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Appendix:HeartGold and SoulSilver walkthrough/Section 4

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


Azalea Town

Azalea Gym

Azalea Gym

Azalea Town Pokémon Gym
Leader: Bugsy

The Walking Bug Pokémon Encyclopedia

The Azalea Gym is crawling with Bug-type Pokémon. Fire-, Flying-, and Rock-type Pokémon all have an advantage when battling insects. The Gym's design includes several Spinarak-like lifts that crawl across planks suspended over large spider webs. At the entrance, take the southwest lift to reach the center platform. Ignore the blue switch here, and take the next lift to the northwest corner. Flip the switch here and take the lift to the west side of the center platform. Flip the red switch and ride the lift to the Gym Leader.

The biggest challenge with Bugsy is his Scyther. This mantis' high Attack lets it hit hard with U-turn before switching out. When used after Leer, this move inflicts even greater damage. The best defense is using Rock Pokémon, like Geodude and Onix, which take little damage from Scyther's blades. Offensively, TM39 can be used to teach Rock Tomb, a strong attack that lowers the target's Speed.

Azalea Gym
The Hive Badge





Defeated, Bugsy awards you the Hive Badge, which ensures obedience from all Pokémon up to level 30, and enables the use of Cut in the field. He also hands over TM89 (U-turn) as a prize.

Rival battle 2

Be sure to rest up after defeating the Gym, as Silver ambushes you near the western gate.

Chikorita Player chose Chikorita: Cyndaquil Player chose Cyndaquil: Totodile Player chose Totodile:







Ilex Forest

Ilex Forest

Ilex Forest is a natural maze. The large, shadowy forest has become so overgrown in recent years that many young trees have taken root. One of these wayward saplings blocks the trail leading past the Ilex Shrine. Without HM01 (Cut), it is impossible to reach the other side.


Rescue the Farfetch'd!

Azalea's Charcoal Man has not seen his apprentice since he went into the forest. He can be found just north of the entrance, and it seems that the two Farfetch'd that cut down trees for them have wandered off and gotten lost. They get spooked easily, so you must sneak up from behind to catch them.

  • The first duck is located a short distance to the east of the apprentice. Step on the pile of twigs south of it to attract its attention, then loop around the grove of trees to reach it.
  • The second duck is a bit more difficult to catch. It begins in the northwest, but needs to be chased into the northeast corner, into a group of three trees. Step on the twigs to the east, avoid the twigs to the north, and approach it from the west.

Once Far and Fetch'd have been rounded up, the Charcoal Man shows up and rewards you with HM01 (Cut). Return to the Charcoal Kiln afterwards to receive a Charcoal from the apprentice as thanks.

Move Tutor

In the center of the forest, east of the pond, is a man who offers to teach Headbutt to a Pokémon. In battle, Headbutt has a power of 70 and a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch. In the field, it can be used on any tree in an attempt to knock down a Pokémon. This is the only way to find Pineco, Heracross, and Aipom.

Kimono Girl 2

In the northeast part of the forest, you meet the second of the Kimono Girls, who seems to be lost. Agree to help her, and your lead Pokémon shows her the way out.

Lured into Action

Inside the forest's northern gate, behind the counter, is a woman with her Butterfree. Speak to her to receive TM12 (Taunt). Taunt prevents the target from using status moves for several turns.

Route 34

Route 34

Route 34 is a seaside route stretching between Ilex Forest and Goldenrod City. The Pokémon Day Care, where an elderly couple care for Trainers' Pokémon, is located here.


Pokémon Day Care

As you approach from the south, Lyra/Ethan approaches from the north to visit the couple, who turn out to be her/his grandparents. She/He gives you her/his phone number before leaving, and the Day-Care Man gives out both his and his wife's numbers. This allows you to check up on your Pokémon at any time.

Any Pokémon left here will gain one experience point for every step taken. However, the Johto Day Care accepts up to two Pokémon to raise at once. If both a male and female are left together, the old couple may find an Egg. Travel with the Egg for a while, and it will eventually hatch. This is the only way to get more members of a certain species, like Eevee, and baby Pokémon, like Pichu. In place of a compatible pair, a shape-shifting Ditto makes a great substitute.


← Part 3 Route 32, Union Cave, Route 33, Azalea Town, Slowpoke Well
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