Circhester

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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Map description
Circhester Gym - Galar Gym #6Sw
Gordie
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Rock-type
specialist Gym
Rock Badge
Rock Badge
Circhester Gym - Galar Gym #6Sh
Melony
Melony
Ice-type
specialist Gym
Ice Badge
Ice Badge
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.

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

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

Male clothing

Type Item Brand Patterns Price
Tops Torn Top   White, Black, Nasty Plot, Astonished Eevee, Pikachu Payback, Night Shade, Scary Face  21,400
Tops Three-Fourths Sleeve Button-Front Top   White, Black, Maroon, Candy Stripe, Paisley Pattern  22,900
Tops Casual Tee   Nasty Plot, Astonished Eevee, Pikachu Payback, Night Shade, Scary Face  15,800
Tops Casual Tee   Dynamax Band  17,000
Outerwear Satin Varsity Jacket   Bitter Rock  88,000
Footwear Casual Trainers   White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Navy, Purple, Pink, Gray, Tan  6,800
Footwear Casual Trainers   Ball Bonanza, Lovely Nightmare, Logo Lined, Leppa Laden, Berry Forest  13,800
Bags Canvas Travel Bag   Leppa Laden, Ball Bonanza, Logo Lined  18,160
Headwear Trapper Hat   White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Navy, Purple, Pink, Gray, Tan  35,800
Eyewear Wraparound Sunglasses   White, Black, Mottled, Red, Green, Blue  21,000
Gloves Patterned Gloves   Eternal Sleep, Mischief Maker, Gullet Glam  5,020

After obtaining the Style Card (IoA)

Type Item Brand Patterns Price
Tops Casual Tee   Ramblin' Rondelands, Penguin  980
Tops Cable-Knit Sweater   White, Black, Gray, Maroon, Navy  25,000
Tops Knit Sweater   Peaceful Pastures, Rad Applin, Tapping Feet  41,000
Tops Vest and Tie Ensemble   White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Navy, Purple, Pink, Gray, Tan  78,300
Bottoms Punk Trousers   Faded Black, Light Blue, Red  4,300
Footwear Punk Boots   Blue, Pink, Yellow  4,600
Gloves Punk Gloves   Black  15,000

Female clothing

Type Item Brand Patterns Price
Tops Torn Top   White, Black, Nasty Plot, Astonished Eevee, Pikachu Payback, Night Shade, Scary Face  21,400
Tops Three-Fourths Sleeve Button-Front Top   White, Black, Maroon, Candy Stripe, Paisley Pattern  22,900
Tops Casual Tee   Nasty Plot, Astonished Eevee, Pikachu Payback, Night Shade, Scary Face  15,800
Tops Casual Tee   Dynamax Band  17,000
Outerwear Satin Varsity Jacket   Bitter Rock  88,000
Outerwear Fuzzy Pastel Parka   White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Navy, Purple, Pink, Gray, Tan  23,000
Dresses Pleated Dress   White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Navy, Purple, Pink, Gray, Tan  52,400
Footwear Casual Trainers   White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Navy, Purple, Pink, Gray, Tan  6,800
Footwear Casual Trainers   Ball Bonanza, Lovely Nightmare, Logo Lined, Leppa Laden, Berry Forest  13,800
Footwear Fur-Lined Boots   Brown, Sand, Black, White, Navy, Maroon  19,200
Bags Frilly Rucksack   Brown, Sand, Black, White, Navy, Maroon  18,160
Headwear Trapper Hat   White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Navy, Purple, Pink, Gray, Tan  35,800
Eyewear Wraparound Sunglasses   White, Black, Mottled, Red, Green, Blue  21,000
Gloves Patterned Gloves   Eternal Sleep, Mischief Maker, Gullet Glam  5,020

After obtaining the Style Card (IoA)

Type Item Brand Patterns Price
Tops Knit Sweater   Tapping Feet, Rad Applin, Peaceful Pastures  41,000
Tops Cable-Knit Sweater   White, Black, Gray, Maroon, Navy  25,000
Outerwear Punk Vest   Faded Black, Light Blue, Red  7,500
Bottoms Punk Skirt   Faded Black, Light Blue, Red  4,300
Legwear Punk Tights   Pink, Blue, Yellow  1,200
Footwear Punk Boots   Pink, Blue, Yellow  46,000
Gloves Punk Gloves   Black  15,000

Hair salon

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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  3,000. For  1,000, 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, also known as Circhester 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

 
Icon of 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.

Bob's Your Uncle

 
Icon of Bob's Your Uncle

Bob's Your Uncle is a restaurant located southwest of Circhester Stadium. After the player has defeated the Circhester Gym Leader, Sonia will invite the player and Hop to eat there, discovering a lost tapestry from Hammerlocke vault from there in the process. According to a Cook in the restaurant, he found it at an antique market.

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.

  Poké Ball
 200
  Great Ball
 600
  Ultra Ball
 800
  Potion
 200
  Super Potion
 700
  Hyper Potion
 1,500
  Max Potion7 Badge
 2,500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3,000
  Antidote
 200
  Burn Heal
 200
  Ice Heal
 200
  Awakening
 200
  Paralyze Heal
 200
  Full Heal6 Badges
 400
  Revive
 2,000
  Repel
 400
  Super Repel
 700
  Max Repel7 Badges
 900
  Poké Doll
 300


Items

Item Location Games
  Snowball Down the western stairs in front of the Hero's Bath (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  Poké Doll Down the eastern stairs in front of the Hero's Bath (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  Lemonade On the western side of the Hero's Bath (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  TM51 (Icicle Spear) On the eastern side of the Hero's Bath  Sw  Sh 
  X Sp. Atk x2 In front of a pile of snow in the corner to the west of Circhester Stadium (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  TM27 (Icy Wind) From the man in the southernmost house on the western side of the city  Sw 
  TM48 (Rock Tomb) From the man in the southernmost house on the western side of the city  Sh 
  Catching Charm From the game director in the leftmost room on the top floor of Hotel Ionia's western building  Sw  Sh 
  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 
  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 
  TM47 (Fake Tears) From the Musician in the rightmost room on the top floor of Hotel Ionia's eastern building  Sw  Sh 
  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 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 
  Full Heal ×3 In an indent to the left on the southeasternmost side of Circhester, just before Route 9 (hidden)  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 37 One
Sw Sh 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

Pre-Hall of Fame

  If the player chose Grookey:



  If the player chose Scorbunny:



  If the player chose Sobble:



Post-Hall of Fame

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



In the manga

 
Circhester in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield chapter

Circhester debuted in PASS15, where Melony switched turns with her son Gordie in leading the Circhester Stadium, with it being converted to match Gordie's Rock theme in the process.

In PASS19, Professor Magnolia and Casey were seen relaxing at the Hero's Bath after arriving in the town. Later, Sonia visited Bob's Your Uncle to investigate the fifth tapestry from the Hammerlocke vault.

In PASS20, Sonia met up with Henry and Casey, telling them about the statues found behind the mural at Stow-on-Side and taking them to see the tapestry at Bob's Your Uncle. She theorized that both the statues and the tapestry had been hidden so that they would disappear from history. Afterwards, Henry challenged and successfully defeated Melony at the Circhester Stadium, allowing him to move on in his Gym Challenge.

Gallery

Stadium (Ice-type) Stadium (Rock-type) Hero's Bath Bob's Your Uncle
       

Trivia

  • Circhester is largely based on Bath, a city in the county of Somerset in southwest England. [1]
  • Hotel Ionia has floor and carpet decorations that resemble Unown.

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,
Brazilian Portuguese
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

Notes


Galar


Settlements
PostwickWedgehurstMotostokeTurffieldHulburyHammerlocke
Stow-on-SideBallonleaCirchesterSpikemuthWyndon
Routes
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Landmarks
Slumbering WealdGalar MineGalar Mine No. 2Motostoke Outskirts
Glimwood TangleRoute 9 TunnelRose Tower/Battle TowerEnergy Plant
Wild Area
Meetup SpotRolling FieldsDappled GroveWatchtower RuinsEast Lake AxewellWest Lake Axewell
Axew's EyeSouth Lake MilochGiant's SeatNorth Lake MilochMotostoke RiverbankBridge Field
Stony WildernessDusty BowlGiant's MirrorHammerlocke HillsGiant's CapLake of Outrage
Isle of Armor
Fields of HonorMaster DojoSoothing WetlandsForest of FocusChallenge BeachTower of WatersBrawlers' Cave
Challenge RoadTower of DarknessCourageous CavernLoop LagoonTraining LowlandsWarm-Up Tunnel
Potbottom DesertWorkout SeaStepping-Stone SeaInsular SeaHoneycalm SeaHoneycalm Island
Crown Tundra
Slippery SlopeMax LairFreezingtonFrostpoint FieldGiant's BedRock Peak RuinsIron RuinsOld Cemetery
Snowslide SlopeIceberg RuinsTunnel to the TopPath to the PeakCrown ShrineGiant's FootRoaring-Sea Caves
Frigid SeaThree-Point PassSplit-Decision RuinsBallimere LakeLakeside CaveDyna Tree Hill


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