National Park

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National Park しぜんこうえん
Nature Park
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS National Park-Morning.png
Map description: A spacious and beautiful park. It's connected to the Pokéathlon Dome.
Location: Between Routes 35 and 36
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
Johto National Park Map.png
Location of National Park in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

The National Park (Japanese: しぜんこうえん Nature Park) is a location in Johto. It is located to the north of Goldenrod City, between Route 35 and Route 36. The Bug-Catching Contest takes place there every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Geography

The park is separated into two main areas. The southern part contains several benches and a patch of flowers. Several people rest in this area, including a Teacher with a Persian that gives a Quick Claw to the player.

The northern part is circular and resembles a Poké Ball, with a fountain in the center, a semi-circular patch of tall grass to the south and another of long grass to the north, the first instance of this type of grass that is encountered in the games. Trainers can be battled only within these patches of grass, though there are no Trainers to battle during a Bug-Catching Contest.

In Generation II, most of the people talk about printing pictures off from the Pokédex, in order to promote the games' connectivity to the Game Boy Printer that was released two years before them. In Generation IV, they instead talk about using the Pokéwalker.

Items

Item Location Games
Quick Claw Quick Claw Gift from the woman with a Persian in the southeast  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Paralyze Heal Parlyz Heal Behind the fence, near the east gate  G  S  C 
Soothe Bell Soothe Bell Behind the fence, near the east gate  HG  SS 
TM Ground TM28 (Dig) Behind the fence, in the southwest  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Full Heal Full Heal Behind the fence, between the two flowers at the end of the path near the south gate (hidden)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Full Heal Full Heal Two tiles north and two tiles east of the northeastern corner of the small fountain near the south gate (hidden)  HG  SS 
Shiny Stone Shiny Stone Behind the fence, on a cliff in the northeast (requires Rock Climb)  HG  SS 
Nugget Nugget Sometimes given out by Pokéfan Beverly if the player has her number (number obtainable with Marill in their partyC)  C  HG  SS 
Sport Ball Sport Ball ×20 From the Contest Helper in either gate, to be used in the Bug-Catching Contest, cannot be keptTuThSa  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Bug-Catching Contest prizes

For the prizes received by competing in the Bug-Catching Contest, see Bug-Catching Contest → Prizes.

Pokémon

Generation II

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Morning Day Night
Caterpie Caterpie
G S C
Grass Grass
10-12 50% 0% 0%
Caterpie Caterpie
G S C
Grass Grass
10 0% 30% 0%
Caterpie Caterpie
G S C
Grass Grass
10 5% 5% 0%
Metapod Metapod
G S C
Grass Grass
10 30% 30% 0%
Weedle Weedle
G S C
Grass Grass
10-12 50% 0% 0%
Weedle Weedle
G S C
Grass Grass
10 0% 30% 0%
Weedle Weedle
G S C
Grass Grass
10 5% 5% 0%
Kakuna Kakuna
G S C
Grass Grass
10 30% 30% 0%
Pidgey Pidgey
G S C
Grass Grass
10-14 20% 0% 0%
Pidgey Pidgey
G S C
Grass Grass
12-14 0% 15% 0%
Pidgey Pidgey
G S C
Grass Grass
13 10% 10% 0%
Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
G S C
Grass Grass
12 30% 30% 0%
Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
G S C
Grass Grass
12 30% 30% 0%
Venonat Venonat
G S C
Grass Grass
10-12 0% 0% 10%
Psyduck Psyduck
G S C
Grass Grass
12 0% 0% 30%
Hoothoot Hoothoot
G S C
Grass Grass
10-14 0% 0% 100%
Hoothoot Hoothoot
G S C
Grass Grass
13-15 0% 0% 40%
Ledyba Ledyba
G S C
Grass Grass
14 20% 0% 0%
Spinarak Spinarak
G S C
Grass Grass
14 0% 0% 20%
Sunkern Sunkern
G S C
Grass Grass
11-13 0% 25% 0%
Sunkern Sunkern
G S C
Grass Grass
14 0% 20% 0%
Bug-Catching Contest
Caterpie Caterpie
G S C
Grass Grass
7-18 20%
Metapod Metapod
G S C
Grass Grass
9-18 10%
Butterfree Butterfree
G S C
Grass Grass
12-15 5%
Weedle Weedle
G S C
Grass Grass
7-18 20%
Kakuna Kakuna
G S C
Grass Grass
9-18 10%
Beedrill Beedrill
G S C
Grass Grass
12-15 5%
Paras Paras
G S C
Grass Grass
10-17 10%
Venonat Venonat
G S C
Grass Grass
10-16 10%
Scyther Scyther
G S C
Grass Grass
13-14 5%
Pinsir Pinsir
G S C
Grass Grass
13-14 5%
Fishing
Krabby Krabby
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 100%
Note: The water is inaccessible without the use of a cheating device.
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
Morning Day Night
Caterpie Caterpie
HG SS
Grass Grass
10, 12 50% 0% 0%
Caterpie Caterpie
HG SS
Grass Grass
10 0% 30% 0%
Metapod Metapod
HG SS
Grass Grass
10 30% 30% 0%
Weedle Weedle
HG SS
Grass Grass
10, 12 50% 0% 0%
Weedle Weedle
HG SS
Grass Grass
10 0% 30% 0%
Kakuna Kakuna
HG SS
Grass Grass
10 30% 30% 0%
Pidgey Pidgey
HG SS
Grass Grass
10, 12, 14 20% 0% 0%
Pidgey Pidgey
HG SS
Grass Grass
12, 14 0% 15% 0%
Hoothoot Hoothoot
HG SS
Grass Grass
10, 12, 14 0% 0% 100%
Sunkern Sunkern
HG SS
Grass Grass
10, 12 0% 25% 0%
Headbutt
Group A
Exeggcute Exeggcute
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
10-12 20%
Hoothoot Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
10-12 50%
Pineco Pineco
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
10-12 30%
Headbutt
Group B
Exeggcute Exeggcute
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
13-15 20%
Hoothoot Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
13-15 50%
Ledyba Ledyba
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
13-15 30%
Spinarak Spinarak
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
13-15 30%
Headbutt
Five trees at top of the hill in the north-east section. Requires Rock Climb.
Exeggcute Exeggcute
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
18-20 65%
Cherubi Cherubi
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
18-20 30%
Cherubi Cherubi
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
21-25 5%
Special Pokémon
Plusle Plusle
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
10 20%
Minun Minun
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
12 20%
Shinx Shinx
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
10, 12 40%
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.


Bug-Catching Contest (pre-National Pokédex)

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Caterpie Caterpie
HG SS
Grass Grass
7-18 20%
Metapod Metapod
HG SS
Grass Grass
9-18 10%
Butterfree Butterfree
HG SS
Grass Grass
12-15 5%
Weedle Weedle
HG SS
Grass Grass
7-18 20%
Kakuna Kakuna
HG SS
Grass Grass
9-18 10%
Beedrill Beedrill
HG SS
Grass Grass
12-15 5%
Paras Paras
HG SS
Grass Grass
10-17 10%
Venonat Venonat
HG SS
Grass Grass
10-16 10%
Scyther Scyther
HG SS
Grass Grass
13-14 5%
Pinsir Pinsir
HG SS
Grass Grass
13-14 5%
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.


Bug-Catching Contest (post-National Pokédex)

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Tuesday Contest
Caterpie Caterpie
HG SS
Grass Grass
24-36 20%
Metapod Metapod
HG SS
Grass Grass
26-36 10%
Butterfree Butterfree
HG SS
Grass Grass
27-30 5%
Weedle Weedle
HG SS
Grass Grass
24-36 20%
Kakuna Kakuna
HG SS
Grass Grass
26-36 10%
Beedrill Beedrill
HG SS
Grass Grass
27-30 5%
Paras Paras
HG SS
Grass Grass
27-34 10%
Venonat Venonat
HG SS
Grass Grass
25-32 10%
Scyther Scyther
HG SS
Grass Grass
27-28 5%
Pinsir Pinsir
HG SS
Grass Grass
27-28 5%
Thursday Contest
Scyther Scyther
HG SS
Grass Grass
27-28 5%
Pinsir Pinsir
HG SS
Grass Grass
27-28 5%
Wurmple Wurmple
HG SS
Grass Grass
24-36 20%
Silcoon Silcoon
HG SS
Grass Grass
24-32 10%
Dustox Dustox
HG SS
Grass Grass
25-32 5%
Nincada Nincada
HG SS
Grass Grass
26-36 20%
Volbeat Volbeat
HG SS
Grass Grass
26-36 10%
Kricketot Kricketot
HG SS
Grass Grass
27-30 10%
Kricketune Kricketune
HG SS
Grass Grass
27-30 10%
Combee Combee
HG SS
Grass Grass
27-34 5%
Saturday Contest
Scyther Scyther
HG SS
Grass Grass
27-28 5%
Pinsir Pinsir
HG SS
Grass Grass
27-28 5%
Wurmple Wurmple
HG SS
Grass Grass
24-36 20%
Beautifly Beautifly
HG SS
Grass Grass
25-32 5%
Cascoon Cascoon
HG SS
Grass Grass
24-35 10%
Nincada Nincada
HG SS
Grass Grass
26-36 20%
Illumise Illumise
HG SS
Grass Grass
26-36 10%
Kricketot Kricketot
HG SS
Grass Grass
27-30 10%
Kricketune Kricketune
HG SS
Grass Grass
27-30 10%
Combee Combee
HG SS
Grass Grass
27-34 5%
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.


Trainers

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
Pokéfan Beverly
Pokéfan Beverly
メグミ Megumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1120
PokéGear Phone
Snubbull Snubbull Lv.14
Held icon II.png Berry
Pokéfan William
Pokéfan William
アキヒト Akihito
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1120
Raichu Raichu Lv.14
Held icon II.png Berry
Schoolboy Jack
Schoolboy Jack
シュウイチ Shūichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png480
PokéGear Phone
Oddish Oddish Lv.12
No item
Voltorb Voltorb Lv.15
No item
Lass Krise
Lass Krise
ユキ Yuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png360
Oddish Oddish Lv.12
No item
Cubone Cubone Lv.15
No item
Rematch
Pokéfan BeverlyGS
Pokéfan BeverlyGS
メグミ Megumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1440
After reaching Mahogany Town
PokéGear Phone
Snubbull Snubbull Lv.18
Held icon II.png Berry
Pokéfan BeverlyGS
Pokéfan BeverlyGS
メグミ Megumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2400
After the Goldenrod Radio Tower incident
PokéGear Phone
Granbull Granbull Lv.30
Held icon II.png Berry
Schoolboy Jack
Schoolboy Jack
シュウイチ Shūichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png544
After reaching Olivine City
and defeating the previous teamC

PokéGear Phone
Oddish Oddish Lv.14
No item
Voltorb Voltorb Lv.17
No item
Schoolboy Jack
Schoolboy Jack
シュウイチ Shūichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png992
After the Goldenrod Radio Tower incident
and defeating the previous teamC

PokéGear Phone
Gloom Gloom Lv.28
No item
Electrode Electrode Lv.31
No item
Schoolboy JackC
Schoolboy JackC
シュウイチ Shūichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1056
After becoming Champion
and defeating the previous team

PokéGear Phone
Gloom Gloom Lv.30
No item
Growlithe Growlithe Lv.33
No item
Electrode Electrode Lv.33
No item
Schoolboy JackC
Schoolboy JackC
シュウイチ Shūichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1184
After returning the Machine Part
and defeating the previous team

PokéGear Phone
Electrode Electrode Lv.35
No item
Growlithe Growlithe Lv.35
No item
Vileplume Vileplume Lv.37
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
Pokéfan Beverly
Pokéfan Beverly
メグミ Megumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1024
PokéGear Phone
Snubbull Snubbull Lv.16
No item
Pokéfan William
Pokéfan William
アキヒト Akihito
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1024
Raichu Raichu Lv.16
No item
School Kid Jack
School Kid Jack
シュウイチ Shūichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png300
PokéGear Phone
Oddish Oddish Lv.12
No item
Voltorb Voltorb Lv.15
No item
Lass Krise
Lass Krise
ユキ Yuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png272
PokéGear Phone
Oddish Oddish Lv.14
No item
Cubone Cubone Lv.17
No item
Rematch
Pokéfan Beverly*
Pokéfan Beverly*
メグミ Megumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2170
PokéGear Phone
Snubbull Snubbull Lv.31
No item
Pokéfan Beverly
Pokéfan Beverly
メグミ Megumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3010/3710
PokéGear Phone
Granbull Granbull Lv.43/53
No item
Lass Krise*
Lass Krise*
ユキ Yuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png496
PokéGear Phone
Oddish Oddish Lv.21
No item
Cubone Cubone Lv.31
No item
Lass Krise*
Lass Krise*
ユキ Yuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png608
PokéGear Phone
Gloom Gloom Lv.32
No item
Marowak Marowak Lv.38
No item
Lass Krise*
Lass Krise*
ユキ Yuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png864
PokéGear Phone
Vileplume Vileplume Lv.53
No item
Marowak Marowak Lv.54
No item
School Kid Jack*
School Kid Jack*
シュウイチ Shūichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png340
PokéGear Phone
Gloom Gloom Lv.29
No item
Voltorb Voltorb Lv.17
No item
School Kid Jack*
School Kid Jack*
シュウイチ Shūichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png620
PokéGear Phone
Vileplume Vileplume Lv.38
No item
Electrode Electrode Lv.31
No item
School Kid Jack*
School Kid Jack*
シュウイチ Shūichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1040
PokéGear Phone
Electrode Electrode Lv.43
No item
Vileplume Vileplume Lv.52
No item
Arcanine Arcanine Lv.52
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.


Preview

Layout

Gold Silver Crystal HeartGold SoulSilver
National Park GS.png National Park C.png National Park HGSS.png
 

In the anime

The National Park gate in the anime

National Park appeared in The Bug Stops Here, where Ash and his friends came by it just in time to see the Bug-Catching Contest starting. Ash and Casey, who also appeared at the site, decided to participate the contest. Casey ended up catching a Weedle that Ash was trying to catch, but eventually Ash caught himself a Beedrill. After dealing with Team Rocket's latest scheme, during which Casey's Chikorita evolved into a Bayleef, Ash was declared the winner of the contest, earning him a Sun Stone and allowing him to keep the Pokémon he had caught. Before the group parted ways with Casey, Ash decided to give Beedrill to Casey, knowing her love of yellow-and-black-striped Pokémon.

Pokémon

Casey Weedle.png
Weedle
National Park Venomoth.png
Venomoth
National Park Pineco.png
Pineco
National Park Scyther.png
Scyther


Caught Pokémon

Ash Beedrill.png
Beedrill

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

In Smeargle Smudge, a bicycle race between Gold and Whitney was mentioned to pass through the National Park.

In the Chuang Yi translation, the National Park was referred to as "Nature Reserve".

Trivia

  • School Kid Jack is the only Trainer here not to have his Pokémon's levels increase between Generations II and IV.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 自然公園 Jihyìhn Gūngyún
Mandarin 自然公園 / 自然公园 Zìrán Gōngyuán
Finland Flag.png Finnish Huvipuisto
France Flag.png French Parc Naturel
Germany Flag.png German Nationalpark
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Nemzeti Park
Italy Flag.png Italian Parco Nazionale
South Korea Flag.png Korean 자연공원 Jayeon Gongweon
Poland Flag.png Polish Park Rozrywki
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Parque Nacional
Spain Flag.png Spanish Parque Nacional
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Công viên Thiên Nhiên



Johto
Zephyr Badge.png Hive Badge.png Plain Badge.png Fog Badge.png Storm Badge.png Mineral Badge.png Glacier Badge.png Rising Badge.png
Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
2930313233343536373839404142434445464748
Landmarks
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex ForestRadio TowerGlobal Terminal
Goldenrod TunnelNational ParkPokéathlon DomeBell TowerBellchime TrailBurned TowerMoomoo FarmGlitter Lighthouse
Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerSafari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenS.S. AquaMt. Silver
Access to
Sinjoh RuinsKanto


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