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Cianwood City

Cianwood City タンバシティ
Tanba City
"A Port of Crashing Waves"
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Map description
A beachside city that has benefitted greatly from the sea.
Cianwood City Gym - Johto Gym #5
Chuck
Chuck
Fighting-type
specialist Gym
Storm Badge
Storm Badge
Cianwood City Gym - Johto Gym #5
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Fighting-type
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Storm Badge
Storm Badge
Cianwood City Gym - Johto Gym #5
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Fighting-type
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Storm Badge
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Cliff Edge Gate*
Cianwood City
Route 41
Location
Johto Cianwood City Map.png
Location of Cianwood City in Johto.
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Gen II
Cianwood City in Gold and Silver

Cianwood City (Japanese: タンバシティ Tanba City) is located in on the far western edge of Johto, apparently on a totally different landmass than the rest of the region. Its English motto in Generation II is "A Port Surrounded by Rough Seas!" whereas in HeartGold and SoulSilver, it's "A Port of Crashing Waves". Due to Cianwood City being at a dead end location in the Johto region, it was not a popular destination. However, in Generation IV it became a notable destination due to the addition of the Safari Zone located to the west of the city.

Tales of Lugia and the whirlpools it creates circulate among the sailors that stop in this port town.

Places of interest

Kirk's house

Kirk (Japanese: セイジ Seiji), known as Mania (Japanese: マニア Mania) in Generation II, is a PokéManiac who lives in the house directly south from the Gym. Before the player meets him, he is bullied by the player's rival into giving up his rare Pokémon—Sneasel. To prevent Silver from coming back to steal any more Pokémon, Kirk wants to give the player his Shuckle, nicknamed Shuckie (Japanese: ネッシー Nessie), for safekeeping. This Shuckle has Kirk's Trainer ID number and will act like an outsider in battle.

He will later ask for Shuckie back. If the player agrees, he will let him/her keep it if it has high friendship; otherwise he will take it back. Before taking back, he will ask the player to take the Berry Juice held by Shuckie. However, he will accuse the player of stealing if Shuckie is not returned.

Photo Studio/Cameron's house

In Generation II, the Photo Studio is where pictures of Pokémon can be taken. This is meant to work with the Game Boy Printer peripheral. The player can print out their Pokédex or the stats of one specific Pokémon. Mail can also be printed.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, this building is Cameron's house. He has a camera set up outside so the player can take a picture with their party for their Photo Album, which can be seen on the PC. One of Cameron's relatives resides inside the house.

This is the house of Cameron,
the Photographer.
Take a Snapshot as a Keepsake!

Cianwood City Pharmacy

Cianwood City Pharmacy is a small pharmacy that is over 500 years old. The Cianwood City Pharmacy sells remedies exclusive to the town. Jasmine will ask the player to fetch her Ampharos some medicine from there.

After giving Jasmine the medicine, players can return to the Pharmacy to find that Potions and Full Heals are in stock. If the player goes to Cianwood City before speaking with Jasmine at the Glitter Lighthouse in Olivine City, Potions and Full Heals will be in stock and the SecretPotion will be unavailable.

Cianwood City Pharmacy
500 Years of Tradition
We Await Your Medicinal Queries

Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion
Pokémon Dollar1200
Full Heal Full Heal
Pokémon Dollar600
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar1500

Area north of the city

Area north of Cianwood City in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In the very north of the city, there is a small area with a ledge where Suicune will be at a certain point in Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver. Eusine will appear after it runs away, and will battle the player in an effort to prove himself to Suicune.

Pokémon Seer

In the very north of the city, there is a small house with an elderly woman who can tell where and when a Pokémon in the Trainer's party has been caught. She will also comment about how much Pokémon's level has grown from when it was caught. The Pokémon Seer can only be found in Crystal. Unlike the Generation III and later games, the player is unable to find out where they caught their Pokémon by looking at their Pokémon's status; hence, the Pokémon Seer is the only way the player can tell where they caught their Pokémon. If a Pokémon traded from another game or an in-game traded Pokémon is shown to her, she will not be able to identify any details about it.

Cianwood Gym

Main article: Cianwood Gym

The Cianwood Gym is the official Gym of Cianwood City. It is based on Fighting-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Chuck, whom the Trainer will see either lifting a boulder in Generation II or meditating under a waterfall in HeartGold and SoulSilver. Trainers who defeat him receive the Storm Badge. Obtaining this Badge is usually the only reason that people travel to Cianwood City. Outside the Gym is Chuck's wife, who will give the player HM02 (Fly) after defeating Chuck.

The Gym guide for the Cianwood Gym is inside the local Pokémon Center rather than the Gym itself. This is played for humor, with the guide claiming that he is afraid of the Gym's tough Trainers.

Entrance to Cliff Edge Gate

Main article: Cliff Edge Gate

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, to the west of Cianwood City is an entrance to Cliff Edge Gate, a small cave located between the city and Route 47, which leads to the Safari Zone. The entrance is initially blocked but the player will be able to go through once Jasmine's Amphy is healed in Olivine City.

Entrance to the road for the
Safari Zone.
Experience thrilling encounters
with wild Pokémon for heart-to-heart
contact!
The Safari Zone is just around the
corner from this entrance!

Demographics

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Cianwood City has a population of 27. This makes it an average-sized city. It has little immigration, because of its remote position in Johto. Cianwood City is strongly related to Olivine City, as the only route to Cianwood is via Olivine.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, a Safari Zone was added to the west of Cianwood City, meaning that those heading for the Safari Zone would have to pass through Cianwood City.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive Under rock in north area; near Pokémon Seer's house (requires Rock Smash) (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether Northwest of Photo Studio (requires Rock Smash) (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Stardust Sprite.png Stardust In front of the second drying rack from the top (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive Next to northernmost house (requires Rock Smash) (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag SecretPotion Sprite.png SecretPotion From the Cianwood City Pharmacy  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 (Fly) Gift from Chuck's wife for defeating him  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Rock Smash

Item Location Games
Bag Red Shard Sprite.png Red Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Blue Shard Sprite.png Blue Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Yellow Shard Sprite.png Yellow Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Green Shard Sprite.png Green Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Heart Scale Sprite.png Heart Scale Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Star Piece Sprite.png Star Piece Randomly found by smashing rocks  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
20-24 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%
Rock Smash
098 Krabby
G S C
Rock Smash Rock Smash
15 90%
213 Shuckle
G S C
Rock Smash Rock Smash
15 10%
Gift Pokémon
213 Shuckle
G S C
Gift Gift
15 One
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%
120 Staryu
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 0% 0% 3%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
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%
Rock Smash
098 Krabby
HG SS
Rock Smash Rock Smash
15-24 90%
213 Shuckle
HG SS
Rock Smash Rock Smash
23-29 10%
Gift Pokémon
213 Shuckle
HG SS
Gift Gift
20 One
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



Generation IV



In the anime

Cianwood City in the anime

Cianwood City appeared in Machoke, Machoke Man!.

Trivia

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese タンバシティ Tanba City From 胆礬 tanban, chalcanthite, 胆礬色 tanba-iro (blue color of chalcanthite), and 波 ha (wave)
English Cianwood City From cyan and wood
French Irisia From iris, a flower whose color ranges from blue to purple
German Anemonia City From Anemone, a collective term for several species of Anthozoans, including the sea anemone
Italian Fiorlisopoli From fiordaliso (cornflower) and the suffix -poli, meaning city.
Spanish Ciudad Orquídea From orquídea, orchid
Korean 진청시티 Jincheong City From 진청 (深青) jincheong, azure
Chinese (Mandarin) 湛藍市/湛蓝市 Zhànlán Shì Means deep blue or azure, a reference to the color of chalcanthite.
Chinese (Cantonese) 湛藍市 Jaamlaam Si Same as the Mandarin name.



Johto
Zephyr Badge.png Hive Badge.png Plain Badge.png Fog Badge.png Storm Badge.png Mineral Badge.png Glacier Badge.png Rising Badge.png
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 18:27