Pokémon League Reception Gate
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|Location:||Generations I, III, and VII|
Between Route 22 and Route 23
Generations II and IV
South of Victory Road,
West of Route 22,
East of Route 28,
North of Route 26
|Generations:||I, II, III, IV, VII|
Location of Pokémon League Reception Gate in Kanto.
|Pokémon world locations|
The Pokémon League Reception Gate (Japanese: ポケモンリーグうけつけゲート Pokémon League Reception Gate) is a large gate located in Kanto to the west of Route 22. The building serves as a Gym Badge checkpoint for both Kanto and Johto Trainers in these games.
This gate is named the Pokémon League Front Gate (Japanese: ポケモンリーグ正面ゲート Pokémon League Front Gate) in Generations I, III and VII, where it simply contains the Boulder Badge checkpoint and connects Routes 22 and 23.
In Generations I, III, and VII
The Pokémon League Front Gate serves as the Boulder Badge checkpoint due to the Badge checkpoints being individually distributed by eight guards throughout Route 23. It also works as a connector between Routes 22 and 23. Unlike its Generation II and IV incarnations, it is not a four-way intersection.
In Generations II and IV
The Pokémon League Front Gate was rebuilt and renamed the Pokémon League Reception Gate. The Badge checkpoints are consolidated into a single one inside of the gate, which now connects directly to Victory Road. This is why Route 23 is extremely short in Generation II; in Generation IV, it was completely removed as its fifteen tiles are now considered part of Indigo Plateau itself.
Trainers entering Kanto from Johto via Routes 26 and 27 are forced to enter this building from the south. Here, they are stopped by a Pokémon League official and must present the eight Johto Gym Badges before they can advance. Past the guard is a four-way intersection of hallways; only the north hallway leading to Victory Road (and therefore Indigo Plateau) is initially open. The east hallway, leading to Viridian City via Route 22, is blocked by a guard until the player enters the gate from the Route 22 side; once the guard has stepped aside, the player can travel between Johto and mainland Kanto without Flying, Teleporting, taking the S.S. Aqua or the Magnet Train. The west hallway, leading to Route 28 and Mt. Silver, is opened by Professor Oak once the player has collected all eight Kanto Gym Badges.
In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Janine will appear here every evening between 16:00 and 20:00 after being defeated and will give the player her phone number so that she can be called for a rematch.
- Unlike other generations, the gate uses The Pokémon League as the background music in the Generation II games. The Generation I games and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen instead use Viridian Forest, while Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver use Route 26.
In other languages
Pokémon League Reception Gate
Pokémon League Front Gate
|The Pokémon League|
Trainer • Battle • Gym Leaders
Gyms • Badges • Referee
Elite Four • Orange League
Pokémon League Conferences
Indigo • Silver • Ever Grande • Lily of the Valley
Vertress • Lumiose • Manalo
|Regional Pokémon Leagues|
Indigo • Orange* • Johto • Hoenn • Sinnoh
Unova • Kalos • Alola • Galar
Areas of jurisdiction
Pokémon League Reception Gate • Hall of Fame
Palace of Victory • Cerulean Cave
Pokémon Association • PIA
World Coronation Series
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