Kanto Route 23

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Kanto
Route 23
23番道路
Route 23
Kanto Route 23 FRLG.png
Map description
A mountain path where only the strongest Trainers may pass.PE
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Indigo Plateau
 
Route 23
 
Route 22* and Victory Road*
 
Location
Kanto Route 23
Location of Route 23 in Kanto.
Kanto Route 23 RBY.png Indigo Plateau GSC.png Kanto Route 23 FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Route 22       Route 24

Route 23 (Japanese: 23番道路 Route 23), is a route located in western Kanto. It connects the Pokémon League Reception Gate in the south to Indigo Plateau in the north. Victory Road is located on this route.

Route description

Generations I, III, and VII

Southern segment

Heading north from the Pokémon League Front Gate, which houses the first Badge checkpoint, Route 23 heads northeast, passing through the first of many archways on the route as well as the second checkpoint. Northwest of this point is the second archway and the third checkpoint. The main path of the road then heads north, taking a slight northeast alignment as it approaches the third archway and the fourth checkpoint on the bank of a waterway that effectively separates the route into two halves.

Directly north of the fourth checkpoint is checkpoint five, in the shadow of archway four. Northeast of this location, past an island in the water that splits the channel into two, is the next archway/checkpoint. The route continues north, making landfall northeast of the sixth checkpoint.

In this area, Route 23 is dotted with grassy patches and boulders, creating a unique look not seen anywhere else in Kanto outside the Safari Zone. North of the scenery, the route encounters the seventh checkpoint underneath the final archway on the route.

Route 23 turns to the northwest, passing the final patch of grass on the road before returning to a north-south alignment several paces south of the final checkpoint. Just north of the checkpoint is the south entrance to Victory Road.

Northern segment

The route heads north from Victory Road's northern portal, arriving at a series of stone statues intended to create a maze. On the other side of the maze, Route 23 ascends a series of stairs before arriving at the front door to Indigo Plateau.

Generation II

This route is extremely shorter in Generation II games, consisting of a small space between the northern exit of Victory Road and the entrance to the Indigo Plateau building.

Generation IV

There is no Route 23 in the Generation IV games.

The small open space between the Victory Road and the Indigo Plateau building remains much like the Route 23 from the Generation II games, but it's identified as part of the Indigo Plateau instead.

Items

Item Location Games
  Golden Razz Berry ×8  P  E 
  Leppa Berry Northwest of the Thunder Badge checkpoint, on the marked square (hidden)  FR  LG 
  Golden Pinap Berry ×8  P  E 
  Golden Nanab Berry ×8  P  E 
  Max Ether In the northwest corner of the island north of the Soul Badge checkpoint (hidden)  R  B  Y 
  Max Ether Two squares south and two squares west of the northeast corner of the island (hidden)  FR  LG 
  Ultra Ball On the eastern tree of the two trees south of the southeastern most patch of grass (hidden)  R  B  Y 
  Ultra Ball On the wall between the two statues northeast of the water (hidden)  FR  LG 
  Aspear Berry Southwest of the Volcano Badge checkpoint, on the marked square (hidden)  FR  LG 
  Full Restore On the northeastern most rock of the rocks west of the northern most patch of grass (hidden)  R  B  Y 
  Full Restore On the rock east of the northern most patch of grass (hidden)  FR  LG 
  Sitrus Berry West of the west statue of the two statues closest to the western Victory Road entrance, on the marked square (hidden)  FR  LG 
  Lum Berry South of the pair of statues southwest of the maze of stones, on a marked square (hidden)  FR  LG 
  Max Elixir In the maze of stones, in the dead-end reached on the second western most path (hidden)  FR  LG 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Spearow
R B Y
  Grass
26 15%
  Fearow
R B Y
  Grass
38, 41, 43 25%
  Fearow
R B Y
  Grass
40, 45 15%
  Ekans
R B Y
  Grass
26 25%
  Arbok
R B Y
  Grass
41 5%
  Sandshrew
R B Y
  Grass
26 25%
  Sandslash
R B Y
  Grass
41 5%
  Nidorina
R B Y
  Grass
41, 44 25%
  Nidorino
R B Y
  Grass
41, 44 35%
  Mankey
R B Y
  Grass
36, 41 20%
  Primeape
R B Y
  Grass
41, 46 5%
  Ditto
R B Y
  Grass
33, 38, 43 30%
Fishing
  Magikarp
R B Y
  Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
  Poliwag
R B Y
  Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
  Goldeen
R B Y
  Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
  Poliwag
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
25, 30 70%
  Poliwhirl
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
30, 40 30%
  Slowbro
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
23 25%
  Kingler
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
23 25%
  Seadra
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
23 25%
  Seaking
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
23 25%
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  
  Spearow
FR LG
  Grass
32, 34 15%
  Fearow
FR LG
  Grass
40, 42, 44 25%
  Ekans
FR LG
  Grass
32, 34 20%
  Arbok
FR LG
  Grass
44 5%
  Sandshrew
FR LG
  Grass
32, 34 20%
  Sandslash
FR LG
  Grass
44 5%
  Mankey
FR LG
  Grass
32, 34 30%
  Primeape
FR LG
  Grass
42 5%
Surfing
  Psyduck
FR LG
  Surfing
20-40 100%
  Slowpoke
FR LG
  Surfing
20-40 100%
Fishing
  Magikarp
FR LG
  Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
  Poliwag
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
  Goldeen
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
  Magikarp
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
  Psyduck
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 5%
  Poliwag
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
  Poliwhirl
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
20-30 40%
  Slowpoke
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 5%
  Gyarados
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 15%
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  
  Spearow
P E
  Grass
41-46 10%
  Fearow
P E
  Grass
41-46 15%
  Nidoran♀
P E
  Grass
41-46 10%
  Nidorina
P E
  Grass
41-46 19%
  Nidoqueen
P E
  Grass
41-46 1%
  Nidoran♂
P E
  Grass
41-46 10%
  Nidorino
P E
  Grass
41-46 19%
  Nidoking
P E
  Grass
41-46 1%
  Exeggcute
P E
  Grass
41-46 14%
  Exeggutor
P E
  Grass
41-46 1%
Rare Spawns
  Chansey
P E
  Grass
41-46 -
Sea Skim
  Poliwag
P E
  Sea Skim
41-46 45%
  Poliwhirl
P E
  Sea Skim
41-46 10%
  Magikarp
P E
  Sea Skim
41-46 45%
While riding a Flying Pokémon
After becoming Champion
  Spearow
P E
  Midair
3-56 60%
  Fearow
P E
  Midair
3-56 40%
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 -
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 VII

All of these Trainers appear at the route once the player has become Champion.

Trainer Pokémon
Southern segment
Master Trainer
 
Ace Trainer Jirard
タクム Takumu
Reward: N/A
  Dratini Lv.65
Dragon Pulse Ice Beam
Agility -
Master Trainer
 
Ace Trainer Percy
ツネカズ Tsunekazu
Reward: N/A
  Nidoqueen Lv.75
Super Fang Blizzard
Surf -
Master Trainer
 
Ace Trainer Carlton
ハルマ Haruma
Reward: N/A
  Nidoking Lv.80
Horn Drill Drill Run
Ice Punch -
Northern segment
Master Trainer
 
Lass Sal
リンカ Rinka
Reward: N/A
  Venusaur Lv.75
Sludge Bomb Outrage
Growth -
Master Trainer
 
Ace Trainer Edmund
ケン Ken
Reward: N/A
  Charizard Lv.75
Dragon Pulse Thunder Punch
Protect -


Differences among generations

 
Route 23 in Generation II

Only minor cosmetic differences exist between the Generation I games, FireRed and LeafGreen, and Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.

In the Generation II games and HeartGold and SoulSilver, Route 23 became unnecessary due to the addition of the Pokémon League Reception Gate on Route 26, being reduced to an extremely short path that takes 7GSC/17HGSS steps connecting the front door of Indigo Plateau with the northern entrance of Victory Road. The remakes reclassified Route 23 as part of Indigo Plateau, although there is still unused location data for Route 23.

Trivia

  • The background music, titled The Final Road, is rearranged from the prelude to the game's opening and title screen theme.
  • Because the tilesets were not changed between versions of the Generation I games, the signpost outside the southern entrance to Victory Road kept its design from Red and Green in Blue and Yellow, as well as in every localized release of the Generation I games.
  • In Yellow, FireRed and LeafGreen, riding the Bicycle here will not change the background music. In FireRed and LeafGreen only, using Surf will not change the background music either.
  • In the Japanese versions of HeartGold and SoulSilver, the unused data for Route 23 includes a scrapped map blurb consisting of generic development text, "Dummy Guide Message" (Japanese: ダミーのガイドメッセージ), which is also shared with the Rocket Hideout, Goldenrod Tunnel, Dragon's Den, Cliff Cave, and a KGR Map (Japanese: KGRマップ).
  • In Generations I and VII, the checkers for the Soul and Marsh Badge gates are placed in the water and have the same appearance as Swimmers. In Generation III, they stand on shore and have the same appearance as the other checkers.


Kanto
               
Settlements
Pallet TownViridian CityPewter CityCerulean CityVermilion CityLavender Town
Celadon CitySaffron CityFuchsia CityCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau
Routes
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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
Sevii IslandsJohto


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