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Driftveil City is a historic port city in western Unova. It's connected to Nimbasa City in the east by Driftveil Drawbridge, which is operated by Clay, the Ground-type expert and Driftveil City Gym Leader. To the west, it leads to Route 6. The area has a fairly cool climate, and is prone to rain all year round.

The city's Gym specializes in mining precious gemstones, and the city itself has a proud history of overseas trade, exporting various goods across the world. A lighthouse helps ships navigate the shoreline to safely arrive at the port and docking yard to the south, where containers are stored in dedicated cold storage facilities. The gold statue of a sail, located in the eastern entrance, symbolises just how important shipping is to the city.

Upon arriving here, the player character will come across Cheren and an angry Clay. Clay isn't happy that lowering the Driftveil Drawbridge has led to Team Plasma's escape; blaming the player character, he insists they hunt in Cold Storage for them, and won't battle until Team Plasma is ousted from the city.

After winning the Quake Badge, the player character will bump into Bianca when heading to Route 6. She gives HM02 Fly upon her defeat.

Move Tutor

A move tutor here can teach the starter Pokémon (or its evolutions) a new battle-combo move if the Pokémon is happy enough; Grass Pledge, Water Pledge or Fire Pledge. When two of these moves are combined in Double/Triple/Rotation Battles, their power increases and the move has additional effects.

Trainers

In the passage to the left of the market, the player character will get the opportunity to try out one of Generation V's new battle modes: Rotation Battle in Black; and Triple Battle in White.


Trainer Pokémon Level
BikerBWsprite.png
Biker
Charles
523.png Zebstrika 27
552.png Krokorok 27
550.png Basculin 27
Gain: Poké Dollar.png864

If traded Minccino for Basculin, one can challenge the Trainer after completing N's Castle.

Trainer Pokémon Level
YoungsterBWsprite.png
Youngster
Kyle
573.png Cinccino 65
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1040

Rival

Rival
VSBelle.png
Bianca

507.png

Herdier
Level 26
Type Normal.gif

 

518.png

Musharna
Level 26
Type Psychic.gif

Starter: Snivy Starter: Tepig Starter: Oshawott

502.png

Dewott
Level 28
Type Water.gif

496.png

Servine
Level 28
Type Grass.gif

499.png

Pignite
Level 28
Type Fire.gif

513.png

Pansear
Level 26
Type Fire.gif

515.png

Panpour
Level 26
Type Water.gif

511.png

Pansage
Level 26
Type Grass.gif

Gym

Main article: Driftveil City Gym

Inside the Gym.

Isshu Pokémon League icon.pngDriftveil Gym LeaderIsshu Pokémon League icon.png
Quakebadge.png Quake Badge Ground TM Sprite.png TM78 (Bulldoze)
VSClay.png
Clay

552.png

Krokorok
Level 29
Type Ground.gifType Dark.gif

536.png

Palpitoad
Level 29
Type Water.gifType Ground.gif

530.png

Excadrill
Level 31
Type Ground.gifType Steel.gif

Isshu Pokémon League icon.pngDriftveil Gym LeaderIsshu Pokémon League icon.png
Quakebadge.png Quake Badge Ground TM Sprite.png TM78 (Bulldoze)
VSClay.png
Clay

552.png

Krokorok
Level 31
Type Ground.gifType Dark.gif

028.png

Sandslash
Level 31
Type Ground.gif

530.png

Excadrill
Level 33
Type Ground.gifType Steel.gif

Pokémon

Pokémon Level Rarity How
Basculin-Red-Striped BW.gif Basculin 25 One Trade for Minccino
Frillish BW.gif Frillish 5-25 Common Water surface
Alomomola BW.gif Alomomola 5-30 Common Water surface ripples
Jellicent BW.gif Jellicent 10-30 Rare Water surface ripples
Chinchou BW.gif Chinchou 35-60 Uncommon Fishing
Krabby BW.gif Krabby 35-55 Common Fishing
Luvdisc BW.gif Luvdisc 35-52 Rare Fishing
Kingler BW.gif Kingler ? Rare Fishing ripples
Lanturn BW.gif Lanturn ? Rare Fishing ripples

Market

As well as exporting, the city imports many goods from distant lands, and the market in the western area of the city stocks exclusive items such as Moomoo Milk which can't be found anywhere else in Unova.

Item Poké Dollar.png
Heal Powder Sprite.png
Heal Powder
450
EnergyPowder Sprite.png
EnergyPowder
500
Moomoo Milk Sprite.png
Moomoo Milk
500
Moomoo Milk Sprite.png
Moomoo Milk x12
6000
Energy Root Sprite.png
Energy Root
800
Revival Herb Sprite.png
Revival Herb
2,800

Post Game

After beating the game, a former Team Plasma grunt sells various types of incenses here.

Item Poké Dollar.png
Full Incense Sprite.png
Full Incense
9600
Wave Incense Sprite.png
Wave Incense
9600
Rock Incense Sprite.png
Rock Incense
9600
Sea Incense Sprite.png
Sea Incense
9600
Rose Incense Sprite.png
Rose Incense
9600
Pure Incense Sprite.png
Pure Incense
9600
Odd Incense Sprite.png
Odd Incense
9600
Luck Incense Sprite.png
Luck Incense
9600
Lax Incense Sprite.png
Lax Incense
9600

Items

Item How
Fresh Water Sprite.png
Fresh Water
From a man in the Gym
Expert Belt.png
Expert Belt
From man in black at the market, when having a Pokémon at level 30 or above.
Shell Bell Bag Sprite.png
Shell Bell
Old man in house east of Pokémon Center when having seen 50 Pokémon.
Ultra Ball Sprite.png
Ultraball
In narrow passage by Route 6.
Repeat Ball Sprite.png
Repeat Ball x3
From girl in Pokémon Center on GTS floor.
Heart Scale Sprite.png
Heart Scale
Show woman in the house west of the Pokémon Center a Pokémon with the right move. (Daily)
Big Pearl Sprite.png
Big Pearl
In the market.
Bag Water Stone Sprite.png
Water Stone
By lighthouse.

Anime

The Driftveil City gym is seen in the episode "Battling the King of the Mines!", where Ash battles Clay with Pignite, Boldore, and Pikachu.

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