Lavaridge Town (Japanese: フエンタウンHuen Town) is a small town in central western Hoenn. It is located on the southern foot of Mt. Chimney. The town is well known for its hot spring and is a popular destination for elderly citizens.
Pokémon Center Hot Springs An excellent place for relaxing! (Japanese: ポケセン おんせん よいところPokésen, onsen, an excellent place.)
Places of interest
The hot springs are connected to an opening in the back of the Pokémon Center. The people draw as much hot water as they need, yet the spring never runs dry. The magma in the active volcano causes veins of water nearby to well up as hot springs. According to legend, the Lavaridge hot springs calm tension, relieve muscle ache, solve romantic problems, and attract money. An old woman standing by the sand baths will give away an Egg containing a Wynaut. There is also an Ice Heal hidden in the water.
In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the hot spring is split down the middle based on gender, indicated by blue and pink doorways, but the player is able to enter either side. A gentleman in the Pokémon Center comments that the hot springs are for Pokémon only. A female Pokémon Breeder in front of the hot spring entrances sells Moomoo Milk individually or by the dozen. After Groudon/Kyogre has been captured or defeated, a Kecleon can be discovered in the female side of the hot spring, and the old woman by the sand baths will give away a second Egg, containing a Togepi.
The Herb Shop sells four different types of herbal medicine. The herbs are extremely bitter and will cause a Pokémon's friendship to decrease when used. An old man inside of the shop will give the player Charcoal.
The Lavaridge Gym specializes in Fire-type Pokémon. Flannery, the Gym Leader, hands out the Heat Badge to those who defeat her. The Gyms separate floors are accessed through holes in the floor, with the lower floor containing geysers that can lift the player to the higher floor. Due to having only recently taken over the Gym, Flannery is still getting used to her role as a Gym Leader.
In Absol Absolved!, Ash and Goh visited Lavaridge Town at the request of Hodge to investigate a problem with their hot springs. After solving the problem on Mt. Chimney, they took a bath in the hot springs before returning to Kanto
Lavaridge Town first appeared in Bubble Bubble Toil and Azumarill I. After winning her 149th consecutive victory at the Lavaridge Gym, Flannery was contacted by Winona and informed of Sapphire, who had earned three Badges already and was headed to Lavaridge Town. Flannery stepped out of the Gym to cool off and yelled out that she was going to accept Sapphire's challenge. Shelly and Matt overheard her, and, assuming that she knew Sapphire, proceeded to kidnap her.