Town Map

Town Map
タウンマップ
Town Map
Town MapTown Map IV
Town Map
Artwork from Pokémon Red and Green
Introduced in Generation I
Pocket
Generation I Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation III Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation IV Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation V Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VI Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items

The Town Map (Japanese: タウンマップ Town Map) is the first and most basic of the map devices used by players of the Pokémon games, and is the navigational item for all Generation I games, FireRed and LeafGreen, Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, all Generation V games, and X and Y. In these games, it is a Key Item, but they can also be found in Pokémon Centers in Generations III and IV, as well as in gates in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

In the Johto region, the player receives a map card after being given a tour of Cherrygrove City by the Guide Gent which allows the player to check the Town Map on the Pokégear in Generation II and HeartGold and SoulSilver. In the Hoenn region, the PokéNav and PokéNav Plus have a built-in map that also has the same function as the Town Map for Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald and Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, the Rotom Pokédex has a detailed Town Map for each of Alola's four islands, as well as the exterior of Aether Paradise. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the Town Map is part of the menu.

In the core series games

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Price

Games Cost Sell price
RBY/RGBY
FRLGE
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
N/A N/A

Effect

Generation I

In Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow, Daisy Oak will give it to the player after the player receives a starter Pokémon and delivers Oak's Parcel to the Professor.

In the Japanese games of this generation, the words "town" and "city" are not used in the Town Map. For instance, Cerulean City is simply displayed as "ハナダ" (Hanada) instead of "ハナダシティ" (Hanada City).

Some places (usually the interior of buildings) are unavailable by default on the Town Map; they don't appear as selectable places even if the player moves the cursor around. However, if the player uses the Town Map while inside any of these places, it appears on the map by default as the current location of the player. If the player moves the cursor around, these places will become unavailable on the map once more until the Town Map is used again. This applies to Sea Cottage, S. S. Anne, Team Rocket Hideout (identified as "Rocket HQ" on the Town Map), Silph Co., Cerulean Cave, Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6), and Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8). However, if the player uses the Town Map on the first floor of Silph Co., the current place displayed on the map is not Silph Co., but Saffron City.

   
The Kanto Map in Japanese Generation I games The Kanto Map in international Generation I games

Generation II

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the Town Map is available on the Pokégear once the player has acquired the Map Card. This Pokégear feature is referred to as a Town Map at the quiz asked in the Goldenrod Radio Tower. When asked, "Can the Town Map be displayed on a Pokégear?" the correct answer is "Yes".

Additionally, several buildings have a Town Map of the current region (either Johto or Kanto) on the wall. If the player interacts with it, the text "It's a Town Map." (Japanese: タウンマップが ある! It's a Town Map!) appears and then the map is shown.

In this generation, the Town Map displayed at the overworld is almost identical to the one displayed in the Pokégear, except for some minor differences. In all versions, the overworld version is taller than the Pokégear version, because the former does not have the same buttons for expansion cards as the latter. In both cases, the squares representing towns and cities in the Town Map depend on the player's gender: orange for a boy, or blue for a girl.

       
Johto Town Map
(English version,
if the player is a boy)
Kanto Town Map
(English version,
if the player is a boy)
Johto Town Map
(English version,
if the player is a girl)
Kanto Town Map
(English version,
if the player is a girl)
       
Johto Town Map
(Japanese version,
if the player is a boy)
Kanto Town Map
(Japanese version,
if the player is a boy)
Johto Town Map
(Japanese version,
if the player is a girl)
Kanto Town Map
(Japanese version,
if the player is a girl)

Generation III

In FireRed and LeafGreen, Daisy Oak will give it to the player after the player receives a starter Pokémon and delivers Oak's Parcel to the Professor. If it is not obtained here, then it will be given by Celio at One Island in Generation III.

At first, the map will only display the Kanto region. During Generation III, after the player has ventured into the Sevii Islands, Celio will give them an upgraded map, featuring One, Two, and Three Islands. After entering the Hall of Fame and obtaining the National Pokédex, Celio will upgrade the map to its complete extent, revealing the final four Sevii Islands. The map display can be changed among the four sections (mainland Kanto; One, Two, and Three Island; Four and Five Island and Navel Rock; and Six, Seven, and Birth Island) at will after getting each new map.

Some locations have a guide (Japanese: ガイド guide) that details information on important places. This feature was expanded for every location on the Town Map starting in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

 
The Kanto Map in FireRed and LeafGreen
Sevii Island Town Maps
     
One Island, Two Island, and Three Island Four Island, Navel Rock, and Five Island Seven Island, Six Island, and Birth Island

Generation IV

A new, separate Town Map was introduced in Sinnoh, and serves as a complimentary map application to the Pokétch. The Sinnoh Town Map offers flavor text descriptions of all visited locations in the game, and of all routes, visited or not. However, areas such as Fullmoon Island will not be shown unless the player goes there. It resembles a Nintendo DS.

The Map is obtained in Jubilife City, when visiting the Trainers' School. The player receives it from his or her rival, Barry, upon giving him the Parcel from his mother.

Interestingly, Platinum's Town Map text data appears to have been taken directly from Diamond and Pearl: this is evidenced by Route 212's description including a reference to the house where shards can be traded for TMs. However, in Platinum, the TM-trading woman has been replaced by a Move Tutor.

 
The Sinnoh Town Map

Generation V

The Town Map in Black and White is given to the player by their Mom after receiving the Pokédex from Professor Juniper, while in Black 2 and White 2, it is obtained from Hugh's sister after Bianca gives them Poké Balls.

   
The Unova Map in Black and White The Unova Map in Black 2 and White 2

Generation VI

In X and Y, the Town Map is obtained from Mom once the player has received the Pokédex and delivered the Prof's Letter.

 
The Kalos Town Map

Generation VII

In Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon the Town Map is available from the beginning of the game.

In Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the player will receive the Town Map from their Mom after they've received the Pokédex from Professor Oak.

   
The Alola Map in Sun and Moon The Alola Map in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Generation VIII

In Sword and Shield, the Town Map is available from the beginning of the game. Now part of the menu, the player can use it to check the current weather of any location of Galar, and use the Flying Taxi.

   
Galar as seen in
Pokémon Sword
Galar as seen in
Pokémon Shield
   
The Isle of Armor as seen in
Pokémon Sword and Shield
The Crown Tundra as seen in
Pokémon Sword and Shield

Description

Games Description
Stad A map of the local area. It identifies your present location.
FRLG A very convenient map that can be viewed anytime. It even shows your present location.
E Can be viewed anytime. Shows your present location.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A very convenient map that can be viewed anytime. It even shows your present location.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
A very convenient map that can be viewed anytime. It even shows you your present location in the region.

Acquisition

Games Method
RBY/RGBY
FRLG
Pallet Town (from Daisy after obtaining the Pokédex)
Pokémon Network Center (from Celio, if not obtained in Pallet Town)FRLG
DPPt Trainers' School (from Barry after delivering the Parcel to him)
BW Nuvema Town (from the player's Mom after obtaining a Pokédex)
B2W2 Aspertia City (from Hugh's sister after receiving a set of Poké Balls from Bianca)
XY Vaniville Town (from the player's mom after delivering the Prof's Letter to her)
PE Pallet Town (from the player's mom after obtaining the Pokédex)

Appearance

       
Gen III
(FRLG/E)
Gen IV-VI Gen V
obtain sprite
Gen VII
(PE)

In the anime

In Dreams by the Yard Full!, similar to Max with his PokéNav in Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire and Brock with his Pokégear in Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, Cilan is shown to have a Town Map for his journeys with Ash and Iris. It seems to have the ability to look up and locate various landmarks and natural occurrences as seen in Cottonee in Love! when Cilan uses it to track the flow of the wind, and in Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open! when he locates plants used for an antidote for poison at the bottom of a lake.

In Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!, Cilan was seen examining the Town Map of Kanto and Johto while planning how he and Iris would continue traveling.

In A Battle of Aerial Mobility!, Clemont was revealed to own a Town Map.

In Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!, Serena was revealed to own a Town Map. Along with the map and current location shown on the left hand screen, the right hand screen can be used for a variety of other uses, including watching announcements for upcoming Pokémon Showcases by Monsieur Pierre. The device can also be used to search for information, as shown in Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction where Serena used it to find out that Diancie could make diamonds.

In the manga

 
A Town Map in Pokémon Zensho

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

May Oak was seen giving Ash a Town Map in Pikachu, I See You!.

Pokémon Adventures

In the Diamond & Pearl chapter, Pearl was often seen examining a Town Map.

Pokémon Zensho

In Pewter City, Daisy Oak gave Satoshi a Town Map, despite Shigeru having told her not to do so.

In the TCG

 
Town Map
Main article: Town Map (Boundaries Crossed 136)

Town Map was introduced as an Item card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Black & White Series (the Japanese BW Era). First released in the Japanese Freeze Bolt expansion, it later debuted in English in the Boundaries Crossed expansion, with both prints featuring an illustration by Toyste Beach. This Trainer card allows the player to flip their Prize cards face-up for the remainder of the game.

Trivia

 
"A map of the Kanto region! I hope she gives it to me..."
  • Before the release of Pokémon Gold and Silver, the only in-game source mentioning the name of the Kanto region was the Japanese-language text when examining the Town Map in Blue's house before the player obtains it.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 城鎮地圖 Sìhngjan Deihtòuh
Mandarin 城鎮地圖 / 城镇地图 Chéngzhèn Dìtú
  Dutch Plattegrond*
  Finnish Kartta
  European French Carte
  German Karte
  Italian Mappa Città
Mappa
  Korean 타운맵 Town Map
Portuguese   Brazil Mapa da Cidade (TCG)
Mapa (EToP)
  Portugal Mapa da Cidade*
  Russian Карта Города Karta Goroda
  European Spanish Mapa
Mapa Pueblo*
  Vietnamese Bản đồ


See also



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