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Pokémon Tower
Lavender Radio Tower
ポケモンタワー
Pokémon Tower
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
FL Pokemon Tower.png
Map description: A tower that houses the graves of countless Pokémon. Many people visit it daily to pay their respects to the fallen.FRLG
Location: Lavender Town
Region: Kanto
Generations: I, II, III, IV
Kanto Lavender Town Map.png
Location of Pokémon Tower in Kanto.
Pokémon world locations

The Pokémon Tower (Japanese: ポケモンタワー Pokémon Tower) is a seven-story tower located in Lavender Town in the region of Kanto.

In the games

The Pokémon Tower houses hundreds of graves of deceased Pokémon in all of its seven floors. Many people visit the building daily to pay their respects to the fallen. On all floors other than the first two, though, the possibility of being attacked by wild Pokémon is present. In Generations II and IV, the tower was converted into the Lavender Radio Tower, undergoing a similar transformation to the Kanto Power Plant to the north.

Aside from graves, the tower is home to wild Cubone as well as many Ghost-type Pokémon. In Generation I and Generation III, Team Rocket tried to steal the Cubone to sell their valuable skulls. In the process, a mother Marowak that was protecting her Cubone child was killed. The ghost of the mother Marowak haunted the tower until Red/Leaf was able to knock it out, setting her spirit free. The Marowak that appears here cannot be caught, even if a Master Ball is used. Mr. Fuji attempted to confront the poachers, but ended up being taken hostage himself and required the help of the main character to be released. As a show of gratitude, Mr. Fuji gives the main character the Poké Flute.

The Ghost-type Pokémon in the tower appear to have a unique ability to disguise themselves as the ghosts of humans. However, a Silph Scope will reveal their true natures and identity, allowing the Pokémon to be engaged in battle. Any Pokémon who attempts to fight ghosts without a Silph Scope will be "too scared to move."

A special spot on the fifth floor has been made into a wild Pokémon-free healing area. In the original games, the Channeler next to it makes a reference to white magic about it. This was edited out in the later games.

In Generation I, it is possible to exploit a glitch that allows the player to skip the sequence with the level 30 ghost by using a Poké Doll, making it possible to progress without obtaining the Silph Scope first.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Escape Rope Sprite.png Escape Rope 3F; north side  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Elixir Sprite.png Elixir 3F; near the staircase leading to the fourth floor  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Awakening Sprite.png Awakening 4F; in the center of the floor  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag HP Up Sprite.png HP Up 4F; south side  R  B  Y 
Bag Great Ball Sprite.png Great Ball 4F; south side  FR  LG 
Bag Elixir Sprite.png Elixir 5F; on the south wall near the west staircase (hidden)  R  B  Y 
Bag Big Mushroom Sprite.png Big Mushroom 5F; northwest of the northernmost Channeler (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget 5F; south side, near the healing spot  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag X Accuracy Sprite.png X Accuracy 6F; near the staircase from the fifth floor  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy 6F, south side  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Cleanse Tag Sprite.png Cleanse Tag 6F; in the center of the healing spot  FR  LG 
Bag Soothe Bell Sprite.png Soothe Bell 7F; where Mr. Fuji was standing (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag None Sprite.png EXPN Card From the radio station manager after restoring functionality to the Power Plant  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
3F
092 Gastly
R B Y
3F 3F
18-24 90%
092 Gastly
R B Y
3F 3F
18-25 95%
104 Cubone
R B Y
3F 3F
20-22 9%
093 Haunter
R B Y
3F 3F
25 1%
093 Haunter
R B Y
3F 3F
20-25 5%
4F
092 Gastly
R B Y
4F 4F
18-24 86%
092 Gastly
R B Y
4F 4F
18-25 95%
104 Cubone
R B Y
4F 4F
20-22 9%
093 Haunter
R B Y
4F 4F
25 5%
093 Haunter
R B Y
4F 4F
20-25 5%
5F
092 Gastly
R B Y
5F 5F
18-24 86%
092 Gastly
R B Y
5F 5F
21-27 90%
104 Cubone
R B Y
5F 5F
20-22 9%
104 Cubone
R B Y
5F 5F
20 5%
093 Haunter
R B Y
5F 5F
25 5%
093 Haunter
R B Y
5F 5F
22-27 5%
6F
092 Gastly
R B Y
6F 6F
18-24 85%
092 Gastly
R B Y
6F 6F
21-27 90%
104 Cubone
R B Y
6F 6F
20-22 9%
104 Cubone
R B Y
6F 6F
20 5%
093 Haunter
R B Y
6F 6F
25 6%
093 Haunter
R B Y
6F 6F
22-27 5%
7F
092 Gastly
R B Y
7F 7F
20-24 75%
092 Gastly
R B Y
7F 7F
23-29 90%
093 Haunter
R B Y
7F 7F
28-30 15%
093 Haunter
R B Y
7F 7F
24-29 5%
104 Cubone
R B Y
7F 7F
22-24 10%
104 Cubone
R B Y
7F 7F
24 5%
Special Pokémon
105 Ghost Marowak
R B Y
Premier Ball Only one
30 One
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  
3F
092 Gastly
FR LG
3F 3F
13-19 90%
104 Cubone
FR LG
3F 3F
15, 17 9%
093 Haunter
FR LG
3F 3F
20 1%
4-5F
092 Gastly
FR LG
4-5F 4-5F
13-19 86%
104 Cubone
FR LG
4-5F 4-5F
15, 17 9%
093 Haunter
FR LG
4-5F 4-5F
20 5%
6F
092 Gastly
FR LG
6F 6F
14-19 85%
104 Cubone
FR LG
6F 6F
17, 19 9%
093 Haunter
FR LG
6F 6F
21, 23 6%
7F
092 Gastly
FR LG
7F 7F
15-19 75%
093 Haunter
FR LG
7F 7F
23, 25 15%
104 Cubone
FR LG
7F 7F
17, 19 10%
Special Pokémon
105 Ghost Marowak
FR LG
Premier Ball Only one
30 One
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

2F
Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green

Bulbasaur If the player chose Bulbasaur:



Charmander If the player chose Charmander:



Squirtle If the player chose Squirtle:



Pokémon Yellow

Vaporeon If Eevee will evolve into Vaporeon:



Jolteon If Eevee will evolve into Jolteon:



Flareon If Eevee will evolve into Flareon:



3F
Trainer Pokémon
Channeler
Channeler
Reward: PokémonDollar.png690
092 Gastly Lv.23
No item
Channeler
Channeler
Reward: PokémonDollar.png660
092 Gastly Lv.22
No item
Channeler
Channeler
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
092 Gastly Lv.24
No item

4F
Trainer Pokémon
Channeler
Channeler
Reward: PokémonDollar.png690
092 Gastly Lv.23
No item
092 Gastly Lv.23
No item
Channeler
Channeler
Reward: PokémonDollar.png660
092 Gastly Lv.22
No item
Channeler
Channeler
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
092 Gastly Lv.24
No item

5F
Trainer Pokémon
Channeler
Channeler
Reward: PokémonDollar.png660
092 Gastly Lv.22
No item
Channeler
Channeler
Reward: PokémonDollar.png690
093 Haunter Lv.23
No item
Channeler
Channeler
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
092 Gastly Lv.24
No item
Channeler
Channeler
Reward: PokémonDollar.png660
093 Haunter Lv.22
No item

6F
Trainer Pokémon
Channeler
Channeler
Reward: PokémonDollar.png660
092 Gastly Lv.22
No item
092 Gastly Lv.22
No item
092 Gastly Lv.22
No item
Channeler
Channeler
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
092 Gastly Lv.24
No item
Channeler
Channeler
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
092 Gastly Lv.24
No item

7F
Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green
Trainer Pokémon
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png750
041 Zubat Lv.25
No item
041 Zubat Lv.25
No item
042 Golbat Lv.25
No item
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png780
109 Koffing Lv.26
No item
096 Drowzee Lv.26
No item
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png690
041 Zubat Lv.23
No item
019 Rattata Lv.23
No item
020 Raticate Lv.23
No item
041 Zubat Lv.23
No item

Pokémon Yellow


Generation III

2F

Bulbasaur If the player chose Bulbasaur:



Charmander If the player chose Charmander:



SquirtleIf the player chose Squirtle:



3F
Trainer Pokémon
Channeler Hope
Channeler Hope
アイリ Airi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png736
092 Gastly Lv.23
No item
Channeler Patricia
Channeler Patricia
コトネ Kotone
Reward: PokémonDollar.png704
092 Gastly Lv.22
No item
Channeler Carly
Channeler Carly
トミコ Tomiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png768
092 Gastly Lv.24
No item

4F
Trainer Pokémon
Channeler Laurel
Channeler Laurel
ソノコ Sonoko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png736
092 Gastly Lv.23
No item
092 Gastly Lv.23
No item
Channeler Jody
Channeler Jody
サユリ Sayuri
Reward: PokémonDollar.png704
092 Gastly Lv.22
No item
Channeler Paula
Channeler Paula
ヒイナ Hiina
Reward: PokémonDollar.png768
092 Gastly Lv.24
No item

5F
Trainer Pokémon
Channeler Ruth
Channeler Ruth
ヒトエ Hitoe
Reward: PokémonDollar.png704
092 Gastly Lv.22
No item
Channeler Tammy
Channeler Tammy
ミコト Mikoto
Reward: PokémonDollar.png736
093 Haunter Lv.23
No item
Channeler Karina
Channeler Karina
カヨコ Kayoko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png768
092 Gastly Lv.24
No item
Channeler Janae
Channeler Janae
シズル Shizuru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png704
092 Gastly Lv.22
No item

6F
Trainer Pokémon
Channeler Angelica
Channeler Angelica
ウキエ Ukie
Reward: PokémonDollar.png704
092 Gastly Lv.22
No item
092 Gastly Lv.22
No item
092 Gastly Lv.22
No item
Channeler Jennifer
Channeler Jennifer
ヤエコ Yaeko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png768
092 Gastly Lv.24
No item
Channeler Emilia
Channeler Emilia
サワコ Sawako
Reward: PokémonDollar.png768
092 Gastly Lv.24
No item

7F
Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png800
041 Zubat Lv.25
No item
041 Zubat Lv.25
No item
042 Golbat Lv.25
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png832
109 Koffing Lv.26
No item
096 Drowzee Lv.26
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png736
041 Zubat Lv.23
No item
019 Rattata Lv.23
No item
020 Raticate Lv.23
No item
041 Zubat Lv.23
No item

Differences among generations

Concept art

In Generation II and IV, the tower was converted into a Radio Tower, broadcasting music and radio programs, including the Poké Flute channel, to the radios and Pokégear of Kanto. Unlike the Goldenrod Radio Tower in Goldenrod City, only one floor, the ground floor, is open to the public as a result of Team Rocket's infiltration of the Goldenrod Tower. The stairs in Generation II lead down into a basement instead of up into the tower, but the player is blocked by a guard.

After restoring power to Kanto by fixing the generator at the Kanto Power Plant, Trainers can receive the EXPN Card from the manager of the tower, allowing Pokégears to tune into the Poké Flute channel, which can be used to move Snorlax from its slumber in front of Diglett's Cave in Vermilion City.

To compensate for the loss of the burial site, the graves were moved to a small building, the House of Memories, known as the Soul House in Generation II, at the south end of the town. Most of them were placed in secret chambers that only Mr. Fuji knows about.

There is fog here in Generation III, but it has no in-battle effect. This is because fog was not used as a game mechanic until Generation IV.

Program Host(s) Channel (PG) Description EXPN Card? Games
Poké Flute (no DJ) 20 Plays Poké Flute music. Used to awaken Snorlax. Yes Unknown
Let's All Sing Fern 18.5 Broadcasts music, either a march or a lullaby. Crystal only Unknown
Places and People Lily 16.5 Talk show discussing Kanto locations or Trainers the player has faced. Crystal only* Unknown

Layout

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Outside design; 1F image from Generation IV; better quality image from Generation II.

Inside design

Version 1F 2F 3F 4F 5F 6F 7F
Red Pokémon Tower 1F RBY.png Pokémon Tower 2F RBY.png Pokémon Tower 3F RBY.png Pokémon Tower 4F RBY.png Pokémon Tower 5F RBY.png Pokémon Tower 6F RBY.png Pokémon Tower 7F RBY.png
Blue
Yellow
FireRed Pokémon Tower 1F FRLG.png Pokémon Tower 2F FRLG.png Pokémon Tower 3F FRLG.png Pokémon Tower 4F FRLG.png Pokémon Tower 5F FRLG.png Pokémon Tower 6F FRLG.png Pokémon Tower 7F FRLG.png
LeafGreen
  


Version 1F
Gold Radio Tower (Lavender Town) GSC.png
Silver
Crystal
HeartGold
SoulSilver
  

In the anime

In the main series

The Pokémon Tower in the anime

The Pokémon Tower appeared in The Tower of Terror. It is depicted as a decrepit mansion rather than a graveyard as it is in the games.

Ash visited the tower after losing his Gym battle against Sabrina, and being adviced by Sabrina's father to go to Lavender Town to catch himself a Ghost Pokémon in order to defeat Sabrina's Psychic Pokémon. Misty and Brock quickly got scared of the seemingly unexplainable events happening inside of the tower, and left Ash do his Ghost search alone. When he finally encountered Haunter and Gengar, two of the three residents of the tower, he tried to battle them, but soon found out that they were more interested in physical comedy than battling. As their comedy routine didn't work on Ash, the ghosts got sad and sank through the floor in depression. Ash tried to dive after them, but only ended up hitting the floor, causing an old chandelier to fall on him and Pikachu, killing them. Haunter then turned Ash and Pikachu into ghosts, and the two had some fun with the three ghosts, including playing some pranks with Brock and Misty, before eventually returning to their bodies. However, Haunter had enjoyed its time with Ash so much that it decided to follow him to Saffron City.

Unbeknownst by Ash and his friends, Team Rocket had also been hiding in the tower, seeking for a chance to steal Pikachu. Their plans were foiled, however, due to breaking floors and the pranks of the Ghost Pokémon. Ash even mistook their noises in the basement for the Ghost Pokémon, and had his Pikachu and Charmander attack them, eventually even throwing a Poké Ball at Jessie's face. At the end of the episode, the Team Rocket trio was seen in tied up in Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar's carousel, forcing them to stay with the Ghost Pokémon for a while.

The exterior of the tower looks significantly smaller than what the game depicts it to be. It has a two horn-like objects protruding from the side of the tower, a balcony that appears to be a mouth and two eye-like windows on the very top of it, giving it a demonic appearance. There are also several other balconies and windows on the building.

The floors seem to be unstable as James falls through to the lower floor due to a single step, although it took the weight of the entire Team Rocket trio to break through lower floor to the basement. The tower appears to have numerous rooms including a nursery, a dining room, and the aforementioned basement.

Pokémon

Gastly hands.png
Gastly
Ash Haunter.png
Haunter
Gengar EP023.png
Gengar


In Pokémon Origins

The Pokémon Tower in Pokémon Origins

The Pokémon Tower first appeared in the Pokémon Origins episode File 2 - Cubone, playing a similar role as in Pokémon Red and Blue.

Once Red arrived in Lavender Town, he soon heard rumors about a ghost that has been appearing in the Pokémon Tower, where people go to pay their respects to their deceased Pokémon. While visiting the Pokémon House, Red learned that Team Rocket had recently invided the tower and made its top floor their base. Upon hearing that Mr. Fuji had been taken hostage by Team Rocket when he had tried to convince them to leave, Red decided to go to the Pokémon Tower and save Mr. Fuji. Blue overheard the conversation and decided to defeat Team Rocket and save Mr. Fuji himself, so that he would be the revered hero of Lavender Town.

Initially, Blue believed that the ghost rumors were set up by Team Rocket to scare unwanted visitors away, but when he reached the sixth floor, he found himself attacked by a real ghost, and ran away in scare. He soon bumped into Red, who had also come to the tower. As the ghost followed them, Red refused to run away, and sent his Charmeleon to battle the ghost. During the battle, Blue managed to sneak past the ghost and make his way to the upper floors, where he encountered a Team Rocket Grunt with the Silph Scope. He quickly defeated the Grunt with his Wartortle, snatched the Silph Scope, and rushed it to Red, who had found his attacks being useless against the ghost. With the Silph Scope, Red discovered that the ghost was actually the spirit of Marowak, a Pokémon that had been killed by Team Rocket. Before the battle could go on, Reina arrived with Cubone, Marowak's child. Seeing her child once again, Marowak finally found peace, and departed to the afterlife. Red then made his way to the top floor, where he battled one of the Team Rocket Grunt's with his Jolteon. With the help of Cubone, Jolteon was able to beat the Grunt's Koffing, forcing the Rockets to retreat in defeat. Mr. Fuji was then rescued, and the tower was opened to the public once again.

The Pokémon Tower made a brief cameo appearance in File 4 - Charizard during an overview of Lavender Town.

Pokémon

Silph Scope Marowak PO.png
Marowak (ghost)
Red Jolteon Quick Attack PO.png
Jolteon
Team Rocket Koffing PO.png
Koffing


In the manga

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

The Pokémon Tower in Magical Pokémon Journey

The Pokémon Tower debuted in Raichu's Best Friend. When Pikachu and his friend see a picture that they took, they spot a ghost within the picture. Afterwards, the ghost returns and switches to her human form. The ghost turns out to be a girl named Sandy who wants the group to do a favor for her and find her friend. Sandy sends the group onto the Pokémon Tower in order to find her Raichu.

Once the group enters the tower, they are bombarded by many ghosts of the deceased Pokémon within the tower.

Pokémon

Sandy Raichu.png
Raichu
Pokémon Tower spirits MPJ.png
Psyduck (several)
Pokémon Tower spirits MPJ.png
Golbat
Pokémon Tower spirits MPJ.png
Charmander
Pokémon Tower spirits MPJ.png
Poliwag
Pokémon Tower spirits MPJ.png
Victreebel
Pokémon Tower spirits MPJ.png
Ninetales
Pokémon Tower spirits MPJ.png
Growlithe


In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Pokémon Tower in Pokémon Adventures

The Pokémon Tower appeared in Sigh for Psyduck and That Awful Arbok!. When Red had come to Lavender Town, he found out from Mr. Fuji that there are stories of Pokémon ghosts that appear from the tower. After learning that Blue had gone inside and not returned for two weeks, Red decided to investigate the area.

Upon entering, Red was attacked by various zombie Pokémon that were being controlled by a mysterious purple fog. In addition, he discovered that Blue and his Charmeleon was also being controlled by the fog. Once he figured out that the fog was actually a Gastly owned by Koga, Red managed to free Blue and Charmeleon upon defeating the culprit. The tower was damaged when Koga's Arbok kept using Acid to attack Red and Blue, but was repaired by the townspeople after Koga was defeated and driven off.

Pokémon

Pokémon Tower Psyduck Adventures.png
Psyduck (zombie)
Pokémon Tower Lickitung Slowbro Adventures.png
Lickitung (multiple; zombies)
Pokémon Tower Lickitung Slowbro Adventures.png
Slowbro (multiple; zombies)
Pokémon Tower Tangela Slowpoke Adventures.png
Tangela (multiple; zombies)
Pokémon Tower Tangela Slowpoke Adventures.png
Slowpoke (multiple; zombies)
Koga Gastly Adventures.png
Gastly
Koga Arbok Acid Adventures.png
Arbok


Trivia

  • Contrary to popular belief, there was only one version of the background music for this location during Generation I.

In other languages

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Pokémon-tårnet
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pokémon-torni
France Flag.png French Tour Pokémon
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon-Turm
Italy Flag.png Italian Torre Pokémon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Torre Pokémon

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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