Oreburgh City

Oreburgh City クロガネシティ
Kurogane City
"City of Energy"
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A vibrant and energetic mining town that is blessed with a precious natural resource.
There is a Gym where mine workers take breaks in between their exhausting work shifts.
There is a museum that specializes in exhibits related to the town's coal mine.
Huge deposits of coal still sleep underneath the ground. The entrance to the Oreburgh Mine is here.
Oreburgh City Gym - Sinnoh Gym #1
Roark
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Rock-type
specialist Gym
Coal Badge
Coal Badge
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Oreburgh City Gym - Sinnoh Gym #1
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Route 207
 
Oreburgh Gate
Oreburgh City
 
Oreburgh Mine
 
Location
Sinnoh Oreburgh City Map.png
Location of Oreburgh City in Sinnoh.

Oreburgh City (Japanese: クロガネシティ Kurogane City) is a city located in central Sinnoh. Oreburgh is first accessible via the Oreburgh Gate, which is to the west of the city. This is one of two connecting routes to the City, the other being Route 207 to the city's north. Oreburgh is a mining town blessed with significant natural resources. Prominent vents throughout the city exchange the stale air from the mines below with fresh, above-ground air.

In the city's southern section are the Oreburgh Mines, and Oreburgh is also the location of the first Gym in Sinnoh, led by Roark. It is there where Trainers can earn the Coal Badge, the first Badge available to Trainers seeking to conquer the Sinnoh region's Pokémon League. Other points of interest include the Oreburgh Mining Museum. The miners often take breaks in the Gym between the work shifts and, similarly, Roark allows the citizens of the town to train their Pokémon in the mines.

There is a girl in the city who will trade her Abra for the player's Machop.

Slogan

City of Energy (Japanese: エネルギー みなぎるばしょ A place full of energy.)

Places of interest

Oreburgh Mining Museum

Main article: Oreburgh Mining Museum

Oreburgh Mining Museum
"Coal Mining and You!"

The Oreburgh Mining Museum is a museum located north-east of Oreburgh City. The Oreburgh Mining Museum is a large, one floor museum that contains many visual displays as well as facts about coal and the Oreburgh Mine. There is also a man at the front desk who will revive Fossils in the party for free. Unlike other museums, the Oreburgh Mining Museum is free to enter. The Oreburgh Mining Museum's primary importance is the resurrection of Fossils, which is done with the help of the man near the counter. He will be able to revive these Fossils for free but only one at a time. He is very bossy, annoyed when the player comes by too early or late, and gets disappointed when the player doesn't give him a Fossil.

Oreburgh Mine

Main article: Oreburgh Mine

The Oreburgh Mine is located at the far south of Oreburgh City. It is run by Roark, who is also the Gym Leader of the city. It is the livelihood of the town. Vents in the town allow steam to escape and fresh air to enter the mine, likely also clearing the mine of any poison gas. The mine is operated with the utmost care to avoid causing damage to the natural habitats of wild Pokémon. The system of taking coal out of the mine is automated. Roark lets Trainers from the town train their Pokémon in the mine. The mine itself extends not only under the town, but the seafloor as well. All of the miners have their own Pokémon, usually Machop, to assist them in the mine.

Oreburgh Gym

Main article: Oreburgh Gym

Oreburgh Pokémon Gym
Leader: Roark
"Call me Roark the Rock!"

The Oreburgh Gym is the official Gym of Oreburgh City. It is based on Rock-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Roark. Trainers who defeat him receive the Coal Badge. The Oreburgh Gym is a narrow building built of stone. Two paths exist, a raised path that avoids the Trainers and a middle path that takes challengers straight through the Gym. Roark waits on a raised hill at the end of the paths. Although only two Trainers actually appear in the Gym, most of the miners in the Oreburgh Mine are also members who relax at the Gym in their free time. After Roark is defeated, he will give the player the Coal Badge, which is the first Badge one can earn in the conquest of the Sinnoh region's Pokémon League, TM76 (Stealth Rock), and the ability to use Rock Smash outside of battle.

The player's rival blocks access to the Gym until Roark is visited in Oreburgh Mine.

In-game trade

In a large two story house, north-west of Oreburgh City is a woman that wants to trade the player an elusive Abra for a Machop. The Abra will be nicknamed "Kazza", and it will be holding an Oran Berry. The Original Trainer will be "Hilary" and its ID will be 25643. The Pokémon's level will be the same as the one that the player traded.

Demographics

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

The population of Oreburgh City is 57, making it a fairly large city. Its large population may be due to the large number of workers in town.

Pokémon Platinum

The population of Oreburgh City is 75, making it a large city. Its large population may be due to the large number of workers.

Poké Mart

Left cashier
  Tunnel Mail
 50
  Heal Ball
 300
  Net Ball
 1000
Right cashier
  Poké Ball
 200
  Great Ball3 Badges
 600
  Ultra Ball5 Badges
 1200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion1 Badge
 700
  Hyper Potion5 Badges
 1200
  Max Potion7 Badges
 2500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3000
  Revive3 Badges
 1500
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening1 Badge
 250
  Burn Heal1 Badge
 250
  Ice Heal1 Badge
 250
  Full Heal5 Badges
 600
  Escape Rope1 Badge
 550
  Repel1 Badge
 350
  Super Repel3 Badges
 500
  Max Repel7 Badges
 700


Items

Item Location Games
  Oran Berry Held by Kazza, an Abra the player can obtain in a trade  D  P  Pt 
  Heal Ball Obtained in the house to the left of the Poké Mart, from a man on the second floor if shown a ZubatDP or GeodudePt  D  P  Pt 
  Great Ball Obtained in the house below the Museum and to the right of the Pokémon Center, from a boy on the second floor  D  P  Pt 
  Dusk Ball Obtained from a girl on the second floor of the northwestern-most building  D  P  Pt 
  Super Potion Obtained from a Worker in the bottom right corner of the town by the Mine entrance  D  P  Pt 
  Stardust At the left corner of the slag heap in the mining section (hidden)  D  P 
  Dire Hit By the slag heap in the mining section  Pt 
  Yellow Shard To the left of the Dire Hit by the slag heap in the mining section  Pt 
  Heart Scale In the middle of the slag heap in the mining section (hidden)  Pt 
  Pearl On the left side of the slag heap in the mining section (hidden)  Pt 

Pokémon

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Special Pokémon
  Abra
D P Pt
  Trade
Machop
The same as the traded Pokémon 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 Platinum

On certain days, the player can challenge a Trainer who appears in the Pokémon Center. Depending on the game progress, the Trainer will have teams with higher leveled Pokémon upon rematch.

Trainer Pokémon
Tuesday and Thursday
 
Idol Grace*
リエコ Rieko
Reward:  1512
  Clefairy Lv.21
No item
  Clefairy Lv.21
No item
 
Idol Grace*
リエコ Rieko
Reward:  2434
  Clefairy Lv.33
No item
  Clefairy Lv.33
No item
  Clefairy Lv.33
No item
 
Idol Grace*
リエコ Rieko
Reward:  3096
  Clefairy Lv.43
No item
  Clefairy Lv.43
No item
  Clefairy Lv.43
No item
  Clefairy Lv.43
No item
 
Idol Grace*
リエコ Rieko
Reward:  3456
  Clefairy Lv.48
No item
  Clefairy Lv.48
No item
  Clefairy Lv.48
No item
  Clefairy Lv.48
No item
  Clefairy Lv.48
No item
 
Idol Grace*
リエコ Rieko
Reward:  3816
  Clefairy Lv.53
No item
  Clefairy Lv.53
No item
  Clefairy Lv.53
No item
  Clefairy Lv.53
No item
  Clefairy Lv.53
No item
  Clefairy Lv.53
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.


In the anime

 
Oreburgh City in the anime

Ash, Dawn, and Brock arrived in Oreburgh City in Shapes of Things to Come!, where they met up with Paul again. Like Ash, Paul was in the city to challenge the Oreburgh Gym. His battle against the Gym Leader Roark ended in a victory for him and thus he earned the Coal Badge, his first Sinnoh League Badge. Even after winning, Paul remained in the city to watch Ash's Gym battle, which took place in the following episode. During the match, Ash was focusing too much on besting Paul and this affected his judgment. As a result, he lost in front of his main rival.

In Wild in the Streets!, Ash began training for his rematch at the Oreburgh Gym, whereas Dawn decided to practice for her next Pokémon Contest challenge. During this time, Team Rocket stole the Fossil-reviving machine from the Oreburgh Mining Museum. Inside the machine was an Old Amber undergoing regeneration. When the process was over, an Aerodactyl came out of the machine and caused chaos in Oreburgh, leading Officer Jenny to order all citizens to evacuate. The incident was resolved after Dawn's Piplup and Buneary knocked Aerodactyl down, allowing Dr. Kenzo to catch it.

The spinning dodge technique Dawn used to get past Aerodactyl's attack was later used by Ash in O'er the Rampardos We Watched!, where he re-challenged Roark. Ash knew Roark's Cranidos was even stronger after evolving into Rampardos, but all of the hard training and help from friends paid off as he managed to defeat Roark and get his first Badge in the Sinnoh region. After that, the group left Oreburgh.

Gallery

Oreburgh Gym Oreburgh Mine Oreburgh Mining Museum
     

In the manga

 
Oreburgh City in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl chapter

Oreburgh City first appeared in Putting a Crimp in Kricketot, where Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum arrived there. When Platinum went to check out the Oreburgh Mine, she was attacked by a swarm of Kricketot and Kricketune. Despite Platinum's Piplup fighting hard against the Bug types, the Penguin Pokémon was eventually overcome by their sheer numbers. In order to restore Piplup's wounded pride, Platinum decided to challenge the local Gym Leader, Roark.

In A Conk on Cranidos's Cranium, after some battle practice with Diamond and Pearl, Platinum challenged Roark at the Oreburgh Gym. The Gym statue had Diamond and Pearl thrown out of the Gym to avoid them giving Platinum unfair advice during the Gym battle, but they still managed to conceal advice into their manzai routine, which they performed through the Gym window. Thanks to it, Platinum was able to win and earn herself the Coal Badge.

The city briefly reappeared in Brash Bronzong I, where Roark's Cranidos was shown evolving into Rampardos, just as Roark had been expecting to happen.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Oreburgh City appeared in Hareta's Very First Pokémon Battle!!, where Hareta was taken there by a pair of Galactic Grunts who had stolen his Piplup. After Hareta had been freed by Roark, Hareta had his first-ever Pokémon battle against the Oreburgh Gym Leader, emerging victorious and earning himself a Coal Badge.

Trivia

  • Oreburgh's name may be a nod to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The city is commonly referred to as the "Steel City" thanks to its former steel manufacturing base. Pittsburgh is also the most well known of the few United States "bərɡ" cities whose suffix ends with an "h", as does Oreburgh.
  • A boy near the Oreburgh Gate entrance to the town encourages the player to advance in the game to avoid being like a "total noob" in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. However, he doesn't say this in Pokémon Platinum.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese クロガネシティ Kurogane City From 黒鉄 kurogane (iron)
English Oreburgh City From ore and the city suffix burgh, possibly in reference to the "Steel City" Pittsburgh
German Erzelingen From Erz (ore) and the suffix -ingen (descendant of)
Spanish Ciudad Pirita From pirita (pyrite), a mineral containing iron
French Charbourg From charbon (coal) and bourg (market town) and possibly Cherbourg
Italian Mineropoli From minerale (mineral) and the city suffix -poli
Korean 무쇠시티 Musoe City From 무쇠 musoe (pig iron)
Chinese (Mandarin) 黑金市 Hēijīn Shì From 黑金 hēijīn (archaic word for iron)
鋼鐵市 / 钢铁市 Gāngtiě Shì From 鋼鐵 / 钢铁 gāngtiě (steel)
Chinese (Cantonese) 黑金市 Hāakgām Síh From 黑金 hāakgām (archaic word for iron)
鋼鐵市 Gongtit Síh From 鋼鐵 gongtit (steel)
Polish Oreburgh From its English name
Russian Оренборо Сити Orenboro Citi From its English name
Vietnamese Thành phố Kurogane Transcription of its Japanese name



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See also
Hisui


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