Santalune City

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Santalune City ハクダンシティ
Hakudan City
"A traditional city."
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Map description
Many beginning Trainers gather in this friendly city to start a Pokémon journey.
Santalune City Gym - Kalos Gym #1
Viola
Viola
Bug-type
specialist Gym
Bug Badge
Bug Badge
Santalune City Gym - Kalos Gym #1
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Bug-type
specialist Gym
Bug Badge
Bug Badge
Santalune City Gym - Kalos Gym #1
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Bug-type
specialist Gym
Bug Badge
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Route 4
 
Santalune City
Route 22
 
Route 3
 
Location
Kalos Santalune City Map.png
Location of Santalune City in Kalos.

Santalune City (Japanese: ハクダンシティ Hakudan City) is a city located in the central part of the Kalos region. It is the hometown of the first Gym Leader, Viola. Route 3 is to the south, Route 4 is to the north, and Route 22 is to the east.

The stone-walled city features brick pathways interwoven between European-style homes and buildings. Many gardens and buildings in the city are decorated with colorful flowers, and the central plaza features a large, Roselia-shaped stone fountain.

Slogan

A traditional city. (Japanese: 古式ゆかしい 街 A traditional city.)

Places of interest

Santalune Gym

Main article: Santalune Gym

The Santalune Gym is the official Gym of Santalune City, whose Gym Leader is Viola and specializes in Bug-type Pokémon.

Trainers' School

The Trainers' School is located west of the Gym. Inside, there are four children and an old man. The old man gives the player three X Attacks and three X Defenses. On the marker board in the back of the school is a list of status ailments with descriptions.

Boutique

Male clothing

Clothing Item Color Tag Price Availability
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Hat Logo Cap Black Basic  800 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Hat Logo Cap Red Colorful  800 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Hat Outdoors Cap Black Basic  3,100 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Hat Outdoors Cap Beige Basic  3,100 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Hat Knit Cap Black Basic  3,100 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Hat Knit Cap Orange Colorful  800 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Hat Camo Cap Olive Colorful  800 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Hat Camo Cap Aqua Colorful  800 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Accessory Button Accessory Gray N/A  500 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Accessory Button Accessory Pink N/A  500 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Accessory Button Accessory Purple N/A  500 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Accessory Button Accessory Lime green N/A  500 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Accessory Feather Accessory Red N/A  1,400 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Accessory Feather Accessory Green N/A  1,400 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
A colored background means that the item can be found in this boutique on the specified day. A white background with black text means that the item cannot be found in this boutique on this day.

Female clothing

Clothing Item Color Tag Price Availability
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Hat Felt Hat Navy blue Basic  800 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Hat Felt Hat Brown Basic  2,400 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Hat Felt Hat Pale pink Feminine  800 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Hat Felt Hat Aqua Feminine  800 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Hat Logo Cap Pink Sporty  1,600 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Hat Logo Cap Black Sporty  1,600 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Hat Cycling Cap White Basic  800 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Hat Cycling Cap Beige Basic  3,100 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Hat Fedora Red Classic  800 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Hat Fedora Yellow Basic  2,100 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Hat Fedora Green Basic  2,600 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Accessory Button Accessory Gray N/A  500 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Accessory Button Accessory Pink N/A  500 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Accessory Button Accessory Purple N/A  500 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Accessory Button Accessory Yellow N/A  500 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Accessory Button Accessory Lime green N/A  500 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Accessory Artificial Flower Pin Pink N/A  500 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Accessory Artificial Flower Pin Yellow N/A  500 Su M Tu W Th F Sa
A colored background means that the item can be found in this boutique on the specified day. A white background with black text means that the item cannot be found in this boutique on this day.

Demographics

Pokémon X and Y

The population of Santalune City is 36, making it one of the smaller cities in Kalos.

Poké Mart

Left cashier
  Poké Ball
 200
  Great Ball1 Badge
 600
  Ultra Ball3 Badges
 1,200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion1 Badge
 700
  Hyper Potion2 Badges
 1,200
  Max Potion4 Badges
 2,500
  Full Restore5 Badges
 3,000
  Revive2 Badges
 1,500
  Antidote1 Badge
 100
  Paralyze Heal1 Badge
 200
  Awakening1 Badge
 250
  Burn Heal1 Badge
 250
  Ice Heal1 Badge
 250
  Full Heal3 Badges
 600
  Escape Rope1 Badge
 550
  Repel1 Badge
 350
  Super Repel2 Badges
 500
  Max Repel3 Badges
 700
Right cashier
  X Speed
 350
  X Attack
 500
  X Defense
 550
  Guard Spec.
 700
  Dire Hit
 650
  X Accuracy
 950
  X Sp. Atk
 350
  X Sp. Def
 350


Items

Item Location Games
  Great Ball ×2
  • Gift from a boy in the house northeast of the Pokémon Center
  • On the ground in the southeastern corner of the hill in the west of the city (hidden)
 X  Y 
  Antidote On the lamppost on the hill in the west of the city (hidden)  X  Y 
  Super Potion In the flower box on the south side of the café on the hill in the west, in the second space from the left (hidden)  X  Y 
  X Attack ×3 Gift from a Monsieur in the Trainers' School  X  Y 
  X Defense ×3 Gift from a Monsieur in the Trainers' School  X  Y 
  Roller Skates From Roller Skater Rinka after defeating her in front of the Gym  X  Y 
  Exp. Share From Alexa at the entrance to Route 4, after defeating Viola  X  Y 

Pokémon

A Hiker in the house south of the exit to Route 4 will offer his Farfetch'd Quacklin' in trade for a Bunnelby. Quacklin' has a perfect Speed IV.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Special Pokémon
  Farfetch'd
X Y
  Trade
Bunnelby
10 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.


Trainers

Trainer Pokémon
 
Roller Skater Rinka
リンコ Rinko
Reward:  224
  Zigzagoon Lv.7
No item


In the anime

 
Santalune City in the anime

Santalune City was first mentioned by Alexa in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, who revealed that her sister's Gym is located in Santalune. However it was only after failing to qualify at the Lumiose Gym, and at Clemont's suggestion that Ash set his sights on Santalune City in A Battle of Aerial Mobility!

Santalune City made its proper debut in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!, when Ash arrived there to challenge the Santalune Gym with Clemont and Bonnie, he also reunited with Alexa and Serena. Ash, however, lost the match and began training. He returned after a full day of training for his rematch in Battling on Thin Ice!. This time, Ash managed to defeat Viola and earned himself his first Kalos Gym Badge, the Bug Badge. Ash and his friends left Santalune City in Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!.

In the anime, it is Tierno's hometown.

Gallery

Pokémon Center Santalune Gym
   

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

 
Santalune City in Pokémon Adventures

X & Y chapter

Santalune City first appeared in Kangaskhan...Kangascan't, where X and his friends arrived there. After having almost gotten caught by Team Flare in Aquacorde Town, Y presented the group with five rules to protect themselves, but she was interrupted by Shauna before she could say the fifth rule. Viola then showed up, introducing herself as the city's Gym Leader, and offered to help the group with their search for answers, as she was in Vaniville Town at the time of when Xerneas and Yveltal clashed there. While the rest of the group accepted the offer, Shauna, disgusted by her friends violating the rules Y had just presented for them, went off on her own. The others followed Viola to the Santalune Gym, where X agreed to a quick battle against her while Tierno and Trevor helped Y decipher some clues from the photos Viola took at Vaniville. Y then left to look for Shauna, and returned with her just as X won his battle against Viola.

At the night, Shauna sneaked into the room where Kanga and Li'l Kanga were sleeping, and took out Kanga's Mega Stone from her pouch. However, her actions were noticed by Y and Viola, who quarreled with her for a moment, until she suddenly pulled out a sword and tried to strike Y with it, but Viola took the hit to protect her. The culprit for Shauna's odd behavior was soon revealed to be Celosia, who had put Shauna under mind control to steal the Mega Stone. X started pursuing Celosia, proclaiming that he'd fight against her even without Mega Evolution. He was then joined up by Shalour City Gym Leader Korrina, who used her Mega Lucario to help X. After the Mega Stone was recovered, X was able to Mega Evolve Li'l Kanga, who helped Korrina's Lucario to defeat Celosia's Aegislash, forcing the Team Flare Scientist to retreat. Afterwards, Shauna apologized the others for wandering off. Although Korrina was kind enough to give Tierno a pair of Roller Skates, she refused to teach X about Mega Evolution, as he hadn't gone through the appropriate ritual to become a Mega Evolution Successor, and thus, in her eyes, was unworthy to use it. Having made her opinions clear, Korrina then proceeded to storm off.

Trivia

  • Santalune City shares several similarities with Viridian City; both cities contain the first Gym the player will encounter on their journey, and both cities connect to three similar routes: Route 22, leading to the badge checkpoints for the Pokémon League; a route leading to the town or city where the player can choose a Kanto starter Pokémon; and a route which leads to a forest named after the city. Incidentally, the internal layouts of both forests are very similar to one another.

Origin

Santalune City is based on the city of Fontainebleau, home of the nearby Forest of Fontainebleau.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ハクダンシティ Hakudan City From 白檀 byakudan (Indian sandalwood), which produces aromatic wood used in fragrances and serves as food for several species of moths and butterflies, referencing the Gym's specialization in Bug types
English Santalune City From Santalum (sandalwood genus) or santal (French for sandalwood)
German Nouvaria City From Art Nouveau
Spanish Ciudad Novarte From Art Nouveau
French Neuvartault From Art Nouveau
Italian Novartopoli From Art Nouveau
Korean 백단시티 Baekdan City From 백단 (白檀) baekdan (sandalwood)
Chinese (Mandarin) 白檀市 Báitán Shì From 白檀 báitán / baahktàahn (sandalwood)
Chinese (Cantonese) 白檀市 Baahktàahn Síh
Hebrew העיר סאנטאלון Ha'Eer Santaloon From its English name
Polish Santalune From its English name
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade de Santalune From its English name
Russian Санталун Сити Santalun Siti Transcription of its English name



Kalos
               
Settlements
Vaniville TownAquacorde Town‎Santalune CityLumiose CityCamphrier TownCyllage City
Ambrette TownGeosenge TownShalour CityCoumarine CityLaverre CityDendemille TownAnistar City
Couriway TownSnowbelle CityPokémon LeagueKiloude City‎
Routes
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Landmarks
Santalune ForestChamber of EmptinessParfum PalaceBattle ChateauBerry fieldsConnecting CaveGlittering CaveReflection Cave
Tower of MasteryAzure BaySea Spirit's DenKalos Power PlantPoké Ball FactoryLost HotelFrost CavernLysandre Labs
Team Flare Secret HQTerminus CavePokémon VillageVictory RoadBattle MaisonFriend SafariUnknown Dungeon


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