Eterna City

Eterna City ハクタイシティ
Hakutai City
"History Living"
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Map description
An old city that shows fading and almost-forgotten vestiges of ancient history.
A Gym is indispensable in any town that has many people coming and going. This city is no exception.
The Cycle Shop is located here. There is also a big building with a slightly sinister atmosphere.
A statue of an ancient Pokémon is prominently and reverently displayed.
Eterna City Gym - Sinnoh Gym #2
Gardenia
Gardenia
Grass-type
specialist Gym
Forest Badge
Forest Badge
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Route 205
Eterna City
Route 211
 
Route 206
 
Location
Sinnoh Eterna City Map.png
Location of Eterna City in Sinnoh.
Eterna City in Diamond and Pearl

Eterna City (Japanese: ハクタイシティ Hakutai City) is a city in the Sinnoh region; it is an older city, showing the signs of history.

There is a rather large statue of an ancient Pokémon (in Diamond, it is named as Dialga; in Pearl, Palkia; and in Platinum, it is a combination of both) on the east side of town. The statue was once the main center of festivals in the town, although signs of the town's culture and rituals have started to slip away. Of late, both Team Galactic and Cynthia become interested in the statue. After the National Pokédex has been obtained and the player has visited Pal Park, Professor Oak appears in the southernmost house in the city.

A woman in the Pokémon Center will give the player Pokétch app #6, the Friendship Checker. Beside the Pokémon Center is the Underground Man's House, where the Explorer Kit can be obtained. The kit gives access to the Underground.

The player may rename their Pokémon, as well as trade their Buizel for a Chatot, in a building next to the Poké Mart.

In Platinum, after the player clears out the Team Galactic Eterna Building in the city and approaches the Bicycle Shop, Cynthia will appear and give them an Egg which will hatch into a Togepi.

Slogan

History Living (Japanese: むかしを いまにつなぐ まち The town that ties the past to now.)

Places of interest

Eterna Condominiums

Main article: Eterna Condominiums

Located east of the Poké Mart, Sinnoh's Name Rater can be found here, as well as a person named Norton who will trade a Chatot for a Buizel, and another person who will give away TM67 (Recycle).

Eterna Gym

Main article: Eterna Gym

Located in the southeast of the city, the Eterna Gym is run by the Gym Leader Gardenia, who specializes in Grass-type Pokémon. Defeating Gardenia yields the Forest Badge, TM86 (Grass Knot), and the ability to use Cut outside of battle.

Team Galactic Eterna Building

Main article: Team Galactic Eterna Building

Located in the northeast of the city, this is one of the two Team Galactic headquarters. In Pokémon Platinum, the building looks vastly different from its appearance in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. To reach the building, the move Cut must be used on a small tree blocking the entrance.

Herb Shop

Main article: Herb Shop

The Herb Shop is located to the east of the Team Galactic Eterna Building, and sells effective yet inexpensive herbs. A lady runs it.

Herb Shop
  Heal Powder
 450
  EnergyPowder
 500
  Energy Root
 800
  Revival Herb
 2800


Rad Rickshaw's Cycle Shop

Main article: Rad Rickshaw's Cycle Shop

This Bicycle shop is located just southeast of the Pokémon Center. The player cannot purchase a Bicycle here, but one is instead obtained for free once the store's owner is rescued from the Team Galactic Eterna Building.

Ancient statue

This Pokémon statue is up a little hill to the east of Eterna City. In Diamond and Pearl, the statue has a plate (dependent on the game), while in Pokémon Platinum the plate has been torn off the statue. It was once the centerpiece of many festivals.

A man in the house just south of the statue will tell the player the two inscriptions. In the Team Galactic HQ building in Veilstone City, a report can be found with missing text generated with a machine (indicated by "...") when described by the man in the house. The text extracted by the machine is written in bolded text.

The first one says this:
The creation of DIALGA,
The giver of time...
In laughter, there is tears...
And, likewise it is with time.
The same time flows on.
For it is the blessing of DIALGA.

The second one says this:
The birth of PALKIA.
The creator of parallel dimensions...
Alive, yet not alive...
Everything drifts in space...
To arrive in the same universe.
It is the blessing of PALKIA.

Demographics

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Eterna City has 51 residents, not counting Team Galactic, with the majority of the population in buildings on the main street.

Pokémon Platinum

In Pokémon Platinum, Eterna City has 50 residents, not counting Team Galactic, with the majority of the population in buildings on the main street.

Poké Mart

Left cashier
  Air Mail
 50
  Heal Ball
 300
  Net Ball
 1000
  Nest Ball
 1000
Right cashier
  Poké Ball
 200
  Great Ball3 Badges
 600
  Ultra Ball5 Badges
 1200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion
 700
  Hyper Potion5 Badges
 1200
  Max Potion7 Badges
 2500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3000
  Revive3 Badges
 1500
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening
 250
  Burn Heal
 250
  Ice Heal
 250
  Full Heal5 Badges
 600
  Escape Rope
 550
  Repel
 350
  Super Repel3 Badges
 500
  Max Repel7 Badges
 700


Items

Item Location Games
  Super Potion Next to the Gym  D  P  Pt 
  Friendship Checker Obtained from a woman in the Pokémon Center  D  P  Pt 
  HM01 (Cut) Obtained from Cynthia outside the Team Galactic Eterna Building  D  P  Pt 
  TM46 (Thief) Near Team Galactic Eterna Building (requires Cut)  D  P  Pt 
  Explorer Kit Obtained from the Underground Man in the house next to the Pokémon Center  D  P  Pt 
  Bicycle Obtained from Rad Rickshaw after saving him from Team Galactic  D  P  Pt 
  Draco Plate Behind the statue of Dialga/Palkia (hidden)  D  P  Pt 
  PP Up In the far northeast corner of the city (requires Surf) (hidden)  D  P 
  Moon Stone In the far northeast corner of the city (requires Surf) (hidden)  Pt 
  Up-Grade Given by Professor Oak after obtaining the National Pokédex and meeting him at the Pal Park  D  P  Pt 

Pokémon

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
  Psyduck
D P Pt
  Surfing
20-40 90%
  Psyduck
D P Pt
  Surfing
20-30 90%
  Golduck
D P Pt
  Surfing
20-40 10%
Fishing
  Magikarp
D P Pt
  Fishing
Old Rod
3-10 100%
  Magikarp
D P Pt
  Fishing
Old Rod
3-15 100%
  Magikarp
D P Pt
  Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 65%
  Barboach
D P Pt
  Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 35%
  Gyarados
D P Pt
  Fishing
Super Rod
30-55 65%
  Whiscash
D P Pt
  Fishing
Super Rod
20-50 35%
  Whiscash
D P Pt
  Fishing
Super Rod
30-55 35%
Gift Pokémon
  Togepi
D P Pt
  Egg
1 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

Pokémon Platinum

On certain days, the player can challenge a Trainer who appears in the Pokémon Center. Depending on the game progress, these Trainers will have teams with higher leveled Pokémon upon rematch.

Trainer Pokémon
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday
 
Interviewers Roxy & Oli
ユミとタク Yumi and Tak
Reward:  864/3312
  Magnemite Lv.6/23
No item
  Ralts Lv.6/23
No item
 
Interviewers Roxy & Oli*
ユミとタク Yumi and Tak
Reward:  5040
  Magnemite Lv.35
No item
  Kirlia Lv.35
No item
 
Interviewers Roxy & Oli*
ユミとタク Yumi and Tak
Reward:  6768
  Magneton Lv.47
No item
  Gardevoir Lv.47
No item
 
Interviewers Roxy & Oli
ユミとタク Yumi and Tak
Reward:  7632/8496
  Magnezone Lv.53/59
No item
  Gardevoir Lv.53/59
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.


In the anime

 
Eterna City in the anime

Ash and his friends arrived in Eterna City in A Secret Sphere of Influence!, where they visited the Eterna Historical Museum. During their visit, the museum alarm went off as the Adamant Orb was stolen by a disguised Team Rocket, who had been hired by Team Galactic. Although Officer Jenny had arrived at the crime scene before the crooks could leave the place, they still managed to trick her with Seviper's Haze and hide from the policemen, prompting her to quickly order all the exits to be locked.

With the museum locked, they began to search for the suspects. The first one to be found was Nando, who was at the museum studying the rich history of the Sinnoh region. Ash, Dawn, Brock, and Gardenia all told Jenny that Nando could not be the thief. However, she had a picture of a Sunflora stealing the Adamant Orb, and since Nando owns a Sunflora, she was certain he was responsible for the theft. The problem was only solved after it was revealed that the Sunflora in the picture was actually Team Rocket's Meowth dressed up as a Sunflora.

After helping to recover the orb, Ash was ready for his battle at the Eterna Gym, which took place in The Grass Menagerie!. He had a hard time battling Gardenia's skilled Grass-type Pokémon but in the end he managed to defeat them all, thus obtaining the Forest Badge, his second Sinnoh League Badge.

In JN074, Johanna announced an upcoming Pokémon Contest in Eterna City. While heading out to see it, Chloe met Dawn, who revealed that she was going to participate in said Contest. In the next episode, Ash and Goh joined them, but the Contest ended up occuring off-screen after the episode had ended.

Gallery

Eterna Historical Museum Eterna Gym
   

In the manga

 
Eterna City in Pokémon Adventures
 
The Eterna City statue in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl chapter

Eterna City first appeared in Ring Around the Roserade I, where Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum arrived there while on their journey Mt. Coronet. While training for Platinum's Eterna Gym challenge, the trio's starter Pokémon evolved, and they met Cynthia, who had come to the city to search for the missing Rad Rickshaw. While Platinum challenged Gardenia at the Gym and eventually managed to earn herself the Forest Badge, Cynthia found Rad Rickshaw found being held captive by Team Galactic in the Team Galactic Eterna Building and saved him using her Spiritomb. Afterwards, Rad Rickshaw mistook Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum being the ones who had saved him and gave each of them a Bicycle as a gift.

In Cautious Clefairy, Pearl returned to the city to deliver a package to Rad Rickshaw. In return, Rickshaw helped with Pearl's errand by revealing the reason why Team Galactic held him hostage: his ancestors had been the ones who built the statue in the city. In this canon, the statue is neither Dialga or Palkia but a combination of the two statues (similar to how it appears in the games). Rickshaw also built a tandem bike, using the parts he ordered, in order to help Pearl and himself get to Lake Valor before Team Galactic, as they were planning to blow up one of Sinnoh's three lakes.

Platinum chapter

In Unplugging Rotom (Heat, Wash, Mow, Fan, Frost), Diamond and Pearl followed Rotom from the Old Chateau to the city, eventually befriending it. At the end of the round, Giratina created a portal inside the city and attacked it, destroying the statue. As Diamond's Regigigas started fighting against Giratina, Charon, on his quest to capture all the Legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh, sent his newly-caught Heatran out to fight Regigigas. When Giratina eventually re-entered the portal, Charon chose to abandon the fight, which wasn't even going in his favor anymore, and pursued Giratina into the Distortion World, followed by Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter, who had been observing the events and decided to try finding Cyrus from the other world, where he had disappeared into the at the end of the previous chapter.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Eterna City briefly appeared in Win with Teamwork!!, where Hareta and Mitsumi found their way there after getting lost in Eterna Forest and meeting Gardenia there.

Trivia

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ハクタイシティ Hakutai City From 百代 hakutai (eternity)
English Eterna City From eternal
German Ewigenau From ewig (eternal) and -au (suffix for settlements by the river)
Spanish Ciudad Vetusta From vetusta (ancient)
French Vestigion From vestige (remnant)
Italian Evopoli From evo (era) and the suffix -poli (city)
Korean 영원시티 Yeong-won City From 영원 (永遠) yeong-weon (eternity)
Chinese (Mandarin) 百代市 Bǎidài Shì From 百代 bǎidài / baakdoi (aeon, lit. "a hundred generations")
Chinese (Cantonese) 百代市 Baakdoi Síh
Polish Eterna Same as English name
Russian Этерна Сити Eterna Siti Transcription of its English name
Vietnamese Thành phố Hakutai Transcription of its Japanese name



Sinnoh
               
Settlements
Twinleaf TownSandgem TownJubilife CityOreburgh CityFloaroma TownEterna CityHearthome City
Solaceon TownVeilstone CityPastoria CityCelestic TownCanalave CitySnowpoint CitySunyshore City
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Routes
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Landmarks
Lake Verity (Lakefront) • Oreburgh GateOreburgh MineOreburgh Mining MuseumGlobal TerminalRavaged Path
Floaroma MeadowValley WindworksEterna ForestOld ChateauThe Underground/Grand UndergroundWayward Cave
Mt. CoronetAmity SquareLost TowerHallowed TowerSolaceon RuinsManiac TunnelLake Valor (Lakefront) • Great Marsh
Pokémon MansionTrophy GardenFuego IronworksIron IslandLake Acuity (Lakefront) • Spear PillarVictory Road
Pal ParkContest HallBattle ZoneBattle ParkBattle Tower/Battle FrontierStark MountainSnowpoint Temple
Spring PathSendoff SpringTurnback CaveFullmoon IslandNewmoon IslandSeabreak PathFlower ParadiseHall of Origin
Access to
Distortion World
See also
Hisui


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