Kanto Route 16

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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.

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

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Rattata
R B Y
  Grass
18, 20, 22 30%
  Rattata
R B Y
  Grass
23-24 25%
  Raticate
R B Y
  Grass
23, 25 5%
  Raticate
R B Y
  Grass
25-26 5%
  Spearow
R B Y
  Grass
20, 22 40%
  Spearow
R B Y
  Grass
22-23 30%
  Fearow
R B Y
  Grass
24 5%
  Doduo
R B Y
  Grass
18, 20, 22 25%
  Doduo
R B Y
  Grass
22, 24, 26 35%
Special Pokémon
  Snorlax
R B Y
  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  
     
  Fearow
G S C
  Grass
27-29 40% 40% 0%
  Fearow
G S C
  Grass
27-30 45% 40% 0%
  Grimer
G S C
  Grass
26-28 50% 50% 80%
  Muk
G S C
  Grass
30, 33 5%
  Murkrow
G S C
  Grass
28 0% 0% 10%
  Murkrow
G S C
  Grass
29 0% 0% 15%
  Slugma
G S C
  Grass
27 5%
  Slugma
G S C
  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
FR LG
  Grass
18, 20, 22 35%
  Rattata
FR LG
  Grass
18, 20, 22 30%
  Spearow
FR LG
  Grass
20, 22 30%
  Raticate
FR LG
  Grass
23, 25 5%
Special Pokémon
  Snorlax
FR LG
  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  
     
  Fearow
HG SS
  Grass
27-29 40% 40% 0%
  Grimer
HG SS
  Grass
26-28 50% 50% 80%
  Muk
HG SS
  Grass
29-30 5%
  Murkrow
HG SS
  Grass
29 0% 0% 10%
  Slugma
HG SS
  Grass
27, 29 5%
Headbutt
  Spearow
HG SS
  Headbutt
26-30 50%
  Heracross
HG SS
  Headbutt
26-27 30%
  Combee
HG SS
  Headbutt
26-30 20%
Special Pokémon
  Plusle
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
26-27 20%
  Minun
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
28 20%
  Shinx
HG SS
  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
P E
  Grass
31-36 20%
  Pidgeotto
P E
  Grass
31-36 20%
  Rattata
P E
  Grass
31-36 15%
  Raticate
P E
  Grass
31-36 15%
  Doduo
P E
  Grass
31-36 25%
  Dodrio
P E
  Grass
31-36 5%
Rare Spawns
  Chansey
P E
  Grass
31-36 -
While riding a Flying Pokémon
After becoming Champion
  Pidgey
P E
  Midair
3-56 60%
  Pidgeotto
P E
  Midair
3-56 35%
  Pidgeot
P E
  Midair
3-56 5%
Rare Spawns
  Charizard
P E
  Midair
3-56 -
  Articuno
P E
  Midair
3-56 -
  Zapdos
P E
  Midair
3-56 -
  Moltres
P E
  Midair
3-56 -
  Dragonite
P E
  Midair
3-56 -
Special Pokémon
Fought in a Pokémon battle
  Snorlax
P E
  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
Reward:  580
  Grimer Lv.29
No item
  Koffing Lv.29
No item
 
Cue Ball
Reward:  700
  Machop Lv.28
No item
  Mankey Lv.28
No item
  Machop Lv.28
No item
 
Cue Ball
Reward:  725
  Mankey Lv.29
No item
  Machop Lv.29
No item
 
Biker
Reward:  660
  Weezing Lv.33
No item
 
Cue Ball
Reward:  825
  Machop Lv.33
No item
 
Biker
Reward:  520
  Grimer Lv.26
No item
  Grimer Lv.26
No item
  Grimer Lv.26
No item
  Grimer Lv.26
No item


Generation III

Trainer Pokémon
Northern half (requires Cut)
 
Young Couple Lea & Jed
カホとジン Kaho and Jin
Reward:  1624
  Rapidash Lv.29
No item
  Ninetales Lv.29
No item
Main path
 
Biker Lao
キンジ Kinji
Reward:  580
  Grimer Lv.29
No item
  Koffing Lv.29
No item
 
Cue Ball Koji
テツロウ Tetsurō
Reward:  672
  Machop Lv.28
No item
  Mankey Lv.28
No item
  Machop Lv.28
No item
 
Cue Ball Luke
テル Teru
Reward:  696
  Mankey Lv.29
No item
  Machop Lv.29
No item
 
Biker Hideo
カツハル Katsuharu
Reward:  660
  Weezing Lv.33
No item
 
Biker Ruben
ジュン Jun
Reward:  560
 
  Weezing Lv.28
No item
  Koffing Lv.28
No item
  Weezing Lv.28
No item
 
Cue Ball Camron
クニオ Kunio
Reward:  696
 
  Mankey Lv.29
No item
  Machop Lv.29
No item
Rematch
 
Biker Ruben
ジュン Jun
Reward:  960
 
  Weezing Lv.48
No item
  Weezing Lv.48
No item
  Weezing Lv.48
No item
 
Cue Ball Camron
クニオ Kunio
Reward:  1176
 
  Primeape Lv.49
No item
  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
キンジ Kinji
Reward:  1,008
3 Poké Balls
  Onix Lv.36
No item
  Muk Lv.36
No item
 
Roughneck Koji
テツロウ Tetsurō
Reward:  1,008
3 Poké Balls
  Raticate Lv.36
No item
  Rhyhorn Lv.36
No item
  Koffing Lv.36
No item
 
Punk Guy Hideo
カツハル Katsuharu
Reward:  1,008
3 Poké Balls
  Arbok Lv.36
No item
  Fearow Lv.36
No item
Main path
 
Camper Ruben
ジュン Jun
Reward:  700
2 Great Balls
  Psyduck Lv.35
No item
  Psyduck Lv.35
No item
After becoming Champion
Master Trainer
 
Ace Trainer Jay
ユウダイ Yūdai
Reward: N/A
  Snorlax Lv.75
Reflect Facade
Rest -
Master Trainer
 
Youngster Cid
テツジ Tetsuji
Reward: N/A
  Lickitung Lv.70
Fire Blast Blizzard
Thunder Disable
Master Trainer
 
Bird Keeper Howie
マサユキ Masayuki
Reward: N/A
  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

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue chapter

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.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Route 16 appeared in Get the Flying Machine!!.

Trivia

See also


Kanto
               
Settlements
Pallet TownViridian CityPewter CityCerulean CityVermilion CityLavender Town
Celadon CitySaffron CityFuchsia CityCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau
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Landmarks
Professor Oak's LaboratoryViridian ForestDiglett's CavePewter Museum of ScienceMt. Moon (Square) • Cerulean Cave
Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6)Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)S.S. AnneS.S. AquaSea CottageRock Tunnel
Power PlantCycling Road/Pokémon RoadTeam Rocket HideoutSilph Co.Magnet TrainPokémon TowerSafari Zone/Pal Park
GO ParkSeafoam IslandsPokémon MansionCinnabar LabPokémon League Reception GateVictory RoadTohjo Falls
Access to
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