Hidden Village

Hidden Village
かくれ里 Hidden Village
Hidden Village.png
Hidden Village
Region Kanto
Debut Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village

The Hidden Village (Japanese: かくれ里 Hidden Village) is a location in the Pokémon world. It is located in between Cerulean City and Vermilion City.

Run by Melanie, the village is a place for Pokémon who have been abandoned by their Trainers. She takes care of them until they are ready to return to the wild.

In the anime

The Hidden Village appeared in Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village. Ash and his friends stumbled across it by accident while on their way to Vermilion City. Brock fell off a bridge and was swept away by a river. Melanie rescued him, and she brought Ash and Misty to the village.

Helping to protect the village was a Bulbasaur, who Melanie said it volunteered to guard it. Although it meant well, Bulbasaur was unintentionally causing all the Pokémon to stay in the village since it was so safe. After saving it from Team Rocket, Melanie asked Ash if he wanted Bulbasaur to come with him. Ash agreed and caught Bulbasaur. The group later left the village.

Pokémon seen in the Hidden Village

Rattata (×2)

Caught Pokémon

Ash's Bulbasaur

In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu, the Hidden Village appears in Pikachu's Excellent Adventure. When Ash and Brock meet A.J. and Samurai after a performance by Duplica and her Ditto, they make plans to visit the Hidden Village, a paradise for lost Pokémon which have been abandoned by their Trainers and is supposedly run by a goddess. Deciding to seek out the Hidden Village in search of high-leveled Pokémon, A.J., Samurai, Ash and Brock head for a bus, however, Pikachu is distracted by a Squirtle shell and is separated from Ash. Remembering that Ash wanted to find the Hidden Village, Pikachu tags along with an abandoned Squirtle, Damian's Charmander, a wild boy named Tommy and his Kangaskhan mother to find the Hidden Village and hopefully reunite with Ash. Jessie and James tag along, hoping to steal rare Pokémon, but they are stopped by Kangaskhan.

When they arrive, it is revealed that the village is protected by Melanie, an ordinary girl, but because of her kindness to the abandoned Pokémon, she is seen by them as a goddess.


Seen in the village
Butterfree (×3)
Jigglypuff (×3)
Golem (×3)
Raticate (×2)
Tauros (×4)

In other languages

Language Title
  Czech Utajená vesnice
  Danish Skjulte Landsby
  Dutch Verborgen Stad
  French Village Caché
  German Verstecktes Dorf
  Hungarian Titkos Falu
  Italian Villaggio Nascosto
  Norwegian Bortgjemte Landsbyen
  Polish Ukryta Osada
Portuguese   Brazil Vila Escondida
  Portugal Aldeia Escondida
  Romanian Satul Ascuns
  Russian Спрятанное Селение Spryatannoye Seleniye
  Serbian Skriveno Selo
Spanish   Latin America Aldea Secreta
  Spain Aldea Oculta
  Swedish Hälsohemmet

Anime-exclusive locations in Kanto
A.J.'s GymAcapulcoBill's LighthouseCameran PalaceCamomile IslandCamp PokéhearstCeladon UniversityCerise Laboratory
Chrysanthemum IslandCommerce CityCremini TownCrimson CityDark CityDragonite IslandEevee Evolution LabEvolution Mountain
Fennel ValleyFighting Spirit GymFrodomar CityGaiva DamGardenia TownGrampa CanyonGringey CityHidden VillageHollywood
HopHopHop TownHouse of ImiteHutber PortIndigo AcademyIsland of the Giant PokémonKaz GymLeaf ForestMaiden's PeakMatcha City
Metallica IslandMirage MansionMossgreen VillageMt. HideawayMulberry CityNeon TownNew IslandO-Hina TownOld Shore WharfPokélantis
Pokémon LandPokémon Ninja SchoolPokémon TechPokémon Theme ParkPokémopolisPotpourri IslandRifure VillageRotaRoy's hometownSable City
Safari LandSayda IslandSayda LabScissor StreetSeafoam IslandSilver TownStone TownSunnytownTeam Rocket AcademyTeam Rocket HQ
Terracotta TownTree of BeginningUnnamed island (EP060)Vermilion City schoolVermilion ForestWisteria TownXanadu NurseryYas Gym
Anime-location templates
KantoOrange ArchipelagoJohtoHoennSinnohUnovaDecolore IslandsKalosAlolaPaldeaOther

Manga-exclusive locations
Magical Pokémon Journey: Walnut Tree
Phantom Thief Pokémon 7: Sun Sun
Pokémon Adventures: Cerise IslandCeladon UniversityMeteor VillagePoni Altar
Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All: Celadon UniversityKigan Island
Pokémon Pocket Monsters: Amusement Park
Pokémon Try Adventure: Meragura Volcano
The Electric Tale of Pikachu: Dream IslandHidden VillageMt. SpiritStone Town

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