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Johto Route 38

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Johto
Route 38
38ばんどうろ
Route 38
Johto Route 38 HGSS.png
Map description
A path that weaves through trees and comes out at a farm.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
Route 39
Route 38
Ecruteak City
Location
Johto Route 38 Map.png
Location of Route 38 in Johto.
Johto Route 38 GSC.png
Gen II
Pokémon world routes
Route 37       Route 39

Route 38 (Japanese: 38ばんどうろ Route 38) is route in western Johto, connecting Ecruteak City and Route 39.

Route description

Even though Route 38 maintains a pure east-west alignment as a whole, there are no fewer than four separate paths that Trainers can take between Ecruteak and Route 39. The northern-most path leads Trainers into the path of three other Trainers, two of which offer to give out their phone number for rematches at a later date. In Pokémon Crystal, one of these Trainers, Lass Dana, will also give Trainers who register her number an occasional Thunderstone. Over half of this path is made up of grass patches.

The upper middle path is a branch of the northern path, separating near Dana and merging with the northern path near Route 39. There are no Trainers along this short stretch; there is, however, a patch of grass that is home to several species of wild Pokémon.

Unlike the two upper paths, which allow for two-way traffic, the lower paths are configured to allow only one direction of passage. The lower middle path is designed for travelers heading west to Olivine City and is a viable alternative to the grass-lined northern path. The path heads due west from the gate and travels down a fence-lined walkway that is home to one Trainer. Past this Trainer, there is a BerryGSC or ApricornHGSS bush just before a ledge that overlooks a grass-lined pathway. After hopping this ledge, Trainers are forced to head north along this passageway, encountering another Trainer before merging into the upper middle path.

The southern-most path is an "express route" from Olivine to Ecruteak and is designed so that only eastward movements are permitted. After breaking from the northern path near Route 39, the path heads south, passing a signpost before traversing a ledge that borders a T-intersection. At this junction, Trainers can either head north into the field of grass along the lower middle path or continue east along the southern edge of the ledge of the lower middle path and, eventually, along the fenced area to Ecruteak.

Trainers along this route may sometimes use Moomoo Milk in battles, in reference to the nearby MooMoo Farm.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag None Sprite.png Berry West of the fenced section on the lower middle path  G  S  C 
Bag Thunder Stone Sprite.png Thunderstone Given to the player by Lass Dana as a gift  C 
Bag Thunder Stone Sprite.png Thunderstone Given to the player by Lass Dana after receiving her call  HG  SS 
Bag Wht Apricorn Sprite.png Wht Apricorn West of the fenced section on the lower middle path  HG  SS 
Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion Laying on the grass along the southern path  HG  SS 
Bag Lax Incense Sprite.png Lax Incense Behind the fence (requires Rock Climb)  HG  SS 
Bag HP Up Sprite.png HP Up White flowers behind the fence (requires Rock Climb) (hidden)  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
017 Pidgeotto
G S C
Grass Grass
16 10% 10% 0%
019 Rattata
G S C
Grass Grass
16 30% 30% 40%
019 Rattata
G S C
Grass Grass
16 30% 30% 0%
020 Raticate
G S C
Grass Grass
16 30%
052 Meowth
G S C
Grass Grass
16 30% 30% 40%
052 Meowth
G S C
Grass Grass
16 0% 0% 40%
081 Magnemite
G S C
Grass Grass
16 20%
083 Farfetch'd
G S C
Grass Grass
16 10% 10% 0%
128 Tauros
G S C
Grass Grass
13 4%
128 Tauros
G S C
Grass Grass
13 5% 5% 0%
164 Noctowl
G S C
Grass Grass
16 0% 0% 10%
209 Snubbull
G S C
Grass Grass
13 1%
241 Miltank
G S C
Grass Grass
13 5%
241 Miltank
G S C
Grass Grass
13 5% 5% 0%
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%
021 Spearow
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 80%
102 Exeggcute
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 15%
190 Aipom
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 20%
Headbutt (Special Tree)
010 Caterpie
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 50%
012 Butterfree
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 5%
013 Weedle
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 50%
015 Beedrill
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 5%
021 Spearow
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 50%
102 Exeggcute
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 15%
190 Aipom
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 20%
204 Pineco
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 30%
214 Heracross
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 30%
Swarm
019 Rattata
G S C
Swarm Swarm
16 0% 0% 10%
052 Meowth
G S C
Swarm Swarm
16 0% 0% 10%
128 Tauros
G S C
Swarm Swarm
13 5%
209 Snubbull
G S C
Swarm Swarm
13 30%
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
019 Rattata
HG SS
Grass Grass
16 30% 30% 40%
020 Raticate
HG SS
Grass Grass
16 30%
052 Meowth
HG SS
Grass Grass
16 30% 30% 40%
081 Magnemite
HG SS
Grass Grass
16 20%
083 Farfetch'd
HG SS
Grass Grass
16 10% 10% 0%
128 Tauros
HG SS
Grass Grass
13 4%
209 Snubbull
HG SS
Grass Grass
13 1%
241 Miltank
HG SS
Grass Grass
13 5%
Headbutt
102 Exeggcute
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
13-16 20%
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
13-16 50%
165 Ledyba
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
15-16 30%
167 Spinarak
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
15-16 30%
204 Pineco
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
13-14 30%
Headbutt (Special Tree)

The tree is located at the top of a hill, which is accessible through Route 39 using Rock Climb. The tree is located exactly east from the Rock Climbing area, and exactly south of a road sign.

102 Exeggcute
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
18-25 65%
412 Burmy
Plant Cloak
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
18-25 35%
Swarm
209 Snubbull
HG SS
Swarm Swarm
13-16 40%
Special Pokémon
311 Plusle
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
16 20%
312 Minun
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
16 20%
403 Shinx
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
16 40%
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

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
Sailor Harry
Sailor Harry
マサヒロ Masahiro
Reward: PokémonDollar.png760
194 Wooper Lv.19
No item
Lass Dana
Lass Dana
リカ Rica
Reward: PokémonDollar.png432
PokéGear Phone
180 Flaaffy Lv.18
No item
054 Psyduck Lv.18
No item
Beauty Valerie
Beauty Valerie
ユリカ Yurika
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1496
187 Hoppip Lv.17
No item
188 Skiploom Lv.17
No item
Bird Keeper Toby
Bird Keeper Toby
ハルキ Haruki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png408
084 Doduo Lv.15
No item
084 Doduo Lv.16
No item
084 Doduo Lv.17
No item
Schoolboy Chad
Schoolboy Chad
クリオ Curio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png608
PokéGear Phone
122 Mr. Mime Lv.19
No item
Beauty OliviaC
Beauty OliviaC
ミスズ Misuzu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1672
222 Corsola Lv.19
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.

Generation IV

Trainer Pokémon
Sailor Harry
Sailor Harry
マサヒロ Masahiro
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
194 Wooper Lv.20
No item
Lass Dana
Lass Dana
リカ Rica
Reward: PokémonDollar.png304
PokéGear Phone
180 Flaaffy Lv.19
No item
054 Psyduck Lv.19
No item
Bird Keeper Toby
Bird Keeper Toby
ハルキ Haruki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png576
084 Doduo Lv.16
No item
084 Doduo Lv.17
No item
084 Doduo Lv.18
No item
School Kid Chad
School Kid Chad
クリオ Curio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png400
PokéGear Phone
122 Mr. Mime Lv.20
No item
Beauty Valerie
Beauty Valerie
ユリカ Yurika
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1008
187 Hoppip Lv.18
No item
188 Skiploom Lv.18
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.

Trainer Tips

Generation II

TRAINER TIPS
If a POKéMON is
trying to evolve,
you can stop it.
Press the B But-
ton during evolu-
tion.
That startles the
POKéMON and stops
its evolution.

Generation IV

Trainer Tips
If a Pokémon is trying to evolve, you can stop it. Press the B Button during evolution. That startles the Pokémon and stops its evolution.

Trivia

  • The music from this route was remixed and included in the coding of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, but is not found during normal gameplay. It was likely a test of the music system programmed for the GBA games, as it sounds very subdued compared to Hoenn's themes.


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
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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

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