Ice Path

Ice Path こおりのぬけみち
Ice Path
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS Ice Cave-Day.png
Map description: A cave that connects Route 44 to Blackthorn City.
Location: Between Route 44 and Blackthorn City
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
Johto Dragons Den Map.png
Location of Ice Path in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

The Ice Path (Japanese: こおりのぬけみち Ice Path) is a four-floored cave located in the Johto region that connects Route 44 with Blackthorn City.

The Ice Path has numerous ice puzzles, which vary in size and difficulty, such as a Strength puzzle involving pushing boulders into holes in order to progress. It is the only place in Johto where wild Swinub, Jynx, and Delibird can be caught.

Items

Item Location Games
  HM07 (Waterfall) 1F, on the other side of the third patch of ice  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Ice Heal 1F, northeast of the man who dropped HM07 in center ice block (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Iron B1F, bottom  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Revive B1F, exactly two steps to the right of the Iron (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Protein 1F, north of the last ladder  C  HG  SS 
  PP Up 1F, bottom  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Max Potion B1F, bottom; on the middle rock in the ice puzzle (hidden)  G  S  C 
  Max Potion B2F, Northwest corner on the ice of the left portion  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Max Potion 1F, in the southwest rock on the second, largest patch of ice (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Full Heal B2F, center of the left portion  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Carbos B2F, in southeast corner of the left portion (hidden)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  NeverMeltIce B3F, bottom left (on the other side of the breakable rock)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Ice Heal B2F, right side in lone boulder between raised platform and ladder to B1F (hidden)  G  S  C 
  TM44 (Rest) B2F, bottom right  G  S  C 
  TM72 (Avalanche) B2F, right side, southeast corner  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
1F
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
22 25% 20% 25%
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
22 5% 0% 5%
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
22 30%
  Golbat
G S C
  Cave
22-24 30%
  Jynx
G S C
  Cave
20 5% 10% 5%
  Swinub
G S C
  Cave
21-23 40%
  Swinub
G S C
  Cave
21-23 40% 40% 0%
  Delibird
G S C
  Cave
22 20%
  Delibird
G S C
  Cave
21-23 0% 0% 40%
B1F
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
22 25% 20% 25%
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
22 5% 0% 5%
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
23 30%
  Golbat
G S C
  Cave
22 30%
  Golbat
G S C
  Cave
23-25 29%
  Jynx
G S C
  Cave
22 5% 0% 5%
  Jynx
G S C
  Cave
20-22 0% 10% 0%
  Jynx
G S C
  Cave
22 1% 1% 0%
  Sneasel
G S C
  Cave
22 0% 0% 1%
  Swinub
G S C
  Cave
21-23 40%
  Swinub
G S C
  Cave
22 40% 40% 0%
  Delibird
G S C
  Cave
22 20%
  Delibird
G S C
  Cave
22-24 0% 0% 40%
B2F
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
23 25% 20% 25%
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
23 5% 0% 5%
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
24 30%
  Golbat
G S C
  Cave
23 30%
  Golbat
G S C
  Cave
24-26 25%
  Jynx
G S C
  Cave
22 5% 10% 5%
  Jynx
G S C
  Cave
22 5% 5% 0%
  Sneasel
G S C
  Cave
22 0% 0% 5%
  Swinub
G S C
  Cave
22-24 40%
  Swinub
G S C
  Cave
23-25 40% 40% 0%
  Delibird
G S C
  Cave
23 20%
  Delibird
G S C
  Cave
23-25 0% 0% 40%
B3F
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
24 25% 20% 25%
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
24 5% 0% 5%
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
25 30%
  Golbat
G S C
  Cave
24 30%
  Golbat
G S C
  Cave
25 20%
  Jynx
G S C
  Cave
22 0% 5% 0%
  Jynx
G S C
  Cave
24 5% 5% 5%
  Jynx
G S C
  Cave
22, 24, 26 10% 10% 0%
  Sneasel
G S C
  Cave
22, 24, 26 0% 0% 10%
  Swinub
G S C
  Cave
23, 25 40%
  Swinub
G S C
  Cave
24, 26 40% 40% 0%
  Delibird
G S C
  Cave
24 20%
  Delibird
G S C
  Cave
24, 26 0% 0% 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.


Generation IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
  Zubat
HG SS
  Cave
22 25% 20% 25%
  Zubat
HG SS
  Cave
22 5% 0% 5%
  Golbat
HG SS
  Cave
22 30%
  Jynx
HG SS
  Cave
22 5% 10% 5%
  Swinub
HG SS
  Cave
21-24 40%
  Delibird
HG SS
  Cave
22-23 20%
Special Pokémon
  Makuhita
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
22 20%
  Absol
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
21-22 20%
  Chingling
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
22 20%
  Bronzor
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
21-22 20%
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.


Walking Pokémon effects

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When the player interacts with a walking Pokémon in HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Pokémon may occasionally show an altered mood specific to this location:

  • The Pokémon becomes more cautious.
  • As it is cold, Ice-type Pokémon are happy whereas Grass-types aren't.
  • Ground and Flying-type Pokémon constantly shiver.
  • Other Pokémon curiously interact with the surrounding ice.
  • On the ice tiles, the Pokémon likes to slide around and occasionally stare at its own reflection.

Layout

Version 1F B1F B2F B3F
Gold        
Silver
Crystal        
HeartGold        
SoulSilver
 

Preview

Differences between generations

In Pokémon Gold and Silver, the Ice Path looked like an average cave. It was redesigned in Pokémon Crystal, having received a completely new and unique tile set that better depicts it as an icy cave as well as changes in the features and puzzles. Its design in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver is thus modeled after the Pokémon Crystal design.

In the Generation II games, collecting HM07 (Waterfall) is optional. In the Generation IV games, an NPC found nearby will claim that the HM is his and insist that the player take it, and he will not allow the player to proceed until they have collected the item.

In the anime

 
The Ice Cave in the anime

The Ice Path has not appeared by name in the anime. The Ice Cave, which serves the same role as the Ice Path, appeared in the banned episode EP250. The Ice Cave has a Pokémon Center inside, where the local Nurse Joy is aided by a Jynx rather than a Chansey. Team Rocket attempted to steal Nurse Joy's Ice-type Pokémon by heating up the cave, but their plans were thwarted.

In the manga

 
The Ice Path in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

The Ice Path made a brief cameo appearance in All About Arceus III as one of the locations Silver and his Weavile ventured to in their search of the Plates scattered around Johto.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 冰雪通路 Bīngsyut Tūnglouh
Mandarin 冰雪通路 Bīngxuě Tōnglù
  European French Route de Glace
  German Eispfad
  Italian Via Gelata
  Korean 얼음샛길 Ice Path
  European Spanish Ruta Helada



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