Slateport City (Japanese: カイナシティKaina City) is a port town on the southern coast of Hoenn. It is the ninth largest city in the Pokémon world.
Slateport was created because the clean water made the food abundant in the area, so a local market started to grow. The city then soon became a harbor where ships and boats come and go. There is a lighthouse near the south of Slateport that illuminates the sea for passing ships. It is a great shopping destination with a local Slateport Market. Captain Stern is a big name in Slateport. He is an undersea explorer who runs Stern's Shipyard, the local Oceanic Museum and also working on the S.S. Tidal which runs in and out of Slateport City after its completion.
The city has three major entrances, one from the north of Slateport City is Route 110, which has a bicycle route as well as a path to Mauville City, one that is directly south of the city is the beach of Route 109, and one that is east of the city is the ocean path of Route 134, but the water's current is too strong to Surf east.
The port where people and Pokémon cross paths with nature. (Japanese: ヒトと ポケモンが いきかう みなとThe port where people and Pokémon cross paths with nature.)
Places of interest
"Unique items found nowhere else!"
The Slateport Market is an open-air bazaar featuring items that cannot be easily found anywhere else. The Slateport Market has been in business since the creation of Slateport City itself as the clean water made the food abundant in the area, so a local market started to grow. The Slateport Market is situated next to the ocean, so the scent of the salty sea seeps through the air. There is a place to buy Secret Basedecorations, vitamins, IncensesORAS, and fresh seaweed there.
There is a shopkeeper in the bottom-left corner that sells Pokémon dolls.
Additionally, the woman standing next to the Energy Guru will award the Pokémon in front of the player's party with an Effort Ribbon, provided that the Pokémon does not have the Ribbon already and the Pokémon has previously acquired 510 effort values.
In Pokémon Emerald, there is a woman in the northern part of the market who concocts a variety of medicines from Berry Powder and will exchange Berry Powder for herbal medicine and vitamins. When she is first visited, he gives the player the Powder Jar, and will ask the player to make some Berry Powder from the new machine that crushes Berries in the Pokémon Center upstairs. There is also a sign next to her that keeps a record of pressing-speed ranking the player achieves.
The Oceanic Museum is a large two-floored museum located in the eastern district of Slateport. The museum was built by Captain Stern to teach others of the ocean and the ocean floor. There is a 50 entrance fee which must be paid upon entry. The first floor contains information about the sea. There are seven exhibits, each with a different piece of information about the sea. On the western wing, there are experiments and displays involving Whirlpools, Waterfalls, buoyancy, and fossilization. While, on the eastern wing, there are displays and samples of ancient beach sand, and old sedimentary rocks, as well as fun facts about the sea. On the second floor, there are nine more exhibits, which include models of the Hoenn region and the ship S.S. Anne. The museum can be entered free of charge before Team Magma or Team Aqua leave, as the reception believes that the player is part of their group. However, this only works if the player lacks the money needed for the 50 fee.
Slateport is the home to the headquarters for the Hoenn branch of the Pokémon Fan Club. The Fan Club is basically a place for people to meet and chat about their favorite Pokémon and to show off their collections to each other. In general, the members are usually more oriented to unevolved, cute Pokémon and Pokémon Contests than Pokémon battles. The people in the Fan Club adore their Pokémon and give friendly advice. One of the women in the Fan Club will give away a Soothe Bell if the player's Pokémon has a high friendship. In Emerald, people show off their Pokémon in Contests because the Contest Hall in Lilycove City is too far to travel. Gabby and Ty often visit the Club House in Hoenn to do interviews with enthusiastic Trainers.
Trainers of the Poké FanTrainer class are members of the Pokémon Fan Club. The Hoenn Pokémon Fan Club Chairman sits in the center of the club house. He claims to have raised over 100 different Pokémon in his lifetime. He travels across the nation on his Fearow.
Stern's Shipyard is a building owned by Captain Stern. Stern's Shipyard is a large brown building located next to the ocean. In front of the building are two houses, and around the building are three small wooden boats. It is located in the eastern part of Slateport City, and is where the S.S. Tidal was constructed. The Shipyard also takes old boats and sinks them, to make habitats for the Pokémon who live around the city and its neighboring beaches.
The Name Rater of Hoenn lives in northern district of Slateport City. As always, he allows Trainers to change the nickname of any Pokémon they captured or received in-game. Those traded from outside sources will not be able to be renamed. If the Pokémon was caught by the player that currently owns it, he'll say that the name could be better and offer the player the option of changing it. If the Pokémon he is judging was obtained via a trade, he will say that the name is perfect and refuse to change it. However, if both players have identical Trainer IDs and secret IDs, he will allow name changes.
The Battle Tent can only be found in Pokémon Emerald. It is one of the three Battle Tents found in Emerald. Entrants pick out three Pokémon from a list of 6 random rentals, all at level 30. Then, three Trainers battle, having a chance after each battle to possibly trade a Pokémon for one from the person that was just defeated.
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the population of Slateport City is 76, making it the second largest city in Hoenn, behind Lilycove City. Slateport City's high population can be attributed to a number of factors, such as its market, beach, and shipyard.
The Slateport Contest took place in Win, Lose or Drew!. May was very nervous as it was her first time competing in a Pokémon Contest, while contestants such as Drew and Robert were more relaxed. In the Appeals Round, Drew did a very good job at showcasing his Roselia's style and skill, earning a high score from the panel of judges. Robert also managed to captivate the judges' attention with his Milotic, delivering a performance that received a perfect score.
Coordinators who cleared the first stage
Later, when May was called on stage, her nervousness got the best of her and she fell down to the ground when she was about to call out her Beautifly. Vivian helped her to get up and May kicked things off by throwing a flying disc up in the air so Beautifly could use String Shot on it and send it back to her. After that, Beautifly created a giant tornado with its Silver Wind attack. Despite May's shaky start, the judges felt her performance was impressive enough and she was among the Coordinators moving on to the Contest Battles along with Drew and Robert.
After the list of contestants was randomly shuffled, the match-ups for the second round were determined, revealing that May would face off against Drew in the first match. May was determined to beat her rival, but her lack of experience caused her downfall as Beautifly was subdued by Roselia's powerful Solar Beam. With Beautifly unable to continue battling, the judges ruled Battle Off and declared Drew as the winner. Afterwards, Drew and his Roselia went up against Robert and his Milotic in the semifinals. Despite Drew's efforts, Robert easily defeated him and proceeded to the finals, where he once again emerged victorious, earning the coveted Slateport Ribbon.
In Looking Out for Number Two!, Ash and Goh visited Slateport City again for Goh's Project MewTrial Mission, which involved him finding and catching a wild Kingdra. While searching for it off Slateport's coast, they encountered Drake, who let them use his diving equipment in exchange for helping him in his treasure hunt.
In PS599, Lisia discussed about Ruby at the reconstructed Slateport City Contest Spectacular Hall with Chaz, introducing him to the concepts of Cosplay Pikachu and Contest Costumes that Ruby had invented.
In Omega Alpha Adventure 21, Ruby and Sapphire performed together in a Contest Spectacular at the Slateport City Contest Spectacular Hall.
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As Hoenn coincides with Kyushu, Slateport coincides with Nagasaki's location.
カイナシティ Kaina City
From 灰 kai (gray), 海 kai (sea), and possibly 腕 kaina (arm)