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Kanto Route 8

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Kanto
Route 8
8ばんどうろ
Route 8
Kanto Route 8 HGSS.png
Map description
A short road that leads to the blocked-off Underground Path.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
Saffron City
Route 8
Lavender Town
Location
Kanto Route 8 Map.png
Location of Route 8 in Kanto.
Kanto Route 8 RBY.png Kanto Route 8 GSC.png Kanto Route 8 FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Route 7       Route 9

Route 8 (Japanese: 8ばんどうろ Route 8) is a route in central Kanto, connecting Lavender Town and Saffron City. The eastern end of the Underground Path is located on this route.

Route description

Route 8 is a unique route traveling along east to west from Lavender Town to Saffron City. The dirt road between the two towns winds around in a sideways "S" pattern, traveling past fields and meadows. Starting from the eastern side, Trainers exit Lavender and make their way west, where they come to a forest of trees blocking the path, which must be avoided by turning south and then west again to continue on though the route. The route then makes its way north past a field unclosed by a fence, which can be entered from a small gap which is filled by a cut-able tree.

If Trainers enter the field, they will come up to a spotted patch of tall grass surrounded by red flowers; this is the only patch of tall grass on the route. Rare, version-exclusive Pokémon such as Growlithe and Vulpix inhabit the tall grass. There is another small gap which is filled by another cut-able tree on the western side of the field that Trainers can exit, cutting the corner around the field.

At the western end of the route travelers can either continue west or head north. The western path goes through a gate to Saffron City; this will not be opened until a late stage in the game to prevent players from reaching an area in the game where their Pokémon would not be strong enough to continue through the storyline. Passage will be granted once the guard in the gate has had a drink. The northern route is the one players must first traverse. It bypasses Saffron City via an Underground Path and heads further west to Celadon City.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag None Sprite.png PRZCureBerry North-west of the east terminal  G  S  C 
Bag Leppa Berry Sprite.png Leppa Berry In grassy area (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Lum Berry Sprite.png Lum Berry In grassy area (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Rawst Berry Sprite.png Rawst Berry In grassy area (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Ylw Apricorn Sprite.png Ylw Apricorn North-west of the east terminal  HG  SS 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 (Torment) South of the bikers  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
016 Pidgey
R B Y
Grass Grass
18, 20 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%
023 Ekans
R B Y
Grass Grass
17, 19 20%
027 Sandshrew
R B Y
Grass Grass
17, 19 20%
037 Vulpix
R B Y
Grass Grass
15-18 20%
039 Jigglypuff
R B Y
Grass Grass
19, 24 10%
052 Meowth
R B Y
Grass Grass
18, 20 25%
056 Mankey
R B Y
Grass Grass
18, 20 25%
058 Growlithe
R B Y
Grass Grass
15-18 20%
063 Abra
R B Y
Grass Grass
15, 19 20%
064 Kadabra
R B Y
Grass Grass
20, 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 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%
063 Abra
G S C
Grass Grass
15 20%
063 Abra
G S C
Grass Grass
16 20%
064 Kadabra
G S C
Grass Grass
15 5%
064 Kadabra
G S C
Grass Grass
18 5%
039 Jigglypuff
G S C
Grass Grass
16 5%
017 Pidgeotto
G S C
Grass Grass
17-19 65% 65% 0%
017 Pidgeotto
G S C
Grass Grass
17-19 35% 35% 0%
017 Pidgeotto
G S C
Grass Grass
19 30% 30% 0%
209 Snubbull
G S C
Grass Grass
17 30% 30% 0%
058 Growlithe
G S C
Grass Grass
18 10% 10% 5%
058 Growlithe
G S C
Grass Grass
17 10% 10% 0%
037 Vulpix
G S C
Grass Grass
18 10% 10% 5%
164 Noctowl
G S C
Grass Grass
17-19 0% 0% 40%
164 Noctowl
G S C
Grass Grass
19 0% 0% 10%
164 Noctowl
G S C
Grass Grass
20 0% 0% 30%
093 Haunter
G S C
Grass Grass
20 0% 0% 30%
093 Haunter
G S C
Grass Grass
17 0% 0% 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 III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
016 Pidgey
FR LG
Grass Grass
18, 20 30%
052 Meowth
FR LG
Grass Grass
18, 20 30%
023 Ekans
FR LG
Grass Grass
17, 19 20%
058 Growlithe
FR LG
Grass Grass
15-18 20%
027 Sandshrew
FR LG
Grass Grass
17, 19 20%
037 Vulpix
FR LG
Grass Grass
15-18 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 IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
052 Meowth
HG SS
Grass Grass
17 30%
063 Abra
HG SS
Grass Grass
15 20%
064 Kadabra
HG SS
Grass Grass
15 5%
017 Pidgeotto
HG SS
Grass Grass
17-19 65% 65% 0%
017 Pidgeotto
HG SS
Grass Grass
17-19 35% 35% 0%
058 Growlithe
HG SS
Grass Grass
18 10% 10% 0%
058 Growlithe
HG SS
Grass Grass
17 0% 0% 5%
037 Vulpix
HG SS
Grass Grass
18 10% 10% 0%
037 Vulpix
HG SS
Grass Grass
17 0% 0% 5%
164 Noctowl
HG SS
Grass Grass
17-18 0% 0% 40%
164 Noctowl
HG SS
Grass Grass
18 0% 0% 10%
093 Haunter
HG SS
Grass Grass
19 0% 0% 30%
Headbutt
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
16-19 35%
204 Pineco
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
16-17 25%
415 Combee
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
16-19 40%
Special Pokémon
311 Plusle
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
17-19 20%
312 Minun
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
15 20%
403 Shinx
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
15-19 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
East to West
Lass
Lass
Reward: PokémonDollar.png330
035 Clefairy Lv.22
No item
035 Clefairy Lv.22
No item
Gambler
Gambler
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1680
058 Growlithe Lv.24
No item
037 Vulpix Lv.24
No item
Super Nerd
Super Nerd
Reward: PokémonDollar.png550
088 Grimer Lv.22
No item
089 Muk Lv.22
No item
088 Grimer Lv.22
No item
Lass
Lass
Reward: PokémonDollar.png345
029 Nidoran♀ Lv.23
No item
030 Nidorina Lv.23
No item
Super Nerd
Super Nerd
Reward: PokémonDollar.png650
109 Koffing Lv.26
No item
Lass
Lass
Reward: PokémonDollar.png360
052 Meowth Lv.24
No item
052 Meowth Lv.24
No item
052 Meowth Lv.24
No item
Lass
Lass
Reward: PokémonDollar.png285
016 Pidgey Lv.19
No item
019 Rattata Lv.19
No item
029 Nidoran♀ Lv.19
No item
052 Meowth Lv.19
No item
025 Pikachu Lv.19 RB
No item
032 Nidoran♂ Lv.19 Y
No item
Gambler
Gambler
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1540
060 Poliwag Lv.22
No item
060 Poliwag Lv.22
No item
061 Poliwhirl Lv.22
No item
Super Nerd
Super Nerd
Reward: PokémonDollar.png500
100 Voltorb Lv.20
No item
109 Koffing Lv.20
No item
100 Voltorb Lv.20
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.20
No item

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
West to East
Biker Dwayne
Biker Dwayne
ケイゴ Keigo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
109 Koffing Lv.27
No item
109 Koffing Lv.28
No item
109 Koffing Lv.29
No item
109 Koffing Lv.30
No item
Biker Harris
Biker Harris
ナオアキ Naoaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1088
136 Flareon Lv.34
No item
Biker Zeke
Biker Zeke
キョウジ Kyōji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1024
109 Koffing Lv.32
No item
109 Koffing Lv.32
No item
Super Nerd Sam
Super Nerd Sam
ナオヒサ Naohisa
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1088
088 Grimer Lv.34
No item
089 Muk Lv.34
No item
Super Nerd Tom
Super Nerd Tom
タクト Takuto
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1024
081 Magnemite Lv.32
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.32
No item
081 Magnemite 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
East to West
Lass Julia
Lass Julia
マユ Mayu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png352
035 Clefairy Lv.22
No item
035 Clefairy Lv.22
No item
Gamer Rich
Gamer Rich
ソウキ Sōki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1728
Vs. Seeker
058 Growlithe Lv.24
No item
037 Vulpix Lv.24
No item
Super Nerd Glenn
Super Nerd Glenn
スギオ Sugio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png528
Vs. Seeker
088 Grimer Lv.22
No item
089 Muk Lv.22
No item
088 Grimer Lv.22
No item
Twins Eli & Anne
Twins Eli & Anne
リナとカナ
Rina and Kana

Reward: PokémonDollar.png528
Vs. Seeker
035 Clefairy Lv.22
No item
039 Jigglypuff Lv.22
No item
Lass Paige
Lass Paige
マイ Mai
Reward: PokémonDollar.png368
029 Nidoran♀ Lv.23
No item
030 Nidorina Lv.23
No item
Super Nerd Leslie
Super Nerd Leslie
スエオ Sueo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png624
Vs. Seeker
109 Koffing Lv.26
No item
Lass Andrea
Lass Andrea
ミキ Miki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png384
Vs. Seeker
052 Meowth Lv.24
No item
052 Meowth Lv.24
No item
052 Meowth Lv.24
No item
Lass Megan
Lass Megan
マミ Mami
Reward: PokémonDollar.png304
Vs. Seeker
016 Pidgey Lv.19
No item
019 Rattata Lv.19
No item
032 Nidoran♂ Lv.19
No item
052 Meowth Lv.19
No item
025 Pikachu Lv.19
No item
Biker Jaren
Biker Jaren
リョウ Ryō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png480
Vs. Seeker
088 Grimer Lv.24
No item
088 Grimer Lv.24
No item
Biker Ricardo
Biker Ricardo
ヤスキ Yasuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png460
109 Koffing Lv.22
No item
109 Koffing Lv.22
No item
088 Grimer Lv.23
No item
Gamer Stan
Gamer Stan
ケイシ Keishi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1584
060 Poliwag Lv.22
No item
060 Poliwag Lv.22
No item
061 Poliwhirl Lv.22
No item
Super Nerd Aidan
Super Nerd Aidan
イクオ Ikuo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png480
100 Voltorb Lv.20
No item
100 Voltorb Lv.20
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.20
No item
109 Koffing Lv.20
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
West to East
Biker Dwayne
Biker Dwayne
ケイゴ Keigo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png656
109 Koffing Lv.38
No item
109 Koffing Lv.39
No item
109 Koffing Lv.40
No item
109 Koffing Lv.41
No item
Biker Harris
Biker Harris
ナオアキ Naoaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
136 Flareon Lv.45
No item
Biker Zeke
Biker Zeke
キョウジ Kyōji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png688
109 Koffing Lv.43
No item
109 Koffing Lv.43
No item
Super Nerd Sam
Super Nerd Sam
ナオヒサ Naohisa
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2112
088 Grimer Lv.44
No item
089 Muk Lv.44
Held icon VI.png Toxic Orb
Young Couple Moe & Lulu
Young Couple Moe & Lulu
ムウとルル Mū & Lulu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png5504
273 Seedot Lv.43
No item
270 Lotad Lv.43
No item
Super Nerd Tyrone
Super Nerd Tyrone
タクト Takuto
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1920
081 Magnemite Lv.40
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.40
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.40
No item
Gentleman Milton
Gentleman Milton
コウセツ Kōsetsu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png9000
058 Growlithe Lv.45
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

Between Generations I and III, Route 8 is almost identical. In both sets of games, there is a Trainer located to the left of the Underground Path building, a string of four Trainers near the northwest corner of the grass patch, a Trainer near the northeast corner of the patch and two Trainers near the eastern terminus at Lavender.

In Generation I, there is a Trainer directly south of the Underground Path entrance. In Generation III, however, he was found east of the Path.

Generation III also added a pair of Bikers who patrol the path between the Saffron gate and the west side of the grass patch. Also, there are Berries hidden amongst the grass in Generation III.

Generation II

As with most Routes in Kanto in Generation II, Route 8 was considerably shortened, particularly in the area of the grass patch (where the route length was reduced by half). The route also saw many other changes. Instead of the large number of Trainers featured in Generations I and III, Generation II featured only three Bikers (the self-proclaimed Kanto Pokémon Federation) south of the Underground Path, a Trainer near the northwest corner of the grass patch, and another along the east side of the patch. By using Cut to pass through the patch, the latter two Trainers can be avoided. A PRZCureBerry tree also sprouted just northwest of Lavender.

Generation IV

The length of the route is the same as Generation III with only a few noticeable changes. The path coming from out of the gate is slightly longer and the Underground Path building has been moved to the small indent in the far left of the cliff along the upper half of the route. A Ylw Apricorn tree replaces the PRZCureBerry tree found in Generation II.

In the anime

Route 8 in the anime

Route 8 makes a short appearance in the beginning of The Tower of Terror.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Route 8 made a brief appearance in Holy Moltres in the Red, Green & Blue chapter, where Green was chucked out of the Route 8 gate.

Trivia

  • Indicated by their defeated dialogue, it's possible that the Bikers were the ones who were holding ill-mannered Pokémon battles in the Underground Path, causing it to be closed down.

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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