Sprout Tower

Sprout Tower マダツボミのとう
Madatsubomi Tower
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS Sprout Tower-Day.png
Map description: A tower where they study diligently to learn to live with Pokémon.
Location: Violet City
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
Johto Sprout Tower Map.png
Location of Sprout Tower in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

Sprout Tower (Japanese: マダツボミのとう Madatsubomi Tower) is a large pagoda located in Violet City in Johto. The tower itself is over 100 feet tall and is held together by a giant flexible pillar that shakes from side to side. This flexibility protects the tall tower from earthquakes and symbolizes the battles that are occurring on upper floors. This technology is now known as 柔構造 jūkōzō, and applied to hundreds of modern high-rise buildings. Legend has it that a 100-foot-tall Bellsprout was used to make the swaying pillar. It is inhabited by monks who study diligently and teach that all living beings coexist through cooperation. These monks primarily train Bellsprout, but occasionally use Hoothoot as well.

Geography

 
Sprout Tower in Generation IV
 
Sprout Tower in Generation II

Sprout Tower is a three-tiered tower with multiple eaves. Like the Bell Tower and the Burned Tower, it is constructed solely out of wood, creating a multi-story effect. The design of Sprout Tower is inspired by Buddhist temples in the Nara Prefecture of Japan, such as Kōfuku-ji and Hōryū-ji temples. Before the tower is a beautiful lake in the center of Violet City, hosting a couple of modern bridges that stretch across the water. Sprout Tower is dedicated to the gentle and peaceful nature of Bellsprout. The giant spine-like pillar located in the center of the tower acts as a support for the old tower structure, and it even protects the tall tower from sudden earthquakes. It is said that the main swaying pillar was, in fact, once a 100-foot-tall Bellsprout.

Sprout Tower is three stories tall. The ground floor is for tourists, who come to see the unique style in which the tower is built. There are two upper levels, which are dedicated to Pokémon training. There, monks study diligently, train their gentle Bellsprout, and come to learn that all living beings coexist through cooperation. The monks of the tower train Bellsprout, each having at least one in his party; others have occasionally trained Hoothoot as well. The upper floors are also riddled with wild Rattata that inhabit the wooden pillars and columns; as night falls, ghosts are said to appear in the tower, in the form of Gastly.

In the games, when the player first encounters the Elder, Li, he has just been defeated by Silver, who uses an Escape Rope to exit the tower easily. After defeating the Elder, the player will receive Flash, an HM in Generation II and a TM in Generation IV.

Items

Item Location Games
  Parlyz Heal 1F, in the east area of the floor, accessible from 2F  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  X Defend 2F, in the northwest area of the floor, accessible from 1F  G  S 
  X Accuracy 2F, in the northwest area of the floor, accessible from 1F  C  HG  SS 
  Potion 3F, west of the ladder to 2F  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Escape Rope 3F, east of Li  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  HM05 (Flash) 3F, gift from Sage Li after defeating him  G  S  C 
  TM70 (Flash) 3F, gift from Elder Li after defeating him  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
1F-3F
  Rattata
G S C
  1F-3F
3-6 100% 100% 0%
  Rattata
G S C
  1F-3F
3-5 0% 0% 15%
  Gastly
G S C
  1F-3F
3-6 0% 0% 85%
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.


Generation IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
1F-3F
  Rattata
HG SS
  1F-3F
3-6 100% 100% 0%
  Rattata
HG SS
  1F-3F
3-5 0% 0% 15%
  Gastly
HG SS
  1F-3F
3-6 0% 0% 85%
Special Pokémon
  Zigzagoon
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
3-4 20%
  Meditite
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
5 20%
  Spinda
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
5 20%
  Chatot
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
3-4 20%
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

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
 
Sage Nico
チンネン Chinnen
Reward:  96
  Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
  Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
  Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
 
Sage Chow
モクネン Mokunen
Reward:  96
  Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
  Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
  Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
 
Sage Edmond
エイソウ Eisō
Reward:  96
  Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
  Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
  Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
 
Sage Jin
ソウネン Sōnen
Reward:  192
  Bellsprout Lv.6
No item
 
Sage Neal
カクネン Kakunen
Reward:  192
  Bellsprout Lv.6
No item
 
Sage Troy
カイネン Kainen
Reward:  224
  Bellsprout Lv.7
No item
  Hoothoot Lv.7
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.




Generation IV

Trainer Pokémon
 
Sage Nico
チンネン Chinnen
Reward:  144
  Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
  Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
  Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
 
Sage Chow
モクネン Mokunen
Reward:  144
  Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
  Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
  Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
 
Sage Edmond
エイソウ Eisō
Reward:  144
  Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
  Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
  Bellsprout Lv.3
No item
 
Sage Jin
ソウネン Sōnen
Reward:  288
  Bellsprout Lv.6
No item
 
Sage Neal
カクネン Kakunen
Reward:  288
  Bellsprout Lv.6
No item
 
Sage Troy
カイネン Kainen
Reward:  336
  Bellsprout Lv.7
No item
  Hoothoot Lv.7
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.




Layout

Version 1F 2F 3F
Gold      
Silver
Crystal      
HeartGold      
SoulSilver
 

Preview

Walking Pokémon effects

When interacting with walking Pokémon in HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Pokémon may occasionally show an altered mood specific to this location.

  • Bellsprout sways and dances around in a strange manner.
  • All walking Pokémon, including Bellsprout, become happy from dancing around the swaying pillar. They are also concerned about the pillar, sniff at the floor while being surprised by the sound it is making, and sometimes slip while seeming likely to fall over.

In the anime

 
Sprout Tower in the anime

The Sprout Tower appeared in A Bout with Sprout, where Ash, his friends, and the students of Earl's Pokémon academy visited it. Team Rocket tried to steal the tower by cutting its support beam and attaching a rocket to it, but they were stopped by Zackie and his newly-caught Bellsprout.

In the manga

 
Sprout Tower in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

The Sprout Tower (referred to as the "Bellsprout Pagoda" in the Chuang Yi translation) appeared in Bellsprout Rout and Totodile Rock, where Gold went there to search for Silver. Along the way, he encountered a group of six Sages and defeated their Bellsprout using Exbo. Gold then found Silver and challenged him to a battle. However, during the battle, Exbo's Smokescreen triggered a hidden boulder trap, forcing the two Trainers to team up to stop it. Afterwards, both of them escaped the tower, with Silver's Totodile evolving into Croconaw in the process.

In the TCG

The Sprout Tower was featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards named Sprout Tower.

Sprout Tower
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Sprout Tower T [St] Neo Genesis   97/111 Gold, Silver, to a New World...    
 


Trivia

  • It is actually possible to use Dig to escape from Sprout Tower—even the top floor—and return to the entrance; this is because, as can be seen from the in-battle background used in Generation IV, Sprout Tower is classified as a cave area, rather than a building, likely to allow wild Pokémon to be found. This is also the case with the Bell Tower and Burned Tower.
    • Due to this, unlike other buildings, Burmy will take on its Sandy Cloak, rather than its Trash Cloak, if it battles here.
  • During the development of Super Smash Bros. Melee, Masahiro Sakurai had plans for a Sprout Tower stage but this was scrapped very early in development.[1]

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 喇叭芽之塔 Lǎbāyá-zhī Tǎ
  Dutch Bellsprout Toren
  Finnish Sprout-torni
  European French Tour Chétiflor
  German Knofensaturm
  Italian Torre Sprout
  Korean 모다피의 탑 Modapi-yi Tap
  Polish Wieża Wahania/Wieża Wahań
  Brazilian Portuguese Torre Sprout
  European Spanish Torre Bellsprout
  Vietnamese Tháp Madatsubomi


References



Johto
               
Settlements
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Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
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Landmarks
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Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerSafari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenS.S. AquaMt. Silver
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