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 Galarregion. 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.
Buildings from an age long gone still stand about the steaming hot spring that covers the town. (Japanese: 古い 建物が 立ち並ぶ 温泉町A hot springs town lined with old buildings.)
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.
Circhester Stadium is the site at which the sixth installment in the Galarregion'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.
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The boutique is located on the eastern side of Circhester, to the east of the Hero's Bath.
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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.
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.
Medium and wavy
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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.
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 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.
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.
This Poké Mart is located at the right counter in the Pokémon Center.