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Top 5 Pokémon Tracks: The Sinnoh Region

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#5: Pokemon League (Night)

The Pokémon League of Sinnoh is the location of the region's Elite Four, who may only be challenged by the player after defeating all eight Sinnoh Gym Leaders. It is located on an island north of Route 223 and west of Route 224. Inside the player can challenge the Champion, after defeating the Elite Four in order. Like in Kanto and Hoenn, reaching the Pokémon League requires first passing through Sinnoh's Victory Road (and a large waterfall) to the south of the League building. The Sinnoh League is located in a castle reminiscent of a Gothic cathedral, having a rose window and two towers at the very front of the building -- a characteristic of Gothic architecture.

#4: Eterna City/Celestic Town

Eterna City is a city in the Sinnoh region; it is an older city, showing the signs of history. There is a rather large statue of an ancient Pokémon (in Diamond, it is named as Dialga; in Pearl, Palkia; and in Platinum, it is a combination of both) on the east side of town. The statue was once the main centre of festivals in the town, although signs of the town's culture and rituals have started to slip away. Of late, both Team Galactic and Cynthia become interested in the statue.

Celestic Town is a town in the Sinnoh region. It is a tiny town that preserves the history of Sinnoh and the old ways of life. The centre of town has a small shrine that dates back to ancient times. It is one of the smallest towns in the entire region. It is also one of the oldest, and some say the town has been there since Sinnoh was created. It is the hometown of Cynthia's family and of Kalos Elite Four member Drasna's grandparents.

#3: Battle! Team Galactic Leader Cyrus

As the boss of Team Galactic, Cyrus is the nihilistic main antagonist of the Sinnoh games, with the ultimate goal of summoning Dialga and/or Palkia in order to destroy the universe so that he may start it again as its god. Born and raised in Sunyshore City, he was known to be a good, albeit asocial, student, and so preferred the company of machines over humans and Pokémon. Despite being such a good student, however, he did not live up to his parents' expectations, and so felt rejected. Sometime after this, he decided emotions were the source of all strife in the world, and that only the elimination of emotions, along with spirit, could be the end of fighting in the world, which lead to his plan and actions during the storyline in Sinnoh. His grandfather, who lives on Route 228 in Pokémon Platinum, regrets not taking him in during his time of need. It is also notable that Cyrus is very persistent in order to reach his dream. After being defeated one final time by the player, he ominously hints that he will someday make his ultimate goal into a reality. In the Distortion World in Platinum, it is questionable what happened to him, as he simply walks away, deeper into the world, and is not encountered on the player's return visit.

#2: Route 225, 226 and 227

Route 225 is a route in north-eastern Sinnoh, located in the Battle Zone. It connects the Fight Area and the Survival Area.

Route 226 is a water route in north-eastern Sinnoh, located in the Battle Zone. It connects the Survival Area, Route 227 and Route 228.

Route 227 is a route in north-eastern Sinnoh, located in the Battle Zone. It connects Stark Mountain and Route 226.

#1: Battle! Dialga & Palkia

Dialga is the game mascot of Pokémon Diamond, appearing on the box art. Along with Palkia and Giratina, it is a member of the creation trio of Sinnoh, representing time. Dialga can warp time by either speeding it up, slowing it down, or stopping it altogether. As Dialga primarily resides in a different dimension, its behaviour is nearly impossible to study. It has been shown to be very protective of its home. It also tends to have violent conflicts with its counterpart, Palkia. Dialga is the only known Pokémon that can learn Roar of Time.

Palkia is the game mascot of Pokémon Pearl, appearing on the box art. Along with Dialga and Giratina, it is a member of the creation trio of Sinnoh, representing space. Palkia has the ability to warp space, though it was said to create alternate realities as well. Palkia lives in a different dimension, making its behaviour nearly impossible to study. However, Palkia has been seen in violent conflicts with its counterpart Dialga. It is known to be very protective of its home as well. Palkia is the only known Pokémon that can learn Spacial Rend.

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