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Appendix:HeartGold and SoulSilver walkthrough/Section 23

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This is the Bulbapedia walkthrough for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions. This walkthrough follows the remade Nintendo DS versions, not Pokémon Gold and Silver.
The guide for those can be found here.

Route 11

Route 11

Route 11 is a grassy field where you'll find the southern entrance to Diglett's Cave, which leads to Route 2 in the northwest. To wake up the Snorlax, you'll need to manually tune the PokéGear's radio to the Poké Flute channel (located at the top of the screen), and exit the menu. Approach the snoozing creature while the soothing melody is playing to snap it out of its slumber. It wakes up annoyed, and attacks the closest living thing. After the battle, heal up in Vermilion and step inside Diglett's Cave.


Diglett's Cave

Diglett's Cave

Diglett's Cave is a short tunnel that connects Route 11 to Route 2 in the west. You won't be able to reach the upper level without HM08 (Rock Climb), so you'll have to wait to reach the PP Max, Rock Incense, and Calcium. You can, however, pick up a Max Revive on the south side. Like the name implies, this is the only location to find wild Diglett and Dugtrio, as well.


Trek through the tunnel, and you'll emerge just south of Pewter City.

Route 2

Route 2

After emerging from Diglett's Cave, you can find a Carbos to the northeast. Visit the man in the house south of here to obtain a Nugget, and shake the tree nearby to get a Pnk Apricorn. Step inside the gate and speak to Professor Oak's aide to receive a Sacred Ash, and continue south to reach an Elixir. Cut through the line of trees to access the route's west side. Head up north again to enter Viridian Forest.


Viridian Forest

Viridian Forest

Unlike in Generation II, the trees of Viridian Forest are alive and well. From the southern gate, head west and clear out the tree to find a Max Ether hidden in the grass. Continue north along the path and you'll find a Big Mushroom hidden near the single tree. Not far to the east is a Leaf Stone sitting in plain sight. Jump the ledge and head east to find a TinyMushroom hidden on the side of the rock ledge. Head south to reach the entrance again, then turn to the east. Beyond Bug Catcher Dane you'll find TM77 (Psych Up), as well as another TinyMushroom hidden just north of it. Climb up the stairway and continue north; you can either fight two more Bug Catchers and grab another hidden Big Mushroom on the eastern path, or hike through the tall grass to the west. Head north to find a Blue Flute lying in the path, then trek to the northeast for another TinyMushroom hidden in the trees. Follow the zigzag trail to the west and pick up the Dire Hit. South of Bug Catcher Abner is a tiny, dead-end trail leading into the trees that hides a Full Restore. Continue to the northwest to reach the exit.

Pewter City

Pewter City

Pewter City is a quiet city, surrounded on all sides by dense forests, steep mountains, and craggy rocks. Speaking of rocks, the Pewter Museum can restore ancient Fossils into live Pokémon. Most of the museum's exhibits are currently on display at other museums, so admission is free.

First off, stop by the Poké Center to rest your team. Inside is a man who will offer to trade his Xatu for your Haunter; you can only obtain a Xatu by catching a Natu at the Ruins of Alph, so it may be worth the trade to you. Check the garden in the city's southeast to find a hidden Guard Spec., and follow the trail west of the Museum to find a set of Wise Glasses, which boosts the power of special moves by 10%.

Pewter Museum of Science

The Museum's interior

There are a few displays in the main room, and in the smaller room to the right is a scientist that can resurrect ancient Pokémon from Fossils. The Fossils introduced in Generation I can be found under breakable rocks scattered around the Ruins of Alph, while those introduced in Generation III may be found in Cliff Cave. However, the Skull and Armor Fossils are not readily available in HeartGold and SoulSilver, and must be traded over from the Sinnoh-based games.

Fossil Resulting Pokémon
Helix Fossil
Helix Fossil
138
Omanyte
Dome Fossil
Dome Fossil
140
Kabuto
Old Amber
Old Amber
142
Aerodactyl
Root Fossil
Root Fossil
345
Lileep
Claw Fossil
Claw Fossil
347
Anorith
Skull Fossil
Skull Fossil
408
Cranidos
Armor Fossil
Armor Fossil
410
Shieldon

Pewter Gym

Pewter Gym

Pewter City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Brock

The Rock-Solid Pokémon Trainer

Brock still commands the Pewter Gym, meaning that the place still specializes in the Rock-type. Since the Pewter Gym is typically the first of the Kanto Gyms to be challenged, it has the simplest design. The Gym has only two Gym Trainers, or you can take the circuitous route and avoid both. To achieve a swift victory, use supereffective attacks to inflict quadruple damage — use Water-type attacks against his Graveler, Rhyhorn, and Onix, as well as Grass-type attacks against Omastar and Kabutops. Watch out for Earthquake, Giga Drain, and the occasional Horn Drill, but by now your team likely has a decent level advantage, so his team won't be too much of a threat.


Pewter Gym
The Boulder Badge





Upon his defeat, Brock awards you the Boulder Badge, as well as TM80 (Rock Slide), which has a 30% chance of making the foe flinch.

After the Gym battle

Stop by the Poké Center and heal your team if needed, then head east towards Route 3. Near Pewter's eastern city limits, you'll see an old man standing on a raised bit of earth by the Poké Mart. Talk to him, and he'll give you an item he found as a young man while training in Johto, the Silver WingHG / Rainbow WingSS. With this, you can finally track down the second of the two polar legendaries, LugiaHG / Ho-OhSS.


Go east to reach Route 3.


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Route 3, Mt Moon, Route 4 Part 24 →


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