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Appendix:FireRed and LeafGreen walkthrough/Section 5

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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.

Route 11

Route 11
Diglett's Cave

Route 11 features several large patches of tall grass that separate Vermilion City from Route 12. To the northeast is Lavender Town, but a sleeping Snorlax blocks the east end of the route, forcing Leaf to find another way to get there.

Finding Items

Inside the gate, one of Oak's aides will reward Leaf for catching at least 30 different species with the Itemfinder, which detects any hidden items in the vicinity. Some items can only be obtained when standing on top of them.

Time For a Trade

Not far from the aide is a kid who is hoping to trade. He offers either a NidorinaFR or a NidorinoLG, in exchange for its opposite-gender counterpart.

Diglett's Cave

Diglett's Cave is a long tunnel that spans nearly the whole region, linking Route 11 to the east side of Route 2. Like the name implies, the only Pokémon that can be found here are Diglett and Dugtrio.

Route 2 (east)

The east side of Route 2 was inaccessible when Leaf first passed through.

Time For a Trade

Inside the house is a man looking to swap an Abra for his Mr. Mime, a rare Psychic-type Pokémon.

Let There Be Light

Another of Oak's aides is waiting inside the gate. This assistant will reward Leaf for catching 10 different species with HM05 (Flash). Flash can be used to light up certain caves, making travel easier.

Viridian City

Move Tutor

As Viridian is so close, it is easy to revisit the city. Cut down the tree near the pond and speak to the man, a Move Tutor. He offers to teach a Pokémon how to use the Dream Eater move.

Pewter City

Pewter Museum of Science

The Old Amber

With HM01, it is possible to cut down the tree in the northeast part of the city to enter the museum's laboratory. Talk to the scientist standing next to the pedestal to receive the Old Amber. Take this to Cinnabar Island to regenerate an ancient Aerodactyl from the DNA trapped inside.

Move Tutor

There are also two other scientists in the back room. The one near the entrance is a Move Tutor, and offers to teach Seismic Toss to one of Leaf's Pokémon. Seismic Toss can be helpful against durable Pokémon because it inflicts damage equal to the user's level, regardless of the combatants' Attack or Defense.

The next stop on the way to Lavender Town is Route 9. Either travel east from Pewter City again, or return to Vermilion City and head north. Once in Cerulean, pass through the burgled home and chop down the tree on the east side of town to continue.

Route 9

Route 9

The rocky Route 9 stretches between Cerulean City and Route 10. The uneven terrain continues until the next route, where it flattens out near a river.

Route 10 (north)

Route 10

To the south is a conveniently-placed Pokémon Center, the last outpost of civilization before venturing into Rock Tunnel. This dark, winding tunnel emerges on the south side of Route 10, just outside of Lavender Town.

Everlasting Everstone

Another of Oak's aides can be found inside the Pokémon Center. If Leaf has caught at least 20 different species, he rewards her with an Everstone. When held, this unique stone prevents the Pokémon from evolving.

← Part 4 Route 6, Vermilion City, S.S. Anne, Vermilion Gym
FireRed and LeafGreen
Rock Tunnel, Route 10 (south), Lavender Town, Route 8, Route 7 Part 6 →

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