A port city that was built around the bay portion of the cape. It is criss-crossed by elevated walkways. The Gym is located atop a rocky outcropping. Down on the beach is a festive bazaar. The Vista Lighthouse's bright beacon illuminates the Sinnoh region.
Sunyshore City (Japanese: ナギサシティNagisa City) is a city in the Sinnohregion, and the location of the region's final Pokémon Gym. Sunyshore City is known as a major port town and the gateway to Sinnoh's Pokémon League. It is situated on a narrow spit of land bordered by the sea and the mountains. To make up for the lack of space, the city built solar panels to use for power and roads. There are suspended roads throughout the city that collect solar energy to power the city.
Until after DialgaD, PalkiaP, or GiratinaPt is caught or defeated, the city experiences a massive blackout caused by Volkner's extensive Gym renovations. Due to this, a man in Valor Lakefront prevents anyone from entering Route 222, the only way to Sunyshore from the rest of Sinnoh.
The Sunyshore Market is a small building located in Sunyshore City. It is located in the center of Sunyshore City, just north of the Poké Mart, by the beach. The Sunyshore Market is one of the world's largest Seal centers. It is well known for its big selection of Seals from around the world. The building is always stacked with boxes of products. There are four desks and only three are occupied, though the player can only purchase items from the Seal shop by the man at the back of the room. The man at the stand will sell the playerPoké Ball Seals. To buy these Seals, the player first must have obtained the Seal Case from the house just west of the Solaceon Ruins. The Seals he sells change every day. There is also a lady on the left to the entrance at the market giving away an Effort Ribbon to certain Pokémon, that have 510 Effort values.
This city is also famous for its walkway, which is necessary for traveling around the city.
The Vista Lighthouse can be found in the far southeastern corner of Sunyshore City. While not as spectacular as the lighthouse in Johto, consisting only of an elevator and an observation deck, it has a similarity in that it is the location in which the city's Gym Leader, Volkner, is found before appearing in the Pokémon Gym. The player can see the Sinnoh Pokémon League building if they look into the binoculars. Volkner, unlike Jasmine, however, is not caring for an ailing Pokémon, merely contemplating remaining a Gym Leader or going to the Pokémon League to challenge the Elite Four, since he has had no worthy challengers for a while.
There is also a lonely woman named Julia who will hand out sevenRibbons, one for each day of the week. The Ribbons she hands out differ according to her mood, which changes every day. The Ribbons she hands out are as follows:
A Ribbon for recalling an invigorating event that created life energy.
A Ribbon for recalling a thrilling event that made life more exciting.
A Ribbon for recalling feelings of sadness that added spice to life.
A Ribbon for recalling a careless error that helped steer life decisions.
A Ribbon for recalling a refreshing event that added sparkle to life.
A Ribbon for recalling a deep slumber that made life soothing.
A Ribbon for recalling that smiles enrich the quality of life.
In the house only reachable by Rock Climb, a lone scientist has been given the okay by the Pokétch Company to develop original Pokétch applications. If he is shown a Pokémon with one of three Natures, he will give away one of three different applications.
Pokémon Rock is a giant rock formation found on the east side of the city. Pokémon Rock is one of the city's famous landmarks, famous for its strange shape that resembles a Munchlax standing in the bay, with the water covering its feet.
The Sunyshore Gym is the official Gym of Sunyshore City. It is based on Electric-typePokémon. The Gym Leader is Volkner. Trainers who defeat him receive the Beacon Badge. The Sunyshore Gym is a three-room Gym where the main floor is made up of gigantic gears and clockwork suspending platforms operated by buttons. To get through, Trainers need to rotate the platforms in a correct order to create a path. The Gym has exposed dynamos that use up a large amount of electrical power, prompting the town to renovate the pathways into solar energy collectors. For defeating Volkner, Trainers receive the Beacon Badge, TM57 (Charge Beam), and the ability to use Waterfall outside of battle.
Sunyshore City Pokémon Gym Leader: Volkner
"The Shining, Shocking Star"
Sunyshore City, like the games, is shown to be a city built around solar energy, with numerous solar panels and Sunyshore Tower powering various technological machines in the city. Many escalators and roads made up of moving tiles are found throughout the city, and a lighthouse is also situated at the city's shore. Sunyshore Gym LeaderVolkner is responsible for the city's now shining vision, however in the past the city was plagued by criminal gangs and Pokémon poachers.
Ash and his friends first arrived in Sunyshore City in Flint Sparks the Fire!, where Ash visited the Sunyshore Gym, only to find the Gym was handing out free Badges. Angered, Ash met Flint of the Elite Four, who brought him to the disenchanted Volkner. Despite Ash personally requesting a Gym battle, Volkner still refused to battle him. Flint decided to battle Ash, and they were able to renew the spark for battling within Volkner.
In The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!, as Ash and Volkner prepared to have their Gym battle, the electricity was cut off unexpectedly. They realized that this was due to Team Rocket stealing Sunyshore Tower. Ash and Volkner successfully fought off Team Rocket, but Ash's Gym battle had to be postponed as the tower needed repairs. Ash and his friends decided to take this opportunity to head to Valor Lakefront for the Sinnoh Grand Festival.
Ash returned to Sunyshore City once again in JN077, this time with Goh, to participate in a World Coronation Series Ultra Class battle against Volkner. After a gruelling match, Ash was able to defeat Volkner once again and increase his ranking.
Sunyshore City first appeared in Encountering Elekid, where the manager of Valley Windworks had arrived to investigate the blackout that was troubling the city. He tracked the source of the problem to the Sunyshore Gym, where Volkner had made renovations out of boredom, with the result that the new systems he had installed in the Gym drained most of the city's electricity.
The layout of the city is very similar to Olivine City with exits to the north and west of the city, two houses in the northeastern corner, Gym in the northwestern corner and a lighthouse in the southeastern corner.
This city is also similar to Vermilion City in Kanto. Both's Gym Leaders use Electric-type Pokémon, and both are port cities. Also, both have misspelled names where a double letter is changed into a single letter.
As Jasmine leaves the player with HM07, she walks back to the shore saying "...Um... I... I don't know how I should say this, but good luck." This is the same phrase she gives when she's defeated at the Olivine Gym.
ナギサシティ Nagisa City
From 渚 nagisa (shore).
From sunny and shore
From Sonne (sun) and the suffix -wik (bay, gulf)
From marina (of the sea)
From riva (Italian for shore) and mar (Italian for sea)