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Pallet Town (Japanese: マサラタウン Masara Town) is a small town located in southwestern Kanto. It is the hometown of the Template:Player and their rival in the Kanto-based games. In other games, it is specifically the hometown of Template:Ga and Template:Ga. In the anime, it is the hometown of Template:Ash and Template:Gary. Professor Oak's Laboratory, where the famous Professor Oak conducts his research, is located in the town.

The town has two exits. To the north is Template:Rt, leading to Viridian City. To the south is Template:Rt, a water route leading to Cinnabar Island.

Slogan[]

Generations I and III[]

Shades of your journey await! (Japanese: マサラは まっしろ はじまりのいろ Masara is the color of pure-white beginnings.)

Generation II[]

A Tranquil Setting of Peace and Purity (Japanese: マサラは まっしろ けがれなき いろ Masara is colored with pure white.)

Generation IV[]

A Pure White Beginning (Japanese: まっしろ はじまりの いろ The color of pure-white beginnings.)

Generation VII[]

Shades of Your Journey Await! (Japanese: マサラは まっしろ はじまりのいろ Masara is the color of pure-white beginnings.)

Places of interest[]

Professor Oak's Lab[]

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Inside the lab in HeartGold and SoulSilver

In the southeast corner of town is Professor Oak's Lab. Here, Pokémon Trainers just beginning their quest are given the choice to receive either a Template:P, Template:P, or Template:P from Professor Oak. On the occasion that Professor Oak is out of the previously listed Pokémon, he has been seen to hand out Template:P and Template:P. This is also the location of the Template:Player's first battle, which was against their rival, Template:GaTemplate:Sup/1Template:Sup/3 or Template:GaTemplate:Sup/7.

The lab is a small building near the player's house that has been slightly modified in every game. In

the sign says "Here is the Institute of Dr. Okido." in Japanese, and "Oak Pokémon Research Lab" in the English language versions. Inside are three of Professor Oak's aides, two men and one woman, a couple of shelves full of books, a table with three Template:Is, a computer, two blank Pokédexes, and two tips for the player. In the lab is the same as Red and Blue, except there is only one Poké Ball on the table, and next to the table stands a trash can. In , other than the significant graphical enhancements, the laboratory also has two plants in the entrance, a mysterious machine, books on the floor, two regular machines in the corner, and a window.

Player's house[]

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Inside Template:Ga's house in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Generations I, III, and VII[]

In Generations Template:Gen, Template:Gen, and Template:Gen, this house is where the Template:Player lives before beginning their journey. The player's Template:Ka lives here, and after the player has left town for the first time, going home and talking to her will fully rest/restore all of the player's Pokémon, just like a Pokémon Center. In Generation I, the player's bedroom has a PC, a bed, and a TV with an SNES hooked up to it. It serves no other purpose, although the PC can be used to access the player's item storage, where a single Potion can be found and withdrawn from at the start of the game. In Generation III, the player's house features an enhanced version of the bedroom from Generation I. The only difference is the SNES being replaced with an NES. In Generation VII, with the removal of the item storage function, the player's PC displays an email from their Template:Ga. In addition, the SNES from Generation I is replaced with a docked Nintendo Switch, with a single left Joy-Con next to it.

In Generations I and III, before going down the stairs, there is a sign on the wall that reminds the player how to open the Bag. This sign's purpose is replaced in Generation VII by the PC's email. In Generation I, a movie is shown on the first-floor television involving four boys walking on railroad tracks, possibly a reference to the film Stand by Me; however, during Generations III and VII, this will only appear if the player is a male. If the player is a female, the television will display a girl in pigtails walking down a yellow brick road, possibly a reference to the film The Wizard of Oz.

Generations II and IV[]

In Generations Template:Gen and Template:Gen, Red's mother is alone in the house, telling the Template:Player how worried she is about Template:Ga, but also how proud she is of him. In Template:2v2, the graphical features have also been updated to the Generation IV standard since Template:3v2. On the ground floor, there is a table with a large mug of tea sitting on it, a bigger TV, bookshelves, and a kitchen area located on the northwestern side of the room containing a refrigerator and a sink. On the upstairs floor is Red's bedroom, which contains a study desk with a laptop computer sitting on it, a Nintendo 64 or Wii, depending on the Generation, three bookshelves, and a single bed in the southwestern corner. Examining the laptop shows that the items in the room are collecting dust, as if they haven't been used in a long time.

Rival's house[]

In Generations I and III, after the Pokédex has been given to the Template:Player by Professor Oak, the rival's sister will give the player a Town Map. In Generation III, Daisy will check the lead Pokémon's friendship and offer to groom a Pokémon in the player's party. She can only groom one Pokémon for every 512 steps the player takes. In Generation VII, Daisy is replaced by the nameless sister of their childhood friend. While she does not groom Pokémon, she can still evaluate the friendship between the player and any Pokémon in their party.

In Generations II and Template:Gen, Daisy will help the player comb their Pokémon, causing its friendship to be raised. In Generation IV, she'll give the player Blue's Pokégear phone number so the player can call and arrange a rematch with him at the Fighting Dojo. Also returning from previous generations, Daisy will groom one of the player's Pokémon for free once daily between 3:00 and 4:00 PM. As in Generation II, it will raise a Pokémon's friendship greatly; however, it will also raise the Pokémon's Beauty stat. This is not displayed anywhere in-game, and the Pokémon must be seen in Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum to notice. Despite this, Template:P whose Beauty is maxed out this way can evolve into Template:P, unlike in FireRed and LeafGreen, where the Beauty stat did not exist in any shape or form. As a reference to Daisy's enjoyment of tea in Generation III, a large mug of tea sits on her table. In Generation IV only, the rival's house has a second story that mirrors the player's house, much like their Hoenn and Sinnoh counterparts.

Demographics[]

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Pallet Town in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow[]

Pallet Town's population is 8 (not including the Template:Player and the Template:Ga, who leave Pallet Town at the beginning of the game). This low number is likely due to its lack of amenities like a Gym or Pokémon Center and its isolation from the center of Kanto. This makes it the smallest town in Kanto.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal[]

Pallet Town's population remains 8, making it the smallest town in Kanto.

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen[]

As in the original games, Pallet Town's population is 8 (not including the Template:Player and the Template:Ga, who leave Pallet Town at the beginning of the game). This makes it the smallest town in Kanto.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver[]

As in the original games, Pallet Town's population remains 8, making it the smallest town in Kanto.

Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee![]

Just like in all the aforementioned games, Pallet Town's population is 8 (not including the Template:Player and Template:Ga), once again making it the smallest town in Kanto.

Items[]

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Professor Oak's Laboratory[]


Pokémon[]

Generation I[]

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Generation II[]

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Generation III[]

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Generation IV[]

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Generation VII[]

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Differences among generations[]

Generations I and III[]

Pallet Town is very consistent in the way of layout. The square-shaped town with three buildings remains the same between Generations I and III, only enhancing aesthetic features. Trees have become bigger, flowers are more visible, and most other sprites have been upgraded to Generation III standards. Most of the town's residents remain the same and will tell Trainers the same messages. However, there is a woman in front of the signpost on the southwestern field that will move out of a Trainer's way when interacted with. In the Generation I to III transition, the garden in front of Professor Oak's Lab is removed, while other houses in Pallet have mailboxes instead of signs.

Professor Oak's Lab has gone through some slight remodeling. In Generation I, inside are three of Professor Oak's aides, two men and one woman, a couple of shelves full of books, a table with three Template:Is, a computer, two blank Pokédexes, and two tips for the player, while in Generation III, other than the significant graphical enhancements, the laboratory also has two plants in the entrance, a mysterious machine, books on the floor, two regular machines in the corner, and a window. Changes in Red's and Blue's houses also sufficed. In Generation III, the player's bedroom features an enhanced version of the bedroom from Generation I with the SNES being replaced with an NES.

Generation II[]

During Generation II, Pallet Town had little changes done to the layout. Despite the graphical updates, the town remained totally unchanged save for the movement of the tall grass in the north. Daisy, the sister of Template:Ga, who is living in Blue's house, will comb the player's Pokémon, causing its friendship to be raised. Daisy will groom one of the player's Pokémon for free once daily between 3:00 and 4:00 PM. Red's mom also appears in Generation II, telling the player how worried she is about Red, but also how proud she is of him.

Generation IV[]

During Generation IV, Pallet Town also had surprisingly little change down to the layout. Despite the graphical updates, the town remained totally unchanged. As in Generation II, Daisy will groom the player's Pokémon between 3 and 4 PM, and will give away his Pokégear number if she is shown a Pokémon that is already very friendly and has a high Beauty condition.

Trainer Tips[]

Generation III[]

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Music[]

Generation I[]

Track title (Japanese) Track title (English translation) [adapted] Composer Games Sound Track(s)
マサラタウンのテーマ Pallet Town Theme Junichi Masuda Template:Gameabbrev1 Game Boy: Entire Pokémon Sounds Collection CD

Generation II[]

Track title (Japanese) Track title (English translation) [adapted] Composer Games Sound Track(s)
マサラタウンのテーマ Pallet Town Theme Junichi Masuda Template:Gameabbrev2 Pokémon HeartGold & Pokémon SoulSilver: Super Music Collection (as GB Sounds)

Generation III[]

Track title (Japanese) Track title (English translation) [adapted] Composer Games Sound Track(s)
マサラタウンのテーマ Pallet Town Theme Junichi Masuda Template:Gameabbrev3 Pokémon FireRed & Pokémon LeafGreen: Super Music Collection

Generation IV[]

Track title (Japanese) Track title (English translation) [adapted] Composer Games Sound Track(s)
マサラタウン Pallet Town Junichi Masuda Template:Gameabbrev4 Pokémon HeartGold & Pokémon SoulSilver: Super Music Collection
マサラタウン(GBプレイヤー) Pallet Town (GB Sounds) Junichi Masuda Template:Gameabbrev4 Pokémon HeartGold & Pokémon SoulSilver: Super Music Collection

Generation VII[]

Track title (Japanese) Track title (English translation) [adapted] Composer Games Sound Track(s)
マサラタウンのテーマ Pallet Town Theme Junichi Masuda Template:Gameabbrev7 Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! Super Music Collection

In the spin-off games[]

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Pokémon Pinball[]

In Template:G, Pallet Town appears on the Red table. Catchable Pokémon include Template:P, Template:P, Template:P, Template:P, Template:P, Template:P, Template:P, Template:P and Template:P.

In the anime[]

Main series[]

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Overview of Pallet Town as seen in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest

Pallet Town is the hometown of Template:Ash and his rival Template:Gary. Just like in the games, Professor Oak's Laboratory is located in Pallet Town. Ash always returns here before visiting a new region. Pallet Town is depicted in the anime as having dirt trails and wide, open, grassy fields. Pallet Town debuted in the first episode, Pokémon - I Choose You!, when Template:Ash received his Template:AP. Since then, it has been seen in many episodes, mostly in the start and ending of a region adventure, but also in Pokémon Chronicles and in the movies.

Template:An's Laboratory stands out in Pallet Town for its wind turbine, the three windows of the inner balcony, and for the four windows of the second floor. Every time Ash Template:Pkmn2 a Pokémon when he has six already with him, the new Pokémon is automatically transported here. Ash also has a habit of leaving all of his Pokémon besides Pikachu here each time he leaves for a new region, starting with Hoenn. The lab is composed of two floors. Inside the entrance door is a hallway with several doors, and to the left is a chest of drawers and the stairway to the second floor. The Oak Corral is a natural environment for Pokémon development. It is divided into regions according to type; there are areas that are perfect for Template:Type Pokémon, desert areas for {{Ground}} and {{Fire}} types, grassy regions, and several lakes. Sometimes the Pokémon don't get along; for this reason, some Pokémon, such as Ash's Bulbasaur, act as mediators between quarreling Pokémon.

The Xanadu Nursery is another location close to Pallet Town. The nursery is a large greenhouse that is home to various flowers and plants. Among them is a flower that contains Template:M. Two of the nursery's employees are Florinda Showers and Potter. Along with Florinda's Template:P, they help to make sure the operations at Xanadu run smoothly. While training for the Pokémon League in Make Room for Gloom, Template:Delia requested that her son help her run some errands and visit the nursery. Template:Ash and his friends took off, not wanting to help with Delia's plans. Eventually, they ended up at the very place she requested them to be at.

An old woman named Masae runs the Pallet Town's radio station, WPOK, from her general store. Other residents of Pallet Town include Gilbert, Mr. Garrison, Mr. Tango, and Ms. Owens.

Ash has left for another region on an airplane in both In The Shadow of Zekrom! and The Dream Continues! shortly after visiting Pallet Town; however, whether an airport is actually located in the town itself or not is unknown.

Gallery[]

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Pokémon Origins[]

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Pallet Town in Pokémon Origins

Pallet Town made a couple of appearances in Pokémon Origins, being the hometown of Red and Blue. It first appeared in File 1: Red, where both Red and Blue were seen receiving a Pokédex each from Professor Oak, after which they got to choose their starter Pokémon. Red chose Template:TP, while Blue chose Template:P to counter Red's choice. Afterwards, both Red and Blue departed Pallet Town and started gathering information on their Pokédexes.

Pallet Town's next major appearance was in File 4: Charizard, where Red returned to Professor Oak's Laboratory to tell him how he had completed his Pokédex, only to find out that Blue had been injured during a battle against an unknown Pokémon at Cerulean Cave, during which his own Pokédex had also gotten destroyed. Red soon understood that the mysterious Pokémon was, in fact, Template:P, a genetically enhanced version of a rare Pokémon called Template:P. In order to add Mewtwo's data to the Pokédex, Red headed to Cerulean Cave, where he battled and, with extreme effort, successfully caught Mewtwo. During a small party held by Professor Oak to celebrate the completion of the Pokédex, Red realized that since Mewtwo was created from Mew, he still had to go find and catch Mew in order to make the Pokédex truly complete.

I Choose You![]

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Pallet Town in I Choose You!

Pallet Town appeared at the beginning of I Choose You!, set in an alternate timeline from the main series, as the hometown of Ash Ketchum, Template:Gary, Marina, and Template:An.

Gallery[]

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Pokémon Evolutions[]

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Pallet Town in Pokémon Evolutions

Pallet Town appeared in The Discovery. Template:Ga met Professor Oak at his research laboratory, apologizing for having failed to complete the Pokédex. Professor Oak, however, revealed that other Pallet Town Trainers had been taking on the same project as well, and thanks to them, the Pokédex was now complete. Just then, he received a call from a colleague of his, who informed him of Template:P. However, when Professor Oak turned around to share the news with Green, Template:Ga, and Template:Ga, he was surprised to see them having already left. Outside, Elaine's Template:P picked her Trainer a bouquet of flowers as the three Trainers headed out together.

In the manga[]

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Pallet Town in Ash & Pikachu

Ash & Pikachu[]

Pallet Town appeared in Do Your Best Bulbasaur!! and Off To The Battle Frontier!!.

Gallery[]

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The Electric Tale of Pikachu[]

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Pallet Town in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

As in the anime, Ash's hometown is Pallet Town in the The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga series. Template:An does not appear to live in Pallet Town full-time, as he is seen doing a field study of Template:P in Clefairy Tale. It is, however, the hometown of Ash and Template:Gary, as well as the current residence of Delia Ketchum and May Oak.

According to Gary, Template:P are commonly found around Pallet Town.

Gallery[]

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Movie adaptations[]

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Pallet Town in Template:Ma

Pallet Town appeared in Template:Ma.

Gallery[]

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Pokémon Adventures[]

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Pallet Town in Pokémon Adventures

History[]

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Pallet Town was first seen in A Glimpse of the Glow, Bulbasaur, Come Home!, and The Secret of Kangaskhan as the hometown of the main characters Template:Adv and Template:Adv, as well as the place where Professor Oak's Laboratory is located. It is also where Red caught a Template:P when most of the children tried to catch it but didn't weaken him. The town also has a forest where Red and Blue saw a Template:Adv whilst a group of Template:Tcs tried to capture it. Later, in Kalling Kadabra, all the townspeople were kidnapped by Team Rocket and held hostage in the Silph Co. headquarters in Saffron City. Near the end of the chapter, it was revealed that Template:Adv was also born in Pallet Town.

Template:Chap[]

Red saved a postman from his rampaging Template:P. The postman had arrived at Pallet Town to deliver a letter to Red. Once it was clear that Red had disappeared after accepting the challenge written in the letter, Template:Adv came to Pallet Town and assumed guardianship of the Pikachu that ran back to Template:Adv's lab. Green had also found a new house in Pallet Town, and used it to monitor Yellow's progress.

Template:Chap[]

Red and Blue briefly returned to Pallet Town. They received a recorded message from Professor Oak to deposit their Pokédexes in the Storage System, although this later turned out to be a plot set up by Team Rocket, who had kidnapped Professor Oak. Red's Saur and Blue's Charizard were briefly attacked by Template:Adv before the two Trainers headed to Vermilion City and the Sevii Islands.

Gallery[]

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Pokémon Pocket Monsters[]

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Pallet Town in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Pallet Town is the hometown of Red and his rival, Green. Professor Oak also resides in Pallet Town, offering the two boys their choice of starter Pokémon, though Red chooses a Template:TP that he met on the way to the laboratory instead.

Gallery[]

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Pokémon Zensho[]

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Pallet Town in Pokémon Zensho

Pallet Town appeared in Prologue: Pallet Town. Template:Zensho received his Template:TP there at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

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Trivia[]

  • In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Pallet Town is famous for being the hometown of many great Trainers, including Template:Adv. In fact, every Trainer who has ever won the Indigo Plateau Pokémon League tournament has come from Pallet Town.
  • In , Template:Ga's bedroom features an area rug around his bed that is red in color. Template:Ga's bedroom features a similar area rug, which is instead green in color. This is a reference to Blue's Japanese name, Green.
  • In each generation, Pallet Town's theme music has been extended by 10 seconds, from 75 seconds in the Generation I games to 105 seconds in .

Origin[]

Pallet Town is based on Machida, Tokyo, Satoshi Tajiri's hometown.[1] However, its location on the map better corresponds to somewhere in the Shizuoka Prefecture.

Name origin[]

Language Name Origin
Japanese マサラタウン Masara Town From 真っ新 massara (brand new) or 真っ白 masshiro (pure white)
English, Dutch
Canadian French
Pallet Town From palette, a range of colors used in various means
French Bourg Palette From bourg (village) and palette
German Alabastia From Alabaster, a white mineral
Hungarian Pallet város From English name
Italian Biancavilla From bianco (white) and villa (estate; common city suffix)
Spanish Pueblo Paleta From paleta, palette
Korean 태초마을 Taecho Maeul From 태초 (太初) taecho, beginning
Chinese (Mandarin) 真新鎮 / 真新镇 Zhēnxīn Zhèn From 真新 zhēnxīn , truly new
真新市 Zhēnxīn Shì * From 真新 zhēnxīn , truly new
Chinese (Cantonese) 真新鎮 Jānsān Jan * From 真新 jānsān, truly new
純白鎮 Sèuhnbaahk Jan * From 純白 sèuhnbaahk, pure white
Arabic قرية شورباك 'Qaryat Shoreback The town of Shoreback
Bulgarian Град Паллет Grad Pallet From English name
Valencian Ciutat Palet From English name
Croatian Grad Pallet From English name
Czech Oblázkové město From oblázek' (pebble) and město (town, city)
Danish Pallet Town*
Paletby*
Byen Pallet*
Palette Town*
From palet (palette) and by (town)
Finnish Pallet Town*
Palleti kaupunki*
From English name
Indonesian Kota Pallet *
Kota Masara*
From its English name
From its Japanese name
Icelandic Palletbær From English name
Norwegian Pallet Town*
Palletby*
Byen Pallet*
From English name
Polish Alabastia*
Alabastria*
From its German name
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade de Pallet*
Cidade Pallet*
Pallet Town*
From its English name
European Portuguese Aldeia Paleta
Pallet Town*
From paleta, palette
Same as English name
Russian Паллет Таун Pallet Taun
Алабастия Alabastiya*
Город Поддона Gorod Poddona*
From its English name
From its German and Polish name
Literally "Palette Town"
Serbian Grad Pallet From English name
Swedish Pallet Town*
Palletstaden*
Staden Pallet*
From English name
Thai มาซาระทาวน์ Masara Town Transliteration of its Japanese name
Vietnamese Thị trấn Masara Transliteration of its Japanese name

References[]

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External links[]

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