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Kanto Route 12

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Kanto
Route 12
12ばんどうろ
Route 12
Kanto Route 12 HGSS.png
Map description
A bridge known for its fishing. It's also called "Silence Bridge."
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Lavender Town
 
Route 11
Route 12
 
Route 13
 
Location
Kanto Route 12 Map.png
Location of Route 12 in Kanto.
Kanto Route 12 RBY.png Kanto Route 12 GSC.png Kanto Route 12 FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Route 11       Route 13
Snorlax blocking the road

Route 12 (Japanese: 12ばんどうろ Route 12) is a route in eastern Kanto, connecting Lavender Town, Route 11, and Route 13. This route is also known as the Silence Bridge (Japanese: サイレンズブリッジ Silence Bridge) between its southern terminus at Route 13 and the gate just south of Lavender Town.

Route description

Lavender to the gate

The bridge that holds the entire length of Route 12 begins just south of Lavender Town. Shortly after its starting point, the bridge comes to a three-way intersection, with the left fork leading to a dead end. The right fork turns south east of the intersection and comes to another intersection, leading to another dead end path holding a sign informing Trainers of Lavender Town to the north.

South of this intersection is a gate separating the north portion of Route 12 from the Silence Bridge.

Silence Bridge

The Silence Bridge makes up most of Route 12. The first intersection on the Silence Bridge portion of Route 12 is yet another of the three-way variety. The left path leads to a dead end while the right path continues southward. After a brief southward stretch, the bridge turns southwest to avoid an island in the water, eventually intersecting a north-south bridge segment on the western edge of Route 12. The main path of the route uses a portion of this segment before turning east onto an east-west segment. Route 12 then makes a sharp south turn onto another continuous bridge piece. Route 12 gradually makes its way south, passing a fishing pier before arriving at an island, the first piece of solid land along the route's main path since Lavender.

On the west shore of the island, the Silence Bridge resumes, making an upside-down "U" as it proceeds south. After a short time, the bridge makes a turn to the east. This segment of the bridge comes to an end roughly 15 paces east of this point, but Route 12 has already turned off onto another bridge segment, a north-south stretch, by this point. About eight paces south of the intersection between the two segments is the designated "Sport Fishing Area" at the intersection of Routes 11 and 12.

Continuing south, the bridge turns to the southeast just ahead of another island. On this island in every generation is the home of the Fishing Brothers' younger brother, who will give a Super Rod to anyone who expresses a passion for fishing. In Generation III, he rewards players with Net Balls for showing him record-breaking Magikarp. West of his house, the bridge resumes, traveling to the south and east before coming to an end just after an intersection with another segment. This segment carries the route south to a series of intersections. The two westward routes in this area lead to a peninsula containing a forested area accessible only by using Cut. The lone eastward path leads to another fishing pier. Just south of the southern peninsula path, the route briefly turns to the east before returning south.

At the next intersection, the main path of the route continues south while a westward path leads to the only grassy patch on Route 12. Cut is required for access, however.

The main path of Route 12 continues south along a tree-lined shoreline before becoming Route 13 two paces south of the grassy patch.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Hyper Potion Sprite.png Hyper Potion On the bottom right tree of the ones sticking out between the Route 11 gate and Snorlax (hidden)  R  B  Y 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM39 (Swift) From the girl on the second floor of the Lavender gate  R  B  Y 
Bag Iron Sprite.png Iron In the area enclosed by trees just south of the house (requires Cut)  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Super Rod Sprite.png Super Rod From the Fishing Guru's younger brother in a house near Route 11  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM16 (Pay Day) On the island near the Lavender gate  R  B  Y 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 (Return) From the girl on the second floor of the Lavender gate  FR  LG 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM48 (Skill Swap) On the island near the Lavender gate (requires Surf)  FR  LG 
Bag Net Ball Sprite.png Net Ball From showing a record-breaking Magikarp to the Fishing Guru's younger brother in a house near Route 11  FR  LG 
Bag Hyper Potion Sprite.png Hyper Potion Near Fisherman Elliot (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers Where Snorlax was sleeping; the player must use Itemfinder while standing on top of this spot, causing the item to be automatically obtained  FR  LG 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy Hidden in grassy patch near Route 13  FR  LG 
Bag Super Rod Sprite.png Super Rod From the Fishing Guru's younger brother in a house near Route 11  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Calcium Sprite.png Calcium In the forested area near Route 13  G  S  C 
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget In the former grassy area location just north of Route 13  G  S  C 
Bag Elixir Sprite.png Elixir On the small island (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Elixir Sprite.png Elixir Behind the fence north of the path to Route 11 (requires Surf) (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Calcium Sprite.png Calcium Behind a cut-able tree north-west of Fisherman Kyler  HG  SS 
Bag Yellow Flute Sprite.png Yellow Flute Behind a cut-able tree south-west of Fisherman Kyler (requires Surf)  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
016 Pidgey
R B Y
Grass Grass
23-27 40%
016 Pidgey
R B Y
Grass Grass
28 15%
043 Oddish
R B Y
Grass Grass
22-26 35%
043 Oddish
R B Y
Grass Grass
25-27 30%
069 Bellsprout
R B Y
Grass Grass
22-26 35%
069 Bellsprout
R B Y
Grass Grass
25-27 30%
048 Venonat
R B Y
Grass Grass
24-26 20%
017 Pidgeotto
R B Y
Grass Grass
28 10%
044 Gloom
R B Y
Grass Grass
28-30 5%
044 Gloom
R B Y
Grass Grass
29 5%
070 Weepinbell
R B Y
Grass Grass
28-30 5%
070 Weepinbell
R B Y
Grass Grass
29 5%
083 Farfetch'd
R B Y
Grass Grass
26-31 5%
Surfing
079 Slowpoke
R B Y
Surfing Surfing
15 95%
080 Slowbro
R B Y
Surfing Surfing
15-20 5%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
R B Y
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
060 Poliwag
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
118 Goldeen
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
116 Horsea
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
20-25 70%
117 Seadra
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 30%
072 Tentacool
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
5 25%
098 Krabby
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
118 Goldeen
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
129 Magikarp
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
Special Pokémon
143 Snorlax
R B Y
Premier Ball Only one
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 II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
072 Tentacool
G S C
Surfing Surfing
25-29 60%
195 Quagsire
G S C
Surfing Surfing
25-29 30%
073 Tentacruel
G S C
Surfing Surfing
25-29 10%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
072 Tentacool
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
072 Tentacool
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
072 Tentacool
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
211 Qwilfish
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
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 III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
043 Oddish
FR LG
Grass Grass
22-26 35%
069 Bellsprout
FR LG
Grass Grass
22-26 35%
016 Pidgey
FR LG
Grass Grass
23-27 30%
048 Venonat
FR LG
Grass Grass
24-26 30%
044 Gloom
FR LG
Grass Grass
28-30 5%
070 Weepinbell
FR LG
Grass Grass
28-30 5%
Surfing
072 Tentacool
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
5-40 100%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
116 Horsea
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
116 Horsea
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
098 Krabby
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
098 Krabby
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
116 Horsea
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 84%
098 Krabby
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 84%
130 Gyarados
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 15%
054 Psyduck
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 1%
079 Slowpoke
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 1%
Special Pokémon
143 Snorlax
FR LG
Premier Ball Only one
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  
Surfing
073 Tentacruel
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
25 70%
195 Quagsire
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
25 30%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
072 Tentacool
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
072 Tentacool
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
072 Tentacool
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 90%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 7%
211 Qwilfish
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 3%
Headbutt
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
22-23 50%
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
24-25 65%
167 Spinarak
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
22-23 30%
165 Ledyba
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
22-23 30%
265 Wurmple
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
22-25 20%
114 Tangela
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
24-25 15%
Swarm
369 Relicanth
HG SS
Swarm Swarm
10-40 100%
Special Pokémon
143 Snorlax
HG SS
Premier Ball Only one
50 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.

Trainers

Generation I

Trainer Pokémon
Fisherman
Fisherman
Reward: PokémonDollar.png770
118 Goldeen Lv.22
No item
060 Poliwag Lv.22
No item
118 Goldeen Lv.22
No item
Fisherman
Fisherman
Reward: PokémonDollar.png840
072 Tentacool Lv.24
No item
118 Goldeen Lv.24
No item
Fisherman
Fisherman
Reward: PokémonDollar.png945
118 Goldeen Lv.27
No item
Fisherman
Fisherman
Reward: PokémonDollar.png735
060 Poliwag Lv.21
No item
090 Shellder Lv.21
No item
118 Goldeen Lv.21
No item
116 Horsea Lv.21
No item
Rocker
Rocker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png725
100 Voltorb Lv.29
No item
101 Electrode Lv.29
No item
Jr. Trainer♂
Jr. Trainer♂
Reward: PokémonDollar.png840
032 Nidoran♂ Lv.29
No item
033 Nidorino Lv.29
No item
Fisherman
Fisherman
Reward: PokémonDollar.png840
129 Magikarp Lv.24
No item
129 Magikarp Lv.24
No item

Generation II

Trainers are listed from North to South

Trainer Pokémon
Fisher Kyle
Fisher Kyle
ナオフミ Naofumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1240
119 Seaking Lv.28
No item
061 Poliwhirl Lv.31
No item
119 Seaking Lv.31
No item
Fisher Martin
Fisher Martin
ソウスケ Sōsuke
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1280
223 Remoraid Lv.32
No item
223 Remoraid Lv.32
No item
Fisher Stephen
Fisher Stephen
トモヒト Tomohito
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1240
129 Magikarp Lv.25
No item
129 Magikarp Lv.25
No item
211 Qwilfish Lv.31
No item
073 Tentacruel Lv.31
No item
Fisher Barney
Fisher Barney
エイイチ Ei'ichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1200
130 Gyarados Lv.30
No item
130 Gyarados Lv.30
No item
130 Gyarados Lv.30
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Generation III

Trainer Pokémon
Fisherman Ned
Fisherman Ned
トモカズ Tomokazu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png792
118 Goldeen Lv.22
No item
060 Poliwag Lv.22
No item
118 Goldeen Lv.22
No item
Fisherman Chip
Fisherman Chip
ケイイチ Keiichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png864
072 Tentacool Lv.24
No item
118 Goldeen Lv.24
No item
Fisherman Hank
Fisherman Hank
カズホ Kazuho
Reward: PokémonDollar.png972
118 Goldeen Lv.27
No item
Fisherman Elliot
Fisherman Elliot
アキヒコ Akihiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png756
Vs. Seeker
060 Poliwag Lv.21
No item
090 Shellder Lv.21
No item
118 Goldeen Lv.21
No item
116 Horsea Lv.21
No item
Young Couple Gia & Jes
Young Couple Gia & Jes
アユとシゲ
Ayu and Shige

Reward: PokémonDollar.png1344
Vs. Seeker
032 Nidoran♂ Lv.24
No item
029 Nidoran♀ Lv.24
No item
Rocker Luca
Rocker Luca
アヤキ Ayaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png696
Vs. Seeker
100 Voltorb Lv.29
No item
101 Electrode Lv.29
No item
Camper Justin
Camper Justin
マサミチ Masamichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png580
032 Nidoran♂ Lv.29
No item
033 Nidorino Lv.29
No item
Fisherman Andrew
Fisherman Andrew
カツノリ Katsunori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png864
129 Magikarp Lv.24
No item
129 Magikarp Lv.24
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Generation IV

Trainer Pokémon
Fisherman Kyle
Fisherman Kyle
ナオフミ Naofumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1248
PokéGear Phone
118 Goldeen Lv.39
No item
211 Qwilfish Lv.35
No item
118 Goldeen Lv.39
No item
Bird Keeper Justin
Bird Keeper Justin
ケイジ Cage
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1248
178 Xatu Lv.44
No item
164 Noctowl Lv.39
No item
Fisherman Martin
Fisherman Martin
ソウスケ Sōsuke
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1344
223 Remoraid Lv.36
No item
224 Octillery Lv.42
No item
Young Couple Vic & Tara
Young Couple Vic & Tara
カンとマキ Kan & Maki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png5504
126 Magmar Lv.44
No item
192 Sunflora Lv.43
No item
Fisherman Stephen
Fisherman Stephen
トモヒト Tomohito
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1216
195 Quagsire Lv.43
No item
211 Qwilfish Lv.38
No item
073 Tentacruel Lv.38
No item
Bird Keeper Gail
Bird Keeper Gail
ツネミ Tsunemi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1248
022 Fearow Lv.42
No item
021 Spearow Lv.39
No item
Fisherman Barney
Fisherman Barney
エイイチ Ei'ichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1184
130 Gyarados Lv.40
No item
130 Gyarados Lv.37
No item
130 Gyarados Lv.37
No item
Fisherman Kyler
Fisherman Kyler
マキオ Makio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png576
PokéGear Phone
129 Magikarp Lv.18
No item
129 Magikarp Lv.18
No item
129 Magikarp 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.

Differences among generations

Generations I and III

A sleeping Snorlax is often found blocking the intersection between Routes 11 and 12. To move it, a Poké Flute is required. Also, in Generation III, TM16 (Pay Day) was replaced with TM48 (Skill Swap), and after the Fishing Guru's younger brother gives the player a Super Rod, he will give away a Net Ball if he is shown a Magikarp of a certain size.

Generations II and IV

The route is very similar between the two generations. Route 12 was shortened considerably in Generations II and IV. Other notable changes included the removal of all grassy areas along the route, the removal of the gate between the Silence Bridge and Lavender Town, and the isolation of the former location of the grassy area, now accessible only by Surfing. The number of Trainers was also reduced to three in Generation II, down from eight in previous and future Generations. Also, it is important to note that in HeartGold and SoulSilver, if the player beat Snorlax, it will have moved to outside the Route gate after defeating the Elite Four.

In Generation II, the signpost at the north end of Route 12 now reads "Fishing spot". To compensate, the Route 12 notice present on this sign before was moved to the former "Sport fishing area" sign at Route 11. The signpost on Route 13 just southwest of Route 12's end, however, still reads "Route 13: North to Silence Bridge".

In the anime

The Battle Dome, possibly located on this route. Note the body of water lying behind the facility, possibly the ocean to the east of the route.
Route 12 route may have been featured briefly at the start of Tactics Theatrics as the location of the Battle Dome. It has been stated that the Battle Dome lies just to the south of Lavender Town, and the Dome appears to be situated at the edge of a large body of water.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Route 12 debuted in Wake Up-You're Snorlax! in the Red, Green & Blue chapter, where a bike race was taking place, but a Snorlax was blocking the road, a male Swimmer and a Bug Catcher wanted to get past. A Solution was later made by Red by using the honey that had fallen from Beedrill's hive onto Bulbasaur's head as bait to get the Snorlax to budge which later worked and won Red the race.

References


Kanto
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Settlements
Pallet TownViridian CityPewter CityCerulean CityVermilion CityLavender Town
Celadon CitySaffron CityFuchsia CityCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau
Routes
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Landmarks
Professor Oak's LaboratoryViridian ForestDiglett's CavePewter Museum of ScienceMt. Moon (Square) • Cerulean Cave
Underground Path (Routes 5-6)Underground Path (Routes 7-8)S.S. AnneS.S. AquaCerulean CapeRock Tunnel
Power PlantCycling RoadRocket HideoutSilph Co.Magnet TrainPokémon TowerSafari Zone/Pal Park
Seafoam IslandsPokémon MansionPokémon LabPokémon League Reception GateVictory RoadTohjo Falls
Access to
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