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Appendix:FireRed and LeafGreen walkthrough/Section 2

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This is the Bulbapedia walkthrough for Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. This walkthrough follows the remade Game Boy Advance version, not Pokémon Red and Blue.
The guide for those can be found here.

Pewter City

Pewter City

Pewter City is a quiet city nestled in the northern mountains. Local attractions include the Pewter Museum of Science and the Pewter Gym. The Gym Leader is looking for challengers, and the kid blocking the city's east exit will drag Leaf to the Gym if she tries to leave. This is the first city to sell Potions, so stock up at the Poké Mart before challenging the Gym.

Pewter Museum of Science

The Pewter Museum of Science is located on the north side of the city. It hosts a wide range of artifacts and exhibits, with a focus on fossil excavation and space exploration. Admission to the main building is PokémonDollar.png50 for a child's ticket. The laboratory next door is closed to the public, but return later to receive a valuable item from one of the scientists inside.

Pewter Gym

Pewter Gym



The Pewter Gym officially specializes in the Rock type. Bulbasaur's Vine Whip and Squirtle's Water Gun can inflict serious damage on each of the four opposing Pokémon. Despite being a Fire type, Charmander can still hold its own with Metal Claw. Alternatively, a Mankey from Route 22 or a Butterfree from Viridian Forest can be a big help, as Rock Pokémon are vulnerable to Fighting-type moves, and the Gym's Pokémon have a difficult time against special attacks like Confusion. Avoid bringing Flying and Electric Pokémon.

Pewter Gym
The Boulder Badge

Brock awards Leaf the Boulder Badge, which gives a slight Attack boost during battle, and allows the use of Flash in the field. He also hands over TM39 (Rock Tomb) as a prize.

With the Pewter Gym defeated, the next stop is Cerulean City to the east. Stock up on Potions and Poké Balls before leaving for Route 3.

Route 3

Route 3

Route 3 runs off to the east, ending at the entrance to Mt. Moon. There are more than a few Trainers to fight along the way, so it may be necessary to rest up in Pewter City before venturing into the cave.

Run Like the Wind

Upon leaving Pewter City, Leaf is stopped by one of Oak's aides. He delivers a package from Mom, which turns out to be a pair of Running Shoes. By holding the B Button, Leaf can travel faster than normal. While not as fast as the Bicycle, it is still better than walking.

The Magikarp Salesman

A Pokémon Center stands near the entrance to Mt. Moon. Inside is a shady man that offers to sell Leaf a Magikarp for PokémonDollar.png500. The fish can do nothing but Splash until level 15, but evolves into the much-stronger Gyarados at level 20. This offer allows her to obtain the powerful sea snake earlier than normal, but Magikarp can soon be hooked for free with the right fishing rod.

Mt. Moon

Mt. Moon, 1F
Mt. Moon, B1F
Mt. Moon, B2F

Mt. Moon is a large cave set deep inside the mountains. There are many Trainers inside who are looking to battle. Many cave-dwelling Pokémon, like Zubat and Paras, can also be found here.


Collect TM09 (Bullet Seed) and the Parlyz Heal to the west, then follow the tunnel around and climb down the nearest ladder.

B2F (south)

The presence of a Team Rocket Grunt means that the criminal gang is up to no good here. Grab the Star Piece from the platform and take the ladder back to the first floor.


To the south are two more Trainers. There are also three items lying around, including a Potion, a Rare Candy, and an Escape Rope. Go north and climb down the next ladder.

B2F (northeast)

Beat up the second Rocket Grunt, then pick up TM46 (Thief) on the platform. Check the boulder for a hidden Ether and return to the main floor.


Continue along the tunnel to the northwest corner of the cave. Grab the Moon Stone in the corner and take the ladder to the basement.

B2F (outer area)

Follow the winding tunnel to the northwest, where Super Nerd Miguel claims both fossils lying here as his own. Defeat him, and he lets Leaf take her pick of the two. Like with the Old Amber, the scientists on Cinnabar Island can resurrect a prehistoric Pokémon from each fossil. The Helix Fossil will become an Omanyte, while the Dome Fossil will become a Kabuto; both are Rock/Water Pokémon. Climb the final ladder to reach the exit.

Route 4

Route 4
The pair of Move Tutors

Route 4 is a one-way path that leads down from the mountains. Pick up TM05 (Roar) and the hidden Great Ball before jumping the ledge outside Cerulean City.

Move Tutors

A pair of Black Belts can be found training on the western hill. These men are Move Tutors, and each wishes to pass on the knowledge of a certain move. The man on the left teaches Mega Punch, while the man on the right teaches Mega Kick. Like the other Move Tutors, these moves can be taught only once.

← Part 1 Pallet Town, Route 1, Viridian City, Route 22, Route 2, Viridian Forest
FireRed and LeafGreen
Cerulean City, Cerulean Gym, Routes 24 and 25, Route 5 Part 3 →

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