Opelucid City

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Opelucid City ソウリュウシティ
Soryu City
"Time's Dividing Line"
Opelucid City Summer B2.png
Opelucid City in Pokémon Black 2.
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Opelucid City in Pokémon White 2.
Map description
A convenient city of rapid change, showing no traces of the past.BB2
A city that respects history and values old things.WW2
Opelucid City Gym - Unova Gym #8B / #7B2W2
Drayden
Drayden
Dragon-type
specialist Gym
Legend Badge
Legend Badge
Opelucid City Gym - Unova Gym #8W
Iris
Iris
Dragon-type
specialist Gym
Legend Badge
Legend Badge
Opelucid City Gym - Unova Gym #8B / #7B2W2
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Route 10*
 
Route 9
Opelucid City
Route 11
Location
Unova Opelucid City Map.png
Location of Opelucid City in Unova.

Opelucid City (Japanese: ソウリュウシティ Soryu City) is a city located in northern Unova. The look of the city differs between versions; in Black and Black 2, the city has a futuristic, technological appearance, while in White and White 2, it has a traditional, more natural appearance. This is also reflected by the city's background music in each respective version.

During the storyline of Black 2 and White 2, the city is frozen by the Plasma Frigate, blocking the entrances to all buildings except the Pokémon Center, Gym, and Drayden's house. During the end credits, the ice is shown to be thawing. It is implied that, after the events of Black and White, a landslide on the old Victory Road occurred, and, as a safety precaution, the exit to Route 10 was sealed off. Thusly, Route 10 no longer exists in Black 2 and White 2, nor does the gate that used to lead to to it, having been demolished.

Slogan

Time's Dividing Line (Japanese: 過去と 未来が 絡みあう街 The city where past and future intertwine.)

Places of interest

Opelucid Gym

Main article: Opelucid Gym

Opelucid City is host to the final Gym Trainers challenge on their journey through Unova. The Gym Leader faced depends on the game version. In Pokémon Black, the player will battle Drayden; in Pokémon White the player will battle Iris. They both specialize in Dragon-types. In Black 2 and White 2, Drayden is the sole Gym Leader due to Iris having replaced Alder as the Unova League Champion.

Drayden's House

Drayden's House

Drayden's house is located at the center of the city, northwest of the Pokémon Center. In Black and White, the player first visits it to hear Drayden and Iris tell them the legend of Zekrom and Reshiram, after which DraydenB/IrisW heads to the Gym to await the player's challenge, while the other one stays in the house. In Black 2 and White 2, the player visits the house after earning the Legend Badge to hear about the legend of Kyurem from Drayden. After the story, the city is attacked and frozen over by Team Plasma.

At this house, the player can also have DraydenWB2W2/IrisB teach their Dragon-type Pokémon Draco Meteor, but only if said Pokémon has a high enough friendship.

Battle House

Battle House
Rotation Battle!B

Battle House
Triple Battle!W

Formerly the Battle House...

The Battle House, located west of the northern entrance, is a building where the player can battle two Ace Trainers in Rotation Battles in Black, and Triple Battles in White. Unlike most Trainers in Black and White, these Trainers can be rematched, and will battle the player once per day.

Pokémon Black Pokémon White
Trainer Pokémon
1F
 
Ace Trainer Eileen
エリナ Erina
Reward:  2340
Rotation Battle
  Simisage Lv.39
No item
  Simisear Lv.39
No item
  Simipour Lv.39
No item
2F
 
Ace Trainer Lou
エツヤ Etsuya
Reward:  2340
Rotation Battle
  Mienfoo Lv.39
No item
  Elgyem Lv.39
No item
  Pawniard Lv.39
No item

Trainer Pokémon
1F
 
Ace Trainer Lou
エツヤ Etsuya
Reward:  2340
Triple Battle
  Simisage Lv.39
No item
  Simipour Lv.39
No item
  Simisear Lv.39
No item
2F
 
Ace Trainer Eileen
エリナ Erina
Reward:  2340
Triple Battle
  Pawniard Lv.39
No item
  Elgyem Lv.39
No item
  Mienfoo Lv.39
No item

In Black 2 and White 2, the Battle House has been closed down due to the Trainers leaving for the Pokémon World Tournament to test their skills. Despite this, neither of the Trainers present in the Battle House in Black and White appear at the Pokémon World Tournament in Black 2 and White 2.

Opelucid Gate (Route 10 exit)

 
The northern exit as it appears in Pokémon Black 2

The northern exit of the city differs between the two sets of games. In Black and White it exits to Route 10, but in Black 2 and White 2, this northern exit has been sealed off due to the collapse of the old Victory Road, making Route 10 completely inaccessible in these games.

Demographics

Pokémon Black and White

Opelucid City has a population of 46.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Opelucid City has a population of 45.

Variable scoring

In Black and Black 2, a synth track will be added to the background theme if the player is near a keytar player performing immediately west of the Pokémon Center. In White and White 2, an erhu player stands in the same place and will add an erhu track.

There is a minor glitch that can allow these tracks to stay permanently on/off regardless of the player's position.

Poké Mart

Upper cashier
  Poké Ball
 200
  Great Ball
 600
  Ultra Ball
 1200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion
 700
  Hyper Potion
 1200
  Max Potion7 Badges
 2500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3000
  Revive
 1500
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening
 250
  Burn Heal
 250
  Ice Heal
 250
  Full Heal
 600
  Escape Rope
 550
  Repel
 350
  Super Repel
 500
  Max Repel
 700
Lower cashier
  Dusk Ball
 1000
  Timer Ball
 1000
  Quick Ball
 1000
  BridgeMail TBW
 50
  BridgeMail VB2W2
 50
  Greet Mail
 50
  Favored Mail
 50
  RSVP Mail
 50
  Thanks Mail
 50
  Inquiry Mail
 50
  Like Mail
 50
  Reply Mail
 50


Items

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, no items can be obtained here while the city is frozen.

Item Location Games
  Max Repel South of the Pokémon Center (hidden)  B  W 
  Gift Box,
Fluffy Beard,
Big Bag, and
Scarlet Hat
From a Gentleman in the westernmost building (one per day, in the listed order)  B  W  B2  W2 
  Destiny Knot From a female NPC in the building between the Opelucid Gym and Battle House  B  W 
  Ultra Ball On the road, between the Battle House and the building to its west (hidden)  B  W 
  Float Stone From a Linebacker on the second floor of Drayden's house  B  W  B2  W2 
  Ring Target From the female NPC on the second floor of Drayden's house  B  W  B2  W2 
  Cell Battery From ThymeB/BachW on the second floor of the building east of Drayden's house, after showing him a Pokémon with Charge from the opposite version  B  W 
  Master Ball From Professor Juniper after earning the Legend Badge  B  W 
  Smoke Ball From a female NPC in the house east of the Gym  B2  W2 

Trainers

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

 
Opelucid City after being frozen in Pokémon Black 2

These battles take place after defeating Drayden at the Opelucid Gym and talking to him at his house.

Trainer Pokémon
 
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward:  1760
  Watchog Lv.44
No item
  Muk Lv.44
No item
 
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward:  1760
  Golbat Lv.44
No item
  Garbodor Lv.44
No item
 
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward:  1760
  Seviper Lv.44
No item
  Weezing Lv.44
No item






Trainer Tips

Trainer Tips
Mayor Drayden will teach you if he recognizes you as a strong Trainer. Visit his home to learn the most powerful Dragon-type move!

Appearance

Black White
   
Black 2 White 2
   
 

In the anime

 
Opelucid City in the anime

Main series

Opelucid City was first mentioned in Caution: Icy Battle Conditions!, when Brycen suggested that Ash should challenged the Gym there, much to the concern of Iris. However, in the next episode, Ash was informed that the Opelucid Gym was closed at the time, so he decided to head to the Virbank Gym instead, upon learning of its existence.

The city was mentioned again in Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige!, when Jervis recommended Ash and his friends to travel through Opelucid City on their way to Vertress City.

Opelucid City made its first proper appearance in Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future!, where Ash and his friends arrived there for a battle Drayden had promised to have with Iris at the Opelucid Gym. Although Iris lost the battle, it was later revealed that Drayden was considering to make her the next Gym Leader of the Opelucid Gym.

Ash revisited Opelucid City in Thrash of the Titans!, alongside Goh after receiving an invite from Iris for a World Coronation Series battle at the Opelucid Gym. Whilst in Opelucid City, Goh caught a Pansear and Panpour.

Opelucid City is home to Opelucid Academy, a prestigious academy located near the Opelucid Gym. Iris was a former student at the academy. During her return visit to the city along with her friends, she was reunited here with her former dorm adviser Martha for a short period of time. Drayden is the Academy President of Opelucid Academy, personally handpicking the students to study at the academy. Opelucid City also appears to have a radio tower that towers over the city.

Gallery

Opelucid Gym Opelucid Academy
   

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

 
Opelucid City in Pokémon Generations

Opelucid City appeared in the Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer, where it was shown being frozen by Team Plasma. Nate and his Lucario pursued one of the Shadow Triad members through the city, but the villainous trio managed to escape.

Pokémon Generations

Opelucid City appeared in The Frozen World, where it was attacked by Team Plasma. Drayden tried to fend the team off, but he was eventually defeated when Colress used the Plasma Frigate's Kyurem Cannon to freeze the entire city, allowing Zinzolin to steal the DNA Splicers.

In the manga

 
Opelucid City in Pokémon Adventures
 
Opelucid City frozen in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Black & White chapter

Opelucid City first appeared in Finding Truth, where Brycen contacted Drayden after Team Plasma had stolen the Dark Stone in Nacrene City, discussing the possibility of entrusting the Light Stone to Black.

In The Cold Hard Truth and A Cold Reception, Drayden held a press conference in front of his Gym, revealing that the date of the Pokémon League tournament had been pushed up from three months to one week. This decision was made in order to lure Team Plasma out of hiding, although this was kept secret from the public.

Black 2 & White 2 chapter

In Mr. Perfect, Iris was revealed to have taken over Drayden's duties as the Opelucid Gym Leader, although Drayden had plans to take the job back in the future.

In Pink Slip, Opelucid City was revealed to be one of the cities to have been frozen by the Plasma Frigate. In Giant Chasm, Clay and the Striaton triplets helped to save people from their frozen homes.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Opelucid City (Black Version) 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 #
Aron         BW-P Promotional cards   136/BW-P
Mareep   Dragons Exalted   38/124 Dragon Blast   019/050
Bidoof   Dragons Exalted   106/124 Dragon Blast   045/050
Octillery   Plasma Blast   19/101 Megalo Cannon   015/076
 


This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Opelucid City (White Version) 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 #
Maractus   Dragons Exalted   16/124 Dragon Blade   006/050
Stunky   Dragons Exalted   76/124 Dragon Blade   032/050
Gible   Dragons Exalted   86/124 Dragon Blade   038/050
Slakoth   Dragons Exalted   101/124 Dragon Blade   041/050
Ursaring   Plasma Blast   76/101 Megalo Cannon   063/076
 


Trivia

  • The city is similar to Blackthorn City in that they are both host to a Dragon-type Gym, that Gym is the eighth Gym of the region at some point, that they both have the effort value checker and a Move Tutor for Draco Meteor, and that they are both located in the northern part of their respective regions.
  • This is the second city in Pokémon Black and White where the Gym Leader varies, though not in the same way as the Striaton Gym.
  • In Black 2 and White 2, if the player does not get the Ring Target or the Float Stone from the people in Drayden's house before Team Plasma freezes the city, they will only talk about how concerned they are for the city. Should this be the case, they will give the player the items after entering the Hall of Fame.
  • In Black 2 and White 2, if the player does not collect the Max Potion from Route 11 and uses the Dowsing Machine by the city's eastern exit, it will reveal the presence of a hidden item. This disappears once the Max Potion is collected.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ソウリュウシティ Soryu City 双龍文 sōryūmon, a type of Chinese pattern resembling two dragons. Also from 蒼竜 sōryū, a Japanese name for the Azure Dragon.
English Opelucid City From opacus (opaque sheets of clouds), perlucidus (sheets of cloud with small spaces), and possibly translucidus (translucent sheets of clouds). May also be from opal and lucid.
French Janusia From Janus, the Roman god of gates depicted with two faces, one facing the past, the other facing the future. Also a flower genus.
German Twindrake City From "twin" and "drake" (a term sometimes used to refer to European dragons).
Italian Boreduopoli From Bora, a northern katabatic wind in the Mediterranean area, and duo.
Spanish Ciudad Caolín From caolín, kaolinite.
Korean 쌍용시티 Ssang'yong City 쌍용 (雙龍) ssang'yong means a pair of dragons.
Chinese (Mandarin) 雙龍市 / 双龙市 Shuānglóng Shì‎ From its Japanese name. Literally means "Double dragon".
Chinese (Cantonese) 雙龍市 Sēunglùhng Síh
Polish Opelucid From its English name.
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade de Opelucid From its English name.
Vietnamese Thành phố Souryu Transliteration of Japanese name


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