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Snowpoint City (Japanese: キッサキシティ ) is a snow-covered city located at the far north of Sinnoh, where snow blows down from the top of Mt. Coronet causing low temperatures. Snowpoint City and the three routes that lead to it (Route 216, Route 217, and Acuity Lakefront) are also completely covered in snow. To the northeast of Route 217, Lake Acuity can be found. A cave, which houses Uxie, is located in the middle of Lake Acuity. Given the snow which affects every battle on the two routes leading to the city, as well as the fact that to get to Route 216 from the rest of Sinnoh one must pass through Mt. Coronet, the most convenient way to get to the city is to Fly. There is a port here from which the player can board the S.S. Spiral (known as S.S. Sinnoh in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl) to access the Fight Area at the Battle Zone, but only after entering the Hall of Fame. Its temple is home to the Legendary Pokémon Regigigas. There is also a Move Tutor in Snowpoint in Pokémon Platinum.

Slogan

(Japanese: こおり きらめく ふゆのまち )

Places of interest

Snowpoint Temple

The Snowpoint Temple

Although Snowpoint City is not home to much, a noticeable landmark in the area is Snowpoint Temple, which can only be accessed after the player has entered the Hall of Fame. The temple contains five floors, with odd bits of slippery ice. At the very bottom of the temple lies a dormant Regigigas. To awaken this Legendary Pokémon, the player must bring all three of the Legendary titans along with them, which are all only available normally in the Generation III games. Through an event Regigigas, the Legendary titans can also be obtained in Platinum and will activate the in-game Regigigas.

Northeast house

Snowpoint’s north-easternmost house is home to the place where trendy phrases are obtained. Every day, players can go to the farthest house in the northeast and receive a new trendy phrase. A trendy phrase is an additional phrase which can be used in the easy chat system. It appears in the “Tough Words” category. There are thirty-two different possibilities, all obtainable from an elderly man in the northeasternmost house in the city. Only one may be obtained daily, and receiving a new trendy phrase will not alter any game mechanics. They typically refer to science, business and the arts.

In Pokémon Platinum, a Move Tutor may also be found here.

In-game trade

In the north-westernmost house, a girl named Mindy will trade a Haunter holding an Everstone (which prevents it from evolving into Gengar) for a Medicham. The Haunter is nicknamed “Gaspar” and the OT is “Mindy”. The Haunter’s ID number is 19248.

Diamond dust

Diamond dust in Platinum

On January 10, 2008, Junichi Masuda posted a blog entry urging players to play their Diamond or Pearl on January 12. On that day, the same day as Masuda’s birthday, a weather effect called diamond dust occurred in Snowpoint City, replacing the usual snow. It resembles glitter in the air. It is purely aesthetic, since it only occurs within the city where no battles are possible.

Snowpoint Gym

The Snowpoint Gym is the official Gym of Snowpoint City. It is based on Ice-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Candice. Trainers who defeat her receive the Icicle Badge. The Snowpoint City Gym is a Gym consisting of a three-tier ice rink with slides connecting the various tiers and snowballs blocking progress through the Gym. To reach the Gym Leader, Trainers have to slide around the Gym and destroy the balls of snow blocking the way. For defeating Candice, Trainers receive the Icicle Badge, TM72 (Avalanche), and the ability to use Rock Climb outside of battle.

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Demographics

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum the population of Snowpoint City is 31. This is very noteworthy considering its northern location and isolation from other cities in Sinnoh.

Poké Mart


Items

Pokémon

  Pokémon  

  Games  

  Location  

  Levels  

  Rate  

Special Pokémon

Haunter

Haunter

D

P

Pt

Medicham

Trade

Medicham

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.

Trainers

Pokémon Platinum

On certain days, the player can challenge a Trainer who appears in the Pokémon Center. Depending on the game progress, the Trainer will have teams with higher leveled Pokémon upon rematch.

Trainer

Pokémon

Saturday and Sunday

Idol Grace*
Idol Grace

*

リエコ
Reward: 1512

035

Clefairy

Lv.21

No item

035

Clefairy

Lv.21

No item

Idol Grace*
Idol Grace

*

リエコ
Reward: 2434

035

Clefairy

Lv.32

No item

035

Clefairy

Lv.32

No item

035

Clefairy

Lv.32

No item

Idol Grace*
Idol Grace

*

リエコ
Reward: 3096

035

Clefairy

Lv.43

No item

035

Clefairy

Lv.43

No item

035

Clefairy

Lv.43

No item

035

Clefairy

Lv.43

No item

Idol Grace*
Idol Grace

*

リエコ
Reward: 3456

035

Clefairy

Lv.48

No item

035

Clefairy

Lv.48

No item

035

Clefairy

Lv.48

No item

035

Clefairy

Lv.48

No item

035

Clefairy

Lv.48

No item

Idol Grace*
Idol Grace

*

リエコ
Reward: 3816

035

Clefairy

Lv.53

No item

035

Clefairy

Lv.53

No item

035

Clefairy

Lv.53

No item

035

Clefairy

Lv.53

No item

035

Clefairy

Lv.53

No item

035

Clefairy

Lv.53

No item

Trainers with a

Vs. Seeker

by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.


In the anime

Snowpoint City in the anime

In the anime, Snowpoint City is the hometown of Dawn‘s rival Zoey. According to Nurse Joy, it is Sinnoh‘s northernmost city. It has a Pokémon academy that offers classes for both kids and adults wishing to learn more about Pokémon. The city was first mentioned in , when Ash was informed that someone had contacted him from there. It was later revealed that May had placed a call to him from there; after coming to Sinnoh to compete in the Wallace Cup, she decided to stop by Snowpoint City first to evolve her Eevee into Glaceon in front of an Ice Rock that was located near the city.

Ash and his friends first arrived in Snowpoint City in , with Ash intending to challenge the local Gym Leader, Candice. However, before their battle, Ash spent some time at the Snowpoint Trainers’ School where Candice teaches. In the next episode, Ash defeated Candice and earned himself the Icicle Badge, his seventh Sinnoh League Badge overall.

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Just as Ash finished his battle with Candice, his rival Paul arrived, wanting to challenge Candice for the Icicle Badge as well. Before he did, the Battle Pyramid flew into Snowpoint City, and Paul battled Pyramid King Brandon to see if he could win against the one Kanto Frontier Brain his brother Reggie failed to defeat. Their battle took place in , and just like his brother, Paul lost to Brandon, being unable to defeat his Legendary titans.

After this battle, in , it was discovered that Pokémon Hunter J had broken into Snowpoint Temple in an attempt to steal the Regigigas that lives there. According to legend, long ago, there had been a violent volcanic eruption that had turned the once-beautiful Snowpoint Forest into a sea of lava. Out of a bright blue light, Regigigas had appeared with the Legendary titans and the four had stopped the volcanic eruption, saving Snowpoint City. Afterwards, Regigigas had gone into a deep sleep in the Snowpoint Temple, protected by Regirock, Regice, and Registeel, who had transformed into guardian pillars. In the episode, J was defeated but the temple was nearly destroyed in the battle. Brandon left his three titans behind as protectors and promised to rebuild the temple.

In , Zoey and Candice were watching Dawn’s Double Performance in the Daybreak Town Pokémon Contest on television in Snowpoint City. In , Candice, Jeremiah, and other students were watching, at Snowpoint, the Contest Battle between Dawn and Zoey in the finals of the Sinnoh Grand Festival. After the competition, Zoey headed back to her hometown, where Candice was throwing a party in celebration of Zoey fulfilling her goal of becoming a Top Coordinator.

Throughout their time in Snowpoint City, Ash and his friends wore winter clothing, which they received earlier from Johanna in .

In , Ash and Goh traveled to Snowpoint City to return a Piplup that had swam all the way to Vermilion City to its Trainer, Lauren. During this visit, Goh caught a Mantyke, and both Ash and Goh took part in the annual Pokémon Iceberg Race, although the race was later cancelled following an interruption by Team Rocket.

Trainers’ School

Snowpoint Gym

Snowpoint Temple

Snowpoint City Trainer School.png
Snowpoint Gym anime.png
Snowpoint Temple anime.png

In the manga

Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl: Regigigas Major Capture Operation!!

Snowpoint City appeared in the Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl: Regigigas Major Capture Operation!! manga, where Kaito, Yuki, and Kento gathered there, awakening and eventually catching Regigigas at the Snowpoint Temple.

Pokémon Adventures

Snowpoint City first appeared in , where Platinum arrived there with Maylene in the hopes of talking with Candice about protecting Mesprit from Team Galactic at Lake Acuity. However, she first had to defeat her at the Snowpoint Gym before she could do so. After Platinum had defeated Candice and earned the Icicle Badge from her in , Candice joined Platinum and Maylene and headed to Lake Acuity with them.

In , after Platinum, Candice, and Maylene had been thoroughly defeated by Commander Jupiter, Platinum carried the two unconscious Gym Leaders to the Snowpoint Temple for shelter, before passing out as well. In , she woke up at the Snowpoint City Pokémon Center and was greeted by Candice and Maylene. Realizing that their enemy was way too strong for them, they called Byron and told him to ask someone to train with them so they would be stronger next time.

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Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Snowpoint City first appeared in , where Hareta arrived there and was met by Candice, who decided to put him into a test to see if he was strong enough to face Team Galactic. The test was a Double Battle, with Hareta facing Candice’s legendary titans with Luxio and Riolu. While it seemed for a moment that Hareta was about to lose, he was able to make a comeback when Riolu suddenly evolved into Lucario and defeated both of Candice’s Pokémon. Impressed by this, Candice then took Hareta to the Snowpoint Temple, where she used the legendary titans to awaken Regigigas. After a battle with Regigigas, Hareta managed to convince it to come with him.

Trivia

  • Snowpoint is home to the northernmost point of access in the games — the entrance of Snowpoint Temple is very slightly north of the northernmost point that can be accessed in the Flower Paradise.
  • Snowpoint City is the first city or town that is connected to another location that does not connect directly to a route; before reaching a route one must pass through Acuity Lakefront first.
  • Because of the snow, Snowpoint is one of two locations where bicycles cannot be ridden, though the only one in Sinnoh. The other is Pacifidlog Town in Hoenn.
  • Snowpoint is similar to Mahogany Town in Johto and Icirrus City in Unova. All three have the 7th Gym to their regions which are all Ice type. They are also near a lake (Snowpoint is near Lake Acuity, whereas Mahogany Town is near the Lake of Rage, and Icirrus City has several lakes surrounding the city.) All places are also near a location that has something to do with snow, hail, or ice (Snowpoint is near the Acuity Lakefront, where it’s always snowing; Mahogany Town is near the Ice Path; Icirrus City experiences snowfalls in the winter time.)
  • The traversable area of Snowpoint City is shaped like a snowflake when viewed from above.
    • Snowpoint’s snowflake shape, however, has eight points. Because of the properties of water molecules, real snowflakes only ever have 6 points or sides.

Name origin

Language

Name

Origin

Japanese

キッサキシティ

From 切っ先 , tip of a blade

English

Snowpoint City

From and

French

Frimapic

From (rime) and (peak)

German

Blizzach

From and the suffix (near a river)

Italian

Nevepoli

From (snow) and the suffix (city)

Spanish

Ciudad Puntaneva

From (point, tip) and (snow)

Korean

선단시티

From 선단 (先端) , pointed tip

Chinese (

Mandarin

)

切鋒市 / 切锋市

*

雪峰市

*

From 切 (to slice) and 鋒 / 锋 (sharp tip)
From 雪峰 (snow peak).

Chinese (

Cantonese

)

切鋒市

From 切 (to slice) and 鋒 (sharp tip)

Polish

Snowpoint

From its English name

Brazilian Portuguese

Cidade de Snowpoint

From its English name

Vietnamese

Thành phố Kissaki

Transliteration of Japanese name




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This article is part of Project Cities and Towns, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on every city and town in the Pokémon world.

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