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Kanto Route 7

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Kanto
Route 7
7ばんどうろ
Route 7
Kanto Route 7 HGSS.png
Map description
A short road that leads to the blocked-off Underground Path.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
Celadon City
Route 7
Saffron City
Location
Kanto Route 7 Map.png
Location of Route 7 in Kanto.
Kanto Route 7 RBY.png Kanto Route 7 GSC.png Kanto Route 7 FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Route 6       Route 8

Route 7 (Japanese: 7ばんどうろ Route 7) is a route in central Kanto, connecting Celadon City and Saffron City. The western end of the Underground Path is located on this route.

Route description

Route 7 is an extremely short east-west route; in fact, it is one of the shortest routes in the Pokémon world, serving only to connect Saffron City in the east to Celadon City in the west. From the gate separating Saffron from Route 8, the route heads west, passing a field of grass and the building housing the Underground Path before turning north, then west into Celadon. The Underground Path on Route 7 travels under Saffron and comes out on Route 8 in the east, just east of the East Saffron gate.

Route 7 can be accessed three ways: from the gate coming from Saffron City in the east, the Underground Path which leads directly from Route 8 in the south, or the road coming from Celadon City in the west. If Trainers enter the route from the Celadon terminus, they must go through a set of ledges, however, traveling south will lead Trainers through a gap in the ledge and east between the hillsides, until it comes to a split in the road. By traveling north, the route leads up to a large patch of tall grass, however, the only patch of tall grass on the route, making it the only place to battle Pokémon as there are no Trainers on the route. By heading south, either by jumping a ledge or going through the gap between ledges, the route turns east to the Underground Path, where Trainers are about the travel below Saffron City and end off at the eastern terminus of Route 8. If, however, Trainers chose to continue along east, they will find themselves at a gate where Saffron City follows.

If Trainers enter the route from the Underground Path, they must make their way east and find the gap in the ledge, where they must travel north towards a large patch of tall grass. However, will lead to a dead end. The road just south of the patch of tall grass will turn west where Trainer will have to find another gap in the ledge, where they must travel north again toward the outskirts of Celadon City, where the route curves to the west towards Celadon. If Trainers begin their journey from the gate of Saffron City in the east, the contoured route will create a straight western path towards Celadon, which will then turn north to the toward the outskirts of Celadon City, where the route finally curves to the west towards Celadon. Trainers are able to make detours to the large patch of tall grass in the north, and the Underground Path in the south.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Wepear Berry Sprite.png Wepear Berry Southeast of route (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Mental Herb Sprite.png Mental Herb North side of route  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
016 Pidgey
R B Y
Grass Grass
19, 22 35%
016 Pidgey
R B Y
Grass Grass
20, 22 40%
017 Pidgeotto
R B Y
Grass Grass
24 10%
019 Rattata
R B Y
Grass Grass
20 15%
037 Vulpix
R B Y
Grass Grass
18, 20 10%
039 Jigglypuff
R B Y
Grass Grass
19, 24 10%
043 Oddish
R B Y
Grass Grass
19, 22 25%
052 Meowth
R B Y
Grass Grass
17-20 30%
056 Mankey
R B Y
Grass Grass
17-20 30%
058 Growlithe
R B Y
Grass Grass
18, 20 10%
063 Abra
R B Y
Grass Grass
15, 19, 26 25%
069 Bellsprout
R B Y
Grass Grass
19, 22 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
052 Meowth
G S C
Grass Grass
17 30%
052 Meowth
G S C
Grass Grass
17 0% 0% 30%
020 Raticate
G S C
Grass Grass
19 10%
020 Raticate
G S C
Grass Grass
18 10% 10% 0%
053 Persian
G S C
Grass Grass
19 5%
053 Persian
G S C
Grass Grass
18 0% 0% 10%
039 Jigglypuff
G S C
Grass Grass
18 5%
063 Abra
G S C
Grass Grass
16 5%
019 Rattata
G S C
Grass Grass
15-19 40% 35% 0%
019 Rattata
G S C
Grass Grass
17 0% 0% 30%
019 Rattata
G S C
Grass Grass
15 5% 0% 0%
019 Rattata
G S C
Grass Grass
17 30% 30% 0%
021 Spearow
G S C
Grass Grass
17 30% 30% 0%
058 Growlithe
G S C
Grass Grass
18 20% 25% 20%
037 Vulpix
G S C
Grass Grass
18 20% 25% 20%
209 Snubbull
G S C
Grass Grass
18 20% 20% 0%
198 Murkrow
G S C
Grass Grass
17-19 0% 0% 35%
198 Murkrow
G S C
Grass Grass
17 0% 0% 30%
228 Houndour
G S C
Grass Grass
15 0% 0% 5%
228 Houndour
G S C
Grass Grass
18 0% 0% 20%
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  
052 Meowth
FR LG
Grass Grass
17-20 40%
016 Pidgey
FR LG
Grass Grass
19, 22 30%
043 Oddish
FR LG
Grass Grass
19, 22 20%
069 Bellsprout
FR LG
Grass Grass
19, 22 20%
058 Growlithe
FR LG
Grass Grass
18, 20 10%
037 Vulpix
FR LG
Grass Grass
18, 20 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 IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
052 Meowth
HG SS
Grass Grass
17 30%
020 Raticate
HG SS
Grass Grass
19 10%
053 Persian
HG SS
Grass Grass
19 5%
019 Rattata
HG SS
Grass Grass
17 30%
019 Rattata
HG SS
Grass Grass
15-19 10% 0% 0%
019 Rattata
HG SS
Grass Grass
19 0% 5% 0%
019 Rattata
HG SS
Grass Grass
15 5% 0% 0%
021 Spearow
HG SS
Grass Grass
17 30% 30% 0%
058 Growlithe
HG SS
Grass Grass
18 20%
058 Growlithe
HG SS
Grass Grass
15 0% 5% 0%
037 Vulpix
HG SS
Grass Grass
18 20%
037 Vulpix
HG SS
Grass Grass
15 0% 5% 0%
198 Murkrow
HG SS
Grass Grass
17 0% 0% 10%
198 Murkrow
HG SS
Grass Grass
17-19 0% 0% 25%
198 Murkrow
HG SS
Grass Grass
17 0% 0% 20%
228 Houndour
HG SS
Grass Grass
15 0% 0% 5%
Headbutt
021 Spearow
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
15-20 50%
214 Heracross
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
17-20 30%
415 Combee
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
17-20 20%
Special Pokémon
311 Plusle
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
17 20%
312 Minun
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
18 20%
403 Shinx
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
17-18 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.

Differences among generations

In Generation I and III

The depiction of Route 7 is almost identical in Generations I and III; however, there are several minor cosmetic changes within the layout. The large patch of tall grass to the north of the route has expanded slightly on the eastern side, so in Generation III the entire area is covered with tall grass. The gaps between the ledges on the eastern segment were also widened significantly. Apart from this, most aesthetic features have been enhanced. Trees have become bigger, flowers are more visible, and most other sprites have been upgraded to Generation III standards.

In Generation II

In Generation II, Route 7 is only subject to several minor changes. The route has become slightly smaller and the large patch of tall grass to the north of the route has expanded to the eastern end of the route. The Underground Path has been closed due to vandalism.

In Generation IV

In Generation IV, the layout has changed significantly. The route is now a straight path between Celadon and Saffron. The ledge area at the end of the route is no longer the end and is blocked off by trees and has greatly decreased in size. A set of stairs is added near the Celadon entrance. The grass patch area also has expanded northward and there is no longer grass before the gate door.

In the anime

Route 7 in the anime

Route 7 is visited in Primeape Goes Bananas as a much different version of the route as the grassy layout in the game. After calling Professor Oak, Ash and his friends stop for lunch on the route, at which point they find a wild Mankey. Ash decides to capture it by merely throwing a Poké Ball at it. Mankey throws the rice ball which the Poké Ball captures, and it then hops off, clearly angry. Mankey charges and steals Ash's hat and jumps up a tree. Ash manages to get high enough on the tree, but Mankey jumps off, sending Ash back down. Team Rocket steps out to confront them, but Mankey checks out Team Rocket. James kicks Mankey away. Brock tells Team Rocket to leave before it whips them. Team Rocket turns, seeing the angry Pokémon evolving into Primeape.

Primeape attacks them all, but before long, Ash gets serious and tries to capture Primeape. Primeape slumps as Ash tosses a Poké Ball at it. Primeape goes inside as the Ball rattles. It stops, the capture an apparent success. The ball rattles again, but it stops a second time, this time inert as Ash claims the ball holding his Primeape. At the end of the episode, Pikachu points over the cliff as they see Celadon City. Misty notes that Primeape’s chase sped up the trip. Ash puts his hat on, as he is excited to get the next Badge. Meanwhile, Team Rocket lands in a field full of angry Primeape.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Route 7 first debuted in Wartortle Wars in the Red, Green & Blue chapter, where there was a gate which Green was keeping a close eye on Red. Suddenly after defeating a Primeape, Red's Bulbasaur evolved into Ivysaur.

After "admiring" Red, Green wanted (and was able) to sell fake accessories to Red. Just then, a wild Pinsir appeared. Red stuffed the Accessories onto Pikachu which caused Pikachu to lose, and Red found out the accessories were a rip off.

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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