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Slateport City, known as Kaina City (カイナシティ Kaina Shiti) in the original Japanese version, is a fictional city by the sea in the south of Hoenn, the world in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. It holds a ferry link to Lilycove City. Slateport City also holds the Oceanic Museum, a museum that is full of items and objects recovered from the sea. There are a lot of little islands and fast currents around Slateport. The closest town east of Slateport is Pacifidlog Town, and the closest town North is Mauville City.
Places of interest
At the Slateport Market, the player may buy items that are unobtainable anywhere else. The player may buy Secret Base goods here after obtaining the Secret Power TM from a person on Route 111.
The Pokémon Contest located here is the Hyper Rank contest. Inside, the player can obtain the PokéBlock Case, which is required to use the Berry Blending machines in the contest halls and also to visit the Safari Zone.
In Pokémon Emerald, the location of the contest hall is replaced with a Battle Tent. It is similar to the Battle Factory on the Battle Frontier, in which the player will get three random Pokémon to battle with. If the player wins the battle, he or she gets to take one of the opponent's Pokémon.
The Trick House is located just north of Slateport City. Inside, the player has to complete a series of challenges; finding the a switch to enter the trick room of the trick house, finding a scroll in the trick room, and then finding the exit door that leads to the Trick Master. The trick master will give away prizes to the person who sucessfully beats the trick master's tricks. The tricks will change every time until the trick master leaves to find new ones. There are also other trainers that are waiting to battle players. It is recommended that one beats the trick house in stages, preferably before a gym leader battle, as the trainers will get stronger every time.
People of interest
Captain Stern is a sea captain who goes on multiple expeditions for ruins full of treasure and undiscvored Pokémon. In the Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire video games, he finds a cavern on the sea floor which containing the dormant Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre.
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