Driftveil Drawbridge

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Driftveil Drawbridge
Charizard Bridge
Hodomoe Drawbridge
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Driftveil Drawbridge BW.png
Map description: A drawbridge raises and lowers, depending on the ship schedules.
Location: Between Driftveil City and Route 5
Region: Unova
Generations: V
Unova Driftveil Drawbridge Map.png
Location of Driftveil Drawbridge in Unova.
Pokémon world locations

The Driftveil Drawbridge (Japanese: ホドモエの跳ね橋 Hodomoe Drawbridge) is a bridge that connects Driftveil City and Route 5. It is the pride of Driftveil City and is also referred to as Charizard Bridge (Japanese: リザードンブリッジ Lizardon Bridge) for its beauty and elegance.

Wild Pokémon often fly over the bridge, leaving shadows which can either cause a battle with the flying Pokémon or one of its feathers may fall and be picked up.

In Black 2 and White 2, a small sidequest occurs where if the player has given a man in an orange shirt a Fresh Water at Skyarrow Bridge, then they will meet up with the same man here. Should the player give him another Fresh Water, then he will become re-hydrated and dash to the Tubeline Bridge.


Item Location Games
  Heal Powder From a Youngster for showing him a Charizard  B2  W2 


Item Location Games
  Health Wing Flying Pokémon's shadow  B  W  B2  W2 
  Muscle Wing Flying Pokémon's shadow  B  W  B2  W2 
  Resist Wing Flying Pokémon's shadow  B  W  B2  W2 
  Genius Wing Flying Pokémon's shadow  B  W  B2  W2 
  Clever Wing Flying Pokémon's shadow  B  W  B2  W2 
  Swift Wing Flying Pokémon's shadow  B  W  B2  W2 
  Pretty Wing Flying Pokémon's shadow  B  W  B2  W2 


Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
  Flying Pokémon's shadow
22-25 100%
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.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
B2 W2
  Flying Pokémon's shadow
23-26 100%
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.



Concept art from Black and White by Keiko Moritsugu[1]

In the anime

Driftveil Drawbridge in the anime

Driftveil Drawbridge was first seen in Crisis from the Underground Up!, where it was shut down by Dr. Zager hacking into its control system. The bridge was mentioned again in Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!, where Elesa told Ash that he could not travel there yet because it was closed for repairs at the time. In The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue!, Ash and his friends finally crossed the bridge to Driftveil City, meeting Clay in the process.

In the manga

Driftveil Drawbridge in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Black & White arc

The Driftveil Drawbridge was first mentioned in Special Delivery. During the Pokémon Musical's opening ceremony, White was informed that problems with the drawbridge meant that the delivery truck carrying the Prop Cases that were meant to be distributed to the audience was not able to arrive on time. As such, White decided to call Skyla to deliver the Prop Cases by air instead.

In Drawing Bridges, the problems at the bridge continued when Black, on his way to Driftveil City, found himself battling a mischievous Zorua on the bridge. Clay later revealed that Zorua was the one responsible for tampering with the controls for the bridge.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring the Driftveil Drawbridge in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Ducklett   Dark Explorers   35/108 Dark Rush   022/069
Swanna   Dark Explorers   36/108 Dark Rush   023/069
Marill   Boundaries Crossed   36/149 Freeze Bolt   015/059
Sneasel   Plasma Freeze   65/116 Spiral Force   031/051
Timburr   Plasma Storm   79/135 Cold Flare   034/059


  • Like other Unova bridges, if the player rides the bicycle here, the bicycle music will not play.
  • Several sound effects are played at a fixed interval, alternating between the sound of a plane, the sound of a helicopter, and the cry of Charizard, the latter being a reference to the bridge's alternative name.
  • This is the only bridge in Unova that the player can cross before the post-game in both Black and White and Black 2 and White 2.
  • This is the only bridge in Unova without the need to enter a gate.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 帆巴吊橋 Fàahnbā Diukìuh
Mandarin 帆巴吊橋 / 帆巴吊桥 Fānbā Diàoqiáo
  Finnish Driftveilin nostosilta
  French Pont Yoneuve
  German Marea-Zugbrücke
  Italian Ponte Libecciopoli
  Korean 물풍경도개교 Mulpunggyeong Dogaegyo
  Polish Most Zwodzony Driftveil
  Brazilian Portuguese Ponte Levadiça de Driftveil
Spanish   Latin America Puente Driftveil
  Spain Puente de Fayenza
  Vietnamese Cầu rút Hodomoe

Charizard Bridge

Language Title
  French Pont Dracaufeu
  German Glurak-Brücke
  Italian Ponte Charizard
  Korean 리자몽다리 Rijamong Dali
  Spanish Puente Charizard

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