Viridian City

For the song, see Viridian City (song)

Template:Infobox town Viridian City (Japanese: トキワシティ Tokiwa City) is a small city located in western Kanto. In the Generation I and Generation III games, Team Rocket leader Giovanni serves as a Ground-type Gym Leader, but the Gym is locked until the player can gain all seven other League Badges. Blue becomes the Gym Leader in the Generation II games and trains a variety of Pokémon.

Three paths, all major, lead from the city center. To the north is Route 2, as well as Viridian Forest, which lies in the middle of Route 2 south of Pewter City. To the south is Route 1, which leads to Pallet Town. To the west is Route 22, leading to the Indigo Plateau and the Pokémon League.

Places of interest

Pokémon Academy

Main article: Pokémon Academy

Much like the Pokémon Academy in Violet City, this building, located in the center of Viridian in Generation III only, is dedicated to teaching the basics of Pokémon to inexperienced trainers. Many trainers that pass through Viridian fall under this category, making the city an ideal location. In Generation II this school was rebuilt and tuned into Trainer House.

Trainer House

A unique attraction in Generation II-era Viridian is the Trainer House, a location where trainers from far and wide can battle one trainer per day. Trainers will face the last trainer they used Mystery Gift with, along with that trainer's party. If they have yet to unlock or use Mystery Gift, the opposing trainer will have a trio of Level 50 Pokémon, namely Meganium, Typhlosion and Feraligatr.

Poké Mart

Generation I

Item Price (File:Pokébuck sign.gif)
Balls
Poké Ball 200
Recovery items
Antidote 100
Burn Heal 250
Paralyze Heal 200
Potion (in Yellow) 300

Generation II

Item Price (File:Pokébuck sign.gif)
Balls
Ultra Ball 1,200
Recovery items
Antidote 100
Awakening 250
Burn Heal 250
Full Heal 600
Hyper Potion 1,200
Paralyze Heal 200
Revive 1,500
Other items
Flower Mail 50

Generation III

Item Price (File:Pokébuck sign.gif)
Balls
Poké Ball 200
Recovery items
Antidote 100
Paralyze Heal 200
Potion 300

Pokémon

Wild Pokémon can be found in a pond located in southeast Viridian City.

Generation I

Name Games Location Levels Rate
Poliwag R B Fishing 50%
Y Fishing 100%
Tentacool R B Fishing 50%

Generation II

Name Games Location Levels Rate
All times
Poliwag G S C Fishing (All) 10, 20, 40 80%
G S C Surfing 5-14 90%
Poliwhirl G S C Surfing 10-14 10%
Magikarp G S C Fishing (All) 10, 20, 40 20%

Generation III

Name Games Location Levels Rate
Psyduck FR Fishing (Super) 5%
FR Surfing 100%
Poliwag FR LG Fishing (Good) 60%
FR LG Fishing (Super) 40%
Poliwhirl FR LG Fishing (Super) 40%
Slowpoke LG Fishing (Super) 5%
LG Surfing 100%
Goldeen FR LG Fishing (Good) 20%
Magikarp FR LG Fishing (Old) 100%
FR LG Fishing (Good) 20%
Gyarados FR LG Fishing (Super) 15%

Trainer Tips

FireRed and LeafGreen

  • The battle moves of Pokémon are limited by their Power Points, PP. To replenish PP, rest your tired Pokémon at a Pokémon Center.
  • Catch Pokémon and expand your collection. The more you have, the easier it is to battle.

In the anime

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The outskirts of Viridian City.
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Viridian City's Pokémon Center.

Viridian City is first visited in Pokémon Emergency!, when Ash Ketchum takes his sick Pikachu to the Pokémon Center.

In the Pokémon Special manga

Viridian Ciy is first visited in the Bulbasaur, Come Home! round of the Red, Green & Blue chapter when Red and Professor Oak chases the Pokémon that escaped of his laboratory. They enters in the abandoned Viridian City Gym and fights with the only resident of that building, an angry Machoke.

References

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