Mt. Mortar

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Mt. Mortar スリバチやま
Mt. Suribachi
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS Mt. Mortar-Morning.png
Map description: A naturally large cavern that is incredibly spacious.
Location: Route 42, between Ecruteak City and Mahogany Town
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
Johto Mt Mortar Map.png
Location of Mt. Mortar in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

Mt. Mortar (Japanese: スリバチやま Mt. Suribachi) is a large cave in Johto with three entrances on Route 42. Part of the large range of mountains north of the Johto region, it is known to be a confusing maze-like area with an interior cave known as the Waterfall Cave. It is an optional cave to enter, but contains many valuable items and Pokémon. The player can pass through the mountain caves to bypass the lakes on Route 42. It is the training place of Kiyo, the Karate King from Saffron City. He will reward the player with a level 10 Tyrogue upon defeat.

Pitchstone can be found here.

Geography

Mt. Mortar has three entrances and is huge inside, one of the largest of all caves in the games. It has four floors, and its high Pokémon-encounter rate makes getting lost very costly. It has Surfable waterways, Waterfalls, Strength puzzles, and multiple levels. It is usually considered to be one of the toughest caves to navigate. The cave also provides limited vision in Gold and Silver unless Flash is used, but is already lit in Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver.

The Karate King

The Karate King, Kiyo, is the leader of the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City. In Gold, Silver, and Crystal, he has gone to Mt. Mortar to train. In order to find him, the player must use the center entrance which offers access to water, then Surf ahead and climb a Waterfall. Then they must make their way to the bottom of the cave, where they will eventually find him waiting to be challenged. Kiyo uses a Hitmonchan and a Hitmonlee, and once they are defeated, he will give the player a Tyrogue as a reward. However, if the player does not have an empty slot in their party, Kiyo will tell them to make room for it, then come back.

Items

Entrance

Item Location Games
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion Right entrance near water, on a rock (hidden)  G  S  C 
Guard Spec. Guard Spec. East of the waterfall, accessible from the southeastern ladder of the lower cave  G  S  C 
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion East of western entrance (hidden)  HG  SS 
Ether Ether West side, atop a ladder from the lower cave  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Revive Revive East side, just south of a ladder from the lower cave  C  HG  SS 
Revive Revive East side, north of an exit to the outside (requires Rock Climb) (hidden)  HG  SS 

Lower cave

Item Location Games
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion In the center, between two ledges and south of two rocks forming a column (requires Strength)  G  S  C 
Max Repel Max Repel Area accessed from upper cave (hidden)  G  S  C 
Max Revive Max Revive Below a rock east of the ladder from the upper cave  G  S  C 
Max Potion Max Potion Area accessed from upper cave  C 
Max Repel Max Repel Beyond the Strength rock behind Poké Maniac Harrison (hidden)  HG  SS 
Max Potion Max Potion Beyond the Strength rock  HG  SS 
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball Beyond the Strength rock  C  HG  SS 
Escape Rope Escape Rope East of Super Nerd Markus (requires Strength)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Nugget Nugget North of Super Nerd Markus (requires Strength)  C  HG  SS 
Ether Ether On a hill south-east of the ladder from the upper cave (requires Surf and Waterfall) (hidden)  HG  SS 
Iron Iron South of the ladder from the upper cave (requires Surf and Waterfall)  HG  SS 
Iron Ball Iron Ball South-east of the hidden Ether (requires Surf and Waterfall)  HG  SS 
Max Revive Max Revive West of the ladder down to the basement and Karate King Kiyo (requires Surf and Waterfall)  HG  SS 
Full Incense Full Incense East side of the lower cave (requires Rock Climb)  HG  SS 
Nugget Nugget On the east side of the room (requires Rock Climb) (hidden)  HG  SS 
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball In a rock on the way to where the Protector is (requires Rock Climb) (hidden)  HG  SS 
Protector Protector North of the western entrance (requires Rock Climb)  HG  SS 
Rare Candy Rare Candy West of the Protector (requires Rock Climb) (hidden)  HG  SS 

Upper cave

Surf and Waterfall are required to reach this area.

Item Location Games
TM Normal TM40 (Defense Curl) In the center of the upper cave, on the L-shaped raised section  G  S  C 
Escape Rope Escape Rope On the raised section in the northeast corner of the upper cave  G  S  C 
Full Restore Full Restore Between northern ledges (hidden)  G  S 
Dragon Scale Dragon Scale On the raised section in the northwest corner of the upper cave  G  S  C 
Elixir Elixir In the northwest corner, southeast of the ladder leading to the lower cave  G  S  C 
Rare Candy Rare Candy In the southwest corner, east of a ledge and below two rocks  G  S  C 
Rare Candy Rare Candy Southwest corner  HG  SS 
Max Potion Max Potion Northeast of the entrance, below the second ledge from the bottom and east of the rectangular raised section  G  S  C 
Max Potion Max Potion Northeast of the entrance  HG  SS 
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion South of the Max Potion (hidden)  HG  SS 
Full Restore Full Restore On a stalagmite north of a pond on the eastern edge of the room (hidden)  HG  SS 
HP Up HP Up On a rock south-east of TM40 (hidden)  HG  SS 
TM Flying TM40 (Aerial Ace) North-east of Super Nerd Hugh  HG  SS 
Escape Rope Escape Rope Near north-east corner  HG  SS 
Full Heal Full Heal On a stalagmite east of the ladder to the lower cave (hidden)  HG  SS 
Dragon Scale Dragon Scale East of the ladder to the lower cave  HG  SS 
Elixir Elixir South-east of the ladder to the lower cave  HG  SS 

Basement

Item Location Games
Full Restore Full Restore Across the water to the east of the ladder from the middle entrance (requires Surf)  C  HG  SS 
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion Basement (requires Surf)  G  S  C 
Max Ether Max Ether North-east corner of basement (requires Surf)  C  HG  SS 
PP Up PP Up North of the ladder from the middle entrance (requires Surf)  C  HG  SS 
Carbos Carbos To the west of the middle entrance, across a patch of water (requires Surf)  C  HG  SS 
Full Heal Full Heal Basement (requires Surf)  G  S 
Max Revive Max Revive Area accessed from the upper cave (hidden)  G  S  C 
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion In area north-west of Max Ether (requires Surf)  HG  SS 
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball In the wall, west of the ladder from the middle entrance (requires Surf) (hidden)  HG  SS 
Max Revive Max Revive On a boulder west of Karate King Kiyo (requires Surf and Waterfall) (hidden)  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

Entrance

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
019 Rattata
G S C
Cave Cave
14-16 14%
019 Rattata
G S C
Cave Cave
14 30%
020 Raticate
G S C
Cave Cave
16 5%
041 Zubat
G S C
Cave Cave
13-15 60%
041 Zubat
G S C
Cave Cave
13 30%
042 Golbat
G S C
Cave Cave
13 10%
066 Machop
G S C
Cave Cave
14 20%
066 Machop
G S C
Cave Cave
14 0% 20% 0%
074 Geodude
G S C
Cave Cave
14 5%
183 Marill
G S C
Cave Cave
15 1%
183 Marill
G S C
Cave Cave
14 0% 0% 20%
Surfing
118 Goldeen
G S C
Surfing Surfing
15-24 90%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Surfing Surfing
15-19 60%
119 Seaking
G S C
Surfing Surfing
20-24 10%
183 Marill
G S C
Surfing Surfing
20-24 30%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
119 Seaking
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
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.

Lower cave

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
019 Rattata
G S C
Cave Cave
14 10%
019 Rattata
G S C
Cave Cave
14 30%
020 Raticate
G S C
Cave Cave
14 0% 10% 20%
041 Zubat
G S C
Cave Cave
14 5%
041 Zubat
G S C
Cave Cave
15 0% 5% 10%
042 Golbat
G S C
Cave Cave
15 5%
066 Machop
G S C
Cave Cave
13-15 35%
066 Machop
G S C
Cave Cave
15 0% 20% 0%
074 Geodude
G S C
Cave Cave
13-15 50%
074 Geodude
G S C
Cave Cave
13 30%
183 Marill
G S C
Cave Cave
15 0% 0% 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.

Upper cave

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
020 Raticate
G S C
Cave Cave
30 10%
020 Raticate
G S C
Cave Cave
30 0% 10% 20%
042 Golbat
G S C
Cave Cave
30 5%
042 Golbat
G S C
Cave Cave
30 0% 5% 15%
066 Machop
G S C
Cave Cave
28 5%
066 Machop
G S C
Cave Cave
28 0% 5% 0%
067 Machoke
G S C
Cave Cave
32 30%
067 Machoke
G S C
Cave Cave
32 30% 30% 0%
074 Geodude
G S C
Cave Cave
31 20%
074 Geodude
G S C
Cave Cave
31 0% 20% 30%
075 Graveler
G S C
Cave Cave
31 30%
183 Marill
G S C
Cave Cave
28 0% 0% 5%
Surfing
118 Goldeen
G S C
Surfing Surfing
20-29 90%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Surfing Surfing
20-24 60%
119 Seaking
G S C
Surfing Surfing
25-29 10%
183 Marill
G S C
Surfing Surfing
25-29 30%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
119 Seaking
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
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.

Basement

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
019 Rattata
G S C
Cave Cave
16 20%
020 Raticate
G S C
Cave Cave
16 5%
020 Raticate
G S C
Cave Cave
18 5%
041 Zubat
G S C
Cave Cave
15-17 60%
042 Golbat
G S C
Cave Cave
17 20%
066 Machop
G S C
Cave Cave
16 10%
066 Machop
G S C
Cave Cave
16 0% 10% 0%
074 Geodude
G S C
Cave Cave
16 5%
183 Marill
G S C
Cave Cave
16 0% 0% 10%
Surfing
118 Goldeen
G S C
Surfing Surfing
15-24 90%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Surfing Surfing
15-19 60%
119 Seaking
G S C
Surfing Surfing
20-24 10%
183 Marill
G S C
Surfing Surfing
20-24 30%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
119 Seaking
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
Gift Pokémon
236 Tyrogue
G S C
Gift Gift
10 One
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

Entrance

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
019 Rattata
HG SS
Cave Cave
14, 16 19%
041 Zubat
HG SS
Cave Cave
13, 15 60%
066 Machop
HG SS
Cave Cave
14 20%
074 Geodude
HG SS
Cave Cave
14 5%
183 Marill
HG SS
Cave Cave
15 1%
Surfing
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
10-25 90%
119 Seaking
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
15-25 10%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 90%
119 Seaking
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 4%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 6%
Special Pokémon
183 Marill
HG SS
Swarm Swarm
13-15 40%
296 Makuhita
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
14 20%
359 Absol
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
13-15 20%
433 Chingling
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
14 20%
436 Bronzor
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
13-15 20%
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.

Lower cave

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
019 Rattata
HG SS
Cave Cave
14 10%
041 Zubat
HG SS
Cave Cave
13-15 5%
066 Machop
HG SS
Cave Cave
13-15 35%
074 Geodude
HG SS
Cave Cave
13-15 50%
Special Pokémon
296 Makuhita
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
15 20%
359 Absol
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
13 20%
433 Chingling
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
15 20%
436 Bronzor
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
13 20%
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.

Upper cave

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
020 Raticate
HG SS
Cave Cave
30 10%
042 Golbat
HG SS
Cave Cave
30 5%
066 Machop
HG SS
Cave Cave
28 5%
067 Machoke
HG SS
Cave Cave
32 30%
074 Geodude
HG SS
Cave Cave
31 20%
075 Graveler
HG SS
Cave Cave
31 30%
Surfing
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
10-15 90%
119 Seaking
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
15 10%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 90%
119 Seaking
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 4%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 6%
Special Pokémon
296 Makuhita
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
31 20%
359 Absol
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
31-32 20%
433 Chingling
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
31 20%
436 Bronzor
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
31-32 20%
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.

Basement

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
019 Rattata
HG SS
Cave Cave
16 20%
020 Raticate
HG SS
Cave Cave
16 5%
041 Zubat
HG SS
Cave Cave
15-17 60%
066 Machop
HG SS
Cave Cave
13-16 10%
074 Geodude
HG SS
Cave Cave
13-16 5%
Surfing
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
10-15 90%
119 Seaking
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
15 10%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 90%
119 Seaking
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 4%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 6%
Special Pokémon
296 Makuhita
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
15 20%
359 Absol
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
13 20%
433 Chingling
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
15 20%
436 Bronzor
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
13 20%
Gift Pokémon
236 Tyrogue
HG SS
Gift Gift
10 One
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
PokéManiac MillerC
PokéManiac MillerC
ナオト Naoto
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1020
034 Nidoking Lv.17
No item
031 Nidoqueen Lv.17
No item
Super Nerd MarkusC
Super Nerd MarkusC
ガクジ Gakuji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png608
079 Slowpoke Lv.19
No item
Requires Surf and Waterfall
Super Nerd HughC
Super Nerd HughC
タカフミ Takafumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1248
117 Seadra Lv.39
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
Poké Maniac Harrison
Poké Maniac Harrison
ナオト Naoto
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1088
034 Nidoking Lv.17
No item
031 Nidoqueen Lv.17
No item
Super Nerd Markus
Super Nerd Markus
ガクジ Gakuji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png912
079 Slowpoke Lv.19
No item
Requires Surf and Waterfall
Super Nerd Hugh
Super Nerd Hugh
タカフミ Takafumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1872
117 Seadra Lv.39
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

Version Entrance Lower cave Upper cave Basement
Gold Mt Mortar Entrance GSC.png Mt Mortar Lower Cave GS.png Mt Mortar Upper Cave GS.png Mt Mortar Basement GS.png
Silver
Crystal Mt Mortar Lower Cave C.png Mt Mortar Upper Cave C.png Mt Mortar Basement C.png
HeartGold |Mt Mortar Entrance HGSS.png |Mt Mortar Lower Cave HGSS.png |Mt Mortar Upper Cave HGSS.png |Mt Mortar Basement HGSS.png
SoulSilver
 

Trivia

  • There is a volcano, also called Mt. Suribachi, in Iwo Jima, Japan.

Name Origin

Mt. Mortar is named after a mortar bowl used for grinding and mixing substances. A suribachi is the Japanese equivalent of a mortar bowl. Mortar is also a mixture of cement and water that is used to bind and fill gaps between construction bricks.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 擂鉢山 Léibō Shān (manga)
研缽山* Yánbō Shān (anime)
France Flag.png European French Mont Creuset
Germany Flag.png German Kesselberg
Italy Flag.png Italian Monte Scodella
South Korea Flag.png Korean 절구산 Jeolgu San
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Mt. Mortero


References


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
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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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