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Sky view of LaRousse City
LaRousse City (Japanese: ラルース LaRousse) is an anime-exclusive location in the Hoenn region. It is the setting of Destiny Deoxys. According to promotional maps, LaRousse City is located near Lilycove City.
It is a technologically advanced city with moving walkways and an enormous presence of Block Bots. The city's main power source seems to be its wind turbines. The most famous attraction is the Battle Tower.
It made a cameo in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.
The city is located at the confluence of two rivers in northern Hoenn. The city mainly lies on an island, including the huge park, the Battle Tower, and most of the business districts.
On the shores of the river, presumably mainland Hoenn, lies more areas of the city, and presumably other cities such as South City. Access to the island is via monorail, which wraps around the island, and a bridge over the northern part of the island.
|Battle Tower||Wind park||Greenhouse||Shopping mall|
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring LaRousse City or Pokémon that reside there in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
| LaRousse's Pokémon|
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
|LaRousse's Plusle||Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sky-Splitting Deoxys||004/019|
|LaRousse's Minun||Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sky-Splitting Deoxys||005/019|
|LaRousse's Munchlax||Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sky-Splitting Deoxys||006/019|
|PCG-P Promotional cards||020/PCG-P|
|PCG-P Promotional cards||025/PCG-P|
- LaRousse City is also the hometown of May's rival, Drew.
- This is the second time a movie-made city was based on a real city outside of Japan.
- LaRousse City was one of the first movie settings to feature a highly-efficient, eco-friendly city. This is now a recurring theme in the Pokémon franchise. It is implied in the seventh movie that the city relies heavily on wind turbines and other alternative energy sources, which create a healthy, non-polluting environment.
|Japanese||ラルース LaRousse||Possibly from the French la rousse (the redhead) and roux (russet) or the Spanish la luz (the light)|
| English, German,
|LaRousse City||From its Japanese name.|
|French||Dicoville||From dico, an informal term for dictionary (possibly a reference to Éditions Larousse).|
|Korean||랄스시티 Ralseu City||Rough transcription of its Japanese name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||拉魯斯市 Lālǔsī Shì||Transliteration of its Japanese name.|
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