Appendix:Red and Blue walkthrough/Section 2

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This is the Bulbapedia walkthrough for Pokémon Red and Blue.
These pages follow the original Game Boy iteration, not FireRed and LeafGreen. The guide for those games can be found here.

Route 1

Route 1

Route 1 is a peaceful, country road that leads north from Pallet Town to Viridian City. The path is riddled with patches of tall grass and one-way ledges that make northward travel difficult. It is not yet possible to catch any of the wild Pokémon here, but it is still good to battle them to earn valuable Experience Points.

Free Sample

Speak to the man on the south side of the route, near the signpost. He works at the Poké Mart in Viridian City and gives you a Potion as a free sample.

Viridian City

Viridian City

Viridian City is a small, nature-loving city that is enveloped in green year-round. It is located between Route 1 to the south, Route 2 to the north, and Route 22 to the west.

Pokémon Center

The first building you will see is the Pokémon Center. This Pokémon hospital will heal your team to full health and eliminate any status ailments they may have. Each facility also has a PC for Trainers to use, where they can access their Pokémon storage and item storage. As Trainers may only carry six Pokémon with them at once, any others are immediately transferred to storage upon capture. It is a good idea to heal up and save your progress whenever you find a Pokémon Center.

Poké Mart

Another shop sits to the northeast of the Pokémon Center. This is the local Poké Mart; these stores offer a variety of Poké Balls, Potions, and other items. It is a good idea to stock up on supplies whenever possible, as there is no telling what you may run into on your journey.

Poké Mart
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Paralyze Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Burn Heal Burn Heal
Pokémon Dollar250

Special Delivery

When you step inside, the shopkeeper recognizes you as someone from Pallet Town and calls you over to the counter. It seems that Professor Oak had ordered something that was recently delivered. The shopkeeper hands Oak's Parcel to you and asks that you take it to him. The man is adamant, so you will not be able to make any purchases until the delivery is made.

Pokémon Academy

The Pokémon academy in the city's center teaches inexperienced Trainers about the basics of battle. A blackboard in the front of the room describes the five status ailments that can affect a Pokémon.

Ailment Effect(s)
BRN Burn Attack drops to 50%; inflicts damage equal to 1/16 of maximum HP every turn
FRZ Freeze Cannot move until thawed
PAR Paralysis Speed drops to 25%; cannot attack 1/4 of the time
PSN Poison Inflicts damage equal to 1/16 of maximum HP every turn; loses 1 HP for every four steps taken outside of battle
SLP Sleep Cannot move for one to seven turns

Pallet Town

The Kanto region, as seen on the Town Map

Oak's Lab

Deliver Oak's Parcel, a custom Poké Ball, to him and Blue arrives a moment later. The professor has a request for each of you: take the Pokédex he invented and use it to gather information on all the Pokémon in the world. This handheld device is a high-tech encyclopedia that records data on every Pokémon you encounter, and will be complete when you catch a member of every species. It was Oak's dream to do this himself, but his advanced age means that he must rely on the two of you instead.

Blue's house

Visit your rival's house before leaving town and speak to his sister to receive a Town Map.

Viridian City

With Oak's Parcel delivered, it is now possible to purchase items at the Poké Mart, and the old man that had blocked the path northward is feeling better now that he has had his coffee. When you pass him, he asks if you are in a hurry; if you say no, he demonstrates how to catch a Pokémon.

At this point, you may proceed north to Route 2, or make an optional detour westward to Route 22 first.

Route 22

Running into Blue for the second battle

It is not yet possible to fully explore Route 22, but you may still hunt for new Pokémon. A short way into the route, Blue appears and challenges you to a battle.

Rival Battle 2

Little has changed since your fight in Oak's Lab, but his first Pokémon has likely learned a new move. Trainers who chose Charmander should be especially wary, as his Squirtle can deal serious damage to Fire Pokémon with Bubble. Blue has added a Pidgey to his team, as well. Use the same tactics from your last battle to wear his Pokémon down and take the win.

Bulbasaur If the player chose Bulbasaur:

Charmander If the player chose Charmander:

Squirtle If the player chose Squirtle:

After the battle, be sure to heal your Pokémon and stock up on Poké Balls, then continue on to Route 2.

If you managed to defeat Blue before catching any Pokémon and have no Poké Balls on-hand, you can return to Pallet Town first and speak to Professor Oak to receive 5 Poké Balls.

Route 2 (West)

Route 2

Route 2 runs northward from Viridian City to Pewter City. Much of the route's west side is occupied by a large maze of trees known as Viridian Forest. Overgrown trees block access to the east side for now. Head through the gate to enter the forest, a whole new area with new Pokémon to catch!

← Part 1 Introduction, Pallet Town
Red and Blue
Viridian Forest, Pewter City, Pewter Gym Part 3 →

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