Johto Route 43

Johto
Route 43
43番道路
Route 43
Johto Route 43 HGSS.png
Map description
A woodland path that comes out at a lake. Beware the greedy gate.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Lake of Rage
 
Route 43
 
Mahogany Town
 
Location
Johto Route 43
Location of Route 43 in Johto.
Johto Route 43 C.png
Gen II
Pokémon world routes
Route 42       Route 44
Route 43 in Gold and Silver

Route 43 (Japanese: 43ばんどうろ Route 43) is a route in northern Johto, connecting the Lake of Rage and Mahogany Town.

Route description

Route 43 has two paths to travel on. One of these paths, while more convenient (as there is no long grass on it), will cost  1000 if a Trainer travels on it before vanquishing Team Rocket. The other path, however, features many Trainers and a lot of long grass to pass through in order to reach the lake.

The first of these two paths is the one on the right, which takes the player through a gate. After passing through and ending up on the other side, there is a straight path north which curves slightly leftward before opening up and allowing passage straight to the Lake of Rage.

The second path, to the left, features nearly complete coverage by long grass, as well as a multitude of Trainers. While on this path, Trainers may use Surf to reach an upper part of the route that is not otherwise able to be reached except on a trip back from the Lake of Rage, which takes a path northward around the lake. It is on this path, on the north side of the Lake of Rage, where the player can meet Wesley on Wednesdays if they have the necessary HM on one of their Pokémon to Cut down the small trees in the way.

Items

Item Location Games
Bitter Berry From the tree across the big lake (requires Surf and Cut) (daily)  G  S  C 
  Blk Apricorn From the tree across the big lake (requires Surf and Cut) (daily)  HG  SS 
  TM36 (Sludge Bomb) Given by the guard in the toll building after defeating Team Rocket  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Max Ether West of the toll gate  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Pink Bow Sometimes given out by Picnicker Tiffany if the player has her phone number  C 
  Poké Doll Sometimes given out by Picnicker Tiffany if the player has her phone number  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
  Pidgeotto
G S C
  Grass
17 25% 20% 0%
  Pidgeotto
G S C
  Grass
16 30% 30% 0%
  Raticate
G S C
  Grass
17 5% 5% 0%
  Raticate
G S C
  Grass
16-17 0% 0% 25%
  Venonat
G S C
  Grass
16 5% 0% 15%
  Venonat
G S C
  Grass
15-17 0% 0% 40%
  Venomoth
G S C
  Grass
17 0% 0% 5%
  Farfetch'd
G S C
  Grass
16 20% 20% 0%
  Sentret
G S C
  Grass
15 30% 30% 0%
  Furret
G S C
  Grass
15-17 15% 15% 0%
  Noctowl
G S C
  Grass
17 0% 0% 20%
  Noctowl
G S C
  Grass
16 0% 0% 30%
  Mareep
G S C
  Grass
15 10% 10% 5%
  Flaaffy
G S C
  Grass
15 30% 40% 30%
  Girafarig
G S C
  Grass
15 30%
Surfing
  Magikarp
G S C
  Surfing
15-24 100%
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%
  Venonat
G S C
  Headbutt
10 15%
  Exeggcute
G S C
  Headbutt
10 20%
  Hoothoot
G S C
  Headbutt
10 65%
  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  
     
  Pidgeotto
HG SS
  Grass
17 25% 20% 0%
  Venonat
HG SS
  Grass
16 5% 0% 0%
  Venonat
HG SS
  Grass
15-17 0% 0% 15%
  Noctowl
HG SS
  Grass
17 0% 0% 20%
  Mareep
HG SS
  Grass
15 10% 10% 0%
  Mareep
HG SS
  Grass
16 0% 0% 5%
  Flaaffy
HG SS
  Grass
15 30% 0% 30%
  Flaaffy
HG SS
  Grass
15-17 0% 40% 0%
  Girafarig
HG SS
  Grass
15 30%
Surfing
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Surfing
5-25, 50 100%
Fishing
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
  Poliwag
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 80%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
Headbutt
  Exeggcute
HG SS
  Headbutt
15-16 20%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
15-16 50%
  Pineco
HG SS
  Headbutt
15-16 30%
Headbutt
  Venonat
HG SS
  Headbutt
17-18 15%
  Exeggcute
HG SS
  Headbutt
17-18 20%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
17-18 65%
Special Pokémon
  Linoone
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
17 20%
  Whismur
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
15 20%
  Bidoof
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
17 20%
  Buizel
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
15 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
 
Camper Spencer
タイチ Taichi
Reward:  380
  Sandshrew Lv.17
No item
  Sandslash Lv.17
No item
  Zubat Lv.19
No item
 
Picnicker Tiffany
チサト Chisato
Reward:  400
 
  Clefairy Lv.20
No item
 
Fisher Marvin
ヨシヒト Yoshihito
Reward:  600
  Magikarp Lv.10
No item
  Gyarados Lv.10
No item
  Magikarp Lv.15
No item
  Gyarados Lv.15
No item
 
PokéManiac Ron
カズシ Kazushi
Reward:  1140
  Nidoking Lv.19
No item
 
PokéManiac Brent
マコト Makoto
Reward:  1140
 
  Lickitung Lv.19
No item
 
PokéManiac Ben
スグル Suguru
Reward:  1140
  Slowbro Lv.19
No item
Rematch
 
Picnicker Tiffany
チサト Chisato
Reward:  620
After the Goldenrod Radio Tower incident
and defeating the previous teamC
 
  Clefairy Lv.31
No item
 
Picnicker Tiffany
チサト Chisato
Reward:  740
After becoming Champion
and defeating the previous teamC
 
  Clefairy Lv.37
No item
 
Picnicker TiffanyC
チサト Chisato
Reward:  860
After returning the Machine Part
and defeating the previous team
 
  Clefairy Lv.43
No item
 
PokéManiac BrentGS
カズシ Kazushi
Reward:  1380
After the Mahogany Town incident
 
  Nidoran♀ Lv.19
No item
  Nidoking Lv.23
No item
 
PokéManiac BrentGS
カズシ Kazushi
Reward:  1920
After becoming Champion
 
  Nidoran♂ Lv.28
No item
  Nidoran♀ Lv.28
No item
  Nidorina Lv.30
No item
  Nidoking Lv.32
No item
 
PokéManiac BrentC
カズシ Kazushi
Reward:  1500
After the Mahogany Town incident
and defeating the previous team
 
  Kangaskhan Lv.25
No item
 
PokéManiac BrentC
カズシ Kazushi
Reward:  2160
After becoming Champion
and defeating the previous team
 
  Porygon Lv.36
No item
 
PokéManiac BrentC
カズシ Kazushi
Reward:  2460
After returning the Machine Part
and defeating the previous team
 
  Chansey Lv.41
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
 
Camper Spencer
タイチ Taichi
Reward:  320
  Sandshrew Lv.18
No item
  Sandslash Lv.18
No item
  Zubat Lv.20
No item
 
Picnicker Tiffany
チサト Chisato
Reward:  336
 
  Clefairy Lv.21
No item
 
Poké Maniac Brent
マコト Makoto
Reward:  1536
 
  Nidorina Lv.20
No item
  Nidorino Lv.24
No item
 
Poké Maniac Beckett
スグル Suguru
Reward:  1280
  Slowbro Lv.20
No item
 
Poké Maniac Ron
カズシ Kazushi
Reward:  1280
  Nidoking Lv.20
No item
 
Fisherman Marvin
ヨシヒト Yoshihito
Reward:  480
  Magikarp Lv.10
No item
  Gyarados Lv.20
No item
  Magikarp Lv.15
No item
Rematch
 
Picnicker Tiffany*
チサト Chisato
Reward:  544
 
  Clefairy Lv.34
No item
 
Picnicker Tiffany
チサト Chisato
Reward:  656/976
 
  Clefable Lv.41/61
No item
 
Poké Maniac Brent*
マコト Makoto
Reward:  2048
 
  Nidorina Lv.32
No item
  Nidorino Lv.34
No item
  Gyarados Lv.32
No item
 
Poké Maniac Brent*
マコト Makoto
Reward:  2583
 
  Gyarados Lv.41
No item
  Lickitung Lv.38
No item
  Nidorina Lv.38
No item
  Nidorino Lv.43
No item
 
Poké Maniac Brent*
マコト Makoto
Reward:  3712
 
  Gyarados Lv.48
No item
  Lickitung Lv.40
No item
  Nidoqueen Lv.58
No item
  Nidoking Lv.58
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
All Pokémon have pros and cons depending on their types. If their types differ, a higher-level Pokémon may lose in battle. Learn which types are strong and weak against your Pokémon's type.

Generation IV

Trainer Tips
All Pokémon have pros and cons depending on their types. If their types differ, a higher-level Pokémon may lose in battle. Learn which types are strong and weak against your Pokémon's type.

Trivia

  • Route 43 and Route 217 are the only two routes in the Pokémon world which have their northern terminus at a lakefront, as well as leading to the seventh Gym location. Coincidentally, both Gyms specialize in Ice-type Pokémon.
  • A graphical glitch occurs on this route in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. At the north pond, three tiles at the top of the grassy patch appear to be empty at first glance, but when the player (or their partner Pokémon) walks over the tiles, tall grass will appear underfoot, and wild Pokémon can appear. At most two of the three tiles will be grassy at the same time, allowing for comparisons to be made between the tiles.
  • In Pokémon Gold and Silver, a mistake allows the player to see a tree overlapping the mountain, if they stand between the two gates, all the way to the right. This was corrected in Pokémon Crystal.


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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