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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.

Contents

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

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
Surfing
Tentacool Tentacool
G S C
Surfing Surfing
15-24 90%
Tentacruel Tentacruel
G S C
Surfing Surfing
20-24 10%
Fishing
Krabby Krabby
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
Magikarp Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
Krabby Krabby
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 55%
Staryu Staryu
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 0% 0% 10%
Magikarp Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
Corsola Corsola
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 10% 10% 0%
Krabby Krabby
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 60%
Kingler Kingler
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
Staryu Staryu
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 0% 0% 30%
Corsola Corsola
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 30% 30% 0%
Rock Smash
Krabby Krabby
G S C
Rock Smash Rock Smash
15 90%
Shuckle Shuckle
G S C
Rock Smash 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  
Morning Day Night
Surfing
Tentacool Tentacool
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
10-25 90%
Tentacruel Tentacruel
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
15-29 10%
Fishing
Krabby Krabby
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
Magikarp Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
Krabby Krabby
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 37%
Staryu Staryu
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 0% 0% 3%
Magikarp Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
Corsola Corsola
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 3% 3% 0%
Krabby Krabby
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 67%
Kingler Kingler
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 3%
Staryu Staryu
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 0% 0% 30%
Corsola Corsola
HG SS
Super Rod 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
Swimmer Simon
ノブオ Nobuo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png160
072 Tentacool Lv.20
No item
072 Tentacool Lv.20
No item
Swimmer Elaine
Swimmer Elaine
リサ Lisa
Reward: PokémonDollar.png420
120 Staryu Lv.21
No item
Swimmer Randall
Swimmer Randall
ナオユキ Naoyuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png144
090 Shellder Lv.18
No item
090 Shellder Lv.18
No item
008 Wartortle Lv.20
No item
Swimmer Paula
Swimmer Paula
ミチコ Michiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png380
120 Staryu Lv.19
No item
090 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
Swimmer Simon
ノブオ Nobuo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png320
072 Tentacool Lv.20
No item
072 Tentacool Lv.20
No item
Swimmer Elaine
Swimmer Elaine
リサ Lisa
Reward: PokémonDollar.png336
120 Staryu Lv.21
No item
Swimmer Randall
Swimmer Randall
ナオユキ Naoyuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png288
090 Shellder Lv.18
No item
008 Wartortle Lv.20
No item
090 Shellder Lv.18
No item
Swimmer Paula
Swimmer Paula
ミチコ Michiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png304
120 Staryu Lv.19
No item
090 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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Silver and Crystal briefly travel on this route in Pleased as Punch With Parasect.

See also