A town of flower lovers, Floaroma Town is always perfumed with the sweet scent of flowers. A short, floral pathway opens up to a sprawling sea of flowers in bloom. In the center of town is the flower shop called Pick a Peck of Colors.
In Pokémon Platinum, Floaroma Town has wooden arches at its entrances, among other things.
Vivid & Scented (Japanese: あざやかに はなかおる まちThe town that smells vividly of flowers.)
History and tradition
According to the townspeople, Floaroma Town was once a barren and desolate hill. People started planting flowers around it to cheer up the place, but nothing would grow. Then, someone expressed thanks for a blessing of nature, and the whole hill burst into bloom. It is theorized that Shaymin was the cause of the sudden burst of flowers, given it being the Gratitude Pokémon, and its ability to "instantly transform ruined land into a lush field of flowers," according to its Pokédex entry.
The Floaroma Meadow is an area accessed through the flowers in the northeast section of Floaroma Town proper, but still part of the town according to the Town Map. The first time the player visits Floaroma Town, the entrance to the meadow is blocked by two Team Galactic grunts. After defeating one by the Valley Windworks, the player must return to defeat them and gain access to a honey tree, a man who sells honey, and the key to Valley Windworks.
A path in Floaroma Town leading to the meadow begins with a sign which reads:
Floaroma Meadow Ahead
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the population of Floaroma Town is 29, a rather high number for such a small town. Apparently this is caused by the alluring aroma of the typical flowers and honey of the town. The majority of the townspeople are female.
Legend says Floaroma Town was once barren and without any kind of vegetation. One day, a beautiful woman went atop the hill and expressed gratitude, which resulted in flowers growing exponentially. In the present day, the town is covered in flowers. The abundance of greenery is a part of the town's architectural style; the streets feature many flower beds and both the Pokémon Center and the Contest Hall are decorated with flowers.
In the 2009 Pokémon annual, Floaroma Town is incorrectly spelled as "Floarama".
In Oh, Do You Know The Poffin Plan?, a story was told about a woman who made all of the flowers, probably because they would otherwise need to show Shaymin, which was not revealed at that time. The NPCs in-game simply say it was a Pokémon.
There is a tiny section of Floaroma Town that sits between the northern entrance to the Floaroma Meadow and the river by Fuego Ironworks. There is no grass or items to be found though.
ソノオタウン Sonoo Town
園生 (sonou) means garden.
From flora and aroma.
From Latin flora, and ville, village.
From giardino, garden, and fiorito, flowering.
From aroma, fragrance, and flor, flower.
꽃향기마을 Ggothyanggi Maeul
꽃향기 (ggothyanggi) means "flower fragrance".
苑之鎮 Yuànzhī Zhèn
From 苑 sono. 苑 (yuàn) refers to an enclosed ground for growing trees and keeping animals.