Vermilion City (Japanese: クチバシティKuchiba City) is a city in Kanto.
Situated near a sea inlet to the south, it serves as a popular sea port for ships such as the S.S. Anne. Vermilion Harbor is a home port for many ships. The S.S. Anne sails around the world and returns to Vermilion once a year. The S.S. Aqua sails from Olivine City in Johto to Vermilion Harbor. The Seagallop Ferries sail regularly to all of the Sevii Islands. Aside from the harbor, the other exits to the city are Route 11 and Diglett's Cave to the east. North of the city is Route 6.
The Port of Exquisite Sunsets (Japanese, Generations I-III, VII: クチバはオレンジ夕焼けの色Kuchiba is the color of orange sunsets.; Generation IV: ゆうやけいろのみなとまちThe sunset-colored port town.)
Vermilion is also home to the Fan Club Chairman. He can be found in the Pokémon Fan Club house located just slightly north of the Gym. By talking to him, the player can obtain a voucher for a free bike, the only way to obtain a bike since the price of 1,000,000 is impossible to pay.
The Vermilion City's Fan Club in FireRed and LeafGreen
Pokémon Fan Club
All Pokémon Fans Welcome!
The Kanto chapter of the Pokémon Fan Club is located in Vermilion. The Pokémon Fan Club is an organization spread throughout the Pokémon world, with at least one Club House in nearly every region. The Fan Club is basically a place for people to meet and chat about their favorite Pokémon and to show off their collections to each other. In general, the members are usually more oriented to unevolved, cute Pokémon.
In the northeastern part of the city, there is an old man whose Machop is preparing a plot of land for construction of a building. They still have not finished three years after he started in Generation I, as he does not have enough money to begin building. This man's Machop can cause a glitch in Generation II. In Generation IV, the construction site consumes most of the north-eastern side of the city, playing a slightly bigger role in the game; there are many smashable rocks surrounding the building site that conceal many hidden items such as Shards, Heart Scales, and other valuable items.
In one of the houses south and a little east of the Pokémon Center is a girl that wants to trade the player a Farfetch'd for a Spearow. The Farfetch'd will be nicknamed "Ch'ding" ("Dux" in Generation I), and it will be holding a Stick. The OT will be "Elyssa" and its ID will be 08810. The Pokémon's level will be the same as the one that the player traded.
Northeast of the S.S. Aqua, in the area below the gatekeeper Sailor, only accessible after taking the S.S. Aqua from Olivine City, on the northern buoy three squares west of the eastern edge (requires Surf) (hidden)
Vermilion is split into two main areas; the center city and the port. The KantoPokémon Fan Club headquarters is located in the center city and the S.S. Anne arrives once in a month in the port. Some of the citizens are Pokéfans and Sailors.
Red and Blue flew to Vermilion to board the Seagallop for One Island. The Seagallop returned to Vermilion carrying Blue, Green, and her parents, Lorelei, Ultima, and Professor Oak, at the same time that a Team Rocket airship, that Red was trying to control, was about to crash somewhere in Vermilion. Although Red was able to prevent Forretress aboard the airship from exploding, the aircraft still nearly crash-landed, but thankfully, Mew was able to lower it safely to the ground.
Vermilion City and Cinnabar Island are named after the same color in the English versions of the Pokémon games but not in the Japanese versions, since vermilion (クチバkuchiba, "decayed leaves") refers to a shade of orange while crimson (グレンguren, "crimson lotus") refers to a shade of red. Vermilion is an orange-red pigment, produced from the orange-red mineral cinnabar. This explains why Vermilion City is colored orange while Cinnabar Island is colored red in the Generation I games when played with the Super Game Boy enhancements enabled on a compatible system or with the Game Boy Color enhancements available in the international releases of Pokémon Yellow (including the Virtual Console release).
クチバシティ Kuchiba City
From 朽葉色 kuchiba-iro, the burnt orange color of decayed leaves
From vermilion, a reddish-orange pigment produced from the mineral cinnabar
Carmin sur Mer
From carmin (carmine) and the suffix sur Mer (on the sea)
From arancione (orange) and the suffix -poli (city)
From carmín, carmine
From its English name
From 갈색 (褐色) galsaek, brown
枯葉市 / 枯叶市 Kūyè Shì
From 枯葉色 / 枯叶色 kūyèsè, the color of dried leaves
枯葉市 Fūyihp Síh* 秋色市 Chāusīk Síh*
From 枯葉色 fūyihpsīk, the color of dried leaves From 秋色 cāusīk, autumn-colored
From rumělka (cinnabar) and město (city, town)
Same as English name
From its German name
Cidade de Vermilion* Cidade de Vermillion* Cidade Vermilion*