Cherrygrove City

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Cherrygrove City ヨシノシティ
Yoshino City
"The City of Fragrant Flowers"
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Map description
A city where you can smell small flowers and a sea breeze.
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Route 30
 
Cherrygrove City
Route 29
Location
Johto Cherrygrove City Map.png
Location of Cherrygrove City in Johto.
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Gen II

Cherrygrove City (Japanese: ヨシノシティ Yoshino City) is located in south-central Johto. Though the city has no Gym, it is frequently passed through by Pokémon Trainers on their way to Violet City from New Bark Town. The city acts mainly as a tutorial, introducing the player to the main tools of the game (the Pokémon Center, the Poké Mart, etc.).

Slogan

Generation II

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.)

Generation IV

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

City Tour

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

Off-shore island

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.

Demographics

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

In Pokémon Gold and Silver and Pokémon Crystal, Cherrygrove City has a total population of 18.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the population of Cherrygrove City is 22, making it the second-smallest settlement in Johto, the smallest being New Bark Town. It is the smallest city in the Pokémon world.

Poké Mart

The Poké Mart is to the left of the Pokémon Center.

Generation II
  Poké Ball
After receiving Poké Balls from Elm's aide
 200
  Potion
 300
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening
 250


Lower cashier (Generation IV)
  Poké Ball
After catching tutorial on Route 29
 200
  Great Ball3 Badges
 600
  Ultra Ball5 Badges
 1200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion1 Badge
 700
  Hyper Potion5 Badges
 1200
  Max Potion7 Badges
 2500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3000
  Revive3 Badges
 1500
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening1 Badge
 250
  Burn Heal1 Badge
 250
  Ice Heal1 Badge
 250
  Full Heal5 Badges
 600
  Escape Rope1 Badge
 550
  Repel1 Badge
 350
  Super Repel3 Badges
 500
  Max Repel7 Badges
 700
Upper cashier (Generation IV)
  Air Mail
After catching tutorial on Route 29
 50
  Heal Ball
After catching tutorial on Route 29
 300


Items

Item Location Games
  Map Card Gift from Guide Gent after giving a tour around the town  G  S  C 
  Running Shoes Gift from Guide Gent after giving a tour around the town  HG  SS 
  Map Card Gift from Guide Gent at the entrance to Route 30  HG  SS 
  Mystic Water Gift from the man on the island in the water (requires Surf)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Nugget ×2
  • East of the Pokémon Center, accessed from Route 30's lower pond (requires Surf) (hidden)
  • On the cliff north of the off-shore island (requires Surf and Rock Climb) (hidden)
 HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
Surfing
  Tentacool
G S C
  Surfing
20-24 60%
  Tentacool
G S C
  Surfing
15-19 30%
  Tentacruel
G S C
  Surfing
20-40 10%
Fishing
  Krabby
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Krabby
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 55%
  Staryu
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 0% 0% 10%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
  Corsola
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 10% 10% 0%
  Krabby
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 60%
  Kingler
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
  Staryu
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 0% 0% 30%
  Corsola
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 30% 30% 0%
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
  Tentacool
HG SS
  Surfing
10-25 90%
  Tentacruel
HG SS
  Surfing
15-25 10%
Fishing
  Krabby
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Krabby
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 50%
  Staryu
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 0% 0% 10%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
  Corsola
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 10% 10% 0%
  Krabby
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 60%
  Kingler
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
  Staryu
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 0% 0% 30%
  Corsola
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 30% 30% 0%
Headbutt
  Exeggcute
HG SS
  Headbutt
2-3 20%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
2-3 50%
  Pineco
HG SS
  Headbutt
2-3 30%
Headbutt
  Exeggcute
HG SS
  Headbutt
4-5 20%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
4-5 50%
  Ledyba
HG SS
  Headbutt
4-5 30%
  Spinarak
HG SS
  Headbutt
4-5 30%
Headbutt (Special Tree)

The group of trees are located at the top of the hill in Cherrygrove City. It is accessible by surfing west into the water, then using Rock Climb.

  Exeggcute
HG SS
  Headbutt
18-20 65%
  Taillow
HG SS
  Headbutt
18-25 35%
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.


Trainers

Generation II

  If the player chose Chikorita:



  If the player chose Cyndaquil:



  If the player chose Totodile:



Generation IV

  If the player chose Chikorita:



  If the player chose Cyndaquil:



  If the player chose Totodile:



Walking Pokémon effects

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

  • The walking Pokémon smells the scent of the flowers.

In the anime

 
Cherrygrove City in the anime

In Once in a Blue Moon, Ash, Misty, and Brock visited Cherrygrove City 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.

Alex Davis from Power Play! is from Cherrygrove City, as is Salvador, a Trainer who Ash battled in A Claim to Flame!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

 
Cherrygrove City in Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Cherrygrove City first appeared in Elekid Incorporated, where Policeman Falkner took Gold to the Cherrygrove police station to be questioned regarding the Totodile theft from Professor Elm's laboratory. Gold was told to give a description of the culprit, Silver, but as Gold believed Silver to be behind the theft of his backpack as well, he gave the police a false description so that he could deal with Silver by himself.

In Three Cheers for Chikorita, Professor Oak was revealed to have a second research center in Cherrygrove City, from which he sent Crystal out on her quest to complete the Pokédex for him.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Cherrygrove City appeared in Falkner The Bird Keeper's Challenge!!, where Gold arrived there to meet Mr. Pokémon regarding a discovery he had recently made. However, Mr. Pokémon's wife told Gold that her husband had left for Violet City, so Gold headed there as well.

Trivia

  • 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: 통신센터 Communication Center).

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ヨシノシティ Yoshino City From 吉野草 Yoshino-gusa (alternate name of the cherry blossom) and 染井吉野 Somei Yoshino (natural hybrid of the Japanese cherry tree).
English Cherrygrove City From cherry blossom or cherry and grove
German Rosalia City From rosa (pink) and Rose
Spanish Ciudad Cerezo From cerezo (cherry tree)
Ciudad Cherrygrove* From its English name
French Ville Griotte From griotte (sour cherry)
Italian Fiorpescopoli From fiore di pesco (peach flower)
Korean 무궁시티 Mugung City From 무궁화 (無窮花) mugunghwa (Hibiscus syriacus)
Chinese (Mandarin) 吉花市 Jíhuā Shì*
吉野市 Jíyě Shì*
From the Japanese name 吉野 Yoshino and 花 huā (flower)
From the Japanese name 吉野 Yoshino
Chinese (Cantonese) 吉花市 Gātfā Síh*
吉野市 Gātyéh Shì*
From the Japanese name 吉野 Yoshino and 花 (flower)
From the Japanese name 吉野 Yoshino
Finnish Kirsikkalehto* From kirsikka (cherry) and lehto (grove)
Polish Cherrygrove*
Miasto Cherrygrove*
From its English name
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade de Cherrygrove From its English name
Vietnamese Thành phố Yoshino Transcription of its Japanese name


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