Ballonlea

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.

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
 200
  Great Ball
 600
  Ultra Ball5 Badges
 800
  Potion
 200
  Super Potion
 700
  Hyper Potion
 1,500
  Max Potion7 Badge
 2,500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3,000
  Antidote
 200
  Burn Heal
 200
  Ice Heal
 200
  Awakening
 200
  Paralyze Heal
 200
  Full Heal6 Badges
 400
  Revive
 2,000
  Repel
 400
  Super Repel5 Badges
 700
  Max Repel7 Badges
 900
  Poké Doll
 300


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

Trainers

Trainer Pokémon
 
Pokémon Breeder Elena
エレナ Elena
Reward:  2,880
  Dottler Lv.30
  Eviolite


In the anime

 
Ballonlea in the anime

Ballonlea first appeared in The Tale of You and Glimwood Tangle!, where Ash and Goh wound up there while wandering around Glimwood Tangle. Soon after arriving, they encountered Opal, who challenged them to a series of quizzes and made them and their Pokémon wear pink clothes for each wrong answer they got. They were eventually joined by Chloe, who arrived to the town with a Galarian Ponyta and Rapidash she had befriended.

In The Sweet Taste of Battle!, Ash, Goh, and Chloe revisited Ballonlea after receiving an invitation from Opal for a competition she was holding at her Gym, with Leon and Raihan attending it as well. While visiting a local pâtisserie before going to the Gym, Goh caught himself a Milcery, which he inadvertently ended up evolving into an Alcremie almost immediately afterwards.

Opal's competition turned out to be a cake-decorating contest dubbed the Alcremie-ful Decoration Tournament. She loaned each of the contestants one of her Alcremie to provide them cream for the contest. To everyone's surprise, Ash's overly decorated cake ended up winning. Afterwards, Opal challenged Ash to a battle, using her Gigantamax Alcremie against Ash's Pikachu. The battle ended up being called off when Alcremie's G-Max Finale caused Pikachu to grow too fat and full to continue battling.

Gallery

Ballonlea Stadium Alcremie Pâtisserie
   

In the manga

 
Ballonlea in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield chapter

Ballonlea first appeared in Chomp!! Defeat Drednaw, where Opal was informed of the new Gym Challengers endorsed by Leon.

In PASS15, Henry arrived at Ballonlea for the next leg of his Gym Challenge. In PASS16, while waiting for Hop to finish his battle with Opal, Henry trained with Marvin and his newly evolved Drizzile outside the Gym stadium.

Trivia

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese アラベスクタウン Arabesque Town From arabesque (a ballet position)
English, Brazilian
Portuguese
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


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