Vermilion City

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Vermilion City クチバシティ
Kuchiba City
"The Port of Exquisite Sunsets"
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Map description
A southern city that is bathed in orange by the setting sun.HGSS
The international port town where magnificent boats gather from across the world.PE
Vermilion City Gym - Kanto Gym #3
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Thunder Badge
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Route 6
 
Vermilion City
Route 11
Location
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Location of Vermilion City in Kanto.
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Gen I Gen II Gen III

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.

Slogan

The Port of Exquisite Sunsets (Japanese, Generations I-III, VII: クチバはオレンジ夕焼けの 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.)

Places of interest

Vermilion City is home to the "Lightning American" Lt. Surge, the Leader of the Electric-specialist Gym. The people in the town are careful about pollution, as they are afraid that an infestation of Grimer could occur if the seas were ever polluted, as Celadon City suffers from this in Generations II and IV. Wild Pokémon appear in the sea around the city.

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.

Harbor

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Hitoshi Ariga artwork of Vermilion Harbor

Vermilion HarborRBYFRLG or Vermilion PortGSCHGSSPE (Japanese: クチバ Kuchiba Port) is one of the larger docks in the Kanto region, and boats such as the S.S. AnneRBYFRLGPE, S.S. AquaGSCHGSS, and SeagallopFRLG dock here.

A truck present in the Generation I and III games has also been the source of rumors.

Version Harbor
Red  
Blue
Yellow
Gold  
Silver
Crystal
FireRed  
LeafGreen
 

Pokémon Fan Club

Main article: Pokémon Fan Club
 
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.

By talking to the Fan Club Chairman he will start a long talk with the player. He talks about his two favorite Pokémon, Rapidash and Fearow at length and then gives the player a voucher to get a bicycle. In Pokémon Yellow he got a new hobby - taking Pokémon photos. The big photos of his Rapidash and Fearow can be seen on the walls of the clubhouse. He appears again in Generation II and its Generation IV remakes in the same place. Again, he talks about his Rapidash and gives the player a Rare Candy for listening to his story.

Vermilion Gym

Main article: Vermilion Gym
 
Vermilion Gym

The Vermilion Gym is the official Gym of Vermilion City. Its Gym Leader, Lt. Surge, focuses on Electric-type Pokémon. Trainers who defeat him receive the Thunder Badge. The Vermilion Gym appears in all games set in the Kanto region, appearing much the same in each: the main room is filled with 15 trash cans, and Trainers are scattered about this room. Beyond this room is another, guarded by electric doors in Generation I, and an electric fence in Generation III. The only way to get in the final room in these generations, where Lt. Surge is located, is to find two switches underneath the trash cans. If the first switch was found, but the player incorrectly guessed the second one, the traps would reset. In Generation II, these traps are not turned on. After Lt. Surge is defeated, he will give the player the Thunder Badge, TM34 (Shock Wave) or TM24 (Thunderbolt) in Generation I, and the ability to use Fly outside of battle.

Construction site

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 breakable rocks surrounding the building site that conceal many hidden items such as Shards, Heart Scales, and other valuable items.

In-game trade

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.

Although the sprite and name of the owner are female, Ch'ding's original Trainer data defines Elyssa as male. In FireRed and LeafGreen, this is undifferentiable from a female original Trainer, but if Ch'ding is traded to Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald or transferred forward to Generation V (via Pal Park and Poké Transporter), the OT name is shown colored blue.

Fishing Brother

In Generations I and III, a man known as the Fishing Guru can be found in Vermilion City who gives away an Old Rod to the player. Later (in Generations II and IV), he is known as the Fishing Dude and claims to be the eldest of the Fishing Brothers.

Sleeping Pokémon notice

There's a notice in Generations I and III near the entrance to Diglett's Cave about a sleeping Pokémon that's blocking Route 12, advising people wishing to go to Lavender Town to detour through the Rock Tunnel instead in the meantime.

Demographics

Pokémon Red and Blue

In Pokémon Red and Blue, the population of Vermilion City is 25 (not including the passengers on the S.S. Anne).

Pokémon Yellow

In Pokémon Yellow, the population of Vermilion City has increased to 26 (not including the passengers on the S.S. Anne). This is because Officer Jenny has been added.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the population of Vermilion City is 30. The increase in population is possibly due to the addition of the harbor building.

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Vermilion City has a population of 29 (not including the passengers on the S.S. Anne).

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the population of Vermilion City is 34; the population has increased by five since Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, possibly due to the addition of the harbor building.

Poké Mart

Generation I
  Poké Ball
 200
  Super Potion
 700
  Ice Heal
 250
  Awakening
 200
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Repel
 350
Generation II
  Ultra Ball
 1200
  Super Potion
 700
  Hyper Potion
 1200
  Revive
 1500
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening
 250
  Burn Heal
 250
  Litebluemail
 50
Generation III
  Poké Ball
 200
  Super Potion
 700
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening
 250
  Ice Heal
 250
  Repel
 350


Lower cashier (Generation IV)
  Poké Ball
 200
  Great Ball
 600
  Ultra Ball
 1200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion
 700
  Hyper Potion
 1200
  Max Potion
 2500
  Full Restore
 3000
  Revive
 1500
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening
 250
  Burn Heal
 250
  Ice Heal
 250
  Full Heal
 600
  Escape Rope
 550
  Repel
 350
  Super Repel
 500
  Max Repel
 700
Upper cashier (Generation IV)
  Air Mail
 50
  Nest Ball
 1000
  Dusk Ball
 1000
  Quick Ball
 1000
Upper cashier (Generation IV)
  Air Mail
 50
  Quick Ball
 1000
Generation VII
  Poké Ball
 100
  Great Ball
 300
  Ultra Ball4 Badges
 500
  Potion
 200
  Super Potion
 700
  Hyper Potion4 Badges
 1,500
  Max Potion6 Badges
 2,500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3,000
  Antidote
 200
  Burn Heal
 300
  Ice Heal
 100
  Awakening
 100
  Paralyze Heal
 300
  Full Heal3 Badges
 400
  Revive3 Badges
 2,000
  Escape Rope
 300
  Repel
 400
  Super Repel3 Badges
 700
  Max Repel5 Badges
 900
  Lure
 400
  Super Lure4 Badges
 700
  Max Lure6 Badges
 900
  X Attack
 550
  X Defense
 500
  X Sp. Atk
 350
  X Sp. Def
 350
  X Speed
 350
  X Accuracy
 950
  Dire Hit
 650
  Guard Spec.
 700


Items

Item Location Games
  Vs. Seeker Received from the female Ace Trainer at the Pokémon Center counter  FR  LG 
  Old Rod Received from the Fishing Guru  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
  Max Ether Four squares south and one square west of the Pokémon Center entrance (hidden)  FR  LG 
  Stick Held by Ch'Ding, a Farfetch'd the player can obtain in a trade  FR  LG 
  Bike Voucher Received from the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
  Pikachu Set Received from the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman  P 
  Raichu Set Received from the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman after becoming best friends with partner Pikachu  P 
  Eevee Set Received from the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman  E 
  Eeveelution Sets Received from the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman after becoming best friends with partner Eevee  E 
  Max Ether Five squares east and two squares north of the entrance to the Pokémon Fan Club house, on the house (requires Surf) (hidden)  R  B  Y 
  Sailor Set From the ticket-inspecting Sailor upon showing the S.S. Ticket  P  E 
  Full Heal West of the southern storage container in the land being bulldozed flat by Machop (hidden) (daily)  P  E 
  Big Pearl East of Pokémon Fan Club and behind the person sitting on bench (requires Sea Skim) (hidden)  P  E 
  Full Heal In the bush next to the Vermilion Gym (hidden)  G  S  C 
  Rare Candy Received from the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  HP Up Received from the man east of the Poké Mart after obtaining all 16 Badges  G  S  C 
  Big Pearl On the sandbar south of the walkway leading to the Vermilion Harbor, accessed from Route 11 (requires Surf) (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Full Heal In the southeastern corner of the construction site (requires Rock Smash) (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Heart Scale On the second northernmost boat (requires Surf) (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Luck Incense On the sandbar north of the walkway leading to the Vermilion Harbor (requires Surf)  HG  SS 
  Pearl ×2 On the sandbar south of the walkway leading to the Vermilion Harbor, accessed from Route 11 (requires Surf) (hidden)  HG  SS 
  PP Max Received from the man east of the Poké Mart after obtaining all 16 Badges  HG  SS 
  Sticky Barb In the section of land east of the walkway leading to the Vermilion Harbor, accessed from Route 11  HG  SS 
  Lost Item Received from a member of the Pokémon Fan Club after hearing about Copycat's missing doll  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Harbor

Item Location Games
  Lava Cookie Far southeast of the truck, in the southeast corner, only accessible while the S.S. Anne is moored (requires Surf) (hidden)  FR  LG 
  Revive At the port, southeast of the truck (requires Sea Skim) (hidden) (daily)  P  E 
  Iron 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)  G  S  C 
  Iron Southeast of the S.S. Aqua (hidden)  HG  SS 

Rock Smash

Item Location Games
  Red Shard Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Blue Shard Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Yellow Shard Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Green Shard Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Heart Scale Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Revive Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Max Ether Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Star Piece Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 

Found by walking Pokémon

Item Location Games
  Pretty Wing Sometimes found by the player's walking Pokémon from the flower beds near Route 11  P  E 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
  Squirtle
R B Y
  Gift
10 One
  Farfetch'd
R B Y
  Trade
Spearow
The same as the Traded Pokémon One
Fishing
  Magikarp
R B Y
  Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
  Poliwag
R B Y
  Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
  Goldeen
R B Y
  Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
  Tentacool
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
10, 15, 20 90%
  Shellder
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 50%
  Krabby
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 50%
  Horsea
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
5 10%
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.


Harbor

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Fishing
  Magikarp
R B Y
  Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
  Poliwag
R B Y
  Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
  Goldeen
R B Y
  Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
  Tentacool
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
10, 15 70%
  Shellder
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 50%
  Shellder
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
10 10%
  Krabby
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 50%
  Staryu
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 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.


Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
  Tentacool
G S C
  Surfing
30-39 90%
  Tentacruel
G S C
  Surfing
35-39 10%
Fishing
  Tentacool
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Tentacool
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
  Shellder
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 10%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
  Chinchou
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 20%
  Tentacruel
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
  Shellder
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 30%
  Chinchou
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 40%
  Lanturn
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
Special Pokémon
  Snorlax
G S C
  Only one
50 One
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.


Harbor

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
  Tentacool
G S C
  Surfing
30-39 90%
  Tentacruel
G S C
  Surfing
35-39 10%
Fishing
  Tentacool
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Tentacool
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
  Shellder
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 10%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
  Chinchou
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 20%
  Tentacruel
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
  Shellder
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 30%
  Chinchou
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 40%
  Lanturn
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
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 III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Special Pokémon
  Farfetch'd
FR LG
  Trade
Spearow
The same as the Traded Pokémon One
Surfing
  Tentacool
FR LG
  Surfing
5-40 100%
Fishing
  Magikarp
FR LG
  Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
  Krabby
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
  Krabby
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
  Horsea
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
  Horsea
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
  Magikarp
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
  Psyduck
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 1%
  Slowpoke
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 1%
  Shellder
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
  Krabby
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
  Horsea
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 44%
  Horsea
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 4%
  Staryu
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
  Gyarados
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 15%
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.


Harbor

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
  Tentacool
FR LG
  Surfing
5-40 100%
Fishing
  Magikarp
FR LG
  Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
  Krabby
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
  Krabby
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
  Horsea
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
  Horsea
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
  Magikarp
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
  Psyduck
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 1%
  Slowpoke
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 1%
  Shellder
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
  Krabby
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 44%
  Horsea
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 44%
  Staryu
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
  Gyarados
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 15%
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  
  Diglett
HG SS
  Rock Smash
24-37 90%
  Shuckle
HG SS
  Rock Smash
32-35 10%
Headbutt
  Spearow
HG SS
  Headbutt
11-16 50%
  Heracross
HG SS
  Headbutt
11-13 30%
  Combee
HG SS
  Headbutt
11-16 20%
Surfing
  Tentacool
HG SS
  Surfing
30-35 90%
  Tentacruel
HG SS
  Surfing
35 10%
Fishing
  Tentacool
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
  Tentacool
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 30%
  Shellder
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 3%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
  Chinchou
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 7%
  Tentacruel
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 7%
  Shellder
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 30%
  Chinchou
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 60%
  Lanturn
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 3%
Swarm
  Wingull
HG SS
  Swarm
35 60%
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 VII

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
While riding a Flying Pokémon
  Pidgey
P E
  Midair
3-56 60%
  Pidgeotto
P E
  Midair
3-56 35%
  Pidgeot
P E
  Midair
3-56 5%
Gift Pokémon
  Squirtle
P E
  Gift
16 One
  Persian
P E
  Gift
16 One
  Arcanine
P E
  Gift
16 One
Special Pokémon
  Geodude
Alolan Form
P E
  Trade
Geodude
16 Unlimited
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 VII

Pre-Hall of Fame



Post-Hall of Fame

Trainer Pokémon
Master Trainer
 
Bird Keeper Moe
コウイチ Kouichi
Reward: N/A
  Farfetch'd Lv.70
Swords Dance Fly
Feint -
Master Trainer
 
Black Belt Randy
タクマ Takuma
Reward: N/A
  Machamp Lv.75
Brick Break Headbutt
Bulk Up -
Master Trainer
 
Ace Trainer Carl
フジタカ Fujitaka
Reward: N/A
  Krabby Lv.70
Superpower X-Scissor
- -




Differences among generations

 
Vermilion Port in Generation IV

Much has changed from Generation I to Generation III. Most of the city is now covered in grass and sandy patches along the shoreline. The construction site has grown, while the Pokémon Fan Club has been redesigned and expanded. The S.S. Anne's port has also had an archway added to the entrance. In Generation II nothing major has changed, though the city has extended into Route 11 near Diglett's Cave and the Vermilion City port has been redesigned into a building, where the S.S. Aqua transports passengers to and from Olivine City in Johto. Also, Snorlax was also relocated from Route 12 to the entrance to Diglett's Cave. To move it, Trainers had to use a Pokégear tuned to the PokéFlute Channel, as the Poké Flute did not exist in the Generation II games. In Generation IV, the Diglett's Cave is pushed back to Route 11.

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Pinball

In Pokémon Pinball, Vermilion City makes two appearances: the Seaside (Red Field) and the Streets (Blue Field).

In the Red Field, called "Vermilion City Seaside", catchable Pokémon include: Pidgey, Ekans, Oddish, Farfetch'd, Shellder and Krabby.

In the Blue Field, called "Vermilion City Streets", catchable Pokémon include: Sandshrew, Farfetch'd, Shellder, Drowzee, Krabby and Pinsir.

In the anime

 
Vermilion City in the anime

Main series

Vermilion City debuted in Electric Shock Showdown, where Ash battled Lt. Surge for his third Badge. The harbor appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne, when Ash, Misty, and Brock boarded the St. Anne.

O has a Pokémon Ping-Pong center, where he is training Dawn's Ambipom, in Vermilion City.

In Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!, Ash and his friends' tour of the Decolore Islands ended at Vermilion City. The city was shown to have a local train station, with Iris and Cilan taking the train to Saffron City in order to board the Magnet Train there. Alexa also bought Cloyster boxed lunches for the two, which is exclusively sold in Vermilion City.

In Pokémon Journeys: The Series, Vermilion City has a prominent role as the hometown of Goh and Chloe. Professor Cerise's aptly-named Cerise Laboratory was officially opened there in Legend? Go! Friends? Go!. Goh and Ash became Cerise's research assistants after documenting their chance encounter with a Lugia, and currently reside at the Cerise Laboratory. Professor Cerise's daughter Chloe also lives in the city and attends a local school. In Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!, Chloe was shown to live in a house with her father, mother, and younger brother. In A Snow Day for Searching!, Goh was shown to have grown up in an apartment building with his father, mother, and grandmother.

In Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!, an outbreak of Bulbasaur and Ivysaur, a part of natural phenomena known as the "Ivysaur march", was causing traffic and minor chaos across the city. The Grass Pokémon made their way to their former grassland, to the north of Vermilion, which is now a construction site for a new Gym. After scaling the building, the Ivysaur and Bulbasaur evolved together and released pollen into the air, causing all of the city's flowers to bloom.

Gallery

Pokémon Center Vermilion Gym Vermilion Harbor
     
Pokémon the Series: Black & White Cerise Laboratory GO Gym
     
Cerise Household Vermilion City school Poké Mart
     
Hospital Police Station
   

Pokémon Origins

Although Vermilion City was never properly seen in Pokémon Origins, Red recalled having visited it prior to the events of File 2: Cubone. During his visit, he obtained the HM for Cut from the captain of S.S. Anne and earned the Thunder Badge by defeating Lt. Surge at the Vermilion Gym.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

 
Vermilion City in Pokémon Adventures

Vermilion City is split into two main areas; the center city and the harbor. The Kanto Pokémon Fan Club headquarters is located in the center city. Some of the citizens are Poké Fans and Sailors.

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Vermilion City first appeared in Danger: High Voltorb and Buzz Off, Electabuzz!. After arriving, Red learned that many people in the city had gotten their Pokémon stolen. Red decided to investigate the S.S. Anne, where he learned that the local Gym Leader, Lt. Surge, was behind the thefts and was using the ship to transport the stolen Pokémon away. Surge almost succeeded in drowning Red, but was saved by his newly evolved Poliwrath. Although Surge managed to get away, his Sailor underlings were arrested and the stolen Pokémon aboard the ship were returned to their rightful owners.

Yellow chapter

Vermilion City reappeared in Ekans the Ecstasy. Just when Yellow arrived there aboard the S.S. Anne, which was now transporting passengers instead of stolen Pokémon, the Team Rocket Elite Trio sabotaged the ship. Although Yellow was able to save all of the passengers, the ship was still sunk at the harbor.

In The Kindest Tentacruel, the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman told Yellow of a legend about an underwater dome at the bottom of the Vermilion Harbor. Inside the dome was supposedly a set of unique Evolution stones that didn't disappear after being used, with one of these stones being behind the Evolution of Red's Poliwrath three years earlier. Yellow was later lead to the dome by a Tentacruel, only to find out that the Thunder, Water, and Fire Stones were missing, meaning that she wasn't the first one to have found the place.

In Breath of Dragonair Part 1, while thinking about a way to cross the ocean without Surf, Yellow learned of a surfing contest, where the main prize was going to be a Dragonair, an excellent Pokémon for crossing the sea. However, before the contest could even begin, the "prize" Dragonair started attacking everyone, as it actually belonged to Lance, who used its Hyper Beam to obliterate most of Vermilion City, as he claimed it was obstructing his view. When Lance started to leave, Yellow gave chase. Lance proved to be an overwhelmingly strong opponent and sent Yellow sinking into the sea. However, thanks to Pika learning Surf, Yellow was able to save herself from drowning and start crossing the sea.

FireRed & LeafGreen chapter

In Now You See Me..., Red and Blue flew to Vermilion to board the Seagallop for One Island. In Start the Countdown, Starmie, the Seagallop returned to Vermilion, carrying Blue, Green, Green's parents, Lorelei, Ultima, and Professor Oak, at the same time that the Team Rocket airship, which Red was trying to control, was about to crash somewhere in Vermilion. Although Red was able to prevent the Forretress aboard the airship from exploding, the aircraft still nearly crash-landed, but thankfully, Mew was able to lower it safely to the ground. Afterwards, Sird appeared on the scene, attempting to make one last attempt to capture Deoxys, but although she failed, the clash between her Pokémon and Mewtwo's attacks led to the Pokédex holders present being turned to stone.

Pokémon Zensho

 
Vermilion City in Pokémon Zensho

Vermilion City appeared in Vermilion City, where it was visited by Satoshi. With the S.S. Ticket he had received from Bill, he visited the S.S. Anne and met the ship's seasick captain. After the captain had recovered from his seasickness, he talked with Satoshi for a while, before Satoshi headed to the Vermilion Gym to challenge Lt. Surge. The Gym battle between Surge's Electabuzz and Satoshi's Charmeleon ended in Satoshi's victory, earning him the Thunder Badge. Afterwards, the captain of the S.S. Anne came to congratulate him of his victory, giving him HM01 (Cut) before leaving with his ship.

Trivia

  • 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).
  • The design of Vermilion City in Pokémon Journeys: The Series appears to be modeled after Yokohama, which is its real-life counterpart.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese クチバシティ Kuchiba City From 朽葉色 kuchiba-iro (burnt orange color of decayed leaves)
English, Norwegian Vermilion City From vermilion (reddish-orange pigment produced from the mineral cinnabar)
German Orania City From Orange
Spanish Ciudad Carmín From carmín (carmine)
Ciudad Vermilion* From its English name
French Carmin sur Mer From carmin (carmine) and the suffix sur Mer (on the sea)
Italian Aranciopoli From arancione (orange) and the suffix -poli (city)
Korean 갈색시티 Galsaek City From 갈색 (褐色) galsaek (brown)
Chinese (Mandarin) 枯葉市 / 枯叶市 Kūyè Shì From 枯葉色 / 枯叶色 kūyèsè (color of dried leaves)
Chinese (Cantonese) 枯葉市 Fūyihp Síh*
秋色市 Chāusīk Síh*
From 枯葉色 fūyihpsīk (color of dried leaves)
From 秋色 cāusīk (autumn-colored)
Czech Rumělkové město From rumělka (cinnabar) and město (city, town)
Polish Orania
Vermilion*
From its German name
From its English name
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade de Vermilion*
Cidade de Vermillion*
Cidade Vermilion*
From its English name
European Portuguese Cidade Escarlate
Vermilion City*
From escarlate (scarlet)
Same as English name
Russian Вермилион Vermilion
Орания Oraniya
Вермиллион-Сити Vermillion-Siti*
From its English name
From its German name
Transcription of its English name
Swedish Vermilionstaden From its English name
Vietnamese Thành phố Kuchiba Transcription of its Japanese name


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