Lake of Rage

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This article is about the location in Johto. For the episode of Pokémon Generations titled "The Lake of Rage", see PG04.
Not to be confused with the Lake of Outrage, a zone in the Galar region's Wild Area.
Lake of Rage
Gyarados Lake
いかりのみずうみ
Lake of Rage
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Lake of Rage HGSS wet.png
Map description: A huge lake full of clear, blue water.
Location: North of Mahogany Town
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
Johto Lake of Rage Map.png
Location of Lake of Rage in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

The Lake of Rage (Japanese: いかりのみずうみ Lake of Rage), also known as Gyarados Lake (Japanese: ギャラドスこ Gyarados Lake), is a location in Johto. It is located just north of Mahogany Town, connecting it with Route 43, making it the northern-most accessible point of the Johto region. A large lake spans the area of the Lake of Rage, with a few residents living nearby. It is said to be the largest lake in the region. West of the lake lies a labyrinth of trees, which hides a house.

It is said the Lake of Rage was created the last time many Gyarados got together and stirred up a storm. The crater that remained filled with rainwater and became the Lake of Rage. In the middle of the lake dwells a Shiny Gyarados that had recently became irritable due to the radio waves transmitted by Team Rocket from their hideout in Mahogany Town. The Lake of Rage was considered a dangerous place to go, as the red Gyarados started tipping over boats and scaring swimmers.

Geography

The Lake of Rage is located north of Route 43. Along the way to the Lake of Rage, the player will meet several members of Team Rocket. By surfing into the middle of the lake, the player will encounter a red Gyarados. After catching, defeating or fleeing from it, the player will receive a Red Scale. Lance, of the Elite Four, will be waiting for the player on the shore afterwards, and will speak of the secret Team Rocket HQ in Mahogany Town.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, it rains at the Lake of Rage almost every day. In these games, after shutting down the transmitter at Team Rocket HQ, on Wednesdays the rain stops and the lake's water level drops—different items are accessible and different Trainers appear depending on the water level.

The player can Fly to the Lake of Rage. In Generation II, the player lands in front of the sign; in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the player lands in front of the Fishing Guru's house.

Places of interest

Fishing Guru's house

There is a house located to the southeast of the lake, where a Fishing Guru resides.

After the transmitter at Team Rocket HQ is shut down, the Fishing Guru requests to see large Magikarp. His greatest dream is to see the world's largest Magikarp, and he regularly measures those brought to him in order to realize it. If he is shown a Magikarp, he will calculate its size and give the player an EtherGSHGSS/ElixirC if it is bigger than the largest one he had seen before.

In Generation II, the initial record is 3'6" (105.3 cm), held by Ralph; in Generation IV, the initial record is 41.9 inches (106.5 cm).

The current record and record holder is displayed on the sign in front of the Fishing Guru's house. In Generation II, the record is first displayed after the Fishing Guru requests to see a Magikarp for the first time; in Generation IV, the record is first displayed after the player breaks the initial record for the first time. As a result, the name of the initial record-holder in Generation IV is not specified.

Hidden Power house

There is a house located to the northwest of the lake, within a labyrinth of trees. The path to this house begins on the western side of Route 43. In Generation IV, this house is only accessible when the lake is flooded.

Inside, a man will give the player TM10 (Hidden Power) for locating the reclusive house.

On Wednesdays, Wesley is found near this house, and will give the player a Black Belt the first time they meet. In Generation IV only, after having met all seven siblings, he gives a Downcast Ribbon every week.

Items

Normal Lake appearance (top) and flooded appearance (bottom) in Generation IV
Item Location Games
Full Restore Full Restore At the end of the indent on the right side, southwest of the lake (hidden)  G  S  C 
Full Restore Full Restore At the eastern end between the two ledges, southwest of the lake (hidden)  HG  SS 
Red Flute Red Flute On the patch of land west of the lake, accessible when the lake is flooded (requires Surf)  HG  SS 
Black Belt Black Belt From Wesley in the northwestern corner, accessible when the lake is not flooded (requires CutGSC)We  G  S  C  HG  SS 
None Downcast Ribbon From Wesley in the northwestern corner after meeting all the week siblings, accessible when the lake is not floodedWe  HG  SS 
Rare Candy Rare Candy At the end of the western path, west of the lake (requires Cut) (cannot be obtained while Wesley is present) (hidden)  G  S  C 
Max Ether Max Ether At the end of the middle path, west of the lake (requires Cut)  G  S 
Elixir Elixir At the end of the middle path, west of the lake (requires Cut)  C 
Max Revive Max Revive At the end of the middle path, west of the lake, accessible when the lake is not flooded (requires Cut)We  HG  SS 
TM Normal TM43 (Secret Power) On the patch of land north of the lake, accessible when the lake is flooded (requires Surf)  HG  SS 
TM Normal TM10 (Hidden Power) From the man in the northwestern house (requires Cut)  G  S  C 
TM Normal TM10 (Hidden Power) From the man in the northwestern house, accessible when the lake is flooded (requires Surf)  HG  SS 
TM Fighting TM43 (Detect) At the end of the northeastern path, accessible west of the lake (requires Cut)  G  S  C 
Full Restore Full Restore At the end of the northeastern path, accessible west of the lake when it is not flooded (requires Cut)We  HG  SS 
Ether Ether From the Fishing Guru for showing him a larger Magikarp than the one listed  G  S  HG  SS 
Elixir Elixir From the Fishing Guru for showing him a larger Magikarp than the one listed  C 
Red Scale Red Scale Automatically obtained after battling the Red Gyarados (requires Surf)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Rare Candy Rare Candy In the gap between the trees south of the path, east of the lake (hidden)  HG  SS 
Max Potion Max Potion At the northern end of the path, east of the lake (hidden)  G  S  C 
Choice Specs Choice Specs On the patch of land northeast of the lake, accessible when the lake is flooded (requires Surf)  HG  SS 
Max Potion Max Potion On the patch of land northeast of the lake, accessible when the lake is flooded (requires Surf) (hidden)  HG  SS 
Full Heal Full Heal On the patch of land south of the lake, accessible when the lake is not flooded (requires Surf)We  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Surfing
Magikarp Magikarp
G S C
Surfing Surfing
10–19 90%
Gyarados Gyarados
G S C
Surfing Surfing
15–19 10%
Fishing
Magikarp Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 100%
Magikarp Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 90%
Gyarados Gyarados
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 10%
Magikarp Magikarp
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
Gyarados Gyarados
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 30%
Headbutt tree
(Moderate chances of battle)
Caterpie Caterpie
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 65%
Metapod Metapod
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 15%
Butterfree Butterfree
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 5%
Weedle Weedle
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 65%
Kakuna Kakuna
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 15%
Beedrill Beedrill
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 5%
Venonat Venonat
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 15%
Exeggcute Exeggcute
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 15%
Exeggcute Exeggcute
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 20%
Hoothoot Hoothoot
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 65%
Headbutt tree
(Low chances of battle)
Caterpie Caterpie
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 50%
Butterfree Butterfree
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 5%
Weedle Weedle
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 50%
Beedrill Beedrill
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 5%
Exeggcute Exeggcute
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 15%
Exeggcute Exeggcute
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 20%
Hoothoot Hoothoot
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 50%
Pineco Pineco
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 30%
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

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Surfing
Magikarp Magikarp
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
5-20 90%
Gyarados Gyarados
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
10-20 10%
Fishing
Magikarp Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 100%
Magikarp Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 90%
Gyarados Gyarados
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 10%
Magikarp Magikarp
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
Gyarados Gyarados
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 30%
Headbutt
Group A
Exeggcute Exeggcute
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
14-16 20%
Hoothoot Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
14-16 50%
Pineco Pineco
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
14-16 30%
Headbutt
Group B
Venonat Venonat
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
17-19 15%
Exeggcute Exeggcute
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
17-19 20%
Hoothoot Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
17-19 65%
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.


Special encounters

Generation II

The Red Gyarados appears here as part of the story.

After the battle, it will drop the Red Scale.

Spr 2c 130 s.png
Types:
Water Flying
Held item:
None
Gyarados Lv.30ShinyIIStars.png
Thrash
Normal
Bite
Dark
Dragon Rage
Dragon
Leer
Normal

Generation IV

The Red Gyarados appears here as part of the story. If defeated or run from, it respawns after entering the Hall of Fame.

After the battle, it will drop the Red Scale.

Spr 4h 130 m s.png
Types:
Water Flying
Ability:
Intimidate
Held item:
None
Gyarados/ Lv.30ShinyIVStar.png
Bite
Dark Physical
Dragon Rage
Dragon Special
Leer
Normal Status
Twister
Dragon Special

Trainers

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
After clearing Team Rocket HQ
Cooltrainer Aaron
Cooltrainer Aaron
ユウ
Reward: $1152
Requires Cut
Ivysaur Ivysaur Lv.24
No item
Charmeleon Charmeleon Lv.24
No item
Wartortle Wartortle Lv.24
No item
Fisher Raymond
Fisher Raymond
ケイゾウ Keizō
Reward: $880
Magikarp Magikarp Lv.22
No item
Magikarp Magikarp Lv.22
No item
Magikarp Magikarp Lv.22
No item
Magikarp Magikarp Lv.22
No item
Fisher Andre
Fisher Andre
ショウジ Shōji
Reward: $1080
Gyarados Gyarados Lv.27
No item
Cooltrainer Lois
Cooltrainer Lois
チヒロ Chihiro
Reward: $1200
Skiploom Skiploom Lv.25
No item
Ninetales Ninetales Lv.25
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 IV

Trainer Pokémon
After battling the Red Gyarados
Fisherman Andre MoTuThFrSaSu
Fisherman Andre
MoTuThFrSaSu

ショウジ Shōji
Reward: $864
Gyarados Gyarados Lv.27
No item
Fisherman Raymond MoTuThFrSaSu
Fisherman Raymond
MoTuThFrSaSu

ケイゾウ Keizō
Reward: $704
Magikarp Magikarp Lv.22
No item
Magikarp Magikarp Lv.22
No item
Magikarp Magikarp Lv.22
No item
Magikarp Magikarp Lv.22
No item
Ace Trainer Lois
Ace Trainer Lois
チヒロ Chihiro
Reward: $1500
Mareep Mareep Lv.25
No item
Ninetales Ninetales Lv.25
No item
After clearing Team Rocket HQ
Ace Trainer AltonWe
Ace Trainer AltonWe
ユウ
Reward: $1440
Ivysaur Ivysaur Lv.24
No item
Charmeleon Charmeleon Lv.24
No item
Wartortle Wartortle Lv.24
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.


Layout

Lake of Rage while dry
Lake of Rage GSC.png Lake of Rage HGSS wet.png
Generation II Generation IV


In the anime

Lake of Rage in the anime
A map of Lake of Rage in the anime

Main series

The Lake of Rage, referred to as Lake Rage in the anime, appeared in Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution and Rage Of Innocence. Ash, his friends, and Lance learned that Team Rocket was conducting experiments at the lake as a part of Project R, which involved forcing Pokémon to evolve. Since the Red Gyarados was the only Pokémon in the lake to have been affected by their experiments, Team Rocket captured it for further studying. However, their project ended in a failure when Lance destroyed Team Rocket's research facility at the lake, followed by the Red Gyarados escaping and getting caught by Lance.

Lake of Rage in Pokémon Generations

Pokémon Generations

The Lake of Rage appeared in The Lake of Rage. Lance had briefly encountered and battled the Red Gyarados before at the lake, motivating him in investigating the Team Rocket HQ in Mahogany Town. After the radio wave generator that had forced Gyarados to evolve had been destroyed, Lance revisited the lake to see that the Red Gyarados had calmed down.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

The Lake of Rage appeared in JBA4, where defended the Red Gyarados from Ariana and Petrel by having a Multi Battle against them alongside Lance. With his and Gyarados's help, Jō was able to defeat the two Executives.

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

Lake of Rage in Pokémon Adventures
The Red Gyarados at the Lake of Rage in Pokémon Adventures

The Lake of Rage first appeared in Raise the Red Gyarados, where Silver came to inspect it per Lance's instructions, followed by Gold. The two were soon attacked by a swarm of Gyarados. Based on the static on their Pokégear screens, Silver deduced that a radio wave was behind the lake's Magikarp evolving and the Gyarados rampaging. Eventually, Silver managed to locate the source of the radio waves, a Red Gyarados, and proceeded to catch it with Gold's help, stopping the radio waves. However, they were then approached by the Masked Man.

In Delibird Delivery - 1 and 2, Gold and Silver battled against the Masked Man, with Silver using his newly caught Red Gyarados to command the lake's other Gyarados to attack him. Despite this, however, both Gold and Silver suffered a crushing defeat.

In Raising Raichu and Do-Si-Do with Dodrio, Lt. Surge visited the Lake of Rage to investigate Gold and Silver's disappearance. After investigating a nearby souvenir shop and surviving an encounter with the Masked Man, he dived into the lake with his submarine and found the Red Gyarados frozen in ice, as well as some of Gold and Silver's belongings.

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

In Dealing With A Koffing Fit, it was revealed that Team Rocket had caused a swarm of Gyarados to appear at the Lake of Rage. Silver deduced this as one of their methods of announcing their return.

Trivia

A possible prototype of the Lake of Rage
  • Unused debug text in Japanese Crystal spells the lake's name as 「イカリのみずうみ」, with ikari in katakana (イカリ) as opposed to the usual hiragana (いかり). Additionally, there is a leftover map in Gold and Silver that includes a Pokémon Center, Poké Mart, and even a Pokémon Gym surrounding a lake that is a similar size and shape to the Lake of Rage.
  • Sevii Islands in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen is a rearrangement of Route 42 from Pokémon Gold and Silver, which is shared with the Lake of Rage.
  • Even though it is said that Team Rocket's radio signal is evolving all the Magikarp in Lake of Rage, Magikarp can still be found there at any time. Even if the radio signal is being listened to on the Poké Gear, Gyarados do not show up more often.
  • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the red Gyarados is normally only seen in the flooded version of the lake. However, if it is defeated instead of being caught, it respawns after defeating the Elite Four and Champion, but the lake is no longer locked to the flooded version. If the Lake of Rage is visited on a Wednesday when it is not raining after causing it to respawn, the red Gyarados will appear in the low water-level version.[1]
  • Ace Trainer Lois mentions having seen a pink Butterfree. This is a reference to Butterfree's shiny form in the games, which does have pink coloring.
  • In many languages, this lake has the same name as the move Rage. In French, it instead has the same name as the move Outrage. In German, it does not share a name with any particular move.

In other languages

Lake of Rage

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 憤怒之湖 Fènnù-zhī Hú
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Jezero Hněvu
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Meer van Razernij
France Flag.png French Lac Colère
Germany Flag.png German See des Zorns
Italy Flag.png Italian Lago d'Ira
South Korea Flag.png Korean 분노의 호수 Bunno-ui Hosu
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Sinnevannet
Poland Flag.png Polish Jezioro Wściekłości
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Lago da Fúria
Spain Flag.png Spanish Lago de la Furia
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hồ Ikari

Gyarados Lake

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 暴鯉龍之湖 / 暴鲤龙之湖 Bàolǐlóng-zhī Hú
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Jezero Gyaradosů
France Flag.png French Lac Leviator
Germany Flag.png German Garados-See
Italy Flag.png Italian Lago dei Gyarados
South Korea Flag.png Korean 갸라도스호 Gyarados Ho
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Lago dos Gyarados
Spain Flag.png Spanish Lago de Gyarados

References


Johto
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Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
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Landmarks
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex ForestRadio TowerGlobal Terminal
Goldenrod TunnelNational ParkPokéathlon DomeBell TowerBellchime TrailBurned TowerMoomoo FarmOlivine Lighthouse
Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerSafari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenS.S. AquaMt. Silver (Cave)
Access to
Sinjoh RuinsKanto


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