Kanto Route 26

Kanto
Route 26
26番道路
Route 26
Kanto Route 26 HGSS.png
Map description
An unimaginably difficult mountain road that gives the impression of a test.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Pokémon League Reception Gate
 
Route 27
Route 26


Location
Kanto Route 26
Location of Route 26 in Kanto.
Kanto Route 26 GSC.png
Gen II
Pokémon world routes
Route 25       Route 27

Route 26 (Japanese: 26ばんどうろ Route 26) is a route located in western Kanto. It connects the Pokémon League Reception Gate in the north to Route 27 in the south.

Route description

From its southern terminus at Route 27, Route 26 continues east on a bridge over a body of water for eight paces before turning north, where a Trainer waits. About fifteen paces north of the northward turn, Route 26 makes landfall for the first time. At this point, the route turns to the northeast for a short distance, passing through several grassy areas filled with wild Pokémon, after which another Trainer waits at a three-way intersection. To the west is the southern exit of a southbound-only express route, which occupies the west side of Route 26 and can be used to quickly return to Route 27, the Tohjo Falls, and Johto. To the north are more grass patches and the main path of Route 26 as it continues on.

Free of grass for the remainder of the route, the road continues north for another twenty paces before intersecting the northern terminus of the express path. North of this intersection is a rest stop similar to that on Route 111 in Hoenn. Next to this house is an Ice Berry treeGSC or a Blu ApricornHGSS.

Route 26 turns northwest from the rest stop, passing another Trainer before returning northward. Twenty-five paces ahead, Cooltrainer GavenGSC / Ace Trainer GavenHGSS awaits on the west bank of a small pond located east of the route. Upon defeating him, he will offer to exchange numbers in the Pokégear for future rematches.

Continuing towards the Pokémon League Reception Gate, the road turns northeast ahead of another southbound-only express path. The route straightens out, taking on a northern alignment as it passes another Trainer hidden in an alcove and Cooltrainer BethGSC / Ace Trainer JamieHGSS at the northern terminus of both the express path and Route 26. She will also offer to exchange numbers after battling.

Just north of her is the south entrance to the Pokémon League Reception Gate as well as the signpost that gives the gate its formal name.

Northern express path

Southwest of the Pokémon League Reception Gate is a series of ledges enclosed by the eastern side of a large mountain (which comprises the western edge of Route 26) and a series of hills between the express path and the main path of the route. Together, the ledges make a southbound-only path that can be used to quickly travel down Route 26. A Max Elixir is also located amongst the ledges. The path rejoins Route 26 northwest of a small pond.

Southern express path

The southern express path begins south of the rest stop at an intersection with Route 26. After heading west, the path enters a large area of grass, which encompasses most of the northern portion of the path. Eight paces to the west, the express route turns south for another ten paces before circling east around a house, which happens to be the home of the Week Siblings, although none of them are present. A note on the table inside reveals the location of every sibling and the days of the week on which they will appear.

South of the house, the path hops over a ledge, effectively making the path southbound-only. Here, it meets the southern entrance to the express path. Traveling east along the entrance is prohibited by a ledge that separates the entrance from the path.

Continuing south of the one-way intersection, the path hops over two more ledges before reaching the body of water that encompasses most of the southern terminus. Trainers can either surf east across the water to the bridge or turn to the west and continue along the express path, which continues for a short distance before forcing Trainers to hop a ledge onto Route 27.

Items

Item Location Games
Ice Berry North of rest stop (daily)  G  S  C 
  Blu Apricorn North-west of rest stop (daily)  HG  SS 
  TinyMushroom North-east of Ace Trainer Jake (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Max Elixir On the northern express path after the second ledge  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
  Raticate
G S C
  Grass
30 4% 5% 0%
  Raticate
G S C
  Grass
28-30 0% 0% 40%
  Raticate
G S C
  Grass
28-30 0% 0% 70%
  Raticate
G S C
  Grass
30 10% 10% 0%
  Arbok
G S C
  Grass
30 5%
  Arbok
G S C
  Grass
30 5% 5% 0%
  Sandslash
G S C
  Grass
28 30%
  Sandslash
G S C
  Grass
28 30% 30% 0%
  Ponyta
G S C
  Grass
32 20%
  Ponyta
G S C
  Grass
32 20% 20% 0%
  Doduo
G S C
  Grass
28-30 40% 40% 0%
  Doduo
G S C
  Grass
28-30 35% 35% 0%
  Dodrio
G S C
  Grass
30 5% 5% 0%
  Noctowl
G S C
  Grass
28-32 0% 0% 50%
  Quagsire
G S C
  Grass
30 1% 0% 0%
  Quagsire
G S C
  Grass
30-32 0% 0% 10%
  Quagsire
G S C
  Grass
30 1% 0% 5%
  Quagsire
G S C
  Grass
30 0% 0% 10%
Surfing
  Tentacool
G S C
  Surfing
25-34 90%
  Tentacruel
G S C
  Surfing
30-34 10%
  Tentacruel
G S C
  Surfing
30-40 10%
Fishing
  Tentacool
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Tentacool
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
  Shellder
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 10%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
  Chinchou
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 20%
  Tentacruel
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
  Shellder
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 30%
  Chinchou
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 40%
  Lanturn
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
Headbutt tree
(Moderate chances of battle)
  Caterpie
G S C
  Headbutt
10 65%
  Metapod
G S C
  Headbutt
10 15%
  Butterfree
G S C
  Headbutt
10 5%
  Weedle
G S C
  Headbutt
10 65%
  Kakuna
G S C
  Headbutt
10 15%
  Beedrill
G S C
  Headbutt
10 5%
  Ekans
G S C
  Headbutt
10 15%
  Exeggcute
G S C
  Headbutt
10 15%
  Exeggcute
G S C
  Headbutt
10 20%
  Hoothoot
G S C
  Headbutt
10 65%
Headbutt tree
(Low chances of battle)
  Caterpie
G S C
  Headbutt
10 50%
  Butterfree
G S C
  Headbutt
10 5%
  Weedle
G S C
  Headbutt
10 50%
  Beedrill
G S C
  Headbutt
10 5%
  Exeggcute
G S C
  Headbutt
10 15%
  Exeggcute
G S C
  Headbutt
10 20%
  Hoothoot
G S C
  Headbutt
10 50%
  Pineco
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  
     
  Raticate
HG SS
  Grass
30 5% 5% 0%
  Raticate
HG SS
  Grass
28-30 0% 0% 35%
  Raticate
HG SS
  Grass
28-30 35% 35% 0%
  Raticate
HG SS
  Grass
28 0% 0% 65%
  Arbok
HG SS
  Grass
30 5%
  Sandslash
HG SS
  Grass
28 30%
  Ponyta
HG SS
  Grass
32 20%
  Doduo
HG SS
  Grass
28-30 40% 40% 5%
  Dodrio
HG SS
  Grass
30 5% 5% 0%
  Quagsire
HG SS
  Grass
30 0% 0% 10%
  Quagsire
HG SS
  Grass
30 0% 0% 5%
Surfing
  Tentacool
HG SS
  Surfing
25-30 90%
  Tentacruel
HG SS
  Surfing
30 10%
Fishing
  Tentacool
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
  Tentacool
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 30%
  Shellder
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 3%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
  Chinchou
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 7%
  Tentacruel
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 7%
  Shellder
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 30%
  Chinchou
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 60%
  Lanturn
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 3%
Headbutt
  Exeggcute
HG SS
  Headbutt
28-29, 31-32 20%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
28-29, 31-32 50%
  Ledyba
HG SS
  Headbutt
31-32 30%
  Spinarak
HG SS
  Headbutt
31-32 30%
  Pineco
HG SS
  Headbutt
28-29 30%
Special Pokémon
  Linoone
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
32 20%
  Whismur
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
28 20%
  Bidoof
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
32 20%
  Buizel
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
28 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
 
Fisher Scott
タカヨシ Takayoshi
Reward:  1360
  Qwilfish Lv.30
No item
  Qwilfish Lv.30
No item
  Seaking Lv.34
No item
 
Psychic Richard
ジン Gin
Reward:  1152
  Espeon Lv.36
No item
 
Cooltrainer Joyce
レイカ Reika
Reward:  1536
  Pikachu Lv.36
No item
  Blastoise Lv.32
No item
 
Cooltrainer Gaven
シュン Shun
Reward:  1536
 
  Victreebel Lv.32
No item
  Kingler Lv.32
No item
  Flareon Lv.32
No item
 
Cooltrainer Jake
ユウキ Yuki
Reward:  1680
  Parasect Lv.33
No item
  Golduck Lv.35
No item
 
Cooltrainer Beth
ヒトミ Hitomi
Reward:  1728
 
  Rapidash Lv.36
No item
Rematch
 
Cooltrainer GavenGS
シュン Shun
Reward:  1632
After becoming Champion
 
  Victreebel Lv.34
No item
  Kingler Lv.34
No item
  Flareon Lv.34
No item
 
Cooltrainer GavenGS
シュン Shun
Reward:  1824
After returning the Machine Part
 
  Victreebel Lv.38
No item
  Kingler Lv.38
No item
  Flareon Lv.38
No item
 
Cooltrainer GavenC
シュン Shun
Reward:  1680
After becoming Champion
and defeating the previous team
 
  Victreebel Lv.35
No item
  Kingler Lv.35
No item
  Flareon Lv.35
No item
 
Cooltrainer GavenC
シュン Shun
Reward:  1872
After returning the Machine Part
and defeating the previous team
 
  Victreebel Lv.39
No item
  Kingler Lv.39
  King's Rock
  Flareon Lv.39
No item
 
Cooltrainer BethGS
ヒトミ Hitomi
Reward:  1824
After becoming Champion
 
  Rapidash Lv.38
No item
 
Cooltrainer BethGS
ヒトミ Hitomi
Reward:  2016
After returning the Machine Part
 
  Rapidash Lv.42
No item
 
Cooltrainer BethC
ヒトミ Hitomi
Reward:  1872
After becoming Champion
and defeating the previous team
 
  Rapidash Lv.39
No item
 
Cooltrainer BethC
ヒトミ Hitomi
Reward:  2064
After returning the Machine Part
and defeating the previous team
 
  Rapidash Lv.43
  Focus Band
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
 
Fisherman Scott
タカヨシ Takayoshi
Reward:  1088
  Qwilfish Lv.30
No item
  Qwilfish Lv.30
No item
  Seaking Lv.34
No item
 
Psychic Vernon
ジン Gin
Reward:  1152
  Espeon Lv.36
No item
 
Ace Trainer Joyce
レイカ Reika
Reward:  2160
  Pikachu Lv.36
No item
  Blastoise Lv.36
No item
 
Ace Trainer Gaven
シュン Shun
Reward:  1920
 
  Victreebel Lv.32
No item
  Kingler Lv.32
No item
  Flareon Lv.32
No item
 
Ace Trainer Jake
ユウキ Yuki
Reward:  1980
  Parasect Lv.33
No item
  Golduck Lv.35
No item
  Vaporeon Lv.33
No item
 
Ace Trainer Jamie
ヒトミ Hitomi
Reward:  1860
 
  Rapidash Lv.36
No item
  Flaaffy Lv.31
No item
Rematch
 
Ace Trainer Jamie
ヒトミ Hitomi
Reward:  2220/2400/3540
 
  Rapidash Lv.38/42/56
No item
  Ampharos Lv.37/40/59
No item
 
Ace Trainer Gaven
シュン Shun
Reward:  2040/2280/3000
 
  Victreebel Lv.34/38/52
No item
  Kingler Lv.34/39/49
No item
  Flareon Lv.34/38/50
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.


Differences among generations

Generation II

This route is very grassy yet with several rocky outcroppings in the east and west and tiny rocks along the road. The sea rocks follow the shape of the bridge and trees are in the south borders of the route. There is also a portion of sea at the northeastern end of the route.

Although it is located in Kanto, the route uses only Johto tile sets as opposed to Kanto's.

Generation IV

In this generation, a large amount of rocky hills are added along the road, making the route less grassy and more like a mountain. While the hills are of an altitude of one tile in the original games, they have an altitude of thirteen rocky outcroppings in the remakes: two hills are placed after the two southern ledges, one hill is added north of the rest house and four hills are placed along the road, the others are only for decoration and they are placed in the borders of the route. There is also an island in the southeast, and now the player can surf under the bridges. The trees in the west section and the sea portion in the northeast are also removed.

Unlike in Generation II, the tile sets instead use Kanto-style trees and a mix of Johto-style and Kanto-style rocks.

Other changes

After entering the Hall of Fame and boarding the S.S. Aqua, the battle music changes from the Johto style to the Kanto style. This change was not present in the original Pokémon Gold and Silver nor in Pokémon Crystal. This also occurs in the Tohjo Falls, Victory Road, Routes 27 and 28.

Unlike on Routes 27 and 28, the player is able to fly to both Kanto and Johto from this route (as well as from the Indigo Plateau). In Generation II, the player cannot fly to Johto from anywhere in Kanto, which includes Routes 26 to 28 and the Indigo Plateau.

In other games

HarmoKnight, a Game Freak title released on the Nintendo eShop for the 3DS, has a stage level inspired by this route.


Kanto and Johto
               
               
Cities and Towns
Pallet TownViridian CityPewter CityCerulean CityVermilion CityLavender Town
Celadon CitySaffron CityFuchsia CityCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
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 TowerKanto Safari Zone/Pal Park/GO Park
Seafoam IslandsPokémon MansionCinnabar LabPokémon League Reception GateVictory RoadTohjo Falls
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 TowerJohto Safari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenMt. Silver
Access to
Sevii IslandsSinjoh Ruins


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