Goldenrod City is a city in the Johto region. It is the largest city in the region and the location of the third gym. It is the fourth largest city in the Pokémon world, after Unova's Nimbasa City and Castelia City and Kalos' Lumiose City. It is the location where Bill's family lives. Despite its size, it lacks any extraordinary importance other than containing the third Gym Leader Whitney and, in Generation IV, being home to the Global Terminal. Later in the storyline, the city's Radio Tower is taken over by Team Rocket.

Goldenrod City also hosts a Bike Shop where the player can get a free Bicycle, the Goldenrod Department Store, which is the largest store within Johto, the Name Rater's house, and the Magnet Train, which connects Johto and Kanto, starting in Goldenrod and ending in Saffron City.

Gym Info

Main article: Goldenrod City Gym

In the anime

In the episode "A Goldenrod Opportunity," Ash and friends meet Whitney. He defeats her and earns the Plain Badge in the episode "A Dairy Tale Ending." In the next episode, "Air Time!," Ash and his friends are able to be on a radio show with unlikely assistance from Team Rocket.


Generation II

Generation IV


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