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Route 4 is a uniquely designed route that contains two sections split up by [[Mt. Moon]]. On the western portion of the route, there is the western entrance to Mt. Moon, as well as a [[Pokémon Center]]. Inside this Pokémon Center, there is a [[Magikarp salesman|shady man]] who sells the player a {{p|Magikarp}} for {{pdollar}}500. He is only present in [[Generation I|Generations I]] and {{Gen|III}}.
 
Route 4 is a uniquely designed route that contains two sections split up by [[Mt. Moon]]. On the western portion of the route, there is the western entrance to Mt. Moon, as well as a [[Pokémon Center]]. Inside this Pokémon Center, there is a [[Magikarp salesman|shady man]] who sells the player a {{p|Magikarp}} for {{pdollar}}500. He is only present in [[Generation I|Generations I]] and {{Gen|III}}.
   
The western portion of Route 4 begins by traveling north from the previous route; [[Route 3]] towards the mountain. There are several small ledges spanning from both sides of the route, however, there is enough clearing in the center to pass through. There are also several rocks along the sides that apparently can be mistaken for {{p|Geodude}} as a little explains as she trips on one. By traveling straight on, ahead will be a small [[Pokémon Center]], one of two Pokémon Center's that can be found on a route, the other being on [[Route 10]]. The western terminus to [[Mt. Moon]] can also be found by traveling west of the Pokémon Center, which has been indented into the mountain face.
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The western portion of Route 4 begins by traveling north from the previous route; [[Route 3]] towards the mountain. There are several small ledges spanning from both sides of the route, however, there is enough clearing in the center to pass through. There are also several rocks along the sides that apparently can be mistaken for {{p|Geodude}} as a little girl explains as she trips on one. By traveling straight on, ahead will be a small [[Pokémon Center]], one of two Pokémon Center's that can be found on a route, the other being on [[Route 10]]. The western terminus to [[Mt. Moon]] can also be found by traveling west of the Pokémon Center, which has been indented into the mountain face.
   
 
In the Pokémon Center, Trainers can heal through Pokémon after a hard journey through Route 3, however, a number of other things can be done in the Pokémon Center. In Generation I and III, a shady man, which happens to be the [[Magikarp salesman]] can be found in the corner of the Center selling Trainers a {{p|Magikarp}} for {{PDollar}}500. He does not offer a refund. While this may seem something of a ripoff, some {{player}}s consider it very worthwhile to raise a Magikarp from such an early point in the game, allowing the player to train and evolve it into a {{p|Gyarados}} much earlier than if they had waited until they are given an {{DL|Fishing|Old Rod}}. There is also a man reading a newspaper, reading that [[Team Rocket]] are attacking [[Cerulean City|Cerulean citizens]].
 
In the Pokémon Center, Trainers can heal through Pokémon after a hard journey through Route 3, however, a number of other things can be done in the Pokémon Center. In Generation I and III, a shady man, which happens to be the [[Magikarp salesman]] can be found in the corner of the Center selling Trainers a {{p|Magikarp}} for {{PDollar}}500. He does not offer a refund. While this may seem something of a ripoff, some {{player}}s consider it very worthwhile to raise a Magikarp from such an early point in the game, allowing the player to train and evolve it into a {{p|Gyarados}} much earlier than if they had waited until they are given an {{DL|Fishing|Old Rod}}. There is also a man reading a newspaper, reading that [[Team Rocket]] are attacking [[Cerulean City|Cerulean citizens]].

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Route 4 is a short path in north Kanto localized between both exits of Mt. Moon and leads towards Cerulean City in the east. Route 4 is situated between Mt. Moon, and because of this the route is split into two segments; the eastern segment and the western segment. Though the official western terminus of Route 4 is at Route 3 south of Mt. Moon's western entrance, the western terminus is regarded by most to be Mt. Moon's eastern entrance.

Route description

Western segment

Route 4 is a uniquely designed route that contains two sections split up by Mt. Moon. On the western portion of the route, there is the western entrance to Mt. Moon, as well as a Pokémon Center. Inside this Pokémon Center, there is a shady man who sells the player a Magikarp for PokémonDollar.png500. He is only present in Generations I and III.

The western portion of Route 4 begins by traveling north from the previous route; Route 3 towards the mountain. There are several small ledges spanning from both sides of the route, however, there is enough clearing in the center to pass through. There are also several rocks along the sides that apparently can be mistaken for Geodude as a little girl explains as she trips on one. By traveling straight on, ahead will be a small Pokémon Center, one of two Pokémon Center's that can be found on a route, the other being on Route 10. The western terminus to Mt. Moon can also be found by traveling west of the Pokémon Center, which has been indented into the mountain face.

In the Pokémon Center, Trainers can heal through Pokémon after a hard journey through Route 3, however, a number of other things can be done in the Pokémon Center. In Generation I and III, a shady man, which happens to be the Magikarp salesman can be found in the corner of the Center selling Trainers a Magikarp for PokémonDollar.png500. He does not offer a refund. While this may seem something of a ripoff, some players consider it very worthwhile to raise a Magikarp from such an early point in the game, allowing the player to train and evolve it into a Gyarados much earlier than if they had waited until they are given an Old Rod. There is also a man reading a newspaper, reading that Team Rocket are attacking Cerulean citizens.

Eastern segment

The two Move Tutors

From Mt. Moon, Route 4 travels to the east, swerving to the north and the south to avoid ledges along the route. The path turns north, then east near a large clump of trees surrounding a grassy area. The route is a very strange route as the ledges form a contour down the mountainside, leading Trainers due east and then south to the end of the path and a ledge that will force Trainers to go down it into a large clump of trees surrounding a grassy area. After going down this ledge, there is no return and Trainers must go east to reach Cerulean City.

Route 4 can, in fact, be reached from Cerulean City, by using Surf, Trainers can Surf along to western part of Route 24, south to Cerulean Cave. Trainers can then travel west, past a Lass on the highest hill, and then jump down the remaining ledges to access this section of the route.

Due to a ledge that separates Mt. Moon from Cerulean City, Trainers cannot return to the previous towns until they travel through Diglett's Cave and use Cut on Route 2, use Fly to return to the cities west of Mt. Moon, or use Surf down from Route 24. The majority of the route is fairly straight-forward as there is only one true way to proceed on the path and there are no trainers to battle (with the exception of the Lass on the highest hill on the route; however, she is reached only by way of the waterway that begins on Route 24).

Depending on the Generation, there are items, Move Tutors, or both along this path. In Generation III, two move tutors were added to the route. Located near the Mt. Moon entrance, these tutors will teach a Pokémon the moves Mega Punch and Mega Kick. Both tutors are jealous of the other's skills and will try to get Trainers to come to them instead of the other.

Items

Item Location Games

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Pokémon

Generation I

Although the body of water on the eastern edge of Route 4 is unable to be used for fishing, the game code nevertheless exists for the Pokémon that can be caught there.

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Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate


019 Rattata R B Y Grass 8-12 45%


019 Rattata R B Y Grass 10-12 15%


021 Spearow R B Y Grass 8-12 30%


021 Spearow R B Y Grass 8-12 55%


023 Ekans R B Y Grass 6-12 25%


027 Sandshrew R B Y Grass 6-12 25%


027 Sandshrew R B Y Grass 8-10 15%


056 Mankey R B Y Grass 9 15%


Gift Pokémon


129 Magikarp R B Y Pokémon Center 5 Purchase for PokémonDollar.png500
Surfing and Fishing


054 Psyduck R B Y Fishing 15 33%


098 Krabby R B Y Fishing 15 33%


118 Goldeen R B Y Fishing 15 33%


118 Goldeen R B Y Fishing 20-30 90%


119 Seaking R B Y Fishing 30 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

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Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
All times


023 Ekans G S C Grass 8 20%


039 Jigglypuff G S C Grass 6 10%


024 Arbok G S C Grass 10 5%
Morning


021 Spearow G S C Grass 5-8 55%


021 Spearow G S C Grass 5-8 35%


021 Spearow G S C Grass 5 30%


019 Rattata G S C Grass 5-10 35%


019 Rattata G S C Grass 5 30%


023 Ekans G S C Grass 8 20%


020 Raticate G S C Grass 10 10%


024 Arbok G S C Grass 10 5%


027 Sandshrew G S C Grass 10 5%
Day


021 Spearow G S C Grass 5-8 55%


021 Spearow G S C Grass 5-8 35%


021 Spearow G S C Grass 5 30%


019 Rattata G S C Grass 5-10 35%


019 Rattata G S C Grass 5 30%


023 Ekans G S C Grass 8 20%


020 Raticate G S C Grass 10 10%


024 Arbok G S C Grass 10 5%


027 Sandshrew G S C Grass 10 5%
Night


019 Rattata G S C Grass 8-10 30%


019 Rattata G S C Grass 5-8 35%


019 Rattata G S C Grass 5-10 65%


021 Spearow G S C Grass 5 30%


041 Zubat G S C Grass 5 30%


041 Zubat G S C Grass 6 10%


020 Raticate G S C Grass 10 20%


035 Clefairy G S C Grass 6 5%


Surfing


118 Goldeen G S C Surfing 5-14 90%


119 Seaking G S C Surfing 10-14 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

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Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate


019 Rattata FR LG Grass 8-12 35%


021 Spearow FR LG Grass 8-12 35%


023 Ekans FR LG Grass 6-12 25%


027 Sandshrew FR LG Grass 6-12 25%


056 Mankey FR LG Grass 10-12 5%


Gift Pokémon


129 Magikarp FR LG Pokémon Center 5 Purchase for PokémonDollar.png500
Surfing and Fishing


072 Tentacool FR LG Surfing 5-40 100%


129 Magikarp FR LG Old Rod 5 100%


116 Horsea FR LG Good Rod 5-15 60%


116 Horsea FR LG Good Rod 5-15 20%


098 Krabby FR LG Good Rod 5-15 20%


098 Krabby FR LG Good Rod 5-15 60%


129 Magikarp FR LG Good Rod 5-15 20%


116 Horsea FR LG Super Rod 15-35 84%


098 Krabby FR LG Super Rod 15-35 84%


130 Gyarados FR LG Super Rod 15-25 15%


054 Psyduck FR LG Super Rod 25-35 1%


079 Slowpoke FR LG Super Rod 25-35 1%


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

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Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
All times


023 Ekans HG SS Grass 8 20%


039 Jigglypuff HG SS Grass 6 10%


024 Arbok HG SS Grass 10 5%
Morning


021 Spearow HG SS Grass 5-8 55%


021 Spearow HG SS Grass 5-8 35%


019 Rattata HG SS Grass 5-10 35%


019 Rattata HG SS Grass 5 30%
Day


021 Spearow HG SS Grass 5-8 55%


021 Spearow HG SS Grass 5-8 35%


019 Rattata HG SS Grass 5-10 35%


019 Rattata HG SS Grass 5 30%
Night


019 Rattata HG SS Grass 5-10 60%


019 Rattata HG SS Grass 5-8 35%


041 Zubat HG SS Grass 5 30%
Special Pokémon


264 Linoone HG SS Hoenn Sound 8 20%


293 Whismur HG SS Hoenn Sound 5 20%


399 Bidoof HG SS Sinnoh Sound 8 20%


418 Buizel HG SS Sinnoh Sound 5 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
Lass
Lass
Reward: PokémonDollar.png465
046 Paras Lv.31
No item
046 Paras Lv.31
No item
047 Parasect Lv.31
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
Picnicker Hope
Picnicker Hope
チナミ Chinami
Reward: PokémonDollar.png680
180 Flaaffy Lv.34
No item
Bird Keeper Hank
Bird Keeper Hank
ソラオ Sorao
Reward: PokémonDollar.png816
016 Pidgey Lv.12
No item
018 Pidgeot Lv.34
No item
Picnicker Sharon
Picnicker Sharon
ミナコ Minako
Reward: PokémonDollar.png660
162 Furret Lv.31
No item
078 Rapidash Lv.33
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
Lass Crissy
Lass Crissy
メイ May
Reward: PokémonDollar.png?
046 Paras Lv.31
No item
046 Paras Lv.31
No item
047 Parasect Lv.31
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 Hope
Picnicker Hope
チナミ Chinami
Reward: PokémonDollar.png704
180 Flaaffy Lv.44
No item
Bird Keeper Hank
Bird Keeper Hank
ソラオ Sorao
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1408
016 Pidgey Lv.13
No item
018 Pidgeot Lv.44
No item
Picnicker Sharon
Picnicker Sharon
ミナコ Minako
Reward: PokémonDollar.png688
162 Furret Lv.41
No item
078 Rapidash Lv.43
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

Generation I and III

Route 4 endured minor cosmetic changes but was not unchanged. The "gates" or the gaps in the ledges used for passed up them on the eastern segment were widened significantly, while the patch of tall grass near the Cerulean City entrance has grown in size covering the entire area. In the western segment, rocks and boulders had been included in Generation III for visual effect. Apart from this, most aesthetic features have been enhanced. Trees have become bigger, flowers are more visible, and most other sprites have been upgraded to Generation III standards.

Aside from cosmetic changes, two move tutors were added to the east potion of the route. Located near the Mt. Moon entrance, these tutors will teach a Pokémon the moves Mega Punch and Mega Kick. Both tutors are jealous of the other's skills and will try to get Trainers to come to them instead of the other. Other than this, only item positions and types were changed. TM04 (Whirlwind), located on the Second-highest hill was changed to TM05 (Roar). The Great Ball hidden in the west segment was replaced by two berries; a Razz and a Persim Berry in similar locations.

Generation II

In Generation II, the western potion of Route 4 was cut off and changed to an extension of Route 3. Due to this, Route 4 western entry starts at the eastern entrance of Mt. Moon, although most of the eastern potion remains the same. Along with this, the route was shortened significantly as the length between Mt. Moon and Cerulean City was slashed in half, as was the grassy area, however the layout and positioning of ledges and signposts remains mostly the same. There is no entrance to the Cerulean Cave from this route and the road is blocked off by barriers. The TM was replaced with an HP Up and three trainers were added to the route.

From Mt. Moon, Route 4 travels to the east, swerving to the north and the south to avoid ledges along the route. The path turns north, then east near a large clump of trees surrounding a grassy area. The route is a very strange route as the ledges form a contour down the mountainside, leading Trainers due east and then south to the end of the path and a ledge that will force Trainers to go down it into a large clump of trees surrounding a grassy area. After going down this ledge, there is no return and Trainers must go east to reach Cerulean City.

Generation IV

Other than graphical updates, the basic layout remains the same as previous generations, but the route is no longer flat, due to hills being added to change a more in-depth feel to the route. Like Generation II, the western portion of Route 4 was cut off and changed to an extension of Route 3. Due to this, Route 4's western entry starts at the eastern entrance of Mt. Moon. Items and trainers remain the same along the route with the TM was replaced with an HP Up and three Trainers were added. Unlike Generation II, the Cerulean Cave remains in Cerulean City, however, contrary to Generation I and III, there is no return to this route from the cave, likely to prevent the player go to the west of Kanto without restoring the Power Plant and enter the Diglett's Cave.

From Mt. Moon, Route 4 travels to the east, swerving to the north and the south to avoid ledges along the route. The path turns north, then east near a large clump of trees surrounding a grassy area. The route is a very strange route as the ledges form a contour down the mountainside, leading Trainers due east and then south to the end of the path and a ledge that will force Trainers to go down it into a large clump of trees surrounding a grassy area. After going down this ledge, there is no return and Trainers must go east to reach Cerulean City.

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Generation II
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Generation III
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Generation IV

In other media

In the anime

Ash, Misty and Brock hiked along Route 4 at the end of Clefairy and the Moon Stone. They have just left Mt. Moon and are eager to get to Cerulean City. Gary had left a graffito on the sign saying, "Gary was here! Ash is a loser!" Ash took off down the route at a run as the episode ended.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Route 4 is visited in Gyarados Splashes In! and Raging Rhydon in the Red, Green & Blue chapter by Red and Misty. It has a Pokémon Center and is where Mt. Moon is located. After being attacked by a Gyarados, Red decides that they should call Professor Oak from the Pokémon Center.

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 (Kanto Routes 5-6)Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)S.S. AnneS.S. AquaSea CottageRock Tunnel
Power PlantCycling Road/Pokémon RoadTeam Rocket HideoutSilph Co.Magnet TrainPokémon TowerSafari Zone/Pal Park
GO ParkSeafoam IslandsPokémon MansionCinnabar LabPokémon League Reception GateVictory RoadTohjo Falls
Access to
Sevii IslandsJohto
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