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Kanto Route 17

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Kanto
Route 17
17ばんどうろ
Route 17
Kanto Route 17 HGSS.png
Map description
An easy path of Cycling Road running above the sea.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Route 16
 
Route 17
 
Route 18
 
Location
Kanto Route 17 Map.png
Location of Route 17 in Kanto.
Kanto Route 17 RBY.png Kanto Route 17 GSC.png Kanto Route 17 FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Route 16       Route 18

Route 17 (Japanese: 17ばんどうろ Route 17) is a route in central Kanto, connecting Route 16 and Route 18. The route is also known as Cycling Road (Japanese: サイクリングロード Cycling Road), where only people with Bicycles or Motorcycles are permitted to travel on the road, making the route a favorite hangout for motorcyclists and bicyclists alike.

Route description

This is a description of the route as it is shown in Generations I, II, and III. For a description of the Generation IV version of Route 17, see Differences among generations.

From Route 16 south, two stone paths in the grass provide bikers with a guide on where to travel. Just south of the northern terminus is a grassy area containing wild Pokémon east of the eastern path. South of the grass, a third stone path begins, paralleling a narrow channel of water along its entire length.

Several paces south of the north bank of the channel, the middle stone path ends, becoming a dirt path as it runs between the aforementioned water body and a second channel that begins at this point. The west stone path runs along the west bank of the new channel, meeting the dirt path at the southern end of the channel.

About 20 paces south of the junction between the western and central paths, a small strip of land connects the western and eastern paths and separates a small body of water from the long channel to the north. The two paths merge into a single Route 17 just south of this point.

Two more stone paths form at this point, lining the western and eastern edges of the route. They come to an end at a ledge that also marks the end of Route 17.

Though the water is not blocked off from the route, Surfing along Route 17 is prohibited.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy In the center of the patch of grass (hidden)  R  B  Y 
Bag Full Restore Sprite.png Full Restore On the center bridge segment, a bit below its north entrance (hidden)  R  B  Y 
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive South of the point where the west and center bridge segments connect (hidden)  R  B  Y 
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up On the east bridge segment, about halfway down (hidden)  R  B  Y 
Bag Max Elixir Sprite.png Max Elixir South of the water at the point where the west and east bridge segments connect (hidden)  R  B  Y 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy On the east bridge segment, about halfway down, aligned horizontally with the third wooden sign on the middle bridge (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Full Restore Sprite.png Full Restore On the center bridge segment, right next to the first sign (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive West of the small grass bridge which connects the western and the eastern one, on the west tile of the proper road aligned horizontally with the wooden sign (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up On the west bridge segment, about halfway down, aligned horizontally with the second wooden sign on the middle bridge (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Max Elixir Sprite.png Max Elixir Right above the last ledge where the slope ends and to the right of the sign (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether In the northeastern patch of grass (hidden)  G  S 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether At the bottom right corner of the intersection where the west and centre bridge meet (hidden)  C 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether On west bridge segment (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Max Elixir Sprite.png Max Elixir On west bridge segment (hidden)  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
020 Raticate
R B Y
Grass Grass
25, 27, 29 30%
021 Spearow
R B Y
Grass Grass
20, 22 40%
022 Fearow
R B Y
Grass Grass
25, 27 5%
022 Fearow
R B Y
Grass Grass
27, 29 20%
077 Ponyta
R B Y
Grass Grass
28, 30, 32 24%
084 Doduo
R B Y
Grass Grass
24, 26, 28 25%
084 Doduo
R B Y
Grass Grass
26-28 55%
085 Dodrio
R B Y
Grass Grass
29 1%
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%
072 Tentacool
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
5 25%
072 Tentacool
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
5-15 70%
090 Shellder
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 30%
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%
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
088 Grimer
G S C
Grass Grass
27-29 50% 0% 80%
088 Grimer
G S C
Grass Grass
29-31 55% 0% 0%
088 Grimer
G S C
Grass Grass
29 0% 20% 0%
088 Grimer
G S C
Grass Grass
29-33 0% 0% 95%
022 Fearow
G S C
Grass Grass
28-30 40% 40% 0%
022 Fearow
G S C
Grass Grass
30-32 40% 40% 0%
218 Slugma
G S C
Grass Grass
25-27 0% 35% 0%
218 Slugma
G S C
Grass Grass
29-32 0% 35% 0%
089 Muk
G S C
Grass Grass
32 5% 5% 0%
089 Muk
G S C
Grass Grass
30-32 0% 0% 15%
089 Muk
G S C
Grass Grass
33 5%
218 Slugma
G S C
Grass Grass
29 5% 0% 5%
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
24, 26, 28 35%
021 Spearow
FR LG
Grass Grass
20, 22 30%
020 Raticate
FR LG
Grass Grass
25, 27, 29 25%
019 Rattata
FR LG
Grass Grass
22 5%
022 Fearow
FR LG
Grass Grass
25, 27 5%
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
088 Grimer
HG SS
Grass Grass
27-29 50% 50% 80%
022 Fearow
HG SS
Grass Grass
28-30 40% 40% 0%
089 Muk
HG SS
Grass Grass
30-32 5% 5% 15%
218 Slugma
HG SS
Grass Grass
27, 29 5%
Special Pokémon
311 Plusle
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
27-28 20%
312 Minun
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
29 20%
403 Shinx
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
27-29 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
Cue Ball
Cue Ball
Reward: PokémonDollar.png825
066 Machop Lv.33
No item
Biker
Biker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png660
110 Weezing 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
Cue Ball
Cue Ball
Reward: PokémonDollar.png725
066 Machop Lv.29
No item
067 Machoke Lv.29
No item
Cue Ball
Cue Ball
Reward: PokémonDollar.png725
056 Mankey Lv.29
No item
057 Primeape Lv.29
No item
Biker
Biker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png560
110 Weezing Lv.28
No item
109 Koffing Lv.28
No item
110 Weezing Lv.28
No item
Biker
Biker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png660
089 Muk Lv.33
No item
Biker
Biker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png580
100 Voltorb Lv.29
No item
100 Voltorb Lv.29
No item
Cue Ball
Cue Ball
Reward: PokémonDollar.png825
067 Machoke Lv.33
No item
Cue Ball
Cue Ball
Reward: PokémonDollar.png725
057 Primeape Lv.29
No item
067 Machoke Lv.29
No item
Cue Ball
Cue Ball
Reward: PokémonDollar.png650
056 Mankey Lv.26
No item
056 Mankey Lv.26
No item
067 Machoke Lv.26
No item
066 Machop Lv.26
No item
Biker
Biker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png580
110 Weezing Lv.29
No item
089 Muk Lv.29
No item
Biker
Biker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png500
109 Koffing Lv.25
No item
110 Weezing Lv.25
No item
109 Koffing Lv.25
No item
109 Koffing Lv.25
No item
110 Weezing Lv.25
No item

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
Biker Riley
Biker Riley
リュウジ Ryūji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1088
110 Weezing Lv.34
No item
Biker Glenn
Biker Glenn
ヒデト Hideto
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1024
109 Koffing Lv.28
No item
126 Magmar Lv.30
No item
110 Weezing Lv.32
No item
Biker Joel
Biker Joel
シュウ Shū
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1024
126 Magmar Lv.32
No item
126 Magmar Lv.32
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 III

Trainer Pokémon
Cue Ball Isaiah
Cue Ball Isaiah
エイスケ Eisuke
Reward: PokémonDollar.png696
066 Machop Lv.29
No item
068 Machamp Lv.29
No item
Biker Virgil
Biker Virgil
ユウヤ Yūya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png560
110 Weezing Lv.28
No item
109 Koffing Lv.28
No item
110 Weezing Lv.28
No item
Biker Billy
Biker Billy
ケイタ Keita
Reward: PokémonDollar.png660
089 Muk Lv.33
No item
Cue Ball Raul
Cue Ball Raul
ジョウ
Reward: PokémonDollar.png696
056 Mankey Lv.29
No item
057 Primeape Lv.29
No item
Cue Ball Jamal
Cue Ball Jamal
チカラ Chikara
Reward: PokémonDollar.png624
056 Mankey Lv.26
No item
056 Mankey Lv.26
No item
068 Machamp Lv.26
No item
066 Machop Lv.26
No item
Biker Nikolas
Biker Nikolas
ショウジ Shōji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png580
100 Voltorb Lv.29
No item
100 Voltorb Lv.29
No item
Cue Ball Zeek
Cue Ball Zeek
タツキ Tatsuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png792
067 Machoke Lv.33
No item
Cue Ball Corey
Cue Ball Corey
センゴ Sengo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png696
057 Primeape Lv.29
No item
067 Machoke Lv.29
No item
Biker Jaxon
Biker Jaxon
トモアキ Tomoaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png580
110 Weezing Lv.29
No item
089 Muk Lv.29
No item
Biker William
Biker William
テツヤ Tetsuya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png500
109 Koffing Lv.25
No item
110 Weezing Lv.25
No item
109 Koffing Lv.25
No item
110 Weezing Lv.25
No item
109 Koffing Lv.25
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
Biker Dale
Biker Dale
カンゴ Kango
Reward: PokémonDollar.png752
316 Gulpin Lv.47
Held icon VI.png Black Sludge
Biker Reese
Biker Reese
リュウジ Ryūji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
PokéGear Phone
110 Weezing Lv.45
No item
Biker Joel
Biker Joel
シュウ Shū
Reward: PokémonDollar.png688
126 Magmar Lv.43
No item
126 Magmar Lv.43
No item
Biker Jacob
Biker Jacob
ケンエイ Ken'ei
Reward: PokémonDollar.png688
126 Magmar Lv.43
No item
073 Tentacruel Lv.43
No item
Biker Aiden
Biker Aiden
トラゾウ Torazō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
PokéGear Phone
073 Tentacruel Lv.45
No item
Biker Dan
Biker Dan
ゴウケン Gōken
Reward: PokémonDollar.png592
316 Gulpin Lv.39
No item
110 Weezing Lv.37
No item
110 Weezing Lv.37
No item
Biker Theron
Biker Theron
ラリー Larry
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
453 Croagunk Lv.45
No item
Biker Glenn
Biker Glenn
ヒデト Hideto
Reward: PokémonDollar.png688
109 Koffing Lv.39
No item
126 Magmar Lv.41
No item
110 Weezing Lv.43
No item
Biker Teddy
Biker Teddy
テディ Teddy
Reward: PokémonDollar.png736
336 Seviper Lv.46
No item
Biker Markey
Biker Markey
マーキー Markie
Reward: PokémonDollar.png752
451 Skorupi Lv.47
No item
Biker Ernest
Biker Ernest
ジュンヤ Jun'ya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png704
PokéGear Phone
216 Teddiursa Lv.45
No item
183 Marill Lv.44
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 III

TRAINER TIPS
All Pokémon are unique. Even Pokémon of the same Pokémon and level grow at different rates.

TRAINER TIPS
Press the B Button to stay in place while on a slope.

Differences among generations

Generations I and III

Besides graphical updates, few noticeable changes are present between the original games and their remakes. In Generation III, the flowers are removed and lampposts are added on both sides of the route. Fishing is also prohibited along the route in the remakes.

Generation II

In Generation II, the southern portion of Route 17 was substantially reduced in length. Also, the number of Trainers along the route was reduced from 10 in other generations to four. Every signpost is removed and a portion of Route 18 is moved to this route as well.

Generation IV

In Generation IV, the layout of the route is completely changed. Route 17 is finally depicted as a metal bridge, matching the Midori Harada artwork more closely. At the north of the route, the bridge now attaches to elevated land, so that the bridge is explicitly inclining down as the player travels south. The water ponds in the center of the route are removed. The bridge has a unique design this time, with textures not found in other places. From both the south and north, the route starts as a single path but later divides into two segments. While the west path is wide, with lampposts designed similarly to that of Generation III, the east path is narrower with lights above the road. Like Generation II, the signposts are removed. Traveling north on the route also no longer incurs a penalty to speed.

In the spin-off games

In Pokémon Pinball

In Pokémon Pinball, Cycling Road appears on the Red table; catchable Pokémon include Spearow, Doduo, Lickitung and Snorlax.

In the anime

Route 17 in the anime

The Bridge Bike Gang took place here. A Cycling Road in Kanto also appeared in The Green Guardian, but it was noticeably different.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Pokémon Adventures, Route 17 (or the Cycling Road) debuted in Blame It on Eevee in the Red, Green & Blue chapter, where Erika's Tangela causes Red to crash his bike. About to complain to the owner, Red is stopped by some of her minions, claiming that she is from the richest family in Celadon City and the Gym Leader of Celadon City as well. After hearing that she was the Gym Leader of Celadon City, she says she will only challenge him if he finds an Eevee. Red tries to contact Professor Oak at the Route 17 Pokémon Center to find out what an Eevee is, but he was out. Suddenly, Red gets a call from his old friend Bill, who helps him find an Eevee.

Trivia

  • One of the signs along the route says "Don't throw the game, throw Poké Balls instead", probably referring to the fact the player may get frustrated with the fact that they're losing a battle, and also it is common for someone to throw a game controller, or a hand-held console, if they get frustrated at a game.
  • A glitch exists in Generation I that allows the player to get on to Cycling Road without a Bicycle. If the player exploits this glitch without ever obtaining the item and gets on Cycling Road, the player will still be riding a bike. This is because the game assumes that the player has a Bicycle if they can get past the guard in the checkpoint.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 單車路 Dānchē Lù
Denmark Flag.png Danish Cykling Road
France Flag.png European French Piste cyclable
Germany Flag.png German Radweg
Italy Flag.png Italian Pista Ciclabile
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사이클링 로드 Cycling Road
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Camino de bicis



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