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Fuchsia City

If you were looking for the chapter in Pokémon Zensho, see PZ06.

Fuchsia City セキチクシティ
Sekichiku City
"Happening and Passing City"
Fuchsia City HGSS.png
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Fuchsia City in {{{variable2}}}.
Map description
A historic village that has become new.
Fuchsia City Gym - Kanto Gym #5RGBYFRLG
Koga
Koga
Poison-type
specialist Gym
Soul Badge
Soul Badge
Fuchsia City Gym - Kanto Gym #5GSCHGSS
Janine
Janine
Poison-type
specialist Gym
Soul Badge
Soul Badge
Fuchsia City Gym - Kanto Gym #5RGBYFRLG
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Poison-type
specialist Gym
Soul Badge
Soul Badge
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Route 18
Fuchsia City
Route 15
 
Route 19
 
Location
Kanto Fuchsia City Map.png
Location of Fuchsia City in Kanto.
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Gen I Gen II Gen III

Fuchsia City (Japanese: セキチクシティ Sekichiku City) is a city located in southwest Kanto. Its most distinguishing features are the Safari Zone in the Generation I and III games and the Poison-type Gym. Koga is the Fuchsia City Gym Leader until his daughter Janine takes over in the Generation II and IV games.

Route 15 leads into the city from the east, Route 18 from the west, and the beach of Route 19 is in the south.

Bill's grandfather lives in Fuchsia City. In the anime, the Battle Pike is located near the city.

In Generation II, the Safari Zone is closed down. In the Generation IV remakes, Pal Park replaces the closed-down Safari Zone.

Places of interest

Safari Zone

Main article: Kanto Safari Zone

The Safari Zone is a special Pokémon preserve where Trainers can enter to capture certain types of Pokémon. It is owned by the Warden.

For PokémonDollar.png500, the player will receive 30 Safari Balls. With a large area to cover, Trainers must plan out their destination so as to arrive in time to capture all the Pokémon they want.

When a wild Pokémon appears, no Pokémon may be sent out to battle it: catching Pokémon here, as in all Safari Zones, requires sheer luck. There are four options in the battle screen: Throw a Safari Ball, throw Bait, throw a Rock, and run away. Throwing Bait makes a Pokémon less likely to run, but makes it harder to catch; while throwing a Rock does the reverse, making it easier to catch but more likely to run.

During Generations I and III, however, a sweepstakes is taking place to find a hidden house deep in the Safari Zone, called the Secret House. The winner of the sweepstakes receives HM03 (Surf). During Generations II and IV the Safari Zone is not open. In HeartGold and SoulSilver only, the Kanto Pal Park takes its place.

SAFARI GAME
POKéMON-U-CATCH!

Safari Zone Warden

Main article: Baoba
Safari Zone Warden unable to speak clearly

Safari Zone Warden Baoba is the man in charge of the Kanto Safari Zone. His house is located on the south-eastern side of the city. He lives in a cottage next to the Pokémon Center. The locals of Fuchsia nicknamed the Warden "Slowpoke" because he has a vacant look similar to that seen on a Slowpoke. He's actually very knowledgeable about Pokémon, which should only be natural as taking care of the Safari Zone Pokémon is part of his job. He has a collection of rare Pokémon Fossils. He has recently lost his false teeth in the Safari Zone and has become unable to speak clearly. If the protagonist of the Kanto Generation I or Generation III games returns his teeth to him, he'll give them HM04 (Strength). Wild Pokémon appear in the city in a pond behind the Warden's house.

He also runs a promotion in the Safari Zone. Pokémon Trainers who find the Secret House on the grounds are given HM03 (Surf). It's probable that he's friends with Koga, as the Gym Leader patrols the grounds of the Safari Zone to keep things safe. Koga's daughter, Janine, also trains just outside of the Safari Zone.

In Generation II, the Warden has left on a trip, so the Safari Zone has been shut down and most of the exclusive Pokémon have been moved to adjacent Routes. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, however, the park's closing led to the opening of a Pal Park. It's also in these games that the Warden's name is revealed to be Baoba. Wishing to maintain the Safari Game, Baoba opens another Safari Zone in Johto.

SAFARI ZONE
WARDEN'S HOME

Move deleter

Move deleter

In Generation III, a Move Deleter resides in a house in Fuchsia City that cannot be accessed in Generations I, II, or IV, next to the city's Pokémon Center. The Move Deleter is a very forgetful man who lives alone. For no charge, he will make a Pokémon forget a move that it knows, provided that the move is not the only move which that Pokémon knows. He is the only way for a Pokémon to forget HM moves such as Cut or Fly.

Pokémon Zoo

A Pokémon zoo is located in Fuchsia City, just outside the Safari Zone. However, it is closed, like the Safari Zone, in Generations II and IV. There are Pokémon on display, including Chansey, Lapras, Voltorb, Kangaskhan, and Slowpoke. In addition, the Fossil that the player "shares" with the Super Nerd in Mt. Moon appears here as well. It will be a Kabuto if the player chose the Helix Fossil, and an Omanyte if the player chose the Dome Fossil.

Generation I

POKéMON PARADISE
SAFARI ZONE

Name: SLOWPOKE
Friendly and very
slow moving.

Name: CHANSEY
Catching one is
all up to chance.

Name: VOLTORB
The very image of
a POKé BALL.

Name: KANGASKHAN
A maternal POKéMON
that raises its
young in a pouch
on its belly.

Name: LAPRAS
A.K.A. the king
of the seas.

Name: KABUTO
A POKéMON that
was resurrected
from a fossil.

Name: OMANYTE
A POKéMON that
was resurrected
from a fossil.

Generation III

POKéMON PARADISE
SAFARI ZONE

Name: SLOWPOKE
Friendly and very slow moving.

Name: CHANSEY
Catching one is all up to chance.

Name: VOLTORB
The very image of a POKé BALL.

Name: KANGASKHAN
A maternal POKéMON that raises its
young in a pouch on its belly.

Name: LAPRAS
AKA the king of the seas.

Name: KABUTO
An extremely rare POKéMON that was
regenerated from a fossil.

Name: OMANYTE
An extremely rare POKéMON that was
regenerated from a fossil.

In Generation II only, there's a notice outside the Safari Zone Office informing that it is closed until further notice.

There's a notice
here...
SAFARI ZONE OFFICE
is closed until
further notice.

Also exclusive to Generation II is a sign within the Pokémon Zoo warning people to avoid littering.

No littering.
Please take your
waste with you.

Berries

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, a Juggler that is found near Pal Park will hand out three different types of Berries each time a shard is traded. The types of Berries given to the player depend on the shard's color. There is another Juggler that will trade a shard for Berries in Violet City.

Shard Berry Set Berries
Bag Red Shard Sprite.png Red Shard E Bag Persim Berry Sprite.png Persim Bag Razz Berry Sprite.png Razz Bag Pomeg Berry Sprite.png Pomeg
Bag Blue Shard Sprite.png Blue Shard F Bag Bluk Berry Sprite.png Bluk Bag Kelpsy Berry Sprite.png Kelpsy Bag Cornn Berry Sprite.png Cornn
Bag Yellow Shard Sprite.png Yellow Shard G Bag Pinap Berry Sprite.png Pinap Bag Grepa Berry Sprite.png Grepa Bag Nomel Berry Sprite.png Nomel
Bag Green Shard Sprite.png Green Shard H Bag Wepear Berry Sprite.png Wepear Bag Hondew Berry Sprite.png Hondew Bag Durin Berry Sprite.png Durin

Fuchsia Gym

Fuchsia Gym
Main article: Fuchsia Gym

The Fuchsia Gym is the official Gym of Fuchsia City. It is based on Poison-type Pokémon. In Generations I and III, the Gym Leader is Koga. However, by Generations II and IV, the Gym Leader's duties have been taken up by Koga's daughter, Janine. Trainers who are victorious at this Gym may receive the Soul Badge. The Fuchsia Gym can be difficult to navigate, as both Koga and Janine have installed invisible walls. Janine has added a further step to the puzzle, as the other Trainers in the Gym all look like her. A field based on the Gym also appears in Pokémon Stadium's Gym Leader Castle. If playing the Generation I games on a normal Game Boy, the walls are invisible. However, when using a multi-colored palette on the Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP, these walls are exposed.

Demographics

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Fuchsia City is an average-sized city and has a population of 35.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Fuchsia City has a population of 36; the population has increased by one since Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Poké Mart

Generation I and III
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Super Potion Super Potion*
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion*
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar1,500
Full Heal Full Heal
Pokémon Dollar600
Super Repel Super Repel
Pokémon Dollar500

Generation II
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion
Pokémon Dollar1,500
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar1,500
Full Heal Full Heal
Pokémon Dollar600
Max Repel Max Repel
Pokémon Dollar700
unknown Flower Mail
Pokémon Dollar50

Generation IV - Bottom
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
Pokémon Dollar1200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar200
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

Generation IV - Top
Steel Mail Steel Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Net Ball Net Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
Dusk Ball Dusk Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Good Rod Sprite.png Good Rod From the Fishing Guru's brother  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 (Strength) A gift from the Safari Zone Warden after giving him his Gold Teeth  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy Inside the Safari Zone Warden's house (requires Strength)  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive In the Safari Zone Warden's garden (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag None Sprite.png Burnt Berry From a Berry tree located in the northern area  G  S  C 
Bag Red Apricorn Sprite.png Red Apricorn From an Apricorn tree located in the northern area  HG  SS 
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget Near the flower boxes in the northeast area (hidden)  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Fishing
129 Magikarp
R B Y
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
060 Poliwag
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
118 Goldeen
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
098 Krabby
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
118 Goldeen
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
119 Seaking
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
23 25%
129 Magikarp
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
129 Magikarp
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
5-15 90%
130 Gyarados
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 10%
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 II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
129 Magikarp
G S C
Surfing Surfing
10-24 100%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 100%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 90%
130 Gyarados
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 10%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
130 Gyarados
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 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 III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
054 Psyduck
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
20-40 100%
079 Slowpoke
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
20-40 100%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
060 Poliwag
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
118 Goldeen
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
118 Goldeen
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
119 Seaking
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
20-30 40%
130 Gyarados
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 15%
054 Psyduck
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 5%
079 Slowpoke
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 5%
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  
Surfing
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
10-20 100%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 100%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 97%
130 Gyarados
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 3%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
130 Gyarados
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 30%
Headbutt
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
26-34 65%
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
21-23 50%
167 Spinarak
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
21-23 30%
165 Ledyba
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
21-23 30%
265 Wurmple
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
21-23, 26-34 20%
114 Tangela
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
26-34 15%
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.

Differences among generations

Three years from Generation I and III to Generation II and IV, the city has changed quite dramatically. The Pokémon Zoo has closed down, transforming the northern half of the city into a grassy plain, only accessible by the use of Cut. There is also a small area in the northwestern part of the city, that contains a Burnt Berry. In Generation II, Warden Slowpoke has left on a trip, so the Safari Zone has been shut down and most of the exclusive Pokémon have been moved to adjacent routes. In Generation IV, the Safari Zone is replaced with Pal Park instead, with a replacement Safari Zone now found in Johto.

In the spin-off games

In Pokémon Pinball

In Pokémon Pinball, Fuchsia City (misspelled Fuchia) appears on the Blue table; catchable Pokémon include Venonat, Exeggcute, Kangaskhan, Goldeen and Magikarp.

In the anime

Fuchsia City in the alternate present
Fuchsia City in the anime
Fuchsia City in the past

Even though Ash won the Soul Badge at the Fuchsia Gym, it was located outside of Fuchsia City itself, thus resulting the city itself not being visited at the time.

Fuchsia City itself made its first anime appearance in Time Warp Heals All Wounds, where it was depicted as a deserted, dark-looking place. May ended up chasing after her wandering Squirtle, leading her to an abandoned railway station. There she discovered an old woman named Edna, who told her that she was waiting for her husband, Jonathan, to return, even though the trains didn't use the station anymore and she had once received a letter telling that Jonathan has died in an accident.

From Edna's granddaughter, Katrina, May heard that Edna and Jonathan had once held a Pokémon breeding Center in Fuchsia City, until Jonathan had suggested that they leave for a while so he could study to become a doctor. Edna, however, had been unwilling to leave her hometown, so Jonathan left for the train station by himself, leaving behind a letter telling of his decision. After reading the letter, Edna had rushed to the station, intending to convince Jonathan to stay, for she, unbeknownst by Jonathan, was carrying a child. Unfortunately, she bumped into a Gentleman on the way, preventing her from reaching Jonathan in time. Even though she got a letter a year later telling of Jonathan's death, she still came to the station every day to wait for his return, refusing to believe that her husband was gone.

Afterwards, May, Squirtle, and Meowth found the pendant Edna had lost back when Jonathan had left. Suddenly the pendant started to glow, and May, Squirtle, and Meowth soon found themselves in the past, back at the day when Jonathan had left Edna. Not wanting the lovers to lose each other, May used her Squirtle's Ice Beam to change the falling rain into a snowfall, delaying the train's departure enough for Edna to reach Jonathan in time and convince him to stay. Just then, the pendant started to glow again, and May, Squirtle, and Meowth were sent back to the present, where their actions in the past had had dramatic results: the town was no longer deserted and dark, but lively and light, with even the train station still being in use. Just then, Ash, Brock, and Max arrived, telling May that her Egg was about to hatch. When she went with the others to see her Egg at the Pokémon Center, she was surprised to see Edna, Jonathan, and Katrina, who were now working together as Pokémon pediatricians. Due to the past having changed, neither Edna or Katrina remembered May. Due to May, Squirtle, and Meowth being the only ones having traveled through time, they were the only ones to know about the alternate present.

Later at that night, after May's Egg had hatched into an Eevee, Ash, company, Edna, Jonathan, and Katrina witnessed Volbeat and Illumise dancing around a tree in the middle of the city, something that the alternate present had lacked.

In the manga

Fuchsia City in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

In the manga series The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Ash and Brock travel to Fuchsia City in The Human Race and the Pokémon Race. They arrive during the Nomads Independence Day festival, where they are reunited with Misty.

Ash participates in the Fuchsia Free-For-All Race on behalf of Lara Laramie.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Fuchsia City made a brief appearance at the end of Meanwhile... Vileplume! in the Red, Green & Blue chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Fuchsia City appeared in Save the Chansey!!.

Trivia

  • Its Japanese motto is セキチクは ピンク はなやかな いろ "Sekichiku is the color of pink flora."
  • In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Janine can be found behind the zoo saying that she is training to become the Gym Leader. Her name in the Fame Checker is erroneously listed as "Charine" in the English versions.
  • Its English motto before Generation IV was "Behold! It's Passion Pink!"
  • Fuchsia City resembles Jaipur (commonly referred to as the "Pink City"), as both are named for the color of buildings in the city.
  • In Generation I, if the player cheats to access the area with the Pokémon in the pens and talk with them, the Pokémon will answer "!" instead of their cry. This is because they don't have a talk event defined, so the games provide placeholder text as a replacement.
  • Starting in Pokémon Yellow, wild Gyarados can be caught by fishing in the lake next to the Warden's house. This may be a reference to EP035, where Misty fishes up a Gyarados in the Safari Zone.
  • Fuchsia City did not appear in the anime until Time Warp Heals All Wounds in the Battle Frontier saga, despite the Gym appearing in the original series.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese セキチクシティ Sekichiku City 石竹色 (sekichiku iro) refers to the pink color of China pink flowers.
English Fuchsia City From fuchsia.
French Parmanie From parme, a kind of purple.
German Fuchsania City From Fuchsinrot, fuchsia.
Italian Fucsiapoli From fucsia and the suffix -poli, meaning city.
Polish Parmania From French Parmanie.
Spanish Ciudad Fucsia
Ciudad Fuchsia
From fucsia.
Korean 연분홍시티 Yeonbunhong City 연분홍 (yeonbunhong) means "light pink."
Chinese (Mandarin) 淺紅市/浅红市 Qiǎnhóng Shì 淺紅/浅红 (qiǎnhóng) means "light red."
Chinese (Cantonese) 淺紅市 Cingung Si 淺红 (cingung) also means "light red."



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Last modified on 29 July 2014, at 04:09