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A hometown is a town that a person considers their home. In the core series video games, it is the town where the player's journey begins in.

In the games

In the core series games, the player and their rival will begin their journey in their hometown, venturing onto the first routes from there, encountering the Pokémon Professor, and getting their starter Pokémon. After entering the Hall of Fame, the player will start again from their hometown when the game is next loaded.

The hometown varies with the region the player starts in:


Regional hometowns
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Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Johto 120px 120px
Generation II Generation IV
Hoenn 120px 120px 120px
Ruby and Sapphire Emerald Omega Ruby and
Alpha Sapphire
Sinnoh 120px 120px
Diamond and Pearl Platinum
Unova 120px 120px
Nuvema Town,
Black and White
Aspertia City,
Black 2 and White 2
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X and Y
Alola 120px 120px
Sun and Moon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
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Sword and Shield

In the anime

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Iris's hometown in the anime

Hometowns in the anime are more diverse than in the video games. Main characters and their rivals are not always limited to the towns specified in the games. Like many of the other settlements in the anime, the hometowns are significantly larger than their game counterparts.





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Tower Tycoon Palmer and Top Coordinator Johanna, two notable people of Twinleaf Town




In the manga

The various series of Pokémon manga follow the games in having their main characters start in Pallet Town, New Bark Town, Littleroot Town, Twinleaf Town, and Nuvema Town. There are some characters, though, that have unique hometowns such as Yellow from Pokémon Adventures who was born in Viridian Forest.

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