Violet City

Violet City キキョウシティ
Kikyō City
"The City of Nostalgic Scents"
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Map description
This old village is still surrounded by trees and other scenery.
Violet City Gym - Johto Gym #1
Falkner
Falkner
Flying-type
specialist Gym
Zephyr Badge
Zephyr Badge
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Route 36
Violet City
Route 31
 
Route 32
 
Location
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Location of Violet City in Johto.
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Gen II

Violet City (Japanese: キキョウシティ Kikyō City) is located in central Johto. It is the third city encountered in Johto by the player. Pokémon Trainers often come to Violet City in order to win the Zephyr Badge from Falkner, the Violet Gym Leader, who specializes in Flying-type Pokémon. The city has three entrances, one from the east via Route 31, one from the south via Route 32, and one from the west via Route 36.

Slogan

The City of Nostalgic Scents (Japanese, Generation II: なつかしい かおりのする まち The city of nostalgic scents.; Generation IV: なつかしい かおりの まち The city of nostalgic scents.)

Places of interest

Pokémon School

Main article: Pokémon academy

Located in the center of the town is the Pokémon School (Japanese: ポケモンじゅく Pokémon Juku), where prospective Trainers learn how to raise Pokémon. On the blackboard are descriptions of the various status conditions which can affect Pokémon.

The Pokémon School is also a place where students and Trainers can learn more about Pokémon. Most beginning Trainers visit at least one of them, and common Trainers classes found studying at these locations are Lasses, School Kids, and Scientists.

It is run by Earl Dervish, who at first is located next to the Gym, but will show the player where the Pokémon School is located while he twirls around at every turn along the way.

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, it is known as Earl's Pokémon Academy (Japanese: ジョバンニせんせいのポケモンじゅく Prof. Giovanni's Pokémon Juku).

Pokémon School
Earl will show you all
there is to Pokémon!

Sprout Tower

 
The Sprout Tower in HeartGold and SoulSilver
Main article: Sprout Tower

The large tower in the northern part of the town is a tall and wobbling pagoda, run by Sages who train Pokémon, all the while teaching people that all living beings coexist through cooperation. These monks mostly train Bellsprout, although occasionally use Hoothoot. As Trainers battle, the flexible pagoda shakes from side to side; this flexibility protects the tall tower from earthquakes. This technology is now known as jūkōzō, and is applied to hundreds of modern high-rise buildings. Many people believe that a hundred-foot Bellsprout was used to make the swaying pillar.

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, after the player defeats Li, they will receive HM05 (Flash), while in Generation IV they will instead receive TM70 (Flash). In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the player must defeat Li in order to challenge the Violet Gym. Rattata can be found in the tower, as can Gastly at night.

Sprout Tower
Experience the Way of Pokémon
to Cast Aside Your Doubts.

Violet Gym

 
The Violet Gym in HeartGold and SoulSilver
Main article: Violet Gym

The Violet Gym is the official Gym of Violet City. It is based on Flying-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Falkner. Trainers who defeat him receive the Zephyr Badge. In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the Gym structure was very basic. The path is held on a raised platform, with a large drop to either side of the path. The path creates an "S" shape as it winds around toward the Gym Leader. At the tips of the "S" there are two Trainers that are both unavoidable. After Falkner is defeated, he will give the player the Zephyr Badge, TM31 (Mud-Slap), and the ability to use Flash outside of battle.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Gym appears to be redesigned as to another perspective. Trainers will start on plain ground other than a raised floor, along with a wooden platform that will lift Trainers up to the upper level, where a structure similar to the previous generation awaits. A Trainer waits at each end of the "S", but unlike in Gold, Silver, and Crystal, both Trainers can be avoided by walking on the glass tiles that encircle the field. After Falkner is defeated, he will give the player the Zephyr Badge, TM51 (Roost), and the ability to use Rock Smash outside of battle.

In-game trade

One of the few in-game trades can be found in Violet City. In a southwestern house lives a Trainer named Rudy (Japanese: コンタ Konta), called Kyle in the English releases of Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, who is willing to give up his Onix, nicknamed Rocky (Japanese: ブルブル Buruburu), in exchange for a Bellsprout. This Onix will be holding a Bitter BerryGSC or Persim BerryHGSS.

Berries

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, a Juggler found near the Pokémon Center will hand out three different types of Berries each time a Shard is traded. The types of Berries given to the player depend on the shard's color. There is another Juggler that will trade a shard for Berries in Fuchsia City.

Shard Berry Set Berries
  Red Shard A   Cheri Berry   Pecha Berry   Leppa Berry
  Blue Shard B   Oran Berry   Chesto Berry   Wiki Berry
  Yellow Shard C   Aspear Berry   Sitrus Berry   Iapapa Berry
  Green Shard D   Rawst Berry   Lum Berry   Aguav Berry

Primo

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, a man named Primo appears in the Pokémon Center and introduces himself as the host of the Teachy TV program from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. He will offer the player the chance to give their opinion on him as he is apparently a celebrity. If the right combination of phrases is selected, the player can get secret wallpapers or Pokémon Eggs.

Demographics

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Violet City in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal has a population of 40.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Violet City's population is 52, making it the second-largest city in Johto. However, it is dwarfed in comparison to Johto's largest, Goldenrod City. Goldenrod actually has approximately double Violet City's population.

Poké Mart

Generation II
  Poké Ball
 200
  Potion
 300
  Escape Rope
 550
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening
 250
  X Defend
 550
  X Attack
 500
  X Speed
 350
  Flower Mail
 50


Lower cashier (Generation IV)
  Poké Ball
 200
  Great Ball3 Badges
 600
  Ultra Ball7 Badges
 1200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion1 Badge
 700
  Hyper Potion5 Badges
 1200
  Max Potion7 Badges
 2500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3000
  Revive3 Badges
 1500
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening1 Badge
 250
  Burn Heal1 Badge
 250
  Ice Heal1 Badge
 250
  Full Heal5 Badges
 600
  Escape Rope1 Badge
 550
  Repel1 Badge
 350
  Super Repel3 Badges
 500
  Max Repel7 Badges
 700
Upper cashier (Generation IV)
  Tunnel Mail
 50
  Heal Ball
 300
  Net Ball
 1000


Items

Item Location Games
Bitter Berry Held by Rocky, an Onix the player can obtain in a trade  G  S  C 
  Persim Berry Held by Rocky, an Onix the player can obtain in a trade  HG  SS 
PRZCureBerry On the Berry tree near the exit to Route 32 (daily)  G  S  C 
  Ylw Apricorn On the Apricorn tree near the exit to Route 32 (daily)  HG  SS 
  Poké Ball On the west side of the small gray island in front of Sprout Tower (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Hyper Potion At the end of the path between the Pokémon Center and the Pokémon academy (requires CutGSC/Rock SmashHGSS) (hidden)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  PP Up On the land across the western water (requires Surf)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Rare Candy On the land across the eastern water (requires Surf)  G  S  C  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 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
  Poliwag
G S C
  Surfing
15-24 90%
  Poliwhirl
G S C
  Surfing
20-24 10%
Fishing
  Poliwag
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Poliwag
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
  Poliwag
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 80%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
Gift Pokémon
  Togepi
G S C
  Egg
5 One
Special Pokémon
  Onix
G S C
  Trade
Bellsprout
The same as the Traded Pokémon 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.


Generation IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Surfing
10-25 90%
  Poliwhirl
HG SS
  Surfing
15-32 10%
Fishing
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 80%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
Headbutt
  Exeggcute
HG SS
  Headbutt
10 20%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
2-3 50%
  Pineco
HG SS
  Headbutt
10 30%
Headbutt
  Exeggcute
HG SS
  Headbutt
10 20%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
4-10 80%
Swarm
  Whiscash
HG SS
  Swarm
10 15%
  Whiscash
HG SS
  Swarm
20 65%
  Whiscash
HG SS
  Swarm
40 100%
Gift Pokémon
  Togepi
HG SS
  Egg
1 One
  Mareep
HG SS
  Egg
1 One
  Wooper
HG SS
  Egg
1 One
  Slugma
HG SS
  Egg
1 One
Special Pokémon
  Onix
HG SS
  Trade
Bellsprout
The same as the Traded Pokémon 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.


Walking Pokémon effects

When interacting with walking Pokémon in HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Pokémon may occasionally show an altered mood specific to this location.

  • Pokémon School: The walking Pokémon stares intently at the blackboard, but doesn't seem to understand. While standing in front of the trading boys, it will peek in on the two.
  • Inside the house with a Pidgey: The walking Pokémon greets Strawberry the Pidgey.

In the anime

 
Violet City in the anime

Ash and his friends first entered Violet City in A Bout With Sprout. While walking through its suburban outskirts, two children took a particular liking to Pikachu. After Brock volunteered the group, they spent the day at Earl Dervish's Pokémon School teaching the children about Pokémon. They later joined Miss Priscilla and her class for an excursion to the Sprout Tower and stopped Team Rocket's plan of sending the tower into orbit. In Fighting Flyer with Fire, Ash challenged Falkner at the Violet Gym and defeated him, earning his first Johto Badge.

In Tanks a Lot!, Team Rocket inadvertently did some good after their Arbotank, controlled by Misty's Togepi and a wild Sentret, drilled a tunnel through a mountain, helping to halve the travel time between Violet City and a nearby mountain town.

In Strategy Tomorrow - Comedy Tonight!, Ash and his friends met Ada, a traveling comedian, on her way to the Comedy Grand Prix in Violet City with her Chatot.

Gallery

Earl Dervish's Academy Violet Gym Sprout Tower
     

In the manga

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Pokémon Adventures

In addition to the Sprout Tower and the Violet Gym, Violet City also features a theme park in Pokémon Adventures. It is also well known for its rice cakes.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Violet City first appears in Number One Donphan, where it set the scene for Gold's capture of a thief with a Donphan.

It later appeared in Surrounded by Staryu, where Crystal saves Bill from a herd of Staryu, catching them in the process.

Trivia

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese キキョウシティ Kikyō City From 桔梗色 kikyō-iro (blue-violet color of the Chinese bellflower)
English Violet City From violet, referring to both the plant and the violet
German Viola City From the genus Viola
Spanish Ciudad Malva From malva (mallow; mauve)
Ciudad Violeta* From violeta (violet)
French Mauville From mauve (mallow; mauve) and ville (French for city)
Italian Violapoli From viola (violet) and the suffix -poli (city)
Korean 도라지시티 Doraji City From 도라지 doraji (Chinese bellflower)
Chinese (Mandarin) 桔梗市 Jiégěng Shì* From 桔梗 jiégěng (Chinese bellflower)
奇境市 Qíjìng Shì*
奇境镇 Qíjìng Zhèn*
奇镜市 Qíjìng Shì*
奇强市 Qíqiáng Shì*
From the alternate readings of its Japanese names
Chinese (Cantonese) 桔梗市 Gātgáng Síh From 桔梗 gātgáng (Chinese bellflower)
Polish Violet City*
Violet*
Miasto Violet*
From its English name
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade de Violet*
Cidade Violeta*
From its English name
From violeta (violet)
Swedish Violstaden From viol (violet)
Vietnamese Thành phố Kikyo Transcription of its Japanese name


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Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
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Routes
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Landmarks
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Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerSafari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenS.S. AquaMt. Silver
Access to
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