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Kanto Route 23

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Kanto
Route 23
23ばんどうろ
Route 23
Kanto Route 23 FRLG.png
Map description
This area is not described by a map.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Indigo Plateau
 
Route 23
 
Route 22* and Victory Road*
 
Location
Kanto Route 23 Map.png
Location of Route 23 in Kanto.
Kanto Route 23 RBY.png Indigo Plateau GSC.png Kanto Route 23 FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Route 22       Route 24

Route 23 (Japanese: 23ばんどうろ Route 23), is a route in northwest Kanto, connecting Indigo Plateau to Victory Road and Route 22.

Route description

Southern segment

Heading north from the Pokémon League Front Gate, which houses the first Badge checkpoint, Route 23 heads northeast, passing through the first of many archways on the route as well as the second checkpoint. Northwest of this point is the second archway and the third checkpoint. The main path of the road then heads north, taking a slight northeast alignment as it approaches the third archway and the fourth checkpoint on the bank of a waterway that effectively separates the route into two halves.

Directly north of the fourth checkpoint is checkpoint five, in the shadow of archway four. Northeast of this location, past an island in the water that splits the channel into two, is the next archway/checkpoint. The route continues north, making landfall northeast of the sixth checkpoint.

In this area, Route 23 is dotted with grassy patches and boulders, creating a unique look not seen anywhere else in Kanto outside the Safari Zone. North of the scenery, the route encounters the seventh checkpoint underneath the final archway on the route.

Route 23 turns to the northwest, passing the final patch of grass on the road before returning to a north-south alignment several paces south of the final checkpoint. Just north of the checkpoint is the south entrance to Victory Road.

This segment does not exist in Generation II.

Northern segment

The route heads north from Victory Road's northern portal, arriving at a series of stones intended to create a maze. On the other side of the maze, Route 23 ascends a series of stairs before arriving at the front door to Indigo Plateau.

This segment exists in all generations that Route 23 exists (Generations I-III), but the maze does not exist in Generation II.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether Near the center of the island (hidden)  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball In the wall between the two statues northeast of the water (hidden)  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Full Restore Sprite.png Full Restore In the lone rock just west of the northernmost patch of grass (hidden)  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Leppa Berry Sprite.png Leppa Berry In the small clearing left of the lone "building" between the Thunder Badge and Rainbow Badge checkpoints (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Aspear Berry Sprite.png Aspear Berry In the big clearing between the rocks just south of the Volcano Badge checkpoint (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry Next to the statue outside the southern Victory Road entrance (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Lum Berry Sprite.png Lum Berry Near the two statues on the left just north of Victory Road exit  FR  LG 
Bag Max Elixir Sprite.png Max Elixir End of the path second from the left (coming from the bottom) in the labyrinth south of Indigo Plateau (hidden)  FR  LG 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
021 Spearow
R B Y
Grass Grass
26 15%
022 Fearow
R B Y
Grass Grass
38, 41, 43 25%
022 Fearow
R B Y
Grass Grass
40, 45 15%
023 Ekans
R B Y
Grass Grass
26 25%
024 Arbok
R B Y
Grass Grass
41 5%
027 Sandshrew
R B Y
Grass Grass
26 25%
028 Sandslash
R B Y
Grass Grass
41 5%
030 Nidorina
R B Y
Grass Grass
41, 44 25%
033 Nidorino
R B Y
Grass Grass
41, 44 35%
056 Mankey
R B Y
Grass Grass
36, 41 20%
057 Primeape
R B Y
Grass Grass
41, 46 5%
132 Ditto
R B Y
Grass Grass
33, 38, 43 30%
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%
060 Poliwag
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-30 70%
061 Poliwhirl
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-40 30%
080 Slowbro
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
23 25%
099 Kingler
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
23 25%
117 Seadra
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
23 25%
119 Seaking
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
23 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 III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
056 Mankey
FR LG
Grass Grass
32, 34 30%
022 Fearow
FR LG
Grass Grass
40, 42, 44 25%
023 Ekans
FR LG
Grass Grass
32, 34 20%
027 Sandshrew
FR LG
Grass Grass
32, 34 20%
021 Spearow
FR LG
Grass Grass
32, 34 15%
024 Arbok
FR LG
Grass Grass
44 5%
028 Sandslash
FR LG
Grass Grass
44 5%
057 Primeape
FR LG
Grass Grass
42 5%
Surfing
054 Psyduck
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
20-40 100%
079 Slowpoke
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
20-40 100%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
060 Poliwag
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
118 Goldeen
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
060 Poliwag
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
061 Poliwhirl
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
20-30 40%
130 Gyarados
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 15%
054 Psyduck
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 5%
079 Slowpoke
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 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.

Differences among generations

Only minor cosmetic differences exist between Generations I and III.

In Generation II, Route 23 was reduced to an extremely short path connecting the front door of Indigo Plateau with the northern portal of Victory Road. No items of interest were placed on the route; in fact, the route itself is completely barren with the exception of the surrounding scenery that makes up the border of the route.

In Generation IV, the northern area of Route 23 that was before the Indigo Plateau building is now classified as part of Indigo Plateau, and Route 23 does not exist as a location the player can traverse. The game does still contain location data for Route 23, however.

The shrinking and later removal of this route is likely due to moving the Badge checks to the Pokémon League Reception Gate in Generations II and IV, making the route unnecessary.

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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