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New Bark Town is a location that was introduced in Generation II. This town is located in the southeastern part of Johto. The town is the player character's hometown in the Generation II games and their remakes. In the remakes, it is also home to the player character's friend, Ethan or Lyra (depending on the player character's gender).

New Bark Town is also a home to the lab of Proffesor Elm who possessess the starter Pokémon for Johto: Chikorita, Cyndaquil and Totodile.

Description

Located in the southeastern edge of the Johto region, New Bark Town is small, sparsely populated, and windy. The town has only four buildings, with the player character's house being on the east side and near the water. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the town also has four windmills, with each one being next to a corresponding house.

Pokémon

Surfing

Gold and Silver

Wild Pokémon
Surfing
Pokémon Games Level Rate
072.png Tentacool G/S 15-24 90%
073.png Tentacruel G/S 20-40 10%
Surfing
Wild Pokémon

Crystal

Wild Pokémon
Surfing
Pokémon Games Level Rate
072.png Tentacool C 15-24 90%
073.png Tentacruel C 20-40 10%
Surfing
Wild Pokémon

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Wild Pokémon
Surfing
Pokémon Games Level Rate
072.png Tentacool HG/SS 15-25 90%
073.png Tentacruel HG/SS 15-25 10%
Surfing
Wild Pokémon

Fishing

Gold and Silver

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Old Rod
Pokémon Games Level Rate
129.png Magikarp G/S 10 85%
072.png Tentacool G/S 10 15%
Fishing; Old Rod
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Good Rod
Pokémon Games Level Rate
129.png Magikarp G/S 20 35%
072.png Tentacool G/S 20 35%
170.png Chinchou G/S 20 20%
090.png Shellder G/S 20 10%
Fishing; Good Rod
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Super Rod
Pokémon Games Level Rate
170.png Chinchou G/S 40 40%
090.png Shellder G/S 40 30%
073.png Tentacruel G/S 40 20%
171.png Lanturn G/S 40 10%
Fishing; Super Rod
Wild Pokémon

Crystal

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Old Rod
Pokémon Games Level Rate
129.png Magikarp C 10 85%
072.png Tentacool C 10 15%
Fishing; Old Rod
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Good Rod
Pokémon Games Level Rate
129.png Magikarp C 20 35%
072.png Tentacool C 20 35%
170.png Chinchou C 20 20%
030.png Shellder C 20 10%
Fishing; Good Rod
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Super Rod
Pokémon Games Level Rate
170.png Chinchou C 40 40%
090.png Shellder C 40 30%
073.png Tentacruel C 40 20%
171.png Lanturn C 40 10%
Fishing; Super Rod
Wild Pokémon

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Old Rod
Pokémon Games Level Rate
129.png Magikarp HG/SS 10 95%
072.png Tentacool HG/SS 10 5%
Fishing; Old Rod
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Good Rod
Pokémon Games Level Rate
129.png Magikarp HG/SS 20 60%
072.png Tentacool HG/SS 20 30%
170.png Chinchou HG/SS 20 7%
090.png Shellder HG/SS 20 3%
Fishing; Good Rod
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Super Rod
Pokémon Games Level Rate
170.png Chinchou HG/SS 40 60%
090.png Shellder HG/SS 40 30%
073.png Tentacruel HG/SS 40 7%
171.png Lanturn HG/SS 40 3%
Fishing; Super Rod
Wild Pokémon

Trees

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Wild Pokémon
Trees; Headbutt
Pokémon Games Level Rate
102.png Exeggcute HG/SS - -%
163.png Hoothoot HG/SS - -%
167.png Ledyba HG/SS - -%
204.png Pineco HG/SS - -%
Trees; Headbutt
Wild Pokémon

Gift

Gold and Silver

G 152 front.png
Chikorita
Level:
5
Type:
Type Grass.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
Berry


G 155 front.png
Cyndaquil
Level:
5
Type:
Type Fire.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
Berry


G 158 front.png
Totodile
Level:
5
Type:
Type Water.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
Berry

S 152 front.png
Chikorita
Level:
5
Type:
Type Grass.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
Berry


S 155 front.png
Cyndaquil
Level:
5
Type:
Type Fire.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
Berry


S 158 front.png
Totodile
Level:
5
Type:
Type Water.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
Berry

Crystal

C 152 front.gif
Chikorita
Level:
5
Type:
Type Grass.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
Berry


C 155 front.gif
Cyndaquil
Level:
5
Type:
Type Fire.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
Berry


C 158 front.gif
Totodile
Level:
5
Type:
Type Water.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
Berry


HeartGold and SoulSilver

HGSS 152 front.png
Chikorita
Level:
5
Type:
Type Grass.gif
Ability:
Overgrow
Held item:
None


HGSS 155 front.png
Cyndaquil
Level:
5
Type:
Type Fire.gif
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None


HGSS 158 front.png
Totodile
Level:
5
Type:
Type Water.gif
Ability:
Torrent
Held item:
None


Events

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver versions.

The Beginning

The player begins in their room. When the player goes downstairs, they are given their Bag, Trainer Card, Save Menu and Options Menu by their mother who also asks the player to visit Professor Elm for a Pokémon. As player walks out, a Marill starts jumping in front of them who later walks away upon seeing their trainer (who is Lyra if player is male and Ethan if player is female). When player enters Professor Elm's Lab, they are asked by Professor Elm if the player would keep their Pokémon out like Player's Counterpart (Ethan/Lyra) does. The player cannot deny. He later asks player to go to Mr. Pokémon's House with a starter Pokémon.

When player will be on his way back to New Bark Town, the player will get a PokéGear call from Professor Elm. When player reaches New Bark Town again, they found that one of the starters is stolen (the one which has advantage over player's starter). Police Officer doubts if the Player is thief but player is supported by Ethan/ Lyra who tells that a boy with red hair did it. Player then gets to name the boy (rival).

Player then departs on their own journey and later has to visit New Bark Town for many occasions such as for showing the Hatched Togepi to Professor Elm (if successfully hatched), and to collect saved money from player's mother (if allowed her to).

When the Elite Four and Champion are defeated any time, the player begins from their room in New Bark Town again.

Appearances

Manga

Adventures

New Bark Town is shown to be quite a bit larger in the Pokémon Adventures Manga, including amenities such as a general hospital. It is a hometown to Gold. Being a resident of the "Poke-house" Gold has a local fame in the area even before he became a Pokedex holder.

Anime

In Don't Touch That 'dile, Ash and his friends arrived at New Bark Town after leaving Kanto.

Trivia

  • It is the only starting town that doesn't connect to a Route ending in 1.

Etymology

New Bark Town is derived from the fact that it is the starting point for the player, as well as a reference to the fact that all of Johto's towns are named after plants.

Gallery

In other languages

Language Name
English New Bark Town
Spanish Pueblo Primavera
Italian Borgo Foglianova
French Bourg Geon
German Neuborkia
Japanese ワカバタウン
Korean 연두마을
Hindi न्यू बार्क शहर