City of Snow (Japanese: こおり きらめく ふゆのまち The wintry city of glittering ice)
Places of interest
- Main article: Snowpoint Temple
Although Snowpoint City is not home to much, a noticeable landmark in the area is Snowpoint Temple, which can only be accessed after the Sinnoh Elite Four have been beaten and the National Pokédex has been obtained. The temple contains five floors, with odd bits of slippery ice. At the very bottom of the temple lies a dormant Regigigas. To awaken this Legendary Pokémon, the player must bring all three of the Legendary titans along with them, which are all only available normally in the Generation III games. Through an event Regigigas, the Legendary titans can also be obtained in Platinum and will activate the in-game Regigigas.
Snowpoint's north-easternmost house is home to the place where trendy phrases are obtained. Every day, players can go to the farthest house in the northeast and receive a new trendy phrase. A trendy phrase is an additional phrase which can be used in the easy chat system. It appears in the "Tough Words" category. There are thirty-two different possibilities, all obtainable from an elderly man in the northeasternmost house in the city. Only one may be obtained daily, and receiving a new trendy phrase will not alter any game mechanics. They typically refer to science, business and the arts.
In Pokémon Platinum, a Move Tutor may also be found here.
In the north-westernmost house, a girl named Mindy will trade a Haunter holding an Everstone (which prevents it from evolving into Gengar) for a Medicham. The Haunter is nicknamed "Gaspar" and the OT is "Mindy". The Haunter's ID number is 19248.
Diamond dust in Platinum
- Main article: Easter egg → Easter eggs in the games → Diamond dust
On January 10, 2008, Junichi Masuda posted a blog entry urging players to play their Diamond or Pearl on January 12. On that day, the same day as Masuda's birthday, a weather effect called diamond dust occurred in Snowpoint City, replacing the usual snow. It resembles glitter in the air. It is purely aesthetic, since it only occurs within the city where no battles are possible.
- Main article: Snowpoint Gym
The Snowpoint Gym is the official Gym of Snowpoint City. It is based on Ice-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Candice. Trainers who defeat her receive the Icicle Badge. The Snowpoint City Gym is a Gym consisting of a three-tier ice rink with slides connecting the various tiers and snowballs blocking progress through the Gym. To reach the Gym Leader, Trainers have to slide around the Gym and destroy the balls of snow blocking the way. For defeating Candice, Trainers receive the Icicle Badge, TM72 (Avalanche), and the ability to use Rock Climb outside of battle.
Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum the population of Snowpoint City is 31. This is very noteworthy considering its northern location and isolation from other cities in Sinnoh.
| Special Pokémon
|| The same as the Traded Pokémon
| 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.
In the anime
Snowpoint City in the anime
In the anime, Snowpoint City is the hometown of Dawn's rival Zoey. According to Nurse Joy, it is Sinnoh's northernmost city. It has a Pokémon academy that offers classes for both kids and adults wishing to learn more about Pokémon. The city was first mentioned in Our Cup Runneth Over!, when Ash was informed that someone had contacted him from there. It was later revealed that May had placed a call to him from there; after coming to Sinnoh to compete in the Wallace Cup, she decided to stop by Snowpoint City first to evolve her Eevee into Glaceon in front of an Ice Rock that was located near the city.
Ash and his friends first arrived in Snowpoint City in Classroom Training!, with Ash intending to challenge the local Gym Leader, Candice. However, before their battle, Ash spent some time at the Snowpoint Trainers' School where Candice teaches. In the next episode, Ash defeated Candice and earned himself the Icicle Badge, his seventh Sinnoh League Badge overall.
Just as Ash finished his battle with Candice, his rival Paul arrived, wanting to challenge Candice for the Icicle Badge as well. Before he did, the Battle Pyramid flew into Snowpoint City, and Paul battled Pyramid King Brandon to see if he could win against the one Kanto Frontier Brain his brother Reggie failed to defeat. Their battle took place in A Pyramiding Rage!, and just like his brother, Paul lost to Brandon, being unable to defeat his Legendary titans.
After this battle, in Pillars of Friendship!, it was discovered that Pokémon Hunter J had broken into Snowpoint Temple in an attempt to steal the Regigigas that lives there. According to legend, long ago, there had been a violent volcanic eruption that had turned the once-beautiful Snowpoint Forest into a sea of lava. Out of a bright blue light, Regigigas had appeared with the Legendary titans and the four had stopped the volcanic eruption, saving Snowpoint City. Afterwards, Regigigas had gone into a deep sleep in the Snowpoint Temple, protected by Regirock, Regice, and Registeel, who had transformed into guardian pillars. In the episode, J was defeated but the temple was nearly destroyed in the battle. Brandon left his three titans behind as protectors and promised to rebuild the temple.
In Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn!, Zoey and Candice were watching Dawn's Double Performance in the Daybreak Town Pokémon Contest on television in Snowpoint City. In A Grand Fight for Winning!, Candice, Jeremiah, and other students were watching, at Snowpoint, the Contest Battle between Dawn and Zoey in the finals of the Sinnoh Grand Festival. After the competition, Zoey headed back to her hometown, where Candice was throwing a party in celebration of Zoey fulfilling her goal of becoming a Top Coordinator.
Throughout their time in Snowpoint City, Ash and his friends wore winter clothing, which they received earlier from Johanna in Battling a Cute Drama!.
In The Sinnoh Iceberg Race!, Ash and Goh traveled to Snowpoint City to return a Piplup that had swam all the way to Vermilion City to its Trainer, Lauren. During this visit, Goh caught a Mantyke, and both Ash and Goh took part in the annual Pokémon Iceberg Race, although the race was later cancelled following an interruption by Team Rocket.
| Trainers' School
|| Snowpoint Gym
|| Snowpoint Temple
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
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visited Snowpoint City by herself, after agreeing with Diamond
that she should investigate Lake Acuity
. Platinum challenged the city's Gym Leader Candice
to a battle, which was watched by Maylene
, and won. The two Gym Leaders then agreed to go to Lake Acuity with Platinum.
After a crushing defeat to Commander Jupiter, the three woke up at Snowpoint City's Pokémon Center. Candice then requested Byron to find someone to train her, Maylene and Platinum.
- Snowpoint is home to the northernmost point of access in the games — the entrance of Snowpoint Temple is very slightly north of the northernmost point that can be accessed in the Flower Paradise.
- Snowpoint City is the first city or town that is connected to another location that does not connect directly to a route; before reaching a route one must pass through Acuity Lakefront first.
- Because of the snow, Snowpoint is one of two locations where bicycles cannot be ridden, though the only one in Sinnoh. The other is Pacifidlog Town in Hoenn.
- Snowpoint is similar to Mahogany Town in Johto and Icirrus City in Unova. All three have the 7th Gym to their regions which are all Ice type. They are also near a lake (Snowpoint is near Lake Acuity, whereas Mahogany Town is near the Lake of Rage, and Icirrus City has several lakes surrounding the city.) All places are also near a location that has something to do with snow, hail, or ice (Snowpoint is near the Acuity Lakefront, where it's always snowing; Mahogany Town is near the Ice Path; Icirrus City experiences snowfalls in the winter time.)
- The traversable area of Snowpoint City is shaped like a snowflake when viewed from above.
- Snowpoint's snowflake shape, however, has eight points. Because of the properties of water molecules, real snowflakes only ever have 6 points or sides.
|| キッサキシティ Kissaki City
|| From 切っ先 kissaki, tip of a blade
|| Snowpoint City
|| From snow and point
|| From frimas (rime) and pic (peak)
|| From Blizzard and the suffix -ach (near a river)
|| From neve (snow) and the suffix -poli (city)
|| Ciudad Puntaneva
|| From punta (point, tip) and nieve (snow)
|| 선단시티 Seondan City
|| From 선단 (先端) seondan, pointed tip
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 切鋒市 / 切锋市 Qiēfēng Shì *
雪峰市 Xuěfēng Shì *
| From 切 qiē (to slice) and 鋒 / 锋 fēng (sharp tip)|
From 雪峰 Xuěfēng (snow peak).
| Chinese (Cantonese)
|| 切鋒市 Chaifūng Síh
|| From 切 chai (to slice) and 鋒 fūng (sharp tip)
|| From its English name
| Brazilian Portuguese
|| Cidade de Snowpoint
|| From its English name
|| Thành phố Kissaki
|| Transliteration of Japanese name