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S.S. Anne

S.S. Anne サント・アンヌごう
S.S. Saint Anne
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
SS Anne FRLG.png
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Location: Vermilion City
Region: Kanto
Generations: I, III
Kanto Vermilion City Map.png
Location of S.S. Anne in Kanto.
Pokémon world locations

The S.S. Anne or St. Anne (Japanese: サント・アンヌごう S.S. St. Anne) is a well-known luxury cruise liner which sails the world, stopping annually in Vermilion City, Kanto.

Layout

To get on the S.S. Anne in the games, players must first obtain an S.S. Ticket by helping out Bill.

This ship contains many Pokémon Trainers, including many Gentlemen and Sailors. In Generation III, in one room on the first floor, a lady will restore a Trainer's party on hand to full health. Before reaching the captain's cabin, players will encounter Blue and must battle him.

When Blue is defeated, the player will be able to enter the Captain's quarters, where they will find him seasick. By choosing to help him by giving him a backrub, players will be able to get HM01 (Cut).

Once the captain is healed, the S.S. Anne will sail away the moment player exits the ship. Although it is said to return once a year, none of the games in which it appears have a time system capable of measuring this, and the ship will not be seen again. The only way in which one can get the ship to remain is by losing a battle and blacking out, thus returning to the Pokémon Center (or using a Generation I glitch).

In the programming code of Diamond and Pearl, an item called "S.S. Ticket" has been found. According to its in-Bag description, it is a "ticket for the Luxury Liner S.S. Anne," which means that S.S. Anne was possibly meant to reappear in Sinnoh or that Diamond and Pearl were built off a heavily modified Generation III game engine.

Items

Port

Item Location Games
Bag Lava Cookie Sprite.png Lava Cookie South of the truck in the harbor (requires Surf) (hidden)  FR  LG 

Ship

Item Location Games
Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion On the bottom deck, in the far right room  R  B  Y 
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether In room 3 on bottom deck  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 (Rest) In room 2 on bottom deck  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Hyper Potion Sprite.png Hyper Potion On the bottom deck, in the far left room, on the bed's pillow (hidden)*  R  B  Y 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM08 (Body Slam) On the main deck, in the second room from the left  R  B  Y 
Bag Great Ball Sprite.png Great Ball In the galley, in the bottom trash can (hidden)  R  B  Y 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether On the top deck, in the second room from the left  R  B  Y 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy On the top deck, in the third room from the right  R  B  Y 
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 (Cut) Receive from the Captain in his quarters on the top deck  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Hyper Potion Sprite.png Hyper Potion In trash can on bottom deck (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Super Potion Sprite.png Super Potion In room 5 on bottom deck  FR  LG 
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 (Brick Break) In room 2 on main deck  FR  LG 
Bag Pecha Berry Sprite.png Pecha Berry In trash can in the galley (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Cheri Berry Sprite.png Cheri Berry In trash can in the galley (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Chesto Berry Sprite.png Chesto Berry In trash can in the galley (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Great Ball Sprite.png Great Ball In the galley  FR  LG 
Bag Stardust Sprite.png Stardust In room 2 on second deck  FR  LG 
Bag X Attack Sprite.png X Attack In room 4 on second deck  FR  LG 

Trainers

Generation I

Deck

Trainer Pokémon
Sailor
Sailor
Reward: PokémonDollar.png510
066 Machop Lv.17
No item
072 Tentacool Lv.17
No item
Sailor
Sailor
Reward: PokémonDollar.png540
066 Machop Lv.18
No item
090 Shellder Lv.18
No item

1F

Trainer Pokémon
Gentleman
Gentleman
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1260
058 Growlithe Lv.18
No item
058 Growlithe Lv.18
No item
Gentleman
Gentleman
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1330
032 Nidoran♂ Lv.19
No item
029 Nidoran♀ Lv.19
No item
Lass
Lass
Reward: PokémonDollar.png270
016 Pidgey Lv.18
No item
029 Nidoran♀ Lv.18
No item
Youngster
Youngster
Reward: PokémonDollar.png315
032 Nidoran♂ Lv.21
No item

2F

Pokémon Red and Blue
Trainer Pokémon
Fisherman
Fisherman
Reward: PokémonDollar.png595
118 Goldeen Lv.17
No item
072 Tentacool Lv.17
No item
118 Goldeen Lv.17
No item
Gentleman
Gentleman
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1610
025 Pikachu Lv.23
No item
Gentleman
Gentleman
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1190
058 Growlithe Lv.17
No item
077 Ponyta Lv.17
No item
Lass
Lass
Reward: PokémonDollar.png270
019 Rattata Lv.18
No item
025 Pikachu Lv.18
No item

Bulbasaur If the player chose Bulbasaur:



Charmander If the player chose Charmander:



Squirtle If the player chose Squirtle:



Pokémon Yellow
Trainer Pokémon
Fisherman
Fisherman
Reward: PokémonDollar.png595
118 Goldeen Lv.17
No item
072 Tentacool Lv.17
No item
118 Goldeen Lv.17
No item
Gentleman
Gentleman
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1540
100 Voltorb Lv.22
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.22
No item
Gentleman
Gentleman
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1190
058 Growlithe Lv.17
No item
077 Ponyta Lv.17
No item
Lass
Lass
Reward: PokémonDollar.png300
039 Jigglypuff Lv.20
No item



B1F

Trainer Pokémon
Sailor
Sailor
Reward: PokémonDollar.png630
090 Shellder Lv.21
No item
Sailor
Sailor
Reward: PokémonDollar.png510
116 Horsea Lv.17
No item
090 Shellder Lv.17
No item
072 Tentacool Lv.17
No item
Sailor
Sailor
Reward: PokémonDollar.png510
116 Horsea Lv.17
No item
116 Horsea Lv.17
No item
116 Horsea Lv.17
No item
Sailor
Sailor
Reward: PokémonDollar.png540
072 Tentacool Lv.18
No item
120 Staryu Lv.18
No item
Fisherman
Fisherman
Reward: PokémonDollar.png595
072 Tentacool Lv.17
No item
120 Staryu Lv.17
No item
090 Shellder Lv.17
No item
Sailor
Sailor
Reward: PokémonDollar.png600
066 Machop Lv.20
No item

Generation III

Deck

Trainer Pokémon
Sailor Trevor
Sailor Trevor
サンジ Sanji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png544
066 Machop Lv.17
No item
072 Tentacool Lv.17
No item
Sailor Edmond
Sailor Edmond
カツヤ Katsuya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png576
066 Machop Lv.18
No item
090 Shellder Lv.18
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

B1F

Trainer Pokémon
Fisherman Barny
Fisherman Barny
カズヒコ Kazuhiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png612
072 Tentacool Lv.17
No item
120 Staryu Lv.17
No item
090 Shellder Lv.17
No item
Sailor Phillip
Sailor Phillip
ユウサク Yūsaku
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
066 Machop Lv.20
No item
Sailor Huey
Sailor Huey
タツロウ Tatsurō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png576
072 Tentacool Lv.18
No item
120 Staryu Lv.18
No item
Sailor Dylan
Sailor Dylan
ツヨシ Tsuyoshi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png544
116 Horsea Lv.17
No item
116 Horsea Lv.17
No item
116 Horsea Lv.17
No item
Sailor Duncan
Sailor Duncan
ヒデフミ Hidefumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png544
116 Horsea Lv.17
No item
090 Shellder Lv.17
No item
072 Tentacool Lv.17
No item
Sailor Leonard
Sailor Leonard
ダイキ Daiki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png672
090 Shellder Lv.21
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

1F

Trainer Pokémon
Gentleman Arthur
Gentleman Arthur
ケント Kent
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1368
032 Nidoran♂ Lv.19
No item
029 Nidoran♀ Lv.19
No item
Gentleman Thomas
Gentleman Thomas
スコット Scott
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1296
058 Growlithe Lv.18
No item
058 Growlithe Lv.18
No item
Lass Ann
Lass Ann
カヤ Kaya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png288
016 Pidgey Lv.18
No item
029 Nidoran♀ Lv.18
No item
Youngster Tyler
Youngster Tyler
マサノブ Masanobu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png336
032 Nidoran♂ Lv.21
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

2F

Trainer Pokémon
Fisherman Dale
Fisherman Dale
タカフミ Takafumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png612
118 Goldeen Lv.17
No item
118 Goldeen Lv.17
No item
072 Tentacool Lv.17
No item
Gentleman Brooks
Gentleman Brooks
スミス Smith
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1656
025 Pikachu Lv.23
No item
Lass Dawn
Lass Dawn
ユカ Yuka
Reward: PokémonDollar.png288
019 Rattata Lv.18
No item
025 Pikachu Lv.18
No item
Gentleman Lamar
Gentleman Lamar
パーカー Parker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1224
058 Growlithe Lv.17
No item
077 Ponyta Lv.17
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Bulbasaur If the player chose Bulbasaur:



Charmander If the player chose Charmander:



Squirtle If the player chose Squirtle:



Layout

B1F-1F

Version B1F 1F
Red SS Anne Basement RBY.png SS Anne Basement Rooms RBY.png SS Anne 1F RBY.png SS Anne 1F Rooms RBY.png
Blue
Yellow
FireRed SS Anne Basement FRLG.png SS Anne Basement Rooms FRLG.png SS Anne 1F FRLG.png SS Anne 1F Rooms FRLG.png
LeafGreen
 

2F-3F

Version 2F 3F
Red SS Anne 2F RBY.png SS Anne 2F Rooms RBY.png SS Anne 3F RBY.png
Blue
Yellow
FireRed SS Anne 2F FRLG.png SS Anne 2F Rooms FRLG.png SS Anne 3F FRLG.png
LeafGreen
 

Rumors

The original truck

In Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow, as well as their remakes FireRed and LeafGreen, a truck was placed in the S.S. Anne's port, which seems to serve no evident purpose except as scenery, and was programmed into the game as a floor tile. With scenery being very sparse in the Generation I games, and this being one of the few sprites with no other purpose than to exist in one spot, fans began speculating that another purpose existed for this truck, and that it could perhaps be moved with Strength. Thus, a popular rumor sprang up that a Poké Ball containing Mew could be found underneath it.

The truck, as it appears in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

The only flaw with this 'cheat' was that the HM for Strength could only be obtained after getting Cut, which required the S.S. Anne leaving. Players have found ways around this through glitches, or by trading a Pokémon knowing Cut to other games which did not have the HM. This rumor was proven false shortly after it was announced.

The ship will not set sail if the player challenges a Trainer after obtaining the move Cut, and loses the battle. The player would be teleported to the last Pokémon Center visited, and the ship would not leave the dock, making it accessible later in the game when the player had obtained Strength and Surf. Alternatively, only in the Generation I games, the player can take advantage of a glitch which causes the ship to reappear after it has left.

Surfing on the sailor

To perform this glitch, the player must stand one tile above and to the left of the sailor guarding the harbor; take a step right and hit the Start button at the same time, causing the menu to pop up; save and reboot; verify that the player is facing right and without moving, select a Pokémon to Surf and verify that it will be surfing on top of the sailor and walk down to the harbor, where the S.S. Anne sits at the dock.

In FireRed and LeafGreen, the truck is still present; however, there is actually something of a point to get to it this time around. On its pier, if the player walks down a bit, they can find a Lava Cookie, normally unavailable until later in the game. This could possibly have been put into the game as a reference to the old rumors.

After the S.S. Anne leaves Vermilion City, it never returns. However, some players spread another rumor about it in the Generation I games; by defeating the Elite Four 365 times, players would supposedly make the ship return with more powerful opponents on board. This was supported by an NPC in Red and Blue explaining that the ship was a luxury liner for Trainers that visited Vermilion once a year. However, there was no way to make time pass in Red and Blue, so this was obviously just a hoax to get people to try something extremely tedious.

In the anime

In the main series

The St. Anne in the anime

The S.S. Anne, named the St. Anne in the dub, appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne and Pokémon Shipwreck.

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Ash, Misty and Brock boarded the ship after two schoolgirls, who were actually Jessie and James in disguise, offered them free tickets. This was part of a Team Rocket plot to steal the Pokémon of all Trainers on board. However, Ash and his friends enjoyed the St. Anne, which provided large amounts of food for people on board and allowed Pokémon battles below deck. While on board, James was swindled by the Magikarp salesman into buying a Magikarp in a gold-plated Poké Ball, and Ash traded his Butterfree to a Gentleman for a Raticate.

Out on the open ocean, Team Rocket, including Jessie, James, Meowth, and a number of Team Rocket Grunts began taking the Pokémon of everyone else on board the St. Anne by force. Ash led a counterattack against the Rockets, leading to a large battle and many of the members of Team Rocket being 'blasted off' through the side of the ship.

Afterwards, the St. Anne started taking on water, and the passengers had to be evacuated. Ash delayed the evacuation to trade back the Raticate for his Butterfree, but the moment Ash obtained Butterfree's Poké Ball, the ship jerked and the Poké Ball bounces out of his hand, while at the same moment James' Magikarp's Poké Ball bounced out of his hand. When both Ash and James went back to go get their Poké Balls, the ship jerked once more and knocked out Ash, his friends, and the Team Rocket trio. When they awoke, the St. Anne was upside down and underwater, balancing on a seamount.

The two groups fought at first, but Misty took charge and began directing all of them in an emergency escape plan before the ship fell into the depths of the sea floor. Since the ship was upside down, they would need to escape through the thinnest point in its hull, which Misty knew was in the engine room, having built a model of the ship herself. They made their way through the ship to this point, and then Ash ordered his Charmander to burn a hole in the hull. With the help of Squirtle, Goldeen and Starmie, Ash and his friends were able to swim to safety, while Team Rocket nearly drowned since all they had to rely on was James's Magikarp, which could only Splash around on the floor.

Once everyone was off-board, the St. Anne's balance tilted, and it fell off the seamount, down towards the abyss, never to be seen again.

In the special The Search for the Legend, Ritchie rode aboard a ship called the S.S. Anne in the dub; the ship is unnamed in the original Japanese. However, it was named the S.S. Anne rather than St. Anne.

In Pokémon Origins

The S.S. Anne's captain in Pokémon Origins

The captain of the S.S. Anne appeared briefly in the Pokémon Origins episode File 2 - Cubone. He was seen giving Red HM01 (Cut) after he had helped him to recover from his seasickness.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The S.S. Anne is a huge cargo ship owned by Lt. Surge that arrives in Vermilion City port once every month. It has appeared in Danger: High Voltorb and Buzz Off, Electabuzz! supposedly transporting materials from Vermilion to Cinnabar Island; the truth is that it is used to transport the citizens' Pokémon, kidnapped by Surge and his Sailors. Voltorb, Electrode, Magnemite, Magneton and Electabuzz are some of the Pokémon spotted aboard.

After Poliwhirl evolved into Poliwrath it had the strength to rescue Red and defeat Lt. Surge and Electabuzz with a Seismic Toss, freeing all the captured Pokémon to their rightful owners.

In the Yellow chapter, the S.S. Anne is now used as a luxury liner for transporting passengers. It was attacked by the Team Rocket Elite Trio in The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually), which used a Slowpoke to blow a hole in the ship. Yellow defeated them, and the passengers were saved using Kitty's String Shot. The ship, however, sunk at Vermilion Harbor.

Pokémon

The S.S. Anne was transporting Pokémon from Vermilion City, mostly Electric types.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 聖安奴號 Shèng Ānnú Hào
France Flag.png French L'Océane
Germany Flag.png German M.S. Anne
Italy Flag.png Italian M/N Anna
South Korea Flag.png Korean 상트앙느호 Saint Anne Ho (Sangteu-angneu ho)
Poland Flag.png Polish Święta Anna
Spain Flag.png Spanish S.S. Anne


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Last modified on 12 August 2014, at 18:37