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Kanto Route 5

Kanto
Route 5
5ばんどうろ
Route 5
Kanto Route 5 HGSS.png
Map description
A road running north of Saffron City connecting to the Underground Path.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Cerulean City
 
Route 5
 
Saffron City
 
Location
Kanto Route 5 Map.png
Location of Route 5 in Kanto.
Kanto Route 5 RBY.png Kanto Route 5 GSC.png Kanto Route 5 FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Route 4       Route 6

Route 5 (Japanese: 5ばんどうろ Route 5) is a route in central Kanto, connecting Cerulean City and Saffron City. The northern end of the Underground Path is located on this route.

Route description

Route 5 is a small pathway that is divided into three vertical parts: two pathways and a one-way, grass-filled middle with ledges that separates the two two-way paths. This middle section, accessible only from the Cerulean end, leads to the Pokémon Day Care just north of Saffron. The route is a simple north-south path with no turns other than those at the termini as it enters the cities of Cerulean and Saffron.

Route 5 can be accessed two ways from Cerulean City: by cutting the cut-able trees on the southern portion of the city, or by going around city from the house attacked by the Team Rocket Grunt. At this point the route turns south, while Trainers can choose between going down the ledges or by traveling around it. If Trainers choose one of the pathways east or west of the ledged pathway, that will travel south until they get to the gate to Saffron City.

The Pokémon Day Care

If Trainers choose the ledged path, it is a one-way path around down the contoured hill. If a Trainer jumps the first ledge, they must travel south, jumping the two other ledges and traveling through the small patches of tall grass after each route. Once Trainers have cleared the two remaining ledges, there stands a small house of an old man running a Pokémon Day Care. Pokémon in the Day Care gain one experience point per step the player takes. It is free to put a Pokémon into the Day Care, and costs PokémonDollar.png100 plus an additional PokémonDollar.png100 for each level gained to take a Pokémon out. The Pokémon Day Care is removed in Generation II and replaced with a house of which an old woman dwells, giving away a Cleanse Tag to Trainers who enter.

There is also an Underground Path on the south-eastern corner of Route 5 that passes under Saffron and comes out on Route 6 in the south, north of Vermilion City. This path is to allow Trainers and other people to pass Saffron without traveling through the city itself, which comes to a convenience during the period when the Officers at the city's gates are thirsty and will not let anyone through.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Tiny Mushroom Sprite.png TinyMushroom Held by Ms. NidoFR/Mr. NidoLG  FR  LG 
Bag Cleanse Tag Sprite.png Cleanse Tag From old woman in the former Pokémon Day Care building  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
016 Pidgey
R B Y
Grass Grass
13, 15-16 35%
016 Pidgey
R B Y
Grass Grass
15-17 45%
017 Pidgeotto
R B Y
Grass Grass
17 5%
019 Rattata
R B Y
Grass Grass
14, 16 25%
039 Jigglypuff
R B Y
Grass Grass
3, 5, 7 10%
043 Oddish
R B Y
Grass Grass
13, 15-16 40%
052 Meowth
R B Y
Grass Grass
10, 12, 14, 16 25%
056 Mankey
R B Y
Grass Grass
10, 12, 14, 16 25%
063 Abra
R B Y
Grass Grass
7 15%
069 Bellsprout
R B Y
Grass Grass
13, 15-16 40%
Gift Pokémon
029 Nidoran♀
R B Y
032 Trade
Nidoran♂
The same as the traded Pokémon One
067 Machoke
R B Y
104 Trade
Cubone
The same as the traded Pokémon 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 II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
063 Abra
G S C
Grass Grass
12-14 10%
063 Abra
G S C
Grass Grass
12-14 15%
039 Jigglypuff
G S C
Grass Grass
14 5%
016 Pidgey
G S C
Grass Grass
13-15 60% 60% 0%
016 Pidgey
G S C
Grass Grass
13-15 40% 40% 0%
016 Pidgey
G S C
Grass Grass
13 30% 30% 0%
069 Bellsprout
G S C
Grass Grass
13 30% 30% 20%
209 Snubbull
G S C
Grass Grass
13 30% 30% 0%
052 Meowth
G S C
Grass Grass
14 20% 20% 30%
052 Meowth
G S C
Grass Grass
13 0% 0% 30%
017 Pidgeotto
G S C
Grass Grass
15 20% 20% 0%
043 Oddish
G S C
Grass Grass
13-14 0% 0% 60%
043 Oddish
G S C
Grass Grass
13 0% 0% 30%
163 Hoothoot
G S C
Grass Grass
13 0% 0% 30%
164 Noctowl
G S C
Grass Grass
15 0% 0% 20%
044 Gloom
G S C
Grass Grass
15 0% 0% 10%
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 III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
016 Pidgey
FR LG
Grass Grass
13, 15-16 40%
052 Meowth
FR LG
Grass Grass
10, 12, 14, 16 35%
043 Oddish
FR LG
Grass Grass
13, 15-16 25%
069 Bellsprout
FR LG
Grass Grass
13, 15-16 25%
Gift Pokémon
029 Nidoran♀
FR LG
032 Trade
Nidoran♂
The same as the Traded Pokémon One
032 Nidoran♂
FR LG
029 Trade
Nidoran♀
The same as the traded Pokémon 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

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
063 Abra
HG SS
Grass Grass
12-14 10%
016 Pidgey
HG SS
Grass Grass
13-15 60% 60% 0%
016 Pidgey
HG SS
Grass Grass
13-15 40% 40% 0%
069 Bellsprout
HG SS
Grass Grass
13 30% 30% 0%
069 Bellsprout
HG SS
Grass Grass
14 0% 0% 20%
052 Meowth
HG SS
Grass Grass
14 20% 20% 0%
052 Meowth
HG SS
Grass Grass
13 0% 0% 30%
043 Oddish
HG SS
Grass Grass
13 0% 0% 60%
043 Oddish
HG SS
Grass Grass
13 0% 0% 30%
044 Gloom
HG SS
Grass Grass
15 0% 0% 10%
Headbutt
163 Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
11-16 50%
204 Pineco
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
11-13 30%
415 Combee
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
11-16 20%
Special Pokémon
311 Plusle
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
13 20%
312 Minun
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
14 20%
403 Shinx
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
13-14 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.

Differences among generations

Generations I and III

In Generations I and III, the layout is the same. The depiction of Route 5 is almost identical in Generations I and III. Only trivial changes are visible between these two Generations. In Generation III, the Pokémon Day Care is located closer to the edge of the ledge, making it easier for Trainers to accidentally jump off the side, causing them to walk back north and start jumping the three ledges back towards the Pokémon Day Care. Another trivial difference is the addition of bigger tall grass patches after jumping the ledges to get to the Pokémon Day Care. However, this might counter the fact that the Pokémon Day Care is located closer to the edge of the ledge.

Apart from this, most aesthetic features have been enhanced. Trees have become bigger, the cement road has been changed to a gravel path, flowers are more visible and most other sprites have been upgraded to Generation III standards.

Generation II

In Generation II, the route was shortened slightly with the number of tall grass patches and ledges reduces from three to two. Like in Generation III, the tall grass patches have increased in size, however, this might counter the fact that the Pokémon Day Care is located closer to the edge of the ledge. The Pokémon Day Care run by the old man is no longer available due to the addition of a Pokémon Day Care located in the Goldenrod City area on Route 34 of Johto, being replaced with a house of which an old woman dwells, giving away a Cleanse Tag to Trainers who enter.

Generation IV

Route 5 has changed completely in its Generation IV appearance. The layout has changed dramatically, as the path to the house has been blocked off while several ledges were removed and stairs took their place. From Cerulean City, the route turns south, while Trainers can choose between going down the ledges or by traveling around it. If Trainers choose one of the pathways east or west of the ledged pathway, that will travel south, down a flight of stairs, until they get to the gate to Saffron City.

If Trainers choose the ledged path, it is a one-way path around down the contoured hill. If a Trainer jumps the first ledge, they will reach a single large patch of tall grass, and by traveling south, there will be a flight of stairs which a Trainer can go up to the house of which an old lady and a young girl dwells, giving away a Cleanse Tag to Trainers who enter. At that point, Trainer are able to get down the contour two ways: take the stairs down then jump the ledge, or use HM08 (Rock Climb) down the hillside. The paths will then join back up where the Underground Path and the Saffron gate can be found.

The graphical features have also been updated to Generation IV standard, Due to this, the route is no longer flat, due to hills being added to change a more in-depth feel to the route. The addition of stairs and contours of hill sides create a 3D approach.

In the anime

Route 5 in the anime

Route 5 appeared in the episode The Path to the Pokémon League, The School of Hard Knocks, and Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village. This is where Ash and the gang find the Hidden Village and he catches his Bulbasaur. Run by Melanie, the village is a place for Pokémon who have been abandoned by their Trainers. She takes care of them until they are ready to return to the wild.

Ash and his friends stumbled across the Hidden Village by accident. They were trying to head to Vermilion City but had gotten lost. While on the way, Brock fell off a bridge and was swept away by a river. Melanie rescued him, and she brought Ash and Misty to the village. Helping to protect the village was a Bulbasaur, who Melanie said volunteered to guard it. Although it meant well, the Bulbasaur was unintentionally causing all the Pokémon to stay in the village since it was so safe. After saving it from Team Rocket, Melanie asked Ash if he wanted Bulbasaur to come with him. Ash agreed, and captured the Bulbasaur.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Route 5 does not appear in the Pokémon Adventures manga, which is unusual for the series. When ...But Fearow Itself! ended, Red was still on Route 24 and Route 25, however, when Danger: High Voltorb begun, Red is located on the hills of Vermilion City.

Trivia

See also


Kanto
Boulder Badge.png Cascade Badge.png Thunder Badge.png Rainbow Badge.png Soul Badge.png Marsh Badge.png Volcano Badge.png Earth Badge.png
Settlements
Pallet TownViridian CityPewter CityCerulean CityVermilion CityLavender Town
Celadon CitySaffron CityFuchsia CityCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau
Routes
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Landmarks
Professor Oak's LaboratoryViridian ForestDiglett's CavePewter Museum of ScienceMt. Moon (Square) • Cerulean Cave
Underground Path (Routes 5-6)Underground Path (Routes 7-8)S.S. AnneS.S. AquaCerulean CapeRock 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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Last modified on 1 August 2014, at 18:12