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Rock Tunnel

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This article is about the location in Kanto. For location with the Japanese name of Rock Tunnel, see Rock Path.

Rock Tunnel イワヤマトンネル
Rock Mountain Tunnel
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS Rock Tunnel-Night.png
Map description: A naturally formed underground tunnel. Because it has not been developed, it is inky dark inside. A light is needed to get through.FRLG
A dark tunnel that begins in Lavender Town and comes out in Cerulean City.HGSS
Location: Route 10
Region: Kanto
Generations: I, II, III, IV
Kanto Rock Tunnel Map.png
Location of Rock Tunnel in Kanto.
Pokémon world locations

The Rock Tunnel (Japanese: イワヤマトンネル Rock Mountain Tunnel) is a naturally formed underground tunnel. Since it has not been developed, it is pitch black inside. A light of some sort is needed for travelers to find their way, so it is recommended that Pokémon Trainers bring along a Pokémon that can use Flash outside of battle.

Rock Tunnel is the only alternative route to Lavender Town, as any other route has either been rendered inaccessible by a slumbering Snorlax or the Saffron City gatekeepers. The cave has two separate floors, both of which are roughly the same size. There are many Trainers within the cave, there for the fun of exploring, training, or are simply lost in the darkness.

Route 10 leads from Cerulean City to Rock Tunnel. At the northern entrance of the cave is a convenient Pokémon Center. The roof of the Kanto Power Plant can also be seen from here (excluding Generation III). The southern entrance exits onto the remainder of Route 10, leading to Lavender Town.

In FireRed and LeafGreen, there is a Move Tutor who will teach the move Rock Slide to a Pokémon.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM47 (Steel Wing) 1F; center platform  G  S  C 
Bag Elixir Sprite.png Elixir 1F; southwest  G  S  C 
Bag X Defense Sprite.png X Defend 1F; east of TM47 (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion B1F; northwest of PP Up (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up B1F; west  G  S  C 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive B1F; north  G  S  C 
Bag Iron Sprite.png Iron B1F; south  G  S  C 
Bag X Accuracy Sprite.png X Accuracy 1F; northeast (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Repel Sprite.png Repel 1F; northeast corner  FR  LG 
Bag Escape Rope Sprite.png Escape Rope Southeast of Hiker Lucas  FR  LG 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive B1F; southwest corner  FR  LG 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether North of Picnicker Sofia and Hiker Dudley  FR  LG 
Bag Pearl Sprite.png Pearl North of Picnicker Dana  FR  LG 
Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion B1F; near south-east corner (requires Rock Smash) (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up B1F; southwest of ladder from northern entrance  HG  SS 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive B1F; east of the northwest ladder  HG  SS 
Bag X Accuracy Sprite.png X Accuracy 1F; on a stalagmite east of the north-west ladder (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Iron Sprite.png Iron B1F; far-right Rock Climb chamber (requires Rock Climb)  HG  SS 
Bag HP Up Sprite.png HP Up B1F; second-to-the-left Rock Climb chamber (requires Rock Climb) (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Oval Stone Sprite.png Oval Stone B1F; far-left Rock Climb chamber (requires Rock Climb)  HG  SS 
Bag Elixir Sprite.png Elixir 1F; north of south-west ladder  HG  SS 
Bag X Defense Sprite.png X Defend 1F; on a stalagmite north-east of the southern entrance (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 (Fling) 1F; on second raised area north of southern entrance  HG  SS 

Rock Smash

Item Location Games
Bag Red Shard Sprite.png Red Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Blue Shard Sprite.png Blue Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Yellow Shard Sprite.png Yellow Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Green Shard Sprite.png Green Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Heart Scale Sprite.png Heart Scale Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Star Piece Sprite.png Star Piece Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation I

1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
041 Zubat
R B Y
Cave Cave
15-18 55%
041 Zubat
R B Y
Cave Cave
15-21 50%
074 Geodude
R B Y
Cave Cave
16-17 25%
074 Geodude
R B Y
Cave Cave
16-20 40%
066 Machop
R B Y
Cave Cave
15-17 15%
066 Machop
R B Y
Cave Cave
17-21 10%
095 Onix
R B Y
Cave Cave
13-15 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.

B1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
041 Zubat
R B Y
Cave Cave
16-18 50%
041 Zubat
R B Y
Cave Cave
20-22 40%
074 Geodude
R B Y
Cave Cave
16-18 26%
074 Geodude
R B Y
Cave Cave
17-21 30%
066 Machop
R B Y
Cave Cave
15-17 15%
066 Machop
R B Y
Cave Cave
18-20 20%
095 Onix
R B Y
Cave Cave
13-17 9%
095 Onix
R B Y
Cave Cave
14-22 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 II

1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
104 Cubone
G S C
Cave Cave
10-13 35%
104 Cubone
G S C
Cave Cave
10 30% 30% 0%
074 Geodude
G S C
Cave Cave
10 30%
074 Geodude
G S C
Cave Cave
11 30% 30% 0%
074 Geodude
G S C
Cave Cave
11-12 0% 0% 50%
066 Machop
G S C
Cave Cave
12 20%
066 Machop
G S C
Cave Cave
12 20% 20% 0%
041 Zubat
G S C
Cave Cave
8 10%
041 Zubat
G S C
Cave Cave
12 10% 10% 0%
093 Haunter
G S C
Cave Cave
17 0% 0% 10%
041 Zubat
G S C
Cave Cave
12-15 0% 0% 40%
067 Machoke
G S C
Cave Cave
14 5%
067 Machoke
G S C
Cave Cave
15 5% 5% 0%
105 Marowak
G S C
Cave Cave
12 5% 5% 0%
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.

B1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
074 Geodude
G S C
Cave Cave
12 30%
074 Geodude
G S C
Cave Cave
14 30%
104 Cubone
G S C
Cave Cave
12 30%
104 Cubone
G S C
Cave Cave
12 30% 30% 0%
095 Onix
G S C
Cave Cave
16 20%
041 Zubat
G S C
Cave Cave
10 10%
041 Zubat
G S C
Cave Cave
12 10% 10% 0%
041 Zubat
G S C
Cave Cave
12-15 0% 0% 40%
042 Golbat
G S C
Cave Cave
15 0% 0% 5%
093 Haunter
G S C
Cave Cave
15 0% 0% 5%
105 Marowak
G S C
Cave Cave
14 5%
105 Marowak
G S C
Cave Cave
15 5% 5% 0%
115 Kangaskhan
G S C
Cave Cave
14 5%
115 Kangaskhan
G S C
Cave Cave
15 5% 5% 0%
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

1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
074 Geodude
FR LG
Cave Cave
15-17 35%
041 Zubat
FR LG
Cave Cave
15-16 30%
056 Mankey
FR LG
Cave Cave
16-17 15%
066 Machop
FR LG
Cave Cave
16-17 15%
095 Onix
FR LG
Cave Cave
13, 15 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.

B1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
074 Geodude
FR LG
Cave Cave
15-17 35%
041 Zubat
FR LG
Cave Cave
15-16 30%
056 Mankey
FR LG
Cave Cave
16-17 15%
066 Machop
FR LG
Cave Cave
17 10%
095 Onix
FR LG
Cave Cave
13, 15, 17 10%
Rock Smash
074 Geodude
FR LG
Rock Smash Rock Smash
5-30 90%
075 Graveler
FR LG
Rock Smash Rock Smash
25-40 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 IV

1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
104 Cubone
HG SS
Cave Cave
10-13 35%
074 Geodude
HG SS
Cave Cave
10 30%
066 Machop
HG SS
Cave Cave
12 20%
041 Zubat
HG SS
Cave Cave
8 10%
067 Machoke
HG SS
Cave Cave
14 5%
Special Pokémon
296 Makuhita
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
12 20%
359 Absol
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
10 20%
433 Chingling
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
12 20%
436 Bronzor
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
10 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.

B1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
074 Geodude
HG SS
Cave Cave
12 30%
104 Cubone
HG SS
Cave Cave
12 30%
095 Onix
HG SS
Cave Cave
16 20%
041 Zubat
HG SS
Cave Cave
10 10%
105 Marowak
HG SS
Cave Cave
14 5%
115 Kangaskhan
HG SS
Cave Cave
14 5%
Rock Smash
074 Geodude
HG SS
Rock Smash Rock Smash
12-21 100%
Special Pokémon
296 Makuhita
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
16 20%
359 Absol
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
12 20%
433 Chingling
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
16 20%
436 Bronzor
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
12 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

Trainer Pokémon
PokéManiac
PokéManiac
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1150
104 Cubone Lv.23
No item
079 Slowpoke Lv.23
No item
PokéManiac
PokéManiac
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1250
079 Slowpoke Lv.25
No item
Jr. Trainer♀
Jr. Trainer♀
Reward: PokémonDollar.png440
043 Oddish Lv.22
No item
001 Bulbasaur Lv.22
No item
PokéManiac
PokéManiac
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1100
004 Charmander Lv.22
No item
104 Cubone Lv.22
No item
Hiker
Hiker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png875
074 Geodude Lv.25
No item
Hiker
Hiker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png700
066 Machop Lv.20
No item
095 Onix Lv.20
No item
Hiker
Hiker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png665
074 Geodude Lv.19
No item
066 Machop Lv.19
No item
074 Geodude Lv.19
No item
074 Geodude Lv.19
No item
Hiker
Hiker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png700
095 Onix Lv.20
No item
095 Onix Lv.20
No item
074 Geodude Lv.20
No item
Hiker
Hiker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png735
074 Geodude Lv.21
No item
075 Graveler Lv.21
No item
Jr. Trainer♀
Jr. Trainer♀
Reward: PokémonDollar.png420
039 Jigglypuff Lv.21
No item
016 Pidgey Lv.21
No item
052 Meowth Lv.21
No item
Hiker
Hiker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png735
074 Geodude Lv.21
No item
074 Geodude Lv.21
No item
075 Graveler Lv.21
No item
PokéManiac
PokéManiac
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1000
079 Slowpoke Lv.20
No item
079 Slowpoke Lv.20
No item
079 Slowpoke Lv.20
No item
Jr. Trainer♀
Jr. Trainer♀
Reward: PokémonDollar.png440
069 Bellsprout Lv.22
No item
035 Clefairy Lv.22
No item
Jr. Trainer♀
Jr. Trainer♀
Reward: PokémonDollar.png380
016 Pidgey Lv.19
No item
019 Rattata Lv.19
No item
019 Rattata Lv.19
No item
069 Bellsprout Lv.19
No item
Jr. Trainer♀
Jr. Trainer♀
Reward: PokémonDollar.png400
052 Meowth Lv.20
No item
043 Oddish Lv.20
No item
016 Pidgey Lv.20
No item

Generation III

Trainer Pokémon
PokéManiac Ashton
PokéManiac Ashton
サチオ Sachio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1104
104 Cubone Lv.23
No item
079 Slowpoke Lv.23
No item
PokéManiac Winston
PokéManiac Winston
ミツグ Mitsugu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1200
079 Slowpoke Lv.25
No item
Picnicker Martha
Picnicker Martha
トモコ Tomoko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png440
043 Oddish Lv.22
No item
001 Bulbasaur Lv.22
No item
PokéManiac Steve
PokéManiac Steve
トシオ Toshio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1056
004 Charmander Lv.22
No item
104 Cubone Lv.22
No item
Hiker Allen
Hiker Allen
イサム Isamu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png900
074 Geodude Lv.25
No item
Hiker Eric
Hiker Eric
ダイチ Daichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
066 Machop Lv.20
No item
095 Onix Lv.20
No item
Hiker Lenny
Hiker Lenny
カツヒト Katsuhito
Reward: PokémonDollar.png684
074 Geodude Lv.19
No item
066 Machop Lv.19
No item
074 Geodude Lv.19
No item
074 Geodude Lv.19
No item
Hiker Oliver
Hiker Oliver
コダマ Kodama
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
095 Onix Lv.20
No item
095 Onix Lv.20
No item
074 Geodude Lv.20
No item
Hiker Lucas
Hiker Lucas
サブロウ Saburō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png756
074 Geodude Lv.21
No item
075 Graveler Lv.21
No item
Picnicker Sofia
Picnicker Sofia
ミノリ Minori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png420
039 Jigglypuff Lv.21
No item
016 Pidgey Lv.21
No item
052 Meowth Lv.21
No item
Hiker Dudley
Hiker Dudley
トクオ Tokuo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png756
074 Geodude Lv.21
No item
074 Geodude Lv.21
No item
075 Graveler Lv.21
No item
PokéManiac Cooper
PokéManiac Cooper
キヨハル Kiyoharu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
079 Slowpoke Lv.20
No item
079 Slowpoke Lv.20
No item
079 Slowpoke Lv.20
No item
Picnicker Leah
Picnicker Leah
エミ Emi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png440
069 Bellsprout Lv.22
No item
035 Clefairy Lv.22
No item
Picnicker Ariana
Picnicker Ariana
カナミ Kanami
Reward: PokémonDollar.png380
016 Pidgey Lv.19
No item
019 Rattata Lv.19
No item
019 Rattata Lv.19
No item
069 Bellsprout Lv.19
No item
Picnicker Dana
Picnicker Dana
ミユキ Miyuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png400
052 Meowth Lv.20
No item
043 Oddish Lv.20
No item
016 Pidgey Lv.20
No item

Layout

Version 1F 2F
Red Rock Tunnel 1F RBY.png Rock Tunnel B1F RBY.png
Blue
Yellow
Gold Rock Tunnel 1F GSC.png Rock Tunnel B1F GSC.png
Silver
Crystal
FireRed Rock Tunnel 1F FRLG.png Rock Tunnel B1F FRLG.png
LeafGreen
HeartGold Rock Tunnel 1 HGSS.png Rock Tunnel 2 HGSS.png
SoulSilver
 

In the spin-off games

In Pokémon Pinball

In Pokémon Pinball, Rock Tunnel appears on the Red and Blue tables; catchable Pokémon include Ekans, Diglett, Machop, Geodude, Slowpoke, Onix, Voltorb and Mr. Mime.

Eyecatch

In the anime

Rock Tunnel in Pokémon Origins

In Pokémon Origins

Rock Tunnel was briefly shown in the beginning of the Pokémon Origins episode File 2 - Cubone when Red exited it on his way to Lavender Town.

Trivia

  • One of the Hikers in the tunnel makes a reference to the song Hit Me with Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar, saying "Hit me with your best shot!" prior to battle, and "Fired away!" after being defeated.
  • One of the Poké Maniacs in the tunnel makes a reference to Mobile Fighter G Gundam, saying "Pokémon Fight! Ready, Go!" prior to battle. Official Gundam Fights in the series began with both participants declaring "Gundam Fight! Ready, Go!"

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Grotte Sombre
Germany Flag.png German Felstunnel
Italy Flag.png Italian Tunnel Roccioso
South Korea Flag.png Korean 돌산 터널 Dolsan Teoneol
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Túnel Roca




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
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