Blackthorn City Guide Aug 11, 2012 1:17:46 GMT 11
Post by 「JoJo」 on Aug 11, 2012 1:17:46 GMT 11
Description: A Quiet Mountain Retreat
Located at the northernmost point of Johto, Blackthorn City is a unique area in the fact that much of the city is cut right into the rock face, giving the surrounding areas a distinctively mountainous feel. To many, this city is a home of pilgrimage to the revered Dragon's Den, a cave built by Dragon Masters generations ago as a shrine to all Dragon type Pokemon. Access to this part of the city is strictly prohibited and gaining access will require invitation from someone higher up in the clan. Blackthorn City is also noteworthy for the number of famous Dragon type trainers it has spawned, two of which being Lance and Clair. The latter of which can be found as the city's gym leader and specialises in none other than the legendary Dragon type. Because of tales surrounding the settlement, many outsiders view the city with a sense of mystery, intrigue and wonderment.
The city has two main entrances. The north east cave entrance connects the city to the chilly Ice Path while the southern most point connects with the downhill path of Route 45. Also of mention is the entrance to the Dragon's Den shrine also found along the northern reaches.
The following list suggests a possible order in which Blackthorn City and its surrounding areas may be explored:
- Attempt to gain access to the heralded Dragon's Den (optional)
- Defeat Clair and claim the Rising Badge (mandatory for progress)
- Negotiate Route 45 ---> New Bark Town
Note: The minimum requirement needed to progress to the Indigo Plateau is the Rising Badge and journeying along the East of New Bark Town.
Other Points of Interest:
- Visit the Supreme Move Tutor who is able to impart devastating moves to select Pokemon
- Explore the other end of Dark Cave and uncover new secrets