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Michina Town (Japanese: ミチーナ Michina) is an anime-exclusive location in the Sinnoh region and the setting for the third Diamond & Pearl series movie, Arceus and the Jewel of Life. It is a riverside town surrounded by flourishing nature. The town's centerpiece is the Michina Ruins.
Thousands of years ago, Michina Town was a desolate place, which was nothing but a wasteland. But the Jewel of Life's power that Arceus gave Damos made the town's soil rich and fertile. Then Damos constructed the town's ruins in order to praise Arceus's kindness.
The Michina Ruins are old ruins of a temple, located at the peak of a huge, rocky mountain in Michina. Beside the ruins is a beautiful lake.
The ruins are guarded by Sheena and Kevin. It is where Damos witnessed the awakening of Arceus. It is also the home of the Jewel of Life. The Space-Time Axis can be found in the basement of the ruins.
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Michina Town or Pokémon that reside there in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
- Michina Town is the fourth movie-made city based on a real city outside Japan.
- Around the time of the premiere of Arceus and the Jewel of Life, at various EB Games stores around the country, an Australian event Arceus was distributed with its OT as "Michina", the name of the town in the movie.
Michina Town is mostly based on Meteora, Greece.
In other languages
|| ミチーナ Michīna
|| Possibly from 未知な michi-na, meaning "strange" or "unknown".
|| 미케나 Mycena
|| Similar to Mycenae.
| Chinese (Taiwan)
|| 米季納 Mǐjìnà
|| Transliteration of Michina. Also, 米 is "rice", 季 refers to "seasons", and 納 means "to receive".