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Nuvema Town カノコタウン
Kanoko Town
"The Start of Something Big!"
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A rural town whose sea breezes give the sense of something coming.
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Route 1
Nuvema Town

Unova Nuvema Town Map.png
Location of Nuvema Town in Unova.

Nuvema Town (Japanese: カノコタウン Kanoko Town) is situated in the southeastern part of the Unova region. Like Pallet Town, New Bark Town, Littleroot Town, Twinleaf Town, Aspertia City and Vaniville Town, Nuvema Town is where the journey begins for the player. It is where the protagonists of the Generation V games Pokémon Black and White, the player, Bianca and Cheren, start their journeys, as well as being their hometown. However, it's a normal location in Black 2 and White 2, games in which it has been replaced by Aspertia City.

Professor Juniper's laboratory is located here. The town features the same windmills that appear in New Bark Town in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, as well as a view of the ocean. Pidove and Woobat can be seen flying around town during the day and night, respectively.

After Alder has been defeated, Bianca will be available to rematch the player on weekends.



The Start of Something Big! (Japanese: 様々な 点が集う 街 A town where various dots gather.)

Places of interest

Player's house

Main article: Player's house → Unova → Nuvema Town

The player's house lies in the middle of Nuvema Town and is where the player lives before beginning their journey. The player's mother lives here. The player, Bianca, and Cheren get their starter Pokémon from Professor Juniper here at the start of their journeys, and promptly challenge the player to a battle. There are two stories in the house, the first being a living room and kitchen area, while upstairs on the second story is the player's bedroom. It contains a Wii controlled with a Wii Remote, connected to a television, and a PC, although this PC only includes information on "Pokémon Basics". Looker meets the player here and gives a Super Rod after entering the Hall of Fame for the first time.

In Black 2 and White 2, Hilbert/Hilda's mother mistakes Nate/Rosa for her own child, before realizing that they were actually the player. She continues to heal the player's Pokémon as in Black and White, commenting on how she may want to go on a journey to find her child; however, she worries that they would return while she was gone. She does not refer her child by his/her name, unless Memory Link has been established. The PC in the Hilbert/Hilda's room looks as if it has not been used in a long time.

Bianca's house

Bianca's house is located in the southwest of Nuvema Town. Bianca's house is home to her mother and father. Upstairs is Bianca's room which contains a bookshelf lined with Pokémon picture books, a shelf and two cabinets filled with goods, two plants and a desk. Her bed has pink covers and is on a turquoise rug. A window is on the back wall, with a desk in the bottom-right corner.

In Black and White, when the player first visits her house, her father is shouting at her for going on her journey but she goes on her journey anyway.

In Black 2 and White 2, her mom and dad continue to reside in their house.

Cheren's house

Cheren's house is located in the southeast of Nuvema Town. Cheren's house is home to his mother and father. Cheren's room has five shelves of books, a widescreen TV, a PC with information on how to play the game, a maroon rug in front of the television, and a bed with brown covers in the bottom-right. A sliding window is located above the staircase.

In Black 2 and White 2, his mom and dad continue to reside in their house.

The PC states:

"Adventure Rule No. 1
"The X Button opens the menu!
"Adventure Rule No. 2
"Record your progress with SAVE.
"There is nothing else on here..."

Professor Juniper's lab

Professor Juniper's lab in the anime

Professor Juniper's lab lies in the northwest of Nuvema Town; when the player first starts their journey Bianca and Cheren are waiting for the player outside. When the trio go inside Professor Juniper is waiting for them. She lets the player nickname their Pokémon before giving the player a Pokédex. When spoken to, Professor Juniper asks to see the player's Pokédex and count the number of Pokémon seen in Unova Pokédex; she will give three prizes based on the total number of Pokémon encountered. Cedric Juniper can be found here after the player has entered the Hall of Fame. He provides a count of Pokémon caught against the National Pokédex. After the tutorial on how to catch Pokémon, the Patrat Professor Juniper caught can be seen wandering around the lab.

In Black 2 and White 2, Cinccino and Watchog are seen instead in the lab.


Pokémon Black and White

The population of Nuvema Town is 10 (excluding the player, Bianca and Cheren).

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

The population of Nuvema Town is 10 (excluding Hilbert/Hilda, Bianca and Cheren).


Item Location Games
Xtransceiver Xtransceiver Gift from Mom at the beginning of the game  B  W 
None Pokédex Gift from Professor Juniper after battling Bianca and Cheren for the first time  B  W 
Town Map IV Town Map Gift from Mom after getting the Pokédex  B  W 
TM Normal TM54 (False Swipe) Gift from Professor Juniper for seeing 25 Pokémon  B  W 
TM Normal TM17 (Protect) Gift from Professor Juniper for seeing 60 Pokémon  B  W 
TM Normal TM10 (Hidden Power) Gift from Professor Juniper for seeing 115 Pokémon  B  W 
Super Rod Super Rod Gift from Looker after defeating Team Plasma  B  W 
None National Pokédex Gift from Cedric Juniper after defeating Team Plasma  B  W 
Zinc Zinc On ground near Hilbert/Hilda's house (hidden)  B2  W2 
King's Rock King's Rock Inside Hilbert/Hilda's bedroom  B2  W2 
Berry Juice Berry Juice Gift from Cheren's father  B2  W2 
Super Rod Super Rod Gift from Cedric Juniper after entering the Hall of Fame  B2  W2 
Permit Permit Gift from Professor Juniper after seeing all non-event Pokémon in Unova Pokédex  B2  W2 
Oval Charm Oval Charm Gift from Professor Juniper after completing Unova Pokédex  B2  W2 
Shiny Charm Shiny Charm Gift from Professor Juniper after completing National Pokédex  B2  W2 


Pokémon Black and White

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
495 Snivy
Starter Pokémon Starter Pokémon
5 One
498 Tepig
Starter Pokémon Starter Pokémon
5 One
501 Oshawott
Starter Pokémon Starter Pokémon
5 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 and White

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:

Tepig If the player chose Tepig:

Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:

Post-Hall of Fame (weekends)

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:

Tepig If the player chose Tepig:

Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:

In the anime

Nuvema Town during a storm in the anime

In the anime, Nuvema Town is the hometown of Trip and Bianca, two of Ash's rivals in the Best Wishes series. The town is shown to have a harbor and an airport with an ATC tower. It is also the location of Professor Juniper's laboratory, where a variety of Pokémon lives. The lab is visited by many beginning Trainers in the Unova region, who are given the option of starting their journey with a Snivy, Tepig, or Oshawott. Nuvema Town also has a few shops.

It first appeared in In The Shadow of Zekrom!, when Ash, Delia, and Professor Oak arrived there by airplane, and were greeted by Professor Juniper. Soon afterwards, in Enter Iris and Axew!, Ash left Nuvema Town to begin his journey in Unova.

Ash returned to Nuvema Town along with his friends Iris and Cilan in New Places... Familiar Faces!, from which they departed to the White Ruins; and again in Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures!, when they decided to travel to the Kanto region by taking a cruise ship there.


Nuvema Town Harbor Professor Juniper's Laboratory
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In the manga

Nuvema Town in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Nuvema Town appeared in the first chapter of Pokémon Adventures where Black receives the gift holding the Pokémon Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Nuvema Town 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 #
Snivy Grass McDonald's Collection   1/12 Snivy Collection Sheet   001/009
      BW-P Promotional cards   034/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   042/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   075/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   078/BW-P
Oshawott Water McDonald's Collection   4/12 Oshawott Collection Sheet   007/009
      BW-P Promotional cards   036/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   044/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   077/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   080/BW-P
Tepig Fire McDonald's Collection   3/12 Tepig Collection Sheet   004/009
      BW-P Promotional cards   035/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   043/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   076/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   079/BW-P
Drifloon Psychic Plasma Blast Common 34/101 Megalo Cannon Common 026/076
Professor Juniper Su Black & White Uncommon 101/114 Black Collection U 053/053
      BW-P Promotional cards   012/BW-P
Dark Explorers Uncommon 98/108 Reshiram-EX Battle Strength Deck   015/018
      Zekrom-EX Battle Strength Deck   015/018
      Hydreigon Half Deck   013/015
      Garchomp Half Deck   013/015
      Master Deck Build Box EX   040/046
      Black Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck   015/018
      White Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck   015/018
Plasma Blast Uncommon 84/101 Blastoise + Kyurem-EX Combo Deck   014/018
Bianca Su Emerging Powers Uncommon 90/98 Virizion Strength Deck   014/014
      Terrakion Strength Deck   014/014
      Cobalion Strength Deck   014/014
      Battle Theme Deck: Victini   021/021
      Battle Gift Set: Thundurus vs Tornadus   020/020
      Master Deck Build Box EX   043/046
      Mewtwo Half Deck   015/016
      Genesect Half Deck   015/016
Legendary Treasures Uncommon 109/113 BW-P Promotional cards   098/BW-P
Cedric Juniper Su Legendary Treasures Uncommon 110/113 EX Battle Boost   093/093


Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese カノコタウン Kanoko Town From 鹿子模様 kanoko-moyō, a dappled pattern resembling the white spots of a fawn
English Nuvema Town From nuvem (Portuguese for cloud) or possibly the Latin novum (new)
French Renouet From renouer (rekindle)
German Avenitia From aventure (French for adventure) or avenir (French for future)
Italian Soffiolieve From soffio lieve, soft breath
Spanish Pueblo Arcilla From arcilla, clay
Korean 마름꽃마을 Mareumkkot Maeul From 마름모 mareum-mo (rhombus) and 꽃 kkot (flower)
Chinese (Mandarin) 鹿子鎮 Lùzi Zhèn From 鹿子 lùzi, fawn
Chinese (Cantonese) 鹿子鎮 Lúkjí Jan From 鹿子 lúkjí, fawn
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade de Nuvema From its English name
Vietnamese Thị trấn Kanoko Transliteration of Japanese name

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