Dark City

Dark City
ダークシティ Dark City
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Dark City
Region Kanto
Debut Showdown at Dark City

Dark City (Japanese: ダークシティ Dark City) is an anime-exclusive location in Kanto found in between the Safari Zone and Cinnabar Island.

The city does not have an official Gym, but two rival Gyms seek the wealth and glory that comes with having an official Gym. When Ash and his friends arrive in Showdown at Dark City, the city was shown to be in disrepair because of the constant warfare from the competing Gyms. The residents of this town detest and fear Pokémon Trainers. A local restaurant owner stated that the Kaz Gym hadn't paid for food in over two years.

The leaders' main Pokémon for the Yas Gym and Kaz Gym are Scyther and Electabuzz respectively. For this reason, their followers do not appear to join for personal connection with a particular type of Pokémon, unlike in most Gyms, and the actions of Yas and Kaz appear to intimidate and recruit Trainers into joining their Gym, lest they join the rival Gym.

After an agent for the Pokémon Inspection Agency determined that neither Gym was worthy of being an official Gym due to using Pokémon as gang tools, the two rivals agreed to stop their street fighting and work together to reconstruct Dark City.


Yas Gym Kaz Gym

Pokémon seen in Dark City

Kaz's Electabuzz
Yas's Scyther

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 黑暗市 Hāak'am Síh
Mandarin 黑暗市 Hēi'àn Shì
  Czech Temné město
  Danish Dark City
  European French Sombreville
  Hebrew בעיר האופל
  Hungarian Árnyékváros
  Italian Dark City
  Norwegian Byen Dark
Dark City*
  Polish Mroczne Miasto
  Brazilian Portuguese Cidade Sombria
  Romanian Orașul Întunecat
  Russian Мрачный город
Spanish   Latin America Ciudad Obscura
  Spain Ciudad Tenebrosa
  Swedish Dark City

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