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Nacrene Cityシッポウシティ Shippou City
A Pearl of a Place
|Connecting routes:||←West - Pinwheel Forest|
→East - Route 3
Nacrene City is an old city in eastern Unova, located between Route 3 and Pinwheel Forest. It's peculiar cityscape was made up of abandoned textile factories and century-old warehouses, until enterprising young artists began using them as studios. This was essentially the beginning of the city, and it is still known as the city of art to this day, attracting many creative artists and poets. A disused railroad lies in the south of the city.
The second Gym of the region, which doubles up as a fossil museum, is found here. There are a few other notable places to visit too; such as Café Warehouse, which has a Soda Pop special on Wednesdays; Loblolly's studio, where Loblolly designs furniture for you to use in the Dream World; and a warehouse shop selling battle items.
When you first arrive in the city, Cheren is waiting to talk to you about the Gym, and advises that having a -type Pokémon will give you a big advantage. He kindly hands over a few Chesto Berries as well. However, when you head to the Gym you'll find N, who shares his opinions on Pokémon before challenging you to a battle.
After defeating him you can go inside and check out the museum, with Lenora's husband, Hawes, giving you a guided tour. Amongst the curiosities are a Dragon Skull, an ancient round stone that was buried in the desert, and a meteor that has a space virus attached to it. The latter can be used for changing Deoxys's forme. You can also have fossils restored here by the woman behind the right counter. There is also an in-game trade in one house, with a girl named Dye offering to trade you a Petilil for your Cottonee (in Black), or Cottonee for Petilil (in White). In this trade, you are given the Pokemon exclusive to the other version.
Once you've beaten Lenora, Hawes runs in and informs you both that Team Plasma have taken over the museum. Team Plasma steal the Dragon Skull and vanish in a puff of smoke. You and Lenora chase after them and bump into Burgh, Cheren and Bianca who offer to help after hearing what's going on. Cheren and Bianca stay to protect the museum whilst you and the others search for Team Plasma.
In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Nacrene City can be visited only after beating the game, due to the Skyarrow Bridge being closed until that point. The Gym is now solely a museum and Lenora is no longer the Gym Leader. The final Move Tutor is also found here, and he accepts Green Shards in exchange for teaching Pokémon moves.
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
A Move Tutor in one of the houses will teach Pokémon exclusive moves in exchange for Green Shards. He mostly teaches support moves, although also teaches one of the most powerful -type moves in the game, Outrage.
- Main article: Nacrene City Gym
|Nacrene Gym Leader|
|Basic Badge||TM67 (Retaliate)|
|Chesto Berry x3||Speak to Cheren outside Pokémon Center.|
|Fresh Water||From man in Gym.|
|Soda Pop||Café Warehouse, Wednesdays.|
|Miracle Seed||From girl in house next to Warehouse Shop. Answer Snivy.|
|Charcoal||From girl in house next to Warehouse Shop. Answer Tepig.|
|Mystic Water||From girl in house next to Warehouse Shop. Answer Oshawott.|
|Dowsing MCHN||From Bianca after beating the Gym.|
|TM67 Retaliate||From Lenora after beating the Gym.|
|Light Stone||After beating Team Plasma at Relic Castle.|
|Dark Stone||After beating Team Plasma at Relic Castle.|
|X Sp. Def||350|
- Nacrene City is named after nacreous clouds, which glow brightly with iridescent colors. Nacre is also more commonly known as mother of pearl, which is also found in some species of prehistoric sea life—appropriate, as Nacrene City also has a museum and is capable of reviving old fossils.
- Burgh comes to this city when he has artist's block.
- If you go near the musician outside Café Warehouse, an accordion will be temporarily added to the background soundtrack.
- In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, you can catch Uxie, one of the three Lake Guardians. It can be found outside the museum after you have beaten the game and visited the Heart Cave, although you need to step on a specific spot in order for it to appear.