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Virbank City (Japanese: タチワキシティ Tachiwaki City) is a city in southwestern Unova. It is the location of the second Gym that the player visits in the games Black 2 and White 2, led by Roxie.
Virbank City is shown to be a port city with many hangars, docks and waterways. In the northeastern part of the city, there is graffiti painted on the wall that resembles Koffing's skull and crossbones mark.
(Japanese: City of falling fog and rising stars! タチワキは 立ちあがる 水蒸気 Tachiwaki is rising steam.)
Places of interest Demographics Poké Mart Items Pokémon
Surfing in rippling water
Fishing in rippling water
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.
After visiting Pokéstar Studios
In the anime
Virbank City in the
Virbank City debuted in
, when An Epic Defense Force! Ash and his friends arrived at the city port. Like in the games, the city has an existing movie studio and a recently built amusement park. The group met Luke again as he was visiting the city to participate in the Pokéstar Studios Film Competition. After being persuaded by Cilan, the group decided to help Luke in the making of his film, which won Best Picture.
and Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1 , Ash and his friends went to the Part 2 Virbank Gym. There, he battled Roxie for his eighth Unova League Gym Badge, and ultimately won it. Roxie also fronts Unova's top punk rock band "Koffing and the Toxics", so fans flock to the Virbank Gym to watch them perform during Roxie's Gym matches.
, Ash and his friends, having learned that the All for the Love of Meloetta! Vertress Conference would begin in three months, decided to go eat Virbank City's famous "Bearticone" at Cilan's suggestion. Arriving at the ice cream stand, they met up with the Sinnoh League Champion, Cynthia. Cynthia then invited them to go to East Unova with her for the upcoming Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup.
Gallery In the manga In the TCG Trivia
From 立涌文様 tachiwaki-monyō (pattern based on alternating vertical waves that represents rising steam)
From , virga bank (mass of cloud; water's edge), and possibly
From vapor and Hydro- (prefix for water)
From hormigón ( concrete)
From ondes (waves) and sur-Mer (city suffix for a city near the sea)
From zonda ( zonda wind)
From 모란만초문 (牡丹蔓草紋) moran-manchomun (creeping pattern based on the tree peony) and 모락모락 morangmorak (onomatopoetic word for steam rising)
立湧市 / 立涌市
From the Japanese 立涌 tachiwaki
立湧市 Lahpyúng Síh
From its English name
Cidade de Virbank
From its English name
Thành phố Tachiwaki
Transcription of its Japanese name