Jubilife City

Jubilife City コトブキシティ
Kotobuki City
"City of Joy"
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The most modernized city in the Sinnoh region. It is bustling with people on the go.

The Pokétch Company, the developer and manufacturer of the Pokétch, is located here.

Jubilife TV, Sinnoh's TV network, is located here. It is an entertaining place to visit.

The Global Trade Station—GTS for short—is located here.DP

The Global Terminal is located here. It is your connection to the entire world.Pt

Located here is the Trainers' School. Drop in to study up on the basics of Pokémon.
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Route 204
 
Route 218
Jubilife City
Route 203
 
Route 202
 
Location
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Location of Jubilife City in Sinnoh.

Jubilife City (Japanese: コトブキシティ Kotobuki City) is a city in the Sinnoh region. The entire city is built on land carved out of a mountain by the residents of neighboring Oreburgh City. Jubilife is the most modernized city in the region, and according to the anime, the largest city in Sinnoh. It is the sixth-largest city in the Pokémon world. The city can be accessed from all four directions, with a gate occupying the west entrance.

There are many distinctive buildings in Jubilife City, including the TV station, where Mystery Gift can be activated, the Pokétch Company, the Trainers' School, and the Global Trade Station, which allows players to trade Pokémon with anyone across the entire world.

When the Sinnoh region was first being settled by humans (known back then as the Hisui region), Jubilife City was called Jubilife Village.

Slogan

City of Joy (Japanese: ひとがつどう しあわせのまち The town of happiness where people gather.)

Places of interest

Jubilife TV

Main article: Jubilife TV

The Jubilife TV station is a noticeable big, white and cube-shaped building located in the northern section of the city. A Pokétch campaign Clown blocks the main doors until the player defeats the Galactic Grunts at the north end of the city; this event happens upon returning from Oreburgh City with the Coal Badge.

Inside the building, the Jubilife TV station is home to the Pokémon Lottery Corner. In Diamond and Pearl, a Trainer also appears in the lobby and can be fought once a day, depending on the current day of the week. On the second floor, Trainers can dress up their Pokémon using their Accessories. On the third floor, players can see various rankings set by those they have mixed records with. Additionally, a man on the third floor allows the player to activate Mystery Gift.

A man standing outside the TV station will give the player the option to form a group. By mixing records with other players, a player is allowed to join any group of which their friend is a member, upon speaking with the man again.

Jubilife TV
The Fun-and-Games TV Station!

Global Trade Station / Global Terminal

Main article: Global Terminal
 
The Global Terminal in Pokémon Platinum

The Global Trade Station is located in the southwestern section of the city. Within the building, players have the opportunity to trade Pokémon with other players around the world. In order to access the GTS, the player must have the Coal Badge.

Inside, there is a large globe, called Geonet, on which players can indicate their location, and on which small dots representing players they have traded with will appear. If the player talks with the woman at the counter, she will direct them into a room in which they can either put up a Pokémon to be traded or trade a Pokémon they own for one that has been put up for trade. Pokémon searches, after being confined to one species that has been seen by the player, can be further narrowed down to level and gender of the Pokémon available. By level, players can search for and request Pokémon level 9 and under, level 10 and up, level 20 and up, and so on to level 100, or they can search for Pokémon of any level. Gender is similar, with the player being able to search for male, female, or either gender of the selected Pokémon. Pokémon offerings are similarly governed, as the requested Pokémon in return cannot be any Pokémon that the player has not seen. Unfortunately, Pokémon that are offered cannot be bargained, as the player has to choose one Pokémon they want for it, instead of having a more flexible list.

In Pokémon Platinum, the GTS has been redesigned to be larger and contain more features. It is located in the same place as the older GTS, in Jubilife City, with its name changed to the Global Terminal. One addition is a woman who gives away a random Backdrop daily, rather than initially winning them in the daily lottery. Other than the regular trading feature, there is a new feature where players may exchange Pokémon with another friend. The Global Terminal is apparently a computer-like machine which the player operates. The Vs. Recorder, also introduced in Pokémon Platinum, has the ability to record and replay battles made in-game. A player may send and receive battles over Nintendo Wi-Fi using the Global Station. These battles can also be ranked by popularity and be watched by people on Wi-Fi. In addition, players can take pictures of their PC storage boxes and send them over Wi-Fi to friends. The GTS has incorporated an e-mail system that allows players to be notified of completed trades. The notification messages are sent to the player's actual e-mail address, and so the messages can be viewed either on a PC, mobile phone or a Wii console. In this way, the player will be spared of having to return to the GTS only to find that a trade has not yet been completed.

Pokétch Company

Main article: Pokétch Company

The Pokétch Company's headquarters is located in the northwestern section of the city. The Pokétch Company is a family-owned company, and the manufacturer of the Pokétch. It is relatively small, unlike Silph Co. or the Devon Corporation, and actually started as a hobby of the owner, who made what he liked before the business grew to its present state. The building has three floors, in which the family of the president of the company reside in. The president holds a promotion to receive a free Pokétch in Jubilife City, if three Clowns with Pokémon trivia questions can be found, and Coupons collected from each by correctly answering said trivia questions. He will also give new Pokétch applications out to the player as they earn more Badges.

The Pokétch Company
Pokémon Watches for the World!

Trainers' School

Main article: Trainers' School (Sinnoh)

The Trainers' School is located in the center of the city, west of the Pokémon Center. The School features tutorials on how to raise Pokémon. There are two adjoined rooms in the School. The kids on the left room have some basic information about the game of Pokémon. On the table is a notebook with notes on Trainers written inside. Status conditions and their effects are listed on the chalkboard at the back. In the room on the right, there are two School Kids on a blue carpet who will ask the player to battle. There is a version-dependent reward for defeating them both. If the School Kids inside are defeated, they hand out TM10 (Hidden Power) in Diamond and Pearl, or a Potion in Platinum.

On the player's first visit to the School, their rival is situated at the back of the room, reading the chalkboard. Upon talking to the rival, the player will deliver the Parcel entrusted to them by the rival's mother back in Twinleaf Town. Two Town Maps are found inside the Parcel, and the rival will give the player one.

Trainers' School
The First Step for Trainers!

Jubilife Condominiums

Jubilife Condominiums (Japanese: コトブキマンション Kotobuki Condominiums) is located in the northeastern section of the city. The building has two floors. On the ground floor, an old lady says how fetching a Pokétch is, and the young girl with a Pachirisu and Pikachu gives the player a Quick Claw. On the second floor, a girl tells about the advantage of Heal Balls and the guy in Bug Catcher apparel lectures on new moves. This floor is an educational one for new Trainers.

Jubilife Condominiums
Tenants Wanted!

Demographics

 
Jubilife City in Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

The population is 87, making it one of the largest cities in the Pokémon world and the second biggest in Sinnoh.

Pokémon Platinum

The population is 124, making it fourth largest city in the Pokémon world and the biggest in Sinnoh. The reason for such dramatic increase from Diamond and Pearl is the expansion of the Global Trade Station to the Global Terminal.

Poké Mart

Left cashier
  Air Mail
 50
  Heal Ball
 300
Right cashier
  Poké Ball
 200
  Great Ball3 Badges
 600
  Ultra Ball5 Badges
 1200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion1 Badge
 700
  Hyper Potion5 Badges
 1200
  Max Potion7 Badges
 2500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3000
  Revive3 Badges
 1500
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening1 Badge
 250
  Burn Heal1 Badge
 250
  Ice Heal1 Badge
 250
  Full Heal5 Badges
 600
  Escape Rope1 Badge
 550
  Repel1 Badge
 350
  Super Repel3 Badges
 500
  Max Repel7 Badges
 700


Items

Item Location Games
  Parlyz Heal In the small indent on the west side of the city's southern entrance (hidden)  D  P 
  Stardust In the small indent on the west side of the city's southern entrance (hidden)  Pt 
  Vs. Recorder Obtained from Looker upon first entering the city  Pt 
  Quick Claw Obtained from a girl on 1F of Jubilife Condominiums  D  P  Pt 
  Potion In between two buildings south of the Pokétch Company headquarters  Pt 
  Old Rod Obtained from the Fisherman in the gate to Route 218  D  P  Pt 
  Coupon 1 Obtained from the Clown located between Poké Mart and Pokémon Center after answering his question correctly  D  P  Pt 
  Coupon 2 Obtained from the Clown located in front of the Pokétch Company headquarters after answering his question correctly  D  P  Pt 
  Coupon 3 Obtained from the Clown located in front of the Jubilife TV Station after answering his question correctly  D  P  Pt 
  Pokétch From the Pokétch Co. President after collecting the three Coupons  D  P  Pt 
  Fashion Case Obtained from a Jubilife TV employee after defeating the two Galactic Grunts, after defeating Roark  D  P  Pt 

Trainers

After the player obtains the Coal Badge, Lucas/Dawn will join the player in a Multi Battle against a pair of Galactic Grunts.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

  If the player chose Turtwig:





  If the player chose Chimchar:





  If the player chose Piplup:






Trainer Pokémon
 
Galactic Grunt
Reward:  360
Double Battle with the following Grunt
  Zubat Lv.9
No item
 
Galactic Grunt
Reward:  360
Double Battle with the previous Grunt
  Wurmple Lv.9
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.


Pokémon Platinum

  If the player chose Turtwig:





  If the player chose Chimchar:





  If the player chose Piplup:






Trainer Pokémon
 
Galactic Grunt
Reward:  440
Double Battle with the following Grunt
  Stunky Lv.11
No item
 
Galactic Grunt
Reward:  440
Double Battle with the previous Grunt
  Glameow Lv.11
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.


Pokémon Center

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, Wednesday, and Thursday
 
Reporter Kinsey*
アキコ Akiko
Reward:  880
  Shinx Lv.22
No item
  Drifloon Lv.22
No item
 
Reporter Kinsey*
アキコ Akiko
Reward:  1320
  Luxio Lv.33
No item
  Drifloon Lv.33
No item
 
Reporter Kinsey
アキコ Akiko
Reward:  1800/2040/2280
  Luxray Lv.45/51/57
No item
  Drifblim Lv.45/51/57
No item
 
Cameraman Tevin*
タクオ Takuo
Reward:  640
  Machop Lv.20
No item
  Mime Jr. Lv.20
No item
 
Cameraman Tevin*
タクオ Takuo
Reward:  1088
  Machoke Lv.34
No item
  Mr. Mime Lv.32
No item
  Magnemite Lv.30
No item
 
Cameraman Tevin*
タクオ Takuo
Reward:  1440
  Machoke Lv.45
No item
  Mr. Mime Lv.43
No item
  Magneton Lv.42
No item
  Magnemite Lv.43
No item
 
Cameraman Tevin
タクオ Takuo
Reward:  1632/1824
  Machamp Lv.51/57
No item
  Mr. Mime Lv.49/55
No item
  Magneton Lv.48/52
No item
  Magneton Lv.48/52
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

 
Jubilife City in the anime

In the anime, Jubilife City was stated to be the largest city in Sinnoh. It has many skyscrapers and, like several other cities in the region, it has its own Contest Hall. It is also home to the Pokétch Company and the B-Button League. The city was first mentioned in Two Degrees of Separation!, when Dawn revealed that she was planning to make her Coordinator debut in the Jubilife Contest. However, its actual appearance came in Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!, when Ash and his friends first arrived there.

After seeing an advertisement for the Pokétch and knowing that every Top Coordinator has one, Dawn wandered the city looking for a Pokétch shop to get one for herself, but she was informed that the Pokétch supply of all stores in Jubilife had recently been recalled. Dawn was very disappointed to hear that, but she soon encountered three suspicious clowns who were giving Pokétches away and became happy when she finally got herself one. The three clowns, however, were actually Team Rocket in disguise and the Pokétches they were handing out were fake ones. After an encounter with Landis, the son of the Pokétch Co. President, Dawn received an original Pokétch.

 
The Jubilife Ribbon

The Jubilife City Pokémon Contest was held in Mounting a Coordinator Assault! and Arrival of a Rival!. After obtaining their Contest Passes, as well as Ribbon cases and Ball Capsules with Seals to go along, Dawn and Ash both entered the event. Also participating in the competition were Zoey and Jessilina. They all did a good job at showing off their Pokémon's style and skill in the Performance Stage and as a result they were placed among the eight talented Coordinators moving on to the Contest Battles. There, Zoey defeated them one by one until she was declared the grand winner. This victory gave Zoey the prestigious Jubilife Ribbon, her second Contest Ribbon overall.

Ash and his friends returned to Jubilife City in order to reach Floaroma Town in Ya See We Want An Evolution!. They visited the headquarters of the B-Button League, an organization made by people that do not evolve their Pokémon.

Chloe traveled to Jubilife City in JN074 on a vacation. After seeing an interview with Johanna on television and hearing her talk about an upcoming Pokémon Contest in Eterna City, she decided to head there in order to see it.

Gallery

Pokétch
Company
Contest Hall B-Button League
Exterior Interior
       

In the manga

 
Jubilife City in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl chapter

Jubilife City first appeared in Stagestruck Starly, where Diamond and Pearl participated in a comedy contest there. They were gifted with a bicycle ride, but their prize was accidentally mixed up with Paka and Uji's mission description to act as Platinum Berlitz's bodyguards. In A Bevy of Bidoof, Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum spent a night at the Jubilife Grand Hotel before commencing their journey.

Diamond returned to the city by himself in Licking Lickitung and Luring in a Lickilicky, taking part in a Pokétch promotional challenge. During the challenge, a thieving Lickitung started causing havoc, and it was up to Diamond to stop it. When Diamond tracked down the Lickitung and started to battle against it, it suddenly evolved into a Lickilicky. Despite this, Diamond was eventually able to catch the Lickilicky. He also took the responsibility of returning all the stolen items back to their proper owners, although he was allowed to keep a Proteam Omega toy robot for himself, much to his delight.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Jubilife City appeared in Hareta's Very First Pokémon Battle!!, where Hareta arrived there with Mitsumi. After having an encounter with a pair of Interviewers, Hareta was attacked by two Galactic Grunts, who stole his Piplup and ran away towards Oreburgh City.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Jubilife City appeared in the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl manga, where Kenta visited it.

Trivia

Origin

Jubilife City is based on Sapporo, Hokkaidō, a major city in that prefecture. Both are large cities in about the same place when Hokkaidō and Sinnoh are compared.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese コトブキシティ Kotobuki City From 寿 kotobuki (felicitation)
English Jubilife City From jubilant and life
German Jubelstadt From Jubel (jubilation) and Stadt (city)
Spanish Ciudad Jubileo From jubileo (jubilee)
Ciudad Júbilo* From júbilo (joy)
French Féli-Cité From félicité (felicity) and cité (city)
Italian Giubilopoli From giubilo (rejoicing) and the suffix -poli (city)
Korean 축복시티 Chukbok City From 축복 (祝福) chukbok (blessing)
Chinese (Mandarin) 祝慶市 / 祝庆市 Zhùqìng Shì From 慶祝 / 庆祝 qìngzhù / hingjūk (to celebrate)
Chinese (Cantonese) 祝慶市 Jūkhing Síh
Polish Jubilife From its English name
Russian Джубили Сити Dzhubili City Similar to its English name
Vietnamese Thành phố Kotobuki Transcription of its Japanese name



Sinnoh
               
Settlements
Twinleaf TownSandgem TownJubilife CityOreburgh CityFloaroma TownEterna CityHearthome City
Solaceon TownVeilstone CityPastoria CityCelestic TownCanalave CitySnowpoint CitySunyshore City
Pokémon LeagueFight AreaSurvival AreaResort Area
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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