Editing of Bulbapedia is currently restricted. Please see this message for more details.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have arrived!

Check BNN and Bulbanews for up-to-date Pokémon news and discuss it on the forums or in our IRC channel.

Ilex Forest

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search
Ilex Forest ウバメのもり
Ubame Forest
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS Ilex Forest-Morning.png
Map description: A large forest full of trees that are used to make charcoal.
Location: Between Azalea Town and Route 34
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
Johto Ilex Forest Map.png
Location of Ilex Forest in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

Ilex Forest (Japanese: ウバメのもり Ubame Forest) is a dense forest located in southern Johto, directly west of Azalea Town. The forest's trees are so close together that all light is blocked out, and the forest seems to be in a perpetual night.

In Pokémon Crystal, if Kurt has already examined the GS Ball, placing it in the shrine will cause a level 30 Celebi to face the player. However, the GS Ball was never distributed to non-Japanese games.

Geography

Ilex Forest is a winding path through dense trees connecting Azalea Town and Route 34. There are many patches of long grass on the ground where low-leveled Pokémon can be found. Travelers can enter at either end with no trouble at all, but to pass through to the other side they must be able to use the move Cut outside of battle.

Cut

When the player enters the forest, the only way to proceed through the next section of the forest is to return a runaway Farfetch'd for the regional cutting master's son, thus receiving HM01 (Cut) as a reward, allowing the player to clear the path from a cuttable tree.

In Generation II, this is done by using the forest's layout to chase it back, using a looped path on the far eastern side, as well as a ledged area. In order to tactically return the runaway Farfetch'd to its owner, the player must corner it and lead it into the direction of the owner.

In Generation IV, there are two Farfetch'd and each needs to be approached while they are facing the other way. The player can do this by walking over sticks and, by doing so, causing them to rustle. This grabs the Farfetch'd's attention and, if no other sticks are rustled, may allow them to be approached from behind. Once the Farfetch'd are returned, the player will receive HM01 (Cut).

Headbutt

In the center of the forest is a man who, in Generation II, will hand out TM02 (Headbutt). Using Headbutt on one of the trees in the forest can sometimes yield a wild Pokémon, which Trainers may wish to capture.

In Generation IV, as Headbutt is no longer a TM, the man is instead a Move Tutor who will teach Headbutt for free an unlimited number of times. Now all trees in all locations can be Headbutted, but not all will yield a Pokémon.

Ilex Forest Shrine

Spiky-eared Pichu near the shrine
Main article: Ilex Forest shrine

The shrine is a small structure located in the Ilex Forest. It is used in obtaining two event-exclusive Pokémon. It can be found in the deepest part of Ilex Forest, situated right in the center of the forest itself.

Players of Japanese versions of Pokémon Crystal can place the GS Ball on the shrine, to make a level 30 Celebi appear. The player then has the opportunity to capture the Psychic/Grass Pokémon.

Players of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver are able to unlock a special Pichu here. This Pichu is unique from others as it has a different pattern on one of its ears. If the shrine is approached with a promotional event Celebi as the partner Pokémon, Celebi will take the player back in time where they can battle the Team Rocket boss, Giovanni.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal Directly east of the sign near the pond (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM02 (Headbutt) Given by a man near the lake  G  S  C 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive Southeast corner of the forest  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 (Cut) Gift from the charcoal maker after the player has returned his Farfetch'd  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Antidote Sprite.png Antidote By the southwest corner of the pond (hidden)  C  HG  SS 
Bag X Attack Sprite.png X Attack At the end of the small path east of the Trainer tips sign (obscured by trees)  C  HG  SS 
Bag Super Potion Sprite.png Super Potion At the left-side empty path east of the Move Tutor (hidden)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether Northeast corner of the forest  C  HG  SS 
Bag Tiny Mushroom Sprite.png TinyMushroom ×3
  • At the top-right flower patch, where most of the sticks are (hidden)
  • Left of the easternmost flower patches on the one-way path to the Move Tutor (hidden)
  • Other southeast of the second northernmost isolated tree (hidden)
 HG  SS 
Bag Antidote Sprite.png Antidote On the peninsula, between the pond and the trees  HG  SS 
Bag Repel Sprite.png Repel On the first flower patch east of the pond (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal Northwest of the second northernmost isolated tree (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether Left of the northernmost isolated tree (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Big Mushroom Sprite.png Big Mushroom At the empty patch west of the pond (requires Surf) (hidden)  HG  SS 

Pokémon

In the anime

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
010 Caterpie
G S C
Grass Grass
5-6 50% 60% 0%
010 Caterpie
G S C
Grass Grass
5 30% 30% 0%
011 Metapod
G S C
Grass Grass
6 30% 0% 0%
011 Metapod
G S C
Grass Grass
5-6 0% 30% 0%
011 Metapod
G S C
Grass Grass
7 20% 20% 0%
013 Weedle
G S C
Grass Grass
5-6 50% 60% 0%
013 Weedle
G S C
Grass Grass
5 30% 30% 0%
014 Kakuna
G S C
Grass Grass
6 30% 0% 0%
014 Kakuna
G S C
Grass Grass
5-6 0% 30% 0%
014 Kakuna
G S C
Grass Grass
7 10% 10% 0%
016 Pidgey
G S C
Grass Grass
7 5% 5% 0%
041 Zubat
G S C
Grass Grass
5 5% 5% 0%
041 Zubat
G S C
Grass Grass
5-6 0% 0% 25%
046 Paras
G S C
Grass Grass
5-6 15% 0% 15%
046 Paras
G S C
Grass Grass
6 0% 5% 0%
046 Paras
G S C
Grass Grass
6 5%
043 Oddish
G S C
Grass Grass
5-6 0% 0% 60%
043 Oddish
G S C
Grass Grass
5-7 0% 0% 50%
048 Venonat
G S C
Grass Grass
5 0% 0% 30%
054 Psyduck
G S C
Grass Grass
7 0% 0% 10%
163 Hoothoot
G S C
Grass Grass
7 0% 0% 5%
Surfing
054 Psyduck
G S C
Surfing Surfing
10-19 90%
055 Golduck
G S C
Surfing Surfing
15-19 10%
Fishing
060 Poliwag
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
060 Poliwag
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
060 Poliwag
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
061 Poliwhirl
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
Headbutt
010 Caterpie
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 65%
011 Metapod
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 15%
012 Butterfree
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 5%
013 Weedle
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 65%
014 Kakuna
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 15%
015 Beedrill
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 5%
102 Exeggcute
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 15%
163 Hoothoot
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 50%
164 Noctowl
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 10%
204 Pineco
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 30%
Headbutt (Special)
010 Caterpie
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 50%
010 Caterpie
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 15%
011 Metapod
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 5%
013 Weedle
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 50%
013 Weedle
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 15%
014 Kakuna
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 5%
163 Hoothoot
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 60%
204 Pineco
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 30%
Special Pokémon
251 Celebi
G S C
GS Ball Event
GS Ball
30 One
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

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
010 Caterpie
HG SS
Grass Grass
5-6 50% 60% 0%
011 Metapod
HG SS
Grass Grass
5-6 30% 30% 0%
013 Weedle
HG SS
Grass Grass
5-6 50% 60% 0%
014 Kakuna
HG SS
Grass Grass
5-6 30% 30% 0%
041 Zubat
HG SS
Grass Grass
5-6 5% 5% 25%
046 Paras
HG SS
Grass Grass
5-6 15% 5% 15%
043 Oddish
HG SS
Grass Grass
5-6 0% 0% 60%
Headbutt
010 Caterpie
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
3-5 30%
011 Metapod
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
3-5 10%
012 Butterfree
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
6-8 10%
013 Weedle
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
3-5 30%
014 Kakuna
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
3-5 10%
015 Beedrill
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
6-8 10%
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
3-5 60%
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
6-8 50%
164 Noctowl
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
6-8 10%
204 Pineco
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
6-8 30%
Surfing
054 Psyduck
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
5-20 90%
055 Golduck
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
10-20 10%
Fishing
060 Poliwag
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
060 Poliwag
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
060 Poliwag
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 93%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 7%
Special Pokémon
172 Spiky-eared Pichu
HG SS
Pikachu-colored Pichu Event
Pikachu-colored Pichu
30 One
322 Numel
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
6 20%
325 Spoink
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
5-6 20%
406 Budew
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
5-6 20%
455 Carnivine
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
6 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

Pokémon Crystal

Trainer Pokémon
Bug Catcher Wayne
Bug Catcher Wayne
ケンイチ Kenichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png160
165 Ledyba Lv.8
No item
046 Paras Lv.10
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.

Eyecatch

Layout

Ilex Forest GSC.png Ilex Forest HGSS.png
Generation II Generation IV

Trainer Tips

Generation II

ILEX FOREST is so overgrown with trees that you can't see the sky. Please watch out for items that may have been dropped.

Generation IV

Trainer Tips
Ilex Forest is so overgrown with trees that you can't see the sky. Please watch out for items that may have been dropped.

In the anime

Ilex Forest in the anime
Ilex Forest shrine in the anime

Ilex Forest appeared in a number of episodes in the anime, as Ash and his friends traveled from Azalea Town to Goldenrod City. The first episode it was seen in was A Farfetch'd Tale, where Ash encounters the shrine dedicated to the forest's protector. He would later revisit the shrine—or perhaps one of many different shrines—in Pokémon 4Ever. Ash's Noctowl was caught within the forest in Fowl Play!, one of the final episodes set here.

The forest is much larger in the anime than the games, which is why it was the setting for so many episodes. People are shown to be living in it, and there are small villages scattered throughout, and even a Pokémon Center.

Name origin

"Ubame" comes from ウバメガシ ubamegashi, Ubame oak (Quercus phillyraeoides), a species of tree used to make binchōtan charcoal.

"Ilex" is the genus of holly. Considering its Japanese name, it may also be derived from Quercus ilex, the holm oak or holly oak, another tree commonly used in charcoal manufacture.

Trivia

  • It is the only forest where wild Pokémon appear without any tall grass.
  • In the Generation II games, the in-game maps made it appear that a route existed between Azalea Town and Ilex Forest, despite players entering the forest immediately after leaving the town. This was corrected for the in-game maps in Generation IV.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 桐樹林 / 桐树林 Tóngshùlín
French Canada Flag.png Canada Bois aux Chênes
France Flag.png Europe Bois aux Chênes
Germany Flag.png German Steineichenwald
Italy Flag.png Italian Bosco di Lecci
South Korea Flag.png Korean 너도밤나무숲 Neodobam Namu Sup
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Bosque Ilex
Spain Flag.png Spain Encinar



Johto
Zephyr Badge.png Hive Badge.png Plain Badge.png Fog Badge.png Storm Badge.png Mineral Badge.png Glacier Badge.png Rising Badge.png
Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
2930313233343536373839404142434445464748
Landmarks
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex ForestRadio TowerGlobal Terminal
Goldenrod TunnelNational ParkPokéathlon DomeBell TowerBurned TowerMooMoo FarmGlitter Lighthouse
Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerSafari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenS.S. AquaMt. Silver
Access to
Sinjoh RuinsKanto


Game locations of legendary Pokémon
Kanto Seafoam IslandsPower PlantVictory RoadCerulean Cave
Route 10Route 25Pewter CityRoaming Pokémon
Sevii Islands Mt. EmberNavel RockBirth Island
Johto Ilex ForestBell TowerWhirl IslandsMt. Silver
Burned TowerEmbedded TowerRoaming Pokémon
Hoenn Desert RuinsIsland CaveAncient TombCave of OriginMarine Cave
Terra CaveSky PillarSouthern IslandRoaming Pokémon
Sinnoh Acuity CavernValor CavernSpear PillarTurnback Cave
Rock Peak RuinsIceberg RuinsIron RuinsSnowpoint TempleStark Mountain
Newmoon IslandFlower ParadiseHall of OriginRoaming Pokémon
Unova Guidance ChamberTrial ChamberRumination FieldN's CastleAbundant Shrine
Giant ChasmDragonspiral TowerLiberty GardenRoute 11Route 13Route 22
Route 23Celestial TowerNacrene CityUnderground RuinsTwist Mountain
DreamyardMarvelous BridgeReversal MountainRoaming Pokémon
Kalos Sea Spirit's DenTeam Flare Secret HQTerminus CaveUnknown DungeonRoaming Pokémon
Other Faraway IslandDistortion WorldSinjoh Ruins

Project Locations logo.png This article is part of Project Locations, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on every location in the Pokémon world.