Pewter City

If you were looking for the chapter in Pokémon Zensho, see PZ02.

Pewter City ニビシティ
Nibi City
"Between Rugged Mountains"
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Map description
A quiet city nestled between rugged mountains and rocks.HGSS
The stone city that rests at the foot of a great rocky mountain.PE
Pewter City Gym - Kanto Gym #1
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Rock-type
specialist Gym
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Pewter City
Route 3
 
Route 2
 
Location
Kanto Pewter City Map.png
Location of Pewter City in Kanto.
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Gen I Gen II Gen III

Pewter City (Japanese: ニビシティ Nibi City) is a city located in northwestern Kanto. The most notable resident of the city is Brock, a Rock-type expert and the Leader of the Pewter Gym.

The city has two exits. To the east is Route 3, leading to Route 4 and Mt. Moon. To the south is Route 2, leading to Viridian City.

Slogan

Generations I-III, VII

A Stone Gray City (Japanese: ニビは はいいろ いしのいろ Nibi is the color of gray stone.)

Generation IV

Between Rugged Mountains (Japanese: けわしき やまあいの まち The town of rugged mountains.)

Places of interest

Pewter Museum of Science

Main article: Pewter Museum of Science
 
The museum in HeartGold and SoulSilver

One of the Pewter City's main attractions is the famous museum located in the northwestern part of the city. The main building is open to the public for  50 and features several scientific artifacts.

There are two floors to explore in the Pewter Museum of Science. The first floor holds the front desk and a fossil exhibit containing the fossils of Aerodactyl and Kabutops. The second floor hosts a space exhibit, featuring a space shuttle and a large Moon Stone that fell from space and landed on Mt. Moon. The player is able to explore the museum at any time, after paying the admission fee.

Once the ability to use Cut out of battle is gained, the player can sneak into the back of the museum and acquire the Old Amber from a scientist there, allowing the player to revive an Aerodactyl later in the game. In FireRed and LeafGreen, there is also a Move Tutor who will teach Seismic Toss to one of the player's compatible Pokémon.

The museum is closed for renovations during Generation II. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, however, the museum is open for business. There is a scientist in the museum who will revive a player's Fossils, much like the scientist at Cinnabar Island's Cinnabar Lab in Generations I, III, and VII. This is due to the fact that Fossils can be found under rocks using Rock Smash, unlike in Generation II, where players were required to transfer Fossil Pokémon from the Generation I games using the Time Capsule.

Pewter Gym

Main article: Pewter Gym

The Pewter Gym is the official Gym of Pewter City. It is based on Rock-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Brock. Trainers that defeat him receive the Boulder Badge.

Other known members include Camper Jerry, Camper Liam, Brock's father, Flint, and Brock's mother, Lola.

Pewter Gym appears in all games set in the Kanto region, appearing much the same in each: a small building with a Japanese rock garden inside, one Trainer, and the Gym Leader Brock waiting on a large stone pedestal. In the Generation I games and their Generation III remakes, whenever the player tries to leave Pewter City, a boy will lead them to the front of the Gym if the player has not earned their Boulder Badge yet.

Signs

Demographics

 
Pewter City in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

In Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow, the population of Pewter City is 28.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the population of Pewter City is 18. This decrease is due in part to the closing of the Pewter Museum of Science.

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the population of Pewter City is 33.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the population is 30. Its decline in population could be due to the Pewter Museum of Science's missing second floor, which was present in FireRed and LeafGreen.

Poké Mart

Generation I
  Poké Ball
 200
  Potion
 300
  Escape Rope
 550
  Antidote
 100
  Burn Heal
 250
  Awakening
 200
  Parlyz Heal
 200
Generation II
  Great Ball
 600
  Super Potion
 700
  Super Repel
 500
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening
 250
  Burn Heal
 250
Generation III
  Poké Ball
 200
  Potion
 300
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening
 250
  Burn Heal
 250
  Escape Rope
 550
  Repel
 350


Lower cashier (Generation IV)
  Poké Ball
 200
  Great Ball
 600
  Ultra Ball
 1200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion
 700
  Hyper Potion
 1200
  Max Potion
 2500
  Full Restore
 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
Upper cashier (Generation IV)
  Steel Mail
 50
  Nest Ball
 1000
  Quick Ball
 1000
Generation VII
  Poké Ball
 100
  Great Ball1 Badge
 300
  Ultra Ball4 Badges
 500
  Potion
 200
  Super Potion2 Badges
 700
  Hyper Potion4 Badges
 1,500
  Max Potion6 Badges
 2,500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3,000
  Antidote
 200
  Burn Heal
 300
  Ice Heal
 100
  Awakening
 100
  Paralyze Heal
 300
  Full Heal3 Badges
 400
  Revive3 Badges
 2,000
  Escape Rope1 Badge
 300
  Repel1 Badge
 400
  Super Repel3 Badges
 700
  Max Repel5 Badges
 900
  Lure2 Badges
 400
  Super Lure4 Badges
 700
  Max Lure6 Badges
 900
  X Attack1 Badge
 550
  X Defense1 Badge
 500
  X Sp. Atk1 Badge
 350
  X Sp. Def1 Badge
 350
  X Speed1 Badge
 350
  X Accuracy1 Badge
 950
  Dire Hit1 Badge
 650
  Guard Spec.1 Badge
 700


Items

Item Location Games
  Potion ×5 From Trace upon entering the city for the first time  P  E 
  X Defense Behind the Pokémon Center  P  E 
  Pewter Crunchies Sold by a man inside the Pokémon Center for  500 (daily)  P  E 
  Poké Ball West of the Pewter Museum of Science, in the center of the patch of light green grass (hidden)  FR  LG 
  Big Pearl From the lady west of the Pewter Museum of Science after watching over her Slowpoke (daily)  P  E 
  Great Ball ×5 From Blue in front of the Pewter Gym after defeating Brock  P  E 
  Running Shoes From one of Professor Oak's aides near the entrance to Route 3 after defeating Brock  FR  LG 
  Burnt Berry Held by Runny, a Rapidash the player can obtain in a trade  G  S 
  MysteryBerry Held by Paul, a Xatu the player can obtain in a trade  C 
  Wacan Berry Held by Paul, a Xatu the player can obtain in a trade  HG  SS 
  Ice Berry East of the closed Pewter Museum of Science (daily)  G  S  C 
  Mint Berry East of the closed Pewter Museum of Science (daily)  G  S  C 
  Blu Apricorn East of the Pewter Museum of Science (daily)  HG  SS 
  Wht Apricorn East of the Pewter Museum of Science (daily)  HG  SS 
  Guard Spec. In the flower garden (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Max Revive Near the entrance from Route 2 (hidden)  HG  SS 
  PP Up In the rock southwest of the Pewter Gym (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Wise Glasses In the narrow pathway in the northwestern part of the city (requires Rock Smash)  HG  SS 
  Silver Wing From an old man near the entrance to Route 3  G  C  HG 
  Rainbow Wing From an old man near the entrance to Route 3  S  SS 

Berry plant

Item Location Games
  Razz Berry Sometimes found by the player's walking Pokémon from the bush next to the house southeast of the museum  P  E 
  Nanab Berry

Pokémon

Generation II

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Special Pokémon
  Rapidash
G S C
  Trade
Gloom
The same as the Traded Pokémon One
  Xatu
G S C
  Trade
Haunter
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.


Generation IV

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
     
Headbutt
Group A
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
3-5 50%
  Pineco
HG SS
  Headbutt
3-5 30%
  Wurmple
HG SS
  Headbutt
3-5 20%
Headbutt
Group B
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
7-9 80%
  Wurmple
HG SS
  Headbutt
7-9 20%
Headbutt
Two uppermost trees by the fence, reachable from Route 2
  Wurmple
HG SS
  Headbutt
5-9 65%
  Starly
HG SS
  Headbutt
5-9 30%
  Starly
HG SS
  Headbutt
8-12 5%
Special Pokémon
  Xatu
HG SS
  Trade
Haunter
The same as the Traded Pokémon One
  Latias
HG SS
  Event
Enigma Stone
40 One
  Latios
HG SS
  Event
Enigma Stone
40 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.


Generation VII

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
While riding a Flying Pokémon
  Pidgey
P E
  Midair
3-56 60%
  Pidgeotto
P E
  Midair
3-56 35%
  Pidgeot
P E
  Midair
3-56 5%
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

Generation VII

Trainer Pokémon
After becoming Champion
Master Trainer
 
Bird Keeper Ralph
ヨウスケ Yōsuke
Reward: N/A
  Spearow Lv.70
Fury Attack Focus Energy
- -
Master Trainer
 
Lass Marge
ミカ Mika
Reward: N/A
  Jigglypuff Lv.70
Sing Body Slam
Disable -
Master Trainer
 
Lass Emma
サキコ Sakiko
Reward: N/A
  Gloom Lv.70
Sludge Bomb -
- -
Master Trainer
 
Hiker Kenji
カツヒコ Katsuhiko
Reward: N/A
  Kabutops Lv.75
Mega Drain Brick Break
Feint -


Trainer Tips

TRAINER TIPS
All POKéMON that appear in battle,
however briefly, earn EXP Points.

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Pinball

In Pokémon Pinball, Pewter City appears on the Red table. Catchable Pokémon include Pidgey, Spearow, Ekans, Jigglypuff, and Magikarp.

In the anime

Main series

 
Pewter City in the anime

Pewter City first appeared in Showdown in Pewter City, where Ash decided to challenge the Pewter Gym for his first Badge. After suffering his first loss to Brock, Flint caught up with Ash and directed him to an old hydroelectric plant located by a dry river bed, where he could charge Pikachu up with electricity. After charging Pikachu up, Ash returned to the Gym, where Pikachu accidentally set off its sprinkler system, allowing it to win the rematch against Onix. Despite this, Ash decided to forfeit the match, feeling like he did not deserve to win. Nevertheless, Brock still chose to give him a Boulder Badge. The Gym was subsequently left under Flint's care while Brock decided to join Ash on his travels.

In A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!, it was revealed that Brock's mother Lola had recently returned home and added a brighter color scheme to the Gym, while also changing it to a Water-type Gym. The Gym returned to its heritage Rock-type theme after Brock defeated his mother in battle. In DPS02, Forrest officially became the new Pewter City Gym Leader after a Nurse Joy from the Pokémon Inspection Agency recognized him as a worthy Trainer for the duty.

It reappeared in Restore and Renew!, when Ash, Goh, and Chloe visited the Pewter Museum of Science. While enjoying the Fossil Pokémon on show, Goh uncovered an Old Amber and later had it restored, catching the newly revived Aerodactyl.

Pewter City's center features many tall buildings, including a Pokémon Center, which differs from its craggy surroundings. A Contest Hall is located on the outskirts of the city. Pewter City also serves as one of the locations of the Battle Pyramid. In the Japanese version of EP006, Seymour was revealed to work for the Pewter Museum of Science. In addition to Brock, Pewter City is also the hometown of Top Coordinator Solidad and Trainer Pete Pebbleman, who was defeated by Ash during the Indigo Plateau Conference.

Gallery

Brock's house Pewter Gym Pokémon Center Pewter Museum of Science
       

Pokémon Origins

 
Pewter City in Pokémon Origins

Pewter City made an appearance in File 1: Red. While visiting the Museum of Science, Red overheard two girls talking about Brock, the local Gym Leader. When he went to the Gym, he found out that Brock was the same man whom he had encountered earlier, just after losing a battle against Blue.

Red then started a Gym battle with Brock, during which the Rock-type Gym Leader gave the beginner Trainer basic advices of strategy, such as those involving type effectiveness. During the battle, Red came to realize that he and his Pokémon were in the battle together, making them his partners. Eventually, Red was able to defeat Brock, earning the Boulder Badge and TM34 (Bide). Afterwards, the young Trainer departed Pewter City, doubly determined to fulfill his quest of completing the Pokédex.

In the manga

 
Pewter City in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Pewter City first appeared Wanted: Pikachu!. After arriving there, Red learned that the townspeople were trying to catch a Pikachu, which had been stealing food from the local marketplace. Using his Bulbasaur's Sleep Powder, Red put Pikachu asleep and caught him without issue. Pikachu did, however, remain disobedient towards him, something that Red's rival, Blue, mocked him for. He also told Red that he was intending on battling the local Gym Leader, Brock, in order to earn the Boulder Badge and make his Pokémon stronger, and challenged Red to do the same. However, the local Pokémon Center had been attacked the previous night, leaving Red's only good choices against Rock Pokémon, Bulbasaur and Poliwhirl, low on HP.

In Onix Is On!, Red entered the Pewter Gym just in time to witness Blue winning himself a Boulder Badge. Red used Bulbasaur and Poliwhirl to face and defeat the Gym Trainers, but by the time the battle against Brock came, both of them were too exhausted to continue, forcing Red to use his disobedient Pikachu against Brock's Onix. Despite the obedience issues and type disadvantage, Pikachu eventually defeated Onix by breaking its body apart, earning Red his own Boulder Badge.

Red briefly revisited Pewter City in Make Way For Magmar! with Giovanni, whom he had met in Diglett's Cave and assumed to be just a fossil collector. Upon arriving in the city, they noticed that the Pewter Museum of Science had been set on fire by two wild Magmar. Red decided to use his recently caught Sandshrew against them, eventually succeeding in immobilizing them with sand. Giovanni gave Red an Old Amber before parting ways with him, and when the Magmar started moving again, Giovanni had his Cloyster freeze and kill them, revealing his association with Team Rocket in the process.

Yellow chapter

Starting from Karate Machop!, a group of Machop sent by the Elite Four attacked Pewter City as part of the Elite Four's attack on the Kanto region, with Brock fighting against them to defend his hometown. Once Yellow defeated Lance on Cerise Island, the Pokémon armies attacking Kanto lost their strength and collapsed.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Pewter City appeared in Bring Down the Powerful Opponent Onix!!. After seeing Green getting tossed out of the local Gym, Clefairy became afraid of fighting against Brock's Onix and tried to flee, forcing Red to drag him back inside. Once Clefairy found out that his cousin, Pikachu, was a part of Brock's Pokémon collection, he was infuriated and finally became motivated to battle. Onix was eventually defeated by Clefairy's gag moves, making Red the winner and allowing him to take Pikachu with him.

Pokémon Zensho

Pewter City appeared in Pewter City, where Satoshi challenged Brock at the Pewter Gym. Despite Brock's Onix having an advantage over Satoshi's Charmander, Satoshi eventually won by having Charmander chop off Onix's horn, earning him the Boulder Badge.

Trivia

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ニビシティ Nibi City From 鈍色 nibi-iro (dull gray color)
English Pewter City From pewter (a shade of bluish gray named after the tin alloy)
German Marmoria City From Marmor (marble)
Spanish Ciudad Plateada From plateada (silver)
Ciudad Pewter* From its English name
French Argenta From argent (silver) and Argentat[1]
Italian Plumbeopoli From plumbeo (leaden) and the suffix -poli (city)
Korean 회색시티 Hoesaek City From 회색 (灰色) hoesaek (gray color)
Chinese (Mandarin) 深灰市 Shēnhuī Shì* From 深灰 shēnhuī (dark gray)
尼比市 Níbǐ Shì* Transcription of its Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 深灰市 Sāmfūi Síh* From 深灰 sāmfūi (dark gray)
尼比市 Nèihbeih Síh* Transcription of its Japanese name
Bulgarian Град Пютър Grad Pyutar From its English name
Valencian Ciutat Platejada From platejada (silver)
Czech Cínové město From cínový (tin) and město (city, town)
Danish Pewter City
Tinby*
From its English name
From tin and by (city, town)
Indonesian Kota Peter* From its English name
Icelandic Pewtersborg From its English name
Norwegian Pewter by
Pewter City*
From its English name
Polish Marmoria*
Miasto Pewter*
From its German name
From its English name
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade de Pewter*
Cidade Pewter*
From its English name
Russian Пьютер-Сити P'yuter-Siti
Мармория Marmoriya
Transcription of its English name
From its German name
Swedish Pewter City*
Pewterstaden*
Staden Pewter*
From its English name
Turkish Pewter Şehri From its English name
Ukrainian Місто Пьютер Misto Pyuter From its English name
Vietnamese Thành phố Nibi Transcription of its Japanese name

References


Kanto
               
Settlements
Pallet TownViridian CityPewter CityCerulean CityVermilion CityLavender Town
Celadon CitySaffron CityFuchsia CityCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau
Routes
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Landmarks
Professor Oak's LaboratoryViridian ForestDiglett's CavePewter Museum of ScienceMt. Moon (Square) • Cerulean Cave
Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6)Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)S.S. AnneS.S. AquaSea CottageRock Tunnel
Power PlantCycling Road/Pokémon RoadTeam Rocket HideoutSilph Co.Magnet TrainPokémon TowerSafari Zone/Pal Park
GO ParkSeafoam IslandsPokémon MansionCinnabar LabPokémon League Reception GateVictory RoadTohjo Falls
Access to
Sevii IslandsJohto


Game locations of Legendary and Mythical Pokémon
Kanto Seafoam IslandsPower PlantVictory RoadCerulean Cave
Route 10Route 25Pewter CityRoaming Pokémon
Sevii Islands Mt. EmberNavel RockBirth Island
Johto Ilex ForestBell TowerWhirl IslandsMt. Silver
Burned TowerEmbedded TowerRoaming Pokémon
Hoenn Desert RuinsIsland CaveAncient TombCave of OriginMarine Cave
Terra CaveSky PillarSouthern IslandSea MauvilleScorched Slab
Pathless PlainNameless CavernFabled CaveGnarled Den
Trackless ForestCrescent IsleSkyRoaming Pokémon
Sinnoh Acuity CavernValor CavernSpear PillarTurnback Cave
Rock Peak RuinsIceberg RuinsIron RuinsSnowpoint Temple
Stark MountainNewmoon IslandFlower ParadiseHall of Origin
Ramanas ParkFloaroma TownRoaming Pokémon
Unova Guidance ChamberTrial ChamberRumination FieldN's CastleAbundant Shrine
Giant ChasmDragonspiral TowerLiberty GardenRoute 11Route 13Route 22
Route 23Celestial TowerNacrene CityUnderground RuinsTwist Mountain
DreamyardMarvelous BridgeReversal MountainRoaming Pokémon
Kalos Sea Spirit's DenTeam Flare Secret HQTerminus Cave
Unknown DungeonRoaming Pokémon
Alola Route 16Altar of the SunneAltar of the MooneMount LanakilaMahalo Trail
Ruins of ConflictRuins of LifeRuins of AbundanceRuins of Hope
Aether ParadiseAncient Poni PathLake of the SunneLake of the Moone
Ten Carat HillResolution Cave
Galar Tower SummitBattle TowerMaster DojoCrown ShrineMax Lair
Rock Peak RuinsIceberg RuinsIron RuinsSplit-Decision RuinsGiant's Bed
Frigid SeaLakeside CaveBallimere LakeFreezingtonRoaming Pokémon
Hisui Seaside HollowTemple of SinnohAcuity CavernValor CavernVerity Cavern
Lava Dome SanctumMoonview ArenaSnowpoint TempleTurnback CaveBonechill Wastes
Cobalt CoastlandsRamanas IslandScarlet BogCoronet HighlandsFloaro Gardens
Other Faraway IslandDistortion WorldSinjoh RuinsUltra Space Wilds


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