Johto Route 31

Johto
Route 31
31番道路
Route 31
Johto Route 31 HGSS.png
Map description
A short, nostalgic path winding through nature.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Dark Cave
 
Violet City
Route 31
 
Route 30
 
Location
Johto Route 31
Location of Route 31 in Johto.
Johto Route 31 GSC.png
Gen II
Pokémon world routes
Route 30       Route 32

Route 31 (Japanese: 31ばんどうろ Route 31) is a route in central Johto, connecting Route 30 and Violet City. The western entrance to Dark Cave is located on the eastern part of the route.

Route description

This route is the third route that Trainers starting in New Bark Town will arrive at. Like the route before it, Route 31 contains more than an even share of ledges that players need to go around to get to Violet City, but may jump over on their way back. A small pond is north of the route, just west of Dark Cave. Featuring few Trainers and a small area, all that a traveling Trainer really has to look out for on this route are the wild Pokémon.

There is a man who seems to be in a sleep-like state that is located next to the pond. He doesn't actually do anything when first encountered, but will be useful later on in the game. At the gate on Route 35 leading from Goldenrod, there is a guard who will give the player a Spearow with Mail attached to deliver to this man. However, any Pokémon holding the mail will suffice, and he won't keep a Pokémon he "doesn't know". After he receives the mail, the man will give the player TM50 (Nightmare) as a reward; in Generation IV, the prize has become TM44 (Rest).

Items

Item Location Games
  Antidote West of the entrance to Dark Cave  G  S 
  Potion West of the entrance to Dark Cave  C  HG  SS 
  Bitter Berry On the Berry tree beside the sleeping man (daily)  G  S  C 
  Blk Apricorn On the Apricorn tree beside the sleeping man (daily)  HG  SS 
  Poké Ball Near Bug Catcher Wade  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Vs. Recorder From Lyra/Ethan in the gate  HG  SS 
  TM50 (Nightmare) From the man standing by the small pond after delivering him a Spearow from his friend on Route 35  G  S  C 
  TM44 (Rest) From the man standing by the small pond after delivering him a Spearow from his friend on Route 35  HG  SS 

Bug Catcher Wade

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Item Location Games
Berry Sometimes given out if the player has his number  C 
Bitter Berry Sometimes given out if the player has his number  C 
PRZCureBerry Sometimes given out if the player has his number  C 
PSNCureBerry Sometimes given out if the player has his number  C 
  Cheri Berry Sometimes given out if the player has his number  HG  SS 
  Chesto Berry Sometimes given out if the player has his number  HG  SS 
  Pecha Berry Sometimes given out if the player has his number  SS 
  Rawst Berry Sometimes given out if the player has his number  HG  SS 
  Aspear Berry Sometimes given out if the player has his number  HG 
  Leppa Berry Sometimes given out if the player has his number  HG  SS 
  Oran Berry Sometimes given out if the player has his number  HG  SS 
  Persim Berry Sometimes given out if the player has his number  HG  SS 
  Sitrus Berry Sometimes given out if the player has his number  SS 
  Lum Berry Sometimes given out if the player has his number  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
     
  Caterpie
G S C
  Grass
4-5 35% 35% 0%
  Caterpie
G S C
  Grass
4 30% 30% 0%
  Metapod
G S C
  Grass
5 15% 0% 0%
  Metapod
G S C
  Grass
5-6 0% 15% 0%
  Weedle
G S C
  Grass
4-5 30% 35% 0%
  Weedle
G S C
  Grass
4 5% 5% 0%
  Kakuna
G S C
  Grass
5 10% 0% 0%
  Kakuna
G S C
  Grass
5-6 0% 15% 0%
  Pidgey
G S C
  Grass
3 30% 30% 0%
  Pidgey
G S C
  Grass
5 10% 0% 0%
  Pidgey
G S C
  Grass
3 0% 30% 0%
  Pidgey
G S C
  Grass
4-5 0% 40% 0%
  Rattata
G S C
  Grass
4-5 0% 0% 40%
  Zubat
G S C
  Grass
4 0% 0% 5%
  Poliwag
G S C
  Grass
4 0% 0% 30%
  Bellsprout
G S C
  Grass
3 20%
  Bellsprout
G S C
  Grass
5 20%
  Gastly
G S C
  Grass
5 0% 0% 5%
  Hoothoot
G S C
  Grass
5 0% 0% 10%
  Hoothoot
G S C
  Grass
3-5 0% 0% 40%
  Ledyba
G S C
  Grass
4 30% 0% 0%
  Spinarak
G S C
  Grass
4 0% 0% 30%
  Hoppip
G S C
  Grass
5 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
4-5 35% 35% 0%
  Metapod
HG SS
  Grass
5 15% 15% 0%
  Weedle
HG SS
  Grass
4 30% 0% 0%
  Weedle
HG SS
  Grass
4-5 0% 35% 0%
  Kakuna
HG SS
  Grass
5 10% 15% 0%
  Pidgey
HG SS
  Grass
3 30% 30% 0%
  Pidgey
HG SS
  Grass
5 10% 0% 0%
  Pidgey
HG SS
  Grass
4 0% 30% 0%
  Rattata
HG SS
  Grass
4-5 0% 0% 40%
  Bellsprout
HG SS
  Grass
3 20%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Grass
5 0% 0% 10%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Grass
4-5 0% 0% 40%
  Ledyba
HG SS
  Grass
4 30% 0% 0%
  Spinarak
HG SS
  Grass
3 0% 0% 30%
Surfing
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Surfing
10-15 90%
  Poliwhirl
HG SS
  Surfing
15-32 10%
Fishing
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 80%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
Headbutt
  Exeggcute
HG SS
  Headbutt
3-4 20%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
3-4 50%
  Pineco
HG SS
  Headbutt
3-4 30%
Headbutt
  Exeggcute
HG SS
  Headbutt
5-6 20%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
5-6 50%
  Ledyba
HG SS
  Headbutt
5-6 30%
  Spinarak
HG SS
  Headbutt
5-6 30%
Special Pokémon
  Linoone
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
3 20%
  Whismur
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
3-4 20%
  Bidoof
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
3 20%
  Buizel
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
3-4 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
 
Bug Catcher Wade
コウイチ Kōichi
Reward:  32
 
  Caterpie Lv.2
No item
  Caterpie Lv.2
No item
  Weedle Lv.3
No item
  Caterpie Lv.2
No item
Rematch
 
Bug Catcher Wade
コウイチ Kōichi
Reward:  144
After reaching Goldenrod City
and defeating the previous teamC
 
  Metapod Lv.9
No item
  Metapod Lv.9
No item
  Kakuna Lv.10
No item
  Metapod Lv.9
No item
 
Bug Catcher Wade
コウイチ Kōichi
Reward:  224
After reaching Mahogany Town
and defeating the previous teamC
 
  Butterfree Lv.14
No item
  Butterfree Lv.14
No item
  Beedrill Lv.15
No item
  Butterfree Lv.14
No item
 
Bug Catcher WadeC
コウイチ Kōichi
Reward:  384
After the Goldenrod Radio Tower incident
and defeating the previous team
 
  Butterfree Lv.24
No item
  Butterfree Lv.24
No item
  Beedrill Lv.25
No item
  Butterfree Lv.24
No item
 
Bug Catcher WadeC
コウイチ Kōichi
Reward:  544
After becoming Champion
and defeating the previous team
 
  Butterfree Lv.30
No item
  Butterfree Lv.30
No item
  Beedrill Lv.32
No item
  Butterfree Lv.34
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
 
Bug Catcher Wade
コウイチ Kōichi
Reward:  32
 
  Caterpie Lv.2
No item
  Caterpie Lv.2
No item
  Caterpie Lv.2
No item
  Weedle Lv.3
No item
Rematch
 
Bug Catcher Wade
コウイチ Kōichi
Reward:  464
 
  Metapod Lv.18
No item
  Metapod Lv.18
No item
  Kakuna Lv.22
No item
  Butterfree Lv.29
No item
 
Bug Catcher Wade
コウイチ Kōichi
Reward:  640/832
 
  Butterfree Lv.28/36
No item
  Butterfree Lv.28/36
No item
  Beedrill Lv.37/43
No item
  Butterfree Lv.40/52
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.


Walking Pokémon effects

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

  • Cyndaquil blows out a fireball and a couple of fireballs.


Johto
               
Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
2930313233343536373839404142434445464748
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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