Pewter Museum of Science

Pewter Museum of Science ニビ科学博物館
Nibi Museum of Science
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Location: Pewter City
Region: Kanto
Generations: I, III, IV, VII
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Location of Pewter Museum of Science in Kanto.
Pokémon world locations

The Pewter Museum of Science (Japanese: ニビ科学博物館 Nibi Museum of Science) is located in the north side of Pewter City, Kanto, and is one of the city's main attractions. The Pewter Museum of Science hosts a wide range of attractions and exhibits, largely based around space and Fossil exploration. The museum holds a huge collection of artifacts, including rocks from the moon, space shuttles, and Fossils of ancient Pokémon. The admission is PokémonDollar.png50 for a child's ticket.

In the games

Floors

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. MissingNo. may use these sprites, depending on its index number. The second floor hosts a space exhibit, featuring a Space Shuttle and Moon Stone that fell onto Mt. Moon. The player is able to explore the museum at any time, after paying the  50 admission fee.

Once the ability to use Cut out of battle has been gainedRBYFRLG or the Secret Technique Chop Down has been learnedPE, 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.

In Generation II, the museum is closed due to renovations.

In Generation IV, the museum is open for business, but the major exhibitions are elsewhere, so entry is free. There is only one floor in this generation. There is a scientist in the museum who will revive a player's Fossils, much like the scientist at the 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. Steven Stone, former Champion of the Hoenn region, will also appear here after the player has received a Hoenn starter Pokémon from him at the Silph Co., inspecting a meteorite exhibit.

Exhibits

 
The Kabutops Fossil
 
The Aerodactyl Fossil

The Pewter Museum of Science hosts a wide array of different exhibits and attractions. The first floor contains Fossil exhibits, including Fossils of Aerodactyl and Kabutops, the rare, prehistoric Pokémon. The second floor has a space exhibit featuring a model of a Space Shuttle, and a rock, most likely a Moon Stone, that fell onto Mt. Moon in the form of a meteorite. In Generation VII, a model replica of an Aerodactyl is present next to its fossil, now stored in a glass case.

In the Generation I games and their Generation III remakes, an old man on the second floor of the museum states: "July 20, 1969! Humankind first set foot on the moon that day. I bought a color TV just so I could watch that news." July 20, 1969 was indeed the date that humans first landed on Earth's Moon in the real world. In Generation VII, he also talks about humankind's plans to set foot on Mars.

Enigma Stone event

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, if the event item, Enigma Stone, is taken to the Pewter Museum of Science, traveling Pokémon Champion Steven Stone will have a researcher from the museum examine the stone. The researcher then discovers that it is really the Soul Dew, an item said to be the crystallized souls of Latias and Latios. After this brief encounter, depending on the game version, one of the twin dragons will appear outside of the Museum, giving the player an opportunity to capture it. If the player does not engage in a battle with the Latios or Latias, it will remain there until the player has done so.

Items

Item Location Games
  Old Amber Received from a Scientist inside the back room of the museum (requires CutRBYFRLG/Chop DownPE)  R  B  Y  FR  LG  P  E 
  Pretty Wing ×10 Received from a Scientist inside the back room of the museum after showing him an Aerodactyl (requires Chop Down)  P  E 
  Soul Dew Received from a scientist inside the museum after showing him the Enigma Stone  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
  Omanyte
HG SS
  Revive
Helix Fossil
20 Fossil
  Kabuto
HG SS
  Revive
Dome Fossil
20 Fossil
  Aerodactyl
HG SS
  Revive
Old Amber
20 Fossil
  Lileep
HG SS
  Revive
Root Fossil
20 Fossil
  Anorith
HG SS
  Revive
Claw Fossil
20 Fossil
  Cranidos
HG SS
  Revive
Skull Fossil
20 Fossil
  Shieldon
HG SS
  Revive
Armor Fossil
20 Fossil
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

All of these Trainers appear at the museum once the player has become Champion.

Trainer Pokémon
1F
Master Trainer
 
Hiker Hisato
トオル Tōru
Reward: N/A
  Aerodactyl Lv.75
Roost Fly
Toxic Iron Tail
2F
Master Trainer
 
Hiker Valentino
マサテル Masateru
Reward: N/A
  Golem Lv.75
Dig Fire Punch
Defense Curl Protect


Layout

Inside design

     
Generation I Generation III Generation IV

Outside design

       
Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV

In the anime

 
Pewter Museum of Science in the anime

Main series

In Clefairy and the Moon Stone, Seymour mentioned he's a researcher from the Pewter Museum, although this isn't mentioned in the English dub.

The Museum itself appeared in Restore and Renew!. Ash, Goh, and Chloe originally visited the museum to see the recently revived giant Shieldon, but as the exhibit was closed for the day, they instead decided to dig up Fossils at the local digging site. After hours of digging, Goh managed to find an Old Amber, which was placed into a revival machine.

Team Rocket, wanting to steal the revived Pokémon for themselves, accelerated the revival process while no one was looking, causing the machine to be destroyed as the revived Aerodactyl emerged from it prematurely. Goh chased the Aerodactyl into the museum exhibit and battled it with his Golurk to get it under control, while Ash battled Team Rocket. In the end, Ash defeated Team Rocket and Goh managed to calm down and catch the Aerodactyl.

The Pewter Museum of Science is run by its overly enthusiastic Curator. The facility features a large biodome that houses many revived Fossil Pokémon, a fossil restoration machine, and an outdoor excavation site where visitors are allowed to try uncovering Fossils for themselves.

Pokémon seen at the Museum

 
Shieldon (giant)*
 
Omanyte
 
Omastar
 
Kabuto
 
Kabutops
 
Old Amber → Aerodactyl

Pokémon Origins

 
Pewter Museum of Science in Pokémon Origins

Red visited the Pewter Museum of Science in File 1: Red, where he overheard two girls talking about the local Gym Leader, Brock.

In the manga

 
Pewter Museum of Science in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue chapter

In Make Way For Magmar!, the museum was burned down by two wild Magmar. While traveling with Giovanni, Red came across the burning museum, and used his Sandshrew's Sand Attack to freeze them in place. Giovanni later killed the Magmar with his Cloyster when they regained consciousness.

Yellow chapter

The museum was later rebuilt, and during the invasion of the armies of the Elite Four, Brock had one of his Geodude protect a Kabuto kept there. After the ordeal, Brock took Kabuto under his ownership and later evolved it into a Kabutops.

Trivia

  • In the Generation I games, the plaque accompanying the space shuttle model reads "Space Shuttle Columbia"; however, in the remakes, the plaque simply reads "Space Shuttle". This is probably due to the fact that on February 1, 2003, the real Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon re-entry during its 28th mission, killing all seven crew members. The reference to Space Shuttle Columbia was kept in the Japanese version of the Generation III games, but was removed in Generation VII.
  • The Kabutops and Aerodactyl Fossil sprites are in the same pose as their species sprite in Pokémon Red and Green and Pokémon Red and Blue. This, however, is not true for Pokémon Yellow, or Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. Yellow used the Fossil sprites from Red and Blue which did not match the species' poses in Yellow, while LeafGreen and FireRed Fossil sprites had the same poses as the species did in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.
  • In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, if the player brings a Pokémon with an evolutionary family member that evolves by Moon Stone near the Moon Stone on 2F, it will stop following the player and stare at it. Similarly, if the player brings a Kabutops near the Kabutops fossil, it will stop walking and stare at the fossil.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 深灰科學博物館 Sāmfūi Fōhohk Bokmahtgún *
科學博物館 Fōhohk Bokmahtgún *
Mandarin 深灰科學博物館 / 深灰科学博物馆 Shēnhuī Kēxué Bówùguǎn *
尼比市科學博物館 / 尼比市科学博物馆 Níbǐ Shì Kēxué Bówùguǎn *
科學博物館 / 科学博物馆 Kēxué Bówùguǎn *
深灰市科学博物馆 Shēnhuī Shì Kēxué Bówùguǎn *
  Finnish Pewterin tiedemuseo
  French Musée des Sciences d'Argenta
  German Marmorias Museum der Wissenschaft
  Italian Museo della Scienza di Plumbeopoli
  Korean 회색시티 과학 박물관 Hoesaek City Gwahak Bakmulgwan
  Polish Muzeum Nauki Marmorii
  Brazilian Portuguese Museu de Ciências Pewter (anime)
Museu de Ciências de Pewter (manga)
  Russian Музей науки Пьютер-Сити Muzey nauki P'yuter-Siti
  Spanish Museo de la Ciencia de Ciudad Plateada
  Vietnamese Viện bảo tàng Khoa học Nibi



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