Appendix:Red and Blue walkthrough/Section 3

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This is the Bulbapedia walkthrough for Pokémon Red and Blue. This walkthrough follows the original Game Boy version, not Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
The guide for those can be found here.

Viridian Forest

Follow the trail to the northwest to get a free item, a Poké Ball lying in the tall grass. Go back to your starting point, and this time follow the path to the east. The first person you see won't have anything interesting to say, but the next person certainly will — he's your first non-rival Trainer battle!

Continue north along the path and you'll encounter a second Bug Catcher. After that battle, grab the nearby Antidote, and turn west into the tall grass. Zigzag your way westward through the trees until you see a signpost. Explore the dead-end to the southeast to get a Potion, then continue west past the sign. Defeat one last Trainer 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. Local attractions include the Pewter Museum of Science and the Pewter Gym. The Gym Leader is looking for challengers, and the kid blocking the city's east exit will drag 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 challenging the Gym.

Poké Mart
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Escape Rope Escape Rope
Pokémon Dollar550
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Burn Heal Burn Heal
Pokémon Dollar250
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar200
Paralyze Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200

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 PokémonDollar.png50 for a child's ticket. The laboratory next door is closed to the public, but return later and one of the scientists inside will give you the Old Amber. His colleagues on Cinnabar Island can use the preserved DNA inside it to resurrect an ancient Aerodactyl.

Pewter Gym

Pewter Gym


The Rock Solid
POKéMON Trainer!

The Pewter Gym officially specializes in the Rock type. Bulbasaur's Vine Whip and Squirtle's Water Gun are super-effective against 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 decent damage anyway. For an added power boost, consider raising Charmander to level 16, when it evolves into Charmeleon. Alternatively, raise a Caterpie into a level 12 Butterfree that learns Confusion. If Brock's Onix uses its Bide move, spend the next few turns using stat-lowering moves, as any damage it endures will be returned for twice as much!

Pewter Gym
Boulder Badge

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

With the Pewter Gym defeated, your next stop is Cerulean City to the east. Stock up on Potions and Poké Balls before you leave for Route 3.

← Part 2 Route 1, Viridian City, back to Pallet Town, Route 2
Red and Blue
Route 3, Mt. Moon, Route 4 Part 4 →

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