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Kanto Route 2

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Kanto
Route 2
2ばんどうろ
Route 2
Kanto Route 2 HGSS.png
Map description
A path that winds and bends from the forest's entrance.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Pewter City
 
Route 2
Diglett's Cave
 
Viridian City
 
Location
Kanto Route 2 Map.png
Location of Route 2 in Kanto.
Kanto Route 2 RBY.png Kanto Route 2 GSC.png Kanto Route 2 FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Route 1       Route 3

Route 2 (Japanese: 2ばんどうろ Route 2) is a route in western Kanto, connecting Viridian City and Pewter City. Viridian Forest and the western entrance to Diglett's Cave are located on this route.

Route description

This is a description of the route as it is shown in Generations I, III, and IV. For a description of the Generation II version of Route 2, see Differences among generations.

Route 2 is a uniquely designed route that contains two pathways for a Trainer to follow, which are separated by a column of trees with only a few gaps blocked by cut-able trees. The western path can be explored by novice Trainers early on in the game; the eastern path can be accessed only with the use of HM01 (Cut), which can only be used by Trainers who have obtained the Cascade Badge or have traveled through Diglett's Cave, a tunnel dug by Diglett that leads here from the eastern edge of Vermilion City.

Western path

Heading north from Viridian City, the road splits into two and forms a small square that rejoins and continues north past a ledge. This small garden square contains a sign with directions on it. Further north, a cut-able tree can be found along the eastern treeline that leads to the eastern path. After traveling west, the road then curves north and makes its way to a large patch of tall grass below a ledge, which can be avoided by going around to the east. There is another cut-able tree beside the patch of tall grass, also leading to the eastern section. To the north, past the ledge, lies the gate to Viridian Forest.

After leaving the Forest, the route continues in the north with a small road, and makes its way east and then north to Pewter City. The route passes a large patch of tall grass that dominates the small clearing before reaching the city.

Eastern path

South of Pewter City, the route passes the northernmost of two grass patches along the path as it turns to the west. At this point, Trainers can take one of two routes to progress south. The first option is to remain on the main path of Route 2 and travel through the gate and into Viridian Forest, a considerably long and inconvenient detour unless Trainers desire to catch Bug-type Pokémon. The second option, available to Trainers who possess Pokémon that know and can use Cut outside of battle, is to remove a small shrub southeast of the grass patch to gain access to the eastern half of the route.

Man who is willing to trade a Mr. Mime in exchange for an Abra

Here, the route meets the northern terminus of Diglett's Cave, a lengthy northwest-southeast tunnel between here and the eastern edge of Vermilion City. South of the cave lies a building that plays home to a Trainer who is looking to part ways with a rare Mr. Mime in exchange for an Abra, except in Yellow Version, when he requests a Clefairy instead. Beyond another Cut-able tree, the route begins to slope downhill as it approaches a gate. Here, Trainers that have at least ten Pokémon registered as "Owned" in their Pokédex can receive HM05 (Flash) from one of Professor Oak's aides.

South of the gate, the western half of the route emerges from the Forest and passes near the second grass patch on the route as it heads south. Meanwhile, the eastern half continues downhill, linking to the western path in two locations via Cut-able tree-blocked passageways before dead-ending south of the second tree. There are several items located on the ground in this clearing, including an Ether and a Parlyz Heal farther south.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag HP Up Sprite.png HP Up Immediately south of gate  R  B  Y 
Bag Moon Stone Sprite.png Moon Stone Near the first tree south of gate  R  B  Y 
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether Immediately south of gate  FR  LG 
Bag Paralyze Heal Sprite.png Parlyz Heal Near the first tree south of gate  FR  LG 
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM05 (Flash) Obtained from Professor Oak's aide in the gate as a reward for registering 10 Pokémon in the Pokédex  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Dire Hit Sprite.png Dire Hit Near south opening of tree maze  G  S  C 
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal In the tree maze, in the space northeast of the Max Potion (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Full Restore Sprite.png Full Restore In the tree maze, on the top left tree of the 2nd cluster (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether In the tree maze, 4 trees east of the Max Potion (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion Near north opening of tree maze  G  S  C 
Bag None Sprite.png PSNCureBerry Middle of the tree maze, in the northeast  G  S  C 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive In the tree maze, at the bottom right corner (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Pnk Apricorn Sprite.png Pnk Apricorn East of Viridian Forest  HG  SS 
Bag Sacred Ash Sprite.png Sacred Ash Obtained from Professor Oak's aide in the gate  HG  SS 
Bag Carbos Sprite.png Carbos Northeast of Diglett's Cave  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Elixir Sprite.png Elixir Southernmost point of the eastern section  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget In the first house south of Diglett's Cave  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
016 Pidgey
R B Y
Grass Grass
3-5 45%
016 Pidgey
R B Y
Grass Grass
3-7 35%
019 Rattata
R B Y
Grass Grass
2-5 40%
019 Rattata
R B Y
Grass Grass
3-4 35%
013 Weedle
R B Y
Grass Grass
3-5 15%
010 Caterpie
R B Y
Grass Grass
3-5 15%
029 Nidoran♀
R B Y
Grass Grass
4-6 15%
032 Nidoran♂
R B Y
Grass Grass
4-6 15%
Special Pokémon
122 Mr. Mime
R B Y
063 Trade
Abra
The same as the traded Pokémon One
122 Mr. Mime
R B Y
035 Trade
Clefairy
The same as the traded Pokémon 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
163 Hoothoot
G S C
Grass Grass
3-5 0% 0% 50%
163 Hoothoot
G S C
Grass Grass
3-5 0% 0% 80%
010 Caterpie
G S C
Grass Grass
3 30% 30% 0%
013 Weedle
G S C
Grass Grass
3 30% 30% 0%
016 Pidgey
G S C
Grass Grass
3 30% 0% 0%
016 Pidgey
G S C
Grass Grass
3-7 0% 40% 0%
016 Pidgey
G S C
Grass Grass
5 20% 0% 0%
016 Pidgey
G S C
Grass Grass
3-5 0% 50% 0%
167 Spinarak
G S C
Grass Grass
3 0% 0% 30%
165 Ledyba
G S C
Grass Grass
3 30% 0% 0%
011 Metapod
G S C
Grass Grass
5 20% 20% 0%
014 Kakuna
G S C
Grass Grass
5 20% 20% 0%
012 Butterfree
G S C
Grass Grass
7 10% 0% 0%
012 Butterfree
G S C
Grass Grass
7 10% 10% 0%
015 Beedrill
G S C
Grass Grass
7 10% 0% 0%
164 Noctowl
G S C
Grass Grass
7 0% 0% 10%
164 Noctowl
G S C
Grass Grass
7 0% 0% 15%
017 Pidgeotto
G S C
Grass Grass
7 5% 5% 0%
017 Pidgeotto
G S C
Grass Grass
7 0% 5% 0%
025 Pikachu
G S C
Grass Grass
4 5% 5% 0%
168 Ariados
G S C
Grass Grass
7 0% 0% 5%
166 Ledian
G S C
Grass Grass
7 5% 0% 0%
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  
016 Pidgey
FR LG
Grass Grass
2-5 45%
019 Rattata
FR LG
Grass Grass
2-5 45%
010 Caterpie
FR LG
Grass Grass
4-5 5%
013 Weedle
FR LG
Grass Grass
4-5 5%
Special Pokémon
122 Mr. Mime
FR LG
063 Trade
Abra
The same as the traded Pokémon 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

Northern Section

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
010 Caterpie
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-4 31% 31% 0%
016 Pidgey
HG SS
Grass Grass
3 30% 20% 0%
016 Pidgey
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-5 0% 30% 0%
016 Pidgey
HG SS
Grass Grass
3 20% 10% 0%
016 Pidgey
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-7 0% 30% 0%
165 Ledyba
HG SS
Grass Grass
3 30% 0% 0%
165 Ledyba
HG SS
Grass Grass
10 0% 4% 0%
011 Metapod
HG SS
Grass Grass
5 20% 0% 0%
014 Kakuna
HG SS
Grass Grass
5 20% 20% 0%
014 Kakuna
HG SS
Grass Grass
3 0% 0% 10%
014 Kakuna
HG SS
Grass Grass
7 0% 0% 1%
013 Weedle
HG SS
Grass Grass
4 1% 1% 1%
013 Weedle
HG SS
Grass Grass
3 10% 30% 0%
013 Weedle
HG SS
Grass Grass
5 0% 0% 10%
012 Butterfree
HG SS
Grass Grass
7-8 10% 10% 0%
015 Beedrill
HG SS
Grass Grass
7 10% 0% 0%
015 Beedrill
HG SS
Grass Grass
10 0% 0% 4%
166 Ledian
HG SS
Grass Grass
7-10 9% 0% 0%
017 Pidgeotto
HG SS
Grass Grass
7 5% 0% 0%
017 Pidgeotto
HG SS
Grass Grass
7-10 0% 9% 0%
017 Pidgeotto
HG SS
Grass Grass
7 0% 5% 0%
167 Spinarak
HG SS
Grass Grass
10 4% 0% 0%
167 Spinarak
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-4 0% 0% 31%
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-5 0% 0% 50%
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-5 0% 0% 60%
164 Noctowl
HG SS
Grass Grass
7-10 0% 0% 14%
164 Noctowl
HG SS
Grass Grass
7 0% 0% 14%
168 Ariados
HG SS
Grass Grass
7 0% 0% 5%
Headbutt
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
3-7 50%
167 Spinarak
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
5-7 30%
165 Ledyba
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
5-7 30%
204 Pineco
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
3-4 30%
265 Wurmple
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
3-7 20%
Special Pokémon
311 Plusle
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
3 20%
312 Minun
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
5 20%
403 Shinx
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
3-5 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.

Southern Section

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
010 Caterpie
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-4 31% 31% 0%
016 Pidgey
HG SS
Grass Grass
3 30% 10% 0%
016 Pidgey
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-8 0% 30% 0%
016 Pidgey
HG SS
Grass Grass
3 20% 10% 0%
016 Pidgey
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-7 0% 30% 0%
165 Ledyba
HG SS
Grass Grass
3 30% 0% 0%
165 Ledyba
HG SS
Grass Grass
10 0% 4% 0%
011 Metapod
HG SS
Grass Grass
5 20% 20% 0%
014 Kakuna
HG SS
Grass Grass
5 20% 20% 0%
014 Kakuna
HG SS
Grass Grass
3 0% 0% 10%
014 Kakuna
HG SS
Grass Grass
7 0% 0% 1%
013 Weedle
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-4 11% 31% 0%
013 Weedle
HG SS
Grass Grass
4-5 0% 0% 11%
012 Butterfree
HG SS
Grass Grass
7-8 10% 0% 0%
015 Beedrill
HG SS
Grass Grass
7 10% 0% 0%
015 Beedrill
HG SS
Grass Grass
10 0% 0% 4%
166 Ledian
HG SS
Grass Grass
7-10 9% 0% 0%
017 Pidgeotto
HG SS
Grass Grass
7 5% 0% 0%
017 Pidgeotto
HG SS
Grass Grass
7-10 0% 9% 0%
017 Pidgeotto
HG SS
Grass Grass
7 0% 5% 0%
167 Spinarak
HG SS
Grass Grass
10 4% 0% 0%
167 Spinarak
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-4 0% 0% 31%
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-5 0% 0% 50%
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-5 0% 0% 60%
164 Noctowl
HG SS
Grass Grass
7-10 0% 0% 14%
164 Noctowl
HG SS
Grass Grass
7 0% 0% 14%
168 Ariados
HG SS
Grass Grass
7 0% 0% 5%
Headbutt
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
3-7 50%
167 Spinarak
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
5-7 30%
165 Ledyba
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
5-7 30%
204 Pineco
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
3-4 30%
265 Wurmple
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
3-7 20%
Special Pokémon
311 Plusle
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
3 20%
312 Minun
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
5 20%
403 Shinx
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
3-5 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
Bug Catcher Rob
Bug Catcher Rob
カズヒコ Kazuhiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png512
015 Beedrill Lv.32
No item
012 Butterfree Lv.32
No item
Bug Catcher Doug
Bug Catcher Doug
ミチヒコ Michihiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png544
168 Ariados Lv.34
No item
Bug Catcher Ed
Bug Catcher Ed
ヨウジ Yōji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png480
015 Beedrill Lv.30
No item
015 Beedrill Lv.30
No item
015 Beedrill Lv.30
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
Bug Catcher Ed
Bug Catcher Ed
ヨウジ Yōji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png688
412 Burmy
Plant Cloak
Lv.43
No item
015 Beedrill Lv.43
No item
012 Butterfree Lv.43
No item
Bug Catcher Doug
Bug Catcher Doug
ミチヒコ Michihiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png592
PokéGear Phone
012 Butterfree Lv.39
No item
168 Ariados Lv.37
No item
Bug Catcher Rob
Bug Catcher Rob
カズヒコ Kazuhiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png624
PokéGear Phone
015 Beedrill Lv.40
No item
012 Butterfree Lv.39
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

The depiction of Route 2 is almost identical in Generations I and III. Only trivial changes are visible between these two Generations. In Generation I, there are three trees to Cut south of the gate whereas there are only two in Generation III. Also, in every Generation I and Generation III game except Yellow, the Trainers in the house south of Diglett's Cave asks for an Abra in exchange for Mr. Mime. In Yellow, the taste of the Trainer changes as he asks for the rare Pokémon Clefairy instead.

Generation II

Generation II, however, significantly tweaked the route layout. The terrain and building layout of the eastern half of Route 2 in Generation II is identical to that of Generation I; however, the item locations have changed. Also, the Trainer who offered to trade Mr. Mime is no longer present in the house. Instead, the building is home to a man who gives the player a Nugget. He may be the same guy who is digging Three Isle Path during Generation III, as he gives the player a Nugget and says he'd like to buy a house in Kanto.

The major changes to Route 2 came along the western half, however. The northern and southern extents are nearly identical to the Generation I version, except for the addition of three Trainers not present before (or since) Generation II. Viridian Forest no longer exists as a standalone area and has been replaced with a tree maze that is now part of Route 2. The maze, which contains items placed similar to those located in the Generation I and III versions of Viridian Forest, is designed with the same layout as Viridian Forest.

Along the length of the route, the music has been replaced with a new track exclusive to Route 2, a remix of Viridian Forest's music. This remixed music is in major scale, whereas the normal Viridian Forest music is minor scale.

Generation IV

In Generation IV, other than graphical updates, the layout has changed quite a bit in the lower section of the route, but the rest remains identical to Generation I and III. Heading south from Pewter City, the route passes the first of two grass patches along the path as it turns to the west. Unlike Generation II, Viridian Forest remains in Route 2 and the music is now the same as Route 3. The Berry tree in the tree maze is moved to outside the house in the eastern half, which can be accessed by using Cut on the small tree and crossing the divider. However, it is replaced with an Apricorn tree.

By traveling south past Viridian Forest, two Trainers can be found. The first one can be found by jumping off the ledge or go through the grass, while the second one can be found by traveling further south. Now a single path once again, Route 2 travels to the south towards Viridian City.

In the anime

The north part of Route 2 made a brief cameo in Showdown in Pewter City joining to Pewter City.

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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