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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.
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 Pokemon, 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.
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
|Nacrene Gym Leader|
|Basic Badge||TM67 (Retaliate)|
Chesto Berry x3
|Speak to Cheren outside Pokémon Center.|
|From man in Gym.|
|Café Warehouse, Wednesdays.|
|From a girl in the house next to Warehouse Shop. Answer Snivy.|
|From a girl in the house next to Warehouse Shop. Answer Tepig.|
|From a girl in the house next to Warehouse Shop. Answer Oshawott.|
|From Bianca after beating the Gym.|
|From Lenora after beating the Gym.|
|After beating Team Plasma at Relic Castle.|
|After beating Team Plasma at Relic Castle.|
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.
- 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.
Caves and Mountains
Places of Interest
Abundant Shrine · Abyssal Ruins · Battle Subway · Castelia Park B2W2 · Castelia Sewers B2W2 · Casteliacone · Cold Storage · Desert Resort · Dreamyard · Entralink · Entree Forest · Floccesy Ranch B2W2 · Hidden Grotto B2W2 · Join Avenue B2W2 · Liberty Garden · Marine Tube B2W2 · Moor of Icirrus · Plasma Frigate B2W2 · Pokéstar Studios B2W2 · Relic Passage B2W2 · Royal Unova · Undella Bay B2W2 · Underground Ruins B2W2 · Virbank Complex B2W2 · White Treehollow B2W2
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