Driftveil City is a historic port city in western Unova. It's connected to Nimbasa City in the east by Driftveil Drawbridge, which is operated by Clay, the -type expert and Driftveil City Gym Leader. To the west, it leads to Route 6. The area has a fairly cool climate, and is prone to rain all year round.
The city's Gym specializes in mining precious gemstones, and the city itself has a proud history of overseas trade, exporting various goods across the world. A lighthouse helps ships navigate the shoreline to safely arrive at the port and docking yard to the south, where containers are stored in dedicated cold storage facilities. The gold statue of a sail, located in the eastern entrance, symbolises just how important shipping is to the city.
Upon arriving here, you'll come across Cheren and an angry Clay. Clay isn't happy that lowering the drawbridge for you has led to Team Plasma's escape. Blaming you, he insists you hunt in Cold Storage for them and won't battle you until you've ousted Team Plasma from the city.
A move tutor here can teach your starter Pokémon (or its evolutions) a new battle-combo move if your Pokémon is happy enough; Grass Pledge, Water Pledge or Fire Pledge. When two of these moves are combined in Double/Triple/Rotation Battles, their power increases and the move has additional effects.
|Starter: Snivy||Starter: Tepig||Starter: Oshawott|
- Main article: Driftveil City Gym
|Driftveil Gym Leader|
|Quake Badge||TM78 (Bulldoze)|
|Basculin||25||One||Trade for Minccino|
|Alomomola||5-30||Common||Water surface ripples|
|Jellicent||10-30||Rare||Water surface ripples|
As well as exporting, the city imports many goods from distant lands, and the market in the western area of the city stocks exclusive items such as MooMoo Milk which can't be found anywhere else in Unova.
|MooMoo Milk x12||6000|
After beating the game, a former Team Plasma grunt sells various incenses here.
|Fresh Water||From man in Gym.|
|Expert Belt||From man in black at the market, when you have a Pokémon at level 30 or above.|
|Shell Bell||Old man in house east of Pokémon Center when you've seen 50 Pokémon.|
|Ultraball||In narrow passage by Route 6.|
|Repeat Ball x3||From girl in Pokémon Center on GTS floor.|
|Heart Scale||Show woman in the house west of the Pokémon Center a Pokémon with the right move. (Daily)|
|Big Pearl||In the market.|
|Water Stone||By lighthouse.|