Sandgem Town

Sandgem Town マサゴタウン
Masago Town
"Town of Sand!"
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A sandy town that is located right next to a beach. It is redolent with the salty scent of the sea.
Prof. Rowan's lab is the town's landmark. He conducts his studies on Pokémon here.
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Route 202
 
Route 201
Sandgem Town
 
Route 219
 
Location
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Location of Sandgem Town in Sinnoh.

Sandgem Town (Japanese: マサゴタウン Masago Town) is a town in the Sinnoh region. The town notably has sandy terrain to the south, the beginnings of Sandgem Beach. The beach, part of Route 219, is in close proximity to the town itself.

Professor Rowan's laboratory is located here. It is also the hometown of Dawn or Lucas, depending on the player's gender. The little sister of Dawn or Lucas gives information about mass outbreaks she sees on television. It is the first location in Sinnoh where Poké Balls are able to be purchased. The town smells of the salty scent of the sea.

Slogan

Town of Sand! (Japanese: うみにつながる すなのまち The sandy town connected to the ocean.)

Places of interest

 
Inside the professor's lab

Pokémon Research Lab

The Lab lies right next to the western entrance into Sandgem Town. Professor Rowan works here along with two assistants, one of whom is the father of Dawn/Lucas. It is here that the Professor gives the player their Pokédex.

Professor's assistant's house

Professor Rowan's assistant, Dawn (if the player is male) or Lucas (if the player is female), lives in the house nearest the town's southern exit. Inside, after the player has obtained the National Pokédex and entered the Hall of Fame, the professor's assistant's younger sister will inform the player of any mass outbreaks.

Pokémon Center

Main article: Pokémon Center

Sandgem's Pokémon Center is located right next to the Pokémon Research Lab, and is the first Pokémon Center the player will encounter on their journey. It provides an essential place for Trainers from the neighboring routes to stop and rest. A sign outside reads:

Heal Your Pokémon!
Pokémon Center

Demographics

 
Sandgem Town in Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, the population of Sandgem Town is 25.

Poké Mart

Main article: Poké Mart

The Poké Mart is next to the northern exit, and is the top-right most building of the town. The Poké Mart has a sign outside which reads:

All Your Item Needs Fulfilled!
Pokémon Mart

Generation IV

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


Generation VIII

  Poké Ball
 200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion1 Badge
 700
  Antidote
 100
  Paralyze Heal
 200
  Awakening1 Badge
 250
  Burn Heal1 Badge
 250
  Ice Heal1 Badge
 250
  Escape Rope1 Badge
 550
  Repel1 Badge
 350


Items

Item Location Games
Pokédex Obtained from Professor Rowan in the Pokémon Research Lab  D  P  Pt  BD  SP 
  TM27 (Return) Obtained from Professor Rowan after leaving his Research Lab  Pt 
National Pokédex Upgraded by Professor Oak in the Pokémon Research Lab after seeing 150DPBDSP/210Pt Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex  D  P  Pt  BD  SP 
  Poké Radar Obtained from Professor Rowan after Professor Oak upgrades the player's Pokédex  D  P  Pt  BD  SP 

In the anime

 
Sandgem Town in the anime

In the anime, Sandgem Town first appeared in Following A Maiden's Voyage!, where Dawn left her home in Twinleaf Town and headed to Professor Rowan's Research Lab in order to obtain her first Pokémon. However, by the time she got there, Yuzo and the other assistants informed her that two out of the three starter PokémonPiplup and Chimchar—had fled after a fight over some Pokémon food.

 
The interior of Rowan's laboratory

Dawn then decided to go looking for them on a nearby forest, where she found Piplup trapped in a web created by a wild Ariados. She managed to rescue him while Chimchar was taken to the lab by Rowan's Staraptor. Back in the lab, Dawn chose Piplup as her partner saying that their journey together had already began. After that, Rowan gave her a Pokédex and six Poké Balls and she left for Route 202.

In Two Degrees of Separation!, Officer Jenny took Ash to Rowan's lab after he told her that his Pikachu was missing. There, Rowan explained that Dawn had placed a call to him earlier saying that she had rescued a Pikachu from a trio of Pokémon thieves and taken it to a Pokémon Center. Ash called the Pokémon Center immediately, but Nurse Joy said Dawn had just left to find Pikachu's Trainer. Upon hearing that, Ash decided to go out and meet with Dawn.

 
Professor Rowan's Research Lab

In When Pokémon Worlds Collide!, after being reunited with Pikachu and his long-time traveling companion Brock, Ash returned to Rowan's lab, accompanied by Dawn. There, Dawn shared her plan of entering the Jubilife City Pokémon Contest and Ash said he intended to challenge the Sinnoh Gyms. They agreed to journey together and were about to hit the road when Paul appeared and challenged Ash to a three-on-three battle. Ash accepted and the battle took place just outside the lab, with Ash using his recently caught Starly, Aipom, and Pikachu while Paul used his Starly, Chimchar, and Elekid. The hard-fought battle ended in a draw, upsetting both Ash and Paul. Ash requested another battle, but Paul turned him down and left.

In DPS01, after spending some time training at home following her narrow defeat at the Sinnoh Grand Festival, Dawn decided to travel to the Hoenn region to compete in Pokémon Contests there. However, she was torn between beginning anew with only Piplup by her side or taking the whole team with her. Seeing this, Johanna suggested that she visited Professor Rowan and asked for his advice. Dawn listened to her mother and rode a bike to Sandgem Town. When she explained the issue to Rowan, he said that a girl named Shinko was having trouble making decisions as well.

Dawn went to talk with Shinko and learned that the girl was unsure about which Pokémon she should start her journey with. When a fight broke out between Piplup and Chimchar, which resulted in them escaping from the lab, both Dawn and Shinko went out to search for them. They found the two caught in an Ariados's web and proceeded to rescue them, but the Ariados was soon joined by its friends. Dawn called out her Pokémon to help, but the swarm of Ariados tied them all up with String Shot. In a turn of events, Dawn's Cyndaquil evolved into Quilava and scared the Ariados off with its newly learned Eruption attack. After that, Dawn and Shinko headed back to the lab, where Dawn announced that she would take all of her Pokémon to Hoenn as she realized there is still so much more she can do with them, while Shinko decided to study some more before making her big decision.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

 
Sandgem Town in Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl chapter

In Stagestruck Starly, the daughter of the Berlitz family, Platinum, left her family's mansion in Sandgem Town to fulfill the family tradition of making herself a copy of the family crest at the summit of Mt. Coronet. Due to a mishap, her intended bodyguards, Paka and Uji, had their mission description swapped with Diamond and Pearl's comedy contest prize of a bicycle ride in Sandgem Park, causing the two bodyguards to wait at the park until Extreme Luxio, when they realized something was wrong and left to find their client.

Meanwhile, Mr. Berlitz, Platinum's father, met with Professor Rowan at his laboratory. They discussed about various subjects, including Pokémon Evolution, form differences, and Platinum, before departing for a conference in Canalave City in A Conk on Cranidos's Cranium.

In Well Met, Weepinbell, Diamond arrived at Platinum's home estate on his way to Lake Verity. The Berlitz family's butler, Sebastian, initially mistook Diamond for an intruder and attacked him, until Diamond revealed that he was Platinum's friend. After saving Roseanne from a swarm of Yanmega sent by Team Galactic, Diamond resumed his journey, deciding to stop by at Twinleaf Town along the way to get some new clothes to replace the ones destroyed by the Yanmega.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Sandgem Town appeared in In Search of the Legendary Pokémon Dialga!!, where Professor Rowan took Hareta and Mitsumi to recover at the Pokémon Center there after their encounter with a wild Onix. Rowan then told Hareta about his and Mitsumi's goal to find the Legendary Pokémon Dialga. Excited by the prospect of meeting a Pokémon like Dialga, Hareta decided to tag along with Mitsumi on her quest, receiving a Pokédex from Rowan before departing.

Trivia

  • The town's English name was first revealed via dialog in Home is Where the Start Is!.
  • This is the first town that contains a Lab that wasn't in a player's hometown.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese マサゴタウン Masago Town From 真砂 masago (fine sand)
English Sandgem Town From sand and gem
German Sandgemme From Sand and Gemme (gem)
Spanish Pueblo Arena From arena (sand)
French Littorella From littoral (coastal)
Italian Sabbiafine From sabbia fine (fine sand)
Korean 잔모래마을 Janmorae Maeul From 잔모래 janmorae (fine sand)
Chinese (Mandarin) 真砂鎮 / 真砂镇 Zhēnshā Zhèn From the Japanese name 真砂 Masago and contains 砂 shā (sand)
Chinese (Cantonese) 真砂鎮 Jānsā Jan
Polish Sandgem From its English name
Vietnamese Thị trấn Masago Transcription of Japanese name



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See also
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