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Johto
Route 30
30番道路
Route 30
Johto Route 30 HGSS.png
Map description
A grassy path where you can battle other young Trainers.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Route 31
 
Route 30
 
Cherrygrove City
 
Location
Johto Route 30
Location of Route 30 in Johto.
Johto Route 30 GSC.png
Gen II
Pokémon world routes
Route 29       Route 31

Route 30 (Japanese: 30ばんどうろ Route 30) is a route in central Johto, connecting Cherrygrove City and Route 31.

Contents

Route description

Route 30 is the second route encountered by Trainers in Johto. From its southern terminus at Cherrygrove, the route turns northeast to avoid a ledge on the route that overlooks a patch of grass. Heading south, this ledge can be used to avoid the grass altogether.

The route emerges in an open area just north of the ledge. In the center of the area is a house owned by a man who is well-versed in the healing powers of Berries in Generation II, or Apricorns in Generation IV. To the left of his house is, incidentally, a Berry tree or Apricorn tree, respectively. West of the tree is a southbound-only path containing a ledge preventing northbound access. East of the house is a two-way path that runs along a small pond and through another area of grass.

North of the grass patch, the route comes to another open area. Here, Route 30 splits into two segments, a western path that leads to Route 31 and an eastern path that leads to the house of Mr. Pokémon. Initially, the player must take the east path north through a series of grassy areas to Mr. Pokémon's house, located in the northeast corner of the route, to meet Professor Oak and receive the Pokédex. Mr. Pokémon also gives the player an Egg to take to Professor Elm, which the player will receive once again in Violet City.

The western branch of the route is impassable until after the player has delivered the Mystery Egg to Professor Elm. Once this is complete, the player may continue northward, weaving around ledges and Trainers and passing through grassy areas towards Dark Cave and Route 31.

There is a small Cut-able tree near Mr. Pokémon's house that allows for passage between the two halves of the route, which is separated by a dense forest for most of the route.

Items

Item Location Games
Potion Potion ×2
  • Near the entrance to the route, on the eastern side
  • In the flower bed east of the Trainer Tips sign (hidden)
 HG  SS 
None Berry On the Berry tree beside the southern house (daily)  G  S  C 
Green Apricorn Grn Apricorn On the Apricorn tree beside the southern house (requires Apricorn Box) (daily)  HG  SS 
None Berry Given by the man in the southern house  G  S  C 
Apricorn Box Apricorn Box Given by the man in the southern house  HG  SS 
Antidote Antidote North of the southern house  C  HG  SS 
None PSNCureBerry On the Berry tree west of Mr. Pokémon's house (daily)  G  S  C 
Pink Apricorn Pnk Apricorn On the Apricorn tree west of Mr. Pokémon's house  HG  SS 
Potion Potion Four squares south and three squares west of the entrance to Mr. Pokémon's house, in a flower bed (hidden)  G  S  C 
Mystery Egg Mystery Egg Given by Mr. Pokémon in his house  G  S  C  HG  SS 
None Pokédex Given by Professor Oak after obtaining the Mystery Egg from Mr. Pokémon  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Exp. Share Exp. Share Given by Mr. Pokémon in exchange for the Red Scale  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Blue Orb IV Blue Orb Given by Mr. Pokémon after obtaining the Kanto starter from Professor Oak  HG 
Red Orb IV Red Orb Given by Mr. Pokémon after obtaining the Kanto starter from Professor Oak  SS 
HP Up HP Up Given by Youngster Joey after defeating him in a rematch  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
Caterpie Caterpie
G S C
Grass Grass
3-4 50% 35% 0%
Caterpie Caterpie
G S C
Grass Grass
3-4 50% 50% 0%
Metapod Metapod
G S C
Grass Grass
4 10% 0% 0%
Metapod Metapod
G S C
Grass Grass
4-5 0% 15% 0%
Weedle Weedle
G S C
Grass Grass
3-4 50% 35% 0%
Weedle Weedle
G S C
Grass Grass
3 5% 5% 0%
Kakuna Kakuna
G S C
Grass Grass
4 10% 0% 0%
Kakuna Kakuna
G S C
Grass Grass
4-5 0% 15% 0%
Pidgey Pidgey
G S C
Grass Grass
2-4 40% 50% 0%
Pidgey Pidgey
G S C
Grass Grass
4 10% 0% 0%
Pidgey Pidgey
G S C
Grass Grass
2-4 0% 50% 0%
Pidgey Pidgey
G S C
Grass Grass
3-4 0% 40% 0%
Rattata Rattata
G S C
Grass Grass
3-4 0% 0% 40%
Zubat Zubat
G S C
Grass Grass
3 0% 0% 5%
Poliwag Poliwag
G S C
Grass Grass
4 0% 0% 20%
Hoothoot Hoothoot
G S C
Grass Grass
4 0% 0% 30%
Hoothoot Hoothoot
G S C
Grass Grass
4 0% 0% 60%
Hoothoot Hoothoot
G S C
Grass Grass
3-4 0% 0% 45%
Ledyba Ledyba
G S C
Grass Grass
3 30% 0% 0%
Spinarak Spinarak
G S C
Grass Grass
3 0% 0% 30%
Hoppip Hoppip
G S C
Grass Grass
4 5% 5% 0%
Surfing
Poliwag Poliwag
G S C
Surfing Surfing
15-24 90%
Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
G S C
Surfing Surfing
20-24 10%
Fishing
Poliwag Poliwag
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
Magikarp Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
Poliwag Poliwag
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
Magikarp Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
Poliwag Poliwag
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 80%
Magikarp Magikarp
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
Headbutt tree
(Moderate chances of battle)
Spearow Spearow
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 80%
Exeggcute Exeggcute
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 20%
Hoothoot Hoothoot
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 50%
Ledyba Ledyba
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 15%
Spinarak Spinarak
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 15%
Aipom Aipom
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 20%
Headbutt tree
(Low chances of battle)
Spearow Spearow
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 50%
Exeggcute Exeggcute
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 20%
Hoothoot Hoothoot
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 50%
Aipom Aipom
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 20%
Pineco Pineco
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 30%
Heracross Heracross
G S C
Headbutt Headbutt
10 30%
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  
Morning Day Night
Caterpie Caterpie
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-4 50% 35% 0%
Metapod Metapod
HG SS
Grass Grass
4 10% 15% 0%
Weedle Weedle
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-4 50% 35% 0%
Kakuna Kakuna
HG SS
Grass Grass
4 10% 15% 0%
Pidgey Pidgey
HG SS
Grass Grass
2-4 40% 50% 0%
Pidgey Pidgey
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-4 10% 50% 0%
Rattata Rattata
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-4 0% 0% 40%
Hoothoot Hoothoot
HG SS
Grass Grass
4 0% 0% 30%
Hoothoot Hoothoot
HG SS
Grass Grass
3-4 0% 0% 60%
Ledyba Ledyba
HG SS
Grass Grass
3 30% 0% 0%
Spinarak Spinarak
HG SS
Grass Grass
2 0% 0% 30%
Surfing
Poliwag Poliwag
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
10-25 90%
Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
15-32 10%
Fishing
Poliwag Poliwag
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
Magikarp Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
Poliwag Poliwag
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
Magikarp Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
Poliwag Poliwag
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 90%
Magikarp Magikarp
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
Headbutt
Exeggcute Exeggcute
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
2-3 20%
Hoothoot Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
2-3 50%
Pineco Pineco
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
2-3 30%
Headbutt
Exeggcute Exeggcute
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
4-5 20%
Hoothoot Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
4-5 50%
Ledyba Ledyba
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
4-5 30%
Spinarak Spinarak
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
4-5 30%
Special Pokémon
Linoone Linoone
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
4 20%
Whismur Whismur
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
2-3 20%
Bidoof Bidoof
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
4 20%
Buizel Buizel
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
2-3 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.

Trainers

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
Youngster Joey
Youngster Joey
ゴロウ Gorō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png64
PokéGear Phone
019 Rattata Lv.4
No item
Youngster Mikey
Youngster Mikey
アキラ Akira
Reward: PokémonDollar.png64
016 Pidgey Lv.2
No item
019 Rattata Lv.4
No item
Bug Catcher Don
Bug Catcher Don
ミキヤス Mikiyasu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png48
010 Caterpie Lv.3
No item
010 Caterpie Lv.3
No item
Rematch
Youngster Joey*
Youngster Joey*
ゴロウ Gorō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png240
PokéGear Phone
019 Rattata Lv.15
No item
Youngster Joey
Youngster Joey
ゴロウ Gorō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png336/480/592
PokéGear Phone
020 Raticate Lv.21/30/37
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.

Generation IV

Trainer Pokémon
Youngster Joey
Youngster Joey
ゴロウ Gorō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png64
PokéGear Phone
019 Rattata Lv.4
No item
Youngster Mikey
Youngster Mikey
アキラ Akira
Reward: PokémonDollar.png64
016 Pidgey Lv.2
No item
019 Rattata Lv.4
No item
Bug Catcher Don
Bug Catcher Don
ミキヤス Mikiyasu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png48
010 Caterpie Lv.3
No item
010 Caterpie Lv.3
No item
Rematch
Youngster Joey
Youngster Joey
ゴロウ Gorō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png544/654/864
PokéGear Phone
020 Raticate Lv.34/40/54
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.

Trainer Tips

Generation II

TRAINER TIPS
No stealing other people's Pokémon! Poké Balls are to be thrown only at wild Pokémon!

Generation IV

Trainer Tips
No stealing other people's Pokémon! Poké Balls are to be thrown only at wild Pokémon!

Walking Pokémon effects

When interacting with walking Pokémon in HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Pokémon may occasionally show an altered mood specific to this location.

  • Totodile moves its jaw and opens and closes its mouth.

In the manga

Route 30 in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Crystal went to Route 30 in Three Cheers for Chikorita where she caught a Victreebel and met a Chikorita.

Trivia

  • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the pond behind the Cherrygrove City Pokémon Center is accessible through a new path and an extension of it on this route. However, this causes a strange phenomenon: as there is only information for one set of water Pokémon in a single location, one can find Tentacool and Tentacruel in the Cherrygrove City side of the pond (because they can be found in the ocean near the city). However, the Route 30 water Pokémon information only has Poliwag and Poliwhirl. This causes different Pokémon to appear in different sides of the pond. This also applies to fishing.
    • In the Generation II games, this pond existed, but was not accessible.


Johto
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Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
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Landmarks
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex ForestRadio TowerGlobal Terminal
Goldenrod TunnelNational ParkPokéathlon DomeBell TowerBellchime TrailBurned TowerMoomoo FarmGlitter Lighthouse
Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerSafari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenS.S. AquaMt. Silver
Access to
Sinjoh RuinsKanto

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