Jubilife City (Japanese: コトブキシティKotobuki City) is a city in the Sinnohregion. 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.
When the Sinnoh region was first being settled by humans (known back then as the Hisui region), Jubilife City was called Jubilife Village, making it the oldest known settlement to still exist in the region.
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 Team Galactic Grunts at the north end of the city; this event happens upon returning from Oreburgh City with the Coal Badge.
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.
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.
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!
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, a Potion in Platinum, or three copies of TM10 (Work Up) in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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.
The First Step for Trainers!
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 1F, 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 2F, a girl talks about the advantages of Heal Balls and a Bug Catcher discusses new moves. This floor is educational for new Trainers.
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
The population of Jubilife City is 87, making it one of the largest cities in the Pokémon world and the second biggest in Sinnoh.
The population of Jubilife City has increased to 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.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
The population of Jubilife City is 88, making it one of the largest cities in the Pokémon world and the second biggest in Sinnoh.
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 Rocketin 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.
Chloe traveled to Jubilife City in Nightfall? Nightmares! 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.
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.