|Debut||Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias|
In the anime
The city is guarded by the Legendary Pokémon Latias and Latios, which are both commemorated in the city's Guardian Columns. In the distant past, the pair saved Alto Mare from the evils of a Trainer and their rampaging Pokémon Aerodactyl and Kabutops who sought to flood the city. The city gained its name of Alto Mare, which means "high sea", from this very event.
The Tour de Alto Mare, a water chariot race, is held annually. Trainers race on floating platforms pulled by their Pokémon. One year, the competition was won by Misty and her Corsola. The year prior, it was won by Ross and his Wailmer. Winners are awarded a glass medallion, depicting Latias and Latios.
Alto Mare briefly reappeared in the opening sequence of Jirachi: Wish Maker, where Latios and Latias were shown flying under one of its bridges.
Places of interest
Alto Mare Museum
The Alto Mare Museum exhibits the Defense Mechanism of Alto Mare (DMA). The Fossils of Pokémon that attacked Alto Mare in the past, Aerodactyl and Kabutops, can also be seen on the museum's floor. Lorenzo and his granddaughter, Bianca, are the caretakers of the museum.
- Main article: Secret Garden
The Secret Garden is where Latias and Latios reside and it is located near the museum. Located in a small pond is the Soul Dew. If removed, it can be used to control the DMA, but this will cause all the water to drain from the city. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the two Eon Pokémon to protect the Soul Dew.
|Alto Mare Museum||DMA||Gondola workshop|
|Guardian Columns of Alto Mare||Coastline||Secret Garden|
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Alto Mare or Pokémon that reside there in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
|Alto Mare's Pokémon|
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.
|Alto Mare's Xatu||Theater Limited VS Pack||006/018|
|Alto Mare's Kabutops||Theater Limited VS Pack||008/018|
|Alto Mare's Aerodactyl||Theater Limited VS Pack||009/018|
|Alto Mare's Pidgeotto||Theater Limited VS Pack||010/018|
|Alto Mare's Latias||Theater Limited VS Pack||011/018|
|Alto Mare's Latios||Theater Limited VS Pack||012/018|
|Alto Mare's Latias||10th Movie Commemoration Set|
|Alto Mare's Latios||10th Movie Commemoration Set|
|Alto Mare Cube||T [TM]||Theater Limited VS Pack||018/018|
- Alto Mare is the first movie-made city based on a real city outside Japan.
- The large numbers of Pidgey found in Alto Mare seems to be a reference to the pigeons of Venice.
- A gate in Alto Mare that Team Rocket tries to climb over features an image of Entei.
- Alto Mare contains a lot of Easter eggs, such as a gondola based on Lugia and some (mural) drawings that resemble Pokémon.
- A town similar in appearance to Alto Mare appears in the opening sequence of Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, along with Latios and Latias.
|Japanese||アルトマーレ Altomare||Italian for "high sea"|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||奧多馬雷 / 奥多马雷 Àoduōmǎléi||Transliteration of its Japanese name|
|Thai||อัลโต้มาเร่ Altomare||Transliteration of its Japanese name|
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