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Nimbasa City

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Nimbasa City ライモンシティ
Raimon City
"Lit by the Flash of Lightning!"
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Nimbasa City in {{{variable2}}}.
Map description
A bustling city of entertainment, with many theme parks.
Nimbasa City Gym - Unova Gym #4
Elesa
Elesa
Electric-type
specialist Gym
Bolt Badge
Bolt Badge
Nimbasa City Gym - Unova Gym #4
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Electric-type
specialist Gym
Bolt Badge
Bolt Badge
Nimbasa City Gym - Unova Gym #4
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[[{{{leader3}}}|{{{leader3}}}]]
Electric-type
specialist Gym
Bolt Badge
Bolt Badge
[[| League]]
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Elite Four
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Route 5
Nimbasa City
Route 16
 
Route 4 and Join Avenue*
 
Location
Unova Nimbasa City Map.png
Location of Nimbasa City in Unova.

Nimbasa City (Japanese: ライモンシティ Raimon City) is a city located in central Unova. There are three routes connecting to it: to the south of the city is Route 4 and the vast Desert Resort, to the west is Route 5, and to the east is Route 16. Nimbasa City is the most populous city in the Unova region and the second most populous in the Pokémon World, behind Kalos's Lumiose City. In contrast to Castelia City, which is the heart of business and economy in the region, Nimbasa serves as the heart of leisure and entertainment. Nimbasa City is well known for its grand-scale landmarks such as the Musical Theater, Gear Station, Big Stadium and Small Court, Battle Institute, and the Rondez-View Ferris Wheel and amusement park.

Elesa is the Gym Leader of Nimbasa City. She specializes in the Electric type and hands out the Bolt Badge upon defeat.

Places of interest

Musical Theater

The Musical Theater (Japanese: ミュージカルホール Musical Hall) is where the Pokémon Musical takes place, located in the north of Nimbasa. The player meets Bianca here upon their first arrival.

Inside, the owner of the theater will give the player a Prop Case and show them how to dress up their Pokémon.

Gear Station

Main article: Battle Subway

Gear Station is the central hub of the Battle Subway. All eight lines of the Battle Subway are accessed through Gear Station, including the only available route to Anville Town. The stats judge which can appraise a Pokémon's IVs is located in Gear Station as well.

Big Stadium and Small Court

Main article: Big Stadium and Small Court

Nimbasa City's sports venues, Big Stadium and Small Court, are where sportspeople and sports fans go to practice and engage in both Pokémon battles and the sport of their choosing. They are also the places where sporting events are hosted in the Unova region. Big Stadium hosts sports requiring fields, specifically baseball, soccer, and football; meanwhile, Small Court hosts sports requiring courts, specifically tennis and basketball.

Trainers may be battled daily at both facilities except during event hours.

Battle Institute

Main article: Battle Institute

Rondez-View Ferris Wheel

The Rondez-View Ferris Wheel is a couples-only Ferris wheel.

Trainers may be battled here daily; the Trainer varies with the season and the gender of the player. The Trainer's Japanese names are related to the season they appear in; however, in Black 2 and White 2, Hiker Natsumi (Andy in English) appears in autumn and not summer as his name corresponds to and did originally. With the exception of Black and White's Preschooler Winter, the English names do not relate to the seasons, but in Black and White 2, however, some of the English names of the Trainers do relate to the season they appear in.

After the battle, the Trainer will accompany the player on the wheel. In the Japanese version, the conversations on the Ferris wheel are laced with double entendres. In the Japanese versions of Black 2 and White 2, Nursery Aide Enatsu (June in English) admits to being a man disguised as a woman in order to be a Nursery Aide, but this dialogue is cut from the English games.

In Pokémon Black and White, N is battled here as part of the main storyline.

Pokémon Black and White

These Trainers can only be battled after defeating Elesa.

BW HilbertOD Stand.png If the player's gender is male:

Trainer Pokémon
Lass Maya
Lass Maya
ミハル Miharu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png400
Spring only
574 Gothita Lv.25
No item
Hiker Andy
Hiker Andy
ナツミ Natsumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png800
Summer only
525 Boldore Lv.25
No item
Clerk ♀ Trisha
Clerk ♀ Trisha
チアキ Chiaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1000
Autumn only
572 Minccino Lv.25
No item
Preschooler Winter
Preschooler Winter
フユカ Fuyuka
Reward: PokémonDollar.png96
Winter only
577 Solosis Lv.24
No item

BW HildaOD Stand.png If the player's gender is female:

Trainer Pokémon
Dancer Dirk
Dancer Dirk
ハルオ Haruo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png800
Spring only
554 Darumaka Lv.25
No item
Ace Trainer Austin
Ace Trainer Austin
ナツキ Natsuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1620
Summer only
528 Swoobat Lv.27
No item
Waitress Aurora
Waitress Aurora
アキラ Akira
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1000
Autumn only
541 Swadloon Lv.25
No item
Rich Boy Martin
Rich Boy Martin
フユタ Fuyuta
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3840
Winter only
520 Tranquill Lv.24
No item

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Nate OD.png If the player's gender is male:

Trainer Pokémon
Lass Persephone
Lass Persephone
ハツハル Hatsuharu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png384
Spring only
510 Liepard Lv.24
No item
Nursery Aide June
Nursery Aide June
エナツ Enatsu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
Summer only
541 Swadloon Lv.24
No item
Clerk ♀ Trisha
Clerk ♀ Trisha
チアキ Chiaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
Autumn only
572 Minccino Lv.24
No item
Beauty December
Beauty December
マフユ Mafuyu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1344
Winter only
180 Flaaffy Lv.24
No item

Rosa OD.png If the player's gender is female:

Trainer Pokémon
Dancer Dirk
Dancer Dirk
ハルオ Haruo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png768
Spring only
554 Darumaka Lv.24
No item
Clerk ♂ Augustin
Clerk ♂ Augustin
ヒロナツ Hironatsu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
Summer only
520 Tranquill Lv.24
No item
Hiker Andy
Hiker Andy
ナツミ Natsumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png768
Autumn only
525 Boldore Lv.24
No item
Guitarist January
Guitarist January
フユミ Fuyumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png768
Winter only
544 Whirlipede Lv.24
No item

Nimbasa City Gym

Main article: Nimbasa Gym

The Nimbasa Gym is the official Gym of Nimbasa City, specializing in Electric-type Pokémon. In Pokémon Black and White, it contains a series of roller coasters. In Pokémon Black and White 2, the Gym moved from its original location (which is still explored by the player before visiting the official Gym) and is now a runway for models. The Gym Leader is Elesa, who gives out the Bolt Badge upon being defeated.

Demographics

Pokémon Black and White

Nimbasa City is the most populous city in the Unova region with a population of 150 (239, including all Trainers in the Big Stadium and Small Court). It surpasses the urbanized Castelia City in terms of population.

Poké Mart

Upper cashier
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
Technical Machine department
TM Normal TM21 (Frustration)*
Pokémon Dollar10000
TM Normal TM27 (Return)*
Pokémon Dollar10000
TM Electric TM73 (Thunder Wave)
Pokémon Dollar10000
TM Steel TM74 (Gyro Ball)
Pokémon Dollar10000
TM Psychic TM16 (Light Screen)
Pokémon Dollar30000
TM Normal TM20 (Safeguard)*
Pokémon Dollar30000
TM Psychic TM33 (Reflect)
Pokémon Dollar30000

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Bicycle Sprite.png Bicycle Reward from the Day-Care man at the city entrance after defeating Team Plasma  B  W 
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 (Strength) From a man in the building northwest of the Pokémon Center  B  W 
Bag Soothe Bell Sprite.png Soothe Bell From an old woman in the building northwest of the Pokémon Center, after showing her a Pokémon with high happiness  B  W 
Bag Vs. Recorder Sprite.png Vs. Recorder From a girl exiting the Battle Subway  B  W 
Bag X Attack Sprite.png X Attack South of the Rondez-View Ferris Wheel  B  W 
Bag Super Repel Sprite.png Super Repel Southeast of the Rondez-View Ferris Wheel (hidden)  B  W 
Bag Sun Stone Sprite.png Sun Stone From a man in the building north of the Pokémon Center  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Prop Case Sprite.png Prop Case From a man in the Musical Hall  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 (Echoed Voice) From a woman in the Musical Hall  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Macho Brace Sprite.png Macho Brace From a man in the eastern gate  B  W  B2  W2 
Prop Toy Cake Sprite.png Toy Cake From the owner of the Pokémon Musical on the player's birthday  B  W  B2  W2 
Prop Tiara Sprite.png Tiara From the owner of the Pokémon Musical after participating in a Musical with another player  B  W  B2  W2 
Prop Crown Sprite.png Crown From the owner of the Pokémon Musical after winning 3 Musicals (doesn't have to be in a row)  B  W  B2  W2 
Prop Winners Belt Sprite.png Winner's Belt From the owner of the Pokémon Musical after winning 8 Musicals (doesn't have to be in a row)  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag unknown Sprite.png Various Props From various audience members after participating in a Musical  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Vs. Recorder Sprite.png Vs. Recorder From Nate or Rosa after defeating Ingo and Emmet in a Multi Battle  B2  W2 
Bag Soothe Bell Sprite.png Soothe Bell From an old woman in the building northwest of the Pokémon Center  B2  W2 
Bag Thunder Stone Sprite.png Thunder Stone Near the Pokémon Center (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive In trash can near the Rondez-View Ferris Wheel (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Paralyze Heal Sprite.png Paralyz Heal Near the large Audino figure in amusement park  B2  W2 
Bag Dropped Item-f Sprite.png Dropped Item Near flowers in amusement park  B2  W2 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy  B2  W2 
Bag Rage Candy Bar Sprite.png RageCandyBar  B2  W2 
Bag Lava Cookie Sprite.png Lava Cookie  B2  W2 
Bag Old Gateau Sprite.png Old Gateau  B2  W2 

Pokémon

After returning the Dropped Item to the owner and calling them 15 times, Curtis (if the player chosen was Rosa) or Yancy (if the player chosen was Nate) will trade the player a different Pokémon each day in the following order (but only after the previous one has been traded). The Pokémon are different depending on the gender of the player. Each Pokémon has its Hidden Ability and can be either male or female.

After all Pokémon have been traded they will be offered all over again.

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
If the player's gender is male
052 Meowth
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
202 Wobbuffet
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
280 Ralts
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
410 Shieldon
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
111 Rhyhorn
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
422 Shellos
West Sea
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
303 Mawile
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
442 Spiritomb
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
143 Snorlax
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
216 Teddiursa
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
327 Spinda
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
175 Togepi
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
If the player's gender is female
056 Mankey
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
202 Wobbuffet
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
280 Ralts
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
408 Cranidos
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
111 Rhyhorn
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
422E Shellos
East Sea
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
302 Sableye
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
442 Spiritomb
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
143 Snorlax
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
231 Phanpy
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
327 Spinda
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 One
175 Togepi
B2 W2
000 Trade
Any Pokémon
50 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

Pokémon Black and White

Trainer Pokémon
Team Plasma Grunt
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
505 Watchog Lv.18
No item
568 Trubbish Lv.18
No item



Pokémon Black 2 and White 2




Trainer Pokémon
Team Plasma Grunt
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1080
568 Trubbish Lv.27
No item
Team Plasma Grunt
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1080
505 Watchog Lv.27
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Trainer Tips

Trainer Tips
Games occur at specific times in Big Stadium and Small Court! You might be able to have a Pokémon battle with your favorite athlete!


Trainer Tips
The Musical Theater is always looking for participants! You might get more wonderful Props if you participate repeatedly!

In the anime

Nimbasa City at night in the anime

Nimbasa City was first mentioned in Zoroark: Master of Illusions, when Grings Kodai entered the "Nimbasa Legends" team for the Pokémon Baccer World Cup. However, this team was later found out to be a sham created by himself.

Nimbasa City first appeared at the beginning of Reunion Battles In Nimbasa! for a short time where Team Rocket arrived on a mission and again in Club Battle Finale: A Heroes Outcome! where the trio were riding the ferris wheel. Sometime prior to Meowth's Scrafty Tactics!, the trio started a mission which made it appear that Meowth messed up and was fired, however, it was revealed in Crisis from the Underground Up! that it was a plan to steal the gang's Pokémon.

Nimbasa Town, named after the city, is located on its outskirts.

Nimbasa City appeared again in Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!, along with Elesa. Ash won his Gym battle against her in Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!. Nimbasa City's famous attractions, such as the Ferris Wheel and the sport parks, were extensively featured in Lost at the Stamp Rally!.

In the manga

In the Black & White chapter of Pokémon Adventures, Black arrived in Nimbasa City with White. The Pokémon Musical Theater's construction had just been completed when they arrived, and White immediately resumed work on her grand idea, preparing everyone involved for the opening ceremony. After the Nimbasa City Gym Leader Elesa did her bit in the opening ceremony, she led Black towards her Gym for their Gym battle. Black did win his battle with Elesa, and spent the rest of the evening looking for White. White was found by Marshal of the Elite Four, who handed White to Black and excused himself. After taking White to the hospital to recover, Black then heard about what White had been through. After blaming himself for not asking Marshal more about the Servine that was following White, Black met a Baker named Chris, who showed the yet-to-be-opened Battle Subway to Black and White. The next day, White had made the decision to trial the Battle Subway, and after catching her first Pokémon, she bid farewell to Black, but not before Black loaned his Braviary to her, as Black knew that she had to bring three Pokémon with her.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Nimbasa City in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Krookodile Darkness Plasma Freeze Rare 70/116 Spiral Force Uncommon 036/051
Rattata Colorless Plasma Freeze Common 87/116 Spiral Force Common 040/051
 

Trivia

  • Nimbasa's Japanese motto is 稲妻きらめく 輝きの街 "Shining city where lightning sparkles".
  • Nimbasa City is the only known city in the Pokémon world to feature arenas for human sporting events and an amusement park.
  • There is a large Pikachu figure in the amusement park, even though Pikachu are not native to Unova. In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, a Pichu is also shown next to it.
  • When the player rides the Roller Coaster with Hiker Andy in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, a slight variation of the Mario theme can be heard in the background.
  • Nimbasa City is one of two cities that is more populous than the largest city in its region, the other being Celadon City. They are more populous than Castelia City and Saffron City, respectively.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ライモンシティ Raimon City 雷文 raimon, "meander" or "fret". The 雷 rai means "thunder".
English Nimbasa City From nimbus cloud and Mombasa.
French Méanville From méandre, meander.
German Rayono City From the Spanish rayo, thunderbolt.
Italian Sciroccopoli From Scirocco, Italian word for Sirocco.
Spanish Ciudad Mayólica From mayólica, maiolica.
Korean 뇌문시티 Noemun City 뇌문 (noemun) means fret or key pattern.
Chinese (Mandarin) 雷文市 Léiwén Shì From 雷文 raimon. Means "thunder pattern". Also an alternate term for 雷紋 léiwén (fret).



Unova
Trio Badge.png Basic Badge.png Insect Badge.png Bolt Badge.png Quake Badge.png Jet Badge.png Freeze Badge.png Legend Badge.png
Basic Badge.png Toxic Badge.png Insect Badge.png Bolt Badge.png Quake Badge.png Jet Badge.png Legend Badge.png Wave Badge.png
Settlements
Nuvema TownAccumula TownStriaton CityNacrene CityCastelia CityNimbasa CityAnville Town
Driftveil CityMistralton CityIcirrus CityOpelucid CityPokémon LeagueLacunosa TownUndella Town
Black CityWhite ForestAspertia CityFloccesy TownVirbank CityLentimas TownHumilau City
Routes
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Bridges and tunnels
Skyarrow BridgeDriftveil DrawbridgeTubeline BridgeVillage BridgeMarvelous BridgeMarine Tube
Landmarks
DreamyardWellspring CavePinwheel ForestLiberty GardenDesert ResortRelic CastleBattle SubwayLostlorn Forest
Cold StorageMistralton CaveChargestone CaveCelestial TowerTwist MountainDragonspiral TowerMoor of Icirrus
Challenger's CaveVictory Road (BWB2W2) • N's CastleRoyal UnovaGiant ChasmUndella BayAbyssal Ruins
Abundant ShrinePoké Transfer LabP2 LaboratoryEntralinkUnity TowerFloccesy RanchPledge GroveVirbank Complex
Pokéstar StudiosCastelia SewersJoin AvenueCave of BeingPokémon World TournamentReversal MountainPlasma Frigate
Clay TunnelUnderground RuinsStrange HouseRelic PassageSeaside CaveWhite TreehollowBlack Tower
Access to
Nature Preserve

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Last modified on 15 September 2014, at 16:18