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Nimbasa City is a vibrant city of entertainment located in the central part of Unova. There are three routes connecting to it: to the south of the city is Route 4 and the vast Desert Resort, to the west is Route 5, and to the east is Route 16.

At a population of 237, Nimbasa City is the most populous city in the Unova region and the second most populous city in the Pokémon world, after Kalos' Lumiose City and known as the city of leisure. This reputation has been gained thanks to large investment in this sector; many of the buildings are dedicated to entertainment and it only has two residential buildings. It wastes a lot of electricity causing Black City to conserve electricity.

The city boasts its own theme park with a ferris wheel and Gym, a Big Stadium, a Small Court, a Pokémon Center, and the Battle Subway, as well as being the home of the Pokémon Musical.

In contrast to the city's buildings and bright Poké Ball banners, the many water fountains and benches scattered around lend the city an air of relaxation and make it one of the most beautiful cities in the Pokémon World.

It is also renowned by Trainers as a major destination for Pokémon Battles. In addition to sports being played in the Small Court and Big Stadium, players and fans alike are keen on battling. More famously, the Battle Institute in the west and the Battle Subway in the Gear Station are dedicated to battling, with a variety of Battle modes available to test your skills. The Gear Station is also the only way to access Anville Town.

When you first arrive at the city, you'll see Team Plasma attacking an old man. When you've beaten the grunts, you find out that the man owns the Unova Day Care Center. As a thank you for saving him, he gives you a Bicycle. Also from this point on, you can leave two Pokémon at the Day Care Center, enabling breeding.

Afterwards, Bianca shows up en route to the Pokémon Musical, a place where your Pokémon can dress up and dance to music. If you follow her into the Theater, the owner will give you a Prop Case. When you exit the Theater, Bianca's dad is outside and tries to convince her to come home. Elesa intervenes and convinces him that Bianca will be just fine.

On the wheel with N.

In the amusement park to the east of the city, N will ask to ride the ferris wheel with you. Whilst looking down at Nimbasa City, N reveals that he is the King of Team Plasma and challenges you to a Battle.

Battle Institute

A place to test your battling skills during the post-game. Three Pokémon are used in single battles and four Pokémon participate in double matches, with five Trainers in a row to take on. No duplicate Pokémon or held items are allowed and Pokémon are set to level 50.

Gear Station

The Gear Station building.

The majority of the trains here are dedicated to the Battle Subway, a place where you can partake in single, double or multi-battles. Another train on the brown line can take you to Anville Town; this is the only way to visit the quiet, remote town.

Gym

Main article: Nimbasa City Gym

Black and White

Isshu Pokémon League icon.pngNimbasa Gym LeaderIsshu Pokémon League icon.png
Boltbadge.png Bolt Badge Electric TM Sprite.png TM72 (Volt Switch)
VSElesa.png
Elesa

587.png

Emolga
Level 25
Type Electric.gifType Flying.gif

587.png

Emolga
Level 25
Type Electric.gifType Flying.gif

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Zebstrika
  Level 27
Type Electric.gif

Black and White Versions 2

Gym 4: Vs Elesa (Easy/Normal Mode)
Pokemon Emolga  Flaaffy Zebstrika
Gender F F F
Level 28 (Normal), 26 (Easy) 28 (Normal), 26 (Easy) 30 (Normal), 28 (Easy)
Ability Static Static Motor Drive
Move 1 Volt Switch Volt Switch Volt Switch
Move 2 Quick Attack Thunder Wave Pursuit
Move 3 Pursuit Take Down Quick Attack
Move 4 Aerial Ace Confuse Ray Flame Charge
Held Item None None Sitrus Berry
Elesa's Items 1 Hyper Potion Prize Money and TM £3360 (Easy)/ £3600 (Normal) and TM72 (Volt Switch)


Bold indicates STAB while Italics indicate a status move

Trainers

Team Plasma

Plasma icon.png Team Plasma Plasma icon.png
VSN.png
N

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Sandile
Level 22
Type Ground.gifType Dark.gif

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Scraggy
Level 22
Type Dark.gifType Fighting.gif

554.png

Darumaka
Level 22
Type Fire.gif

561.png

Sigilyph
Level 22
Type Psychic.gifType Flying.gif


Trainer Pokémon Level
Plasma Grunt(M)BWsprite.png
Plasma Grunt
505.png Watchog 18
568.png Trubbish 18
Gain: Poké Dollar.png720

Small Court

Depending on the day you'll find different Sports Trainers inside. After completing N's Castle there will be more Trainers as well as an increase in their Pokémon's level. Some of the Trainers will give you items after you defeat them.


Trainer Pokémon Level
SmasherBWsprite.png
Smasher
522.png Blitzle 25
Gain: Poké Dollar.png2500

Post Game

On Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Trainer Pokémon Level
SmasherBWsprite.png
Smasher
Elena
343.png Baltoy 67
523.png Zebstrika 67
Gain: Poké Dollar.png6700


Trainer Pokémon Level
SmasherBWsprite.png
Smasher
Aspen
547.png Whimsicott 67
549.png Lilligant 67
Gain: Poké Dollar.png6700


Trainer Pokémon Level
SmasherBWsprite.png
Smasher
Mari
100.png Voltorb 67
593.png Jellicent 67
Gain: Poké Dollar.png6700


Trainer Pokémon Level
Backers(M)BWsprite.png
Backers
Joe & Ross
523.png Zebstrika 65
593.png Jellicent 65
Gain: Poké Dollar.png3120


Trainer Pokémon Level
Backers(F)BWsprite.png
Backers
Ai & Ciel
547.png Whimsicott 65
549.png Lilligant 65
Gain: Poké Dollar.png3120
On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Trainer Pokémon Level
HoopsterBWsprite.png
Hoopster
Bobby
458.png Mantyke 67
545.png Scolipede 67
Gain: Poké Dollar.png6700


Trainer Pokémon Level
HoopsterBWsprite.png
Hoopster
John
508.png Stoutland 67
526.png Gigalith 67
Gain: Poké Dollar.png6700


Trainer Pokémon Level
HoopsterBWsprite.png
Hoopster
Lamarcus
284.png Masquerain 67
626.png Bouffalant 67
Gain: Poké Dollar.png6700


Trainer Pokémon Level
Backers(M)BWsprite.png
Backers
Masa & Yas
545.png Scolipede 65
526.png Gigalith 65
Gain: Poké Dollar.png3120


Trainer Pokémon Level
Backers(F)BWsprite.png
Backers
Kat & Phae
508.png Stoutland 65
626.png Bouffalant 65
Gain: Poké Dollar.png3120

Big Stadium

Depending on the day you'll find a different Sports trainers inside. After N's Castle, there will be more Trainers as well as an increase in their Pokémon's level. Some of the trainers will give you items after you defeat them.

Trainer Pokémon Level
StrikerBWsprite.png
Striker
580.png Ducklett 25
Gain: Poké Dollar.png2500

Post Game

Sunday, Monday and Thursday.
Trainer Pokémon Level
InfielderBWsprite.png
Infielder
Alex
516.png Simipour 66
512.png Simisage 66
514.png Simisear 66
Gain: Poké Dollar.png6600
Trainer Pokémon Level
InfielderBWsprite.png
Infielder
Connor
521.png Unfezant 67
553.png Krookodile 67
Gain: Poké Dollar.png6700
Trainer Pokémon Level
InfielderBWsprite.png
Infielder
Todd
104.png Cubone 67
625.png Bisharp 67
Gain: Poké Dollar.png6700
Trainer Pokémon Level
Backers(F)BWsprite.png
Backers
Amy & Eira
516.png Simipour 65
514.png Simisear 65
Gain: Poké Dollar.png3120
Trainer Pokémon Level
Backers(M)BWsprite.png
Backers
Alf & Fred
512.png Simisage 65
625.png Bisharp 65
Gain: Poké Dollar.png3120
On Tuesday and Friday.
Trainer Pokémon Level
StrikerBWsprite.png
Striker
Tony
581.png Swanna 67
352.png Kecleon 67
Gain: Poké Dollar.png6700
Trainer Pokémon Level
StrikerBWsprite.png
Striker
Roberto
276.png Taillow 66
215.png Sneasel 66
510.png Liepard 66
Gain: Poké Dollar.png6600
Trainer Pokémon Level
StrikerBWsprite.png
Striker
Marco
337.png Lunatone 67
338.png Solrock 67
Gain: Poké Dollar.png6700
Trainer Pokémon Level
Backers(F)BWsprite.png
Backers
Kay & Ali
581.png Swanna 65
581.png Swanna 65
Gain: Poké Dollar.png3120
Trainer Pokémon Level
Backers(M)BWsprite.png
Backers
Les & Web
510.png Liepard 65
510.png Liepard 65
Gain: Poké Dollar.png3120

On Wednesday and Saturday.

Trainer Pokémon Level
LinebackerBWsprite.png
Linebacker
Dan
108.png Lickitung 66
555.png Darmanitan 66
534.png Conkeldurr 66
Gain: Poké Dollar.png6600
Trainer Pokémon Level
LinebackerBWsprite.png
Linebacker
Bob
539.png Sawk 66
538.png Throh 66
297.png Hariyama 66
Gain: Poké Dollar.png6600
Trainer Pokémon Level
LinebackerBWsprite.png
Linebacker
Jonah
205.png Forretress 68
Gain: Poké Dollar.png6800
Trainer Pokémon Level
Backers(M)BWsprite.png
Backers
Hawk & Dar
555.png Darmanitan 65
555.png Darmanitan 65
Gain: Poké Dollar.png3120
Trainer Pokémon Level
Backers(F)BWsprite.png
Backers
Cam & Abby
539.png Sawk 65
538.png Throh 65
Gain: Poké Dollar.png3120

Ferris Wheel

After beating Elesa, you can battle a Trainer here once per day. The Trainer varies depending on your gender and the season.

Trainer Pokémon Level
WaitressBWsprite.png
Waitress
Aurora
541.png Swadloon 25
Gain: Poké Dollar.png

Items

Anime

Nimbasa City in the anime.

In the anime, Meowth travels with Ash and co. But what they don't know is that he is merely setting them up.

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Trivia

  • There is a Pikachu balloon beside the gym.
  • This is the first city with sporty trainers in it, who are in the Small Court and Big Stadium.
  • Although the seasonal changes don't show, a different trainer will battle the player to ride the ferris wheel each season.
  • Although smaller than the largest city in the Unova region, Castelia City, it has more inhabitants than Castelia City, mainly due to the carnival and rides, and the gym.
  • You can ride the ferris wheel here with N in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 in order to rematch him at N's Castle
  • The Nimbasa City soundtrack sounds similar to the song "Sonic Boom" from Sonic CD.
  • Nimbasa City is the only location with a Gym to have it relocate elsewhere within the city between appearances in the games.
    • The location in Black and White 2 being akin to where fashion shows take place relates to Elesa's alternate career as a supermodel.

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