Ecruteak City

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Ecruteak City エンジュシティ
Enju City
"A Historical City"
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A city that even now bears the marks of its history.
Ecruteak City Gym - Johto Gym #4
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Fog Badge
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Route 38
Ecruteak City
Route 42
 
Route 37
 
Location
Johto Ecruteak City Map.png
Location of Ecruteak City in Johto.
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Gen II
Ecruteak City in Gold and Silver

Ecruteak City (Japanese: エンジュシティ Enju City) is an old-fashioned city located in northern Johto, situated in the woods between tall Mt. Mortar and the open fields near Johto's western shores.

As with many of the larger cities in the Pokémon world, Ecruteak has a Pokémon Gym, led by Morty, who specializes in Ghost-type Pokémon and hands out the Fog Badge to those who defeat him.

Ecruteak is known as a historical and mythical city; fittingly, its buildings all feature traditional Japanese architecture, while the tallest building in the city, and perhaps all of Johto, is the ten-story Bell Tower in the city's northeast corner, built nearly a millennium before the events of the games. The city is known as being a centerpoint of the Legendary Pokémon native to the Johto region, with the great Ho-Oh once being said to have roosted atop the Bell Tower, and having created three Legendary beasts of the Pokémon who perished when the Brass Tower burned down.

Slogan

Generation II

A Historical City Where the Past Meets the Present (Japanese: むかしと いまが どうじに ながれる れきしの まち The city where present and past concurrently flow in history.)

Generation IV

A Historical City (Japanese: れきしが ながれる まち The city where history flows.)

Places of interest

Ecruteak Dance Theater

The Ecruteak Dance Theater is where the Kimono Girls dance and battle. The director will give the player the HM for Surf in Generation II, after defeating the Kimono Girls, and in Generation IV, after defeating a rude Team Rocket Grunt. Each of the five Kimono Girls has an evolution of Eevee: Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, and Umbreon. In Generation II, the player can freely choose their order of facing Kimono Girls. In Generation IV, the player battles them in a fixed order, having to defeat all five consecutively.

 
Promotional artwork by Midori Harada for HeartGold and SoulSilver

Ecruteak Gym

Main article: Ecruteak Gym

The Ecruteak Gym is the official Gym of Ecruteak City. It is based on Ghost-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Morty. Trainers who defeat him receive the Fog Badge.

In Pokémon Crystal and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the player cannot challenge Morty, the Ecruteak Gym Leader when they first arrive in Ecruteak City, as Morty has gone with his friend Eusine to the Burned Tower, searching for signs of the Legendary beasts. When the player awakens Raikou, Entei, and Suicune in the Burned Tower, Morty returns to the Gym, allowing for him to be challenged.

The Ecruteak Gym is designed as a sort of maze, where one wrong step off the right path will send a challlenger back to the beginning. In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the Gym has an invisible path leading to Morty and passing several Trainers. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the path is visible but the Gym is largely shrouded in darkness. Flames light up certain points in the path, including around Trainers, but once the player defeats a Trainer, their light will go out.

Burned Tower

Main article: Burned Tower

Burned Tower
It was destroyed by a mysterious fire.
Please stay away, as it is unsafe.

The sad remains of this once-great tower, in the northwestern corner of the city, are all that is left after a fire engulfed it 150 years before the events of the games. It was once as majestic as the Bell Tower to the east, with the two towers representative of where Pokémon awakened and where they slept.

According to some legends, Lugia once perched on this tower; however, others place Lugia as always living in the Whirl Islands. Three Legendary beasts make their home in the basement of the tower, given new life after it burned down by Ho-Oh, who once perched atop the Bell Tower. The player's rival, exploring the area, will challenge the player a third time when they arrive here.

 
Ecruteak City's Bellchime Trail in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, featuring part of the Barrier Station and Bell Tower as well

Barrier Station to Bell Tower

Barrier Station to Bell Tower
No Trespassing by the Unworthy

The Barrier Station to Bell Tower is a grand, red-roofed gatehouse located in the north of Ecruteak City, at the end of the city's wide main street. This gate houses three Sages, collectively called the Wise Trio (Japanese: 3にんしゅう group of 3 men). It serves to prevent the player proceeding to Bell Tower until they have the Fog Badge. In Pokémon Crystal, the three Sages battle the player before allowing passage. Past the station is Ecruteak's Bellchime Trail and Bell Tower.

Bellchime Trail

Main article: Bellchime Trail

Bellchime Trail is a short path in the northeast of Ecruteak City connecting it to the Bell Tower. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, it is a separate save location within Ecruteak City; in Pokémon Gold and Silver, it was unnamed and part of the same map as Ecruteak City's main area.

Bell Tower

Main article: Bell Tower

A majestic tower to the east, the Bell Tower is where Ho-Oh was once said to roost. With the Rainbow Wing, the player is able to prove to Ho-Oh that they are a pure-hearted person who will bring Pokémon and people back into harmony with one another.

On the first floor, Suicune lingers in Pokémon Crystal, awaiting the player's arrival with a Clear Bell.

Demographics

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Ecruteak City's population is 31, making it the third-largest city in Johto.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Ecruteak City's population is 44, making it the fourth-largest city in Johto, behind Goldenrod City, Violet City, and Olivine City.

Poké Mart

Generation II
  Poké Ball
 200
  Great Ball
 600
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion
 700
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening
 250
  Burn Heal
 250
  Ice Heal
 250
  Revive
 1500


Lower cashier (Generation IV)
  Poké Ball
 200
  Great Ball
 600
  Ultra Ball7 Badges
 1200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion
 700
  Hyper Potion5 Badges
 1200
  Max Potion7 Badges
 2500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3000
  Revive
 1500
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening
 250
  Burn Heal
 250
  Ice Heal
 250
  Full Heal5 Badges
 600
  Escape Rope
 550
  Repel
 350
  Super Repel
 500
  Max Repel7 Badges
 700
Upper cashier (Generation IV)
  Air Mail
 50
  Heal Ball
 300
  Net Ball
 1000


Items

Item Location Games
  Hyper Potion In the corner by the water in the northeast (hidden)  G  S  C 
  Rare Candy One tile south and one tile east of the southeastern corner of the lake in the north (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Hyper Potion In the northern mound of dirt in the empty plot in the middle of the city (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Ether In the burned logs east of the Burned Tower (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Ultra Ball In the second lamp post from the left near the western gate (hidden)  HG  SS 
  HM03 (Surf) Reward from old man for defeating the Kimono Girls  G  S  C 
  HM03 (Surf) Reward from old man for saving the Dance Theater from the Team Rocket Grunt  HG  SS 
  Itemfinder Gift from the Cooltrainer in the house east of the Gym  G  S  C 
  Dowsing MCHN Gift from the Ace Trainer in the house east of the Gym  HG  SS 
  Clear Bell Reward for defeating the Kimono Girls  HG 
  Tidal Bell Reward for defeating the Kimono Girls  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
  Poliwag
G S C
  Surfing
15-24 90%
  Poliwhirl
G S C
  Surfing
20-24 10%
Fishing
  Poliwag
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Poliwag
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
  Poliwag
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 80%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
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.


Generation IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Surfing
10-25 90%
  Poliwhirl
HG SS
  Surfing
15-25 10%
Fishing
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 93%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 7%
Headbutt
  Exeggcute
HG SS
  Headbutt
12-17 20%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
12-17 50%
  Ledyba
HG SS
  Headbutt
15-17 30%
  Spinarak
HG SS
  Headbutt
15-17 30%
  Pineco
HG SS
  Headbutt
12-14 30%
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

Generation II

Ecruteak Dance Theater

Trainer Pokémon
 
Kimono Girl Naoko
コウメ Koume
Reward:  1224
  Flareon Lv.17
No item
 
Kimono Girl Sayo
サクラ Sakura
Reward:  1224
  Espeon Lv.17
No item
 
Kimono Girl Zuki
タマオ Tamao
Reward:  1224
  Umbreon Lv.17
No item
 
Kimono Girl Kuni
スモモ Sumomo
Reward:  1224
  Vaporeon Lv.17
No item
 
Kimono Girl Miki
サツキ Satsuki
Reward:  1224
  Jolteon Lv.17
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.


Barrier Station to Bell Tower

Trainer Pokémon
 
Sage GakuC
モウカイ Mōkai
Reward:  1024
  Noctowl Lv.32
No item
  Flareon Lv.32
No item
 
Sage MasaC
タイソウ Taisō
Reward:  1024
  Noctowl Lv.32
No item
  Jolteon Lv.32
No item
 
Sage KojiC
エイセン Eisen
Reward:  1024
  Noctowl Lv.32
No item
  Vaporeon Lv.32
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.


Generation IV

Ecruteak Dance Theater

Trainer Pokémon
 
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward:  480
  Koffing Lv.12
No item
After earning the Rising Badge
 
Kimono Girl Zuki
タマオ Tamao
Reward:  4560
  Umbreon Lv.38
No item
 
Kimono Girl Naoko
コウメ Koume
Reward:  4560
  Espeon Lv.38
No item
 
Kimono Girl Miki
サツキ Satsuki
Reward:  4560
  Flareon Lv.38
No item
 
Kimono Girl Sayo
サクラ Sakura
Reward:  4560
  Jolteon Lv.38
No item
 
Kimono Girl Kuni
コモモ Komomo
Reward:  4560
  Vaporeon Lv.38
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.


In the anime

Main series

 
Ecruteak City in the anime

Ecruteak City first appeared in A Ghost of a Chance and From Ghost to Ghost, when Ash and his friends arrived there for Ash's next Johto Gym battle. On their way, they encountered a street artist and Firebreather named Infernando, who tried to sell them a "Treasure Detector", but they declined the offer. When James later encountered him as well, he gladly bought the detector with the money he had been supposed to spend for food.

Meanwhile, Ash and his friends wandered into the Burned Tower, mistaking it for the Ecruteak Gym. After they experienced some trouble with the local Ghost Pokémon, Morty arrived at the site and cleared everything up, then informed the group that the place was in fact once called the Tin Tower, a nestling ground for the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh. When the tower burned down during a fight over Ho-Oh's power, the Rainbow Pokémon fled, never to be seen again, even though a new Tin Tower was built nearby in hopes that this would someday happen. Upon seeing a picture of Ho-Oh, Ash instantly recognized it as the mysterious Pokémon he saw on the day he started his journey, although Morty didn't seem to believe him. After dealing with Team Rocket trying to steal Pikachu once again, Ash and Morty agreed to have a Gym battle. The battle was conducted during the next day, where Ash, using his Noctowl as his ace, managed to pull through and win himself the Fog Badge. Morty also admitted that Ash might have indeed seen Ho-Oh like he claimed.

In Trouble's Brewing, before heading to Olivine City, Ash and his friends encountered the Kimono Sisters. The youngest of the sisters, Sakura, struck a friendship with the group, and wondered if she should start traveling with them. Eventually, however, she decided to train on her own before embarking on her own Pokémon journey.

In Espeon, Not Included, Ash and his friends returned to Ecruteak City on their way to Mahogany Town, and encountered the Kimono Girls again, finding out that Sakura had evolved her Eevee into an Espeon. By the end of the episode, Sakura finally embarked on her own journey to collect Badges. In For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!, the group met Eusine, a friend of Morty's and a pursuer of the Legendary Pokémon Suicune. Upon finding out that Ash had seen Suicune, he accused him of lying and tried to challenge him to a battle, but the match was interrupted when Bug Pokémon started going wild around the city due to Team Rocket having stolen and accidentally broken one of the four Crystal Bells. While dealing with the trio of thieves, the group came face to face with Suicune itself. Eusine attempted to battle the Legendary beast, but the Aurora Pokémon easily escaped by using Roar on Eusine's Alakazam.

In Staging a Heroes' Welcome!, Ecruteak City was the current location of Drew, Harley, and Solidad. In An Egg Scramble!, it was featured in Lyra's presentation of the Johto region during the Johto Festival.

In Finding a Legend!, Ash and Goh visited Ecruteak City to investigate the Ho-Oh sightings made there. However, it turned out that the sighted "Ho-Oh" was just a disguised Fearow belonging to a boy named Chad, who desperately wanted his grandfather Jaye to see Ho-Oh so that he could regain his fate of its existence. With Goh's advice, they started climbing the Bell Tower, but they were caught in illusions created by a Misdreavus and a Stantler until Goh caught them. At the top of the tower, they started waving Jaye's Rainbow Wing around and calling for Ho-Oh to appear. Though their calls didn't seem to work, the Rainbow Wing started glowing in response to a rainbow appearing in the sky. When they started to leave, Jaye managed to get a view of Ho-Oh flying in the distance, though the others didn't see it.

Gallery

Pokémon Center Ecruteak Gym Bell Tower Burned Tower Kimono Sisters' teahouse
         

Pokémon Generations

 
Ecruteak City in Pokémon Generations
 
Ecruteak City in the past in Pokémon Generations

Ecruteak City made a brief appearance in The Adventure, where Red's Pikachu attacked a trio of wild Wooper swimming in a river. However, since they were Ground-type Pokémon, Pikachu's Thunder Shock didn't hurt them at all. The Wooper then counterattacked with Mud Shot just as Lugia flew by, knocking Pikachu into the air.

Ecruteak City reappeared in a major role in The Reawakening. Eusine was seen visiting the Burned Tower, all the while going through the story of how the tower originally burned down, killing the three nameless Pokémon that Ho-Oh then resurrected in the form of the Legendary beasts. Unexpectedly, Suicune showed up, allowing Eusine to look at itself for a few seconds before leaving. Despite the encounter being very brief, Eusine felt hopeful that the Legendary beasts were probably starting to regain their faith in humanity.

In the manga

 
Ecruteak City in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Ecruteak City debuted in Quilava Quandary, where the entire city was caught up in a giant earthquake. Jasmine, who was on her way to meet the Day-Care Couple at Route 34, got caught up in the devastation and ended up getting trapped in rubble. In Ampharos Amore, Gold and Silver noticed the light sent up by Jasmine's Amphy and rescued her, also coming to realize that the earthquake had been caused by a trained Pokémon. The Pokémon in question was revealed to be a Piloswine used by a group of Team Rocket members, including the two Rocket Executives Carl and Sham. With their combined efforts, Gold and Silver were able to defeat Team Rocket and force them to retreat. It was later revealed that Team Rocket had destroyed the city in an attempt to make Ho-Oh appear. The city was later rebuilt under Jasmine's supervision.

In Hello, Lickitung, Lt. Surge met Morty outside the Ecruteak Gym, wanting his help in finding Gold and Silver, who had gone missing after a battle against the Masked Man at the Lake of Rage. Using his powers, Morty was able to tell the two Pokédex holders were currently at the Whirl Islands.

In Buzz Off, Butterfree!, Yellow was revealed to have unintentionally released the Legendary beasts from their imprisonment at the Burned Tower's basement during the rebuilding project.

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

Gold traveled to Ecruteak City to ask Morty about Lance's whereabouts, first stopping by at the Kimono Dance Theater in Pleased as Punch With Parasect to watch the Kimono Girls perform, before heading to the Ecruteak Gym. In Raising the Stakes with Rhyperior, Silver also arrived at the Gym, seeking Morty's help in finding the Plates scattered around Johto.

In It Takes Xatu to Tango, the Ecruteak Gym was destroyed by Arceus. Gold proceeded to pursue it as it fled, while Silver used the information given to him by Morty to start gathering the Plates.

Gallery

Ecruteak Gym Tin Tower Burned Tower Kimono Dance Theater
       

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

In Gold and Black VS Team Rocket, Gold and Whitney arrived in Ecruteak City and attended the Pokémon Summit, a battle event held at a dome built on the former site of the Burned Tower. However, the event was interrupted by an attack by Team Rocket. Fortunately, the three Legendary beasts appeared and prevented Team Rocket from destroying the dome, although the event was still cancelled due to this incident.

In A Promise Given to Miltank, Gold attempted to challenge Morty, but he refused to let Gold into his Gym with only two Badges. After Gold had gotten the Plain Badge from Whitney, he tried to challenge Morty again, only to find out that he was leaving the Gym for a while and thus was unable to battle him. As such, Morty chose to give Gold a Fog Badge for free and told him to keep it at least until they could have a proper Gym battle.

Trivia

 
The screenshot of Old City in the fan book

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese エンジュシティ Enju City From 縁寿 enju (longevity of relationship), 槐 enju (Japanese Pagoda tree), and 臙脂色 enji-iro (cochineal red)
English Ecruteak City From ecru (light beige color) and teak (tropical hardwood)
German Teak City From Teak
Spanish Ciudad Iris From iris (a flower whose color ranges from blue to purple)
Ciudad Ecruteak* From its English name
French Rosalia From rose (rose; pink)
Italian Amarantopoli From amaranto (amaranth; reddish-rose color) and the suffix -poli (city)
Korean 인주시티 Inju City From 인주 (印朱) inju (red stamping ink)
Chinese (Mandarin) 緣朱市 / 缘朱市 Yuánzhū Shì* From 緣 / 缘 yuán (affinity) and 朱 zhū (vermilion)
圓朱市 / 圆朱市 Yuánzhū Shì*
园朱市 Yuánzhū Shì*
天使市 Tiānshǐ Shì*
Transcription of its Japanese name. Contains 朱 zhū (vermilion).
Transcription of its Japanese name. Contains 朱 zhū (vermilion).
From 天使 tiānshǐ (angel), possibly a misinterpretation of the Japanese name as ange (French for angel)
Chinese (Cantonese) 緣朱市 Yùhnjyū Síh* From 緣 yùhn (affinity) and 朱 jyū (vermilion)
圓朱市 Yùhnjyū Síh* Transcription of its Japanese name. Contains 朱 jyū (vermilion).
Polish Ecruteak*
Miasto Ecruteak*
From its English name
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade de Ecruteak From its English name
Swedish Ecruteakstaden From its English name
Vietnamese Thành phố Enju Transcription of its Japanese name


Johto
               
Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
2930313233343536373839404142434445464748
Landmarks
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex ForestRadio TowerGlobal Terminal
Goldenrod TunnelNational ParkPokéathlon DomeBell TowerBellchime TrailBurned TowerMoomoo FarmGlitter Lighthouse
Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerSafari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenS.S. AquaMt. Silver
Access to
Sinjoh RuinsKanto


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