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Kanto Route 9

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Kanto
Route 9
9ばんどうろ
Route 9
Kanto Route 9 HGSS.png
Map description
A road that forms a maze crossing a small, rocky mountain.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
Cerulean City
Route 9
Route 10*
 
Route 10*
 
Location
Kanto Route 9 Map.png
Location of Route 9 in Kanto.
Kanto Route 9 RBY.png Kanto Route 9 GSC.png Kanto Route 9 FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Route 8       Route 10

Route 9 (Japanese: 9ばんどうろ Route 9) is a route in eastern Kanto, connecting Cerulean City and Route 10.

Route description

Heading east from Cerulean, the route quickly utilizes the rocky terrain of the area, hopping down a ledge and passing a Trainer, making this portion of the route a one way, eastbound only passage. Turning east, the route passes an opening to the south that leads to another Trainer and TM30 (Teleport) in Generation I, or TM40 (Aerial Ace) in Generation III. Moving away from the passage, Route 9 comes to a four-way intersection. To the north is the one way, westbound only passage that returns to Cerulean and is occupied by two Trainers and a grassy area containing wild Pokémon. To the south is a long passage that ultimately results in a dead end, containing one Trainer and a Burn Heal in Generation III. The main path of Route 9 takes the east fork.

To the east of two hills connected by ledges, the route turns north into the path of another Trainer. The route also comes to a three-way intersection here, with a fork to the west leading to yet another Trainer and a small patch of grass. Route 9 continues northward, turning east, passing another Trainer and turning south to the northeast of another small hill. After hopping another ledge that makes the passage east of the four-way intersection a one way, eastbound only path (and which utilizes the dead end passage, which is bordered to its north by a ledge for most of its length, as the westbound only path), the path crosses ways with another Trainer as it turns east.

Just east of the Trainer is a pair of ledges that allow Trainers heading west from the Rock Tunnel to reach the four-way intersection that ultimately leads to Cerulean. Farther east, the route comes to an end at the western extent of a large grassy area, at which the path becomes Route 10.

In Generation I, to get to Lavender Town and Celadon City, the main character would have to travel the length of the route to reach the Rock Tunnel on Route 10.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM30 (Teleport) In the southwest corner of the route  R  B  Y 
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether In rock in the northwest corner of the route (hidden)  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 (Aerial Ace) In the southwest corner of the route  FR  LG 
Bag Burn Heal Sprite.png Burn Heal In the southeast corner of the route  FR  LG 
Bag Chesto Berry Sprite.png Chesto Berry Left of Hiker Brice (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy In the northeast corner of the route (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether In leftmost of four trees (hidden)  G  S 
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether In the right corner of the bottom passage, near Hiker Sidney (hidden)  C 
Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion South-west corner of route, near Picnicker Edna  HG  SS 
Bag Light Clay Sprite.png Light Clay North center of route (requires Cut)  HG  SS 
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM91 (Flash Cannon) Northeast corner of the route, past Hiker Eoin (requires Cut)  HG  SS 
Bag Full Restore Sprite.png Full Restore Southeast corner of the route  HG  SS 
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether North-west of the easternmost patch of grass (hidden)  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
019 Rattata
R B Y
Grass Grass
14, 16-17 45%
019 Rattata
R B Y
Grass Grass
18 15%
020 Raticate
R B Y
Grass Grass
20 4%
021 Spearow
R B Y
Grass Grass
13, 16-17 30%
021 Spearow
R B Y
Grass Grass
17 10%
022 Fearow
R B Y
Grass Grass
19 1%
023 Ekans
R B Y
Grass Grass
11, 13, 15, 17 25%
027 Sandshrew
R B Y
Grass Grass
11, 13, 15, 17 25%
029 Nidoran♀
R B Y
Grass Grass
16, 18 35%
030 Nidorina
R B Y
Grass Grass
18 5%
032 Nidoran♂
R B Y
Grass Grass
16, 18 25%
033 Nidorino
R B Y
Grass Grass
18 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
056 Mankey
G S C
Grass Grass
13 30%
019 Rattata
G S C
Grass Grass
15 30%
057 Primeape
G S C
Grass Grass
15 5%
019 Rattata
G S C
Grass Grass
15 30% 30% 0%
019 Rattata
G S C
Grass Grass
13-15 0% 0% 40%
019 Rattata
G S C
Grass Grass
13 30% 30% 0%
019 Rattata
G S C
Grass Grass
13-15 0% 0% 70%
021 Spearow
G S C
Grass Grass
13 20% 20% 0%
021 Spearow
G S C
Grass Grass
13-15 50% 50% 0%
021 Spearow
G S C
Grass Grass
15 30% 30% 0%
020 Raticate
G S C
Grass Grass
15 10% 10% 25%
020 Raticate
G S C
Grass Grass
15 15% 15% 30%
020 Raticate
G S C
Grass Grass
15 20% 20% 0%
020 Raticate
G S C
Grass Grass
15-18 0% 0% 25%
022 Fearow
G S C
Grass Grass
15 5% 5% 0%
022 Fearow
G S C
Grass Grass
15 15% 15% 0%
105 Marowak
G S C
Grass Grass
18 5% 5% 0%
048 Venonat
G S C
Grass Grass
15 0% 0% 30%
049 Venomoth
G S C
Grass Grass
15 0% 0% 10%
041 Zubat
G S C
Grass Grass
15 0% 0% 5%
Surfing
118 Goldeen
G S C
Surfing Surfing
10-19 90%
119 Seaking
G S C
Surfing Surfing
15-19 10%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
119 Seaking
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 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  
019 Rattata
FR LG
Grass Grass
14, 16-17 40%
021 Spearow
FR LG
Grass Grass
13, 16-17 35%
023 Ekans
FR LG
Grass Grass
11, 13, 15, 17 25%
027 Sandshrew
FR LG
Grass Grass
11, 13, 15, 17 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 IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
056 Mankey
HG SS
Grass Grass
13 30%
057 Primeape
HG SS
Grass Grass
15 5%
019 Rattata
HG SS
Grass Grass
15 30% 30% 40%
019 Rattata
HG SS
Grass Grass
13 30% 30% 0%
019 Rattata
HG SS
Grass Grass
13-15 0% 0% 70%
021 Spearow
HG SS
Grass Grass
13 20% 20% 0%
021 Spearow
HG SS
Grass Grass
13-15 50% 50% 0%
020 Raticate
HG SS
Grass Grass
15 10% 10% 0%
020 Raticate
HG SS
Grass Grass
13-15 0% 0% 25%
020 Raticate
HG SS
Grass Grass
15 15% 15% 0%
020 Raticate
HG SS
Grass Grass
13-15 0% 0% 30%
022 Fearow
HG SS
Grass Grass
15 5% 5% 0%
Surfing
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
10-15 90%
119 Seaking
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
15 10%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 90%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 7%
119 Seaking
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 3%
Swarm
302 Sableye
HG SS
Swarm Swarm
13-15 40%
303 Mawile
HG SS
Swarm Swarm
13-15 40%
Special Pokémon
264 Linoone
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
13 20%
293 Whismur
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
13-15 20%
399 Bidoof
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
13 20%
418 Buizel
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
13-15 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.

Trainers

Generation I

Pokémon Red and Blue

Trainer Pokémon
Jr. Trainer♀
Jr. Trainer♀
Reward: PokémonDollar.png360
043 Oddish Lv.18
No item
069 Bellsprout Lv.18
No item
043 Oddish Lv.18
No item
069 Bellsprout Lv.18
No item
Hiker
Hiker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png700
066 Machop Lv.20
No item
095 Onix Lv.20
No item
Bug Catcher
Bug Catcher
Reward: PokémonDollar.png190
015 Beedrill Lv.19
No item
015 Beedrill Lv.19
No item
Jr. Trainer♂ RB
Jr. Trainer♂ RB
Reward: PokémonDollar.png420
058 Growlithe Lv.21
No item
004 Charmander Lv.21
No item
Youngster Y
Youngster Y
Reward: PokémonDollar.png360
027 Sandshrew Lv.24
No item
Hiker
Hiker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png735
074 Geodude Lv.21
No item
095 Onix Lv.21
No item
Bug Catcher RB
Bug Catcher RB
Reward: PokémonDollar.png200
010 Caterpie Lv.20
No item
013 Weedle Lv.20
No item
048 Venonat Lv.20
No item
Bug Catcher Y
Bug Catcher Y
Reward: PokémonDollar.png190
010 Caterpie Lv.20
No item
013 Weedle Lv.20
No item
048 Venonat Lv.20
No item
Jr. Trainer♂
Jr. Trainer♂
Reward: PokémonDollar.png380
019 Rattata Lv.19
No item
050 Diglett Lv.19
No item
023 Ekans Lv.19
No item
027 Sandshrew Lv.19
No item
Hiker
Hiker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png700
074 Geodude Lv.20
No item
066 Machop Lv.20
No item
074 Geodude Lv.20
No item
Jr. Trainer♀
Jr. Trainer♀
Reward: PokémonDollar.png460
052 Meowth Lv.23
No item

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
Picnicker Edna
Picnicker Edna
キミエ Kimie
Reward: PokémonDollar.png680
030 Nidorina Lv.30
No item
026 Raichu Lv.34
No item
Camper Sid
Camper Sid
リョウスケ Ryōsuke
Reward: PokémonDollar.png580
051 Dugtrio Lv.32
No item
057 Primeape Lv.29
No item
062 Poliwrath Lv.29
No item
Camper Dean
Camper Dean
ユウト Yūto
Reward: PokémonDollar.png620
055 Golduck Lv.33
No item
028 Sandslash Lv.31
No item
Hiker Tim
Hiker Tim
マサミチ Masamichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png992
075 Graveler Lv.31
No item
075 Graveler Lv.31
No item
075 Graveler Lv.31
No item
Picnicker Heidi
Picnicker Heidi
リカコ Rikako
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
188 Skiploom Lv.32
No item
188 Skiploom Lv.32
No item
Hiker Sidney
Hiker Sidney
タカアキ Takaaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1024
051 Dugtrio Lv.34
No item
095 Onix 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
Picnicker Alicia
Picnicker Alicia
エミカ Emika
Reward: PokémonDollar.png360
043 Oddish Lv.18
No item
069 Bellsprout Lv.18
No item
043 Oddish Lv.18
No item
069 Bellsprout Lv.18
No item
Hiker Jeremy
Hiker Jeremy
ナルオ Naruo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
066 Machop Lv.20
No item
095 Onix Lv.20
No item
Hiker Alan
Hiker Alan
マサノリ Masanori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png756
074 Geodude Lv.21
No item
095 Onix Lv.21
No item
Bug Catcher Conner
Bug Catcher Conner
ヒロミチ Hiromichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png240
010 Caterpie Lv.20
No item
013 Weedle Lv.20
No item
048 Venonat Lv.20
No item
Camper Drew
Camper Drew
ノリヒロ Norihiro
Reward: PokémonDollar.png380
019 Rattata Lv.19
No item
027 Sandshrew Lv.19
No item
023 Ekans Lv.19
No item
027 Sandshrew Lv.19
No item
Camper Chris
Camper Chris
マサシ Masashi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png420
058 Growlithe Lv.21
No item
004 Charmander Lv.21
No item
Bug Catcher Brent
Bug Catcher Brent
ヨウイチ Yōichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png228
015 Beedrill Lv.19
No item
015 Beedrill Lv.19
No item
Hiker Brice
Hiker Brice
ハルノブ Harunobu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
074 Geodude Lv.20
No item
074 Geodude Lv.20
No item
066 Machop Lv.20
No item
Picnicker Caitlin
Picnicker Caitlin
サチエ Sachie
Reward: PokémonDollar.png460
052 Meowth Lv.23
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
Picnicker Edna
Picnicker Edna
キミエ Kimie
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
030 Nidorina Lv.41
No item
026 Raichu Lv.45
No item
Camper Sid
Camper Sid
リョウスケ Ryōsuke
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
051 Dugtrio Lv.43
No item
062 Poliwrath Lv.40
No item
057 Primeape Lv.40
No item
Camper Dean
Camper Dean
ユウト Yūto
Reward: PokémonDollar.png672
055 Golduck Lv.44
No item
028 Sandslash Lv.42
No item
Hiker Eoin
Hiker Eoin
マサミチ Masamichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1344
075 Graveler Lv.42
No item
075 Graveler Lv.42
No item
075 Graveler Lv.42
No item
Picnicker Heidi
Picnicker Heidi
リカコ Rikako
Reward: PokémonDollar.png688
188 Skiploom Lv.43
No item
188 Skiploom Lv.43
No item
Hiker Clarke
Hiker Clarke
タカアキ Takaaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1440
095 Onix Lv.43
No item
051 Dugtrio 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

Only a few cosmetic changes are present between Generations I and III. The normal tree on the side of the cut-able in the west of the route is changed to a fence and the same kind of tree south of the nearly tall grass is changed to a rock. Some hills are bigger, and all of them are made taller in FireRed and LeafGreen, adding another hill above. Also, the flowers in the west entrance are replaced by trees.

Generation II

In Generation II, the route was shortened by roughly 30%, and the corner between it and Route 10 belonged to it instead of belonging to Route 10 as it does in Generation I and III, making the north entrance to the Rock Tunnel placed practically in this route by three steps. Interestingly, the only way to enter the cave is entering Route 10 as the half of the Pokémon Center blocks the way. Also, almost all items were removed from the route and the number of Trainers was reduced to six. However, five of the six remained in positions occupied by Trainers in the other Generations.

Generation IV

The fence and the tree barricade.

Many changes are made in this route. The cuttable tree is removed, the tall grass in the west side is slightly moved to the south, the shape of the same grass is also different, the ledge north of the signpost is removed, as a new ledge is added near the center grass, and a hill is added to the route to give it a more in-depth feel. South of the east tall grass, a new fence with four cuttable trees is added replacing the ledge north of the Poké Center, one of these trees not being necessary to pass through the grass. Like in Gold, Silver and Crystal, the corner between it and Route 10 belonged to this route; however, this time the Rock Tunnel entrance is not placed in the route.

For decorative purposes, rocks are added in some hills, as are the flowers near the Pokémon Center and two more hills in the east river. This river is not a dead end to the north like in previous generations; this time the water goes north, but it's still impossible to advance due to rocks blocking the way. The west-to-east part of the river is significantly shortened. Also, the trees in the west entrance are replaced by an extension of the south hill. The fence with the trees mentioned above is very similar to the tree barricade between the Pokémon Center and the Rock Tunnel in Route 10 in Generations I and III.

Trivia

  • In Pokémon Yellow, close to where the player enters Route 9 from Cerulean City, there is a Youngster. After defeating him he says he will have to start his "100-match winning streak" again; implying that this Trainer is A.J. from The Path to the Pokémon League, who succeeded in the 100-match win streak.

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
12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728
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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