The City of Cute, Fragrant Flowers (Japanese: かわいい はなの かおる まちThe city of cute, fragrant flowers.)
The City of Fragrant Flowers (Japanese: はなのかおり ただよう まちThe city with a waft of fragrant flowers.)
Places of interest
Guide Gent (Japanese: あんないじいさんGuide Old Man), who first stands near the east entrance of Cherrygrove City, will offer the player a tour of the city. The tour route includes the Pokémon Center, the Poké Mart, the exit to Route 30, the sea, and Guide Gent's house. Upon the conclusion of the tour, the player will receive the Map Card for their Pokégear. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, he instead gives the player the Running Shoes, and only gives them the Map Card upon leaving Cherrygrove City to the north.
Guide Gent's House
Full-of-Energy, High-Speed Old Man
There is an off-shore island to the west of the town. Trainers are unable to reach the island when they first reach the town, due to the fact they are unable to use Surf. There is a man who will give the player the Mystic Water. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver a strip of land north of the island has a hidden Nugget, which requires HM08 (Rock Climb) to reach.
Ash, Misty, and Brock visited Cherrygrove City in Once in a Blue Moon during their travels through Johto. The riverside location prides itself on its clean and green image. Officer Jenny ensures the integrity of the area's large Quagsire population, which are illegal to catch under the local Quagsire Preservation Restrictions. The Quagsire are highly revered by locals as bioindicators of water quality and symbols of good fortune. Every year, the Quagsire swim down from nearby Blue Moon Falls and take round objects from around the city as a part of a special lunar festival. The items float downstream and are believed to be blessed once returned; the final item is considered particularly lucky.
Cherrygrove City is the smallest city of Johto, which is ironic since its location is based on Nagoya, which is the fourth largest city of Japan and the second largest city of the region Johto represents.
In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the pond behind the Pokémon Center that was present, but inaccessible in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, is accessible through a new path on Route 30. However, this causes a strange phenomenon: due to there being only one set of data for all bodies of water in a given location, entirely different Pokémon can be caught depending on whether the player is in the water on the Cherrygrove City or Route 30 side of the pond. Even stranger is the fact that those found on the Cherrygrove side belong in the sea.
In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the green lady in the Pokémon Center mentions that the Communication Center on the second floor was "just built" even though the facility is called the Cable Club. In the Japanese versions, she correctly refers to the Cable Club, in which it is called the Link Club (Japanese: つうしんクラブ). In the Korean versions, she mentions the club by its English name (Korean: 통신센터Communication Center).