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Kanto
Route 16
16番道路
Route 16
Kanto Route 16 HGSS.png
Map description
The northern starting point of Cycling Road.HGSS
Links to the north side of Pokémon Road. A route that is always bustling.PE
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
Route 16
Celadon City
 
Route 17
 
Location
Kanto Route 16
Location of Route 16 in Kanto.
Kanto Route 16 RBY.png Kanto Route 16 GSC.png Kanto Route 16 FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Route 15       Route 17
The Snorlax blocking the way to Route 16

Route 16 (Japanese: 16番道路 Route 16) is a route located in central Kanto. It connects Celadon City in the east to Route 17 to the south.

Contents

Route description

Main path

Like Route 18 at the southern end of Cycling Road, Route 16 runs directly east-west for its entire length.

Five paces outside Celadon, a cuttable tree blocks a passage leading to the north half of Route 16. Several paces west of this spot, Route 16 narrows before widening just east of a gate. In this station, Trainers are forced to board their Bicycle or, in the event that they do not own a Bicycle, are forced to return east to Celadon. In Generation III only, one of Professor Oak's aides is present at this station, giving Trainers who have collected data on at least 40 Pokémon an Amulet Coin. West of the station, Route 16 becomes part of Cycling Road.

Now on the bike path, the remainder of the route is filled with Bikers possessing mostly Poison-type Pokémon. Near the middle of the group, Route 16 turns south for a short distance before becoming Route 17 north of Route 17's grassy area.

A sleeping Snorlax is often found at the point where Route 16 becomes narrow in Generation I and Generation III. To move it, Trainers must play a Poké Flute to awaken the Pokémon.

Northern half

The northern half of the route proceeds directly north of the Cut-able tree before turning west at the lone patch of grass on Route 16. In Generation III only, just west of this patch are a pair of Trainers. Five paces west of the grass is the north half of the gate.

On the other side of the station, which does not require Trainers to ride a bike in this area, the only item of interest is a house, used as a secret resort, owned by a reclusive Trainer. In exchange for keeping her whereabouts a secret, she will give Trainers HM02 (Fly). A pair of men are found here in Generation IV; the elder of the two will teach the player a trendy phrase.

The route terminates in a dead end just west of the house.

Items

Item Location Games
Leftovers Leftovers Where Snorlax was sleeping (hidden)  FR  LG 
PP Up PP Up In the patch of tall grass in the northeast area of the route (requires Chop Down)  P  E 
HM Flying HM02 (Fly) From the girl in the house in the northwest area of the route (requires Cut)  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
TM Flying VI TM14 (Fly) From the girl in the house in the northwest area of the route (requires Chop Down)  P  E 
Amulet Coin III Amulet Coin From Professor Oak's aide at the gate after catching 40 different Pokémon  FR  LG 
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball ×30 From Professor Oak's assistant at the gate after catching 40 different Pokémon  P  E 
Super Potion Super Potion Southwest of the southern gate  P  E 
Great Ball Great Ball ×3 Directly west of the southern gate  P  E 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Rattata Rattata
R B Y
Grass Grass
18, 20, 22 30%
Rattata Rattata
R B Y
Grass Grass
23-24 25%
Raticate Raticate
R B Y
Grass Grass
23, 25 5%
Raticate Raticate
R B Y
Grass Grass
25-26 5%
Spearow Spearow
R B Y
Grass Grass
20, 22 40%
Spearow Spearow
R B Y
Grass Grass
22-23 30%
Fearow Fearow
R B Y
Grass Grass
24 5%
Doduo Doduo
R B Y
Grass Grass
18, 20, 22 25%
Doduo Doduo
R B Y
Grass Grass
22, 24, 26 35%
Special Pokémon
Snorlax Snorlax
R B Y
Premier Ball Only one
30 One
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 II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
Fearow Fearow
G S C
Grass Grass
27-29 40% 40% 0%
Fearow Fearow
G S C
Grass Grass
27-30 45% 40% 0%
Grimer Grimer
G S C
Grass Grass
26-28 50% 50% 80%
Muk Muk
G S C
Grass Grass
30, 33 5%
Murkrow Murkrow
G S C
Grass Grass
28 0% 0% 10%
Murkrow Murkrow
G S C
Grass Grass
29 0% 0% 15%
Slugma Slugma
G S C
Grass Grass
27 5%
Slugma Slugma
G S C
Grass Grass
27-32 0% 5% 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.

Generation III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Doduo Doduo
FR LG
Grass Grass
18, 20, 22 35%
Rattata Rattata
FR LG
Grass Grass
18, 20, 22 30%
Spearow Spearow
FR LG
Grass Grass
20, 22 30%
Raticate Raticate
FR LG
Grass Grass
23, 25 5%
Special Pokémon
Snorlax Snorlax
FR LG
Premier Ball Only one
30 One
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
Fearow Fearow
HG SS
Grass Grass
27-29 40% 40% 0%
Grimer Grimer
HG SS
Grass Grass
26-28 50% 50% 80%
Muk Muk
HG SS
Grass Grass
29-30 5%
Murkrow Murkrow
HG SS
Grass Grass
29 0% 0% 10%
Slugma Slugma
HG SS
Grass Grass
27, 29 5%
Headbutt
Spearow Spearow
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
26-30 50%
Heracross Heracross
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
26-27 30%
Combee Combee
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
26-30 20%
Special Pokémon
Plusle Plusle
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
26-27 20%
Minun Minun
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
28 20%
Shinx Shinx
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
26-28 40%
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 VII

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Pidgey Pidgey
P E
Grass Grass
31-36 20%
Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
P E
Grass Grass
31-36 20%
Rattata Rattata
P E
Grass Grass
31-36 15%
Raticate Raticate
P E
Grass Grass
31-36 15%
Doduo Doduo
P E
Grass Grass
31-36 25%
Dodrio Dodrio
P E
Grass Grass
31-36 5%
Rare Spawns
Chansey Chansey
P E
Grass Grass
31-36 -
While riding a Flying Pokémon
After becoming Champion
Pidgey Pidgey
P E
Midair Midair
3-56 60%
Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
P E
Midair Midair
3-56 35%
Pidgeot Pidgeot
P E
Midair Midair
3-56 5%
Rare Spawns
Charizard Charizard
P E
Midair Midair
3-56 -
Articuno Articuno
P E
Midair Midair
3-56 -
Zapdos Zapdos
P E
Midair Midair
3-56 -
Moltres Moltres
P E
Midair Midair
3-56 -
Dragonite Dragonite
P E
Midair Midair
3-56 -
Special Pokémon
Fought in a Pokémon battle
Snorlax Snorlax
P E
Premier Ball Only one
34 One
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 I

Trainer Pokémon
Biker
Biker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png580
088 Grimer Lv.29
No item
109 Koffing Lv.29
No item
Cue Ball
Cue Ball
Reward: PokémonDollar.png700
066 Machop Lv.28
No item
056 Mankey Lv.28
No item
066 Machop Lv.28
No item
Cue Ball
Cue Ball
Reward: PokémonDollar.png725
056 Mankey Lv.29
No item
066 Machop Lv.29
No item
Biker
Biker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png660
110 Weezing Lv.33
No item
Cue Ball
Cue Ball
Reward: PokémonDollar.png825
066 Machop Lv.33
No item
Biker
Biker
Reward: PokémonDollar.png520
088 Grimer Lv.26
No item
088 Grimer Lv.26
No item
088 Grimer Lv.26
No item
088 Grimer Lv.26
No item

Generation III

Trainer Pokémon
Northern half (requires Cut)
Young Couple Lea & Jed
Young Couple Lea & Jed
カホとジン Kaho and Jin
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1624
078 Rapidash Lv.29
No item
038 Ninetales Lv.29
No item
Main path
Biker Lao
Biker Lao
キンジ Kinji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png580
088 Grimer Lv.29
No item
109 Koffing Lv.29
No item
Cue Ball Koji
Cue Ball Koji
テツロウ Tetsurō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png672
066 Machop Lv.28
No item
056 Mankey Lv.28
No item
066 Machop Lv.28
No item
Cue Ball Luke
Cue Ball Luke
テル Teru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png696
056 Mankey Lv.29
No item
066 Machop Lv.29
No item
Biker Hideo
Biker Hideo
カツハル Katsuharu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png660
110 Weezing Lv.33
No item
Biker Ruben
Biker Ruben
ジュン Jun
Reward: PokémonDollar.png560
Vs. Seeker
110 Weezing Lv.28
No item
109 Koffing Lv.28
No item
110 Weezing Lv.28
No item
Cue Ball Camron
Cue Ball Camron
クニオ Kunio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png696
Vs. Seeker
056 Mankey Lv.29
No item
066 Machop Lv.29
No item
Rematch
Biker Ruben
Biker Ruben
ジュン Jun
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
Vs. Seeker
110 Weezing Lv.48
No item
110 Weezing Lv.48
No item
110 Weezing Lv.48
No item
Cue Ball Camron
Cue Ball Camron
クニオ Kunio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1176
Vs. Seeker
057 Primeape Lv.49
No item
067 Machoke Lv.49
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Generation VII

Trainer Pokémon
Northern half (requires Chop Down)
Punk Guy Lao
Punk Guy Lao
キンジ Kinji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,008
3 Poké Balls
095 Onix Lv.36
No item
089 Muk Lv.36
No item
Roughneck Koji
Roughneck Koji
テツロウ Tetsurō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,008
3 Poké Balls
020 Raticate Lv.36
No item
111 Rhyhorn Lv.36
No item
109 Koffing Lv.36
No item
Punk Guy Hideo
Punk Guy Hideo
カツハル Katsuharu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,008
3 Poké Balls
024 Arbok Lv.36
No item
022 Fearow Lv.36
No item
Main path
Camper Ruben
Camper Ruben
ジュン Jun
Reward: PokémonDollar.png700
2 Great Balls
054 Psyduck Lv.35
No item
054 Psyduck Lv.35
No item
After becoming Champion
Master Trainer
Ace Trainer Jay
Ace Trainer Jay
ユウダイ Yūdai
Reward: N/A
Snorlax Snorlax Lv.75
Reflect Facade
Rest -
Master Trainer
Youngster Cid
Youngster Cid
テツジ Tetsuji
Reward: N/A
Lickitung Lickitung Lv.70
Fire Blast Blizzard
Thunder Disable
Master Trainer
Bird Keeper Howie
Bird Keeper Howie
マサユキ Masayuki
Reward: N/A
Pidgeotto Pidgeotto Lv.70
Air Slash Headbutt
Agility -

Differences among generations

Generations I and III

Only few minor changes are visible between these generations. In Generation III, trees are added above the north road and the gates are closer to each other. Also, the east sign is moved to the center fence.

Generation II

The route was shortened by half in Generation II. Also, every Trainer was removed from the route and the gate on the northern path was eliminated. The recluse Trainer is no longer present and may have moved to Route 28. The sign is also moved to the north fence.

The amount of grass was also reduced.

Generation IV

In Generation IV, the route increased in length slightly and due to this had its layout tweaked. The route starts out as a straight path exiting Celadon City and then turning south and going down a longer path with the cut-able tree from all previous generations leading to the side path on the left side of the end of the main path. The path then turns west again and up two sets of stairs into the gate. Like Generation II, there are no Trainers to be found and the gate on the northern path was eliminated. Some hills with trees are added to the route as well to create a 3D approach.

In the anime

Route 16 in the anime

Route 16 appeared in The Bridge Bike Gang, being the location of Sunnytown. Ash and his friends traveled there through Cycling Road to deliver a medicine to the local Pokémon Center. Although a gang of Bikers tried to stop them at first, they decided to accompany the group to their destination after hearing about their mission.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Route 16 first appeared in Tauros the Tyrant, where Team Rocket attacked Green there, trying to get back a floppy disk she had stolen from them, which contained vital information about Mew, required to track down the elusive Pokémon. In the end, Green managed to trick Team Rocket by having her Ditty transform into a copy of Team Rocket's Tauros and having it then command Team Rocket's other Pokémon to attack their Trainers, making her getaway in the confusion.

The route appeared again in The Jynx Jinx. After Green and Red had managed to track down Mew with Green's Silph Scope, Team Rocket showed up in order to catch Mew for themselves. However, thanks to Red distracting Team Rocket with Poli, Mew was able to counterattack and knock out the evil team members and their Jynx before escaping. This didn't bother Green, however, as she had managed to catch a valuable photo of Mew during the incident.

The route appeared once more in A Tale of Ninetales. While leaving Celadon City, Red bumped into Blue, who was chasing his recently obtained and still untamed Porygon, causing both Trainers to drop their Poké Balls. Later, when Red tried to save two women from a group of rampaging wild Pokémon, he found out that his Pokémon had been swapped out with Blue's during the earlier confusion. During the time Red spent with Blue's Pokémon, he only managed to catch two new Pokémon: a Krabby and a Diglett. He later re-encountered Blue when he was trying to catch a wild Ninetales with Pika. When Red sent out Blue's Machoke to defend himself from Ninetales's attacks, the Superpower Pokémon suddenly evolved into a Machamp, subduing the Fox Pokémon. Both Red and Blue threw their Poké Balls simultaneously at the wild Fire-type, and although Red's Ball hit it first, Blue claimed it for himself under the excuse that his Pokémon had been the one weakening it. Afterwards, Red and Blue returned their own Pokémon to each other.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Route 16 appeared in Get the Flying Machine!!.

Trivia

See also