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Appendix:HeartGold and SoulSilver walkthrough/Section 12

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This is the Bulbapedia walkthrough for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. This walkthrough follows the remade Nintendo DS version, not Pokémon Gold and Silver.
The guide for those can be found here.

Route 46 (optional)

Route 46

The rugged mountain road of Route 45 comes to an end in Route 46, as the mountains give way to smaller cliffs. To the west, a small grove of Apricorn trees grows in a secluded field. Head south through the gate, and cut through Route 29 to return to New Bark Town.

Dragon's Den

Dragon's Den

Only select Trainers can enter the Dragon's Den, a place for training and meditation. The Dragon Master lives inside the shrine on the south side of the cave. Be sure to enter with no more than five Pokémon!

Climb down the ladder to the main cavern. Fight Ace Trainer Kobe, then collect the hidden Revive to the west and the Calcium to the southeast. Surf west to battle Ace Trainer Piper and find a hidden Max Potion. Swim southwest to fight Twins Clea & Gil, and pick up the Max Elixir nearby. Use Whirlpool to calm the waters, then sail east past the shrine before turning north. Grab the Dragon Fang from the east side, then backtrack and enter the shrine.


The Dragon Master realizes right away that you were sent here by Clair. He gives a short test to determine your attitude towards Pokémon. Avoid the negative answers to pass the test.

Question Answers
1 What are Pokémon to you? Ally Junior Friend
2 What helps you to win battles? Strategy Training Cheating
3 What kind of Trainer do you wish to battle? Weak Strong Anyone
4 What is most important for raising Pokémon? Love Violence Knowledge
5 Strong Pokémon. Weak Pokémon. Which is more important? Strength Both Weakness

Clair appears, expecting you to have failed. She refuses to believe the truth, until the Dragon Master steps in. He orders her to accept her defeat, and threatens to tell Lance of these events. She hurriedly awards you the Rising Badge, which ensures obedience from all Pokémon and enables the use of Waterfall in the field. The Master scolds her, and she leaves quickly. Speaking of waterfalls, the Master mentions a huge waterfall, deep in the Whirl Islands, where Lugia is said to rest, but reaching it requires a Silver Wing...

As you head to the exit, you find Clair waiting on the north shore. She hands over TM59 (Dragon Pulse), and tells you to return to New Bark Town and take Route 27 to reach the Elite Four.

Upon exiting the cave, you receive a call from Professor Elm, asking you to visit the Lab. Before leaving town, re-enter the cave and speak to the Master again to receive the special Dratini.

Mt. Mortar (optional)

Mt. Mortar is a tall mountain that looms over northern Johto. Inside is a large network of caves, and even a giant waterfall. Surf, Strength, Waterfall, and Rock Climb are required to fully explore the area. The Karate King from Saffron City is training on the lowest floor; venture inside with an empty party slot to receive one of his prized Pokémon.

Mt. Mortar, Entrance
Mt. Mortar, Lower Cave
Mt. Mortar, Basement

West, East Entrances


Both the west and east entrances lead behind the waterfall to the Lower Cave. A hidden Hyper Potion can be found near the west entrance.

Lower Cave

There are two items that can be obtained before exploring most of the Lower Cave. The ladder atop the stairway to the west leads to an Ether. The ladder atop the stairway to the east, near Poké Maniac Harrison, leads to a Revive.

Northwest of Poké Maniac Harrison is a boulder; move it aside to reach a hidden Max Repel and continue north. A dead-end to the west leads to an Ultra Ball, and a Max Potion can be found among a group of stalagmites to the east. Turn east, then south to fight Super Nerd Markus and reach an Escape Rope. Climb the large stairway to the upper level on the room's east side. Collect the Nugget to the north, then use Rock Climb to scale the nearest cliffside. Follow the path to the west side, scale the cliffs, then head south. Use Rock Climb once more to reach a Protector, and a Rare Candy hidden nearby. Return to the upper level on the east side, and scale the cliffs to the south. This leads to a Full Incense and a hidden Nugget. Take the southeast doorway to the Entrance, then take the upper exit to reach the Dubious Disc outside.

Center Entrance


Climb down the ladder near the center entrance to the Basement.


Surf east to the southeast corner to reach a Full Restore. Swim northeast to get a Max Ether, then west for a Hyper Potion. There is a boulder farther to the west, but the narrow pathway prevents northward travel. Surf southward and pick up the PP Up near the ladder. Cross the water to the southwest corner, and inspect the wall to find a hidden Ultra Ball. Surf north for a Carbos, then jump the ledge to the southeast and climb the ladder back to the Entrance.


Surf north and use Waterfall to scale the cascade, and enter the doorway to the Upper Cave.

Upper Cave

Surf west to reach a Rare Candy in the southwest corner. Head back east, past the platform with Super Nerd Hugh, and swim north across the nearest pool of water. Grab the Max Potion from the platform, and surf to the southeast corner. Head north across the next two pools, the second of which has a Full Restore hidden on its north shore. Go west, jump the ledge, and head west to the wall. Swim north across the water and jump the ledge to reach a platform with TM40 (Aerial Ace). Loop back around to the north, and continue eastward. Surf across another pool, and pick up the Escape Rope from the northeast platform. Cross the northeast pool, then jump the two north-central ledges to collect a Dragon Scale. Jump the third ledge and go west for an Elixir, then cross the northwest pool to the ladder.

Lower Cave

Navigate around the small platforms to get an Iron and a hidden Ether. Go east, then south for an Iron Ball, then follow the platform to the southwest. Grab the Max Revive, and climb down the ladder.


Walk down the nearest stairway and turn east. Check the lone rock for a hidden Max Revive, and take the large stairway down to the northeastern-most area. The Karate King of Saffron's Fighting Dojo is training here, and gladly accepts your challenge.

When defeated, he rewards you with a Tyrogue, a rare Fighting-type Pokémon that can evolve into either Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, or Hitmontop beginning at level 20.

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Fighting Unknown
Guts or Steadfast
Held item:
Tyrogue Lv.10
Normal Physical
Helping Hand
Normal Status
Fake Out
Normal Physical
Normal Status

New Bark Town

Elm's Lab

Inside Elm's Lab, Lyra/Ethan impressed that you have already earned eight badges. Elm tells you that his research is going great, thanks to you. To show his appreciation, he hands out the Master Ball, a Poké Ball guaranteed to catch any Pokémon, which is normally given only to noted Pokémon researchers. If you hatched the Mystery Egg, then this is also a good time to receive an Everstone.

Elm also mentions that a group of Kimono Girls was looking for you. The group is waiting at the Ecruteak Dance Theater.

Ecruteak City

Ecruteak Dance Theater

As you arrive at the Ecruteak City Dance Theater, Silver is just leaving, still agonizing over his defeat by the Kimono Girls. Inside, you are welcomed by Zuki, the Kimono Girl you met in Violet City. She claims that in order to persuade Ho-OhHG / LugiaSS to return, they needed to find someone who had the right bond with Pokémon. She reveals that it was they who gave the Mystery Egg to Mr. Pokémon, in the hopes that he would give it to someone who showed "true potential". However, that alone is not enough to face the legendary Pokémon, and Zuki presents an opportunity for you to prove yourself by defeating the five sisters in quick succession.

First up is Zuki, from Violet City, and her Umbreon. Second is Naoko, from Ilex Forest, and her Espeon. Third is Miki, from the Dance Theater, and her Flareon. Fourth is Sayo, from Ice Path, and her Jolteon. The final sister is Kuni, from Goldenrod Tunnel, and her Vaporeon.

When all five sisters are defeated, Zuki gives you the Clear BellHG or Tidal BellSS. When combined with the Rainbow WingHG or Silver WingSS, the two items can be used to summon the two legendary birds.

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