The city is divided into hundreds of canals linked by bridges. Gondola tours through these canals are frequent. Gondolia has more boats than almost any other city in the Pokémon world, perhaps even giving Slateport City a run for its money.
The mayor of Gondolia is Captain Richard Mobius, who also serves as the Gym Leader. He gives the Sea Badge to those who defeat him. His gym is located offshore, on his ship, the Nautilus.