The Village Bridge (Japanese: ビレッジブリッジVillage Bridge) is a stone arch bridge that connects Route 11 in central Unova to Route 12 in eastern Unova.
It is said that Village Bridge is over 200 years old, and was constructed after the river beneath it flooded and washed away the houses along its banks. The houses were rebuilt on top of the bridge to prevent the town from being destroyed again. An elderly stone cutter, whose great-great-great-grandfather was around when the bridge was built, is now in charge of keeping the bridge in good condition.
Places of interest
The woman in the furthest house to the right will heal the player's Pokémon.
A woman and her four Patrat initially live here, but once the player enters her house, she leaves for greener pastures. She and her troupe can then be found on Marvelous Bridge. She will award the player with a Big Mushroom after winning a cup-and-ball game. It can be obtained once per day.
Village Bridge Restaurant
Village Bridge Restaurant Village Sandwiches are our specialty!
On the southeast end of the area is a small sandwich van called the Village Bridge Restaurant, which is noted for its specialty Berry sandwiches. Once Baker Chris is defeated, she will ask the player to temporarily work for her, triggering a minigame. The object is to remember the orders of the four customers, repeat them to Chris, and then serve them in the correct order. The player will receive a Lum Berry as a reward. This can be done once per day.
In Black 2 and White 2, the sandwich shop has been moved into one of the buildings; however, the minigame can no longer be played at it.
As of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Village Bridge Restaurant has become a chain restaurant that has spread to Hoenn. One of their meals is the Village Sub Combo, which includes a Berry sandwich and fried Berries.
Secret singing area
In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, there is a secret room under the bridge where a girl is singing. Upon finding her, she forces the player outside. A girl on the bridge will reward the player for finding the source of the mysterious voice.
In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, a tennis and basketball court replace the Village Bridge Restaurant. Here, Smashers and Hoopsters can be fought.
The Village Bridge area's population increased to 32.
Grass flute, second acoustic guitar, beatboxing, and enka vocal parts can be added to the background track by speaking to NPCs Derleth (Japanese: タンボTambo), Aickman (Japanese: ソンSon), Russo (Japanese: ガッチーGatchī), and Koontz (Japanese: れいぞうReizō), respectively. The initial kana of these NPCs' Japanese names make up the sound of the word "たそがれ" tasogare (meaning dusk), which is one of the more clearly heard words in the song. Similarly, the initial letters of these NPCs' English names spell out the word "dark", fitting their title as the Dark musicians of Village Bridge.
I am a geezer standing in the dusk, mesmerized by the gulls. I am a geezer standing in the dusk, mesmerized by the gulls.
I am a geezer standing in the dusk, mesmerized by the gulls. I am a geezer standing in the dusk, mesmerized by the gulls. Gazing fixedly into the blue sea, I bemoan with shed tears, as I yearn for the lovely gulls soaring above the blue harbor.
One of the customers at the Sandwich Shop in Black and White owns a Pikachu, despite Pikachu not being native to Unova.
One of the members of the Dark musicians of Village Bridge, Aickman, says, "I know my sound doesn't fit this city, this town. But I... I cannot change my life, my style." This may be a reference to the fact that Enka is not commonly heard in places such as the inspiration of Village Bridge, the Ponte Vecchio, or Unova's inspiration, New York.