Appendix:Red and Blue walkthrough/Section 3

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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 2

Viridian Forest

Viridian Forest

Viridian Forest is a sprawling, wooded area located on Route 2. A natural maze, it is easy to get lost inside.

Follow the trail to the northwest to reach a Poké Ball in the tall grass. Return to the entrance, and this time head eastward. Battle the first Bug Catcher on the east side of the forest, then continue north to fight the second. Grab the nearby Antidote and turn west to the tall grass. Zigzag westward through the trees to reach a signpost. Explore the dead-end path to the southeast to get a Potion, then continue westward. Defeat one last Bug Catcher to reach the northern edge of the forest. Leave the gate to re-emerge on Route 2 and continue north to Pewter City.

Pewter City

Pewter City

Pewter City is a quiet city nestled in the northern mountains between Route 2 and Route 3. The Pewter Museum of Science and the Pewter Gym are located here.

Calling All Challengers

The local Gym Leader is looking for challengers, and the kid blocking the city's east exit will escort you to the Gym if you try to leave. This is the first city to sell Potions, so stock up at the Poké Mart before taking up the challenge.

Pewter Museum of Science

The Pewter Museum of Science is located on the north side of the city. It hosts a wide range of artifacts and exhibits, with a focus on fossil excavation and space exploration. Admission to the main building is $50 for a child's ticket. The smaller building next door is closed to the public.

Pewter Gym

Pewter Gym


The Rock Solid POKéMON Trainer!

The Pewter Gym specializes in Rock-type Pokémon. Grass and Water attacks are the most effective here, as they deal serious damage to the Gym Trainer's Pokémon, and are doubly effective against Brock's Rock/Ground Pokémon. Though Geodude and Onix resist Fire attacks, their poor Special stat allows Charmander's Ember to inflict a decent amount of damage anyway. For an added power boost, consider raising Charmander to level 16, when it evolves into Charmeleon. An alternative method would be to raise a Caterpie until it evolves to Butterfree, then have it learn Confusion on Level 12. If Brock's Onix uses Bide, spend the next few turns using stat-lowering moves, as any damage it endures during this time will be returned for twice as much!

Pewter Gym
Boulder Badge

After the battle, Brock awards you the Boulder Badge, which gives your Pokémon a slight Attack boost during battle and enables the use of Flash in the field. He also gives you TM34 (Bide) as a prize.

With the Pewter Gym defeated, your next destination is Cerulean City to the east. Visit the Poké Mart for Potions, Poké Balls, and an Escape Rope or two for the cave up ahead. Once you are ready, head east to reach Route 3.

← Part 2 Route 1, Viridian City, Oak's Lab, Route 2
Red and Blue
Route 3, Mt. Moon, Route 4 Part 4 →

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