Johto Route 40

Johto
Route 40
40番水道
Sea Route 40
Johto Route 40 HGSS.png
Map description
You can hear the waves on this path from west Olivine City to the sea.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Frontier Access* and Battle Tower*
 
Route 40
Olivine City
 
Route 41
 
Location
Johto Route 40
Location of Route 40 in Johto.
Johto Route 40 C.png
Gen II
Pokémon world routes
Route 39       Route 41

Route 40 (Japanese: 40ばんすいどう Water Route 40) is a water route in southwestern Johto, connecting Olivine City and Route 41.

Route description

 
Lyra reading a sign next to the gate that leads to the Battle Frontier in Generation IV

This route consists of a small amount of land that is dwarfed in proportion by the surrounding ocean. All that a Trainer must do is head south, towards the Whirl Islands, defeating a few Trainers along the way. The Pokémon selection in this route is equally bland, comprising only of the most commonly appearing sea route Pokémon: Tentacool and Tentacruel.

However, in Pokémon Crystal, the entrance to the Battle Tower will be on this route, giving Trainers much more to do after defeating the sixteen Gym Leaders of the game. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Battle Tower returns, joined by 4 other facilities in the series' third Battle Frontier. The Battle Frontier found here is nearly identical to the one found in the Sinnoh Region.

Also, in HeartGold and SoulSilver, a man will turn the player back towards Olivine City if the player does not have the HM Surf.

Monica appears on the beach on Mondays and gives a Sharp Beak to the player the first time they talk to her, and an Alert Ribbon the second time and all times after (Generation IV only).

Items

Item Location Games
  Sharp Beak From MonicaMo  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Hyper Potion Under a breakable rock (requires Rock Smash) (hidden)  G  S  C 
Alert Ribbon From Monica after meeting all the Week SiblingsMo  HG  SS 
  TM88 (Pluck) On the sandy patch southeast of Swimmer♀ Elaine (requires Surf)  HG  SS 
  Hyper Potion Underneath TM88 (requires Surf) (hidden)  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
Surfing
  Tentacool
G S C
  Surfing
15-24 90%
  Tentacruel
G S C
  Surfing
20-24 10%
Fishing
  Krabby
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Krabby
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 55%
  Staryu
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 0% 0% 10%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
  Corsola
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 10% 10% 0%
  Krabby
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 60%
  Kingler
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
  Staryu
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 0% 0% 30%
  Corsola
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 30% 30% 0%
Rock Smash
  Krabby
G S C
  Rock Smash
15 90%
  Shuckle
G S C
  Rock Smash
15 10%
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  
     
Surfing
  Tentacool
HG SS
  Surfing
10-25 90%
  Tentacruel
HG SS
  Surfing
15-29 10%
Fishing
  Krabby
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Krabby
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 50%
  Staryu
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 0% 0% 10%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
  Corsola
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 10% 10% 0%
  Krabby
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 60%
  Kingler
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
  Staryu
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 0% 0% 30%
  Corsola
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 30% 30% 0%
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

 
Route 40 in Pokémon Crystal.
Trainer Pokémon
Requires Surf
 
Swimmer Simon
ノブオ Nobuo
Reward:  160
  Tentacool Lv.20
No item
  Tentacool Lv.20
No item
 
Swimmer Elaine
リサ Lisa
Reward:  420
  Staryu Lv.21
No item
 
Swimmer Randall
ナオユキ Naoyuki
Reward:  144
  Shellder Lv.18
No item
  Shellder Lv.18
No item
  Wartortle Lv.20
No item
 
Swimmer Paula
ミチコ Michiko
Reward:  380
  Staryu Lv.19
No item
  Shellder Lv.19
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
Requires Surf
 
Swimmer Simon
ノブオ Nobuo
Reward:  320
  Tentacool Lv.20
No item
  Tentacool Lv.20
No item
 
Swimmer Elaine
リサ Lisa
Reward:  336
  Staryu Lv.21
No item
 
Swimmer Randall
ナオユキ Naoyuki
Reward:  288
  Shellder Lv.18
No item
  Wartortle Lv.20
No item
  Shellder Lv.18
No item
 
Swimmer Paula
ミチコ Michiko
Reward:  304
  Staryu Lv.19
No item
  Shellder Lv.19
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.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

Route 40 appeared in Pleased as Punch With Parasect as Silver and Crystal traveled from Cianwood City to Olivine City, unknowingly being followed by Ariana's Arbok.

See also


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


  This article is part of Project Routes, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on every route in the Pokémon world.