Black City

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Black City ブラックシティ
Black City
"Prosperous and Vibrant"
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Map description
A modern city of ongoing development that draws people to it.
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Route 14
 
Route 15
Black City


Location
Unova Black City White Forest Black Tower White Treehollow Map.png
Location of Black City in Unova.

Black City (Japanese: ブラックシティ Black City) is a city located in the eastern part of the Unova region. Black City is exclusive to Pokémon Black and Pokémon Black 2, and features Trainers and tasks that do not appear or occur in Pokémon White and White 2. It is located to the east of Route 15, and to the south of Route 14. If the Tower Key is transferred to Pokémon White 2, both Black City and Black Tower can be accessed.

In Pokémon Black, Black City's population changes with time. The appearance of Black City alters with the number of varying Trainers residing there. When the player enters the city for the very first time, the total number of varying Trainers is determined by the number of days it took the player to reach Black City, decreasing as time goes by. The number of overall residents can vary between 12 (minimum occupancy, at which residents only exist in the Pokémon Center and gates) and 45 (maximum occupancy), 12 of them being Trainers at the maximum (including the two Trainers inside the marketplace, both of whom can only be battled once). In addition to the visual changes, the city's market will sell items to the player at inflated prices, dependent on which varying Trainers are in the city. The items are rare, with most being either Evolution stones or valuable items.

At maximum occupancy, Black City is a sprawling metropolis with many large buildings and skyscrapers. At low level occupancy, there are fewer buildings, which are smaller in size. The Pokémon Center is present regardless of how many people reside in the city.

When using the Entralink feature to visit another player's White Forest, the player can invite people that have left to come to Black City to increase occupancy; this can enable new items to be purchased and new varying Trainers to battle.

In Pokémon Black 2, population instead increases as areas of Black Tower are completed.

Demographics

Pokémon Black

In Pokémon Black, Black City has a total population of 12 at the lowest possible occupancy level or at the maximum occupancy level of 45.

Each NPC Trainer resident has a set number of points, which will change depending on certain functions that can be performed by the player. If an NPC's points value reaches 0, then they will leave Black City. The factors involved in this are as follows:

Function Value
1 day passes -5 points (whole city)
Player enters area +3 points (whole city)
Player battles character +10 points (the character battled)


New NPCs can be brought into Black City by inviting them from White Forest via the Entralink.

Pokémon Black 2

In Pokémon Black 2, population instead increases as areas of Black Tower are completed, with a minimum of 26.

Marketplace

Pokémon Black

In Pokémon Black, the Black City market is only present if the player has a number of four Trainers or more in Black City. Items sold here vary according to the current residents of Black City. Bargain Pass Powers will not affect the prices of items sold here.

A man at the back of the building will keep track of how many times the player has defeated a Trainer in Black City (not counting the two inside the market). Every time ten Trainers have been defeated, the man will reward the player with  10,000. If Black City is kept at its maximum occupancy, the player can reap this monetary reward on a daily basis.

The items sold at the Market mostly correlate with the items dropped by the same resident in White Forest.

Items sold
  Fresh Water
 1000 (Robbie)
  Berry Juice
 1500 (Shane)
  Yellow Shard
 3000 (Collin)
  Green Shard
 3000 (Marie)
  Blue Shard
 3000 (Eliza)
  Red Shard
 3000 (Doug)
  TinyMushroom
 3000 (Dave)
  Max Repel
 5000 (Miki)
  Pearl
 6000 (Silvia)
  Dawn Stone
 10000 (Grace)
  Sun Stone
 10000 (Lena)
  Shiny Stone
 10000 (Molly)
  Leaf Stone
 10000 (Karenna)
  Water Stone
 10000 (Ralph)
  Fire Stone
 10000 (Vincent)
  Oval Stone
 10000 (Carlos)
  Thunderstone
 10000 (Ken)
  Dusk Stone
 10000 (Herman)
  Moon Stone
 10000 (Rosa)
  Poké Ball
 10000 (Pierce)
  Stardust
 10000 (Leo)
  Heart Scale
 10000 (Lynette)
  Fluffy Tail
 15000 (Emi)
  Poké Doll
 18000 (Jacques)
  Big Mushroom
 20000 (Gene)
  Rare Bone
 30000 (Britney)
  Big Pearl
 38000 (Miho)
  Star Piece
 48000 (Piper)
  Nugget
 50000 (Ryder)
  Luxury Ball
 50000 (Frederic)


Pokémon Black 2

In Pokémon Black 2, the market is instead always present; however, items cannot be bought until a certain number of areas in the Black Tower have been cleared. Each store sells one item per day. Items listed on the left below are sold on weekdays, while items listed on the right are sold on weekends. There are four clerks, each unlocked after completing a certain area in the Black Tower. The areas to unlock the clerks are Area 2, Area 5, Area 8, and Area 10, respectively. The counters are filled from top to bottom, left to right.

Store 1
  Thunderstone
 10000
  Protector
 10000
Store 2
  Fire Stone
 20000
  Metal Coat
 20000


Store 3
  Dusk Stone
 40000
  Up-Grade
 40000
Store 4
  Dawn Stone
 60000
  Dubious Disc
 60000


Poké Mart

Upper cashier
  Poké Ball
 200
  Great Ball
 600
  Ultra Ball
 1200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion
 700
  Hyper Potion
 1200
  Max Potion
 2500
  Full Restore
 3000
  Revive
 1500
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening
 250
  Burn Heal
 250
  Ice Heal
 250
  Full Heal
 600
  Escape Rope
 550
  Repel
 350
  Super Repel
 500
  Max Repel
 700
Lower cashier
  BridgeMail M
 50
  Greet Mail
 50
  Favored Mail
 50
  RSVP Mail
 50
  Thanks Mail
 50
  Inquiry Mail
 50
  Like Mail
 50
  Reply Mail
 50


Trainers

Pokémon Black

Both of these Trainers can only be battled once.

Trainer Pokémon
 
Roughneck Johnny
ジョニー Johnny
Reward:  2080
Rotation Battle
  Gothitelle Lv.65
No item
  Krookodile Lv.65
No item
  Galvantula Lv.65
No item
 
Backpacker Kiyo
ノブヒコ Nobuhiko
Reward:  1560
Rotation Battle
  Beartic Lv.65
No item
  Excadrill Lv.65
No item
  Heatmor Lv.65
No item


Residents

Of these Trainers, only ten of them can be in any one Black City at any given time.

Initial point value of 20
Trainer Pokémon
 
Ace Trainer Lena
レナ Lena
Reward:  3660
  Gardevoir Lv.61
No item
  Gallade Lv.61
No item
 
Backpacker Molly
ヒロミ Hiromi
Reward:  720
  Azumarill Lv.30
No item
 
Socialite Grace
グレース Grace
Reward:  8000
  Salamence Lv.40
No item


Initial point value of 30
Trainer Pokémon
 
Clerk ♂ Collin
ヒロノリ Hironori
Reward:  1600
  Alakazam Lv.40
No item
 
Backpacker Emi
エミ Emi
Reward:  720
  Blissey Lv.30
No item
 
Clerk ♀ Britney
サトコ Satoko
Reward:  1600
  Jumpluff Lv.40
No item
 
Gentleman Frederic
ツネカズ Tsunekazu
Reward:  8000
  Roserade Lv.40
No item
 
Scientist Jacques
サトル Satoru
Reward:  2400
  Nidoqueen Lv.50
No item
 
Hiker Gene
ガクト Gakuto
Reward:  1280
  Aggron Lv.40
No item
 
Battle Girl Karenna
カレン Karen
Reward:  1792
  Slaking Lv.56
No item
 
Lass Miki
ミキ Miki
Reward:  480
  Togekiss Lv.30
No item
 
Rich Boy Pierce
ヒトシ Hitoshi
Reward:  5600
  Ampharos Lv.35
No item
 
Pokémon Ranger Ralph
ソウスケ Sōsuke
Reward:  3660
  Ludicolo Lv.61
No item
 
Ace Trainer Vincent
ジュンイチ Junichi
Reward:  3720
  Magmortar Lv.62
No item
 
School Kid Silvia
ヒロコ Hiroko
Reward:  880
  Beautifly Lv.44
No item
  Dustox Lv.44
No item
 
School Kid Shane
トシノブ Toshinobu
Reward:  900
  Rhyperior Lv.45
No item


Initial point value of 70
Trainer Pokémon
 
Roughneck Dave
タクロウ Takurō
Reward:  720
  Gengar Lv.30
No item
 
Clerk ♂ Doug
トモタカ Tomotaka
Reward:  1600
  Luxray Lv.40
No item
 
Backpacker Carlos
カルロス Carlos
Reward:  720
  Staraptor Lv.30
No item
 
School Kid Leo
シュウサク Shūsaku
Reward:  900
  Pidgeot Lv.45
No item
 
Pokémon Ranger Eliza
エリザ Eliza
Reward:  3660
  Flygon Lv.61
No item
 
Veteran Ken
ケン Ken
Reward:  5360
  Nidoking Lv.67
No item
 
Scientist Marie
カズホ Kazuho
Reward:  2400
  Magnezone Lv.50
No item
 
Nursery Aide Miho
ミホ Miho
Reward:  1600
  Shiftry Lv.40
No item
 
Lady Lynette
シオリ Shiori
Reward:  5440
  Vileplume Lv.34
No item
  Bellossom Lv.34
No item
 
Youngster Robbie
マサオ Masao
Reward:  480
  Electivire Lv.30
No item
 
Black Belt Ryder
タクマ Takuma
Reward:  1792
  Machamp Lv.56
No item
 
Clerk ♀ Piper
ユミコ Yumiko
Reward:  1600
  Victreebel Lv.40
No item


Initial point value of 80
Trainer Pokémon
 
Veteran Rosa
ローザ Rosa
Reward:  5360
  Exploud Lv.67
No item
 
Backpacker Herman
ヒロアキ Hiroaki
Reward:  720
  Porygon-Z Lv.30
No item


Pokémon Black 2

Main article: Black Tower → Trainers

All Trainers encountered in Black City are encountered within Black Tower.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Black City in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
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.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Uxie   Plasma Blast   036/101 Megalo Cannon   028/076
Sigilyph   Legendary Treasures   066/113 EX Battle Boost   052/093
 


Trivia

  • In Pokémon Black, if the player invites people from either Black City or White Forest to go to their game and talks to them, they will say they met the player from the game they came from, even if that player hasn't reached that location yet.
  • Black City's German name, Schwarze Stadt, is alliterative. It shares this trait with its counterpart, White Forest.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 黑色市 Hēisè Shì
  European French Ville Noire
  German Schwarze Stadt
  Italian Città Nera
  Korean 블랙시티 Black City
  European Spanish Ciudad Negra




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