Nowtoch City (NOW-totch) is a dense, populous, high-rise-filled city. It is the third largest city in Tandor, and where the player will encounter their first Gym, led by Maria. Built into a valley in the West Tandor mountains, the only natural passages in and out of the city are Passage Cave and Route 2, to the south.
You will find the Nowtoch City Gym, led by Maria, to the north of Nowtoch City. Maria specializes in Normal-type Pokémon. When you first enter the city, the door to the gym will be blocked. To battle Maria, you first need to enter the house to the southeast of the city, just north of the park. Once you enter, Maria will race over to the gym and you can proceed to challenge her.
Toward the north edge of the city is an entrance to the Tandor Underground, which allows travelers to quickly zip between towns across the Tandor Region. When you first visit Nowtoch City, the underground is still under construction and cannot be used.
Two doors west of the PokéMart sits the Name Rater. He will tell you how suitable your Pokémon's nickname is, and if you are their original trainer, he will allow you to rename them.