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Saffron City
ヤマブキシティ Yamabuki City
"Shining, Golden Land of Commerce"
Saffron City HGSS
Location info
Region: Kanto
Connecting routes: ↑North - Route 5
↓South - Route 6
←West - Route 7
→East - Route 8
Saffron City Kanto Map
Location of Saffron City in Kanto.
Gym info
Name: Saffron City Gym
Leader: Sabrina
Type(s): Type Psychic
Badge: Marshbadge
Marsh Badge
Pokémon Gyms

Saffron City is home to Sabrina, the Psychic-type Gym Leader of the Saffron City Gym. A second (former) Gym is located here, the Fighting Dojo - which is led by Kiyo.


Saffron City is a sprawling metropolis in the Kanto region. It lies between Celadon City, Vermilion City, Lavender Town, and Cerulean City.

Saffron City is home to the Magnet Train Station. The Magnet Train runs between Saffron City and Goldenrod City.

Not only is Saffron City one of the biggest and busiest cities in Kanto, it is famous outside Kanto. The large Silph Co. HQ stands form as the cities center piece, while two gyms dominate the cities north-eastern corner district. Not only it is the business center of Kanto, it also holds the region's largest infrastructure, including the Magnet Train.

In the games

Saffron City is present in the Pokémon games; Red/Blue/Yellow, Gold/Silver, FireRed/LeafGreen and HeartGold/SoulSilver.

In the anime

Ash goes to Saffron City in the Anime in order to get the Marsh Badge to enter the Pokémon League, but was unable to beat Sabrina's Kadabra with Pikachu. He continued his journey and later returned with a Haunter. However, instead of battling Sabrina's Pokémon, it chose to play around, causing the emotionless Psychic Gym Leader to burst into laughter. As a reward, Ash was presented with the Marsh Badge.

In Super Smash Bros.


Saffron City in Super Smash Bros.

There is a stage named Saffron City in Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64 device. It consists of three skyscrapers with two hovering platforms. Flying Pokémon, such as Butterfree and Fearow, appear in the background.



  • When the player goes into Copycat's house and goes upstairs to her room and presses A on the TV with a SNES on it, the message log will say "A video game showing Mario wearing a bucket on his head." This is a reference to the video game Mario & Wario.
  • Saffron City is the largest city in the Kanto region.
  • Although Saffron City is the largest city in the Kanto region, it isn't the most populated city. Celadon City is more populated than Saffron City, despite it being smaller than Saffron City. This also happens in the Unova region.
  • It is the only city with two gyms, although one is a Fighting Dojo.
  • Saffron City's name is based off saffron, a shade of yellow. Saffron City is even paved with yellow bricks.
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