Johto Route 30

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.

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 ×2
  • Near the entrance to the route, on the eastern side
  • In the flower bed east of the Trainer Tips sign (hidden)
 HG  SS 
  Berry On the Berry tree beside the southern house (daily)  G  S  C 
  Grn Apricorn On the Apricorn tree beside the southern house (requires Apricorn Box) (daily)  HG  SS 
  Berry Given by the man in the southern house  G  S  C 
  Apricorn Box Given by the man in the southern house  HG  SS 
  Antidote North of the southern house  C  HG  SS 
  PSNCureBerry On the Berry tree west of Mr. Pokémon's house (daily)  G  S  C 
  Pnk Apricorn On the Apricorn tree west of Mr. Pokémon's house  HG  SS 
  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 Given by Mr. Pokémon in his house  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Pokédex Given by Professor Oak after obtaining the Mystery Egg from Mr. Pokémon  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Exp. Share Given by Mr. Pokémon in exchange for the Red Scale  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Blue Orb Given by Mr. Pokémon after obtaining the Kanto starter from Professor Oak  HG 
  Red Orb Given by Mr. Pokémon after obtaining the Kanto starter from Professor Oak  SS 
  HP Up Given by Youngster Joey after defeating him in a rematch (fourth rematch onlyC)  C  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
  Caterpie
G S C
  Grass
3-4 50% 35% 0%
  Caterpie
G S C
  Grass
3-4 50% 50% 0%
  Metapod
G S C
  Grass
4 10% 0% 0%
  Metapod
G S C
  Grass
4-5 0% 15% 0%
  Weedle
G S C
  Grass
3-4 50% 35% 0%
  Weedle
G S C
  Grass
3 5% 5% 0%
  Kakuna
G S C
  Grass
4 10% 0% 0%
  Kakuna
G S C
  Grass
4-5 0% 15% 0%
  Pidgey
G S C
  Grass
2-4 40% 50% 0%
  Pidgey
G S C
  Grass
4 10% 0% 0%
  Pidgey
G S C
  Grass
2-4 0% 50% 0%
  Pidgey
G S C
  Grass
3-4 0% 40% 0%
  Rattata
G S C
  Grass
3-4 0% 0% 40%
  Zubat
G S C
  Grass
3 0% 0% 5%
  Poliwag
G S C
  Grass
4 0% 0% 20%
  Hoothoot
G S C
  Grass
4 0% 0% 30%
  Hoothoot
G S C
  Grass
2,4 0% 0% 60%
  Hoothoot
G S C
  Grass
3-4 0% 0% 45%
  Ledyba
G S C
  Grass
3 30% 0% 0%
  Spinarak
G S C
  Grass
3 0% 0% 30%
  Hoppip
G S C
  Grass
4 5% 5% 0%
Surfing
  Poliwag
G S C
  Surfing
15-24 90%
  Poliwhirl
G S C
  Surfing
20-24 10%
Fishing
  Poliwag
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Poliwag
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
  Poliwag
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 80%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
Headbutt tree
(Moderate chances of battle)
  Spearow
G S C
  Headbutt
10 80%
  Exeggcute
G S C
  Headbutt
10 20%
  Hoothoot
G S C
  Headbutt
10 50%
  Ledyba
G S C
  Headbutt
10 15%
  Spinarak
G S C
  Headbutt
10 15%
  Aipom
G S C
  Headbutt
10 20%
Headbutt tree
(Low chances of battle)
  Spearow
G S C
  Headbutt
10 50%
  Exeggcute
G S C
  Headbutt
10 20%
  Hoothoot
G S C
  Headbutt
10 50%
  Aipom
G S C
  Headbutt
10 20%
  Pineco
G S C
  Headbutt
10 30%
  Heracross
G S C
  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  
     
  Caterpie
HG SS
  Grass
3-4 50% 35% 0%
  Metapod
HG SS
  Grass
4 10% 15% 0%
  Weedle
HG SS
  Grass
3-4 50% 35% 0%
  Kakuna
HG SS
  Grass
4 10% 15% 0%
  Pidgey
HG SS
  Grass
2-4 40% 50% 0%
  Pidgey
HG SS
  Grass
3-4 10% 50% 0%
  Rattata
HG SS
  Grass
3-4 0% 0% 40%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Grass
4 0% 0% 30%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Grass
3-4 0% 0% 60%
  Ledyba
HG SS
  Grass
3 30% 0% 0%
  Spinarak
HG SS
  Grass
2 0% 0% 30%
Surfing
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Surfing
10-25 90%
  Poliwhirl
HG SS
  Surfing
15-32 10%
Fishing
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 90%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
Headbutt
  Exeggcute
HG SS
  Headbutt
2-3 20%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
2-3 50%
  Pineco
HG SS
  Headbutt
2-3 30%
Headbutt
  Exeggcute
HG SS
  Headbutt
4-5 20%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
4-5 50%
  Ledyba
HG SS
  Headbutt
4-5 30%
  Spinarak
HG SS
  Headbutt
4-5 30%
Special Pokémon
  Linoone
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
4 20%
  Whismur
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
2-3 20%
  Bidoof
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
4 20%
  Buizel
HG SS
  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
ゴロウ Gorō
Reward:  64
 
  Rattata Lv.4
No item
 
Youngster Mikey
アキラ Akira
Reward:  64
  Pidgey Lv.2
No item
  Rattata Lv.4
No item
 
Bug Catcher Don
ミキヤス Mikiyasu
Reward:  48
  Caterpie Lv.3
No item
  Caterpie Lv.3
No item
Rematch
 
Youngster Joey
ゴロウ Gorō
Reward:  240
After reaching Goldenrod City
and defeating the previous teamC
 
  Rattata Lv.15
No item
 
Youngster Joey
ゴロウ Gorō
Reward:  336
After reaching Olivine City
and defeating the previous teamC
 
  Raticate Lv.21
No item
 
Youngster JoeyC
ゴロウ Gorō
Reward:  480
After the Goldenrod Radio Tower incident
and defeating the previous team
 
  Raticate Lv.30
No item
 
Youngster JoeyC
ゴロウ Gorō
Reward:  592
After becoming Champion
and defeating the previous team
 
  Raticate Lv.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
ゴロウ Gorō
Reward:  64
 
  Rattata Lv.4
No item
 
Youngster Mikey
アキラ Akira
Reward:  64
  Pidgey Lv.2
No item
  Rattata Lv.4
No item
 
Bug Catcher Don
ミキヤス Mikiyasu
Reward:  48
  Caterpie Lv.3
No item
  Caterpie Lv.3
No item
Rematch
 
Youngster Joey
ゴロウ Gorō
Reward:  544/654/864
 
  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

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Route 30 appeared in Three Cheers for Chikorita, where Crystal was seen trying to catch a Victreebel there. The Chikorita from Professor Elm's laboratory also followed her there, and was caught alongside Victreebel. Chikorita demanded to come with Crystal, and after some convincing, she agreed to it, adding Chikorita to her party and nicknaming him Megaree.

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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Routes
2930313233343536373839404142434445464748
Landmarks
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex ForestRadio TowerGlobal Terminal
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Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerSafari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenS.S. AquaMt. Silver
Access to
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