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Pokémon League Reception Gate

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Pokémon League Reception Gate
Pokémon League Front Gate
Pokémon League Reception Gate
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Location: Generations I and III
Between Route 22 and Route 23

Generations II and IV
South of Victory Road,
West of Route 22,
East of Route 28,
North of Route 26
Region: Kanto
Generations: I, II, III, IV
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Location of Pokémon League Reception Gate in Kanto.
Pokémon world locations

The Pokémon League Reception Gate (Japanese: ポケモンリーグうけつけゲート Pokémon League Reception Gate) is a large gate located in Kanto to the west of Route 22. The building serves as a Gym Badge checkpoint for both Kanto and Johto Trainers in these games.

This gate is named the Pokémon League Front Gate (Japanese: ポケモンリーグしょうめんゲート Pokémon League Front Gate) in Generations I and III, where it simply contains the Boulder Badge checkpoint and connects Routes 22 and 23.


In Generations I and III

The Pokémon League Front Gate serves as the Boulder Badge checkpoint due to the Badge checkpoints being individually distributed by eight guards throughout Route 23. It also works as a connector between Routes 22 and 23. Unlike its Generation II and IV incarnations, it is not a four-way intersection.

In Generations II and IV

The Pokémon League Front Gate was rebuilt and renamed the Pokémon League Reception Gate. The Badge checkpoints are consolidated into a single one inside of the gate, which now connects directly to Victory Road. This is why Route 23 is extremely short in Generation II; in Generation IV, it was completely removed as its fifteen tiles are now considered part of Indigo Plateau itself.

Trainers entering Kanto from Johto via Routes 26 and 27 are forced to enter this building from the south. Here, they are stopped by a Pokémon League official and must present the eight Johto Gym Badges before they can advance. Past the guard is a four-way intersection of hallways; only the north hallway leading to Victory Road (and therefore Indigo Plateau) is initially open. The east hallway, leading to Viridian City via Route 22, is blocked by a guard until the player enters the gate from the Route 22 side; once the guard has stepped aside, the player can travel between Johto and mainland Kanto without Flying, Teleporting, taking the S.S. Aqua or the Magnet Train. The west hallway, leading to Route 28 and Mt. Silver, is opened by Professor Oak once the player has collected all eight Kanto Gym Badges.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Janine will appear here every evening between 16:00 and 20:00 after being defeated and will give the player her phone number so that she can be called for a rematch.


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Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV


  • In Generation IV, if cheating is used to go to the Pokémon League Reception Gate before all Johto Badges are obtained, the guard still lets the player through.

Kanto and Johto
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Zephyr Badge.png Hive Badge.png Plain Badge.png Fog Badge.png Storm Badge.png Mineral Badge.png Glacier Badge.png Rising Badge.png
Cities and Towns
Pallet TownViridian CityPewter CityCerulean CityVermilion CityLavender Town
Celadon CitySaffron CityFuchsia CityCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Professor Oak's LaboratoryViridian ForestDiglett's CaveMt. Moon (Square) • Cerulean Cave
Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6)Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)S.S. AnneS.S. Aqua
Seagallop FerriesCerulean CapeRock TunnelKanto Power PlantCycling RoadRocket Hideout
Silph Co.Magnet TrainPokémon TowerKanto Safari Zone/Pal ParkSeafoam Islands
Pokémon MansionPokémon League Reception GateVictory RoadTohjo Falls
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex Forest
Radio TowerGlobal TerminalGoldenrod TunnelNational Park
Pokéathlon DomeBell TowerBurned TowerMooMoo FarmGlitter Lighthouse
Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerJohto Safari Zone
Whirl IslandsMt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenMt. Silver
Access to
Sevii IslandsSinjoh Ruins

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TrainerBattleGym Leaders
GymsBadgesHall of Fame
Championship matches
Elite FourOrange League
Pokémon World Tournament
Pokémon League Conferences
IndigoSilverEver Grande
Lily of the ValleyVertress
Pokémon League locations
Indigo PlateauPummelo Stadium*Mt. Silver*
Ever GrandePokémon League*/Lily of the Valley*
Pokémon League*/Vertress*Pokémon League
Regional Pokémon Leagues
Areas of jurisdiction
Pokémon League Reception GateCerulean Cave

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