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Opelucid City

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Opelucid City ソウリュウシティ
Soryu City
"Time's Dividing Line"
Opelucid City B.png
Opelucid City in Pokémon Black.
Opelucid City W.png
Opelucid City in Pokémon White.
Map description
A convenient city of rapid change, showing no traces of the past.BB2
A city that respects history and values old things.WW2
Opelucid City Gym - Unova Gym #8B / #7B2W2
Drayden
Drayden
Dragon-type
specialist Gym
Legend Badge
Legend Badge
Opelucid City Gym - Unova Gym #8W
Iris
Iris
Dragon-type
specialist Gym
Legend Badge
Legend Badge
Opelucid City Gym - Unova Gym #8B / #7B2W2
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Dragon-type
specialist Gym
Legend Badge
Legend Badge
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Route 10*
 
Route 9
Opelucid City
Route 11
Location
Unova Opelucid City Map.png
Location of Opelucid City in Unova.

Opelucid City (Japanese: ソウリュウシティ Soryu City) is a city in the northern and central area of the Unova region. The look of Opelucid City differs between versions. In Pokémon Black, the city has a technological appearance, while in Pokémon White, it has a natural appearance. The music reflects their respective appearances in both versions as well. Black 2 and White 2 maintains this difference.

During the storyline of Black 2 and White 2, the city is frozen by the Plasma Frigate, blocking the entrances to all but the Pokémon Center, Gym, and Drayden's house. During the credits the ice is shown to be thawing. It is implied that after the events of Pokémon Black and White, a landslide on the old Victory Road occurred and, as a safety precaution, the northern exit to Route 10 is sealed off; Route 10 therefore no longer exists in Black 2 and White 2, nor does the gate that once led to the route, having evidently been demolished.

Places of interest

Opelucid Gym

Main article: Opelucid Gym

Opelucid City is host to the final Gym Trainers challenge on their journey through Unova. The Gym Leader faced depends on the game version. In Pokémon Black, the player will battle Drayden; in Pokémon White the player will battle Iris. They both specialize in Dragon-types. In Black 2 and White 2, Drayden is the sole Gym Leader due to Iris becoming the Champion. After the player receives his/her badge, Opelucid City is frozen.

Battle House

The Battle House, located west of the entrance, is a building where the player can battle two Ace Trainers in Rotation Battles in Black, and Triple Battles in White. Unlike most Trainers in Black and White, these Trainers can be rematched, and will battle the player once per day.

In Black 2 and White 2, the Battle House was closed due to the Trainers leaving for the Pokémon World Tournament to test their skills.

Black

Battle House
Rotation Battle!

Trainer Pokémon
Ace Trainer Eileen
Ace Trainer Eileen
エリナ Erina
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2340
Rotation Battle
512 Simisage Lv.39
No item
514 Simisear Lv.39
No item
516 Simipour Lv.39
No item
Ace Trainer Lou
Ace Trainer Lou
エツヤ Etsuya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2340
Rotation Battle
619 Mienfoo Lv.39
No item
605 Elgyem Lv.39
No item
624 Pawniard Lv.39
No item

White

Battle House
Triple Battle!

Trainer Pokémon
Ace Trainer Lou
Ace Trainer Lou
エツヤ Etsuya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2340
Triple Battle
512 Simisage Lv.39
No item
516 Simipour Lv.39
No item
514 Simisear Lv.39
No item
Ace Trainer Eileen
Ace Trainer Eileen
エリナ Erina
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2340
Triple Battle
624 Pawniard Lv.39
No item
605 Elgyem Lv.39
No item
619 Mienfoo Lv.39
No item

Opelucid Gate (Route 10 exit)

The northern exit as it appears in Pokémon White 2.

The northern exit of the city differs between the two sets of games. In Black and White it exits to Route 10, however in Black 2 and White 2 this northern exit has been sealed off. This is due to the collapse of the old Victory Road.

This change removes Route 10 from Unova completely. Even if the player uses a cheating device to bypass through the sealed off area, it leads nowhere and plays the music from Route 6, 7, 8, 9, 17, and 18.

Demographics

Pokémon Black

Opelucid City has a population of 46.

Pokémon White

Opelucid City has a population of 52.

Variable scoring

In Black version, a synth track will be added to the background theme if the player is near a keytar player performing immediately west of the Pokémon Center. In White version, an erhu player stands in the same place and will add an erhu track.

There is a glitch that can cause these to stay permanently on/off regardless of the player's position.

Poké Mart

Lower 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
Upper cashier
Dusk Ball Dusk Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
Timer Ball Timer Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
Quick Ball Quick Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
BridgeMail T BridgeMail T*
Pokémon Dollar50
BridgeMail V BridgeMail V*
Pokémon Dollar50
Greet Mail Greet Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Favored Mail Favored Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
RSVP Mail RSVP Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Thanks Mail Thanks Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Inquiry Mail Inquiry Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Like Mail Like Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Reply Mail Reply Mail
Pokémon Dollar50

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Max Repel Sprite.png Max Repel South of the Pokémon Center (hidden)  B  W 
Bag None Sprite.png Prop Gift from the Gentleman in the westernmost building (one per day, in the order: Gift Box, Fluffy Beard, Big Bag, Scarlet Hat)  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Destiny Knot Sprite.png Destiny Knot Gift from a girl inside the building between Opelucid Gym and the Battle House  B  W 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball On the road, between the Battle House and the building to its left (hidden)  B  W 
Bag Float Stone Sprite.png Float Stone Gift from the Linebacker on the second floor of Drayden's house  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Ring Target Sprite.png Ring Target Gift from the girl on the second floor of Drayden's house  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag Cell Battery Sprite.png Cell Battery Gift from the man on the second floor of the building east of Drayden's house after the player shows him a Pokémon with Charge from the opposite version  B  W 
Bag Master Ball Sprite.png Master Ball Gift from Professor Juniper after defeating DraydenB/IrisW  B  W 
Bag Smoke Ball Sprite.png Smoke Ball From a lady in the house east of the Gym  B2  W2 

Trainers

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

These battles take place after defeating Drayden at the Opelucid Gym.

Trainer Pokémon
Team Plasma Grunt
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1760
505 Watchog Lv.44
No item
089 Muk Lv.44
No item
Team Plasma Grunt
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1760
042 Golbat Lv.44
No item
569 Garbodor Lv.44
No item
Team Plasma Grunt
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1760
336 Seviper Lv.44
No item
110 Weezing Lv.44
No item







Trainer Tips

Trainer Tips
Mayor Drayden will teach you if he recognizes you as a strong Trainer. Visit his home to learn the most powerful Dragon-type move!

In the anime

Opelucid City in the anime

Opelucid City was first mentioned in Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige! when Jervis recommended Ash and his friends travel through Opelucid City on their way to Vertress City. In A Village Homecoming!, Drayden had told Iris that he would be waiting for her at the Opelucid Gym.

Opelucid City first appeared in Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future! when the gang arrived for Iris and Drayden's battle.

Opelucid City is home to Opelucid Academy, a prestigious academy located near the Opelucid Gym. Iris was a former student at the academy. Iris was reunited here with her friend Martha for a short period of time. Drayden is the Academy President of Opelucid Academy and it was revealed that he handpicks the students to study at the academy. Opelucid City also appears to have a radio tower that towers over the city.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Opelucid 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 #
Octillery Water Plasma Blast Uncommon 19/101 Megalo Cannon Common 015/076
Ursaring Colorless Plasma Blast Uncommon 76/101 Megalo Cannon Common 063/076
 

Trivia

  • Opelucid's Japanese motto is 過去と 未來が 絡みあう街 "The city where past and future intertwine".
  • The city is similar to Blackthorn City in that they are both host to a Dragon-type Gym, that Gym is the eighth Gym of the region at some point, that they both have the effort value checker and a Move Tutor for Draco Meteor, and that they are both located in the northern part of their respective regions.
  • This is the second city in Pokémon Black and White where the Gym Leader varies, though not in the same way as the Striaton Gym.
  • In Black 2 and White 2, if the player does not get the Ring Target or the Float Stone from the people in Drayden's house before Team Plasma freezes the city, they will only talk about how concerned they are for the city. Should this be the case, they will give the player the items after defeating the Elite Four and Champion.
  • In Black 2 and White 2, if the player does not collect the Max Potion from Route 11 and uses the Dowsing Machine by the city's eastern exit, it will reveal the presence of a hidden item. This disappears once the Max Potion is collected.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ソウリュウシティ Soryu City 双龍文 sōryūmon, a type of Chinese pattern resembling two dragons. Also from 蒼竜 sōryū, a Japanese name for the Azure Dragon.
English Opelucid City From opacus (opaque sheets of clouds), perlucidus (sheets of cloud with small spaces), and possibly translucidus (translucent sheets of clouds). May also be from opal and lucid.
French Janusia From Janus, the Roman god of gates depicted with two faces, one facing the past, the other facing the future. Also a flower genus.
German Twindrake City From "twin" and "drake" (a term sometimes used to refer to European dragons).
Italian Boreduopoli From Bora, a northern katabatic wind in the Mediterranean area, and duo.
Spanish Ciudad Caolín From caolín, kaolinite.
Korean 쌍용시티 Ssang'yong City 쌍용 (雙龍) ssang'yong means a pair of dragons.
Chinese (Mandarin) 雙龍市‎ Shuānglóng Shì‎ From its Japanese name. Literally means "Double dragon".



Unova
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Settlements
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