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Nacrene City is an old city in eastern Unova, located between Route 3 and Pinwheel Forest. Its 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. An abandoned 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.


Pokemon Black/White

When the Player first arrives in the city, Cheren is waiting to talk to them about the Gym and gives advice about how to face it. However, when the Player heads to the Gym they find N, who voices his opinions on Pokémon before challenging the Player to a battle.

After N is defeated, the Player can go inside and get a tour of the museum, guided by Lenora's husband, Professor Hawes. 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 form. Fossils can also be restored here by the woman behind the right counter.

Once Lenora is defeated, Hawes runs in and informs everyone that Team Plasma have taken over the museum. Team Plasma steals the Dragon Skull, believing it belongs to a legendary dragon Pokémon, and vanishes in a puff of smoke. The Player 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 the others search for Team Plasma. The Player heads to Pinwheel Forest with Burgh after Bianca gives the Player the Dowsing Machine.

Later in the story, the Player returns to the city after the events of Relic Castle and be given the Light/Dark Stone by Lenora.

Pokémon Black 2/White 2

Once the player has defeated the Champion, the areas past the Skyarrow Bridge are accessible. After the Player meets the Lake Trio in the Cave of Being abd they reach the Nacrene Museum a text box will say that a mysterious presence can be felt and asks if the Player would like to search around. If they answer yes, Uxie will appear in front of the museum entrance. Hawes will greet you, and soon Lenora will appear. She retreats back to her study, and you can go back into the old gym, and go to her study. She will deliver a short speech, and give you the choice of the Plume Fossil or the other fossil. In the cafe, a lady will give an item called Grubby Hanky and on Thursday, you can give the Grubby Hanky to this dude with a Patrat.


Main article: Nacrene City Gym
Isshu Pokémon League icon.pngNacrene Gym LeaderIsshu Pokémon League icon.png
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Level 20
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Level 13
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Item How

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Chesto Berry x3

Speak to Cheren outside Pokémon Center.

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Fresh Water

From man in Gym.

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Soda Pop

Café Warehouse, Wednesdays.

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Miracle Seed

From a girl in the house next to Warehouse Shop. Answer Snivy.



From a girl in the house next to Warehouse Shop. Answer Tepig.

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Mystic Water

From a girl in the house next to Warehouse Shop. Answer Oshawott.

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Dowsing MCHN

From Bianca after beating the Gym.

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TM67 Retaliate

From Lenora after beating the Gym.

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Ultra Ball


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Light Stone

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Dark Stone

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Warehouse Shop

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X Sp. Def


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X Special


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X Speed


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X Attack


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X Defend


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Dire Hit


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Guard Spec.


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X Accuracy



Nacrene City in the anime.

In "A Night in the Nacrene City", Ash and friends first arrived there. They went to the Nacrene Gym, but it was closed, so they went to the Nacrene Museum instead. Prior to the events of the episode, Hawes was preparing a Secret Artefact exhibition for the museum when he had unknowingly upset a Yamask by putting its mask on display.

In "The Battle According to Lenora!", Ash participates in a Gym Battle against Lenora. Despite his best efforts, he lost.

In "Rematch at the Nacrene Gym!", Ash battles Lenora in a rematch and wins, allowing him to earn his second Unova Badge, the Basic Badge.


  • 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.