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Viridian Forest

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Viridian Forest トキワのもり
Tokiwa Forest
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS Viridian Forest-Night.png
Map description: {{{mapdesc}}}
Location: Route 2
Region: Kanto
Generations: I, III, IV
File:Kanto Viridian Forest map.gif
Location of Viridian Forest in Kanto.
Pokémon world locations

Viridian Forest (Japanese: トキワのもり Tokiwa Forest) is a forest which lies between Viridian City and Pewter City in the middle of Route 2 with both the north and south entrances of Viridian Forest open to the route. The deep and sprawling forest is said to be a natural maze as many people get lost inside. The trees in the forest are so thick that little light gets in, and because of this the forest is full of Bug- and Template:Type2 Pokémon that attract Bug Catchers and other Trainers.

In Generation II, Viridian Forest no longer exists as a standalone area and has been replaced with a maze of standard trees, containing items and Berry trees, which is now a part of Route 2. The maze forms roughly the same design as before and the items are placed similarly to those located in Generations I and III. However, in the Generation IV remakes, the forest is re-expanded into the state of an actual dungeon, with five Trainers added, and with Pokémon similar to that of Pokémon Yellow.

Geography

Eyecatch of Viridian Forest from Generation III

Viridian Forest is a deep and sprawling woodland expanding across Route 2 reaching to Pewter City in the north and to Viridian City in the south, giving the forest its name. The trees in this area have grown so dense that light has trouble getting through, and because of this the forest seems dark and gloomy. The path across to each terminus winds its way around the dense layers of trees, creating a giant labyrinth many liken to a natural maze, as many people get lost inside. The entrance to the forest seems to be light and airy: the trees are not as thick and sunlight is able to get in fine. The trees stand tall and the grass appears to be long and unmaintained, while trees in the distance appear to be shadowed.

Because of its dark and shady environment, Viridian Forest hosts a large array of different Template:Type2 Pokémon. They are not particularly powerful, but they will cause status ailments such as paralysis and poison. It is advised from sign posts and even from other Trainers that Trainers should buy status ailment healing items such as Antidote and Parlyz Heal before entering the forest. Pokémon such as Caterpie, Weedle, Metapod, and Kakuna inhabit trees and tall grass, allowing themselves to stay hidden from predators. Viridian Forest is also one of the locations where Trainers can seek wild Pikachu as well as under-leveled Pidgeotto, making the forest a very exclusive place to find Pokémon. Bug Catchers, that own common bug Pokémon such as Caterpie and Weedle, come here in groups from Viridian and Pewter to battle and train.

Items

Item Location Games

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Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
013 Weedle
R B Y
Grass Grass
3-5 50%
013 Weedle
R B Y
Grass Grass
3 5%
014 Kakuna
R B Y
Grass Grass
4-6 35%
014 Kakuna
R B Y
Grass Grass
4 5%
016 Pidgey
R B Y
Grass Grass
4-8 24%
010 Caterpie
R B Y
Grass Grass
3 5%
010 Caterpie
R B Y
Grass Grass
3-5 50%
010 Caterpie
R B Y
Grass Grass
3-6 55%
011 Metapod
R B Y
Grass Grass
4 5%
011 Metapod
R B Y
Grass Grass
4-6 35%
011 Metapod
R B Y
Grass Grass
4-6 20%
025 Pikachu
R B Y
Grass Grass
3-5 5%
017 Pidgeotto
R B Y
Grass Grass
9 1%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Generation III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
010 Caterpie
FR LG
Grass Grass
3-5 40%
013 Weedle
FR LG
Grass Grass
3-5 40%
014 Kakuna
FR LG
Grass Grass
4-6 10%
014 Kakuna
FR LG
Grass Grass
5 5%
011 Metapod
FR LG
Grass Grass
5 5%
011 Metapod
FR LG
Grass Grass
4-6 10%
025 Pikachu
FR LG
Grass Grass
3-5 5%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Generation IV

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: the encounter rates (in %) of Pokémon found through Headbutt.
  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
010 Caterpie
HG SS
Grass Grass
3 40% 40% 0%
013 Weedle
HG SS
Grass Grass
3 40% 40% 0%
011 Metapod
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-5 30% 30% 0%
014 Kakuna
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-5 30% 30% 0%
016 Pidgey
HG SS
Grass Grass
3 10% 0% 0%
016 Pidgey
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-7 0% 15% 0%
012 Butterfree
HG SS
Grass Grass
7 10% 0% 0%
015 Beedrill
HG SS
Grass Grass
7 10% 0% 0%
025 Pikachu
HG SS
Grass Grass
4-7 6% 6% 0%
025 Pikachu
HG SS
Grass Grass
4 0% 0% 5%
017 Pidgeotto
HG SS
Grass Grass
7 4% 9% 0%
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-5 0% 0% 80%
164 Noctowl
HG SS
Grass Grass
7 0% 0% 15%
Headbutt
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
3-7 Very Common
273 Seedot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
3-6 Very Common
273 Seedot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
3-6 Uncommon
167 Spinarak
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
4 Common
168 Ariados
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
5-6 Common
165 Ledyba
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
4 Common
166 Ledian
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
5-6 Common
164 Noctowl
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
5-7 Uncommon
285 Shroomish
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
5-6 Uncommon
285 Shroomish
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
5-6 Very Common
Special Pokémon
401 Kricketot
HG SS
Swarm Swarm
3-5 40%
322 Numel
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
5 20%
325 Spoink
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
3 20%
406 Budew
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
3 20%
455 Carnivine
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
5 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Trainers

Generation I

Pokémon Red and Blue

Trainer Pokémon
Bug Catcher
Bug Catcher
Reward: PokémonDollar.png60
013 Weedle Lv.6
No item
010 Caterpie Lv.6
No item
Bug Catcher
Bug Catcher
Reward: PokémonDollar.png70
013 Weedle Lv.7
No item
014 Kakuna Lv.7
No item
013 Weedle Lv.7
No item
Bug Catcher
Bug Catcher
Reward: PokémonDollar.png90
013 Weedle Lv.9
No item

Pokémon Yellow

Trainer Pokémon
Lass
Lass
Reward: PokémonDollar.png90
029 Nidoran♀ Lv.6
No item
032 Nidoran♂ Lv.6
No item
Bug Catcher
Bug Catcher
Reward: PokémonDollar.png70
010 Caterpie Lv.7
No item
010 Caterpie Lv.7
No item
Bug Catcher
Bug Catcher
Reward: PokémonDollar.png60
011 Metapod Lv.6
No item
010 Caterpie Lv.6
No item
011 Metapod Lv.6
No item
Bug Catcher
Bug Catcher
Reward: PokémonDollar.png80
010 Caterpie Lv.8
No item
011 Metapod Lv.8
No item
Bug Catcher
Bug Catcher
Reward: PokémonDollar.png100
010 Caterpie Lv.10
No item

Generation III

Trainer Pokémon
Bug Catcher Rick
Bug Catcher Rick
シンイチ Shinichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png72
013 Weedle Lv.6
No item
010 Caterpie Lv.6
No item
Bug Catcher Doug
Bug Catcher Doug
オサム Osamu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png84
013 Weedle Lv.7
No item
013 Weedle Lv.7
No item
014 Kakuna Lv.7
No item
Bug Catcher Anthony
Bug Catcher Anthony
シュンスケ Shunsuke
Reward: PokémonDollar.png96
010 Caterpie Lv.7
No item
010 Caterpie Lv.8
No item
Bug Catcher Charlie
Bug Catcher Charlie
マナブ Manabu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png84
011 Metapod Lv.7
No item
011 Metapod Lv.7
No item
010 Caterpie Lv.7
No item
Bug Catcher Sammy
Bug Catcher Sammy
タツヒロ Tatsuhiro
Reward: PokémonDollar.png108
013 Weedle Lv.9
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Generation IV

Trainer Pokémon
Bug Catcher Abner
Bug Catcher Abner
シオ Shio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png704
012 Butterfree Lv.44
No item
015 Beedrill Lv.44
No item
025 Pikachu Lv.44
No item
Bug Catcher Ellis
Bug Catcher Ellis
メグル Meguru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png736
013 Weedle Lv.28
No item
014 Kakuna Lv.38
No item
015 Beedrill Lv.46
No item
Bug Catcher Stacey
Bug Catcher Stacey
リキマル Rikimaru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
011 Metapod Lv.52
No item
011 Metapod Lv.56
No item
011 Metapod Lv.60
No item
Bug Catcher Dion
Bug Catcher Dion
ソラチ Sorachi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png800
168 Ariados Lv.50
No item
Bug Catcher Dane
Bug Catcher Dane
モンタ Monta
Reward: PokémonDollar.png768
015 Beedrill Lv.44
No item
012 Butterfree Lv.48
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.

Layout

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Generation I Generation III Generation IV

Eyecatch

In other media

In the anime

Viridian Forest appeared in multiple episodes of the Pokémon anime. It was first shown in Ash Catches a Pokémon, where Ash caught his first two Pokémon: Caterpie and Pidgeotto. Ash effortlessly catches the Caterpie by tossing a Poké Ball at in the last episode. Even before the celebrations for Ash catching his first Pokémon could start, he spots yet another Pokémon, a Pidgeotto. Ash uses his Pikachu, knocking it out, and Ash easily makes his second capture. At the end of the episode, Caterpie starts covering itself with some fluids and becomes brighter and brighter. It then starts to grow, and finally, becomes a Metapod!

The forest was also the setting of the following episode, where it was the location of Ash's first proper trainer battle. Ash spots a Weedle and decides to catch it. He uses Pidgeotto against it, but a person dressed as a samurai arrives on scene. The wild Weedle escapes and the samurai rebukes Ash for it. The two then engage themselves in a Pokémon battle. Suddenly, a swarm of Beedrill arrive and lift Ash's Metapod away. The samurai takes Ash, Misty and their other Pokémon to a safe place. The next day, the group start their search for Metapod. They soon find it on a tree among many Kakuna. Ash joyously goes to Metapod to take him back in his team and it soon evolves into a Butterfree.

Later in the series, Ash released his Pidgeot here in Pallet Party Panic!. As the gang leave through the Viridian Forest, Ash and his friends are attacked by a flock of Spearow. The flock’s leader is a Fearow, which apparently evolved from the Spearow that Ash hit with a rock on the first day of his journey. Ash climbs a tree to escape and finds Team Rocket with a flock of Pidgey and Pidgeotto who are in a turf war with the flock of Spearow. Ash sends out Pidgeotto to lead the Pidgey flock against the Spearow flock. In the course of the battle, Ash’s Pidgeotto evolves into a Pidgeot. Pidgeot and Pikachu team up to defeat the Fearow and its gang. Ash then decides to leave Pidgeot in the forest to look after the Pidgey and Pidgeotto.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Many important people were born here, including Lance, Giovanni, and Yellow. It is said that people born in Viridian Forest are given special powers. Lance and Yellow both share the power to heal Pokémon using physical touch as well as to read the minds of Pokémon. Yellow can also move inanimate objects, namely Poké Balls, as well as raise her Pokémon's levels using the power of the Viridian Forest (although this power seems involuntary and temporary). Giovanni has yet to display any special powers.

The forest is first visited in The Secret of Kangaskhan (Red, Green & Blue chapter) by Red and Blue. In their search for Pokémon, they encounter a wild Kangaskhan and its baby. Other Pokémon that appear in Viridian Forest are Kangaskhan, Venomoth, Caterpie, Dratini (origin unknown, but definitely not from Viridian Forest), Golem and Weezing (brought by Giovanni), and Mew.

Trivia

In other languages

  • Czech: Chromový les
  • Chinese: 常磐森林 Chángpán Sēnlín
  • Japanese: Tokiwa no Mori
  • Spanish: Bosque Verde
  • Italian: Bosco Smeraldo
  • German: Vertania Wald
  • French: Forêt de Jade
  • Polish: Wertański las

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