherry blossom, cherry, and grove.
French Ville Griotte From griotte, sour cherry.
German Rosalia City From rosa, pink, and rose.
Italian Fiorpescopoli From fiore di pesco, peach flower.
Spanish Ciudad Cerezo From cerezo, cherry tree.
Korean 무궁시티 Mugung City From 무궁화 (無窮花) mugunghwa, Hibiscus syriacus.
Chinese (Taiwan) 吉花市 Jíhuā Shì Literally means auspicious blossom.
Chinese (Mainland China) 吉花市 Jíhuā Shì*
吉野市 Jíyě Shì*
Same as Taiwanese name.
From 吉野 Yoshino.
Chinese (Cantonese) 吉花市 Gatfa Si Same as Taiwanese name.



Johto
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Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
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Landmarks
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex ForestRadio TowerGlobal Terminal
Goldenrod TunnelNational ParkPokéathlon DomeBell TowerBurned TowerMooMoo FarmGlitter Lighthouse
Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerSafari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenS.S. AquaMt. Silver
Access to
Sinjoh RuinsKanto

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Last modified on 3 September 2014, at 18:11