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Old April 14th, 2012 (07:01 AM).
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And what do you get from living in a city? Not really much at all.

The reality is, of course, that it's still the place you start. You just… get more things to do in the first place you start at. (Suweet!)
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The thought of being able to buy Ultra Balls and deposit or withdraw Pokemon in my hometown alone excites me. I'm convinced, like all other games, your home town is just that, a hometown. It'd be awesome if the region's department store was located in your home city, though. That would just put the icing on the cake for me.
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The thought of being able to buy Ultra Balls and deposit or withdraw Pokemon in my hometown alone excites me. I'm convinced, like all other games, your home town is just that, a hometown. It'd be awesome if the region's department store was located in your home city, though. That would just put the icing on the cake for me.
Kinda doubt that, but considering that Black and White's was in the middle of a route? Yeah idk. Perhaps it's a city because it's just large though, and not that it'll have any other features. :(
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I think it's big enough to be a city from the pictures of Hiougi City I've seen on Serebii.

They're apartments next to the protagonist's house and PokeCenter and Mart. These are both big buildings you see in cities, though the PokeCenter and Mart are also in towns.Also a Trainer School which have always been in cities. If I recall correctly.
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Kinda doubt that, but considering that Black and White's was in the middle of a route? Yeah idk. Perhaps it's a city because it's just large though, and not that it'll have any other features. :(
Well shoot. :c
Well as long as I can buy an ultra Ball or two from the Poke Mart, I'm good. But I didn't think of the fact that they call it a city because it just reached the minimum capacity of buildings and people.
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Watched the video and counted 7 buildings. It was a surprise...but sadly the "City" looks smaller than Lacunosa Town to me.
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Watched the video and counted 7 buildings. It was a surprise...but sadly the "City" looks smaller than Lacunosa Town to me.
Well it is only the city you start in, and the first location in the game. I didn't expect anything too huge, and this looks pretty good to me!

I like the fact that we start in a city instead of a town! It just comes to show that GameFreak is starting to put an end to some of the boring repeated things in the game that we always have and expect. It's definitely one of the reasons people are liking what they hear so far, so much.

Man I'm so excited just to be in this city let alone play the whole game. o3o;
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It's really made no impact on me, honestly. Though, I have thought of the starting trainers as always fitting better if they start in a small town. I see them more of an underdog, someone who wasn't thought of to be great in the world of Pokemon, and even being seen as such, they depart from their small town and go on a year-long journey, or, in our case, a couple of days long, to prove all the doubters wrong and become something more.

Starting off in a city is more like a rich kid leaving and knowing he'll attain greatness because he's rich, lives in a city, etc.

From the looks of the female girl, though, that second theory is all but right...
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Man I'm so excited just to be in this city let alone play the whole game. o3o;
I'm right there with you. The city tickles me pink. <333
Did they say what other buildings are going to be in the city other than the Center and school?
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I'm right there with you. The city tickles me pink. <333
Did they say what other buildings are going to be in the city other than the Center and school?
Not that I know of, I'm pretty sure most of what was shown was just the rival and protagonist wandering around the place. The home of the protagonist in the city looks sweet though!
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Not that I know of, I'm pretty sure most of what was shown was just the rival and protagonist wandering around the place. The home of the protagonist in the city looks sweet though!
Aw, well shoot. I love the protagonist's home. It looks so cute. And am I he only one who got more excited when I saw concrete walkways instead of dirty and grass?
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Quote originally posted by Jellicent♀:
Aw, well shoot. I love the protagonist's home. It looks so cute. And am I he only one who got more excited when I saw concrete walkways instead of dirty and grass?
Nope, I'm adoring that as well. I like that they're finally straying off the stereotypical country-side that all Pokemon games seem to... well, always experience, even in the third generation when there was an attempt to add things like that to places like Slateport and Mauville. It didn't work. :I
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Nope, I'm adoring that as well. I like that they're finally straying off the stereotypical country-side that all Pokemon games seem to... well, always experience, even in the third generation when there was an attempt to add things like that to places like Slateport and Mauville. It didn't work. :I
Slateport and Mauville are amazing, don't hate! SMH RN BE ASHAMED.

I noticed that as well though! It brings out the New York in Unova, especially since it is a city. Cities need to be like that. :P

I'm quite pleased with Hiougi City really. It still screams "home", which I like.

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Okay so in my timezone, it's still technically the same day, so it's not over a month, and Jake said in general earlier he doesn't care about the revival rule that strictly and the thread Suicune posted it in can't lead to any discussion because it's for new things, while this thread is for the starter city specifically. :(

...anyway, since we now know Aspertia City (as revealed in a press release) is the name of the starting city, how do you guys feel about it? It's interesting that they actually kept that it's a city in English (and do you prefer the other name, Hiougi City?) AND what does it even mean?! ...I haven't yet checked, lol. :x
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A a fragrant fan made of hinoki cypress tree wood.

^The definition of the city's Jap. name.

So Aspertia may be an allusion to some sort of tree?
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So Hiougi City has been localized as Aspertia City.

Interesting name but still doing the pun on clouds I presume?

At least this is the first hometown for the player that is actually a city.

Can't believe they released the English name this early.
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Aspertia sounds like a cool name to me, and I feel it fits the names of the others.
According to Bulbapedia, it is indeed a continuation of the cloud theme, this time using the undulatus asperatus cloud.

On starting in a city, it's hard to tell how much of an impact (if any) it'll have until you start playing the game, I suppose. Though I guess it's nice to have a little bit of a change.
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Im glad the player character is from a city, such a nice change, even if just because of the look of it. It might not be a huge city, but it's a step up from the little starting towns previously.
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A a fragrant fan made of hinoki cypress tree wood.

^The definition of the city's Jap. name.

So Aspertia may be an allusion to some sort of tree?
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Aspertia sounds like a cool name to me, and I feel it fits the names of the others.
According to Bulbapedia, it is indeed a continuation of the cloud theme, this time using the undulatus asperatus cloud.

On starting in a city, it's hard to tell how much of an impact (if any) it'll have until you start playing the game, I suppose. Though I guess it's nice to have a little bit of a change.
Well, chances are it could be part of a tree and part of a cloud. Possibly because the city is found in the woods with a lookout to the actual sky? So basically the name was chosen to reference both, maybe.
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I kinda like the name Aspertia City. It's not that bad tbh. I still wonder why only now they decided to start in a city.
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I'm not going to lie, I've always loved the fact that the character comes from this tiny town and makes it in the big wide world, not to mention when people are like "Oh, you're from Pallet Town?" it kind of puts it on the map and makes that place more important

Having said that I do think being from the city is a refreshing change and I really like the idea
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Well, chances are it could be part of a tree and part of a cloud. Possibly because the city is found in the woods with a lookout to the actual sky? So basically the name was chosen to reference both, maybe.
I did a little bit of searching, and it turns out that there's a tree with the scientific name of Streblus asper, which the city could also be named after. If that's the case, it's pretty cool how they're able to retain the idea of trees from the Japanese name, and include the theme of clouds, into one name.
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Aspertia City?
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I keep falling more and more in love with this game, legit.

^See, the whole, "Oh you from Pallet Town...", thing has gotten a little...bland. But now, it's like, "Oh, you're from Aspertia City?!" Like, it's a city. Idk, it just has more of a status, to me.
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I still think American GF will translate it as Town =D
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I like the fact that it's more populated and... well bigger, it's more of a cultural city to be in and from the images it looks great.
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