Nacrene City

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Nacrene City シッポウシティ
Shippou City
"A Pearl of a Place"
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Map description
A city established in restored storehouses built 100 years ago.
Nacrene City Gym - Unova Gym #2BW
Lenora
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Normal-type
specialist Gym
Basic Badge
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Nacrene City Gym - Unova Gym #2BW
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Pinwheel Forest
Nacrene City
Route 3
Location
Unova Nacrene City Map.png
Location of Nacrene City in Unova.
Nacrene City in spring in Black and White

Nacrene City (Japanese: シッポウシティ Shippou City) is a city in southeastern Unova, connected to Route 3 to the east and bordering Pinwheel Forest to the west. In Pokémon Black and White, it is the location for the second Gym that the player visits in the region, led by Lenora.

Nacrene City is described as having a peculiar cityscape, as it reuses its warehouses built about a century ago. According to the manga, the unique cityscape makes it a popular place for avant-garde artists and is usually the place where trends begin. Due to this, Nacrene City is called the "city of art". Castelia City's Gym Leader Burgh is a renowned artist whose hometown is Nacrene City. Nacrene City houses the Nacrene Museum which happens to include the Nacrene Gym.

Slogan

A Pearl of a Place (Japanese: シッポウは 七つの 宝物 Shippou is the Seven Treasures.)

Places of interest

Nacrene Museum

A museum showing various historical treasures is located at the heart of Nacrene City. Upon entering the museum, the player may talk to the woman on the right hand desk to restore Fossils. The ground floor of the Nacrene Museum is where all of its showcases are located, arranged symmetrically along the left and right sides of the walls. The museum's most prominent display is the skeleton of a Dragon-type Pokémon (resembling Dragonite), which is nestled at the center of the main exhibition room. Over to the left of the skeleton is an Armaldo Fossil. There is a meteorite exhibit located above the Fossil that, when examined, can change Deoxys into any of its four forms, depending on which one it is currently in. The Dark StoneW or Light StoneB is located here and initially regarded as an "ordinary old stone" before Lenora discovers what it actually is and gives it to the player. On the right side of the museum is an ancient tablet with an unknown script carved into it. Beneath this is a mask that was worn by ancient people at festivals, and three large bones that were once carried as weapons by a certain Pokémon (possibly Cubone or Marowak). By ascending the flight of stairs at the back of the museum, the player can access a library room, which also operates as the Nacrene GymBW.

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the player can choose to obtain either a Plume Fossil or a Cover Fossil (neither of which are obtainable at Twist Mountain) from Lenora upon visiting the Nacrene Museum for the first time. A replica of the Dark StoneW2/Light StoneB2 is now substituted in place of the real ones, which were originally given to the protagonist by Lenora in Black and White. After visiting the Cave of Being, Uxie can also be found when the player is in the center of the paved circle at the front entrance after exiting the museum.

Nacrene Gym

Main article: Nacrene Gym

The Nacrene Gym is the official Gym of Nacrene City. It is based on Normal-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Lenora. The Nacrene City Gym is a Gym consisting of a library that require Trainers to find the right answers to opponents' questions through the readable books, before engaging them in battle. For defeating Lenora, Trainers receive the Basic Badge and TM67 (Retaliate).

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Lenora has retired as a Gym Leader to focus on her research and the Gym has been changed into a library.

Café Warehouse

Café Warehouse
Try our delicious specials on Wednesdays and Saturdays!

The Café Warehouse is a diner on the westernmost end of the city, just past the Nacrene Museum. They have specials on Wednesday, where the player can receive a free Soda Pop. In Black 2 and White 2, the player may also receive a free Lemonade on Saturdays. On Sundays, a person in the café will give the player a Grubby Hanky, which can be returned to another customer in the same building on Thursdays.

Loblolly's studio

Loblolly's studio is located in the southeast of Nacrene City. After visiting the Dream World at least once, Loblolly will talk about Décor that "people will dream of". Players may choose one of five pieces of Décor that will be unlocked in the Dream World the next time the Game Sync is used. Each day another piece may be chosen.

Dye's house

Dye's house is located in the southeastern side of Nacrene City. In it, Dye will offer to trade the player Petilil for Cottonee in Black, and Cottonee for Petilil in White. After trading with Dye and stopping Team Plasma at N's Castle, Dye will challenge the player to a battle in which she uses the evolved form of the CottoneeB or PetililW that the player traded to her.

In addition, downstairs in Dye's house, a woman will evaluate the friendship of the first Pokémon in the player's party.

Battle item shop

In the house west of the Pokémon Center, a man will sell battle items out of his house.

Battle items
  X Speed
 350
  X Attack
 500
  X Defend
 550
  Guard Spec.
 700
  Dire Hit
 650
  X Accuracy
 950
  X Special
 350
  X Sp. Def
 350


Move Tutor

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, a Move Tutor in the city will teach the player's Pokémon moves in exchange for six, eight, ten, or twelve Green Shards. In these games, he is the only Shard Move Tutor to not teach a special move, or to teach a move for less than 6 Shards.

Move Type Cat. Shards
Worry Seed  Grass  Status 0 6 0 0
Gastro Acid  Poison  Status 0 6 0 0
Helping Hand  Normal  Status 0 8 0 0
After You  Normal  Status 0 8 0 0
Magic Room  Psychic  Status 0 8 0 0
Wonder Room  Psychic  Status 0 8 0 0
Spite  Ghost  Status 0 8 0 0
Recycle  Normal  Status 0 10 0 0
Trick  Psychic  Status 0 10 0 0
Stealth Rock  Rock  Status 0 10 0 0
Outrage  Dragon  Physical 0 10 0 0
Endeavor  Normal  Physical 0 12 0 0
Sleep Talk  Normal  Status 0 12 0 0
Skill Swap  Psychic  Status 0 12 0 0
Snatch  Dark  Status 0 12 0 0

Demographics

Black and White

Nacrene City has a population of 51. It is among the Unova region's largest cities in terms of population.

Black 2 and White 2

Nacrene City's population increases to 54.

Variable scoring

An accordion track will be added to the background theme if the player is near a street performer west of the Gym, on the patio of the Café Warehouse.

Poké Mart

Upper cashier
  Poké Ball
 200
  Great Ball
 600
  Ultra Ball5 Badges
 1200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion
 700
  Hyper Potion3 Badges
 1200
  Max Potion7 Badges
 2500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3000
  Revive3 Badges
 1500
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening
 250
  Burn Heal
 250
  Ice Heal
 250
  Full Heal5 Badges
 600
  Escape Rope
 550
  Repel
 350
  Super Repel3 Badges
 500
  Max Repel5 Badges
 700
Lower cashier
  Heal BallBW
 300
  Net BallBW
 1000
  BridgeMail SB2W2
 50
  Greet Mail
 50
  Favored Mail
 50
  RSVP Mail
 50
  Thanks Mail
 50
  Inquiry Mail
 50
  Like Mail
 50
  Reply Mail
 50


Items

Item Location Games
  Chesto Berry ×3 Gift from Cheren when first entering the city  B  W 
  Revive Over the railway, to the right of the fence (hidden)  B  W 
  Miracle Seed From a girl in the west-most house if the player answers "Snivy"  B  W 
  Mystic Water From a girl in the west-most house if the player answers "Oshawott"  B  W 
  Charcoal From a girl in the west-most house if the player answers "Tepig"  B  W 
  Cheri Berry Held by LillilB/FluffeeW, a PetililB/CottoneeW the player can receive in a trade  B  W 
  Ultra Ball Near the Café Warehouse, to the right of the accordionist (hidden)  B  W 
  Soda Pop From the Waitress in the Café WarehouseWe  B  W  B2  W2 
  Lemonade From the Waitress in the Café WarehouseSa  B2  W2 
  Grubby Hanky From a person inside the Café WarehouseSu  B2  W2 
  Fluffy Tail From the customer in the Café's lower levelSu, after returning the Grubby HankyTh  B2  W2 
  Dowsing MCHN Gift from Bianca after earning the Basic Badge  B  W 
  Light Stone Gift from Lenora after clearing Relic Castle  B 
  Dark Stone Gift from Lenora after clearing Relic Castle  W 
  Cover Fossil From Lenora at the museum if the first option is chosen  B2  W2 
  Plume Fossil From Lenora at the museum if the second option is chosen  B2  W2 
  PP Up At the western end of railroad tracks (hidden)  B2  W2 

Pokémon

Pokémon Black and White

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
  Omanyte
B W
  Revive
Helix Fossil
25 Fossil
  Kabuto
B W
  Revive
Dome Fossil
25 Fossil
  Aerodactyl
B W
  Revive
Old Amber
25 Fossil
  Lileep
B W
  Revive
Root Fossil
25 Fossil
  Anorith
B W
  Revive
Claw Fossil
25 Fossil
  Cranidos
B W
  Revive
Skull Fossil
25 Fossil
  Shieldon
B W
  Revive
Armor Fossil
25 Fossil
  Tirtouga
B W
  Revive
Cover Fossil
25 Fossil
  Archen
B W
  Revive
Plume Fossil
25 Fossil
Special Pokémon
  Cottonee
B W
  Trade
Petilil
15 One
  Petilil
B W
  Trade
Cottonee
15 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.


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
  Happiny
B2 W2
  Egg
1 One
  Omanyte
B2 W2
  Revive
Helix Fossil
25 Fossil
  Kabuto
B2 W2
  Revive
Dome Fossil
25 Fossil
  Aerodactyl
B2 W2
  Revive
Old Amber
25 Fossil
  Lileep
B2 W2
  Revive
Root Fossil
25 Fossil
  Anorith
B2 W2
  Revive
Claw Fossil
25 Fossil
  Cranidos
B2 W2
  Revive
Skull Fossil
25 Fossil
  Shieldon
B2 W2
  Revive
Armor Fossil
25 Fossil
  Tirtouga
B2 W2
  Revive
Cover Fossil
25 Fossil
  Archen
B2 W2
  Revive
Plume Fossil
25 Fossil
Special Pokémon
  Uxie
B2 W2
  Only one
65 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.


Trainers

Pokémon Black and White



Post-game

Trainer Pokémon
After trading CottoneeB
 
Lass Dye
アヤ Aya
Reward:  1040
  Whimsicott/ Lv.65
No item
After trading PetililW
 
Lass Dye
アヤ Aya
Reward:  1040
  Lilligant Lv.65
No item


In the anime

 
Nacrene City in the anime

Nacrene City was shown to be a very colorful and artistic city with water fountains, stained glass windows and an unused railway track. The buildings and warehouses are painted in a variety of different colors. It was also shown to have a Battle Club. The famous Nacrene Museum houses many rare exhibits and also includes the city's library and Gym.

In Minccino-Neat and Tidy!, Team Rocket arrived there, intending to go to the Nacrene Museum to steal the Meteonite under Giovanni's orders. They successfully hacked into the museum's security to steal the artifact in The Battle According to Lenora! and replaced it with a replica.

In A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!, Ash and his friends arrived at Nacrene City and visited the museum while looking for the Nacrene Gym. There, they found it to be closed due to it being haunted. The Museum's vice-curator Hawes revealed that the supernatural occurrences began last night. Lenora showed up in time and was able to calm down the Yamask that was causing havoc in the museum after its mask had been sealed away in a glass case.

In The Battle According to Lenora!, Ash battled Lenora in the Gym, but was defeated. After doing some special training with Don George at the local Battle Club, Ash returned for a rematch in Rematch at the Nacrene Gym!. He defeated Lenora with the help of his Pokémon's improved speed and some newly learned attacks, earning himself the Basic Badge.

In Scraggy-Hatched to be Wild!, Team Rocket received orders from Pierce to visit Dr. Zager. They went there, and he examined the Meteonite, which was found to contain materials of an extraterrestrial origin.

Gallery

Pokémon Center Nacrene Museum & Gym Battle Club
     

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Black & White chapter

Black and White reach Nacrene City in Wheeling and Dealing. There, White advertises her company, the BW Agency, to people at the Café Warehouse, before she is interrupted by Black's loud yelling from outside. Later, White manages to draw business for the BW Agency by having Tep and Gigi star in a music video featuring a group of Musicians. The film director that White worked with before agrees to the deal, but then finds out that the accordion of one of the musicians was stolen. Black, keen to rid himself of the accusation, uses Musha to identify the real culprits and defeat them, before retrieving the accordion. After the filming completes, Black proceeds to the city's Gym to battle Gym Leader Lenora. Meanwhile, impressed by the BW Agency, the film director introduces White to the Mayor of Nimbasa City via webcam. The mayor explains the city's situation, and White proposes the idea of a Pokémon Musical to attract more visitors to the city.

The day after Black's Gym battle, a theft occurs at the Nacrene Museum. Black quickly begins solving the mystery. He encounters Burgh on his way to finding the culprits, who are revealed to be Team Plasma Grunts. They escape with the help of Gorm, and the stolen artifacts are returned to the museum. However, much later on in Museum Showdown, Team Plasma begins a plot to steal the Dark Stone from the museum. Despite six of Unova's Gym Leaders gathering to protect the museum, Team Plasma's operation is successful and five of the Gym Leaders are taken hostage.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Nacrene City 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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Lileep   Plasma Blast   3/101 Megalo Cannon   003/076
Tirtouga   Plasma Blast   27/101 Megalo Cannon   021/076
Drifloon   Plasma Blast   34/101 Megalo Cannon   026/076
Archen   Plasma Blast   53/101 Megalo Cannon   044/076
 


Trivia

  • Nacrene City has a train track running through the south side of the city.
    • However, it is nonfunctional, as there is no train visible and the track ends abruptly in Pinwheel Forest.
  • Nacrene City shares its Japanese name, Shippou, with Sevault Canyon in the Sevii Islands.
  • A boy in Nacrene City mentions that Dire Hit is called Dire Hit in Unova. This is a reference to the change in the Japanese name of Dire Hit from クリティカッター Criticutter to クリティカット Criticut, in order to make room for the number-level reference of Wonder Launcher items. Because "Dire Hit" is much shorter than the 12-character limit on English item names, this issue does not come up in the translated games.
  • Due to having a variable level, Lass Dye's WhimsicottB/LilligantW can potentially be the highest-leveled Trainer-owned Pokémon outside of a battle facility. Depending on the level of the CottoneeB/PetililW traded to her, the resulting Pokémon may be higher than Red's Pikachu in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver (at level 88) and can potentially reach all the way to level 100. This trait is shared with Youngster Kyle in the same games and Lass Diana in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.
    • In addition, if the player nicknames the CottoneeB/PetililW that is traded to her, the nickname will carry over into the battle, making her the only Trainer to use a nicknamed Pokémon in battle, excluding the Pokémon World Tournament's Mix Tournament.
  • Among the exhibits of the museum, there is an African mask, referring to a place in the real world, in addition to being different from other exhibitions, which are related to the history of the Pokémon.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese シッポウシティ Shippou City From 七宝文 shippō-mon (a pattern consisting of overlapping circles), 七宝 shippō (Saptaratna, the seven treasures referenced in Buddhist texts), and 七宝焼 shippō-yaki (cloisonné)
English Nacrene City From nacreous cloud (polar clouds glowing with iridescent colors), which is derived from nacre (mother of pearl)
German Septerna City From septem (Latin for seven)
Spanish Ciudad Esmalte From esmalte (vitreous enamel)
French Maillard From maille (mail, an armor consisting of interlocking metal rings), émail (vitreous enamel), and suffix -ard
Italian Zefiropoli From zefiro (zephyr, another name for ponente) and the suffix -poli (city)
Korean 칠보시티 Chilbo City From 칠보문 (七寶紋) chilbo-mun (pattern consisting of overlapping circles) and 칠보 (七寶) chilbo (seven treasures)
Chinese (Mandarin) 七寶市 / 七宝市 Qībǎo Shì From 七寶 / 七宝 qībǎo / chātbóu (seven treasures)
Chinese (Cantonese) 七寶市 Chātbóu Síh
Polish Nacrene From its English name
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade de Nacrene From its English name
Croatian Grada Nacrene From its English name
Vietnamese Thành phố Shippo Transcription of its Japanese name



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