Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)

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This article is about the Underground Path in Kanto Routes 7 and 8. For the Underground Path in Kanto Routes 5 and 6, see Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6).

Underground Path ちかつうろ
Underground Path
Underground Path 7-8 FRLG.png
Map description
This area is not described by a map.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
Route 7
Underground Path
Route 8
Kanto Route 0
Location of Underground Path in Kanto.
Underground Path 7-8 RBY.png No image available Underground Path 7-8 FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6)       Dark Cave

The Underground Path (Japanese: ちかつうろ Underground Path) between Routes 7 and 8 is located directly underneath Saffron City and terminates just to the east and to the west of Saffron City.

Route description

The path is a long, dark hallway that travels under Saffron City. Despite the cave-like lighting of the path, there is no threat of being attacked by wild Pokémon. Occasionally, by using an Itemfinder, items that Trainers have dropped along the path can be found and retrieved.

In Generations II and IV, this path was closed due to many ill-mannered Trainer battles.


Item Location Games
Nugget Nugget Thirty-five tiles west of the Route 8 stairway (hidden)  R  B  Y 
Elixir Elixer Nineteen tiles east of the Route 7 stairway (hidden)  R  B  Y 
Ice Heal Ice Heal Three steps to the east from the second lamp (from east to west) one step south from the northern wall (hidden)  FR  LG 
Antidote Antidote Five steps to the west from the second lamp (from east to west) next to the southern wall (hidden)  FR  LG 
Ether Ether Two steps to the west from the third lamp (from east to west) next to the northern wall (hidden)  FR  LG 
Burn Heal Burn Heal Two steps to the west from the fourth lamp (from east to west) one step south from the northern wall (hidden)  FR  LG 
Awakening Awakening One step to the west from the fourth lamp (from west to east) one step north from the southern wall (hidden)  FR  LG 
Paralyze Heal Parlyz Heal Five steps to the west from the third lamp (from west to east) one step north from the southern wall (hidden)  FR  LG 
Potion Potion Five steps to the east from the first lamp (from west to east) one step south from the northern wall (hidden)  FR  LG 

Differences among generations

The only difference across all four generations was the removal of the Underground Path as a playable area in Generations II and IV. The reason is explained in a note from the Celadon Police left on the signpost to the Underground Path in Route 7.

There is a notice!

...Uncouth Trainers have been holding
battles in the Underground Path.

Because of rising complaints by local
residents, the Underground Path has
been sealed indefinitely.

            Signed, the Celadon Police

There is no equivalent notice on Route 8's entrance, though the signpost there does imply that it used to have one. It is possible that the Bikers fought there are responsible since one of them comments about the police closing it down.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Although the Underground Path doesn't make an actual appearance in Pokémon Adventures, the map of Red's journey in volume 2 shows that he used it as a shortcut to Celadon City between That Awful Arbok! and Wartortle Wars.

In other languages

Language Title
Finland Flag.png Finnish Maanalainen käytävä
France Flag.png French Souterrain
Germany Flag.png German Tunnelpfad
Italy Flag.png Italian Via Sotterranea
South Korea Flag.png Korean 지하 통로 Underground Path
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Underjordisk tunnel[1]
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Rota Subterrânea
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Vía Subterránea
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hang dưới lòng đất


See also

Boulder Badge.png Cascade Badge.png Thunder Badge.png Rainbow Badge.png Soul Badge.png Marsh Badge.png Volcano Badge.png Earth Badge.png
Pallet TownViridian CityPewter CityCerulean CityVermilion CityLavender Town
Celadon CitySaffron CityFuchsia CityCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau
Professor Oak's LaboratoryViridian ForestDiglett's CavePewter Museum of ScienceMt. Moon (Square) • Cerulean Cave
Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6)Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)S.S. AnneS.S. AquaSea CottageRock Tunnel
Power PlantCycling RoadRocket HideoutSilph Co.Magnet TrainPokémon TowerSafari Zone/Pal Park
Seafoam IslandsPokémon MansionPokémon LabPokémon League Reception GateVictory RoadTohjo Falls
Access to
Sevii IslandsJohto

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