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Ballonlea アラベスクタウン
Arabesque Town
"A charming town where the people make their homes among the trunks of the towering trees."
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Ballonlea Gym - Galar Gym #5
Opal
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Fairy-type
specialist Gym
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Ballonlea Gym - Galar Gym #5
Bede
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Fairy-type
specialist Gym
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Ballonlea Gym - Galar Gym #5
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Ballonlea
 
Glimwood Tangle
 
Location
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Location of Ballonlea in Galar.

Ballonlea (Japanese: アラベスクタウン Arabesque Town) is a small, secluded town situated in a dense forest in the northwestern Galar region. The town's sole access route via land is through Glimwood Tangle, which is located to the south. The town is surrounded by towering trees and its paths are lined by many glowing mushrooms. The houses in Ballonlea resemble the design of common half-timbered cottages in traditional Tudor architecture. Due to being nestled within a forest, Ballonlea is quite dark; the glowing mushrooms provide most of the light outside.

Opal serves as Ballonlea's Gym Leader in Pokémon Sword and Shield, specializing in Fairy-type Pokémon. Bede later becomes the town's Gym Leader after being hand-picked and trained by Opal.

Contents

Slogan

A charming town where the people make their homes among the trunks of the towering trees. (Japanese: 巨木の 内側を くりぬいた の 居住区がある  A town where the residential area is in the shape of hollowed-out giant trees.)

Places of interest

Ballonlea Stadium

Main article: Ballonlea Stadium

Ballonlea Stadium is the official Pokémon Gym of Ballonlea, specializing in Fairy types. It is initially led by Opal, who inherited the Gym Leader position from her mother 70 years earlier. She eventually chooses Bede as her successor and makes him the new Fairy-type Gym Leader.

Pokémon Center

The Pokémon Center is located in the southeastern corner of Ballonlea, and is the first building that the player arrives at upon entering the town from Glimwood Tangle to the south.

The man behind the left counter in the Pokémon Center performs the duties of the Name Rater, memory reader, Move Reminder and Move Deleter. Unlike in previous games, making a Pokémon remember a move does not require the payment of a Heart Scale. The Pokémon Storage System can be accessed from the Rotomi on the left side of nurse’s counter. This PC also enables access to the Loto-ID, as well as Poké Jobs and the League Card Maker.

Poké Mart

This Poké Mart is located at the right counter in the Pokémon Center.

Left clerk
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar800
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar200
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion
Pokémon Dollar1,500
Max Potion Max Potion7 Badge
Pokémon Dollar2,500
Full Restore Full Restore8 Badges
Pokémon Dollar3,000
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar200
Burn Heal Burn Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Ice Heal Ice Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar200
Paralyze Heal Paralyze Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Full Heal Full Heal6 Badges
Pokémon Dollar400
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar2,000
Repel Repel
Pokémon Dollar400
Super Repel Super Repel5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar700
Max Repel Max Repel7 Badges
Pokémon Dollar900
Poké Doll Poké Doll
Pokémon Dollar300

Demographics

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Ballonlea comprises a Pokémon Center, two houses and the Ballonlea Stadium. In total, the town has a permanent population of 26, the majority of which are female.

Items

Item Location Games
Big Mushroom Big Mushroom ×2 In front of orange mushrooms between the two houses (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
TM Ghost VI TM77 (Hex) From the old lady in the northern house  Sw 
TM Fighting VI TM42 (Revenge) From the old lady in the northern house  Sh 
TM Psychic VI TM21 (Rest) Near the tall green mushrooms northeast of the Pokémon Center  Sw  Sh 
Balm Mushroom Balm Mushroom Next to the pink mushrooms on the ledge east of the Pokémon Center (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
TM Flying VI TM78 (Acrobatics) From the man next to the southern house, if the player wears a full Fire-themed outfit  Sw  Sh 
Choice Scarf Choice Scarf From the old man named Frank in the southern house after delivering him the Old Letter from Hammerlocke  Sw  Sh 
Eviolite Eviolite From Pokémon Breeder Elena in the northern house after defeating her  Sw  Sh 

Trainers

Trainer Pokémon
Pokémon Breeder Elena
Pokémon Breeder Elena
エレナ Elena
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,880
825 Dottler Lv.30
Held icon VI.png Eviolite

Trivia

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese アラベスクタウン Arabesque Town From arabesque (a ballet position)
English Ballonlea From ballon and -lea (British town suffix for woodland clearing)
German Fairballey From fair, fairy, ballet, and -ley (British town suffix for woodland clearing)
Spanish Pueblo Plié From plié (smooth and continuous bending of the knees in ballet)
French Corrifey From coryphée (dancer of a higher rank in corps de ballet), fey, and -ey (British town suffix for enclosure)
Italian Piquedilly From piqué (ballet movement involving the pricking of the floor before rebounding) and possibly Piccadilly
Korean 아라베스크마을 Arabesque Town From its Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 舞姿鎮 / 舞姿镇 Wǔzī Zhèn From 舞姿 wǔzī / móuhjī (dancer's posture and movement)
Chinese (Cantonese) 舞姿鎮 Móuhjī Jan


Galar
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Settlements
PostwickWedgehurstMotostokeTurffieldHulburyHammerlocke
Stow-on-SideBallonleaCirchesterSpikemuthWyndon
Routes
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Landmarks
Slumbering WealdGalar MineGalar Mine No. 2Motostoke Outskirts
Glimwood TangleRoute 9 TunnelRose Tower/Battle TowerEnergy Plant
Wild Area
Meetup SpotRolling FieldsDappled GroveWatchtower RuinsEast Lake AxewellWest Lake Axewell
Axew's EyeSouth Lake MilochGiant's SeatNorth Lake MilochMotostoke RiverbankBridge Field
Stony WildernessDusty BowlGiant's MirrorHammerlocke HillsGiant's CapLake of Outrage
Isle of Armor
Crown Tundra

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