Blackthorn City

Blackthorn City フスベシティ
Fusube City
"A Quiet Mountain Retreat"
Blackthorn City HGSS.png
None.png
Blackthorn City in {{{variable2}}}.
Map description
A mysterious mountain village cut into a rock face.
Blackthorn City Gym - Johto Gym #8
Clair
Clair
Dragon-type
specialist Gym
Rising Badge
Rising Badge
Blackthorn City Gym - Johto Gym #8
[[File:{{{leadersprite2}}}|{{{leader2}}}|link={{{leader2}}}]]
[[{{{leader2}}}|{{{leader2}}}]]
Dragon-type
specialist Gym
Rising Badge
Rising Badge
Blackthorn City Gym - Johto Gym #8
[[File:{{{leadersprite3}}}|{{{leader3}}}|link={{{leader3}}}]]
[[{{{leader3}}}|{{{leader3}}}]]
Dragon-type
specialist Gym
Rising Badge
Rising Badge
[[| League]]
[[File:{{{elite1sprite}}}|64px|{{{elite1}}}|link={{{elite1}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite1}}}|{{{elite1}}}]]
[[File:{{{elite2sprite}}}|64px|{{{elite2}}}|link={{{elite2}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite2}}}|{{{elite2}}}]]
[[File:{{{elite3sprite}}}|64px|{{{elite3}}}|link={{{elite3}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite3}}}|{{{elite3}}}]]
[[File:{{{elite4sprite}}}|64px|{{{elite4}}}|link={{{elite4}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite4}}}|{{{elite4}}}]]
[[File:{{{championsprite}}}|{{{champion}}}|link={{{champion}}}]]
Champion [[{{{champion}}}|{{{champion}}}]]
[[| League]]
[[File:{{{elite1sprite2}}}|64px|{{{elite12}}}|link={{{elite12}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite12}}}|{{{elite12}}}]]
[[File:{{{elite2sprite2}}}|64px|{{{elite22}}}|link={{{elite22}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite22}}}|{{{elite22}}}]]
[[File:{{{elite3sprite2}}}|64px|{{{elite32}}}|link={{{elite32}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite32}}}|{{{elite32}}}]]
[[File:{{{elite4sprite2}}}|64px|{{{elite42}}}|link={{{elite42}}}]]
Elite Four
[[{{{elite42}}}|{{{elite42}}}]]
[[File:{{{championsprite2}}}|{{{champion2}}}|link={{{champion2}}}]]
Champion [[{{{champion2}}}|{{{champion2}}}]]
 
Ice Path
 
Blackthorn City
 
Route 45
 
Location
Johto Blackthorn City Map.png
Location of Blackthorn City in Johto.
Blackthorn City GSC.png
Gen II

Blackthorn City (Japanese: フスベシティ Fusube City) is a city located in northeast Johto.

Pokémon Trainers often come to Blackthorn City in order to win the Rising Badge from Clair, the Blackthorn Gym Leader, who specializes in Dragon-type Pokémon.

Many famous Dragon-type Trainers, including Clair and Lance, come from Blackthorn City.

According to a resident in Blackthorn, most Trainers in the city end up being Dragon-type specialists. This could be because of the Dragon's Den in the area and because the local Gym Leader is a Dragon-type Trainer.

Slogan

A Quiet Mountain Retreat (Japanese, Generation II: やまあいに たたずむ しずかな まち A quiet city standing among the mountains.; Generation IV: しずかな やまあいの まち The town of quiet mountains.)

Places of interest

Move Deleter and Move Tutor

A house is located in the southern part of the city, to the left of the Poké Mart.

In Generation II, the Move Deleter lives here, alone. For no charge, he will make a Pokémon forget a move it knows. The Move Deleter's service can be used to delete moves exclusive to Generation II, so that Pokémon can be traded to a Generation I game via the Time Capsule.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the move deleter shares his house with Johto's Move Reminder, who will teach a move the Pokémon was previously able to learn in exchange for a Heart Scale. There are also two Move Tutors: one who will teach Draco Meteor to Dragon-type Pokémon, and another who will teach Frenzy Plant, Blast Burn, and Hydro Cannon to the fully-evolved Grass-, Fire-, and Water-type starter Pokémon, respectively. Like the move deleter, the tutors do not charge for their services.

Move Deleter and Move Tutor House
A Mysterious House Where You Can Make
Pokémon Forget and Remember Moves

Dragon's Den

Main article: Dragon's Den

A clan of masters of Dragon-type Pokémon have lived in the city for generations. The masters built the Dragon's Den, a cavern with an underground lake that contains a shrine to Dragon Pokémon, as well as the elders of the Dragon clan. The entrance is located behind the Gym, across a small pond, while the main cavern seems to be located underneath the city itself.

Many strong Trainers can be found within the cavern. The Master of the Dragon User Clan is located here, and he will quiz the player on their attitude towards and treatment of their Pokémon. Correct answers will be rewarded, in Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, with a Dratini that knows ExtremeSpeed. Silver can be found here, contemplating his training some days of the week, and Clair will visit to reward the player with the Rising Badge she refused to award in the Gym, as well as TM24 (DragonBreath)GSC or TM59 (Dragon Pulse)HGSS.

It is inaccessible before defeating Clair in the Blackthorn Gym, as it is blocked off by a man in front of the cave, and then it must be traversed to finally obtain the Rising Badge. Clair and Lance appear for a Tag Battle if the player and rival have already battled at Mt. Moon.

Ice Path

Main article: Ice Path

The Ice Path is the only way into the town from the north. Route 45 is also reachable from the south of Blackthorn, but the steep mountain path means it can be used as an exit only. It is known for its numerous ice puzzles, which vary in size and difficulty. The Ice Cave is famous for its rare Jynx, but it has many other Pokémon as well. It is the only place in Johto where wild Swinub, Jynx and Delibird can be caught.

Santos

Main article: Week Siblings

Santos can be found in the city on Saturdays. When the player encounters him for the first time, he'll give out a Spell TagGSC or Soft SandHGSS, and then a Snooze Ribbon all other times after the first encounterHGSS.

Blackthorn Gym

Main article: Blackthorn Gym

The Blackthorn Gym is the official Gym of Blackthorn City. It specializes in Dragon-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Clair. Trainers who defeat her receive the Rising Badge. After being defeated, Clair is so outraged by her defeat that she refuses to hand over the Rising Badge, forcing the player to go to the Dragon's Den before the Badge can be acquired.

Demographics

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, Blackthorn City's population is 27.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Blackthorn City's population is 40. This high number is due, in part, to the Gym.

Poké Mart

Generation II
  Great Ball
 600
  Ultra Ball
 1200
  Hyper Potion
 1200
  Max Potion
 2500
  Full Heal
 600
  Revive
 1500
  Max Repel
 700
  X Defend
 550
  X Attack
 500


Lower cashier (Generation IV)
  Poké Ball
 200
  Great Ball
 600
  Ultra Ball
 1200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion
 700
  Hyper Potion
 1200
  Max Potion
 2500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 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
Upper cashier (Generation IV)
  Air Mail
 50
  Net Ball
 1000
  Dusk Ball
 1000


Items

Item Location Games
  Spell Tag From SantosSa  G  S  C 
  Soft Sand From SantosSa  HG  SS 
Snooze Ribbon From Santos after meeting all the Week SiblingsSa  HG  SS 
Effort Ribbon From the house northeast of the Pokémon Center, if the player's lead Pokémon has 510 EVs  HG  SS 
Bitter Berry Held by Don, a Rhydon the player can receive in a trade  G  S 
  Smoke Ball Held by Doris, a Dodrio the player can receive in a trade  C  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
  Magikarp
G S C
  Surfing
5-19 100%
Fishing
  Poliwag
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Poliwag
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
  Poliwag
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 80%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
Special Pokémon
  Dodrio
G S C
  Trade
Dragonair
The same as the Traded Pokémon One
  Rhydon
G S C
  Trade
Dragonair
The same as the Traded Pokémon One
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  
Surfing
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Surfing
2-20 100%
Fishing
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 93%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 7%
Special Pokémon
  Dodrio
HG SS
  Trade
Dragonair
The same as the Traded Pokémon One
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.


Trainer Tips

Generation II

TRAINER TIPS
A POKéMON holding
a MIRACLEBERRY
will cure itself
of any status
problem.

Generation IV

Trainer Tips
Wild Pokémon will appear regularly
if you don't run, but walk quietly in the
tall grass.
If your party Pokémon are
tired, it is better to avoid running,
and go straight to a Pokémon Center.

Walking Pokémon effects

  This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Verification and whether there are any missing

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

  • Outdoor: The walking Pokémon occasionally stares intently at the mountain.
  • Dragon's Den: Dragon-type Pokémon would suddenly howl. In the main cave, the walking Pokémon becomes more cautious. Also, Water-type are incredibly happy as it is all wet, while Rock-type Pokémon like to roll around.
  • Blackthorn Gym: Before the walking Pokémon gets sent back to the Poké Ball, they would behave differently because of the lava's heat.
    • Entei constantly roars.
    • Fire-type Pokémon enjoy the heat.
    • Ice-type Pokémon become eager.
    • Dragon-type Pokémon feel very composed and confident.
    • Pokémon of other types bow and become nervous as it is very hot.

In the anime

 
Blackthorn City in the anime

Blackthorn City first appeared in Beauty is Skin Deep. Ash, Brock, and Misty witnessed an age-old ritual performed by Clair at the Riverhead Falls, a waterfall that is also the source of Blackthorn's main river. In the following episode, Ash took part in his Gym battle, but it was interrupted by Team Rocket. They chased the trio through the Dragon's Den to the Dragon Holy Land. Here, Ash reunited with his Charizard. In Better Eight Than Never, Clair and Ash restarted their battle, and Ash managed to earn his Rising Badge.

In Pokémon the Series: Black & White, it was mentioned in Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure!, as the plane that Dawn took to Johto would passing through there.

Iris visited Blackthorn City in BWS02. During her visit, she found out that a Gible had been causing damage on the town by chewing off bits of benches, fountains, and such. Later, after saving Gible from falling off of a clock tower, Iris found out that Gible had wound up into the city by accident, and offered to take it away. She then met Clair, and together they took Gible to Dragon's Den. After Iris's battle against Clair at the Blackthorn Gym, Gible appeared again, showing that it wanted to come with Iris. Accepting the offer, Iris then caught the Land Shark Pokémon with a Poké Ball.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Blackthorn City first appeared in Debonaire Dragonair, where Clair was seen training at her Gym before heading to Dragon's Den, where she encountered and battled Suicune.

Black & White chapter

In One Way or Another, Iris revealed that Blackthorn City, also known as the Village of Dragons, was her hometown. It was also where she had first met Drayden, who had brought her to the Unova region to train.

Trivia

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese フスベシティ Fusube City From 燻べ色 fusube-iro (smoke black color)
English Blackthorn City From black and blackthorn
German Ebenholz City From Ebenholz (ebony)
Spanish Ciudad Endrino From endrino (blackthorn)
Ciudad Espina Negra* From espina (thorn) and negra (black)
French Ébènelle From ébène (ebony)
Italian Ebanopoli From ebano (ebony) and the suffix -poli (city)
Korean 검은먹시티 Geomeunmeok City From 검은 geomeun (black) and 먹 (墨) meok (ink stick)
Chinese (Mandarin) 煙墨市 / 烟墨市 Yānmò Shì From 煙 / 烟 yān / yīn (smoke) and 墨 mò / mahk (ink)
Chinese (Cantonese) 煙墨市 Yīnmahk Síh
Polish Blackthorn*
Miasto Blackthorn*
From its English name
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade de Blackthorn From its English name
Vietnamese Thành phố Fusube Transcription of its Japanese name


Johto
               
Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
2930313233343536373839404142434445464748
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


  This article is part of Project Cities and Towns, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on every city and town in the Pokémon world.