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Eterna City ハクタイシティ
Hakutai City
"History Living"
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Eterna City in {{{variable2}}}.
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
specialist Gym
Forest Badge
Forest Badge
Eterna City Gym - Sinnoh Gym #2
specialist Gym
Forest Badge
Forest Badge
Eterna City Gym - Sinnoh Gym #2
specialist Gym
Forest Badge
Forest Badge
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Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
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[[| League]]
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
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Route 205
Eterna City
Route 211
Route 206
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 region of Sinnoh; 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 Pokémon Platinum, after the player clears out the Team Galactic Eterna Building in the city and approaches the Bicycle Shop, Cynthia will appear and give him/her an Egg which will hatch into a Togepi.



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 Heal Powder
Pokémon Dollar450
Energy Powder EnergyPowder
Pokémon Dollar500
Energy Root Energy Root
Pokémon Dollar800
Revival Herb Revival Herb
Pokémon Dollar2800

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.


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


Item Location Games
Super Potion Super Potion Next to the Gym  D  P  Pt 
None Friendship Checker Obtained from a woman in the Pokémon Center  D  P  Pt 
HM Normal HM01 (Cut) Obtained from Cynthia outside the Team Galactic Eterna Building  D  P  Pt 
TM Dark TM46 (Thief) Near Team Galactic Eterna Building (requires Cut)  D  P  Pt 
Explorer Kit Explorer Kit Obtained from the Underground Man in the house next to the Pokémon Center  D  P  Pt 
TM Normal TM67 (Recycle) Received from the old lady in the Eterna Condominiums  D  P  Pt 
Bicycle Bicycle A thank you from Rad Rickshaw for saving him from Team Galactic  D  P  Pt 
Draco Plate Draco Plate Behind the statue of Dialga/Palkia (hidden)  D  P  Pt 
PP Up PP Up In the far northeast corner of the city (requires Surf) (hidden)  D  P 
Moon Stone Moon Stone In the far northeast corner of the city (requires Surf) (hidden)  Pt 
Leppa Berry Leppa Berry Held by Charap, a Chatot the player can obtain in a trade  D  P  Pt 
Up-Grade Up-Grade Given by Professor Oak after obtaining the National Pokédex  D  P  Pt 


  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
054 Psyduck
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-40 90%
054 Psyduck
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-30 90%
055 Golduck
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-40 10%
129 Magikarp
D P Pt
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
3-10 100%
129 Magikarp
D P Pt
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
3-15 100%
129 Magikarp
D P Pt
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 65%
339 Barboach
D P Pt
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 35%
130 Gyarados
D P Pt
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-55 65%
340 Whiscash
D P Pt
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
20-50 35%
340 Whiscash
D P Pt
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-55 35%
Gift Pokémon
175 Togepi
D P Pt
Egg Egg
1 One
Special Pokémon
441 Chatot
D P Pt
418 Trade
The same as the Traded Pokémon 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.


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
Interviewers Roxy & Oli
ユミとタク Yumi and Tak
Reward: PokémonDollar.png864/3312
081 Magnemite Lv.6/23
No item
280 Ralts Lv.6/23
No item
Interviewers Roxy & Oli*
Interviewers Roxy & Oli*
ユミとタク Yumi and Tak
Reward: PokémonDollar.png5040
081 Magnemite Lv.35
No item
281 Kirlia Lv.35
No item
Interviewers Roxy & Oli*
Interviewers Roxy & Oli*
ユミとタク Yumi and Tak
Reward: PokémonDollar.png6768
082 Magneton Lv.47
No item
282 Gardevoir Lv.47
No item
Interviewers Roxy & Oli
Interviewers Roxy & Oli
ユミとタク Yumi and Tak
Reward: PokémonDollar.png7632/8496
462 Magnezone Lv.53/59
No item
282 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 trio that 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.

Pokémon troubadour Nando said Eterna City is his favorite because it unites the past and the present.


Eterna Historical Museum Eterna Gym
Eterna Museum.png Eterna Gym anime.png

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The statue as it appears in Pokémon Adventures

Eterna City first appears in Ring Around the Roserade I where Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum arrive while on their journey through the Sinnoh Region. In Cautious Clefairy, Pearl returns to the city by himself to deliver a package to Rad Rickshaw. In return, Rickshaw helps with Pearl's errand by revealing the reason why Team Galactic held him hostage: his ancestors 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 builds a two-seater bike, using the parts he ordered, in order to help Pearl and himself get to Lake Valor before Team Galactic, as they plan to blow it up.

In Unplugging Rotom (Heat, Wash, Mow, Fan, Frost), Diamond and Pearl follow Rotom from the Old Chateau to the city. Eterna City is also where Giratina emerges from the Distortion World, at the end of the round.


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
French Vestigion From vestige, relic
German Ewigenau From ewig (eternal) and Au (riparian forest)
Italian Evopoli From evo, era
Spanish Ciudad Vetusta From vetusta, ancient
Korean 영원시티 Yeong-won City From 영원 (永遠) yeong-won, eternity
Chinese (Mandarin) 百代市 Bǎidài Shì From 百代 bǎidài (aeon, lit. "hundred generations")
Chinese (Cantonese) 百代市 Baakdoi Síh From 百代 baakdoi (aeon, lit. "hundred generations")
Russian Этерна Сити Eterna Siti Transcription of English name
Vietnamese Thành phố Hakutai Transliteration of Japanese name

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