Azalea Town

Azalea Town ヒワダタウン
Hiwada Town
"Living Happily with Pokémon"
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Map description
A town where people and Pokémon live together in simple harmony.
Azalea Town Gym - Johto Gym #2
Bugsy
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specialist Gym
Hive Badge
Hive Badge
Azalea Town Gym - Johto Gym #2
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Azalea Town Gym - Johto Gym #2
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Ilex Forest
Azalea Town
Route 33
Location
Johto Azalea Town Map.png
Location of Azalea Town in Johto.
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Gen II

Azalea Town (Japanese: ヒワダタウン Hiwada Town) is a small, isolated town located on the southern peninsula of the Johto region. The town is best known for being the residence of Kurt, a custom Poké Ball creator who makes Poké Balls out of Apricorns. He lives in the northwest portion of town on the east edge of Ilex Forest. Azalea features other notable locations as well, such as the Slowpoke Well. As such, Slowpoke can be found around the town. The town has two entrances, Route 33 to the east and Ilex Forest to the west.

Pokémon Trainers must journey to Azalea Town in order to win the Hive Badge from Bugsy, the Azalea Gym Leader who specializes in Bug-type Pokémon.

Slogan

Generation II

Where People and Pokémon Live in Happy Harmony! (Japanese: ポケモンと ひとが ともに なかよく くらす まち The town where Pokémon and people live happy together.)

Generation IV

Living Happily with Pokémon (Japanese: ポケモンと なかよしの まち The town of close friendships with Pokémon.)

Places of interest

Azalea Gym

Main article: Azalea Gym

The Azalea Gym is located on the southwestern side of the town. It is where Bugsy hands out the Hive Badge to Trainers that beat him.

Charcoal Kiln

Charcoal Kiln
We let our FARFETCH'D fetch branches
for charcoal!

Near the Gym is a small house that houses a Charcoal kiln. The kiln is owned by a family that handles not only the production of the Charcoal, but also the collection of the necessary materials. To acquire the wood necessary for the Charcoal, the family uses a Farfetch'd to Cut down trees in Ilex Forest. The wood is then treated in the kiln and turned into Charcoal, which is then sold at the local Poké Mart, making Charcoal the only type-enhancing held item that can be freely purchased, albeit at a high price.

Kurt's House

 
The inside of Kurt's house

Kurt's House
Apricorn and Nothing Else
The Stubborn Poké Ball Creator

Kurt lives in a house in the northwest corner of Azalea Town. He studies Poké Ball mechanics, and is known far and wide as a Poké Ball expert, residing there with his granddaughter Maizie, and her favorite Pokémon, Slowpoke. There is an Apricorn tree located next to his house that grows White Apricorns daily.

Kurt specializes in making custom Poké Balls specifically designed to work more effectively against specific types of Pokémon. The Ball that Kurt makes depends on the Apricorn that is given to Kurt by Trainers. He will offer to make his Apricorn Balls as long as he is brought an Apricorn. By the next day, he will have crafted it into one of his custom Poké Balls, depending on the color of the Apricorn. In Pokémon Gold and Silver, he can only make one Poké Ball per day, while in the later games, there is no limit to how many he can make at the same time.

When entering Kurt's house for the first time, he will quickly run out after saying something about going to the Slowpoke Well. He will scare the Team Rocket Grunt at the entrance, then will fall into the well and injure his back. After Kurt is injured while trying to stop Team Rocket, the player has to defeat the Grunts as well as Proton (who is a regular Grunt in Generation II) and rescue the kidnapped Slowpoke. Once they are defeated, Kurt and Maizie's Slowpoke will return to the house.

Apricorn Poké Ball
  Red Apricorn   Level Ball
  Yellow Apricorn   Moon Ball
  Blue Apricorn   Lure Ball
  Green Apricorn   Friend Ball
  Pink Apricorn   Love Ball
  White Apricorn   Fast Ball
  Black Apricorn   Heavy Ball

Slowpoke Well

Main article: Slowpoke Well

SLOWPOKE Well
Also known as the Rainmaker Well.
Locals believe that a SLOWPOKE's
yawn summons the rain.
Records show that a SLOWPOKE's yawn
ended a drought 400 years ago

The Slowpoke Well is a large underground well where Azalea's Slowpoke live and drink. In this small southern Johto town, Slowpoke are placed in high regard and are revered by the community. According to legends in the town, the Yawn of a Slowpoke causes rain. 400 years ago, a drought in Azalea Town ended right when a Slowpoke yawned. This is shown by the existence of the Slowpoke Well in the northeast corner of town near the entrance to Route 33. The small well opening leads to an expansive two-level cave heavily populated with Slowpoke located underneath Azalea. Above the Slowpoke well are a row of Headbutt trees, as well as to the left. The second tree to the left side is a special tree, which can be used to more easily obtain Heracross.

Slowpoke Well is where the player first encounters the revived Team Rocket in the Generation II games and their Generation IV remakes, who are cutting off the tails of Slowpoke to sell at their hideout in Mahogany Town. Before talking to Kurt at his house, there will be a Team Rocket Grunt guarding the entrance to the well, and will not let anyone in.

There are two floors; the first one can be explored when Team Rocket attacks, whereas the other cannot be reached until later. Later in the game, after the player has acquired both Surf and Strength, they can explore the lower floor of the well. There is a man on an island who will give players a King's Rock if they talk to him.

Demographics

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

In Pokémon Gold and Silver and Pokémon Crystal, Azalea Town has a population of 26.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Azalea Town's population is 31, making it the largest town in Johto. It is tied for the title of the largest town in the Pokémon world with Solaceon Town in Sinnoh.

Poké Mart

Generation II
  Charcoal
 9800
  Poké Ball
 200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion
 700
  Escape Rope
 550
  Repel
 350
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Flower Mail
 50


Lower cashier (Generation IV)
  Poké Ball
 200
  Great Ball3 Badges
 600
  Ultra Ball7 Badges
 1200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion
 700
  Hyper Potion5 Badges
 1200
  Max Potion7 Badges
 2500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3000
  Revive3 Badges
 1500
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening
 250
  Burn Heal
 250
  Ice Heal
 250
  Full Heal5 Badges
 600
  Escape Rope
 550
  Repel
 350
  Super Repel3 Badges
 500
  Max Repel7 Badges
 700
Upper cashier (Generation IV)
  Bloom Mail
 50
  Heal Ball
 300
  Net Ball
 1000


Items

Item Location Games
  Full Heal On the north wall surrounding Slowpoke Well (hidden)  G  S  C 
  Full Heal On the pile of logs outside of the Charcoal kiln (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Wht Apricorn Apricorn tree outside of Kurt's House (daily)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Lure Ball Gift from Kurt after Team Rocket is driven out of Slowpoke Well  G  S  C 
  Fast Ball Gift from Kurt after Team Rocket is driven out of Slowpoke Well  HG  SS 
  Charcoal Gift from the charcoal maker's assistant after obtaining HM01 (Cut)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  GS Ball Retrieved from Kurt after he has examined it for a day (Japanese/Virtual Console version only)  C 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Headbutt tree
(Moderate chances of battle)
  Caterpie
G S C
  Headbutt
10 50%
  Butterfree
G S C
  Headbutt
10 10%
  Weedle
G S C
  Headbutt
10 50%
  Beedrill
G S C
  Headbutt
10 10%
  Exeggcute
G S C
  Headbutt
10 10%
  Pineco
G S C
  Headbutt
10 30%
  Spearow
G S C
  Headbutt
10 65%
  Aipom
G S C
  Headbutt
10 20%
  Ekans
G S C
  Headbutt
10 15%
Headbutt tree
(Low chances of battle)
  Caterpie
G S C
  Headbutt
10 65%
  Metapod
G S C
  Headbutt
10 15%
  Butterfree
G S C
  Headbutt
10 10%
  Weedle
G S C
  Headbutt
10 65%
  Kakuna
G S C
  Headbutt
10 15%
  Beedrill
G S C
  Headbutt
10 10%
  Exeggcute
G S C
  Headbutt
10 10%
  Spearow
G S C
  Headbutt
10 50%
  Heracross
G S C
  Headbutt
10 30%
  Aipom
G S C
  Headbutt
10 20%
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.


Generation IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Headbutt
  Spearow
HG SS
  Headbutt
3-5 50%
  Aipom
HG SS
  Headbutt
3-5 20%
  Heracross
HG SS
  Headbutt
2-5 30%
Headbutt
  Spearow
HG SS
  Headbutt
6-8 80%
  Aipom
HG SS
  Headbutt
6-8 20%
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

Generation II

  If the player chose Chikorita:



  If the player chose Cyndaquil:



  If the player chose Totodile:



Generation IV

  If the player chose Chikorita:



  If the player chose Cyndaquil:



  If the player chose Totodile:



Walking Pokémon effects

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When interacting with walking Pokémon in HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Pokémon may occasionally show an altered mood specific to this location.

  • Outdoor: The Pokémon occasionally catches the scent of smoke.
  • Inside Charcoal Kiln's house: The Pokémon greet Farfetch'd. Heat from the heater displeases Water-type Pokémon and to a lesser degree, Grass-type Pokémon, but makes Fire-type Pokémon cheerful.
  • Inside Kurt's House: The Pokémon occasionally stares at various items.
  • Slowpoke Well's entrance cave: The ground is wet and therefore, pleases Water-type Pokémon and displeases Fire-type Pokémon. Other walking Pokémon become more cautious.
  • Slowpoke Well's interior: The walking Pokémon becomes very cautious. Slowpoke react happily inside this cave.

In the anime

 
Azalea Town in the anime

In A Shadow of a Drought, Ash and his friends arrived at Azalea Town. However, the Azalea Gym and many of the city's public buildings were closed because of a long-lasting drought. Ash managed to anger the citizens after he stepped on a Slowpoke's tail, and in their escape, the trio found Kurt, the Poké Ball expert. Kurt explained that Slowpoke are regarded as sacred in Azalea Town, following a 400-year-old legend in which the Dopey Pokémon brought rain to the area and ended a drought. Slowpoke roam freely throughout Azalea Town, with special Slowpoke warning signs located throughout to warn people to be wary of where they step. After they helped Kurt drive Team Rocket out of the Slowpoke Well, rain began to fall, causing the main river to flow again and Azalea Town's surrounding landscape became green once again.

In Going Apricorn!, Ash Brock, and Misty delivered the GS Ball to Kurt and learned about Apricorn Poké Balls from him. As thanks for their efforts in foiling Team Rocket's plans, Kurt gave them one Fast Ball each. Kurt's granddaughter Maizie took the trio on a tour through the nearby Apricorn forest, where Brock managed to catch himself a Pineco.

Ash challenged and beat the Azalea Gym, earning his second Johto League Badge, in Gettin' The Bugs Out. Before leaving the town, Maizie gave Ash and his friends one more Apricorn Poké Ball each, all made for them by Kurt; Ash and Misty both received a Lure Ball and Brock received a Heavy Ball.

In Time After Time!, Goh visited Azalea Town for a holiday vacation with his family, something they had also done three years prior to Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Gallery

Azalea Gym Slowpoke Well Kurt's house
     

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

In Teddiursa's Picnic, Gold arrived at Azalea Town. He was introduced to Apricorns by Maizie after spitting out what he thought was edible fruit. He also exchanged a different Apricorn for a Friend Ball, created by Kurt.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Azalea Town appeared in Find Slowpoke!!.

Trivia

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ヒワダタウン Hiwada Town From 桧皮色 hiwada-iro (reddish brown color of the Japanese cypress bark)
English Azalea Town From azalea
German Azalea City From Azalea
Spanish Pueblo Azalea From azalea
French Ecorcia From écorce (bark)
Italian Azalina From azalea
Korean 고동마을 Godong Maeul From 고동 (古銅) godong (reddish-brown)
Chinese (Mandarin) 檜皮鎮 / 桧皮镇
Kuàipí Zhèn / Guìpí Zhèn
From its Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 檜皮鎮 Kúipei Jan
Polish Azalea*
Miasto Azalea*
From its English name
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade de Azalea From its English name
Vietnamese Thị trấn Hiwada Transcription of its Japanese name


Johto
               
Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
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Landmarks
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex ForestRadio TowerGlobal Terminal
Goldenrod TunnelNational ParkPokéathlon DomeBell TowerBellchime TrailBurned TowerMoomoo FarmGlitter Lighthouse
Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerSafari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenS.S. AquaMt. Silver
Access to
Sinjoh RuinsKanto


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