Cerulean City (Japanese: ハナダシティHanada City) is a seaside city located in northern Kanto. It is situated near a sea inlet to the north, with Saffron City to the south, and Mt. Moon to the west. It is home to Misty, the Cerulean City Gym Leader.
In Generation I, the Bike Shop sells Bicycles produced by the company. Designs range from a plain city bike to a fast mountain bike; however, the player can only ever get one: the Bicycle. It can be bought for 1,000,000 or exchanged for a Bike Voucher. As only 999,999 can be held at maximum, there is no way for the player to obtain a Bicycle without a Bike Voucher. The Pokémon Fan Club Chairman in Vermilion City will hand over his Bike Voucher if the player listens to him talk about his Rapidash.
In Generation II, the shop is closed because the owner decided to move the shop to Goldenrod City in the Johto region. In [[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
|Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]], however, the shop in Kanto is also open, although nothing is obtainable inside. The manager mentions that since all the bicycles have been shipped to Johto for sale, all he has left to sell are inflatable tubes. The That Town, These People radio show profile of Cerulean City mentions this as well.
The name "Miracle Cycle" only appears in the Japanese games. In the English versions, the Miracle Cycle Shops are just called "Bike Shops" and no mention of Miracle Cycle is made at all.
Trendsetter of the Bicycle Boom
Cerulean Bike Main Shop
On the outskirts of Cerulean City lies Cerulean Cave, also known as the Unknown Dungeon. It is said to be home to "horribly strong Template:OBP". The player can capture the level 70 Mewtwo in the GenerationI, III, and IV games. Only Trainers who compete and win in the Pokémon League at Indigo Plateau may enter due to the strength of the Pokémon in the cave. Mewtwo lies at the end of the cave, the only one of its species in the game.
Another addition in FireRed and LeafGreen is that Trainers are now required to further prove themselves before entering the cave by completing the quest on the Sevii Islands and restoring the Network Machine to operational status. This stipulation may or may not have been added due to the addition of Wobbuffet to the cave's selection of wild Pokémon, and the old set of requirements that would have allowed players to enter the cave before obtaining the National Pokédex.
In Generation II, the Dungeon has collapsed, but Mewtwo's
Berserk Gene has been left behind. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, however, the cave is still open. The Pokégear map mentions that it once collapsed but was rebuilt, and Mewtwo can still be found inside.
The Cerulean Gym is the official Gym of Cerulean City. It is based on WaterTemplate:OBP. The Gym Leader is Misty. Trainers who defeat her will receive the Cascade Badge. Other known Gym members include Swimmer Briana, Swimmer Parker, Swimmer Diana, Swimmer Luis, and Picnicker Diana. The Cerulean Gym is designed like an indoor swimming pool, with platforms above the water for the player to walk on. There are no puzzles to solve in this Gym.
In FireRed and LeafGreen, there is a man in a cottage in the northern part of town who concocts a variety of medicines from Berry Powder and will exchange Berry Powder for rare and valuable items. When he is first visited, he gives the player the Powder Jar, and will ask the player to make some Berry Powder from the new machine that crushes Berries in the Pokémon Center upstairs. There is also a sign on his wall that keeps a record of pressing-speed ranking the player achieves.
In Generations I and III, there is a man in a cottage in the northwest corner of the city who will explain exactly what the effects are for each of the eight
Indigo LeagueGym Badges. He also has a small backyard, where a
Rare Candy can be found hidden among the flowers.
In Generations I and III, a Team Rocket Grunt stole Template:TM from its owner, leaving the house a mess. After defeating the Grunt, the player will receive the TM from him. The Grunt then says that since the TM was stolen, he'll find a way of teaching Dig to Diglett without a TM.
In Generations II and IV, the man is actively fighting against robbers so the situation that occurred to him and his wife three years prior does not happen again. When he learns about the Team Rocket Grunt who stole the Machine Part, he gets upset and claims that he won't even reconsider not reporting the Team Rocket Grunt if he turns out to be the same thief from three years ago.
In [[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
|Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]], the population of Cerulean City is 33, having increased by one since [[Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
|Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen]].
Wild Pokémon can be found in the water inside the Cerulean Gym (Generation I only), as well as in the channel along the northwest edge of town. In [[Pokémon Red and Blue
|Pokémon Red and Blue]] and [[Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
|Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen]], there is a man who will trade his Jynx for a Poliwhirl.