Lake Acuity

Lake Acuity エイチこ
Eichi Lake
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: North end of Route 217
Region: Sinnoh
Generations: IV
Sinnoh Lake Acuity Map.png
Location of Lake Acuity in Sinnoh.
Pokémon world locations

Lake Acuity (Japanese: エイチこ Eichi Lake) is a location in the Sinnoh region. It is the home to the Legendary Pokémon Uxie.

During the events of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Jupiter of Team Galactic captures the Legendary Pokémon living in the lake, easily defeating Barry who had tried to defend it. After Cyrus has been defeated at the Spear PillarDP/Distortion WorldPt, Uxie returns to the Acuity Cavern in the middle of the lake and can be caught there.

In Pokémon Platinum, accessing Lake Acuity and its lakefront requires using Rock Climb, which cannot be used outside of battle before earning the Icicle Badge from Candice at the Snowpoint Gym.

Items

Item Location Games
  TM14 (Blizzard) At the northwest corner of tall grass in the northeast part of the lake (requires Surf)  D  P  Pt 

Pokémon

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
  Psyduck
D P Pt
  Grass
34-35 20%
  Psyduck
D P Pt
  Grass
36 10% 10% 0%
  Psyduck
D P Pt
  Grass
38 5%
  Golduck
D P Pt
  Grass
39-40 15%
  Noctowl
D P Pt
  Grass
34, 36 0% 0% 20%
  Sneasel
D P Pt
  Grass
35-36 25%
  Sneasel
D P Pt
  Grass
41 10%
  Snorunt
D P Pt
  Grass
39-40 0% 0% 20%
  Bibarel
D P Pt
  Grass
34-35 35% 35% 25%
  Bibarel
D P Pt
  Grass
39-40 25%
  Chingling
D P Pt
  Grass
34, 36 10%
  Snover
D P Pt
  Grass
38, 41 25%
  Snover
D P Pt
  Grass
39-40 20% 20% 0%
Surfing
  Psyduck
D P Pt
  Surfing
20-40 90%
  Psyduck
D P Pt
  Surfing
20-30 90%
  Golduck
D P Pt
  Surfing
20-40 10%
Fishing
  Magikarp
D P Pt
  Fishing
Old Rod
3-10 100%
  Magikarp
D P Pt
  Fishing
Old Rod
3-15 100%
  Goldeen
D P Pt
  Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 45%
  Goldeen
D P Pt
  Fishing
Good Rod
15-20 40%
  Seaking
D P Pt
  Fishing
Good Rod
25-35 5%
  Magikarp
D P Pt
  Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 55%
  Seaking
D P Pt
  Fishing
Super Rod
20-50 45%
  Seaking
D P Pt
  Fishing
Super Rod
30-55 45%
  Gyarados
D P Pt
  Fishing
Super Rod
30-55 55%
Swarm
  Smoochum
D P Pt
  Swarm
35 40%
Special Pokémon
  Wobbuffet
D P Pt
  Poké Radar
34-36 22%
  Teddiursa
D P Pt
  Dual-slot
Emerald
40-41 8%
  Ursaring
D P Pt
  Dual-slot
Emerald
34, 36 8%
  Lunatone
D P Pt
  Dual-slot
Sapphire
34, 36 8%
  Lunatone
D P Pt
  Dual-slot
Sapphire
40-41 8%
  Solrock
D P Pt
  Dual-slot
Ruby
34, 36 8%
  Solrock
D P Pt
  Dual-slot
Ruby
40-41 8%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Acuity Cavern

 
Uxie in Acuity Cavern
  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Uxie
D P Pt
  Only one
50 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Layout

Version Lake Cavern
Diamond    
Pearl
Platinum    
 

In the anime

 
Lake Acuity in the anime
 
Lake Acuity during the winter

The Lake Acuity was first featured in Pruning a Passel of Pals!, when it was mentioned by May and Zoey as the location where one of the lake guardians is known to live.

Ash and his friends were going to the Lake Acuity in Frozen on Their Tracks!, but due to Team Galactic's actions, the train was stopped at a fixed signal until the end of the episode.

The lake was the main setting of a Full Battle between Ash and Paul, which took place from Pedal to the Mettle! to Evolving Strategies!. The battle was refereed by Olivier, who was called by Reggie to preside over the match. Despite his efforts and the Evolution of his Chimchar into Monferno, Ash ended up losing to his rival.

After the battle, Ash and his friends stayed at Lake Acuity's Pokémon Center so that Nurse Joy could take care of Ash's Pokémon. In Uncrushing Defeat!, a silhouette of Uxie appeared at the lake and showed itself to Brock, who was trying to find Berries to help Ash's Monferno.

In The Needs of the Three!, it was explained that Lake Acuity, and indeed all three of Sinnoh's lakes, are the entrances to another world where the lake guardians reside, although they do not actually live in the lakes themselves.

During the Team Galactic finale, Professor Carolina was stationed here, helping Professor Rowan with trying to keep Uxie safe.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

 
Lake Acuity in Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl chapter

In Hurrah for Rapidash, Platinum parted ways with Diamond and Pearl and headed to Lake Acuity in order to protect Uxie from Team Galactic. Accompanied by Maylene and Candice, she arrived there in Stopping Sableye. Upon arriving, Platinum recalled how her father had told her that she had been to Lake Acuity before, despite her not remembering anything about it.

The three were almost immediately confronted by Commander Jupiter, who was easily able to defeat them, despite two of them being Gym Leaders. After the Galactic Bomb was detonated at Lake Valor in Tackling Tangrowth, Uxie emerged from the Acuity Cavern and was quickly captured by Team Galactic.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Lake Acuity appeared in The Battle Rages On and A Novel Test!!, where Mitsumi battled and defeated Jupiter there. However, by bringing up Mitsumi's past as a Team Galactic member, Jupiter was able to throw off Mitsumi and shock Jun, allowing her to take the latter hostage. She then contacted Cyrus, who ordered her to bring Mitsumi to the Team Galactic HQ. Mitsumi refused at first, but Cyrus was able to change her mind, and she reluctantly left with Jupiter, leaving Jun behind in the snow, where he was later found by Hareta.

Trivia

  • At each of Sinnoh's lakes, a TM can be found containing a powerful move of a different type. Lake Acuity's TM is the Ice-type TM14 (Blizzard).
  • Lake Acuity is the only lake in Sinnoh where Team Galactic isn't fought. Instead, Barry fights Jupiter, losing and vowing to become stronger.
  • When Lake Acuity was first mentioned in the anime, it was shown to be covered in snow. However, in all subsequent appearances there was no snow present.

Name origin

Acuity means "sharpness of wit". This is fitting, as Uxie is the Knowledge Pokémon.

Eichi is from 英知 eichi, "wisdom" or "intellect".

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 睿智湖 Yeuihji Wùh *
英知湖 Yīngjī Wùh *
Mandarin 睿智湖 Ruìzhì Hú *
英知湖 Yīngzhī Hú *
  Finnish Acuity-järvi
  French Lac Savoir
  German See der Stärke
  Italian Lago Arguzia
  Korean 예지호수 Yeji Hosu
  Polish Jezioro Ostrości
  Portuguese Lago Perspicácia
  Spanish Lago Agudeza
  Vietnamese Hồ Thông Thái




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


Game locations of Legendary and Mythical Pokémon
Kanto Seafoam IslandsPower PlantVictory RoadCerulean Cave
Route 10Route 25Pewter CityRoaming Pokémon
Sevii Islands Mt. EmberNavel RockBirth Island
Johto Ilex ForestBell TowerWhirl IslandsMt. Silver
Burned TowerEmbedded TowerRoaming Pokémon
Hoenn Desert RuinsIsland CaveAncient TombCave of OriginMarine Cave
Terra CaveSky PillarSouthern IslandSea MauvilleScorched Slab
Pathless PlainNameless CavernFabled CaveGnarled Den
Trackless ForestCrescent IsleSkyRoaming Pokémon
Sinnoh Acuity CavernValor CavernSpear PillarTurnback Cave
Rock Peak RuinsIceberg RuinsIron RuinsSnowpoint TempleStark Mountain
Newmoon IslandFlower ParadiseHall of OriginRoaming Pokémon
Unova Guidance ChamberTrial ChamberRumination FieldN's CastleAbundant Shrine
Giant ChasmDragonspiral TowerLiberty GardenRoute 11Route 13Route 22
Route 23Celestial TowerNacrene CityUnderground RuinsTwist Mountain
DreamyardMarvelous BridgeReversal MountainRoaming Pokémon
Kalos Sea Spirit's DenTeam Flare Secret HQTerminus Cave
Unknown DungeonRoaming Pokémon
Alola Route 16Altar of the SunneAltar of the MooneMount LanakilaMahalo Trail
Ruins of ConflictRuins of LifeRuins of AbundanceRuins of Hope
Aether ParadiseAncient Poni PathLake of the SunneLake of the Moone
Ten Carat HillResolution Cave
Galar Tower SummitBattle TowerMaster DojoCrown ShrineMax Lair
Rock Peak RuinsIceberg RuinsIron RuinsSplit-Decision RuinsGiant's Bed
Frigid SeaLakeside CaveBallimere LakeFreezingtonRoaming Pokémon
Other Faraway IslandDistortion WorldSinjoh RuinsUltra Space Wilds


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