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Kanto
Route 24
24番道路
Route 24
Kanto Route 24 HGSS.png
Map description
A beautiful bridge that stretches across a river.HGSS
Crosses the waterway via the famous Nugget Bridge, just north of Cerulean City.PE
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Route 25*
 
Route 24
Route 25*
 
Cerulean City
 
Location
Kanto Route 24
Location of Route 24 in Kanto.
Kanto Route 24 RBY.png Kanto Route 24 GSC.png Kanto Route 24 FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Route 23       Route 25

Route 24 (Japanese: 24番道路 Route 24) is a route located in northern Kanto. It connects Cerulean City in the south to Route 25 in the north. Most of the route encompasses the Nugget Bridge (Japanese: ゴールデンボールブリッジ Golden Ball Bridge), a location where five Trainers will challenge the player one by one. Upon defeating every Trainer on the bridge, a disguised Team Rocket Grunt will reward the player with a Nugget.

Contents

Route description

The actual southern terminus of the route is at the southern extent of the bridge. Route 24 follows the length of the bridge north, running parallel to an express path to the east that originates on Route 25, allowing Trainers to travel from Cerulean Cape to Cerulean City (but not vice versa) quickly.

At the northern end of the bridge, the route opens up at a virtual three-way intersection. To the west is a long, narrow strip of land that contains Route 24's lone patch of grass containing a Trainer and wild Pokémon. This location also serves as the docking platform for a water body that leads to an otherwise inaccessible portion of Route 4, as well as Cerulean Cave northwest of Cerulean.

To the north of the bridge is a small plateau containing a variety of items and people, with the actual contents varying not only by Generation, but also by game version. In Generation I, TM45 (Thunder Wave) is found here. Additionally, in Pokémon Yellow, a non-battling Trainer is found here, offering his Charmander to any Trainer that will provide better care for him. In Generation II, no items are present; however, a tree containing a hidden item is present. Finally, in Generation III, TM45 (Attract) is found here.

Southeast of the plateau, Route 24 turns to the east and becomes Route 25.

In Generations I, III, and VII, the corner connecting Routes 24 and 25 is considered a part of Route 24. In Generations II and IV, it is included with Route 25.

Items

Item Location Games
Nugget Nugget Reward from the Team Rocket Grunt for defeating the Trainers on Nugget Bridge*  R  B  Y  FR  LG  P  E 
TM Electric TM45 (Thunder Wave) On the east side of a plateau in the northwest area of the route  R  B  Y 
TM Normal TM45 (Attract) On the east side of a plateau in the northwest area of the route  FR  LG 
Razz Berry Razz Berry ×3 On the east side of a plateau in the northwest area of the route  P  E 
Pecha Berry Pecha Berry On the west side of a plateau in the northeast area of the route, accessible from Route 25, in the marked square (hidden)  FR  LG 
X Sp. Def X Sp. Def On the west side of a plateau in the northeast area of the route, accessible from Route 25  P  E 

Berry plant

Item Location Games
Razz Berry Razz Berry Sometimes found by the player's walking Pokémon from the bush northeast of Nugget Bridge, accessible from Route 25  P  E 
Silver Razz Berry Silver Razz Berry Sometimes found by the player's walking Pokémon from the bush northeast of Nugget Bridge, accessible from Route 25  P  E 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Caterpie Caterpie
R B Y
Grass Grass
7 20%
Metapod Metapod
R B Y
Grass Grass
8 20%
Weedle Weedle
R B Y
Grass Grass
7 20%
Kakuna Kakuna
R B Y
Grass Grass
8 20%
Pidgey Pidgey
R B Y
Grass Grass
12-13 20%
Pidgey Pidgey
R B Y
Grass Grass
13, 15, 17 29%
Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
R B Y
Grass Grass
17 1%
Oddish Oddish
R B Y
Grass Grass
12-14 25%
Oddish Oddish
R B Y
Grass Grass
12, 14 35%
Venonat Venonat
R B Y
Grass Grass
13, 16 10%
Abra Abra
R B Y
Grass Grass
8, 10, 12 15%
Bellsprout Bellsprout
R B Y
Grass Grass
12-14 25%
Bellsprout Bellsprout
R B Y
Grass Grass
12, 14 25%
Fishing
Magikarp Magikarp
R B Y
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
Poliwag Poliwag
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
Goldeen Goldeen
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
Psyduck Psyduck
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 33%
Krabby Krabby
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 33%
Goldeen Goldeen
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 33%
Goldeen Goldeen
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
20, 25, 30 90%
Seaking Seaking
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30 10%
Gift Pokémon
Charmander Charmander
R B Y
Gift Gift
10 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
Abra Abra
G S C
Grass Grass
9 20%
Abra Abra
G S C
Grass Grass
12 10%
Bellsprout Bellsprout
G S C
Grass Grass
8-10 60% 35% 0%
Bellsprout Bellsprout
G S C
Grass Grass
10 0% 0% 5%
Bellsprout Bellsprout
G S C
Grass Grass
10 5%
Caterpie Caterpie
G S C
Grass Grass
8-10 60% 50% 0%
Metapod Metapod
G S C
Grass Grass
12 20% 0% 0%
Weepinbell Weepinbell
G S C
Grass Grass
12-14 15% 15% 0%
Weepinbell Weepinbell
G S C
Grass Grass
13 0% 0% 10%
Venonat Venonat
G S C
Grass Grass
8 5% 0% 30%
Venonat Venonat
G S C
Grass Grass
8 0% 0% 30%
Butterfree Butterfree
G S C
Grass Grass
14 5% 5% 0%
Sunkern Sunkern
G S C
Grass Grass
10 0% 30% 0%
Sunkern Sunkern
G S C
Grass Grass
12 0% 30% 0%
Oddish Oddish
G S C
Grass Grass
10 0% 0% 30%
Oddish Oddish
G S C
Grass Grass
10-12 0% 0% 50%
Venomoth Venomoth
G S C
Grass Grass
10 0% 0% 5%
Gloom Gloom
G S C
Grass Grass
14 0% 0% 5%
Surfing
Goldeen Goldeen
G S C
Surfing Surfing
5-14 90%
Seaking Seaking
G S C
Surfing Surfing
10-14 10%
Fishing
Magikarp Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
Goldeen Goldeen
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
Goldeen Goldeen
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
Magikarp Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
Goldeen Goldeen
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
Magikarp Magikarp
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
Seaking Seaking
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 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 III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Caterpie Caterpie
FR LG
Grass Grass
7 20%
Metapod Metapod
FR LG
Grass Grass
8 1%
Metapod Metapod
FR LG
Grass Grass
8 4%
Weedle Weedle
FR LG
Grass Grass
7 20%
Kakuna Kakuna
FR LG
Grass Grass
8 4%
Kakuna Kakuna
FR LG
Grass Grass
8 1%
Pidgey Pidgey
FR LG
Grass Grass
11, 13 15%
Oddish Oddish
FR LG
Grass Grass
12-14 25%
Abra Abra
FR LG
Grass Grass
8, 10, 12 15%
Bellsprout Bellsprout
FR LG
Grass Grass
12-14 25%
Surfing
Tentacool Tentacool
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
5-40 100%
Fishing
Magikarp Magikarp
FR LG
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
Horsea Horsea
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
Horsea Horsea
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
Krabby Krabby
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
Krabby Krabby
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
Magikarp Magikarp
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
Horsea Horsea
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 84%
Krabby Krabby
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 84%
Gyarados Gyarados
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 15%
Psyduck Psyduck
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 1%
Slowpoke Slowpoke
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 1%
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
Bellsprout Bellsprout
HG SS
Grass Grass
8-10 60% 0% 0%
Bellsprout Bellsprout
HG SS
Grass Grass
8 0% 35% 5%
Abra Abra
HG SS
Grass Grass
9 20% 0% 0%
Abra Abra
HG SS
Grass Grass
10 0% 20% 20%
Weepinbell Weepinbell
HG SS
Grass Grass
12-14 15% 15% 0%
Weepinbell Weepinbell
HG SS
Grass Grass
12 0% 0% 10%
Venonat Venonat
HG SS
Grass Grass
8 5% 0% 30%
Sunkern Sunkern
HG SS
Grass Grass
10 0% 30% 0%
Oddish Oddish
HG SS
Grass Grass
10 0% 0% 30%
Venomoth Venomoth
HG SS
Grass Grass
14 0% 0% 5%
Surfing
Goldeen Goldeen
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
5-10 90%
Seaking Seaking
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
10 10%
Fishing
Magikarp Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
Goldeen Goldeen
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
Goldeen Goldeen
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
Magikarp Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
Goldeen Goldeen
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 90%
Magikarp Magikarp
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 7%
Seaking Seaking
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 3%
Special Pokémon
Linoone Linoone
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
9 20%
Whismur Whismur
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
8-10 20%
Bidoof Bidoof
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
9 20%
Buizel Buizel
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
8-10 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.

Generation VII

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Pidgey Pidgey
P E
Grass Grass
7-12 30%
Pidgey Pidgey
P E
Grass Grass
7-12 20%
Oddish Oddish
P E
Grass Grass
7-12 20%
Venonat Venonat
P E
Grass Grass
7-12 30%
Venonat Venonat
P E
Grass Grass
7-12 20%
Meowth Meowth
P E
Grass Grass
7-12 20%
Psyduck Psyduck
P E
Grass Grass
7-12 20%
Bellsprout Bellsprout
P E
Grass Grass
7-12 20%
Rare Spawns
Squirtle Squirtle
P E
Grass Grass
7-12 -
Sea Skim
Tentacool Tentacool
P E
Sea Skim Sea Skim
7-12 45%
Tentacruel Tentacruel
P E
Sea Skim Sea Skim
7-12 10%
Magikarp Magikarp
P E
Sea Skim Sea Skim
7-12 45%
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 -
Gift Pokémon
Charmander Charmander
P E
Gift Gift
14 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
Nugget Bridge
Bug Catcher
Bug Catcher
Reward: PokémonDollar.png140
010 Caterpie Lv.14
No item
013 Weedle Lv.14
No item
Lass
Lass
Reward: PokémonDollar.png210
016 Pidgey Lv.14
No item
029 Nidoran♀ Lv.14
No item
Youngster
Youngster
Reward: PokémonDollar.png210
019 Rattata Lv.14
No item
023 Ekans Lv.14
No item
041 Zubat Lv.14
No item
Lass
Lass
Reward: PokémonDollar.png240
016 Pidgey Lv.16
No item
029 Nidoran♀ Lv.16
No item
Jr. Trainer♂
Jr. Trainer♂
Reward: PokémonDollar.png360
056 Mankey Lv.18
No item
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png450
023 Ekans Lv.15
No item
041 Zubat Lv.15
No item
Grassy area
Jr. Trainer♂
Jr. Trainer♂
Reward: PokémonDollar.png280
019 Rattata Lv.14
No item
023 Ekans Lv.14
No item

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
Rocket Grunt
Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1200
042 Golbat Lv.30
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Generation III

Trainer Pokémon
Nugget Bridge
Bug Catcher Cale
Bug Catcher Cale
ケンスケ Kensuke
Reward: PokémonDollar.png120
010 Caterpie Lv.10
No item
013 Weedle Lv.10
No item
011 Metapod Lv.10
No item
014 Kakuna Lv.10
No item
Lass Ali
Lass Ali
サヤ Saya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png192
016 Pidgey Lv.12
No item
043 Oddish Lv.12
No item
069 Bellsprout Lv.12
No item
Youngster Timmy
Youngster Timmy
シンゴ Shingo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png224
Vs. Seeker
027 Sandshrew Lv.14
No item
023 Ekans Lv.14
No item
Lass Reli
Lass Reli
アミ Ami
Reward: PokémonDollar.png256
Vs. Seeker
032 Nidoran♂ Lv.16
No item
029 Nidoran♀ Lv.16
No item
Camper Ethan
Camper Ethan
ヨシハル Yoshiharu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png360
056 Mankey Lv.18
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png480
023 Ekans Lv.15
No item
041 Zubat Lv.15
No item
Grassy area
Camper Shane
Camper Shane
トモヒロ Tomohiro
Reward: PokémonDollar.png280
019 Rattata Lv.14
No item
023 Ekans Lv.14
No item
Rematch
Youngster Timmy*
Youngster Timmy*
シンゴ Shingo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png304
Vs. Seeker
020 Raticate Lv.19
No item
023 Ekans Lv.19
No item
041 Zubat Lv.19
No item
Youngster Timmy*
Youngster Timmy*
シンゴ Shingo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png432
Vs. Seeker
020 Raticate Lv.27
No item
023 Ekans Lv.27
No item
042 Golbat Lv.27
No item
Youngster Timmy*
Youngster Timmy*
シンゴ Shingo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png832
Vs. Seeker
020 Raticate Lv.52
No item
024 Arbok Lv.52
No item
042 Golbat Lv.52
No item
Lass Reli*
Lass Reli*
アミ Ami
Reward: PokémonDollar.png320
Vs. Seeker
016 Pidgey Lv.20
No item
029 Nidoran♀ Lv.20
No item
Lass Reli*
Lass Reli*
アミ Ami
Reward: PokémonDollar.png448
Vs. Seeker
017 Pidgeotto Lv.28
No item
030 Nidorina Lv.28
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Generation IV

Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1560
042 Golbat Lv.39
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
Nugget Bridge
Bug Catcher Cale
Bug Catcher Cale
ケンスケ Kensuke
Reward: PokémonDollar.png108
3 Poké Balls
048 Venonat Lv.9
No item
Lass Ali
Lass Ali
サヤ Saya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png200
3 Poké Balls
054 Psyduck Lv.10
No item
Youngster Timmy
Youngster Timmy
シンゴ Shingo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png200
3 Poké Balls
027 Sandshrew Lv.10
No item
Lass Reli
Lass Reli
アミ Ami
Reward: PokémonDollar.png200
3 Poké Balls
052 Meowth Lv.10
No item
Camper Kevin
Camper Kevin
ヨシハル Yoshiharu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png220
2 Great Balls
058 Growlithe Lv.11
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png308
041 Zubat Lv.11
No item
109 Koffing Lv.11
No item
Grassy area
Camper Shane
Camper Shane
トモヒロ Tomohiro
Reward: PokémonDollar.png220
2 Great Balls
021 Spearow Lv.11
No item
After becoming Champion
Master Trainer
Bug Catcher Olly
Bug Catcher Olly
コウジロウ Kōjirō
Reward: N/A
Venonat Venonat Lv.70
Disable Sleep Powder
Psybeam -
Master Trainer
Lass Summer
Lass Summer
レナ Rena
Reward: N/A
Exeggcute Exeggcute Lv.70
Sludge Bomb Facade
- -

Differences among generations

In Generation II, the Nugget Bridge Trainers are no longer present. Instead, the challenge has moved to Route 25. Also, the grassy area along the narrow strip of land has been reduced by half, allowing the lower portion to become a grass-free docking station. The route also ends immediately after leaving the Nugget Bridge.

In Generation IV, Route 24 is nearly identical in structure to Generation III with the exception of a few minor changes. The Trainers on the Nugget Bridge are no longer present and have moved their challenge to Route 25 and the territory that Route 24 occupies is the same as Generation II. Another change is that the bridge is above the water, instead of being over land like in previous generations. There is also a tiny strip of land in front of a fence that goes along the path to the right of the bridge.

In the anime

Route 24 in the anime

Charmander - The Stray Pokémon is mentioned to take place at Route 24. However, it is stated that Routes 24 and Route 25 lead to Vermilion City, instead of Route 6.

In the manga

Route 24 in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Route 24 debuted in ...But Fearow Itself, where it was revealed that Red had caught a Bellsprout. Red also tried to capture a peculiar-looking Rattata, which turned out to actually be Bill, who had accidentally fused himself with a Rattata while fixing his Pokémon Transport System.

Trivia

  • The "I'll make you an offer you can't refuse" line said by the Team Rocket Grunt at the end of the Nugget Bridge may be a reference to a line from The Godfather.
  • This route and Route 25 are the two northernmost places in Kanto in Generations I, III, and VII. In Generations II and IV, the northernmost part of this route is considered part of Route 25.
  • The Nugget Bridge in this route is known in Generation III for the ability to obtain infinite Nuggets. If the player loses to the Team Rocket Grunt, they will be back at the Pokémon Center, with the Nugget they obtained from the Rocket grunt. However, this does not work in Generation I because the player is only given one chance to fight this Grunt. Nonetheless, this creates a mistake in Generation I: if the player loses to the Grunt, and then returns to speak with him, the Grunt speaks as if the player won.
  • Four of the Trainers on Nugget Bridge all say, "I did my best, I have no regrets," after the player defeats them. The second Lass on the bridge, however, says, "I did my best, so I've no regrets," instead.
  • This is the only Kanto location where a member of Team Rocket can be battled in Generations II and IV, excluding the event-exclusive battle with Giovanni at the Tohjo Falls in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • Route 24 is the first route to be mentioned by name in the anime.
  • In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, the player can challenge a group of Trainers at Malie Garden, with them copying the Generation I Nugget Bridge right down to using the same Pokémon teams and dialogue as the Nugget Bridge Trainers from Pokémon Red and Blue, despite many of them not being native to Alola. The reward for defeating the Trainers there is a Big Nugget.

In other languages

Nugget Bridge

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 金球大橋 Gāmkàuh Daaihkìuh
Mandarin 金球大橋 / 金球大桥 Jīnqiú Dàqiáo
France Flag.png French Pont PépiteRBYFRLGPE
Pont DoréHGSS
Germany Flag.png German Nugget-BrückeRBYFRLGPE
GoldballbrückeHGSS
Italy Flag.png Italian Ponte PepitaRBYFRLGPE
Ponte di Palla d'OroHGSS
South Korea Flag.png Korean 골든볼브리지 Golden Ball BridgePE
골든볼 브리지 Golden Ball BridgeHGSS
Spain Flag.png Spanish Puente PepitaRBYFRLGPE
Puente de las Esferas ÁureasHGSS

See also