Pastoria City

Pastoria City ノモセシティ
Nomose City
"The Marsh City"
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Map description
This city was originally founded to protect the Great Marsh. It has grown naturally over the years.
The Gym is a good example of the abundant water resources available to the city.
There is a lookout that affords views of the Great Marsh. The gates to the Safari Zone are also here.
Pastoria City Gym - Sinnoh Gym #4DP/5Pt
Crasher Wake
Crasher Wake
Water-type
specialist Gym
Fen Badge
Fen Badge
Pastoria City Gym - Sinnoh Gym #4DP/5Pt
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Pastoria City Gym - Sinnoh Gym #4DP/5Pt
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Great Marsh
 
Route 212
Pastoria City
Route 213
Location
Sinnoh Pastoria City Map.png
Location of Pastoria City in Sinnoh.
Pastoria City in Diamond and Pearl

Pastoria City (Japanese: ノモセシティ Nomose City) is a city in the Sinnoh region. It is also the home of the Move Reminder, the Scarf Guy and the Sinnoh region's Safari Zone. It is a city on the edge of a giant swamp, known as the Great Marsh. The marsh was once part of the sea, which drained away over time leaving the marshland. There are rare Pokémon only found in the swamps. The Great Marsh keeps the weather cool in the summertime, making it an ideal town for Water Pokémon. Croagunk is one of the rare Pokémon that can be found in the swamp in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Slogan

The Marsh City (Japanese: だいしつげんと いきる まち Town that lives with the Great Marsh.)

Places of interest

Great Marsh

Main article: Great Marsh

The Great Marsh is an area located right to the north of Pastoria City. It is the main attraction of Pastoria City that gets many visitors and Trainers coming from around the area. The Great Marsh contains some Pokémon that cannot be found elsewhere in Sinnoh. It is filled with marshy areas, which are inhabited by wild Pokémon. Much like other Pokémon preserves in Kanto and Hoenn, the Great Marsh features a Safari Game in which Trainers pay  500 for 30 Safari Balls and a limited amount of steps (500) to catch as many Pokémon as they can. When a wild Pokémon appears, no Pokémon may be sent out to battle it: catching Pokémon here, as in all Safari Zones, requires sheer luck. There are four options in the battle screen: Throw a Safari Ball, throw Bait, throw Mud, and run away. Throwing Bait makes a Pokémon less likely to run, but makes it harder to catch; while throwing Mud does the reverse, making it easier to catch but more likely to run. Each day, a special type of Pokémon which can only be found on one day, will change, therefore, to get a new set, players must wait a day. These Pokémon will appear randomly in one of the six areas, some may not appear for a while, while others appear several days in a row or in multiple areas on the same day. Some may not appear until after getting the National Pokédex. The only way to tell which changing Pokémon is available in the areas for the day is to use the lookout upstairs from the entrance.

Move Reminder

Main article: Move Reminder

The Move Reminder allows Pokémon to relearn any move that they were able to learn at an earlier level than the one they are currently at, or ones from that level. Certain Pokémon have moves that may only be obtained in this fashion. The Move Reminder resides in a house northeast of the Poké Mart and will teach a Pokémon a move it could have previously learned but has not, in exchange for a Heart Scale. These may be obtained from the Underground, from the man in the Pokémon News PressPt, or from wild Luvdisc after the National Pokédex is acquired.

Scarf Guy

Main article: Scarf Guy

The Scarf Guy lives in Pastoria City, in the house nearest to the Route 213 exit. The Scarf Guy checks a Pokémon's condition to see if it is worthy of a Scarf. If the Pokémon's condition is at its maximum value in an area, he will give out the corresponding Scarf to that Pokémon. If not, he will tell the player to improve its condition with Poffins. The Scarf Guy lives with his sister and a Pachirisu. His girlfriend is the Massage Girl in Veilstone City, whom he keeps in contact with through mail, which he lets Pokémon deliver.

Pastoria Gym

Main article: Pastoria Gym

The Pastoria Gym is the official Gym of Pastoria City. It is based on Water-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Crasher Wake. The Pastoria Gym is a large indoor swimming pool with numerous floating platforms. Switches on the floor of the pool raise and lower the water between three levels. To get to the Gym Leader, the switches must be hit in a certain order so that a path will be formed with the floating platforms. For defeating Crasher Wake, Trainers receive the Fen Badge, TM55 (Brine), and the ability to use Defog in Diamond and Pearl and Surf in Platinum Version outside of battle.

Demographics

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the population of Pastoria City is 47, which also happens to be the same number as Sunyshore City.

Pokémon Platinum

In Pokémon Platinum the population of Pastoria City is 44.

Poké Mart

Left cashier
  Air Mail
 50
  Nest Ball
 1000
  Dusk Ball
 1000
  Quick Ball
 1000
Right cashier
  Poké Ball
 200
  Great Ball3 Badges
 600
  Ultra Ball5 Badges
 1200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion
 700
  Hyper Potion5 Badges
 1200
  Max Potion7 Badges
 2500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3000
  Revive3 Badges
 1500
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening
 250
  Burn Heal
 250
  Ice Heal
 250
  Full Heal5 Badges
 600
  Escape Rope
 550
  Repel
 350
  Super Repel3 Badges
 500
  Max Repel7 Badges
 700


Items

Item Location Games
  Full Heal In a large puddle south of the west entrance (hidden)  D  P 
  Zinc In a large puddle south of the west entrance (hidden)  Pt 
  Mystic Water On a small patch of land north of the boats in the southeast corner of the city (requires Surf)  D  P  Pt 
  Macho Brace From the boy in the house north of the Poké Mart after showing him all three forms of BurmyDP or a male and female CombeePt  D  P  Pt 
  Turtwig Mask Obtained from a Parasol Lady near the Pokémon Center if the player started with Piplup  D  P  Pt 
  Chimchar Mask Obtained from a Parasol Lady near the Pokémon Center if the player started with Turtwig  D  P  Pt 
  Piplup Mask Obtained from a Parasol Lady near the Pokémon Center if the player started with Chimchar  D  P  Pt 
  Persim Berry ×2 In the patch of soft soil northeast of the Poké Mart  D  P  Pt 
  Nanab Berry ×2 In the patch of soft soil northeast of the Poké Mart  D  P  Pt 

Berry woman

The woman in the southwestern-most house will give the player one of the move-weakening Berries once a day.

Item Location Games
  Occa Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
  Passho Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
  Wacan Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
  Rindo Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
  Yache Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
  Chople Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
  Kebia Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
  Shuca Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
  Coba Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
  Payapa Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
  Tanga Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
  Charti Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
  Kasib Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
  Haban Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
  Colbur Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
  Babiri Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 
  Chilan Berry From the woman in the southwestern-most house  D  P  Pt 

Pokémon

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
  Tentacool
D P Pt
  Surfing
20-30 60%
  Tentacruel
D P Pt
  Surfing
20-40 5%
  Tentacruel
D P Pt
  Surfing
20-40 9%
  Wingull
D P Pt
  Surfing
20-30 30%
  Pelipper
D P Pt
  Surfing
20-40 5%
  Shellos
East Sea
D P Pt
  Surfing
20-30 30%
  Gastrodon
East Sea
D P Pt
  Surfing
20-40 1%
Fishing
  Magikarp
D P Pt
  Fishing
Old Rod
3-10 100%
  Magikarp
D P Pt
  Fishing
Old Rod
3-15 100%
  Magikarp
D P Pt
  Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 65%
  Remoraid
D P Pt
  Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 35%
  Gyarados
D P Pt
  Fishing
Super Rod
30-55 65%
  Octillery
D P Pt
  Fishing
Super Rod
20-50 35%
  Octillery
D P Pt
  Fishing
Super Rod
30-55 35%
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 Diamond and Pearl

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Pokémon Platinum

  If the player chose Turtwig:



  If the player chose Chimchar:



  If the player chose Piplup:



Pokémon Center

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

Trainer Pokémon
Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday
 
Guitarist Arturo
ポール Paul
Reward:  552/840/1128/1248/1416
  Kricketune Lv.23/35/47/52/59
No item
Monday and Friday
 
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
Tuesday and Thursday
 
Clown Lee
チャック Chuck
Reward:  144/552
  Mime Jr. Lv.6/23
No item
 
Clown Lee*
チャック Chuck
Reward:  792
  Mr. Mime Lv.33
No item
  Kadabra Lv.33
No item
 
Clown Lee*
チャック Chuck
Reward:  1056
  Mr. Mime Lv.44
No item
  Kadabra Lv.44
No item
  Ambipom Lv.44
No item
 
Clown Lee
チャック Chuck
Reward:  1200/1344
  Mr. Mime Lv.50/56
No item
  Alakazam Lv.50/56
No item
  Ambipom Lv.50/56
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

 
Pastoria City in the anime

Ash and his friends first arrived in Pastoria City in Cream of the Croagunk Crop!. Ash's Gym battle was pushed back because Gym Leader Crasher Wake was judging the Pastoria Croagunk Festival. The city's residents honor Croagunk as guardians of the Pastoria and the Great Marsh, with the city featuring a temple complex dedicated to the Toxic Mouth Pokémon. Each household raises one Croagunk with great reverence and care, and each year, all people gather at the festival to choose the Croagunk champion of the year. The winner receives a crown encrusted with a beautiful diamond and pearl. Nurse Joy's Croagunk was given the honor after beating Team Rocket, defeating the defending champion Hamilton.

In A Crasher Course in Power!, Ash won against Crasher Wake, earning him the Fen Badge.

The Pastoria Great Marsh is nearby. It is a vast area filled with long grass, mud and interconnected lakes, and is home to many wild Pokémon. Local station chief Carny operates the railway that runs through the Marsh.

Gallery

Great Marsh Pastoria Gym Croagunk temple
     

In the manga

 
Pastoria City in Pokémon Adventures
 
The Croagunk Wall in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl chapter

Pastoria City first appeared in A Skuffle with Skorupi, where Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum arrived there in order for Platinum to challenge Crasher Wake. However, since Platinum's only Pokémon at the time were Empoleon and Ponyta, one of Wake's Gym Trainers suggested that she should catch herself a Grass type at the Great Marsh. Despite the Pokédex holders following the advice, their trip to the Great Marsh ended up with them catching no new Pokémon at all and Platinum almost drowning in the mud.

In Crafty Carnivine, Platinum challenged Crasher Wake with her Empoleon and Diamond's Tru, eventually emerging victorious and earning herself the Fen Badge.

In Besting Buizel I, Crasher Wake brought Pearl to recover at the Pastoria Gym after he had failed to stop Team Galactic from capturing Azelf at Lake Valor. Afterwards, he took Pearl to train on Routes 213 and 212 in preparation for his next confrontation with Team Galactic.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Pastoria City briefly appeared in Dialga's Secret Keys, where Hareta was shown defeating Crasher Wake.

Trivia

  • The mascot of Pastoria City is Croagunk, as there is a statue of one in the Poké Mart. This is reflected in the anime episode Cream of the Croagunk Crop!, when the city holds a Croagunk Festival in honor of their mascot.
  • Southeast of the city, there are two ships, but they have no known use for transportation.
  • In Platinum, if the player stands behind the Croagunk Wall with the player's head sticking out of it, a wild Croagunk will appear, cry out, and walk into the Great Marsh building.
  • Standing right outside the Move Reminder's house is a man who claims to be standing "smack-dab in the middle of town." However, according to the map, he is placed four steps down and five steps to the right of the true center of town.
  • Upon arriving in Pastoria, a Galactic Grunt will refer to the player as a "little bugger". Despite the game being acceptable for "Everyone", "bugger" is an expletive in some parts of the English-speaking world. This line was removed from the European release.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ノモセシティ Nomose City From 野面 nomose, field
English Pastoria City From pasture
French Verchamps From vert (green) and champs (fields)
German Weideburg From Weide (pasture) and the suffix -burg (castle)
Italian Pratopoli From prato (meadow) and the suffix -poli (city)
Spanish Ciudad Pradera From pradera (pasture, prairie)
Korean 들판시티 Deulpan City From 들판 deulpan, plain
Chinese (Mandarin) 濕原市 / 湿原市 Shīyuán Shì From 濕原 / 湿原 shīyuán, moorland
Chinese (Cantonese) 濕原市 Sāpyùhn Síh From 濕原 sāpyùhn, moorland
Polish Pastoria From its English name
Russian Пастория Pastoria From its English name
Vietnamese Thành phố Nomose Transliteration of Japanese name



Sinnoh
               
Settlements
Twinleaf TownSandgem TownJubilife CityOreburgh CityFloaroma TownEterna CityHearthome City
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Access to
Distortion World
See also
Hisui


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