Lumina Town is famously located in the heart of a crater after a meteor fell and struck the once unscarred prairie. A large number of meteor showers can be witnessed in Lumina Town, and supposedly one might be able to dig up stardust and star pieces from what are thought to be old meteorites. In fact, it is not uncommon to see Mineor merchandise and decals here, as the Pokemon has become something of a town mascot over the years. Due to the unusual mineral composition of the soil and strata, as well as the frequent meteor showers, Lumina Town is occupied by a number of geologists and astronomers who are actively researching the surrounding area. Students from Cresselia Academy often visit the Lumina Town Museum and the Lumina Planetarium and Observatory on yearly annual field trips, and many aspiring researchers choose Lumina Town as the location for their thesis research project. Lumina Town is also an educational spot for avid battlers looking to take on the Lumina City Pokemon Gym. Alton came over from the Unova Region after learning all he could from his mother, Lenora, both in archaeology and in the use of Normal type Pokemon. People who underestimate Normal Type Pokemon usually get curb-stomped in battle.