New Bark Town is a location that was introduced in Generation II. 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).


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.


Owing to its few houses and tiny size, New Bark Town is home to only 15 people. As a result, it is the least populated place in the Johto region.



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver versions.

The Beginning

After the player character chooses their name and talks to Prof. Oak, they will arrive at their house in New Bark Town. When they head downstairs and greet their mother, she will talk about some necessities.

HeartGoldSoulSilver New Bark Town 1
HeartGoldSoulSilver New Bark Town 2

After the player character heads out, a small Marill will bump into them, apparently looking for its owner. Shortly after, they will then see its owner coming out of Professor Elm's lab. When it sees its owner, the Marill will happily run up and walk off with them.

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


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


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.

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
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