Nebel Plateau

Nebel Plateau
ネーベル高原 Nebel Plateau
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Nebel Plateau
Region Kalos
Debut Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel

The Nebel Plateau (Japanese: ネーベル高原 Nebel Plateau) is an anime-exclusive location in Kalos and one of the settings of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

It is a remote highlands where Pokémon harmed by humans live together. Volcanion protects the Pokémon living here and remains awake at night to watch over them. Ash, his friends, and Kimia visited this location with the guidance of Volcanion. Volcanion was able to produce a mist which prevented them from being followed by humans.

The Pokémon living here are afraid of humans and Pokémon owned by these humans, including Ash, his friends, Kimia, and their Pokémon. A Gulpin residing there became wary of Ash after Ash hugged it. Volcanion revealed that the Gulpin had been abandoned by its trainer after receiving a big hug. However, with time, the Pokémon were able to trust Ash and his friends, and began to play around together. By the end of the movie, Ash and his friends gained the trust of Volcanion and became honorary Nebel Plateau Pokémon.

During the events of the movie, Alva attempted to destroy Nebel Plateau using Magearna's Soul-Heart, but his attack was deflected by the Nebel Plateau Pokémon and Squishy.

The flower fields of Nebel Plateau is also the location Volcanion first met Magearna. Since then, Volcanion has taken care of Magearna.

Pokémon seen at Nebel Plateau

 
Volcanion
 
Magearna
 
Altaria (×3)
 
Amaura
 
Aron
 
Buneary
 
Chesnaught
 
Claydol
 
Drilbur
 
Espurr (×3)
 
Fletchling (multiple)
 
Gulpin
 
Helioptile
 
Hippowdon
 
Kirlia
 
Litleo
 
Litwick
 
Marill
 
Minccino (×2)
 
Munchlax
 
Patrat
 
Pidgeotto
 
Pidgey
 
Psyduck
 
Quilladin
 
Scrafty
 
Sentret
 
Starly (multiple)
 
Stunky
 
Watchog
 
Wormadam (Plant Cloak)
 
Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)
 
Wormadam (Trash Cloak)
 
Zigzagoon (×2)

In flashbacks

 
Deerling (Summer Form)
 
Hippopotas
 
Pachirisu
 
Scraggy
 
Ralts

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Nebel Plateau appeared in the manga adaptation for Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

Pokémon seen at Nebel Plateau

 
Volcanion
 
Magearna
 
Amaura
 
Munchlax
 
Marill
 
Psyduck
 
Gulpin
 
Kirlia
 
Furfrou
 
Dugtrio
 
Quilladin
 
Chesnaught
 
Aron
 
Watchog
 
Zigzagoon
 
Minccino
 
Helioptile
 
Litwick
 
Litleo

Trivia

  • Nebel was used as the OT of Japanese and English Volcanion event distribution in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore, a reference to the nineteenth movie Volcanion in Nebel Plateau.

Origin

Nebel Plateau is similar to the Auvergne volcanoes in the Massif Central, which are large plateaus full of greenery and with a rich biodiversity.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ネーベル高原 Nebel Plateau From Nebel, German for fog
English Nebel Plateau Same as Japanese name
Italian Altopiano Nebula Same as Japanese name
Spanish Meseta Niebla From niebla, Spanish for fog
Korean 네벨고원 Nebel Gowon Same as Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 尼貝爾高原 / 尼贝尔高原 Níbèi'ěr Gāoyuán Transliteration of Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 尼貝爾高原 Nèihbuiyíh Gōuyùhn *
濃霧高原 Nùhngmouh Gōuyùhn *
Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name
From 濃霧 nùhngmouh, heavy fog
Polish Płaskowyż Mgieł Literally Plateau of Mists
Brazilian Portuguese Planalto Enevoado Literally Misted Plateau
Swedish Nebelplatån From English name
Thai ที่ราบสูงนีเบล Nebel Plateau Same as Japanese name



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