S.S. Anne

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S.S. Anne サント・アンヌ号
St. Annu
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
SS Anne FRLG.png
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Location: Vermilion City
Region: Kanto
Generations: I, III
Kanto Vermilion City Map.png
Location of S.S. Anne in Kanto.
Pokémon world locations

The S.S. Anne (Japanese: サント・アンヌ St. Annu) is a well-known luxury cruise liner which sails the world, stopping annually in Vermilion City, Kanto.

In the anime, it is referred to as St. Anne, its Japanese name.

Overview

To get on the S.S. Anne in the games, players must first obtain an S.S. Ticket by helping out Bill.

This ship contains many Pokémon Trainers, including many Gentlemen and Sailors. In Generation III, in one room on the first floor, a lady will restore a Trainer's party on hand to full health. Before reaching the captain's cabin, players will encounter Blue and must battle him.

When Blue is defeated, the player will be able to enter the Captain's quarters, where they will find him seasick. By choosing to help him by giving him a backrub, players will be able to get HM01 (Cut).

Once the captain is healed, the S.S. Anne will sail away the moment player exits the ship. Although it is said to return once a year, none of the games in which it appears have a time system capable of measuring this, and the ship will not be seen again. The only way in which one can get the ship to remain is by losing a battle and blacking out, thus returning to the Pokémon Center (or using a Generation I glitch).

As the player cannot return to the ship once it has left, all of the items on the ship and in the port can be permanently missed without ever obtaining them.

Items

Port

Item Location Games
Lava Cookie Lava Cookie South of the truck in the harbor (requires Surf) (hidden)  FR  LG 

Ship

Item Location Games
Max Potion Max Potion On the bottom deck, in the far right room  R  B  Y 
Ether Ether In room 3 on the bottom deck  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
TM Psychic TM44 (Rest) In room 2 on the bottom deck  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion On the bottom deck, in the far left room, in the black space below the bottom-left cornerRG or on the bed's pillowRBY (hidden)  R  B  Y 
TM Normal TM08 (Body Slam) On the main deck, in the second room from the left  R  B  Y 
Great Ball Great Ball In the galley, in the bottom trash can (hidden)  R  B  Y 
Max Ether Max Ether On the top deck, in the second room from the left  R  B  Y 
Rare Candy Rare Candy On the top deck, in the third room from the right  R  B  Y 
HM Normal HM01 (Cut) Gift from the Captain in his quarters on the top deck  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion In a trash can in the bottom deck corridor (hidden)  FR  LG 
Super Potion Super Potion In room 5 on the bottom deck  FR  LG 
TM Fighting TM31 (Brick Break) In room 2 on the main deck  FR  LG 
Pecha Berry Pecha Berry In the topmost trash can in the galley (hidden)  FR  LG 
Cheri Berry Cheri Berry In the middle trash can in the galley (hidden)  FR  LG 
Chesto Berry Chesto Berry In the lowest trash can in the galley (hidden)  FR  LG 
Great Ball Great Ball In the down left corner of the galley  FR  LG 
Stardust Stardust In room 2 on the second deck  FR  LG 
X Attack X Attack In room 4 on the second deck  FR  LG 

Trainers

Generation I

Deck

Trainer Pokémon
Sailor
Sailor
Reward: PokémonDollar.png510
066 Machop Lv.17
No item
072 Tentacool Lv.17
No item
Sailor
Sailor
Reward: PokémonDollar.png540
066 Machop Lv.18
No item
090 Shellder Lv.18
No item

B1F

Trainer Pokémon
Sailor
Sailor
Reward: PokémonDollar.png630
090 Shellder Lv.21
No item
Sailor
Sailor
Reward: PokémonDollar.png510
116 Horsea Lv.17
No item
090 Shellder Lv.17
No item
072 Tentacool Lv.17
No item
Sailor
Sailor
Reward: PokémonDollar.png510
116 Horsea Lv.17
No item
116 Horsea Lv.17
No item
116 Horsea Lv.17
No item
Sailor
Sailor
Reward: PokémonDollar.png540
072 Tentacool Lv.18
No item
120 Staryu Lv.18
No item
Fisherman
Fisherman
Reward: PokémonDollar.png595
072 Tentacool Lv.17
No item
120 Staryu Lv.17
No item
090 Shellder Lv.17
No item
Sailor
Sailor
Reward: PokémonDollar.png600
066 Machop Lv.20
No item

1F

Trainer Pokémon
Gentleman
Gentleman
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1260
058 Growlithe Lv.18
No item
058 Growlithe Lv.18
No item
Gentleman
Gentleman
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1330
032 Nidoran♂ Lv.19
No item
029 Nidoran♀ Lv.19
No item
Lass
Lass
Reward: PokémonDollar.png270
016 Pidgey Lv.18
No item
029 Nidoran♀ Lv.18
No item
Youngster
Youngster
Reward: PokémonDollar.png315
032 Nidoran♂ Lv.21
No item

2F

Trainer Pokémon
Fisherman
Fisherman
Reward: PokémonDollar.png595
118 Goldeen Lv.17
No item
072 Tentacool Lv.17
No item
118 Goldeen Lv.17
No item
Gentleman RB
Gentleman RB
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1610
025 Pikachu Lv.23
No item
Gentleman Y
Gentleman Y
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1540
100 Voltorb Lv.22
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.22
No item
Gentleman
Gentleman
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1190
058 Growlithe Lv.17
No item
077 Ponyta Lv.17
No item
Lass RB
Lass RB
Reward: PokémonDollar.png270
019 Rattata Lv.18
No item
025 Pikachu Lv.18
No item
Lass Y
Lass Y
Reward: PokémonDollar.png300
039 Jigglypuff Lv.20
No item

Pokémon Red and Blue

Bulbasaur If the player chose Bulbasaur:



Charmander If the player chose Charmander:



Squirtle If the player chose Squirtle:



Pokémon Yellow


Generation III

Deck

Trainer Pokémon
Sailor Trevor
Sailor Trevor
サンジ Sanji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png544
066 Machop Lv.17
No item
072 Tentacool Lv.17
No item
Sailor Edmond
Sailor Edmond
カツヤ Katsuya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png576
066 Machop Lv.18
No item
090 Shellder Lv.18
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

B1F

Trainer Pokémon
Fisherman Barny
Fisherman Barny
カズヒコ Kazuhiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png612
072 Tentacool Lv.17
No item
120 Staryu Lv.17
No item
090 Shellder Lv.17
No item
Sailor Phillip
Sailor Phillip
ユウサク Yūsaku
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
066 Machop Lv.20
No item
Sailor Huey
Sailor Huey
タツロウ Tatsurō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png576
072 Tentacool Lv.18
No item
120 Staryu Lv.18
No item
Sailor Dylan
Sailor Dylan
ツヨシ Tsuyoshi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png544
116 Horsea Lv.17
No item
116 Horsea Lv.17
No item
116 Horsea Lv.17
No item
Sailor Duncan
Sailor Duncan
ヒデフミ Hidefumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png544
116 Horsea Lv.17
No item
090 Shellder Lv.17
No item
072 Tentacool Lv.17
No item
Sailor Leonard
Sailor Leonard
ダイキ Daiki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png672
090 Shellder Lv.21
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

1F

Trainer Pokémon
Gentleman Thomas
Gentleman Thomas
スコット Scott
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1296
058 Growlithe Lv.18
No item
058 Growlithe Lv.18
No item
Gentleman Arthur
Gentleman Arthur
ケント Kent
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1368
032 Nidoran♂ Lv.19
No item
029 Nidoran♀ Lv.19
No item
Lass Ann
Lass Ann
カヤ Kaya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png288
016 Pidgey Lv.18
No item
029 Nidoran♀ Lv.18
No item
Youngster Tyler
Youngster Tyler
マサノブ Masanobu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png336
032 Nidoran♂ Lv.21
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

2F

Trainer Pokémon
Fisherman Dale
Fisherman Dale
タカフミ Takafumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png612
118 Goldeen Lv.17
No item
118 Goldeen Lv.17
No item
072 Tentacool Lv.17
No item
Gentleman Brooks
Gentleman Brooks
スミス Smith
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1656
025 Pikachu Lv.23
No item
Lass Dawn
Lass Dawn
ユカ Yuka
Reward: PokémonDollar.png288
019 Rattata Lv.18
No item
025 Pikachu Lv.18
No item
Gentleman Lamar
Gentleman Lamar
パーカー Parker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1224
058 Growlithe Lv.17
No item
077 Ponyta Lv.17
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Bulbasaur If the player chose Bulbasaur:



Charmander If the player chose Charmander:



Squirtle If the player chose Squirtle:



Layout

B1F-1F

Version B1F 1F
Red SS Anne Basement RBY.png SS Anne Basement Rooms RBY.png SS Anne 1F RBY.png SS Anne 1F Rooms RBY.png
Blue
Yellow
FireRed SS Anne Basement FRLG.png SS Anne Basement Rooms FRLG.png SS Anne 1F FRLG.png SS Anne 1F Rooms FRLG.png
LeafGreen
 

2F-3F

Version 2F 3F
Red SS Anne 2F RBY.png SS Anne 2F Rooms RBY.png SS Anne 3F RBY.png
Blue
Yellow
FireRed SS Anne 2F FRLG.png SS Anne 2F Rooms FRLG.png SS Anne 3F FRLG.png
LeafGreen
 

Rumors

The truck

The original truck

In Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow, as well as their remakes FireRed and LeafGreen, a truck was placed in the S.S. Anne's port, which seems to serve no evident purpose except as scenery, and was programmed into the game as a floor tile. With scenery being very sparse in the Generation I games, and this being one of the few sprites with no other purpose than to exist in one spot, fans began speculating that another purpose existed for this truck. The truck cannot be accessed without Surf, which the player would not normally have or be able to use before the S.S. Anne departs.

There are a couple of ways the player can access the truck. One is to lose a battle on the S.S. Anne after obtaining HM01 (Cut) so that the player is warped to the last Pokémon Center they visited without the S.S. Anne departing and they can return later with Surf. Another is to trade in a Pokémon that knows Cut, so that there is no need to obtain HM01 (Cut). Alternatively, a glitch in Generation I also allows the player to bypass the sailor who normally blocks the entrance after the ship has departed.

The truck, as it appears in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

A rumor claimed that the truck could be moved with Strength and Mew could be found underneath it. This rumor is untrue. In Generation I, there is nothing to be found around the truck at all, but in FireRed and LeafGreen, a Lava Cookie is hidden to the south of the truck.

A Beauty in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness's Quick Battle Mode in the Vs. Mode makes a reference to the truck before the battle starts with a line from a song she is writing: "There's no Pokémon under a truck, maybe you'll just find a Muk!"

Return

After the S.S. Anne leaves Vermilion City, it never returns. However, in the Generation I games, one rumor claimed that if the player defeated the Elite Four 365 times, the ship would return with more powerful opponents on board, due to an NPC in Red and Blue explaining that the ship was a luxury liner for Trainers that visited Vermilion once a year. However, this rumor was untrue.

In the anime

In the main series

The St. Anne in the anime

The S.S. Anne, named the St. Anne in the dub, appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne and Pokémon Shipwreck.

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Ash, Misty and Brock boarded the ship after two schoolgirls, who were actually Jessie and James in disguise, offered them free tickets. This was part of a Team Rocket plot to steal the Pokémon of all Trainers on board. However, Ash and his friends enjoyed the St. Anne, which provided large amounts of food for people on board and allowed Pokémon battles below deck. While on board, James was swindled by the Magikarp salesman into buying a Magikarp in a gold-plated Poké Ball, and Ash traded his Butterfree to a Gentleman for a Raticate.

Out on the open ocean, Team Rocket, including Jessie, James, Meowth, and a number of Team Rocket Grunts began taking the Pokémon of everyone else on board the St. Anne by force. Ash led a counterattack against the Rockets, leading to a large battle and many of the members of Team Rocket being 'blasted off' through the side of the ship.

Afterwards, the St. Anne started taking on water, and the passengers had to be evacuated. Ash delayed the evacuation to trade back the Raticate for his Butterfree, but the moment Ash obtained Butterfree's Poké Ball, the ship jerked and the Poké Ball bounces out of his hand, while at the same moment James' Magikarp's Poké Ball bounced out of his hand. When both Ash and James went back to go get their Poké Balls, the ship jerked once more and knocked out Ash, his friends, and the Team Rocket trio. When they awoke, the St. Anne was upside down and underwater, balancing on a seamount.

The two groups fought at first, but Misty took charge and began directing all of them in an emergency escape plan before the ship fell into the depths of the sea floor. Since the ship was upside down, they would need to escape through the thinnest point in its hull, which Misty knew was in the engine room, having built a model of the ship herself. They made their way through the ship to this point, and then Ash ordered his Charmander to burn a hole in the hull. With the help of Squirtle, Goldeen and Starmie, Ash and his friends were able to swim to safety, while Team Rocket nearly drowned since all they had to rely on was James's Magikarp, which could only Splash around on the floor.

Once everyone was off-board, the St. Anne's balance tilted, and it fell off the seamount, down towards the abyss, never to be seen again.

In the special The Search for the Legend, Ritchie rode aboard a ship called the S.S. Anne in the dub; the ship is unnamed in the original Japanese. However, it was named the S.S. Anne rather than St. Anne.

In Pokémon Origins

The S.S. Anne's captain in Pokémon Origins

The captain of the S.S. Anne appeared briefly in the Pokémon Origins episode File 2: Cubone. He was seen giving Red HM01 (Cut) after he had helped him to recover from his seasickness.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

S.S. Anne in Pokémon Adventures

The S.S. Anne is a huge cargo ship owned by Lt. Surge that arrives in Vermilion City port once every month. It has appeared in Danger: High Voltorb and Buzz Off, Electabuzz! supposedly transporting materials from Vermilion to Cinnabar Island; the truth is that it is used to transport the citizens' Pokémon, kidnapped by Surge and his Sailors. Voltorb, Electrode, Magnemite, Magneton and Electabuzz are some of the Pokémon spotted aboard.

After Poliwhirl evolved into Poliwrath it had the strength to rescue Red and defeat Lt. Surge and Electabuzz with a Seismic Toss, freeing all the captured Pokémon to their rightful owners.

In the Yellow chapter, the S.S. Anne is now used as a luxury liner for transporting passengers. It was attacked by the Team Rocket Elite Trio in The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually), which used a Slowpoke to blow a hole in the ship. Yellow defeated them, and the passengers were saved using Kitty's String Shot. The ship, however, sunk at Vermilion Harbor.

Pokémon

The S.S. Anne was transporting Pokémon from Vermilion City, mostly Electric types.

Lt Surge Voltorb Electrode Adventures.png
Voltorb (multiple)
Lt Surge Voltorb Electrode Adventures.png
Electrode (multiple)
Lt Surge Magnemite Adventures.png
Magnemite (multiple)
Lt Surge Magneton Adventures.png
Magneton (×3)
Lt Surge Electabuzz Adventures.png
Electabuzz

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

S.S. Anne in Pokémon Zensho

S.S. Anne appeared in Vermilion City.


Trivia

The Global Police agent in the Generation I games


Name origin

St. Annu (サント・アンヌ) is the name of the computer in Game Freak's Sega Mega Drive title Pulseman.

The Japanese word , in this context, means "model"; however, it is a Japanese-only descriptor and is not meant to be translated. The English localization uses the equivalent "S.S.", short for steamship, and drops "St." from the name.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鐵達尼號 Titdaahtnèih Houh *
聖安奴號 Sing Ōnnòuh Houh *
Mandarin 聖安奴號 / 圣安奴号 Shèng Ānnú Hào *
聖特安努號 / 圣特安努号 Shèngtè Ānnǔ Hào *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Svaté Anny
France Flag.png French L'Océane
Germany Flag.png German M.S. Anne
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Szent Anna
Italy Flag.png Italian M/N Anna
Santa Anna*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 상트앙느호 St. Anne Ho
Poland Flag.png Polish Święta Anna
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Santa Ana
Russia Flag.png Russian Святой Анны Svyatoy Anny
Spain Flag.png Spanish S.S. Anne
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Sankt Anne
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tàu Saint Anne


Core series games: Abandoned ShipRoyal UnovaS.S. AnneS.S. Aqua
S.S. SpiralS.S. TidalSeagallop FerriesSubmarine Explorer 1
Orre games: Luxo CruiserRobo KyogreS.S. Libra
Pokémon Ranger series: SubmarineThe Union
Anime: Forsaken ShipGhost shipPokémon ShowboatS.S. AnneS.S. Cussler
Adventures: Abandoned ShipSt. AnneS.S. TidalSubmarine Explorer 1


Kanto
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Pallet TownViridian CityPewter CityCerulean CityVermilion CityLavender Town
Celadon CitySaffron CityFuchsia CityCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau
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Professor Oak's LaboratoryViridian ForestDiglett's CavePewter Museum of ScienceMt. Moon (Square) • Cerulean Cave
Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6)Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)S.S. AnneS.S. AquaSea CottageRock Tunnel
Power PlantCycling RoadRocket HideoutSilph Co.Magnet TrainPokémon TowerSafari Zone/Pal Park
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