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S.S. Aqua

S.S. Aqua アクアごう
S.S. Aqua
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
SS Aqua HGSS.png
Map description: {{{mapdesc}}}
Location: Olivine City, Vermilion City
Region: Johto and Kanto
Generations: II, IV
Johto SS Aqua Map.png
Location of S.S. Aqua in Johto and Kanto.
Pokémon world locations

The Fast Ship S.S. Aqua (Japanese: こうそくせんアクアごう High-Speed Vessel S.S. Aqua), commonly referred to as simply S.S. Aqua (Japanese: アクアごう S.S. Aqua), is a ferry service that runs between Johto and Kanto.

It is one of the methods of transportation between Johto and Kanto in the Generation II and IV games, alongside the Magnet Train, walking, and flying or teleporting. It travels between Olivine City and Vermilion City. A player can only travel on this ship after defeating the Johto League.

Voyages

The S.S. Aqua in Generation II

When the player first rides the ship to Vermilion City, a man will bump into them as they board and explain that he lost his granddaughter. When the player first enters the lower deck, a crewman will deny them access to the rest of the ship, asking them to locate a co-worker who is slacking off on the floor above. The crewman is a Sailor in a previously empty room (in Generation IV, the Sailor is found sleeping in a cabin before the player is asked to find him), and once he is defeated in a Pokémon battle, the crewman below will let the player pass. After traversing through the lower deck, the player will find the man's granddaughter trying to get the captain to play with her. The player takes her back to her grandfather, at which point the S.S. Aqua will arrive in Vermilion City and the player can disembark.

After the initial trip to Kanto (which can happen on any day of the week), the S.S. Aqua can be sailed from Kanto to Johto every Sunday and Wednesday and from Johto to Kanto each Monday and Friday. Trips after the initial one will end when the player sleeps in the bed in their cabin, which heals their party.

Trainers can also be encountered and battled on the ship each voyage. In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, if the player defeats one or more Trainers on the ship and then boards it again for the same voyage (even on the same day), the Trainers can be battled and defeated again, and the player can keep re-boarding and re-battling the Trainers an unlimited number of times. However, in the Generation IV remakes, once an individual Trainer is defeated, that Trainer can never be battled again, regardless of when or how often the player re-boards the S.S. Aqua.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Metal Coat Sprite.png Metal Coat Gift from gentleman for finding his granddaughter  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Zap Plate Sprite.png Plate Gift from the captain on the first voyage of each day after obtaining all 16 Badges  HG  SS 
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget Gift from the captain on the first voyage of each day after receiving all 16 Plates  HG  SS 

Trainers

Generation II

First voyage

Trainer Pokémon
Upper deck
Hiker Noland
Hiker Noland
ヒロカズ Hirokazu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1056
028 Sandslash Lv.31
No item
076 Golem Lv.33
No item
Pokéfan Colin
Pokéfan Colin
ヒロシ Hiroshi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2560
225 Delibird Lv.32
No item
Twins Meg & Peg
Twins Meg & Peg
マコとミコ Mako & Miko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png620
231 Phanpy Lv.31
No item
216 Teddiursa Lv.31
No item
Firebreather Lyle
Firebreather Lyle
ダイ Dai
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1344
109 Koffing Lv.28
No item
136 Flareon Lv.31
No item
109 Koffing Lv.28
No item
Sailor Stanly
Sailor Stanly
シゲロウ Shigerō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1040
066 Machop Lv.31
No item
067 Machoke Lv.33
No item
054 Psyduck Lv.26
No item
Lower deck
Juggler Fritz
Juggler Fritz
ジョニー Johnny
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1150
122 Mr. Mime Lv.29
No item
126 Magmar Lv.29
No item
067 Machoke Lv.29
No item
Sailor Jeff
Sailor Jeff
カツオ Katsuo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1280
020 Raticate Lv.32
No item
020 Raticate Lv.32
No item
Picnicker Debra
Picnicker Debra
マナミ Manami
Reward: PokémonDollar.png660
119 Seaking Lv.33
No item

Olivine City to Vermilion City

Trainer Pokémon
Upper deck
Gentleman Edward
Gentleman Edward
エドワード Edward
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2376
053 Persian Lv.33
No item
Cooltrainer Sean
Cooltrainer Sean
シンジ Shinji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1680
136 Flareon Lv.35
No item
114 Tangela Lv.35
No item
128 Tauros Lv.35
No item
Cooltrainer Carol
Cooltrainer Carol
ナナコ Nanako
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1680
101 Electrode Lv.35
No item
121 Starmie Lv.35
No item
038 Ninetales Lv.35
No item
Super Nerd Shawn
Super Nerd Shawn
スミオ Sumio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png992
081 Magnemite Lv.31
No item
089 Muk Lv.33
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.31
No item
Psychic Rodney
Psychic Rodney
シュンぺイ Shunpei
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1056
096 Drowzee Lv.29
No item
097 Hypno Lv.33
No item
Beauty Cassie
Beauty Cassie
アヤコ Ayako
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2992
045 Vileplume Lv.28
No item
012 Butterfree Lv.34
No item
Lower deck
Fisher Jonah
Fisher Jonah
ダイスケ Daisuke
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1160
090 Shellder Lv.25
No item
224 Octillery Lv.29
No item
091 Cloyster Lv.29
No item
223 Remoraid Lv.25
No item
Sailor Garrett
Sailor Garrett
ミツル Mitsuru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1360
099 Kingler Lv.34
No item
Black Belt Wai
Black Belt Wai
ユウダイ Yūdai
Reward: PokémonDollar.png816
067 Machoke Lv.30
No item
067 Machoke Lv.32
No item
067 Machoke Lv.34
No item

Vermilion City to Olivine City

Trainer Pokémon
Upper deck
Burglar Corey
Burglar Corey
ツヨシ Tsuyoshi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2640
109 Koffing Lv.25
No item
126 Magmar Lv.28
No item
109 Koffing Lv.30
No item
109 Koffing Lv.25
No item
PokéManiac Ethan
PokéManiac Ethan
マサオミ Masaomi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1860
111 Rhyhorn Lv.31
No item
112 Rhydon Lv.31
No item
Bug Catcher Ken
Bug Catcher Ken
タケオ Takeo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png512
168 Ariados Lv.30
No item
127 Pinsir Lv.32
No item
Guitarist Clyde
Guitarist Clyde
キョウへイ Kyōhei
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1088
125 Electabuzz Lv.34
No item
Pokéfan Georgia
Pokéfan Georgia
テイコ Teiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1840
161 Sentret Lv.23
Held icon VI.png Berry
161 Sentret Lv.23
Held icon VI.png Berry
161 Sentret Lv.23
Held icon VI.png Berry
162 Furret Lv.28
Held icon VI.png Berry
161 Sentret Lv.23
Held icon VI.png Berry
Pokéfan Jeremy
Pokéfan Jeremy
ヒデアキ Hideaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2240
052 Meowth Lv.28
Held icon VI.png Berry
052 Meowth Lv.28
Held icon VI.png Berry
052 Meowth Lv.28
Held icon VI.png Berry
Lower deck
Sailor Kenneth
Sailor Kenneth
コウへイ Kōhei
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1120
066 Machop Lv.28
No item
066 Machop Lv.28
No item
062 Poliwrath Lv.28
No item
066 Machop Lv.28
No item
Teacher Shirley
Teacher Shirley
ノリカ Norika
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2520
039 Jigglypuff Lv.35
No item
Schoolboy Nate
Schoolboy Nate
マサユキ Masayuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1024
166 Ledian Lv.32
No item
103 Exeggutor Lv.32
No item
Schoolboy Ricky
Schoolboy Ricky
アツシ Atsushi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1024
190 Aipom Lv.32
No item
132 Ditto Lv.32
No item

Generation IV

First voyage

Trainer Pokémon
Upper deck
Hiker Noland
Hiker Noland
ヒロカズ Hirokazu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1344
436 Bronzor Lv.39
No item
076 Golem Lv.42
No item
Pokéfan Colin
Pokéfan Colin
ヒロシ Hiroshi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2560
225 Delibird Lv.40
No item
Twins Meg & Peg
Twins Meg & Peg
マコとミコ Miko & Mako
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1248
216 Teddiursa Lv.39
No item
231 Phanpy Lv.39
No item
Firebreather Lyle
Firebreather Lyle
ダイ Dai
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1152
109 Koffing Lv.36
No item
136 Flareon Lv.39
No item
109 Koffing Lv.36
No item
Slacking-off sailor
Sailor Stanly
Sailor Stanly
シゲロウ Shigerō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1088
066 Machop Lv.39
No item
067 Machoke Lv.41
No item
054 Psyduck Lv.34
No item
Lower deck
Juggler Fritz
Juggler Fritz
ジョニー Johnny
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1184
122 Mr. Mime Lv.37
No item
067 Machoke Lv.37
No item
126 Magmar Lv.37
No item
Sailor Jeff
Sailor Jeff
カツオ Katsuo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1280
296 Makuhita Lv.40
No item
020 Raticate Lv.40
No item
Picnicker Debra
Picnicker Debra
マナミ Manami
Reward: PokémonDollar.png656
119 Seaking Lv.41
No item

Olivine City to Vermilion City

Trainer Pokémon
Upper deck
Super Nerd Shawn
Super Nerd Shawn
スミオ Sumio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1872
081 Magnemite Lv.39
No item
089 Muk Lv.41
Held icon VI.png Nugget
081 Magnemite Lv.39
No item
Psychic Rodney
Psychic Rodney
シュンペイ Shunpei
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1312
433 Chingling Lv.37
No item
097 Hypno Lv.41
No item
Beauty Cassie
Beauty Cassie
アヤコ Ayako
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2352
045 Vileplume Lv.36
No item
012 Butterfree Lv.42
No item
Ace Trainer Shaye
Ace Trainer Shaye
シンジ Shinji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2580
135 Jolteon Lv.43
No item
114 Tangela Lv.43
No item
128 Tauros Lv.43
No item
Ace Trainer Carol
Ace Trainer Carol
ナナコ Nanako
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2580
101 Electrode Lv.43
No item
121 Starmie Lv.43
No item
038 Ninetales Lv.43
No item
Gentleman Edward
Gentleman Edward
エドワード Edward
Reward: PokémonDollar.png8200
053 Persian Lv.41
No item
Lower deck
Sailor Garrett
Sailor Garrett
ミツル Mitsuru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1344
099 Kingler Lv.42
No item
Fisher Jonah
Fisher Jonah
ダイスケ Daisuke
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1184
090 Shellder Lv.33
No item
224 Octillery Lv.37
No item
223 Remoraid Lv.33
No item
091 Cloyster Lv.37
No item
Black Belt Wai
Black Belt Wai
ユウダイ Yūdai
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1008
067 Machoke Lv.38
No item
067 Machoke Lv.40
No item
307 Meditite Lv.42
No item

Vermilion City to Olivine City

Trainer Pokémon
Upper deck
Pokéfan Georgia
Pokéfan Georgia
テイコ Teiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1984
161 Sentret Lv.31
No item
161 Sentret Lv.31
No item
161 Sentret Lv.31
No item
162 Furret Lv.36
No item
161 Sentret Lv.31
No item
Pokéfan Jeremy
Pokéfan Jeremy
ヒデアキ Hideaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2304
052 Meowth Lv.36
No item
052 Meowth Lv.36
No item
052 Meowth Lv.36
No item
Guitarist Clyde
Guitarist Clyde
キョウヘイ Kyōhei
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1008
125 Electabuzz Lv.42
No item
Bug Catcher Ken
Bug Catcher Ken
タケオ Takeo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
168 Ariados Lv.39
No item
127 Pinsir Lv.40
No item
PokéManiac Morgan
PokéManiac Morgan
マサオミ Masaomi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2496
111 Rhyhorn Lv.39
No item
112 Rhydon Lv.39
No item
Burglar Corey
Burglar Corey
ツヨシ Tsuyoshi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png608
109 Koffing Lv.33
No item
126 Magmar Lv.36
No item
109 Koffing Lv.33
No item
109 Koffing Lv.38
No item
Lower deck
Sailor Kenneth
Sailor Kenneth
コウヘイ Kōhei
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1152
066 Machop Lv.36
No item
066 Machop Lv.36
No item
062 Poliwrath Lv.36
No item
066 Machop Lv.36
No item
School Kid Ricky
School Kid Ricky
アツシ Atsushi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png800
190 Aipom Lv.40
Held icon VI.png Hard Stone
132 Ditto Lv.40
No item
Teacher Shirley
Teacher Shirley
ノリカ Norika
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2064
441 Chatot Lv.43
No item
039 Jigglypuff Lv.43
No item
School Kid Nate
School Kid Nate
マサユキ Masayuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png800
166 Ledian Lv.40
No item
103 Exeggutor Lv.40
No item

Layout

Version 1F 1F Rooms B1F Captain's Cabin
Gold SS Aqua 1F GSC.png SS Aqua 1F Rooms GSC.png SS Aqua B1F GSC.png SS Aqua Captain Cabin GSC.png
Silver
Crystal
HeartGold SS Aqua 1F HGSS.png SS Aqua 1F Rooms HGSS.png SS Aqua B1F HGSS.png SS Aqua Captain Cabin HGSS.png
SoulSilver
 

Trivia

  • In both Generation II and Generation IV, if the player goes to sleep, wakes up, and hears the announcement about docking, checking the Pokégear map will still show the player in the ocean between Kanto and Johto. This is because "S.S. Aqua" is actually a location on the map, and thus cannot move.
  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Hiker Noland has a Bronzor on his team, making it the first Sinnoh Pokémon owned by an NPC that the player may see.
    • Sailor Jeff in the same games has a Makuhita, the first Hoenn Pokémon owned by an NPC the player may see.
  • The S.S. Aqua along with the S.S. Anne and S.S. Tidal all have at least one NPC on board who will either mention that they are sea sick or will be facing a trash barrel, thereby implying that they are seasick.
  • On the trip from Vermilion City to Olivine City in HeartGold and SoulSilver, Pokéfan Georgia and Pokéfan Jeremy can be engaged in a Double Battle, meaning that the opponents will have eight Pokémon between them.
  • In Generation IV, there is a girl in the Olivine Port building that mentions the player having been in Kanto before even if they have not.
  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the captain of the ship implies that the S.S. Aqua travels to Sinnoh, as he mentions finding Plates there. However, the ship does not appear in any of the games that take place there.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 阿哥號/阿哥号 Āgē Hào
France Flag.png European French L'Aquaria
Germany Flag.png German M.S. Aqua
Italy Flag.png Italian M/N Acqua
South Korea Flag.png Korean 쾌속선 Kwesokseon
Spain Flag.png European Spanish S.S. Aqua



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Kanto and Johto
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Cities and Towns
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Landmarks
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Seagallop FerriesCerulean CapeRock TunnelKanto Power PlantCycling RoadRocket Hideout
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Last modified on 20 August 2014, at 14:26