N's Castle

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N's Castle
Team Plasma's castle
N's Castle
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Map description: It once appeared in the past as a base for Team Plasma...
Location: Pokémon LeagueBW
North of Victory RoadB2W2
Region: Unova
Generations: V
Unova Ns Castle Map.png
Location of N's Castle in Unova.
Pokémon world locations
Location in Black and White

N's Castle (Japanese: Nの城 N's Castle) is the location where ReshiramB or ZekromW can be caught. It is Team Plasma's supreme headquarters, and is owned by N.

Both Looker and the Team Plasma Grunt in the Pokémon League Pokémon Center refer to the castle as Team Plasma's castle.

After the events in Black and White, the castle cannot be visited again. However, in Black 2 and White 2, the player can access its ruins from Victory Road. Its location is unmarked on the map until the player discovers it.

In the games

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Pokémon Black and White

N's Castle rising from the ground

After defeating the Elite Four, this castle rises from the ground and attaches itself to the Pokémon League building. According to a Team Plasma Grunt found here, the castle was being secretly built for several years by overworking Pokémon that were taken away from other Trainers.

As the player enters the first floor, six of the Seven Sages attempt to stop them. However, the Gym Leaders of Unova (with the exception of Cilan, Chili, and Cress, as Bianca was unable to reach them in time) intercept the surprise attack, allowing the player to continue.

On the second floor, a member of the Shadow Triad directs the player to a room where two women await them, introducing themselves as Anthea and Concordia. Anthea heals the player's party and Concordia tells the player about N's childhood. A room on the third floor contains a PC that will allow the player to rearrange the party as well. In the same room, scientists mention that now, they could infiltrate the Pokémon Storage System to even release the Pokémon from Trainers' PC Boxes. Team Plasma Grunts are scattered about the other rooms of the building; however, unlike their other encounters, they will not fight, instead celebrating victory or thinking of saying goodbye to their Pokémon. One of these Grunts will allow the player to return to the Pokémon League Pokémon Center, while another Grunt there will transport the player back to the castle, as the player cannot traverse through the Pokémon League again to get there.

N's room resides on the fourth floor. It is decorated in a childish manner, with cloud wallpaper and floor covering as well as there being many toys strewn about the area, many of which can be interacted with. Some of them show sign of recent usage (such as the train set) and some of which denote usage by Pokémon as well as humans, such as the skating ramp which upon inspection is covered in claw marks and scratches. There is a home basketball hoop installed on the west wall, before which lies a basketball with the word "Harmonia" (N and Ghetsis's surname) inscribed on it.

Right before the final battle with N, ReshiramB/ZekromW will emerge from its stone to battle the player. After the Legendary Pokémon is caught, the player has the option to add it to their party. This capture is forced, unless the player's party and PC Boxes are all full, in which case the Legendary Pokémon respawns at Dragonspiral Tower during the post-game.

During the battle with N, he uses the Legendary Pokémon opposite to the one caught by the player. After N is defeated, the player must battle Ghetsis, who reveals that he was manipulating N and Team Plasma in order to achieve his own goals. Once Ghetsis has been defeated, the castle is no longer accessible, making the items inside inaccessible as well.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

The ruins of N's Castle can be accessed from a large cavern that is located within Victory Road. However, the remnants of the castle can only be accessed after the player has entered the Hall of Fame.

After the player has entered the Hall of Fame, N's Zoroark stops blocking the path that leads to the ruins of N's Castle on Victory Road and leads the player there. After entering the castle, the player and N walk around the ruins that used to be N's Castle, including N's room and the castle's throne room. In the throne room, N asks the player to battle him and his ZekromB2/ReshiramW2. After the player defeats him, N reverts his dragon to its dormant state—the Dark StoneB2/Light StoneW2—and gives it to the player to summon ZekromB2/ReshiramW2 at Dragonspiral Tower to catch.

After catching ZekromB2/ReshiramW2, N appears in Nimbasa City near the Rondez-View Ferris Wheel every Friday. After a ride with him and having battled Kyurem in the Giant Chasm, he returns to his castle for a rematch with different Pokémon depending on the season.


Item Location Games
  Max Potion 2F, in the right room  B  W 
  Max Revive 3F, in the center room  B  W 
  Ultra Ball 3F, gift from a Team Plasma Grunt in the left room (repeatable if the player has no Poké Balls in their Bag)  B  W 
  Rare Candy 4F, inside N's room  B  W 
  Luxury Ball 4F, inside N's room  B2  W2 
  Protein 4F, south of N's room  B2  W2 
  Full Restore 4F, in the center room  B  W 
  TM50 (Overheat) 4F, in the southeast corner  B2  W2 
  Dark Stone 5F, gift from N after the first battle  B2 
  Light Stone 5F, gift from N after the first battle  W2 

Special encounters

Pokémon Black and White

A ReshiramB/ZekromW appears here as part of the story. If defeated or run from, it respawns immediately without leaving the area; however, if the player has a full party and PC Boxes, it will instead respawn at Dragonspiral Tower after defeating Ghetsis. It is coded to never be Shiny. After it is caught, the player will be given the option to swap it for a member of their party.

Black White
Dragon Fire
Held item:
Reshiram Lv.50
Dragon Special
Normal Physical
Psychic Special
Fusion Flare
Fire Special
Dragon Electric
Held item:
Zekrom Lv.50
Dragon Special
Normal Physical
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
Fusion Bolt
Electric Physical


Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black

Pokémon White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

First battle
Pokémon Black 2

Pokémon White 2

Season battles
Spring battle

Summer battle

Autumn battle

Winter battle


4F and 5F

Version 4F 5F
Black 2        
White 2

In the spin-off games

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Main article: Unova Pokémon League (stage)

N's Castle, as well as the building holding the Champion's room it surrounds, appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS as part of a stage. Reshiram, Zekrom, Shaymin, and Milotic appear there.

Pokémon Masters EX

Artwork depicting N's Castle is seen in N and Ghetsis's mindscapes.

N & Zekrom
Ghetsis & Kyurem

In the anime

Main series

N's Castle in the anime

N's Castle was first seen in a flashback in The Name's N!. When Ash told N how he and his friends were trying to find Reshiram, N had a flashback of his youth, a moment when he had been at his castle, which, along with its surroundings, had been on fire. He saw Reshiram appearing before him, and kept looking at it as it flew away.

The Castle was also seen in a flashback in Secrets From Out of the Fog!, where a ceremony involving N and led by Ghetsis and the other Seven Sages was taking place, when suddenly Reshiram appeared, setting the castle ablaze with its Fire attacks, preventing the ceremony from being completed, much to Ghetsis's anger.

In the anime, the castle is described as a mansion and is less grand in appearance than it is in the games.

Pokémon Generations

N's Castle in Pokémon Generations

N's Castle appeared in The Uprising. Like in Pokémon Black and White, it rose from the ground around the Pokémon League, with the Seven Sages standing at the tops of the rising towers. Iris started battling the army of Team Plasma Grunts coming out of the castle and was soon joined by most of the other Unova Gym Leaders.

Pokémon Evolutions

N's Castle in Pokémon Evolutions

N's Castle appeared in The Plan, where it was shown to be surrounding the Pokémon League. After N had defeated Alder, Hilda entered the castle and met Ghetsis, who told her how he had raised N into his role as Team Plasma's king and the Hero of Ideals. He then allowed Hilda, carrying the Light Stone, to enter the castle's throne room to face N and Zekrom.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

N's Castle appeared in Clash! White Hero vs Black Hero. After successfully awakening Reshiram at the Relic Castle, Shin flew the Legendary Pokémon to N's Castle and started his battle against N and his Zekrom. Although Reshiram was unable to beat its counterpart, it was able to provide Shin's Emboar with enough firepower to allow its Flare Blitz to defeat Zekrom. After being defeated, N promised to Shin to reconsider his ideology, before flying away with Zekrom.

N's Castle in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Black & White arc

N's room in Pokémon Adventures

N's Castle served as Team Plasma's main base of operations during this chapter. It debuted in Listening to Pokémon in N's flashback of his coronation as the king of Team Plasma.

In Something Suspicious, Grimsley felt faint rumbling coming from underground, sensing N's Castle moving through the earth.

In Cold Hard Truth, Zinzolin summoned the castle from underground via remote control, surrounding the Pokémon League building. Team Plasma Grunts emerged from the castle and surrounded the League viewers, while the Seven Sages and N watched from above as the chaos took place. N and Black had their final battle on top of the castle, which eventually moved to inside. White found her way in N's room after being teleported there by Hood Man, where she met Anthea and Concordia.

While Black and N were battling, Team Plasma displayed the Gym Leaders they had captured on crucifixes as a sign of their power. However, all the Trainers whom Black had befriended during his journey showed up to help, swearing to do everything in their power to protect Unova. Thanks to their cooperation, all the captured Gym Leaders were freed, much to the disbelief of the Seven Sages, and they joined the battle against the Sages. The Elite Four, meanwhile, focused their attention on Hood Man and the Forces of Nature, with Grimsley revealing that the rumbling caused by Team Plasma constructing their castle for the past months had kept disrupting his card and roulette games, irritating him enough to fight back now.

After Black successfully beat N, Ghetsis attacked him in order to silence him and keep the word of N's defeat from getting out. As Ghetsis had assembled a team of Pokémon specifically designed to counter Black's team, Black was initially at a disadvantage. However, after he figured out and that Ghetsis was using a Volcarona to power up his Pokémon, and had his Pokémon swap their opponents to ones more suitable for them, he was finally able to defeat Ghetsis. Afterwards, N flew away with Zekrom, and as Reshiram's counterpart was no longer present, the Vast White Pokémon started reverting back into its form as the Light Stone. Seizing the chance for revenge, Ghetsis pushed Black into Reshiram, causing him to be sucked into the Light Stone as well. Before White could grab the stone, it flew away into parts unknown.

Black 2 & White 2 arc

N's Castle reappeared in The Final Battle: Crushed Ambition, where it was shown to be still standing around the Pokémon League two years later. When the out-of-control Plasma Frigate collided with the castle and set it on fire, threatening the Pokémon inside the castle, the Unova Pokédex holders, Cheren, Bianca, Hugh, Benga, and Cedric Juniper combined their starter Pokémon's respective pledge moves in order to put out the fire.

When the International Police prepared to take Ghetsis into custody, he said that people would fall for his lies in the future as well, but Whitley declared that even if people would be deceived by him again, the numerous Pokémon he had hurt would never forget about him or let him get away with his evil deeds ever again. The angry glares of the Pokémon in N's Castle caused Ghetsis to have a nervous breakdown and laugh madly as the International Police took him away.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring N's Castle in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
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.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Silcoon   Dragons Exalted   7/124 Dragon Blast   004/050
Beautifly   Dragons Exalted   8/124 Dragon Blast   005/050
Cascoon   Dragons Exalted   9/124 Dragon Blast   006/050
Nincada   Dragons Exalted   10/124 Dragon Blade   004/050
Ninjask   Dragons Exalted   11/124 Dragon Blade   005/050
Roselia   Dragons Exalted   12/124 Dragon Blast   007/050
Roselia   Dragons Exalted   13/124 Hydreigon Half Deck   001/015
Roserade   Dragons Exalted   14/124 Dragon Blast   008/050
Roserade   Dragons Exalted   15/124 Hydreigon Half Deck   002/015
Foongus   Dragons Exalted   17/124 Hydreigon Half Deck   003/015
Magmortar   Dragons Exalted   21/124      
      Dragon Blade   008/050
Walrein   Dragons Exalted   31/124 Dragon Blade   041/050
Buizel   Dragons Exalted   32/124 Dragon Blast   013/050
Seismitoad   Dragons Exalted   36/124 Dragon Blast   017/050
Dustox   Dragons Exalted   47/124 Dragon Blast   023/050
Shedinja   Dragons Exalted   48/124 Dragon Blade   018/050
Drifloon   Dragons Exalted   49/124 Dragon Blast   024/050
Drifloon   Dragons Exalted   50/124 Hydreigon Half Deck   004/015
Sigilyph   Dragons Exalted   52/124 Dragon Blast   026/050
Gothitelle   Dragons Exalted   57/124 Dragon Blade   021/050
Cubone   Dragons Exalted   60/124 Dragon Blade   024/050
Nosepass   Dragons Exalted   62/124 Dragon Blade   026/050
Claydol   Dragons Exalted   64/124 Dragon Blast   030/050
Gigalith   Dragons Exalted   67/124 Dragon Blade   029/050
Murkrow   Dragons Exalted   72/124 Dragon Blast   033/050
Honchkrow   Dragons Exalted   73/124 Dragon Blast   034/050
Houndour   Dragons Exalted   74/124 Hydreigon Half Deck   005/015
Houndoom   Dragons Exalted   75/124 Hydreigon Half Deck   006/015
Skuntank   Dragons Exalted   77/124 Dragon Blade   033/050
Aggron   Dragons Exalted   80/124 Dragon Blast   037/050
Deino   Dragons Exalted   94/124 Hydreigon Half Deck   007/015
Zweilous   Dragons Exalted   95/124 Dragon Blast   041/050
Zweilous   Dragons Exalted   96/124 Hydreigon Half Deck   008/015
Hydreigon   Dragons Exalted   97/124 Dragon Blast   042/050
Aipom   Dragons Exalted   99/124 Dragon Blast   043/050
Slaking   Dragons Exalted   103/124 Dragon Blade   043/050
Swablu   Dragons Exalted   104/124 Dragon Blade   044/050
Bouffalant   Dragons Exalted   110/124 Dragon Blade   045/050
Braviary   Plasma Storm   116/135 BW-P Promotional cards   137/BW-P
Altaria   BW Black Star Promos   BW48 BW-P Promotional cards   148/BW-P
Gothitelle   Legendary Treasures   72/113 EX Battle Boost   057/093
Zoroark   Legendary Treasures   90/113 EX Battle Boost   074/093

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese N的城堡 N dīk Sìhngbóu
Mandarin N的城堡 N de Chéngbǎo *
N之城 N zhī Chéng *
  European French Palais de N
  German Schloss von N
  Italian Palazzo di N
  Korean N의 성 N-ui Seong
  Brazilian Portuguese O Castelo de N
  European Spanish Palacio de N
  Vietnamese Lâu đài của đức vua N

King: N (animeAdventuresMasters)
Seven Sages: Ghetsis (Masters) • GormBroniusRoodZinzolinGialloRyoku
Notable members: Shadow TriadAnthea and ConcordiaColress (Masters)
Lower members: Team Plasma GruntsTogari*Aldith*
Schwarz and Weiss*Barret*Whitley*Whitley's mother*
Buildings: N's CastleP2 LaboratoryPlasma Frigate

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