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Circhester キルクスタウン
Circus Town
"Buildings from an age long gone still stand about the steaming hot spring that covers the town."
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Circhester Gym - Galar Gym #6Sw
Gordie
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Rock-type
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Rock Badge
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Melony
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Ice Badge
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Circhester Gym - Galar Gym #6Sw
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Circhester
 
Route 8 and Route 9
 
Location
Galar Circhester Map.png
Location of Circhester in Galar.

Circhester (Japanese: キルクスタウン Circus Town) is a relatively large, old, peaceful city situated in a cold, mountainous part of the northeastern Galar region. The town is accessible by land via Route 8 and Route 9, both to the south. The city has three main north-south avenues and three oriented from east to west, all of which are paved with stone. Circhester's buildings are all constructed out of stone bricks and feature old-fashioned designs. A large hot spring runs underneath the city and surfaces at various locations including a pond in the middle of a large roundabout in the south, and in the ancient Hero's Bath structure in the city center. Due to the cold climate, Circhester experiences perpetual snowfall. Piles of snow are found on the pavement, roofs and trees, and several Ice-type Pokémon can be seen around the city.

Gordie serves as Circhester's Gym Leader in Pokémon Sword, and specializes in Rock-type Pokémon. In Pokémon Shield, the Ice-type specialist Melony is the Gym Leader instead.

Contents

Slogan

Buildings from an age long gone still stand about the steaming hot spring that covers the town. (Japanese: い 建物が ぶ 温泉町 A hot springs town lined with old buildings.)

Demographics

Circhester comprises a Pokémon Center, Circhester Stadium, the Hero's Bath, Hotel Ionia, a boutique, a hair salon, a steak restaurant named Bob's Your Uncle, and six houses. The total permanent population of the city is 92.

Places of interest

Circhester Stadium

Main article: Circhester Stadium

Circhester Stadium is the site at which the sixth installment in the Galar region's Gym Challenge takes place. It is located in the northernmost part of the town, up a long ramp leading past the Hero's Bath. In Pokémon Sword, Gordie is the city's Gym Leader, specializing in Rock-type Pokémon. The Ice-type specialist Melony is the Gym Leader in Pokémon Shield. Upon defeating the Gym Leader, the player receives the Rock Badge in Pokémon Sword and the Ice Badge in Pokémon Shield.

As with every Stadium in the region, the Circhester Stadium contains a Poké Mart and a uniform shop. The Ball Guy in this Stadium gives the player a Moon Ball.

Boutique

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Shield clothing, female clothing.

The boutique is located on the eastern side of Circhester, to the east of the Hero's Bath.

Male clothing

Type Item Patterns by availability Price
SwSh Sw Sh
Top Torn Top White, Black, Nasty Plot, Astonished Eevee, Pikachu Payback, Night Shade, Scary Face PokémonDollar.png21,400
Top Three-Fourths Sleeve Button-Front Top White, Black, Maroon, Candy Stripe, Paisley Pattern PokémonDollar.png22,900
Top Casual Tee Nasty Plot, Astonished Eevee, Pikachu Payback, Night Shade, Scary Face PokémonDollar.png15,800
Top Casual Tee Dynamax Band PokémonDollar.png17,000
Overwear Satin Varsity Jacket Bitter Rock PokémonDollar.png88,000
Shoes Casual Trainers White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Navy, Purple, Pink, Gray, Tan PokémonDollar.png6,800
Shoes Casual Trainers Ball Bonanza, Lovely Nightmare, Logo Lined, Leppa Laden, Berry Forest PokémonDollar.png13,800
Bag Canvas Travel Bag Leppa Laden, Ball Bonanza, Logo Lined PokémonDollar.png18,160
Hat Trapper Hat White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Navy, Purple, Pink, Gray, Tan PokémonDollar.png35,800
Eyewear Wraparound Sunglasses White, Black, Mottled, Red, Green, Blue PokémonDollar.png21,000
Gloves Patterned Gloves Eternal Sleep, Mischief Maker, Gullet Glam PokémonDollar.png5,020

Female clothing

Type Item Patterns by availability Price
SwSh Sw Sh
Top Torn Top White, Black, Nasty Plot, Astonished Eevee, Pikachu Payback, Night Shade, Scary Face PokémonDollar.png21,400
Top Three-Fourths Sleeve Button-Front Top White, Black, Maroon, Candy Stripe, Paisley Pattern PokémonDollar.png22,900
Top Casual Tee Nasty Plot, Astonished Eevee, Pikachu Payback, Night Shade, Scary Face PokémonDollar.png15,800
Top Casual Tee Dynamax Band PokémonDollar.png17,000
Overwear Satin Varsity Jacket Bitter Rock PokémonDollar.png88,000
Overwear Fuzzy Pastel Parka White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Navy, Purple, Pink, Gray, Tan PokémonDollar.png23,000
Dress Pleated Dress White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Navy, Purple, Pink, Gray, Tan PokémonDollar.png52,400
Shoes Casual Trainers White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Navy, Purple, Pink, Gray, Tan PokémonDollar.png6,800
Shoes Casual Trainers Ball Bonanza, Lovely Nightmare, Logo Lined, Leppa Laden, Berry Forest PokémonDollar.png13,800
Shoes Fur-Lined Boots Brown, Sand, Black, White, Navy, Maroon PokémonDollar.png19,200
Bag Frilly Rucksack Brown, Sand, Black, White, Navy, Maroon PokémonDollar.png18,160
Hat Trapper Hat White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Navy, Purple, Pink, Gray, Tan PokémonDollar.png35,800
Eyewear Wraparound Sunglasses White, Black, Mottled, Red, Green, Blue PokémonDollar.png21,000
Gloves Patterned Gloves Eternal Sleep, Mischief Maker, Gullet Glam PokémonDollar.png5,020

Hair salon

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Female options.

The hair salon is located in the southeastern corner of Circhester, and is the first building that the player arrives at upon entering the town from Route 9 to the south.

Male options

The player can change the style or color of their hair for PokémonDollar.png3,000. For PokémonDollar.png1,000, the player can apply makeup to change the style of their eyebrows, the tint of their eyebrows or the color of their contact lenses.

Hairstyle options:

  • Short style
  • Caesar cut
  • Medium and wavy
  • Braids
  • Side part
  • Undercut
  • Bowl cut
  • Long hair

Eyebrow style options:

  • Normal eyebrows
  • Thick eyebrows
  • Thin eyebrows

Hair color and eyebrow tint options:

  • Black
  • Gold
  • Dark brown
  • Ash brown
  • Caramel blond
  • Platinum blond
  • Pink-brown
  • Wine red
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Pink

Contact lens options:

  • Hazel
  • Gray
  • Green
  • Pale blue
  • Black
  • Yellow
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Brown
  • Ultramarine
  • Yellow-green
  • Lavender ice
  • Poppy red
  • White
  • Multicolor swirl
  • Total dark
  • Burning passion
  • Lovely hearts
  • Star studded

Female options

Hero's Bath

The Hero's Bath is an ancient stone pillar structure containing a rectangular hot spring located in the center of Circhester. According to legend, the two heroes who saved Galar from the Darkest Day bathed in the Hero's Bath to heal and rest.

Move tutor

The old man standing on the western edge of the water in the Hero's Bath will teach the move Draco Meteor to an eligible Pokémon in the player's party or in the Pokémon Storage System. Unlike in previous games, it is no longer required that the selected Pokémon has maximum Friendship.

Hotel Ionia

Hotel Ionia is a lavish hotel located in the southern part of Circhester, on the northern side of the roundabout. It is split into a western building and an eastern building whose layouts are mirror images of each other. The hotel buildings each have a lobby and one accessible floor containing four hotel rooms which can be reached by taking an elevator from the lobby.

The two hotel rooms on the left in the western building are populated by NPCs based on the development team for Pokémon Sword and Shield at Game Freak. Once the player has become the Champion, a Police Officer named Morimoto in the second room from the left will challenge the player to a daily Double Battle. He will also give the player an Oval Charm the first time he is beaten. The game director, located in the leftmost room, will give the player a Catching Charm when first spoken to, and a Shiny Charm once the Pokédex has been completed. Morimoto and the game director are based on Game Freak's Shigeki Morimoto and Shigeru Ohmori, respectively.

The player can undertake a small side quest in the second room from the left in the hotel's eastern building. A man named Howses is interrogating three suspects to determine who ate the hotel's basket of berries. After enlisting the player's assistance, Howses instructs the player to speak to each suspect and determine the culprit. A Skwovet belonging to one of the suspects then appears with berries in its mouth. After selecting the Skwovet as the culprit, the player receives a Wide Lens from Howses for solving the case.

Pokémon Center

The Pokémon Center is located in the southwestern corner of Circhester, and is the first building that the player arrives at upon entering the town from Route 8 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 the 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 Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
Pokémon Dollar800
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar200
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion
Pokémon Dollar1,500
Max Potion Max Potion7 Badge
Pokémon Dollar2,500
Full Restore Full Restore8 Badges
Pokémon Dollar3,000
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar200
Burn Heal Burn Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Ice Heal Ice Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar200
Paralyze Heal Paralyze Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Full Heal Full Heal6 Badges
Pokémon Dollar400
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar2,000
Repel Repel
Pokémon Dollar400
Super Repel Super Repel
Pokémon Dollar700
Max Repel Max Repel7 Badges
Pokémon Dollar900
Poké Doll Poké Doll
Pokémon Dollar300

Items

Item Location Games
Snowball Snowball Down the western stairs in front of the Hero's Bath (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
Poké Doll Poké Doll Down the eastern stairs in front of the Hero's Bath (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
Lemonade Lemonade On the western side of the Hero's Bath (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
TM Ice VI TM51 (Icicle Spear) On the eastern side of the Hero's Bath  Sw  Sh 
X Sp. Atk X Sp. Atk x2 In front of a pile of snow in the corner to the west of Circhester Stadium (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
TM Ice VI TM27 (Icy Wind) From the man in the southernmost house on the western side of the city  Sw 
TM Rock VI TM48 (Rock Tomb) From the man in the southernmost house on the western side of the city  Sh 
Catching Charm Catching Charm From the game director in the leftmost room on the top floor of Hotel Ionia's western building  Sw  Sh 
Shiny Charm Shiny Charm From the game director in the leftmost room on the top floor of Hotel Ionia's western building after showing him a completed Pokédex  Sw  Sh 
Oval Charm Oval Charm From Morimoto in the second room from the left on the top floor of Hotel Ionia's western building after beating him in battle for the first time after becoming Champion  Sw  Sh 
TM Dark VI TM47 (Fake Tears) From the musician in the rightmost room on the top floor of Hotel Ionia's eastern building  Sw  Sh 
TM Normal VI TM16 (Screech) From the hiker in the second room from the right on the top floor of Hotel Ionia's eastern building  Sw  Sh 
Wide Lens Wide Lens From Howses in the second room from the left on the top floor of Hotel Ionia's eastern building after identifying that the berries were eaten by a Skwovet  Sw  Sh 

Pokémon

An ice cream seller in the city square will offer to trade the player his ThrohSw/SawkSh nicknamed "Reddos"Sw/"Blubop"Sh in exchange for a Vanillish.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Special Pokémon
Sw Sh
583
37 One
Sw Sh
583
37 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.

Trainers

Grookey If the player chose Grookey:



Scorbunny If the player chose Scorbunny:



Sobble If the player chose Sobble:



Hotel Ionia

Morimoto will battle the player once per day in a Double Battle once they've become Champion. He will Dynamax his Snorlax at the first opportunity.



Trivia

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese キルクスタウン Circus Town From circus (open-air sports arena in the ancient Roman empire)
English, German, Italian Circhester From circus and -chester (British town suffix for fortification of Roman origin)
Spanish Pueblo Auriga From auriga (charioteer)
French Ludester From ludi (public games in the ancient Roman empire) and -chester (British town suffix for fortification of Roman origin)
Korean 키르쿠스마을 Circus Maeul From its Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 戰競鎮 / 战竞镇 Zhànjìng Zhèn From 戰 / 战 zhàn / jin (battle) and 競技場 / 竞技场 jìngjìchǎng / gihnggeihchèuhng (stadium, arena, circus)
Chinese (Cantonese) 戰競鎮 Jingeih Jan


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Routes
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Landmarks
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