Appendix:FireRed and LeafGreen walkthrough/Section 3

This is the Bulbapedia walkthrough for Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
These pages follow the remade Game Boy Advance iteration, not Pokémon Red and Blue. The guide for those games can be found here.

Route 2

Viridian Forest

Viridian Forest

Viridian Forest is a sprawling, wooded area located on Route 2. A natural maze, it is easy to get lost inside.

Follow the trail to the northwest to reach a Poké Ball in the tall grass. Return to the entrance, and this time head eastward to reach a Potion in the southeastern grass patch. Turn north and battle Bug Catcher Rick on the east side of the forest. Continue past Bug Catcher Doug to grab the nearby Antidote and turn west to the tall grass. Zigzag westward through the trees to reach a signpost. Explore the dead-end path to the southeast to get another Potion, then continue westward. Defeat Bug Catcher Sammy to reach the northern edge of the forest. Leave the gate to re-emerge on Route 2 and continue north to Pewter City.

Pewter City

Pewter City

Pewter City is a quiet city nestled in the northern mountains between Route 2 and Route 3. The Pewter Museum of Science and the Pewter Gym are located here.

Calling All Challengers

The local Gym Leader is looking for challengers, and the kid blocking the city's east exit will escort you to the Gym if you try to leave. This is the first city to sell Potions, so stock up at the Poké Mart before taking up the challenge.

Pewter Museum of Science

The Pewter Museum of Science is located on the north side of the city. It hosts a wide range of artifacts and exhibits, with a focus on fossil excavation and space exploration. Admission to the main building is $50 for a child's ticket. The smaller building next door is closed to the public.

Pewter Gym

Pewter Gym


The Rock-Solid POKéMON Trainer!

The Pewter Gym specializes in Rock-type Pokémon. Rock-type moves are super effective against Bug-, Fire-, Flying-, and Ice-type Pokémon, while Rock-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting-, Grass-, Ground-, Steel-, and Water-type moves. All of the Pokémon in the Pewter Gym are partly Ground type, as well, leaving them immune to Electric attacks.

Both of Brock's Pokémon are part-Rock and part-Ground, so they take massive damage from Grass and Water attacks. Trainers who chose Bulbasaur or Squirtle will likely not have much trouble. Trainers who chose Charmander, however, may have a more difficult time. Fire attacks target the foe's Special Defense, and despite Geodude and Onix having a low rating in this stat, their type combination resists damage from Fire moves. It may be more useful to raise Charmander to level 13 when it learns Metal Claw, a Steel-type move that deals serious damage to Rock Pokémon and may raise its physical Attack. As an alternative, the Fighting-type Mankey can be found on Route 22, and learns both Low Kick and Karate Chop early on.

Pewter Gym

After the battle, Brock awards you the Boulder Badge, which gives your Pokémon a slight Attack boost during battle and enables the use of Flash in the field. He also gives you TM39 (Rock Tomb) as a prize.

Heading Out on a Hike

With the Pewter Gym defeated, your next destination is Cerulean City to the east. Visit the Poké Mart for Potions and Poké Balls, and consider getting Repels and an Escape Rope or two for the cave up ahead. Once you are ready, head east to reach Route 3. At the city's edge, you are stopped by one of Professor Oak's aides, sent here with a delivery from Mom. Any big adventure requires good footwear, and that is exactly what he has brought along. With the Running Shoes, holding down the B Button allows you to move even faster than normal!

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