Pacifidlog Town (Japanese: キナギタウンKinagi Town) is a town located in the seas south of the mainland of the Hoennregion.
Pacifidlog Town is a small town built on wooden rafts and logs that float on top of a Corsola colony. The people living in Pacifidlog Town all fish and dive as part of their lifestyle. The ancestors of the people in Pacifidlog Town were said to have been born on boats, and lived and died aboard them. According to legend, they lived that way because they were searching for something.
Where the morning sun smiles upon the waters. (Japanese: あさひが みずべを てらす まちThe town where the morning sun shines upon the waters.)
Places of interest
Mirage Island man
In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald an old man can be found living on the east side of Pacifidlog Town. He is seen looking out for Mirage Island and will shout out in excitement on days that it appears. Every day, the game generates a random number between 0 and 65535. If this number matches the personality value of any of the Pokémon in the player's party, Mirage Island will be accessible that day.
The Pokémon Fan Club Chairman's younger brother lives in a house on the west side of the town. He will give out one of two possible TMs every seven days depending on the friendship of the player's Pokémon. If the first Pokémon in the party's friendship is high, he will give the player TM27 (Return); if it is low, he will give the player TM21 (Frustration). If the Pokémon's friendship is neutral, he will not give any TM, but the player may still receive a TM by showing him a different Pokémon.
In the anime, Pacifidlog Town was shown to be located on a regular island known as Pacifidlog Island, instead of a town built on wooden rafts. Like many other towns in the Hoennregion, it is home to a Contest Hall.
The group was due to arrive in Pacifidlog in Date Expectations, but due to engine troubles, their arrival was delayed, so they instead spent time on neighboring Donto Island. They resumed their trip to Pacifidlog after Carlos fixed the boat's motor.
The first match of the second round put Jessie against Erica. The battle ended rather quickly as Jessie was disqualified for cheating, giving Erica a free pass to the finals. The battle between May and Joshua, on the other hand, was a hard fought one. It ended with an explosion caused by the clash of May's Skitty's Blizzard and Joshua's Houndoom's Flamethrower. Having won this battle, May advanced to the final round, where she faced Erica. She initially had trouble dealing with Jynx's Psychic attack, but managed to win the match after Skitty's Assist became Fire Spin and knocked Jynx out. This victory gave May her fifth Contest Ribbon, allowing her to enter the Hoenn Grand Festival.
In Talk About Timing, Treecko, Wally was revealed to have traveled to Pacifidlog Town to obtain a more effective cure for his health problems. He had been informed of the place by the old man, named (Japanese: ゲムじーさんMr. Gemu), who was searching for Mirage Island. After Kyogre and Groudon were awakened and started creating natural disasters all across Hoenn, both Wally and the old man evacuated the unstable floating settlement using two lifeboats.
There is a possibility that Pacifidlog's concept was inspired by the Pokédex entry for Corsola in Pokémon Silver, which states that, in a south sea nation, the people live in communities that are built on groups of these Pokémon.
When spoken to, a boy in the northwestern house will ask "Where did you come from?" but provides a dialog box that only allows "Yes" or "No" as answers, triggering the following responses:
"Yes? Yes Town? I've never heard of a place like that."
"No? That doesn't make any sense. You have to come from somewhere. Oh! Wait! You're not going to say you were born at the bottom of the sea?"
This is an inside joke among Game Freak's development staff. The Japanese name of "Yes Town", ハイタウン (Hai Town or High Town), was the name of an apartment building where the staff would stay while they were working on Pokémon Red and Green.
キナギタウン Kinagi Town
From 黄 ki (yellow) and 凪 nagi (calm, lull)
From pacific, an inversion of gold, and log
From Floß (raft) and Brunnen (well, spring)
From pacifique (pacific) and ville (city)
From oro (gold) and mar (sea)
From oro (gold) and oceano (ocean)
황금마을 Hwanggeum Maeul
From 황금 (黃金) hwanggeum (gold)
暮水鎮 / 暮水镇 Mùshuǐ Zhèn
From 暮 mù / mouh (twilight) and 水 shuǐ / séui (water)