Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6)

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

Underground Path ちかつうろ
Underground Path
Underground Path 5-6 HGSS.png
Map description
This area is not described by a map.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
Route 5
Underground Path
Route 6
Kanto Underground Path 5-6 Map.png
Location of Underground Path in Kanto.
Underground Path 5-6 RBY.png Underground Path 5-6 GSC.png Underground Path 5-6 FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Diglett's Cave       Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)

The Underground Path (Japanese: ちかつうろ Underground Path) between Routes 5 and 6 is located directly underneath Saffron City and terminates just to the north and to the south of Saffron City.

In Generations I and III, the path is the only way to travel between Cerulean City and Vermilion City until the gates surrounding Saffron City are opened, which does not occur until their guards receive a drink from Celadon City. In Generations II and IV, both entrances to the path are blocked until the problem at the Power Plant is solved.

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 to be attacked by wild Pokémon. Occasionally, by using an Itemfinder or Dowsing MCHNHGSS, items that Trainers have dropped along the path can be found and retrieved.


Item Location Games
Bag Full Restore Sprite.png Full Restore Two tiles left of the top stairs (hidden)  R  B  Y 
Bag X Sp. Atk Sprite.png X Special In the row of tiles left of the top stairs, thirty-two tiles down from the top wall (hidden)  R  B  Y 
Bag Antidote Sprite.png Antidote Near the northern stairs, 2 steps west from the right wall (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Paralyze Heal Sprite.png Parlyz Heal North side where the blue tiles go into the brown tiles, 3 steps east from left wall (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Awakening Sprite.png Awakening In the middle of the blue tiles, next to the left wall (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Potion Sprite.png Potion Where the blue tiles go into the red tiles, 2 steps west from the right wall (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether Middle of the red tiles, in the center of the path (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Ice Heal Sprite.png Ice Heal Southern brown tiles near the Burn Heal, next to the right wall (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Burn Heal Sprite.png Burn Heal Two tiles up from the lower stairs, two tiles right from the left wall (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Tiny Mushroom Sprite.png TinyMushroom Held by a Nidoran that is received in trade with a girl on the Cerulean side of the path  FR  LG 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 (Explosion) From a man in the tunnel in exchange for the RageCandyBar  HG  SS 
Bag Full Restore Sprite.png Full Restore Towards the north, south of the stairs leading to Route 5 (hidden)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag X Sp. Atk Sprite.png X Special In the leftmost side northwest of the stairs leading to Route 6 (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag X Sp. Atk Sprite.png X Special In the right-hand cone towards the middle (hidden)  HG  SS 

Differences between generations

Across all generations, the design is virtually the same, only with updated graphics, although it is much shorter in Generations II and IV. In Generation IV, a man is in the Underground Path who will trade TM64 (Explosion) for the RageCandyBar that can be bought in Mahogany Town.

In Generation II only, the Underground Path is a map location in the Pokégear.

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 1 shows that he used it as a shortcut to Vermilion City between ...But Fearow Itself! and Danger: High Voltorb.

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
Spain Flag.png Spanish Vía Subterránea

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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