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Kanto Route 16

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Kanto
Route 16
16ばんどうろ
Route 16
Kanto Route 16 HGSS.png
Map description
The northern starting point of Cycling Road.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
Route 16
Celadon City
 
Route 17
 
Location
Kanto Route 16 Map.png
Location of Route 16 in Kanto.
Kanto Route 16 RBY.png Kanto Route 16 GSC.png Kanto Route 16 FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Route 15       Route 17
The Snorlax blocking the way to Route 16

Route 16 (Japanese: 16ばんどうろ Route 16) is a route in central Kanto, connecting Celadon City and Route 17.

Route description

Main path

Like Route 18 at the southern end of Cycling Road, Route 16 runs directly east-west for its entire length.

Five paces outside Celadon, a cuttable tree blocks a passage leading to the north half of Route 16. Several paces west of this spot, Route 16 narrows before widening just east of a gate. In this station, Trainers are forced to board their Bicycle or, in the event that they do not own a Bicycle, are forced to return east to Celadon. In Generation III only, one of Professor Oak's aides is present at this station, giving Trainers who have collected data on at least 40 Pokémon an Amulet Coin. West of the station, Route 16 becomes part of Cycling Road.

Now on the bike path, the remainder of the route is filled with Bikers possessing mostly Poison-type Pokémon. Near the middle of the group, Route 16 turns south for a short distance before becoming Route 17 north of Route 17's grassy area.

A sleeping Snorlax is often found at the point where Route 16 becomes narrow in Generation I and Generation III. To move it, Trainers must play a Poké Flute to awaken the Pokémon.

Northern half

The northern half of the route proceeds directly north of the Cut-able tree before turning west at the lone patch of grass on Route 16. In Generation III only, just west of this patch are a pair of Trainers. Five paces west of the grass is the north half of the gate.

On the other side of the station, which does not require Trainers to ride a bike in this area, the only item of interest is a house, used as a secret resort, owned by a reclusive Trainer. In exchange for keeping her whereabouts a secret, she will give Trainers HM02 (Fly). A pair of men are found here in Generation IV; the elder of the two will teach the player a trendy phrase.

The route terminates in a dead end just west of the house.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png HM02 (Fly) From the recluse on the northern half of the route (requires Cut)  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Amulet Coin Sprite.png Amulet Coin From Professor Oak's aide at the gate after catching 40 different Pokémon  FR  LG 
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers Where Snorlax was sleeping (hidden)  FR  LG 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
019 Rattata
R B Y
Grass Grass
18, 20, 22 30%
019 Rattata
R B Y
Grass Grass
23-24 25%
020 Raticate
R B Y
Grass Grass
23, 25 5%
020 Raticate
R B Y
Grass Grass
25-26 5%
021 Spearow
R B Y
Grass Grass
20, 22 40%
021 Spearow
R B Y
Grass Grass
22-23 30%
022 Fearow
R B Y
Grass Grass
24 5%
084 Doduo
R B Y
Grass Grass
18, 20, 22 25%
084 Doduo
R B Y
Grass Grass
22, 24, 26 35%
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  
Morning Day Night
089 Muk
G S C
Grass Grass
30, 33 5%
218 Slugma
G S C
Grass Grass
27 5%
218 Slugma
G S C
Grass Grass
27-32 0% 5% 0%
088 Grimer
G S C
Grass Grass
26-28 50% 50% 80%
022 Fearow
G S C
Grass Grass
27-29 40% 40% 0%
022 Fearow
G S C
Grass Grass
27-30 45% 40% 0%
198 Murkrow
G S C
Grass Grass
28 0% 0% 10%
198 Murkrow
G S C
Grass Grass
29 0% 0% 15%
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  
084 Doduo
FR LG
Grass Grass
18, 20, 22 35%
019 Rattata
FR LG
Grass Grass
18, 20, 22 30%
021 Spearow
FR LG
Grass Grass
20, 22 30%
020 Raticate
FR LG
Grass Grass
23, 25 5%
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  
Morning Day Night
089 Muk
HG SS
Grass Grass
29-30 5%
218 Slugma
HG SS
Grass Grass
27 5%
088 Grimer
HG SS
Grass Grass
26-28 50% 50% 80%
022 Fearow
HG SS
Grass Grass
27-29 40% 40% 0%
198 Murkrow
HG SS
Grass Grass
29 0% 0% 10%
Headbutt
021 Spearow
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
26-30 50%
214 Heracross
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
26-27 30%
415 Combee
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
26-30 20%
Special Pokémon
311 Plusle
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
26-27 20%
312 Minun
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
28 20%
403 Shinx
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
26-28 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 I

Trainer Pokémon
Biker
Biker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png580
088 Grimer Lv.29
No item
109 Koffing Lv.29
No item
Cue Ball
Cue Ball
Reward: PokémonDollar.png700
066 Machop Lv.28
No item
056 Mankey Lv.28
No item
066 Machop Lv.28
No item
Cue Ball
Cue Ball
Reward: PokémonDollar.png725
056 Mankey Lv.29
No item
066 Machop Lv.29
No item
Biker
Biker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png660
110 Weezing Lv.33
No item
Cue Ball
Cue Ball
Reward: PokémonDollar.png825
066 Machop Lv.33
No item
Biker
Biker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png520
088 Grimer Lv.26
No item
088 Grimer Lv.26
No item
088 Grimer Lv.26
No item
088 Grimer Lv.26
No item

Generation III

Trainer Pokémon
Northern half
Young Couple Lea & Jed
Young Couple Lea & Jed
カホとジン
Kaho and Jin

Reward: PokémonDollar.png1624
078 Rapidash Lv.29
No item
038 Ninetales Lv.29
No item
Main path
Biker Lao
Biker Lao
キンジ Kinji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png580
088 Grimer Lv.29
No item
109 Koffing Lv.29
No item
Cue Ball Koji
Cue Ball Koji
テツロウ Tetsurō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png672
066 Machop Lv.28
No item
056 Mankey Lv.28
No item
066 Machop Lv.28
No item
Cue Ball Luke
Cue Ball Luke
テル Teru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png696
056 Mankey Lv.29
No item
066 Machop Lv.29
No item
Biker Hideo
Biker Hideo
カツハル Katsuharu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png660
110 Weezing Lv.33
No item
Biker Ruben
Biker Ruben
ジュン Jun
Reward: PokémonDollar.png560
Vs. Seeker
110 Weezing Lv.28
No item
109 Koffing Lv.28
No item
110 Weezing Lv.28
No item
Cue Ball Camron
Cue Ball Camron
クニオ Kunio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png696
Vs. Seeker
056 Mankey Lv.29
No item
066 Machop Lv.29
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Differences among generations

Generations I and III

Only few minor changes are visible between these generations. In Generation III, trees are added above the north road and the gates are closer to each other. Also, the east sign is moved to the center fence.

Generation II

The route was shortened by half in Generation II. Also, every Trainer was removed from the route and the gate on the northern path was eliminated. The recluse Trainer is no longer present and may have moved to Route 28. The sign is also moved to the north fence.

The amount of grass was also reduced.

Generation IV

In Generation IV, the route increased in length slightly and due to this had its layout tweaked. The route starts out as a straight path exiting Celadon City and then turning south and going down a longer path with the cut-able tree from all previous generations leading to the side path on the left side of the end of the main path. The path then turns west again and up two sets of stairs into the gate. Like Generation II, there are no Trainers to be found and the gate on the northern path was eliminated. Hills are added to the route as well trees in some of these to create a 3D approach.

In the anime

Route 16 in the anime

Route 16 is where Sunnytown is located at the end of Route 17. It makes an appearance in The Bridge Bike Gang.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Pokémon Adventures, Route 16 has appeared in Tauros the Tyrant, The Jynx Jinx and A Tale of Ninetales in the Red, Green & Blue chapter. When it is first visited, Team Rocket is after Green, and Red disguises himself as a Team Rocket Grunt. Team Rocket is after a disc of Mew that Green has stolen so they can make their monster. Team Rocket surrounded Green with grunts and a Machamp, Hitmonlee and a Graveler but it doesn't work, until Koga uses a Tauros that, with one swish of its tail, can hypnotize a Pokémon. It works until it backfires and all their Pokémon were after Team Rocket.

In the following chapter, Mew appears and Team Rocket uses a Jynx to capture Mew, but doesn't succeed.

Lastly, Red and Blue have accidentally switched Pokémon by bumping into each over. Suddenly a rampaging Graveler, Rhydon and Marowak attack some girls, but Blue's Pokémon would not obey Red, causing them to lose. Three days later, Red has only captured a Krabby and a Diglett when he found a Ninetales; however, it was currently engaged in a battle with Blue and Pika (who, under Blue's tutelage, had learned Toxic and a move called Tail Strike), but it tried to flee, only to end up running in Red's direction (another consequence of the battle is Blue's Machoke evolving into Machamp under Red's command). Both intending to capture the Ninetales, Blue ultimately caught it.

Route 16 in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Route 16 appeared in Get the Flying Machine!!.

Trivia

See also


Kanto
Boulder Badge.png Cascade Badge.png Thunder Badge.png Rainbow Badge.png Soul Badge.png Marsh Badge.png Volcano Badge.png Earth Badge.png
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
Sevii IslandsJohto

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