Cianwood City is an island town located in the southwest part of Johto. It is believed to be an island due to its strong sea-side aesthetics, but it is on a peninsula and can only be reached by sea travel. Johto's Fighting-type expert, Chuck, runs the Cianwood City gym. One can also obtain the Secret Potion here from the Pharmacy to cure Jasmine's Ampharos from its headache. This city is inaccessible until the Hidden Machine, Surf, is obtained. Many of the people in this city talk about Lugia, most likely because one of the Whirl Islands is located to the east. There is also a cave entrance, Cliff Edge Gate, which leads to Route 47. After beating Chuck, his wife will give the player character HM02 (Fly).

Areas Of Interest

Cianwood City Gym

The Cianwood City Gym is located in the western part of the town. In the first games, the player must use Strength to move the boulders around to get to the Gym Leader, while battling any trainer in the way. In the remakes, Chuck is seen in the beginning but cannot be interacted as long as he is in his training. The player must go to the top of the gym while moving boulders and battling trainers to turn a crank in order to stop the waterfall and end his training. After defeating Chuck, he gives the TM DynamicPunch/Focus Punch as a reward to the player character.

Kirk's House

Kirk is a trainer that lives in Cianwood City. Before meeting him, Silver shows up at his house and bullies him until Kirk is forced to give Silver his Sneasel. When showing up, Kirk asks to hold onto his Shuckle until he's sure Silver won't come back. Later, Kirk asks for it back, and if agreed with him he will let the player character keep his Shuckle. If the player character declines, he will call them a thief.

Cianwood City Pharmacy

The Cianwood City Pharmacy is a small, old pharmacy located in the southern part of the city. It is a compact pharmacy that has been running for over 500 years. It replaces the Poké Mart for the town, like the Souvenir Shop in Mahogany Town. The Secret Potion is sold here and given to the player character after they have met Jasmine at the Lighthouse.

In the anime

In Machoke, Machoke Man!, Ash and his friends arrived there for the former to have his Gym battle against Chuck.

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  • In the Sinnoh arc, Cynthia gives the player character some medicine from Cianwood. Surprisingly, it is put in the key items part of the bag, as it is used only at a specific point in the game.
  • In the Gold, Silver and Crystal games, Cianwood and Ecruteak City share the same city music. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, each city's music is unique, but they both share the same base.
  • In Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, the player character battles with Eusine after seeing Suicune.
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