Vaniville Town

Vaniville Town アサメタウン
Asame Town
"A town whose flower is about to bloom."
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Blooming buds covered in morning dew exude hope for the future in this small town.
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Route 1
Vaniville Town

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Location of Vaniville Town in Kalos.

Vaniville Town (Japanese: アサメタウン Asame Town) is a small town located in the southeastern portion of the Kalos region. Vaniville Town is the starting location for the Kalos player character. It is the hometown of Calem and Serena. To the north is Route 1.


A town whose flower is about to bloom. (Japanese: これから 花開く 町 A town whose flower is about to bloom.)

Places of interest

Player's house

Main article: Player's house → Kalos

The player's house is in the center house in a townhouse type dwelling in Vaniville Town. The player has just moved here from a region far away. The player's mother lives here, and is usually cooking something in the kitchen. This is where the player receives a Town Map, and the first change of clothes. The house has two stories; the top floor is the player's bedroom, complete with a bed, TV, Wii U, PC, a mirror where the player changes out of their pajamas at the beginning of the game, and a few drawers. The player's PC was given by their dad, and it contains Adventure Basics.

The first floor is the kitchen, living room, and mom's room. The kitchen has a pot on the stove and a sink, while the living room has a large, curved, flat screen TV upon a mantle, a fireplace, and a couch; the player's mom's Fletchling stays in the living room. The last room is the player's mom's room, this room containing a window, bed, china closet, and a night stand with a picture.

After entering the Hall of Fame and the Parade in Lumiose City, the player returns here. The outside consists of a stone path to the center of Vaniville Town, with the player's mom's Rhyhorn sleeping on a mat with a beach ball. The house property is surrounded by a brick wall, with the entrance to Vaniville on the left and the player's rival's house on the right. There is a mailbox on the wall. The pillars that open the wall to the path have Poké Balls on them.

Serena/Calem's house

Serena/Calem's house is also two levels. The first level is the living room, with a table, china cabinet, and TV. There is also a kitchen with a stove, sink, refrigerator, and a few cabinets. Upstairs is the second level, which contains Serena/Calem's room. There is a bed, mirror, TV, desk, and a bookcase. The house is to the right of the player's. It is the last house on the right part of the row.

The outside is a stone path leading to the center of Vaniville. The property is surrounded by a brick wall, with the player's house in the left and the boundary of Vaniville Town to the right. There is a mailbox on the wall. The pillars that open the wall to the path have Poké Balls on them.


Pokémon X and Y

The population of Vaniville Town is 9 (not counting the player or Serena/Calem), making it the smallest town in Kalos.


Item Location Games
  Running Shoes Automatically obtained at the start of the game  X  Y 
  Town Map Gift from mom after getting the Pokédex  X  Y 
  Potion Gift from mom after getting the Pokédex  X  Y 
  Holo Caster Automatically obtained after getting the Town Map and Potion  X  Y 


Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Special Pokémon
Any Pokémon
5 One
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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

Serena's home at Vaniville Town in the anime

Vaniville Town is the hometown of Serena, her mother Grace, and her rival Shauna. The town first appeared briefly in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, where it started off at Serena's home while she was woken up by Fletchling in her bedroom. In the next episode, Serena was forced to train for Rhyhorn racing under the watchful eye of Grace, though the Rhyhorn kept jumping around and throwing Serena off. Later, Serena and her mother watched the news on TV about a boy and a rampaging Garchomp on Prism Tower. In A Battle of Aerial Mobility!, Serena's home reappeared as she chose which attire when she headed to Professor Sycamore's lab to choose her first Pokémon.

Serena's home reappeared in several other episodes, where her mother, Fletchling, and Rhyhorn were seen cheering for Serena as she competed in Pokémon Showcases.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Vaniville Town in Pokémon Adventures

Vaniville Town is the hometown of X and Y, as well as their friends Shauna, Tierno, and Trevor.

As a child, X had won the championship of a Junior Trainer Tournament, causing him to receive a lot of attention from the media. Eventually the pressure of being stalked by reporters and paparazzo led to X locking himself in his room, refusing to come out, despite Y's constant attempts to make him do so.

X & Y arc

Vaniville Town first appeared in An X-cuse to Come Out and Play. Worried about his friend X, Trevor had called Professor Sycamore for help, and he had agreed to send him a set of the three Kalos starter Pokémon, hoping they would cheer X up. However, as soon as the package containing the starters and Pokédexes arrived, Xerneas and Yveltal suddenly appeared in the middle of the town and started fighting each other, destroying the whole town. During the chaos, Trevor lost Fennekin and one of the Pokédexes, Shauna lost her Furfrou, and Team Flare attempted to steal X's Mega Ring. X and his friends survived the disaster, and, with their hometown in ruins, set off on a journey together.

Later it was revealed that Team Flare, in order to hide the truth about the fight between the two Legendary Pokémon, had made up a cover story about an unexplained explosion destroying Vaniville Town, and imprisoned every single citizen of Vaniville Town at their headquarters in Geosenge Town to prevent them from outing the truth to the world.

At the end of the arc, the quintet returned to Vaniville, and Y tearfully reunited with her mother Grace. Three months later, X moved into a newly-rebuilt house in Vaniville, and thus removed the tent he had lived in during his journey from Y's Rhyhorn's back.


Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese アサメタウン Asame Town From 朝芽 asame (morning bud)
English Vaniville Town From vanilla and ville, a common suffix in town names
German Escissia From skizze (sketch) and possibly the French esquisser (sketch)
Spanish Pueblo Boceto From boceto (sketch)
French Bourg Croquis From bourg (market town) and croquis
Italian Borgo Bozzetto From borgo (village) and bozzetto (sketch)
Korean 조아마을 Joa Maeul From 조아 (朝芽) joa (morning bud)
Chinese (Mandarin) 朝香鎮 / 朝香镇 Zhāoxiāng Zhèn From 朝 zhāo (morning) and 香 xiāng (fragrance)
Chinese (Cantonese) 朝香鎮 Jīuhēung Jan From 朝 jīu (morning) and 香 hēung (fragrance)
Polish Vaniville From its English name
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade de Vaniville From its English name

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