Appendix:HeartGold and SoulSilver walkthrough/Section 9

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This is the Bulbapedia walkthrough for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. This walkthrough follows the remade Nintendo DS version, not Pokémon Gold and Silver.
The guide for those can be found here.

Route 43 (optional)

Before Flying away to battle Team Rocket, return to the gate on Route 43 and speak to the guard there to get TM36 (Sludge Bomb).

Lake of Rage (optional)

With team rocket defeated, the trainer Alton and four new items are accessible on Wednesdays when the lake isn't flooded. The two fishermen can also be fought except on Wednesdays.

Goldenrod City

Back in Goldenrod, many areas are blocked off by Rocket Grunts. Head out to the Radio Tower to run these thugs out of town!

Radio Tower, 1F
Radio Tower, 2F
Radio Tower, 3F
Radio Tower, 4F
Radio Tower, 5F
Radio Tower, Observation Deck

Radio Tower


The lone Rocket on the ground floor is blocking the stairs to the rest of the tower. Only Team Rocket members are allowed upstairs, so you are turned away. To infiltrate the tower, it seems that you must now disguise yourself as the enemy.

Goldenrod Tunnel

The Goldenrod Tunnel is deserted, except for a single Rocket Grunt at the Memorial Photo Studio. Team Rocket had to recruit new members for this operation, but ran out of uniforms. This Rocket decided to "borrow" a uniform from the studio, and suggests that you do the same.

Radio Tower


After fooling the Grunt with your disguise, you move to climb the stairs when Silver shows up. He recognizes you and blows your cover, which forces the Grunt to attack. Afterwards, the guard runs upstairs to alert the other Rockets, and Silver runs off, still mumbling about defeating that Dragon Tamer.


There are four Grunts on the second floor, as well as a few cowering DJs.


The third floor is guarded by two Grunts and a Scientist. The locked door on the east side requires a Card Key to open, so climb the western stairs instead.

4F (west)

Mary and her Meowth are being held hostage along with Ben on the fourth floor.

5F (west)

The Director is right here, confined to his office... or he would be, if this was not Petrel in disguise. All six of his Poison Pokémon have the Levitate Ability, so Psychic attacks are their only weakness.

When defeated, Petrel gives up the location of the real Director: in the Underground Warehouse, at the far end of Goldenrod Tunnel. He also hands over the Basement Key.

Goldenrod Tunnel

In the tunnel, you meet a fourth Kimono Girl. She starts talking about a legendary Pokémon, but catches herself and leaves before revealing too much. Unlock the door and head downstairs.

Warehouse Exterior

Rival battle 4

It is not long before Silver reappears. He is still looking for Lance, but has no problem challenging you in the meantime.

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Once he leaves, there are two Rocket Grunts nearby to take out. After that, the next obstacle is the shifting walls. To clear a path to the east exit, flip the blue switch first, then the green switch, and the red switch last. Pressing them in a different order allows you to reach the Smoke Ball in the southwest. Go south and defeat the female Grunt; the purple switch nearby opens a shortcut to the entrance.

Warehouse Exterior
Warehouse Interior

Warehouse Interior

Follow the winding hallway to reach an Ultra Ball near the first group of crates. A short distance past that is a single box with a hidden Max Potion inside. Fight the first Grunt and collect the Max Ether from the southeast corner. Head north past the female Grunt and head west. Fight one last Grunt, pick up TM82 (Sleep Talk), and talk to the Director. He gives you the Card Key, which opens the shutters on the Radio Tower's third floor. Climb the northeast stairs to the Department Store basement, pick up the Amulet Coin, and ride the elevator up to the exit.

Radio Tower


Swipe the Card Key through the slot, and the shutters open. Take out the Grunt and head upstairs.

4F (east)

Proton guards the east part of 4F. Beat him and collect the Ultra Ball.

5F (east)

Ariana taunts you for not having Lance as backup, before challenging you to a battle. Fight her off, then take the elevator to the top floor.

Observation Deck

Archer, Team Rocket's current leader, claims that seizing the Radio Tower was a means to call Giovanni back from his solo training, so that the organization can reclaim its former glory. Take him on to put an end to their plans!

Defeated, Archer laments that their operation was in vain. Like Giovanni did before him, he formally disbands Team Rocket and disappears.

A moment later, the Director arrives. He thanks you for chasing the Rockets off, and gives you the Rainbow WingHG/Silver WingSS to express his gratitude. He claims that the Radio Tower stands on the site of an old tower, and during demolition, that shimmering feather was found at the top. After he leaves, speak to DJ Mary on 4F for a BrightPowder, and the girl on 3F to get TM11 (Sunny Day).

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