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==Slogan==
 
==Slogan==
 
'''''An industrial city studded with steam-powered marvels of modern engineering.''''' (Japanese: '''{{j|{{tt|蒸気機関|じょうききかん}}を {{tt|利用|りよう}}して {{tt|近代化|きんだいか}}を とげた {{tt|工業都市|こうぎょうとし}}}}''' ''An industrial city that was modernized using the steam engine.'')
 
'''''An industrial city studded with steam-powered marvels of modern engineering.''''' (Japanese: '''{{j|{{tt|蒸気機関|じょうききかん}}を {{tt|利用|りよう}}して {{tt|近代化|きんだいか}}を とげた {{tt|工業都市|こうぎょうとし}}}}''' ''An industrial city that was modernized using the steam engine.'')
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==Geography==
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The city is roughly shaped like the perimeter of a square. The Wild Area exit is south of the bottom right corner, and the {{rt|3|Galar}} and [[Motostoke Outskirts]] exits are west and east of the top two corners. Several smaller offshoots lead to items or points of interest.
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Vertically, the city also consists of a lower and upper tier, but there is little overlap between the tiers. The lower tier consists of the right and bottom "sides" of the square plus half of the left side, while the upper tier consists of the top side of the square plus half of the left side. Two lifts are present to take the player between the tiers.
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In terms of points of interest, the two [[Pokémon Center]]s are at the bottom right and top left, [[Motostoke Stadium]] is at the top right, the Uniform Shop is at the bottom left, the Budew Drop Inn is at the top middle, and Motostoke Station is at the left middle just before the upper tier ends. The main road consists of the whole right side of the square.
    
==Role==
 
==Role==
When the player first enters Motostoke, they will be at its lower tier; upon walking forward to the first intersection, [[Sonia]] will appear, take the player into the Pokémon Center, and give them Leon's [[League Card]]. Upon exiting the Pokémon Center, Sonia will show the player where to find the lift that takes them to the upper tier. Approaching the lift will cause [[Leon]] to appear and give the player the [[type-enhancing item]] matching their starter Pokémon's [[type]].
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When the player first enters Motostoke and walks a few steps forward, [[Sonia]] will appear, take the player into the Pokémon Center, and give them Leon's [[League Card]]. Upon exiting the Pokémon Center, Sonia will show the player the way to the lift at the end of the main road. The player cannot detour to the left at this time, as the way to the Uniform Shop is blocked by a group of NPCs. [[Leon]] will briefly appear when the player approaches the lift.
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After taking the lift, the player must enter Motostoke Stadium. Attempting to detour to the left causes the player to be blocked by a group of fans excited for the upcoming [[Galar League|Gym Challenge]] opening ceremony, while attemping to leave Motostoke for the Outskirts on the right causes the player to be shooed away by a tired [[Flying Taxi]] {{p|Corviknight}}. [[Hop]] will briefly appear and enter the stadium when the player approaches the stadium.
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Entering the stadium will begin a cutscene where the player and Hop briefly encounter [[Bede]] for the first time (though he is not named) and the two then present their [[Endorsement]]s to sign up for the Gym Challenge. The player picks their uniform number at this time, and the player is informed that they may book a room at the Budew Drop Inn for the night in preparation for the opening ceremony tomorrow. Upon exiting the stadium and upon approaching the front of the inn, two very brief scenes play where a League staff member shows the player the direction of the inn. (After this second scene, the whole city becomes accesible and NPCs no longer block any part of Motostoke. The {{p|Wooloo}} at the [[Wild Area Station]] also no longer block the train tracks at this time. The player cannot leave Motostoke for {{rt|3|Galar}} on the left due to being blocked by a League staff member.)
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After taking the lift, the player must enter the Motostoke Stadium. Attempting to detour to the left causes the player to be blocked by a group of fans excited for the upcoming [[Galar League|Gym Challenge]] opening ceremony, while attemping to detour to the right causes the player to be shooed away by a tired [[Flying Taxi]] {{p|Corviknight}}. When approaching the stadium, [[Hop]] will appear and briefly tell the player about his own excitement before he enters the stadium.  
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Entering the Budew Drop Inn will cause [[Sonia]] to appear (along with [[Hop]]). The player may explore the inn afterwards, though they cannot check in yet due to four [[Team Yell]] Grunts crowding the reception desk. Talking to any Grunt will have them offer a battle, which the player may accept or temporarily decline. After all four have been defeated, [[Marnie]] will appear and introduce herself for the first time, then the Grunts will leave. The player may now talk to the receptionist to check in; this plays a cutscene that automatically progresses to the next morning. (The player's team is healed overnight.)
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Entering the stadium will begin a cutscene where the player and Hop briefly encounter [[Bede]] for the first time (though he is not named) and the two then present their [[Endorsement]]s to sign up for the Gym Challenge. The player picks their uniform number at this time. The player and Hop are informed that they may book a room at the Budew Drop Inn for the night in preparation for the opening ceremony tomorrow, and exiting the stadium plays a very brief scene where a League staff member shows the player the direction of the inn.<!--TODO: I'm trying to find out at exactly what moment the Wooloo stop blocking the tracks leaving the Wild Area Station. After backtracking, they're still blocked at this point.-->
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Right after leaving the inn, a League staff member will offer to escort/warp the player in front of Motostoke Stadium, though the player can decline. After entering the stadium and talking to the front desk League staff, the player will automatically change into their uniform. The opening ceremony will then play out, introducing the player to [[Rose]], [[Oleana]], and all of the [[Gym Leader]]s except [[Piers]]. (The entirety of the ceremony is skipped if the player has turned on Skip Movies in the [[Options]].) After the ceremony, [[Leon]] and Rose will briefly appear and meet the player and Hop in person. Upon exiting the stadium, a League staff member will give the player access to the [[Flying Taxi]]s. The player can now head west for {{rt|3|Galar}} after a battle with Hop near the exit.
    
==Places of interest==
 
==Places of interest==
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{{Party/Footer}}
 
{{Party/Footer}}
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* The player may temporarily decline Hop's challenge to heal at the nearby [[Pokémon Center]], though he will not let the player past onto {{rt|3|Galar}} until they accept.
    
===Budew Drop Inn===
 
===Budew Drop Inn===
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{{Party/Footer}}
 
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All three of these battles must be done in a row. Hop will heal the player's team after the first two.
 
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{{trainerheader|building}}
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* Motostoke is based on {{wp|Manchester}}.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9irJ8Tran4</ref>
 
* Motostoke is based on {{wp|Manchester}}.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9irJ8Tran4</ref>
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* The two elevators in the Budew Drop Inn are the only{{fact}} doors in the game that the player must press A on to enter. The player can also interact with the elevator buttons a few steps away from the doors, which behaves identically.
    
===Name origin===
 
===Name origin===
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